Announcements

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

This technical package (PDF, 64 pages) highlights six youth violence prevention strategies that represent the best available evidence on preventing youth violence and its consequences. It also articulates a select set of strategies and approaches to achieve the vision of CDC’s national initiative, Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere. Communities and states can use this resource to guide and inform decision-making related to youth violence prevention efforts. Learn more (PDF, 64 pages). 

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement

Application Deadline: April 13, 2017
This program provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve achievement and attainment for high-need students, and rigorously evaluate these innovations. There are three types of grants available: early-phase, mid-phase, and expansion-phase. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement

Application Deadline: April 11, 2017
This program provides funding to local educational agencies interested in supporting the development and implementation of magnet schools to reduce, eliminate, or prevent minority group isolation, achieve systemic reforms, and provide all students with the opportunity to meet challenging academic standards. Learn more.

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services

This resource (PDF, 8 pages) can guide youth- and young adult-led organizations that want to make policy changes in the mental health system. Developed by the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures and Portland State University, it contains recommendations and quotes from a series of interviews with young adult leaders from advocacy groups that focus on mental health challenges or living in foster care. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

These regulations (PDF, 383 pages) will guide the development of the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The regulations will focus on supporting states in using flexibility to provide a high-quality, well-rounded education and ensure equity remains at the core of implementation. Learn more (PDF, 383 pages).

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health

This report is the first to be issued by a federal agency that comprehensively reviews the public health issue of electronic cigarettes and their impact on young people. Using evidence gathered from studies that included young adolescents, adolescents, and young adults, this report confirms there is no acceptable level of nicotine when it comes to these populations and the aerosol from e-cigarettes is not harmless. The report website also offers tools for parents and a public service announcement. Learn more.

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services

This webpage provides information to states on the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group. The Affinity Group provides federal support for state-level efforts to improve viral suppression rates for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees who are living with HIV. Learn more.

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

This update to the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) includes 2008–2014 fatal injury mapping data. The mapping module allows public health and other professionals in the injury prevention field to produce customized, color-coded maps depicting injury-related death rates throughout the U.S. Learn more.

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This campaign aims to change the culture of mental health in the U.S. by raising awareness about the five signs of emotional suffering and addressing common barriers to understanding these conditions. Developed in partnership with Give an Hour, the campaign website offers public service announcements, social media posts, and posters the public can use to spread the word. Learn more.

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services

This blog post announces the anticipated spring 2017 name change of AIDS.gov to HIV.gov. The post also discusses the reasons behind the renaming, which include scientific advancements in treatment and prevention, changes in the information people are searching for, and the evolving way in which people living with AIDS and HIV describe themselves. Learn more.

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

This electronic prototype application serves as a model for how state and local program operators can develop effective and fully-compliant web-based applications for school meal benefits. Learn more.

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report examines the use of private education loans by both undergraduate and graduate students in the 2003–04, 2007–08, and 2011–12 academic years. This report uses data from three administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. Learn more.

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This bulletin (PDF, 12 pages) discusses key findings from the Technology Harassment Victimization study. Conducted between December 2013 and March 2014, this study examined technology-involved harassment within the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors. Learn more (PDF, 12 pages).

Posted: February 23, 2017
Agencies & Departments:

This website is a comprehensive, interactive resource for professionals working with military families. It provides a searchable database that categorizes information on the effectiveness of programs covering a wide variety of risk and protective factors. Program submissions are accepted from military and civilian professionals and are reviewed for placement on a continuum of evidence and inclusion on the Clearinghouse website. Learn more.

Posted: February 9, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

This website provides articles highlighting resources on research, program strategies, federal news, and funding opportunities. Articles include coverage of important decreases in homelessness and the 2017 Point in Time Count, free online training on Pathways to Adulthood, and a free tool to assess LGBTQ inclusiveness in homeless youth-serving agencies. Learn more.

Posted: February 1, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services; Administration for Community Living, National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

This toolkit includes 10 free training modules for service providers who work with youth and young adults, ages 14-29, who have mental health challenges, and their families. Developed by the Pathways Transition Training Partnership and the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, this training can enhance service providers’ skills to engage with young people, collaborate with families, and work with the agencies and systems in which young people are involved. Learn more.

Posted: February 1, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012 and provides historical context with overall estimates of homeschooling in the U.S. since 1999. It also describes demographics of homeschoolers, reasons parents choose homeschooling, and parent reports on curriculum sources, online learning, and math and science subjects children have been taught since starting homeschooling. Learn more.

Posted: February 1, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of the Under Secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development

This report (PDF, 94 pages) provides key data that illustrate the educational inequities and opportunity gaps that continue to exist for students of color and low-income students in accessing and completing a quality postsecondary education. It also highlights the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote diversity in institutions of higher education, and provides recommendations for states, colleges, and universities to promote higher education access and inclusion for all students. Learn more (PDF, 94 pages). 

Posted: February 1, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This report (PDF, 60 pages) addresses the lack of access to qualified defense counsel for youth throughout the juvenile justice process. Developed by the National Juvenile Defender Center, the report provides recommendations to ensure youth have access to effective juvenile defense, illustrates racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile court, and highlights successful programs and practices that are improving youth access to counsel. Learn more (PDF, 60 pages).

Posted: February 1, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This webpage provides information that can assist students in staying healthy while studying abroad. It contains advice and resources that can help students prepare to travel, protect their health abroad, and safely return home. Learn more.