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Solicitation Expected This Month

Schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers and governments will vie for $12.5 million in awards, which is $4 million more than the FY 2016 competition. HRSA anticipates making 25 awards.

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Agency Starts ‘Dialogue’ Competition

The National Endowment for the Humanities releases the grant guidance for its Dialogues on the Experience of War program (CFDA Number: 45.163) (Funding Opportunity Number: 20161102-AV). State, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities and nonprofits can apply for awards up to $100,000 each.

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Agency Preps for ‘Heritage’ Competition

The National Endowment for the Humanities sets the FY 2017 deadline for its Common Heritage program (CFDA Number: 45.149). The agency will make multiple awards up to $12,000 each to state, tribal and local governments and nonprofits.

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Microenterprise Competition Upcoming

These funds, overseen by ACF’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, go to provide microenterprise services to refugee populations. The program assists refugees in becoming economically self-sufficient through helping them develop capital resources and credit history and repair their credit score to start microenterprise businesses.

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Pre-School Grantees to Conduct ‘Success’ Studies

(Deadline: Oct. 6, with letters of intent due Sept. 12) The Education Dept. seeks applications from state, tribal and local governments for its $2.8 million Preschool Pay for Success Feasibility Pilot program (CFDA Number: 84.419C) to conduct studies on expanding and improving early learning offerings. The pilot program is funded through appropriations from the FY 16 Preschool Development Grant Program, which is jointly administered DoEd and the Health and Human Services Dept. The competition will award 7 to 14 grants, ranging from $200,000 to $400,000 each.

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Colleges, Universities Can Join Experiment

The Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) seeks applications from public and private colleges and universities to participate in a new Experimental Sites Initiative. Colleges and universities must take part in the federal student loan programs to apply for the experiment.

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Letter Outlines Behavioral Resources

Through a “Dear Colleague” letter, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (DoEd) issues guidance on the requirement that schools provide positive behavioral supports for unruly students with disabilities. OSERS offers various funding programs to improve education results and outcomes for people with disabilities.

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Agencies Extend Deadline

The National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities extend the deadline for Documenting Endangered Languages (CFDA Numbers: 47.050, 47.070 and 47.075) applications. The program awards about $4 million each year to public and private colleges and universities and nonprofits.

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Proposed Regulations Target Distance Learning

Through a Federal Register notice, The Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) proposes amending regulations for its student aid programs, including a new section on required institutional disclosures for distance education and correspondence courses. The student aid programs are authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act (PL 110-315).

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Agency Contemplates Changing Performance Measures

Through a Federal Register notice, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS) seeks comments on the proposed performance measures for its Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program (CFDA Number: 93.912). The proposed measures may be incorporated into upcoming grant solicitations.

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