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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.

posted 3/26/15 2:01 PM  read complete story

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.

posted 3/19/15 10:55 AM  read complete story

Task Force Busy Preparing Policing Recommendations

The White House’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing is currently holding listening sessions to draft recommendations to strengthen the relationships between local police and the communities they serve and protect.

posted 3/11/15 4:17 PM  read complete story

Administration Embraces ‘Gainful’ Requirements

The Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) wants to continue its “gainful employment” reporting requirements for the nation’s colleges and universities. Under federal law, institutions of higher education must report certain information to participate in federal financial aid programs.

posted 3/5/15 4:02 PM  read complete story

Agency Moves Closer to ‘First’ Grantmaking

The program provides incentives and rewards for innovation and building evidence of what works to reduce costs and improve outcomes in postsecondary education. This program is part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to significantly improve the nation’s higher education graduation rate by 2020.

posted 2/26/15 3:26 PM  read complete story

Task Force’s Recommendations to Guide HEA Reauthorization

A bipartisan group of senators, who are members of the Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, tout a new report detailing ways Congress and the Education Dept. can streamline and reduce federal regulations for America’s 6,000 colleges and universities, while protecting students and taxpayers.

posted 2/19/15 3:34 PM  read complete story

FY 2015 Grantmaking in Full Swing

The FY 2015 grantmaking season is in full swing and various types of funding programs focusing on a multitude of FAM-friendly issues currently have active solicitations

posted 2/13/15 3:25 PM  read complete story

Communitywide, Technical Training Proposals May Succeed

Signaling the beginning of the annual federal budget appropriations process, President Obama releases a $4 trillion, FY 2016 budget proposal on Feb. 2, with most of its provisions unlikely to see the light of day in the Republican-controlled Congress. Communitywide partnering programs and a new technical training program, however, may eventually be adopted during the budget process.

posted 2/6/15 1:17 PM  read complete story

Controversial Community College Plan in the Works

During his State of Union Address on Jan. 20, President Obama continued to make the pitch for his America’s College Promise proposal to make two years of community college, which could let students earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost.

posted 1/30/15 2:47 PM  read complete story

Forums to Help End Veteran Homelessness

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. and Nat’l League of Cities are working together to hold regional forums in support of the agency’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.

posted 1/20/15 09:50 AM  read complete story

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