Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

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Proposed Agreement to Fix K-12 Issues

The senators’ legislative agreement would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the chief law governing the federal role in K-12 education. The most recent reauthorization of ESEA was NCLB, which was enacted in 2001 and expired in 2007.

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Minority Competition Cancelled, But Alternatives Available

The Office of Postsecondary Education (DoEd) won’t hold a competition this fiscal year for a popular program. OPE plans to use this year’s appropriations to fund worthy projects from the FY 2014 competition that didn’t receive funding.

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Campus-Based Deadlines Set

The Office of Postsecondary Education (DoED) sets the 2015-2016 application and reporting deadlines for its three campus-based student loan programs -- (1) Federal Perkins Loan (CFDA Number: 84.038); (2) Federal Work-Study Program (CFDA Number: 84.033); and (3) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (CFDA Number: 84.007).

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New Funding to Implement Centennial Activities

The Nat’l Park System (Interior Dept.) is preparing a report to detail the distribution of $35 million in funding allotted in the FY 2015 omnibus measure (PL 113-235) for the centennial of the NPS in 2016. NPS must provide the report, no later than Feb. 11, to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

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‘In Washington’ Briefs

The latest news from Washington, DC, includes details on new early education, health, higher education, individuals with disabilities, minimum wage and Native American activities.

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‘In Washington’ Briefs

The latest news is offered from Congress and other Washington, DC,-based advocacy groups.

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Colleges, Universities Continue to Join ‘Success’ Program

Developed by the White House, DoEd and the Veterans Affairs Dept. in conjunction with more than 100 education experts, the program helps veterans and service members' transition and thrive in a higher education setting.

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New Public-Private Rural Fund to Spark Development

At the recent Rural Opportunity Investment Conference, the White House Rural Council unveils a new fund through which private entities can invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects across the country.

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‘In Washington’ Briefs

The latest news from the Hill is offered, including details on new legislation and congressional hearings.

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President Obama Signs Workforce Investment Reauthorization

As FAM predicted in May, the White House and Congress work together in rare show of bipartisanship to pass the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (HR 803; a public law number has not yet been assigned), a bill to reauthorize the outdated Workforce Investment Act.

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