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Trafficking Grantmaking Still on Track
These funds improve the identification and protection of human trafficking victims in the United States and increase public awareness about human trafficking.
posted 12/4/13 08:47 AM read complete story
Official Confirms Return of Popular Funding Programs
A DoEd official tells FAM to expect solicitations for two popular funding programs in FY 2014, after applications for new awards weren’t accepted last fiscal year. The two programs in question are the High School Equivalency Program (CFDA Number: 84.141A) and the College Assistance ...
posted 11/22/13 10:53 AM read complete story
Financial Literacy Solicitation Not Delayed by Government Shutdown
Grantees provide financial education training on money management issues and special matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts.
posted 11/13/13 10:19 AM read complete story
Homeless Veteran Solicitation Due in Spring 2014
Grantees use these funds for programs addressing the multitude of challenges associated with homeless veterans, especially their employment and supportive service needs.
posted 11/7/13 4:12 PM read complete story
Experts Offer Student Loan Fixes
Higher education costs keep skyrocketing, despite the lackluster outcomes, the panelists agree. Programs like Pell Grants are under scrutiny for exacerbating the problem, but panelists say these programs are getting a raw deal.
posted 10/31/13 07:33 AM read complete story
Case Outcome Could Result in Increased Prevention Funding
A case before the Supreme Court, Navarette v. California, could impact the way states and localities handle drunk driving funds by calling for an increased focus on prevention programs.
posted 10/22/13 09:33 AM read complete story
Controversial Education Program Touted as Best Practice
As Congress continues to work on an Elementary & Secondary Education Act rewrite, contentious areas are abundant. An area of agreement, however, is the benefit of charter schools and voucher programs -- albeit the waters, even in this area, are muddied by Republicans touting a controversial state voucher program as a best practice.
posted 10/16/13 09:43 AM read complete story
Duncan Pushes for Dual Focus in Poverty Funding Overhaul
At his annual “state of education” event, DoEd Secy. Arne Duncan voices his displeasure with House Republican efforts to overhaul the nation’s welfare reform system. He says the GOP is using “the brutal reality of poverty as a catch-all excuse to avoid responsibility for edu...
posted 10/10/13 1:40 PM read complete story
Minority Financial Literacy Grantees Make Great Partners
The new program, a joint DoEd and Social Security Admin. collaboration, funds minority-serving colleges and universities in conducting research in the areas of retirement security, financial literacy and financial decision-making within minority and low-income communities.
posted 10/2/13 1:37 PM read complete story
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