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Walmart, Mayors Prepping ‘Innovation’ Solicitation
   The Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, created by the corporation and its foundation, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, makes its first awards and plans for a second round of funding to get underway early next year.
posted 8/21/14 3:45 PM  read complete story

Arts-Based Grantmaking Season Imminent
   The “creative placemaking” concept focuses on forming partnerships among public, private, nonprofit and community sectors to strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city or region around arts and cultural activities.
posted 8/15/14 11:58 AM  read complete story

Ryan’s Draft Sparks Safety Net Discussions
   A House Republican anti-poverty draft proposal, Expanding Opportunity in America, controversially calls for the merging of 11 entitlement programs into a block grant called the Opportunity Grant Program.
posted 8/8/14 09:15 AM  read complete story

Colleges, Universities Can Apply for Experiments
   DoEd seeks applications from colleges and universities to become “experimental sites”  or ex-sites to test certain innovative practices aimed at providing better, faster and more flexible paths to academic and career success. Colleges and universities disbursing federal studen...
posted 8/1/14 11:52 AM  read complete story

Funding Commitments Continue to Increase for Popular Movement
   The White House continues to attract private funders and find new pots of federal funding for its My Brother’s Keeper initiatives with more than $100 million in new commitments recently announced.
posted 7/25/14 12:10 PM  read complete story

New Apprenticeship Funding Coming This Fall
   The Employment & Training Admin. (DOL) is preparing a solicitation that will offer $100 million in existing H-1B funds for a new funding program -- the American Apprenticeship Grants. The new program will reward partnerships to help more workers participate in apprenticeships.
posted 7/18/14 10:05 AM  read complete story

Debate Doesn’t Halt ‘Gainful’ Advancement
   As Republicans continue to battle the Education Department’s ‘gainful employment’ rulemaking, the agency continues to crackdown on for-profit higher education institutions with inferior track records in helping their graduates secure quality jobs, a cornerstone of the proposed regulations.
posted 7/10/14 09:06 AM  read complete story

Letter Continues to Push Female Involvement in Initiative
   President Obama receives an open letter signed by 1,000 women and girls of color calling for inclusion of girls and young women in the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
posted 7/2/14 11:03 AM  read complete story

Cities Receive Accolades for Comprehensive Obesity Programs
   The Nat’l Civic League recognizes 10 communities for their efforts to successfully address obesity, chronic illness and physical inactivity and create safe routes to school and walkable communities.
posted 6/26/14 3:52 PM  read complete story

Agency Wants to Reinvigorate Justice System
   The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DOJ) offers more details about its Smart on Juvenile Justice Strategy, a public-private partnership to improve the nation’s response to juvenile offenders.
posted 6/20/14 3:06 PM  read complete story

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