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Congress is moving closer to replacing No Child Left Behind, the controversial most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that governs the federal role in K-12 education.
The bipartisan justice reform bills (S 2123; HR 3713) working their way through Congress could provide additional funding for Labor and Justice Dept. programs to reduce recidivism.
The Employment and Training Administration (DOL) continues to increase funding and resources to encourage registered apprenticeship programs, including a new toolkit and an upcoming new funding opportunity.
The Education Department (DoEd) is planning to offer FY 2016 solicitations for signature White House programs in the spring, including new awards under the Promise Neighborhoods (PN) (CFDA Numbers: 84.215P, planning and 84.215N, implementation) and Investing in Innovation (i3) (CFDA Numbers: 84.411A, scale-up; 84.411B, validation; and 84.411C, development) programs.
Federal agencies are releasing grant solicitations for a variety of FY 2016 funding programs, despite the government currently operating under a continuing resolution (PL 114-53) until Dec. 11. The solicitations even include a competition for a new program.
The Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) seeks applications for an Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) to accelerate and evaluate innovation through partnerships between colleges and universities and non-traditional providers of education in order to equip more Americans with the skills, knowledge, and training they need to succeed in today’s workforce.
While the House resolves its issues, the Senate is wasting no time in moving year-long omnibus measures to fund the federal government through Sept. 30. A continuing resolution (PL 114-53) is keeping the government open through Dec. 11 to allow Congress time to finalize FY 2016 appropriations and send them to the president for his signature.
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.
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