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Federal Foundation Assistance Monitor

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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

Congress Continues to Scrutinize Job Corps

The fixes that the Employment and Training Admin. (DOL) and Congress implemented after funding shortfalls occurred with the Job Corps program (CFDA Number: 17.259) in 2013 are starting to work. Legislators, however, are still scrutinizing the program and requiring more reporting through the omnibus measure (PL 113-235) that is funding the government through Sept. 30.

posted 1/15/15 1:49 PM  read complete story

Solicitation to Expand Veteran Higher Education Centers

The FY 2105 omnibus (PL 113-235), which funds the government through Sept. 30, includes $5 million to establish new Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success or CEVSS (CFDA Number: 84.116G) at colleges and universities.

posted 1/8/15 3:11 PM  read complete story

Education Dept. Proposes College Ratings System

The Education Dept. offers the draft of a new college ratings system that would expand college opportunity by recognizing institutions that are meeting three goals: (1) excelling at enrolling students from all backgrounds; (2) focusing on maintaining affordability; and (3) succeeding at helping all students graduate.

posted 1/2/15 08:07 AM  read complete story

Agency Prepares for Grantmaking after Omnibus Passage

The FY 2013 omnibus measure (HR 83; public law number pending) sets the funding totals for popular funding programs at the Employment and Training Admin. (DOL), including those for youth employment and ex-offender reintegration.

posted 12/19/14 12:59 PM  read complete story

Omnibus to Fund Government through Sept. 30

Congressional appropriators come to terms on a FY 2015 omnibus funding measure (HR 83) that will keep the government operational through Sept. 30.

posted 12/12/14 09:31 AM  read complete story

Agency Starts Process to Rework Teacher Prep Regulations

The Education Dept. proposes regulations to ensure teacher training programs are preparing educators to succeed in the classroom by building on the reforms and innovations already happening at the state, program and advocacy levels across the country.

posted 12/5/14 2:21 PM  read complete story

Development of New ‘Keeper’ Program Heating Up

The White House releases a report that will be the basis for a female version of its popular My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a public-private partnership to improve outcomes for African American young men of color.

posted 11/21/14 07:53 AM  read complete story

Official Touts Upcoming Funding Competitions

An Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) official encourages public and private colleges and universities to participate in upcoming funding competitions totaling $400 million, and highlights the stellar work of two current grantees of the funding programs.

posted 11/14/14 12:23 PM  read complete story

Final ‘Gainful Regulations’ to Continue Controversy

In a move certain to create additional controversy, the Education Dept. released its ‘gainful employment’ final regulations that establish measures for determining whether certain for-profit colleges and universities prepare students for well-paying jobs in recognized occupations. Additionally, the regulations set the conditions under which the for-profit educational programs remain eligible to participate in federal student aid programs.

posted 11/6/14 12:02 PM  read complete story

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