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HUD extends the deadline for insights on its proposed application package for the Pay for Success Demonstration to improve the energy efficiency of government-supported multifamily properties.
The Housing & Urban Development Dept. officially starts FY 2016 grantmaking with the release of its General Section, which provides the basic application information for all agency solicitations and lays out the overall strategic plan (http://tinyurl.com/ncf65jp).
The Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) offers additional details about its new Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) that will allow public and private colleges and universities to provide Pell Grants to students incarcerated in federal or state penal institutions. A Pell Grant is money the federal government provides for low-income students that doesn’t need to be repaid.
The Employment and Training Administration (DOL) proposes maintaining current practices to assess the success of Job Corps (CFDA Number: 17.259) graduates who have been placed in employment positions. The processes, which expire on Dec. 31, help ETA make the case to Congress to maintain funding for the controversial program.
The Housing and Urban Development Department wants to evaluate its Strong Cities Strong Communities National Resource Network (CFDA Number: 14.534).
The Employment and Training Administration (DOL) is preparing a $100 million solicitation for a new TechHire Initiative, which will train and connect more workers to employment in technology and other in-demand fields. ETA estimates the solicitation will be released during the winter, with a deadline sometime in late winter or early spring.
The reauthorization of the Brownfields program (CFDA Number: 66.818) at the Environmental Protection Agency may occur during the 114th Congress thanks to consistent bipartisan support in the Senate and growing momentum in the House.
Congressional appropriations bills (Senate bill not yet number/HR 2577) to fund the Housing and Urban Development Dept. in FY 2016 would be kind to the Office of Public and Indian Housing. OPIH ensures safe, decent and affordable public housing for low-income families and individuals and creates opportunities for residents’ self-sufficiency and economic independence.
The Senate and House appropriations measures (S 1800; HR 3049) to fund the Agriculture Dept. that await consideration by their respective chamber won’t be approved in their current forms, but provide a sense of funding intentions for the Republican-led Congress, including areas of alignment with the White House. The measures funs an array of USDA issues from nutrition programs for the poor to rural development and housing.
Through a Federal Register notice, the Housing and Urban Development and Agriculture Depts. seek comments on the proposed process for the third and final round of Promise Zone designations.
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