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Second ‘Promise’ Competition Begins
Through the initiative, the federal government partners with high-poverty communities across the country to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety.
posted 9/26/14 3:21 PM read complete story
Agency Foresees Teen Pregnancy Funding Boost
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (HHS) is planning major changes for a previously announced upcoming solicitation to uncover innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy.
posted 9/15/14 11:52 AM read complete story
Continuing Resolution to be Finalized Soon
The House and Senate expected to come to terms on a “clean” continuing resolution by Sept. 23 to keep the government running past the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year.
posted 9/11/14 3:27 PM read complete story
FY 2015 Grantmaking Underway, But Exploring Private Opportunities Helpful
Although the FY 2015 budget totals likely won’t be finalized by the beginning of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, FAM subscribers shouldn’t be too worried, because a continuing resolution will keep federal funding flowing until differences are resolved. Additionally, in the meantime, private funding opportunities can be explored.
posted 9/4/14 11:23 AM read complete story
New Program to Solve Local Community Problems
The Corp. for Nat’l and Community Service is gearing up for a new competition later this year, accepting informal comments on its draft plan for the foreseeable future.
posted 8/29/14 3:43 PM read complete story
Walmart, Mayors Prepping ‘Innovation’ Solicitation
The Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, created by the corporation and its foundation, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, makes its first awards and plans for a second round of funding to get underway early next year.
posted 8/21/14 3:45 PM read complete story
Arts-Based Grantmaking Season Imminent
The “creative placemaking” concept focuses on forming partnerships among public, private, nonprofit and community sectors to strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city or region around arts and cultural activities.
posted 8/15/14 11:58 AM read complete story
Ryan’s Draft Sparks Safety Net Discussions
A House Republican anti-poverty draft proposal, Expanding Opportunity in America, controversially calls for the merging of 11 entitlement programs into a block grant called the Opportunity Grant Program.
posted 8/8/14 09:15 AM read complete story
Colleges, Universities Can Apply for Experiments
DoEd seeks applications from colleges and universities to become “experimental sites” or ex-sites to test certain innovative practices aimed at providing better, faster and more flexible paths to academic and career success. Colleges and universities disbursing federal studen...
posted 8/1/14 11:52 AM read complete story
Funding Commitments Continue to Increase for Popular Movement
The White House continues to attract private funders and find new pots of federal funding for its My Brother’s Keeper initiatives with more than $100 million in new commitments recently announced.
posted 7/25/14 12:10 PM read complete story
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