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Grant seekers need to know about the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is starting to dramatically alter the way the public workforce system is funded.
The final regulations, which have just become effective, include reforms affecting more than a dozen programs collectively receiving $10 billion in annual training and education funding — programs that serve approximately 20 million participants each year. These programs include WIOA Youth Activities, Adult/Dislocated Worker Activities, Wagner-Peyser (Employment Services) and Workforce Information Grants. Continue reading
Private Funder: Spencer Foundation; Opportunity: Conference Grants for Advancing Education Research; Funding Focus: Education, youth and student achievement; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Colleges and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $50,000 each; Deadline: January. Continue reading
The Education Dept. (DoEd) seeks applications to participate in its $2.6 million Minority Science & Engineering Improvement Program (CFDA Number: 84.120A) (Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-102116-001).
Deadline: Dec. 20. Continue reading
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin
Agency: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Admin. (SAMHSA); Program: Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (CFDA Number: 93.243) (Funding Opportunity Number: TI-17-002); Eligibility: Governments; Funding: $9.6 million for 12 awards (no match required); Deadline: Dec. 20. Continue reading
Agency: Health & Human Services Dept. (Health Resources & Services Admin., HRSA); Program: Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network (CFDA Number: 93.110) (Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-17-081); Eligibility: Governments public or private entities; Funding: $1.2 million for one award; Deadline: Jan 20. Continue reading
Funders: Nat’l Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest; Opportunity: 2017 Big Read; Funding Focus: Literacy; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, governments, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, humanities councils, literary festivals and arts organizations.; Funding: 75 grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 each (a 1:1 match is required); Deadline: Jan. 26. Continue reading
Agency: National Institute of Food & Agriculture (USDA); Program: Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program (CFDA Number: 10.331) (Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-FINI-006104); Eligibility: State, tribal and local governments and nonprofits; Funding: $16.7 million for awards ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 each; Deadline: Dec. 12. Continue reading
Agency: Office of Violence against Women (DOJ); Program: Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Assistance Program (CFDA Number: 16.589) (Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2016-9104); Eligibility: State, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities and nonprofits; Funding (Estimate): TBD (in the last competition, $33 million was available for 40 awards); Deadline (Tentative): February, with the solicitation released by the end of the year. Continue reading
The Education Dept. distributes about $2.3 million in Pay for Success (PFS) awards to improve career and technical education (CTE) programs for at-risk youths, as well as to advance effective dual language programs for early learners.
Pay for Success, the centerpiece of the President’s social innovation agenda, is a new funding tool designed to find and scale what works. PFS helps government fund better, more effective solutions by aligning funding with positive social outcomes. Instead of paying upfront for the promise of results, PFS enables government to pay only after positive outcomes are achieved. Impact investors often cover the upfront costs of providing services and are repaid with a modest return if the programs work. Continue reading
The Departments of Education and Health and Human Services publish a policy brief on the use of technology with early learners to help families and early educators implement active, meaningful and socially interactive learning.
The brief, which was developed in consultation with the American Academy of Pediatrics, will help those who care for the nearly 36 million early learners ages birth to 8 years make wise decisions about media use, and provides four guiding principles for families and early childhood educators on the use of technology with young children. Continue reading