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Job Creation, Anti-Poverty Major Focuses of FY 2015 Proposal
President Obama sends his FY 2015 budget blueprint to Congress on March 4, including a proposal for a $60 billion extension of the Earned Income Tax Credit, a popular anti-poverty and job creation program.
posted 3/5/14 4:30 PM read complete story
New $150M ‘Ready’ Program on the Way
This new program will use approximately $150 million in revenues from the H-1B visa program to support partnerships helping long-term unemployed individuals with a range of services and training to fill middle and high-skill jobs.
posted 2/19/14 4:14 PM read complete story
Employment Assistance Program May See Funding Increase
Grantees use CED funds to provide technical and financial assistance to create sustainable new employment and business opportunities for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients and other low-income individuals whose income level does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty level.
posted 2/14/14 1:52 PM read complete story
Foster Care Solicitation Sees Delay
These one-time grants go to tribes seeking to develop, and within 24 months of grant receipt, submit to the HHS a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance and, at tribal option, guardianship assistance program.
posted 2/5/14 10:32 AM read complete story
Farm Bill Heads Towards Passage
The Farm Bill is the primary federal law guiding agricultural and food policy, which must be reauthorized every five years. Congress wasn’t able to meet the most recent 2012 deadline and thus has been extending the current law while working out its differences.
posted 1/29/14 4:06 PM read complete story
Child Care Grantmaking to Begin in March
The program supports dissertation research on child care policy issues. Researchers, legislators and child-care providers partner to produce top-notch data that can lead to policy and program improvement.
posted 1/23/14 4:34 PM read complete story
Eligibility Process Begins for ‘Strengthening’ Funds
The program helps colleges and universities become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students. This occurs through improving and strengthening the academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability of eligible institutions.
posted 1/15/14 3:53 PM read complete story
City, County Higher Education Programs Garner National Praise
The program funds education and training programs for workers impacted by free trade agreements.
posted 1/8/14 08:09 AM read complete story
Higher Education ‘Honor Roll’ Applications Due April 3
The program annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions achieving meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.
posted 1/3/14 1:32 PM read complete story
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