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‘Innovation’ Grantmaking Upcoming
While the Employment & Training Admin. (DOL) has released most of its FY 2013 funding opportunities, the solicitation for a major program -- the Workforce Innovation Fund (CFDA Number: 17.283) -- is still upcoming. ETA's Ariam Ferro tells FAM the WIF grantmaking is delayed, and will begin i...
posted 6/12/13 4:18 PM read complete story
Secretary Questioned on Health Care, Child Abuse, Head Start
At a recent House Education & the Workforce Committee hearing, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defends her actions regarding the solicitation of private funds to implement the health reform law. Under questioning from Committee Member Tom Price (D-GA), Sebelius confirms discussions with the Ro...
posted 6/7/13 09:36 AM read complete story
Financial Institutions, Retailers Fund Homeless Projects
A subscriber who runs a homeless program in New York City recently asked FAM about funding opportunities for its efforts to aid older homeless individuals, those over 40 years old. Funding is needed to hire a recreational activity employee, provide services including substance abuse and mental heal...
posted 5/27/13 12:42 PM read complete story
House Favors Focusing on Successful Existing DoEd Programs
At a recent House Education & the Workforce Committee hearing, DoEd Secretary ArneDuncan attempts to make the case for the Preschool for All initiative, a new proposed program in the president's FY 2014 budget request. The proposal would invest $75 billion over 10 years to provide high-quality ...
posted 5/22/13 08:30 AM read complete story
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
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