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New Program to Solve Local Community Problems
The Corp. for Nat’l and Community Service is gearing up for a new competition later this year, accepting informal comments on its draft plan for the foreseeable future.
posted 8/29/14 3:43 PM read complete story
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
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