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Second Round of Affordable Housing Grants May Happen
A Housing Assistance Council official tells FAM discussions are underway for a second competition for its popular Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans Program. The program, funded by the Home Depot Foundation, supports rural nonprofits in meeting the affordable housing needs of veterans. Funds are...
posted 5/15/13 10:35 AM read complete story
Public-Private Partnership Assessed
(Comment Deadline: July 8) HUD wants to gauge the success of its Fellowship Placement Pilot Project (CFDA Number: 14.529), a two-year, $2.5 million effort funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The fellowship program is overseen by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, in cooperation with...
posted 5/10/13 1:12 PM read complete story
Private Funders, States, Localities Embracing Partnership Model
An innovative education partnership model backed by a leading computer company andtouted by the President Obama in his State of the Union address (http://www.cdpublications.com/fam/11130) is attracting private, state and local funding attention. In his SOTU speech and FY 2014 budget proposal, the...
posted 4/23/13 2:42 PM read complete story
Alternatives Offered for ‘Innovative’ Funding
An Education Dept. official provides FAM with details on the funding fate of the agency's Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program (CFDA Number: 84.215G). DoEd's Melvin Graham, who oversees the program, tells us the agency won't hold asolicitation this fiscal year, with the approximately $27 milli...
posted 4/17/13 11:26 AM read complete story
FY 2014 Budget Resource: Provisions Important to FAM Readers
President Obama delivers his FY 2014 budget proposal, which would be kind to several FAM-friendly programs. The budget provides funding increases for all agencies important to FAM readers, except the Agriculture Dept. receives level funding. In these partisan times, the provisions in the proposal...
posted 4/10/13 4:07 PM read complete story
FAM Offers Potential Funding Sources to Implement Best Practices
At a recent Nat'l League of Cities conference, mayors provide insights on several best practices to improve their communities. As a reader benefit, FAM highlights several of the activities and provides potential funding sources to implement them. Durham (NC) Mayor Bill Bell (D) touts his Souths...
posted 4/5/13 08:30 AM read complete story
Reader Benefit: Community College Receives Funding Assistance
Mary O'Kief, grants and planning coordinator at Oregon's Rogue Community College, recently contacted FAM about potential funding opportunities to expand some of its course offerings (health care, safety, justice and automotive) and renovate an arts venue. The first stop for colleges and universiti...
posted 3/29/13 11:59 AM read complete story
School Safety Grant Program May Be Revived
The package of gun control measures (S 54/S 146/S 374), now awaiting consideration by the full Senate next month, may revive a school safety grant program which has been dormant since FY 2011. The School Safety Enhancements Act (S 146), offered by Sen. Barbara Boxer (R-CA), would renew focus on...
posted 3/22/13 10:47 AM read complete story
Analysis: Senate Measure Includes Increases for Several FAM-Friendly Programs
As FAM forecasted (http://www.cdpublications.com/fam/11216), Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) garners bipartisan support to produce a revised version of the House's continuing resolution (HR 933) to keep the government operational through Sept. 30. The $982 billion Hous...
posted 3/13/13 07:52 AM read complete story
Sequestration: FAM Offers Funding Alternatives
While White House and congressional leaders continue trying to devise a sequestration alternative, FAM offers numerous private and foundation opportunities which can help ease the burden of potential federal budget cuts. Sequestration, which goes into effect March 1, is supposed to result in $85 bi...
posted 3/4/13 08:15 AM read complete story
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