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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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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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