Children and Youth Funding Report

Education

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USDA Releases $5M in Farm to School Grants

The Agriculture Dept. (USDA) announces the 65 winners in the $5 million annual farm to school grant program designed to increase the amount of local foods served in schools. "Increasing the amount of local foods in America's schools is a win-win for everyone," says Cindy Long, deputy adm...

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DoEd Releases ‘Condition of Education’ Report

The Education Dept. (DoEd) releases the 2017 Condition of Education report which looks at a range of risk factors making up a picture of K-12 education in the country. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor...

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Education Dept. Names 45 Green Ribbon Schools for 2017

The Education Dept. (DoEd) names the 2017 DoEd Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Awardees, which includes 45 schools, nine districts, and nine postsecondary institutions recognized for reducing their environmental footprint and utility costs, DoEd said. The honorees were named from a poo...

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DoEd Will Reconsider Upward Bound Applicants Denied Over Formatting

The Education Dept. will reconsider 77 applications for a closed Upward Bound (CFDA Number: 84.047) competition after they were rejected due to formatting errors such as not being double-spaced. The competition, which distributed $273 million for 813 awards last year, helps low-income high school ...

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Agency Offers $95M to Enhance STEM Education

Agency: National Science Foundation; Program: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program (CFDA Number: 47.076) (Funding Opportunity Number: 17-527); Eligibility: Colleges and universities; Funding: $95 million for 80 awards up to $5 million each; Deadline: March...

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Six Promise Neighborhoods Winners Receive $33M in Grants

The Education Dept. (DoEd) names six winners of the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods competition, which will award $33 million to help communities launch, scale and maintain community-based education projects to help underserved children. The Promise Neighborhoods program, launched in 2010, funds new st...

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DoEd Releases Guides to Reduce Recidivism for Justice-Involved Youths

The Education Dept. (DoEd) publishes new guides and resources to help justice-involved youths and the school districts who teach them, transition back to traditional school settings. The resources include a guide written for incarcerated youths; a newly updated transition toolkit and resource guid...

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Lawmakers call on DoEd Nominee DeVos to pay $5M Overdue Fine

A group of senators is calling on Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Education Secretary, to repay more than $5 million in election fines owed by her school-choice advocacy group. The All Children Matter group, until recently headed by billionaire DeVos, owes the state of Ohio ...

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$245M to Support High-Quality Public Charter Schools

The Education Dept. distributes $245 million under its Charter Schools Program (CSP), which funds the creation and expansion of public charter schools. The CSP supports the creation of high-quality public charter schools by providing start-up funds for new charter schools, strengthening accoun...

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Six New Members Named to Board of ‘Nation’s Report Card’ Board

Education Secy. John King names six appointees to the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy and metrics for National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation's Report Card. The were named to serve four-year terms. The new members include two state legislators, a testing and measurement expert, a local school board member, a non-public school leader and a general public representative

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