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The Employment and Training Administration (DOL) releases a $100 million solicitation for a new H-1B TechHire Partnership Grants program (CFDA: 17.268) (Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-16-01). The initiative will equip individuals with the skills and training to obtain quality employment in H-1B industries, such as information technology, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, financial services, and broadband.
The earnings survey will support gainful employment (GE) program evaluations. The gainful employment regulations are the White House’s preferred method to curtail burdensome student loan debt, targeting institutions offering curriculums not leading to gainful employment, mainly at for-profit institutions.
In preparation for the FY 2016 Fair Housing Initiative (FHI) competition, the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) seeks comments on its handling of last fiscal year’s solicitation process for the program.
SHOP provides funds for eligible national and regional nonprofits to purchase home sites and develop or improve infrastructure needed to set the stage for sweat equity and volunteer-based home ownership programs for low-income persons and families.
The program, which was offered for the first time last year, tests innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements in educational, employment and other key outcomes for disconnected youth. The grantees will have new flexibility to blend existing federal funds and to seek waivers of associated program requirements.
The program supports communities in preventing and ending homelessness and reducing avoidable incarceration by increasing permanent supportive housing (PSH), a proven evidenced-based practice.
The Administration for Children and Families (HHS) is preparing to offer an additional grant deadline for its popular Assets for Independence Demonstration Program (CFDA Number: 93.602) in FY 2016.
In honor of September being Hispanic Heritage month, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics announces a series of federal agency funding commitments and releases a new report (Federal Agencies Investing in Hispanic Education Report) outlining the Obama administration's work to improve the lives of the Hispanics.
Congress finalizes a short-term continuing resolution (HR 719) that will keep the government operational until Dec. 11. The FY 2016 CR will maintain funding at federal at FY 2015 levels until the House and Senate come to terms on year-long funding legislation.
The Veterans Affairs Dept. adopts the final regulations for a new program, the Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program (CFDA Number: 64.106). The final regulations are the same as the proposed version that was released in September 2014.
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