Announcements

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This quiz provides recommendations for vaccines needed for children and youth, ages birth through 18 years. Parents can input information on their child’s age, gender, high-risk conditions, medical information, and living situation to determine what vaccines they need. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department/Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This report (PDF, 11 pages) summarizes the recommendations of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Subcommittee of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice to OJJDP on strategies to advance juvenile justice reform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning/gender nonconforming, transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth. The recommendations are grouped into four categories:

  1. Policy and program development,
  2. Training and technical assistance,
  3. Data collection and research, and
  4. Federal LGBT juvenile justice coordination.

Learn more (PDF, 11 pages).

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy; Department of Defense, Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity

This program connects federal and private sector employers with college students and recent graduates with disabilities seeking summer or permanent employment. WRP recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with interested candidates, who are then included in a searchable database that is available to hiring officials in federal agencies. Colleges and universities can apply to host interviews with WRP recruiters, and students and employers can apply to gain access to the database. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

This resource informs colleges and universities that SEVP can no longer accept ACICS accreditation for certification purposes. Schools accredited by ACICS can use this information to take the appropriate steps to find a new accreditor or provide SEVP with additional evidence in lieu of accreditation. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

This report describes a study that examined the impacts of EWIMS, a systematic approach to early identification and intervention with students at risk of not graduating on time. Published by Regional Education Laboratory Northwest, the report shows that after a year of limited implementation, EWIMS reduced chronic absence and course failures, but did not reduce the percentage of students with low grade point averages, suspensions, or insufficient credits for graduation. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report illustrates the scores for the 2016 NAEP, which measures eighth grade students' knowledge and skills in music and visual arts. The results show scores in arts were unchanged from the last assessment in 2008. The percentage of students taking a music or visual arts course in school also remained unchanged, but participation in the arts outside of school declined in several categories. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

This website provides information on the Blue Campaign, a unified effort from DHS, working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental, and private organizations to combat human trafficking. The campaign aims to raise awareness about human trafficking, leverage partnerships to educate the public to recognize and report trafficking, train law enforcement to detect and investigate human trafficking, protect survivors, and bring suspected traffickers to justice. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

This article summarizes the range of risk factors facing children of incarcerated parents. It also cautions against universal policy solutions that seek to address these risk factors but do not take into account the child's unique needs, the child's relationship with the incarcerated parent, and alternative support systems. Correctional practitioners and other service providers can use this resource to better understand how their communication and collaboration can foster a safety net for children and facilitate successful re-entry for the incarcerated parent. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Nomination Deadline: July 31, 2017
This award honors extraordinary individuals and programs that provide services to victims of crime. Winners will participate in National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony events in Washington, D.C. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Indian Health Service

Date: June 26-30, 2017
Registration Deadline: June 9, 2017
This free conference will incorporate American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) culture, traditional learning strategies, and skill-building activities to educate AI/AN youth ages 13-19 years old, about the signs of suicide, healthy relationships, and more. Held at the Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center in Portland, Oregon, the conference will also feature four track choices, including digital storytelling, songwriting and production, leadership, and science/medical. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid

Comment Deadline: June 16, 2017
This notice requests public review and comments on the draft of the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid form and other related application documents. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

Observance Day: May 2017
This annual observance provides an opportunity to highlight the historic declines in teen birth rates in the United States among all racial/ethnic groups, while acknowledging that significant disparities still exist. The NTPPM webpage has resources, tools, and ideas that individuals and organizations can use to support NTPPM. Learn more.

Posted: May 17, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Application Deadline: June 28, 2017
Applicant Webinar: May 18, 2017, 1-2 p.m. ET
This program, under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, aims to develop the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Applications are invited for: professional development opportunities for K-14 teachers and education professionals, training of undergraduate students in research and extension, and fellowships for predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates. The informational webinar (PDF, 4 pages) will provide more details on this opportunity. Learn more.

Posted: May 12, 2017
Agencies & Departments:

Application Deadline: June 6, 2017
This leadership position will give two young people, ages 16-22, the opportunity to serve two-year terms as members of the America’s Promise Alliance Board of Directors or the Alliance Trustees. Selected youth will attend annual meetings in Washington, D.C., act as a full voting member of the leadership body, and play a valuable role in shaping the organization’s strategic direction. Learn more.

Posted: May 10, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of State

This contest from the Inter-American Children’s Institute of the Organization of American States is accepting photo submissions from young people ages 6 to 17 from the western hemisphere for the photographic exhibition, “An Album on Rights.” Photos should reflect the vision young people have of the effective exercise of their rights and how they fit into the adult world. Learn more.

Posted: May 9, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Application Deadline: June 8, 2017
This opportunity allows organizations to leverage funding from outside sources, permits the flexibility to engage youth as young as 14 years of age in national service, and allows for a new 100-hour service term. After launching the pilot in 2016, CNCS is now expanding AmeriCorps Affiliate and will consider additional requests to designate positions as National Service Positions. AmeriCorps Affiliate designations are intended to use national service as a means to incubate and expand service opportunities to create self-sustaining service models that complement existing AmeriCorps programs. A technical assistance call will be held at 2:00 p.m. ET on May 10, 2017. CNCS strongly encourages applicants to submit a Notification of Intent to Apply to be an AmeriCorps Affiliate. Learn more.

Posted: May 9, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

This request for comments encourages users of the IDEA.gov website to provide feedback on the website’s resources and make suggestions for improvements to the site. IDEA.gov provides information and resources related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a law ensuring services to children with disabilities. Learn more.

Posted: May 9, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

This resource provides HIV/AIDS-related information and resources, reviewed and selected by expert information specialists from the NLM. Users can also search for information on specific populations, such as adolescents; those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; Native Americans; and substance users. Health professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and the general public can use AIDSource to access reliable information about AIDS research, statistics, treatment, and more. Learn more. 

Posted: May 9, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This guide (PDF, 4 pages) by the National Gang Center and Institute for Intergovernmental Research provides law enforcement with an overview of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, an evidence-based framework that offers strategies to help communities prevent and reduce gang violence. Law enforcement officers can use this guide to learn about the model's five core strategies, essential elements for implementing the model, advantages for using the model, and how they can introduce the model within their communities. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).

Posted: May 9, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This guide (PDF, 8 pages) by Jobs for the Future provides an overview of key research, best practices, and funding sources to improve family engagement in schools. School staff can use this resource to learn new strategies for welcoming and working with families effectively. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).