Category Archives: Tip of the week

Agencies Join Forces on New Economic Development Programs

The Economic Development Admin. (Commerce Dept.), Employment and Training Admin. (DOL), Small Business Admin. and Appalachian Regional Commission release a solicitation to award $35.5 million through the new Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative. The new … Continue reading

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States Face Hurdles in Meeting CCDBG Mandates, Less Funding

As the states prepare to meet the new mandates of the $5.3 billion Child Care and Development Block Grant, they will enjoy greater flexibility in implementing the newly reauthorized funding program, but will have to do so with far less … Continue reading

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Potential Applicants to Complete Registration by May 18

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. sets the registration deadline to compete for FY 2015 Continuum of Care funding – the leading source of funds for the nation’s homeless programs. (Deadline: May 18)

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Get Caught in a Jam? Don’t Worry, We have Tips On Funding

Grant Guru is a new, occasional feature in which we draw on our knowledge of the philanthropic universe to answer your questions. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. Dear Grant Guru: I’m an education grant-seeker … Continue reading

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Education Dept. Launches New Central Funding Webpage

The Education Department rolls out a new centralized funding website that puts links to all of the department’s most important grants web pages, like the ED funding forecast and active competitions, into one place – simplifying a grant seekers search.

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Federal Movement Seeks to Improve Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Through the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative, federal agencies are revising regulations and funding new endeavors to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence for individuals with disabilities.

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Task Force Finds Progress with Three Goals

The White House releases a progress report on the initial year of its My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which focuses on providing the resources for at-risk African American male youth and men to succeed. The movement was initially started several years … Continue reading

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HUD Demonstration Seeks to “Connect” Public Housing

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. seeks comments on its proposed process to select communities to participate in its new Digital Opportunity Demonstration. Comment Deadline: May 1. The demonstration is designed to test the effectiveness of collaborative efforts by government, … Continue reading

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STEM AmeriCorps Program Expands Via $1.7M Best Buy Grant

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will expand STEM AmeriCorps, an initiative designed to spur student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education, with a $1.7 million grant from the Best Buy Foundation. The grant from Best … Continue reading

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities All-Star Grantmaking in the Works

The Education Dept. and White House are preparing for the next round of grantmaking for the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) All-Star Student Program, with the application expected soon.

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