Minority Business Development Agency Publishes Solicitation to Promote and Ensure the Inclusion and Use of Minority Enterprises; Proposals Due August 11
- The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) within the Department of Commerce has announced it will provide Federal assistance to support innovative projects seeking to promote and ensure the inclusion and use of minority enterprises. A solicitation published on June 11 is designed to encourage new activities, education, outreach, innovative projects or sponsorships that are not addressed through other MBDA programs. Eligible applicants may be for-profit entities (including but not limited to sole-proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations), non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, commercial organizations, state and local government entities, quasi-government entities, Indian Tribal governments, Tribal entities, and Native Hawaiian entities. MBDA has identified $11,650,000 for investment with an award floor of $200,000 and a ceiling of $850,000. See "Related Content #1"
Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education funding opportunity - Applications for New Awards; Full-Service Community Schools Program (FCSP)
- This program provides support for the planning, implementation, and operation of full-service community schools that improve the coordination, integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families, particularly for children attending high poverty schools, including high-poverty rural schools. See "Related Content #2"
Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education funding opportunity - Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities—Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children With Disabilities Who Have High-Intensity Needs
- The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, and youth with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children. See "Related Content #3"