Federal Foundation Assistance Monitor

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Nominations Sought for Influential Committee

The program provides financial assistance to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

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Seniors Solicitation on the Horizon

he Employment & Training Administration (DOL) will soon release a $430 solicitation for its Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) (CFDA Number: 17.235).

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Popular Solicitation Expected This Spring

The program is the federal government’s leading source of funding for creative placemaking projects. Creative placemaking believes excellent art is an essential part of building a strong community, as important as land-use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure and public safety. In these types of projects, artists and community development organizations work together to make places more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets.

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Counseling Solicitation Expected This Spring

School districts use these funds to establish or expand elementary and secondary school counseling programs that are designed to collect, analyze and use high-quality and timely data.

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Partnerships to Handle Domestic Violence Cases

The program supports partnerships to ensure that sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service organizations.

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Agency Seeks Guidance on Implementing New Law

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (DoEd) is soliciting advice and recommendations from stakeholders prior to publishing proposed regulations to implement Title I programs (CFDA Number: 84.010) under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (PL 114-95), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

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Agencies Set Deadline for Final ‘Promise’ Round

The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Agriculture Department (USDA) are accepting applications for the third and final round of Promise Zone designations.

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HUD Planning for Community Development Competition

The Office of Community Planning and Development (HUD) starts the process to award FY 2016 funding through its Rural Capacity Building Program for Community Development and Affordable Housing (CFDA Number: 14.265).

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Rule Finalizes Homeless Definition

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. (HUD) sets the final rule to establish the “chronically homeless” definition (http://tinyurl.com/gvekc9v) that will be used for the Continuum of Care Program (CoC) (CFDA Number: 14.267) and consolidated submissions for its community planning and development programs.

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New Jobs Initiative to Award $100M in Grants

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.

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