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Federal Foundation Assistance Monitor

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Administration Embraces ‘Gainful’ Requirements

The Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) wants to continue its “gainful employment” reporting requirements for the nation’s colleges and universities. Under federal law, institutions of higher education must report certain information to participate in federal financial aid programs.

posted 3/5/15 4:02 PM  read complete story

Agency Moves Closer to ‘First’ Grantmaking

The program provides incentives and rewards for innovation and building evidence of what works to reduce costs and improve outcomes in postsecondary education. This program is part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to significantly improve the nation’s higher education graduation rate by 2020.

posted 2/26/15 3:26 PM  read complete story

Task Force’s Recommendations to Guide HEA Reauthorization

A bipartisan group of senators, who are members of the Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, tout a new report detailing ways Congress and the Education Dept. can streamline and reduce federal regulations for America’s 6,000 colleges and universities, while protecting students and taxpayers.

posted 2/19/15 3:34 PM  read complete story

FY 2015 Grantmaking in Full Swing

The FY 2015 grantmaking season is in full swing and various types of funding programs focusing on a multitude of FAM-friendly issues currently have active solicitations

posted 2/13/15 3:25 PM  read complete story

Communitywide, Technical Training Proposals May Succeed

Signaling the beginning of the annual federal budget appropriations process, President Obama releases a $4 trillion, FY 2016 budget proposal on Feb. 2, with most of its provisions unlikely to see the light of day in the Republican-controlled Congress. Communitywide partnering programs and a new technical training program, however, may eventually be adopted during the budget process.

posted 2/6/15 1:17 PM  read complete story

Controversial Community College Plan in the Works

During his State of Union Address on Jan. 20, President Obama continued to make the pitch for his America’s College Promise proposal to make two years of community college, which could let students earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost.

posted 1/30/15 2:47 PM  read complete story

Forums to Help End Veteran Homelessness

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. and Nat’l League of Cities are working together to hold regional forums in support of the agency’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.

posted 1/20/15 09:50 AM  read complete story

Congress Continues to Scrutinize Job Corps

The fixes that the Employment and Training Admin. (DOL) and Congress implemented after funding shortfalls occurred with the Job Corps program (CFDA Number: 17.259) in 2013 are starting to work. Legislators, however, are still scrutinizing the program and requiring more reporting through the omnibus measure (PL 113-235) that is funding the government through Sept. 30.

posted 1/15/15 1:49 PM  read complete story

Solicitation to Expand Veteran Higher Education Centers

The FY 2105 omnibus (PL 113-235), which funds the government through Sept. 30, includes $5 million to establish new Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success or CEVSS (CFDA Number: 84.116G) at colleges and universities.

posted 1/8/15 3:11 PM  read complete story

Education Dept. Proposes College Ratings System

The Education Dept. offers the draft of a new college ratings system that would expand college opportunity by recognizing institutions that are meeting three goals: (1) excelling at enrolling students from all backgrounds; (2) focusing on maintaining affordability; and (3) succeeding at helping all students graduate.

posted 1/2/15 08:07 AM  read complete story

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