Website Launched for $250M Early Ed Program

The Education Dept. (ED) rolls out a new website that will help prospective grantees prepare for a $250 million competition designed to get more young children enrolled into certified pre-school education programs. It is to be released later this year. Continue reading

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ACF Grant Supports New Web-based Foster Child Placement System

HHS gives $3.6 million to American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) for the national expansion of an Internet based demonstration project that placed foster children with families much sooner and at substantial savings

HHS’ Admin. on Children & Youth wants APHSA to enlarge the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise from the six states it is operating in to a national system.

The NEICE is a Web-based electronic case-processing system that supports the administration of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) by exchanging data and documents across state jurisdictions. It increases the safe placement of foster children with appropriate families. When fully implemented, it will also save states potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in administrative costs and staff time, ACF says. Continue reading

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ED to Soon Launch Impact Aid Competition

The Education Dept.-ED (Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, OESE) will soon open for competition the FY 2017 Impact Aid Section 8002 grants (CFDA Number: 84.041) program.

Eligibility: Schools, governments, school districts, colleges and nonprofits; Funding: TBA (no match required); Deadline: Jan. 31. Continue reading

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K-12 School Receives Historic Flexibility

A Florida K-12 school funded through the Interior Dept.’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) receives unprecedented flexibility to meet annual Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) mandates that measure how well students are meeting classroom achievement metrics. Continue reading

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Foundation to Launch 2016 Innovative App Challenge

The Verizon Foundation gets ready to launch the 2016 Innovative App Challenge, a $240,000 grants competition to advance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education by helping teachers integrate mobile technology into classroom instruction. The contest opens on Aug. 5. Continue reading

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Children’s Fund Aids Activist Projects

The Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) opens its 2015 competition for a range of grants: Regular Grant Making, Special Development Grants for Targeted Activist Youth (TAY), Attica Funds Prison Visit Program, and Carry It Forward

Funding Focus: Youth and Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Awards vary; Deadline: Oct. 13. Continue reading

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Stuart Foundation Funding Available for Child Welfare Efforts

The Stuart Foundation (also known as Elbridge Stuart Foundation) opens the 2015 foundation grants that are focused on Child welfare and education projects. Nonprofits must be in California and Washington.

Eligibility: Child welfare agencies and nonprofits; Funding:  Varies (the foundation made $20 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling (letters of intent). Continue reading

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ED Applauds Colorado District Civil Rights About-face

The Education Dept. is touting the achievements made by a Denver-area school district as an example of how effective school leadership can eliminate racial barriers while at the same time improving classroom success. Continue reading

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Funding News From Around the Nation

California

Agencies Receive $5 Million for Developmental Delay Screening: First 5 Contra Costa in Concord gets a $5 million grant from the Thomas J. Long Foundation in support of its efforts to identify and treat developmental delays early in childhood. The grant will be used to expand the organization’s Help Me Grow model, which promotes early detection of developmental delays in young children, including speech problems, behavioral challenges, and autism, and ensure timely access to services needed to address those delays. Continue reading

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Federal-Private Partnership to Enhance Medical Research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS) and Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are partnering to strengthen health care research. Continue reading

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