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Agency to Boost Non-Traditional Education

The Education Dept. chooses eight partnerships between public and private colleges and universities and non-traditional providers to participate in its EQUIP (Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships) experiment.

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Appropriators Agree on Many Funding Totals

The House and Senate appropriations measures (HR 5393 and S 2956, respectively) to fund the Justice and Commerce Depts. and the National Science Foundation in FY 2017 contain similar provisions to increase funding for such FAM issues as domestic violence, economic development and scientific research.

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New Law Enhances Rental Assistance Programs

President Obama signs into law the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (PL 114-201) to comprehensively update the nation’s low-income housing programs through improving federal rental assistance programs at the Housing and Urban Development and Agriculture Depts.

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Implementation of WIOA Final Regulations Underway

With federal agencies now implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-218) final rules, Labor Secretary Tom Perez encourages advocates to join the conversation around the new law to make sure it works for all job-seekers, workers and employers.

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Popular Programs, Agencies May See Funding Increases

The Senate and House Appropriations Committees are close to passing their appropriations (S 3040 and HR 5926, respectively) measures to fund the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Depts. in FY 2017.

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HUD Readying ‘Success’ Solicitation

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. is preparing to release the solicitation for its new Multifamily Energy and Water Conservation Pay for Success Pilot (CFDA Number: 14.157) (Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6000-N-36). The agency hopes to start the competition in mid-September, with a Nov. 14 deadline for applications.

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Competition Sets September Deadline

Through a Federal Register notice, the Office of Innovation and Improvement (DoEd) seeks applications for its popular Promise Neighborhoods Program—Implementation Grant Competition (CFDA Number: 84.215N). The agency plans to make three to five awards totaling nearly $30 million.

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Final Regulations Implement Employment Law

The Education and Labor Depts. offer the final rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-218), a comprehensive law that streamlines funding for federally-funded workforce programs and provides states with a greater role over federal funding. The final regulations are the result of a comment period that generated more than 2,800 public comments.

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Agency Offers Update on Reauthorization Implementation

At a recent Senate hearing, a Health and Human Services Dept. official provided details on the agency’s implementation of the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (PL 113-186). CCDF helps low-income families, families receiving public assistance and those families transitioning from public assistance in obtaining child care.

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Literacy Competition to Start in September

Through a Federal Register notice, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (DoEd) seeks insights on the proposed priorities, requirements, definitions and selection criteria for its upcoming Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy competition.

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