Announcements

Posted: June 17, 2015
This interactive Guide can be used by community-based organizations to integrate financial capability services into existing programs. The interactive tools in the Guide walk organizations step-by-step through the process of developing an integration plan. The tools in the Guide can also be used on their own and adapted to meet the user’s needs. Read the Youth.gov feature article on the Guide for more information or learn more.
Posted: June 16, 2015
Date: July 9, 2015 The first White House Tribal Youth Gathering will convene in Washington, DC, as part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous initiative to improve the lives of Native youth nationwide. The event will provide American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the country the opportunity to interact directly with senior Administration officials and The White House Council on Native American Affairs. Learn more.
Posted: June 16, 2015
Dates: June 12-18, 2015 Planned to coincide with the National Maker Faire being held in Washington, D.C., on June 12 and 13, the Week of Making will feature makers from across the country who develop creative solutions to important problems and will include participation by multiple federal agencies. Learn more.
Posted: June 16, 2015
This initiative (PDF, 34 pages) will provide funding to: (1) develop statewide juvenile indigent defense legal delivery systems; (2) implement standards of practice and policy; and (3) establish state or regional resource centers to help juvenile defense systems enhance legal representation, leverage resources, and collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of specific initiatives. Learn more (PDF, 34 pages). 
Posted: June 16, 2015
NCHE will hold multiple webinars to help youth-serving professionals support the academic success of students experiencing homelessness. McKinney-Vento 102: Support for School Success and Special Populations Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 1-2 p.m. EST NCHE Coffee Break: Understanding Doubled-Up Friday, July 17, 2015, 1-1:45 p.m. EST Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services Monday, July 27, 2015, 1-2:15 p.m. EST   Learn more.
Posted: June 16, 2015
Letter of Intent Deadline: June 19, 2015 Application Deadline: July 16, 2015 This competition will fund institutions of higher education to build on existing research, address gaps in knowledge, and provide new ideas and methodological approaches that increase the nation’s understanding about the importance and potential of volunteering, national and community service, and/or civic engagement in America. Learn more.
Posted: June 16, 2015
Date: June 17, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. EST This webinar will discuss the Dear Colleague Letter on the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act for Students With Disabilities in Correctional Facilities (PDF, 21 pages), which was released as part of the Correctional Education Guidance Package. Presenters will discuss the provisions of the letter and the major challenges that juvenile secure care settings face in providing a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities, and will highlight jurisdictions that exemplify the recommended practices in the letter. Registration will be available online soon.
Posted: May 29, 2015
IdentityTheft.gov is a new website, developed by the FTC, that can help people report and recover from identity theft. This resource can help users understand the critical steps to take if identity theft occurs and includes printable checklists and sample letters. IdentityTheft.gov also features information on child identity theft and data breaches. The website is also available in Spanish at RobodeIdentidad.gov. Learn more.
Posted: May 22, 2015
Funding Opportunities OFA has released four new FY 2015 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood funding opportunity announcements. New Pathways for Fathers and FamiliesApplication Deadline: July 7, 2015 This program will award funds to demonstration projects that support activities promoting responsible fatherhood, such as those that develop and improve relationship, communication, and parenting skills and contribute to the financial well-being of children through employment. Learn more. Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and MobilityApplication Deadline: July 7, 2015 This program will award funds to cooperative agreements that support prisoner reentry programs that provide innovative, community-centered, skill-based pre- and post-release and supportive services to formerly incarcerated fathers.  Programs will address key outcomes related to healthy relationships and marriage, parenting, economic stability, and recidivism. Learn more. Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education GrantsApplication Deadline: July 7, 2015 This program will award funds for demonstration projects to provide marriage and relationship skills training that addresses the multiple barriers faced by individuals, couples, partners, and families; promotes behavior change among individuals; and moves families toward economic self-sufficiency. Learn more. National Center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship EducationApplication Deadline: July 7, 2015 This program will award funds to one cooperative agreement to support the development, implementation, and management of a national resource center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education. This center will gather, develop, and disseminate information and research related to promoting healthy marriage. Learn more.
Posted: May 22, 2015
This funding opportunity will promote and expand services to children who have a parent who is incarcerated (PDF, 37 pages) that facilitate healthy and positive relationships between incarcerated individuals, their children, and caregivers. Services may include programs that enhance the life skills of children, promote communication between child and parent, provide education for parents, increase the capacity of families, and/or facilitate peer-to-peer networking among inmates and their families. Learn more (PDF, 37 pages).Application Deadline: June 29, 2015
Posted: May 13, 2015
The March/April edition of the Child Support Report includes resources and information about programs that help parents who are, or have been, incarcerated and their children. Learn more (PDF, 9 pages).
Posted: May 13, 2015
Developed by the American Psychological Association, this resource can help parents develop resilience in their children, which can prepare them to face and overcome negative experiences throughout life. It provides information for fostering resilience in the home, the community, the child care environment, and at school. Learn more.
Posted: May 11, 2015
OJJDP recently launched its new training and technical assistance request system, TTA360. TTA360 is used by all of OJJDP’s training and technical assistance providers and offers a single point-of-entry for requesters to access the full range of OJJDP’s services. Learn more.
Posted: May 11, 2015
CDC has conducted the first national study on the use of behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements as treatments for children, ages 4-17, with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Results show that about four in 10 children with ADHD were treated with medication alone, one in 10 received behavioral therapy alone, three in 10 were treated with both medication and behavioral therapy, and one in 10 received neither medication nor behavioral therapy. Overall, about one in 10 children took dietary supplements for ADHD. Learn more.
Posted: May 11, 2015
Women’s Health Week — May 10-16, 2015 — is an opportunity to encourage women to take control of their health. The National Women’s Health Week website includes an interactive checklist with suggestions for good health for women of all ages, as well as a pledge women across the country can take, committing themselves to take steps for better health. Learn more.
Posted: April 17, 2015
USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, announced the selection of 30 university students to attend “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century,” USDA’s 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum, which will be held February 19-20, 2015, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. USDA chose 20 college students based on an essay about "Agriculture as a Career” and 10 graduate students based on their essay about "The Greatest Challenge Facing Agriculture over the Next Five Years.” Learn more.
Posted: April 17, 2015
This blog post explains some of the most common myths associated with financial aid, such as those related to eligibility and the type of information required in the application. Learn more.
Posted: April 17, 2015
HHS Secretary Burwell presented the President’s HHS Budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which includes key investments in health centers, the Precision Medicine initiative, biomedical and behavioral research, and domestic and international preparedness. Learn more.
Posted: April 17, 2015
The CDC’s National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey found that teens and young adults are the group most likely to arrive at a hospital emergency department with injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. The study found race to be another factor that increased an individual’s chances of crash-related emergency room visits, with higher injury rates for blacks than whites or Hispanics. Learn more.
Posted: April 17, 2015
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015 The Franklin Project, the National Conference on Citizenship, and CNCS announce the Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge, an effort that challenges higher education institutions to create innovative new service-year opportunities connected to academic credit for students. Learn more.