Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

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$50.5M Goes for Apprenticeship Expansion

States will use these funds to develop and implement comprehensive strategies to: (1) support apprenticeship expansion; (2) engage industry and workforce intermediaries, employers and other partners to expand and market apprenticeship to new sectors and underserved populations; (3) enhance state capacity to conduct outreach and work with employers to start new programs; and (4) expand and diversify participation in apprenticeship through state innovations, incentives and system reforms.

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Communities Continue to Join ‘Keeper’ Movement

The White House and Education Dept. announce that 20 new communities have joined the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Success Mentors Initiative, for a total of 30 communities participating in the effort to reduce chronic absenteeism.

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Partnerships to Offer In-Demand Training, Jobs

The program strengthens the pipeline of skilled workers to expand an economic region’s middle- to high-skilled workforce within one or more prioritized industry sectors. These sectors include information technology, cyber security, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and financial services.

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Agency Anticipates Making $27M in Awards

The Administration for Children and Families and Office of Refugee Resettlement at HHS offer a $27 million solicitation for the Home Study and Post Release Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children program (CFDA Number: 93.676) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-ORR-ZU-1139).

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$3M to Assess Pollution Impact

The Environmental Protection Agency seeks a grantee to conduct research on long-term exposure to air pollution and development of cardiovascular disease.

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New Law Reauthorizes Older Americans Programs

The White House and Congress finalize the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (PL 114-144), the main federal law that authorizes a wide array of social and nutrition services for seniors and their caregivers.

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IRS Starts Grantmaking

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeks applications for two programs to help low-income individuals and couples and seniors through next year’s tax season.

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Agency Starts ‘Investing’

The Office of Innovation and Improvement (DoEd) seeks pre-applications for its Investing in Innovation or i3: Development Grants (CFDA Numbers: 84.411P). Applicants can submit notices of intent to submit pre-applications until May 10.

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Agency Proposes Funding Priorities

The program helps states improve assessment tools that measure the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school students.

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Agency Proposes Funding Focus

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (DoEd) seeks comments on its proposed focus for the upcoming FY 2016 Disability Innovation Fund (CFDA Fund: 84.421A) that supports activities aimed at improving the outcomes of individuals with disabilities.

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