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(HEALTHCARE) $6M Goes for Exam Development
Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Office of the Nat'l Coordinator); Program: Recovery Act: Information Technology Professionals in Health Care: Competency Examination for Individuals (Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-OC-HIT-10-002) (CFDA Number: 93.721); Eligibility: Institutions of higher e...
posted 12/22/09 08:39 AM read complete story
(EDUCATION) Duncan Urges Schools to Direct IDEA Funding Toward Students With Disabilities
Education Secy. Arne Duncan urges states and school districts to direct the $10 billion in extra Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding toward services for students with disabilities and not use the money to merely plug school budget holes. Duncan notes the American Recovery and...
posted 10/29/09 04:04 AM read complete story
(EDUCATION) DoEd Allows States to Divert Title I Funding for Stimulus Data Collection
(Effective Date: Nov. 27) The Education Dept will allow states to divert some of the $10 billion in additional Title I money they received this year under the Recovery Act to pay for the extensive data collection requirements imposed by the law, according to an Oct. 27 Federal Register announcement....
posted 10/27/09 4:19 PM read complete story
(EDUCATION) $67.7B in Recovery Funds Saves 250,000 Jobs
For everyone who has wanted to know what happened to all that Recovery Act federal funding that went out the door earlier this year, the government says it has been used to save at least 250,000 education jobs across the country, according to a new analysis. In a recent report, the Domestic Policy ...
posted 10/23/09 06:32 AM read complete story
(EDUCATION) Comments Sought on $650M i3 Program; Solicitation to Follow
(Comment Deadline: Nov. 9) In preparation for the grant solicitation early next year, the Education Dept. (DoEd) proposes priorities for the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) (CFDA Numbers: 84.396A, 84.396B and 84.396C). The fund is part of the $5 billion investment in school reform i...
posted 10/7/09 10:32 AM read complete story
(EDUCATION) Report Offers Tips to Be Well Positioned for the 'Race'
A new report offers ways governors can position themselves for success with the new $4.35 billion in Race to the Top (RTT) funding. RTT, funded by the Recovery Act (PL 111-5) and handled by the Education Dept. (DoEd), will provide competitive grants to encourage and reward states that are: Crea...
posted 10/6/09 2:44 PM read complete story
(CHILDREN) States Using Recovery Act Funding to Prop Up Child Care Efforts
As states continue to face massive budget shortfalls, 30 states have used Recovery Act (ARRA) funds to support child-care programs instead of reducing or eliminating child care assistance, says a new study by the National Women's Law Center (NWLC).\r\nThe study looked child care policies in 50 state...
posted 9/30/09 3:02 PM read complete story
(OUTLOOK) White House: State Budget Picture Will Dictate Second Stimulus
A top White House advisor says federal officials are turning their attention to helping states fund vital services, including education and health care, once the Recovery Act (PL 111-5) funds are depleted, but stays mum about the possibility of a follow-up stimulus package geared specifically to sta...
posted 9/30/09 1:48 PM read complete story
(PREVENTION) HHS Offers $120M for State Obesity, Nutrition, Tobacco Initiatives
Communities Putting Prevention to Work, which is funded by the Recovery Act (PL 111-5), seeks to expand the use of evidence-based strategies and programs, mobilize local resources at the community-level, and strengthen the capacity of states.
posted 9/30/09 11:41 AM read complete story
(HEALTH CARE) HHS Offers $120M for State Prevention Initiatives
Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (HHS); Program: Recovery Act: Communities Putting Prevention to Work (States & Territories Initiative) (CFDA Number: 93.724) (Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DP09-912ARRA09); Eligibility: State and territorial governments; Funding: $120 million for m...
posted 9/30/09 08:15 AM read complete story
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