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Federal Foundation Assistance Monitor

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Subscribers Can Get Involved in ‘Board’ Development

Mayors and county board officials are now in the process of forming new local workforce boards to comply with the recently passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA; PL 113-128). These influential boards will direct federal funding decisions at the local level and will include an array of member organizations.

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Agencies Join Forces on New Economic Development Programs

The Economic Development Admin. (Commerce Dept.), Employment and Training Admin. (DOL), Small Business Admin., and Appalachian Regional Commission release a solicitation to award $35.5 million through the new Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative. The new interagency effort assists communities and workers negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector.

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Agencies Moving Forward on Law Implementation

Comments on the proposed regulations for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-128) aren’t due until June 15, but the Employment and Training Admin. (DOL) and Education Dept. aren’t waiting around to implements its provisions. WIOA is the reauthorized Workforce Investment Act, which was signed into law by President Obama last summer.

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Potential Applicants to Complete Registration by May 18

The program has been around since 1992, but three previous evaluations haven't produced quality results on the program's success. MDRC conducted the evaluations.

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Agencies Working Together on WIOA Implementation

The Labor and Education Depts. release proposed regulations to guide funding federal programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-128).

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FAM Intel Offers Months of Lead-Time

As FAM has been predicting since last year (http://tinyurl.com/m5qf8fj), the Employment and Training Admin. (DOL) sets a summer deadline for its Disability Employment Initiative (DEI): Round VI (CFDA Number: 17.283) (Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-15-08).

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Demonstration to “Connect” Public Housing

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. seeks comments on its proposed process to select communities to participate in its new demonstration program. The purpose of the demonstration is to provide students -- and their families -- the ability to benefit from current and future technology advances.

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HUD Closer to Releasing ‘Innovation’ Solicitation

As FAM previously predicted, HUD is moving closer to offering a second round of funding for its Energy Innovation Fund: Multifamily Pilot Program (CFDA Number: 14.319).

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Movement to Improve Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Through the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative, federal agencies are revising regulations and funding new endeavors to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence for individuals with disabilities.

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Task Force Finds Progress with Three Goals

The White House releases a progress report on the initial year of its My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which focuses on providing the resources for at-risk African American male youth and men to succeed.

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