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HUD Readying ‘Success’ Solicitation

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. is preparing to release the solicitation for its new Multifamily Energy and Water Conservation Pay for Success Pilot (CFDA Number: 14.157) (Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6000-N-36). The agency hopes to start the competition in mid-September, with a Nov. 14 deadline for applications.

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Competition Sets September Deadline

Through a Federal Register notice, the Office of Innovation and Improvement (DoEd) seeks applications for its popular Promise Neighborhoods Program—Implementation Grant Competition (CFDA Number: 84.215N). The agency plans to make three to five awards totaling nearly $30 million.

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Final Regulations Implement Employment Law

The Education and Labor Depts. offer the final rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-218), a comprehensive law that streamlines funding for federally-funded workforce programs and provides states with a greater role over federal funding. The final regulations are the result of a comment period that generated more than 2,800 public comments.

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Agency Offers Update on Reauthorization Implementation

At a recent Senate hearing, a Health and Human Services Dept. official provided details on the agency’s implementation of the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (PL 113-186). CCDF helps low-income families, families receiving public assistance and those families transitioning from public assistance in obtaining child care.

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Literacy Competition to Start in September

Through a Federal Register notice, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (DoEd) seeks insights on the proposed priorities, requirements, definitions and selection criteria for its upcoming Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy competition.

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Federal Agencies, Congress Focusing on Diversity

The Education, Housing and Urban Development and Transportation Depts. join forces to help state and local leaders increase diversity in their schools and communities and narrow opportunity gaps.

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Funding Activities Attract Congressional Scrutiny

Recent findings by the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Office of Inspector General result in a House Education and the Workforce subcommittee hearing where the chairman calls for the defunding of one of the agency’s grantees and greater program oversight.

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Agency Offers $50M Solicitation

(Deadline: July 15) The Office of Innovation and Improvement (DoEd) releases a $50 million solicitation for its Teacher Incentive Fund (CFDA Number: 84.374A) (Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-053116-002) to support performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools. The program hasn’t held a competition for new awards since FY 2012.

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Creative Placemaking Grantmaking Underway

The National Endowment for the Arts is seeking applications for its FY 2017 Our Town (CFDA Number: 45.024) competition. The popular program is part of the creative placemaking movement, which believes excellent art is an essential part of building a strong community, as important as land-use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure and public safety.

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Agency Starts Competitions for Popular Programs

The Administration for Children and Families (HHS) starts competitions for two popular programs – Basic Center (CFDA Number: 93.623) and Street Outreach (CFDA Number: 93.557) – to address issues with the nation’s runaway and homeless youth populations.

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