Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

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Agency Moving Forward with Solicitations

The change in White House administrations and the accompanying funding uncertainty isn’t stopping the Employment and Training Administration (DOL) from preparing solicitations for a few of its programs for release as early as this month. ETA administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs and unemployment insurance benefits. These services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development systems.

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Domestic Violence Grantmaking Season Starts

Those seeking domestic violence funding have several current competitions to consider at federal agencies and private foundations, as well as many upcoming opportunities. The Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ), the leading federal funding source for domestic violence programs, for instance, is accepting applications for many of its funding programs.

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Final Rule Makes Changes to Popular Programs

The Administration for Children and Families (HHS) offers the final revised rule that guides its runaway and homeless youth grant funding, including the popular Basic Center (CFDA Number: 93.623), Transitional Living and Maternal Group Homes (CFDA Number: 93.550) and Street Outreach (CFDA Number: 93.557) programs. These programs are overseen by ACF’s Family and Youth Services Bureau

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Government Operational Through April 28

A continuing resolution (PL 114-254) to keep the government operational through April 28 is signed into law by the president on Dec. 10. The measure will maintain funding for federal programs at FY 2016 until a final omnibus appropriations measure can be finalized to fund the remainder of the current fiscal year.

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Domestic Violence Competitions Begin

The Office on Violence Against Women (OV) starts its FY 2017 grantmaking, with the release of the solicitation for its Justice for Families Program (CFDA Number: 16.021) (Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2016-9003). OVW tends to release the bulk of its solicitations at the same time frame each fiscal year, meaning competitions should get underway for its popular programs over the next few months.

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HUD Readies FY 2017 Competitions

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. starts preparing for its FY 2017 funding solicitations, with initial plans to start competitions as early as January. HUD officially started its FY 2107 grantmaking last July with the release of its General Section, which provides the basic application information for all agency solicitations and lays out the overall strategic plan.

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Agency Continues ‘Upward’ Grantmaking

The Education Dept.’s Office of Postsecondary Education is preparing the FY 2107 solicitation for its Upward Bound Math and Science Program (CFDA Number: 84.047M), with the goal to start the competition by the end of the December.

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Agency Prepping for FY 2017 Funding Competitions

The Employment and Training Administration (DOL) provides initial details on its upcoming FY 2017 grantmaking, estimating that competitions will start in January for the Youth Build Program (CFDA Number: 17.274) and Workforce Data Quality Initiative Grants (CFDA Number: 17.261).

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Tribal Competitions to Start Earlier

he Administration for Children & Families’ Administration for Native Americans (HHS) expects an earlier start than originally anticipated for two of its FY 2017 funding competitions.

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New Law Requires Funding Program Changes

Through an Oct. 24 Federal Register notice, the Housing and Urban Development Dept. offers the initial implementation guidance for program changes required under the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (PL 114-201).

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