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Agencies, Foundations Step Up Domestic Violence Giving

Grant seekers looking for domestic violence funding have several current competitions to consider at federal agencies and private foundations. The Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ), the leading federal source of funding for domestic violence programs, for instance is accepting applications for many of its funding programs.

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New Employment Funding Effort Gets Underway

The program is a partnership among JP Morgan Chase, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. It seeks to boost the number of students completing career pathways that lead to postsecondary degrees or credentials aligned with high-demand, high-wage jobs.

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Biden Leading ‘Moonshot’ Activities

Vice President Joe Biden launches the “moonshot” initiative at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia to accelerate a cure for cancer. The initiative focuses on breaking down barriers in the medical world that are preventing cancer breakthroughs and rewarding promising collaborative practices and research. Biden chooses the center to unveil the new initiative because of its pioneering efforts on immunotherapy where a patient’s immune system is deployed against cancer cells.

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New Funding Effort to Develop Assistive Technologies

The Veterans Affairs Dept. (VA) offers the solicitation for its new Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program (CFDA Number: 64.106) (Funding Opportunity Number: VA-SAHAT-16-01).

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Agency Gears Up for Nontraditional Funding Experiment

The Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) seeks comments on a series of questions that applicants for its Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) project. EQUIP, an OPE Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI), will accelerate and evaluate innovation through partnerships between colleges and universities and non-traditional providers of education in order to equip more Americans with the skills, knowledge, and training they need to succeed in today’s workforce.

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New Funding Law Keeps Government Operational through Sept. 30

President Obama on Friday (Dec. 18) signed into law the $1.149 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (HR 2029; public law number pending), which combines all 12 annual appropriations measures and keeps federal agencies operational through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

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Bipartisan Legislation Officially Replaces No Child Left Behind

President Barack Obama signs the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (PL 114-95), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

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Committee Delves into Mental Health Funding

At a recent Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, officials from three Health and Human Services Dept. offer insights on funding activities that address mental health.

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Movement Made on Education Reauthorization

Congress is moving closer to replacing No Child Left Behind, the controversial most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that governs the federal role in K-12 education.

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Justice Reform Legislation May Boost Funding

The bipartisan justice reform bills (S 2123; HR 3713) working their way through Congress could provide additional funding for Labor and Justice Dept. programs to reduce recidivism.

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