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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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HUD Starts FY 2017 Grantmaking

The Housing & Urban Development Dept. officially starts FY 2017 grantmaking with the release of its General Section (http://tinyurl.com/hflhgbz), which provides the basic application information for all agency solicitations and lays out the overall strategic plan. Although FY 2017 appropri...

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Foundation Starts 2016 ‘Everyone’ Competition

his year, applications must highlight the ways in which funding will create new or preserve existing units of safe, clean, physically accessible affordable rental housing for families headed by a single individual. The individual may be a parent, grandparent or guardian.

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Job Centers to Expand Disability Offerings

The program expands the capacity of American Job Centers, also known as One-Stop Centers, to improve the employment outcomes for three population focus areas: (1) adults (ages 18 and older) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have acquired disabilities in adulthood; (2) youth (ages 14-24) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have chronic health conditions; and (3) individuals (ages 14 and older) with significant disabilities.

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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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