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Employment Competitions to Start Soon

The Employment & Training Admin. (DOL) is set to release solicitations for two new funding programs.

posted 10/15/14 11:49 AM  read complete story

Proposed Rule Signals Start of Grantmaking

In a sign the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is gearing up for FY 2015 grantmaking, the agency seeks comments through Dec. 8 on a proposed rule for its Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Sec. 202) and Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Sec. 811) programs.

posted 10/10/14 08:07 AM  read complete story

Initial ‘World’ Grantees Offer Clues about Winning Efforts

The funding supports postsecondary institutions’ efforts to develop and evaluate new approaches that can expand college access and improve student learning while reducing costs.

posted 10/3/14 08:53 AM  read complete story

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

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