Announcements

Posted: May 6, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Deadline: July 6, 2021
Recent Executive Orders have charged the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in partnership with the heads of agencies, to identify, by July 2021, effective methods for assessing whether agency policies and actions (e.g., programs, services, processes, and operations) equitably serve all eligible individuals and communities, particularly those that are currently and historically underserved. As part of this effort, agencies are directed to consult with members of communities that have been historically underrepresented in the Federal Government and underserved by, or subject to discrimination in, Federal policies and programs, and to evaluate opportunities, as allowable, to increase coordination, communication, and engagement with community-based and civil rights organizations. Through this request for information (RFI), OMB seeks input, information, and recommendations from a broad array of stakeholders in the public, private, advocacy, not-for-profit, and philanthropic sectors, including State, local, Tribal, and territorial areas, on available methods, approaches, and tools that could assist in this effort. OMB will consider the usability, applicability, and rigor of submissions in response to this RFI as OMB gathers resources to support agencies as they conduct internal assessments on the state of equity in their policies, programs, services, processes, and operations. OMB will also use what it learns from responses to this RFI as OMB works to expand use of equity-assessment methods and approaches across the Federal Government, as agencies develop agency Equity Action Plans (due to the Domestic Policy Council by January 19, 2022) outlining steps they will take to address identified gaps in equity. Learn more and submit comments.

Posted: May 6, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

May is Children's Mental Health Awareness Month. Adolescence is a time for young people to have a healthy start in life. The number of adolescents reporting poor mental health is increasing. Building strong bonds and connecting to youth can protect their mental health. Schools and parents can create these protective relationships with students and help them grow into healthy adulthood. This May, find out how connectedness, school climate, and family engagement can protect adolescent mental health. Learn more.

Posted: May 5, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)

In 2021, CMHA Day is a special opportunity to reflect on the unique challenges of the past year and the ways that systems could better meet the needs of children, youth and young adults, and families in future years. It is a chance to reconnect children, youth, and families to the community supports and providers that serve them. And it is a time to renew our commitment to ensuring that all young people and their families have access to an equitable system of care. Learn more.

Posted: May 5, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation

This guide begins by explaining how self-regulation underlies success in many areas of life and why adolescence is a crucial time for caring adults—like HMRE and other youth-serving practitioners—to offer self-regulation support. We introduce the concept of co-regulation, a process through which adults create safe spaces and nurturing relationships as the context for coaching the use of self-regulation skills that promote youths’ healthy development. The guide explains how integrating co-regulation approaches into youth service delivery may improve program implementation and youth outcomes. At the end of the document, you will find information from the SARHM project on specific strategies and resources you can use to improve co-regulation in your program. Learn more.

Posted: May 5, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation

This brief describes a draft observation tool that was developed and piloted as part of a formative study to translate theory about co-regulation into practice in youth-serving Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs. Learn more.

Posted: May 5, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Communities & Families, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation

This report describes how researchers in prevention science and public health partnered with practitioners who deliver youth healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programs to translate the concept of co-regulation into action. The partnership resulted in a set of strategies and capacity building resources, grounded in brain science, that can be intentionally layered onto pre-existing youth program models. The application of a co-regulation framework to youth service delivery provides a promising new approach to supporting youth development and strengthening program implementation and outcomes. Learn more.

Posted: May 5, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Observance: May 9-15, 2021
National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Learn more.

Posted: May 5, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Observance: May 9-15, 2021
National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Learn more.

Posted: May 5, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
US Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID's YouthLead invites youth-serving organizations and youth to unite with young changemakers for the #FairEqualJust campaign in May. Each week of the campaign will be dedicated to #FairEqualJust issues:

  • May 1-8 — Health Rights
  • May 9-15 — Gender
  • May 16-22 — Diversity and Inclusion
  • May 23-29 — Climate Change (Environmental Justice)
  • May 30-June 4 — LGBTIQ+ Rights

Learn more.

Posted: May 5, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Population Affairs

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) is about more than preventing teen pregnancy—it’s about ensuring positive outcomes for adolescents. This means helping youth acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become healthy and productive adults. Everyone can play a role in promoting healthy behaviors and outcomes for adolescents. This May, celebrate NTPPM and download OPA’s toolkit to learn how your organization can engage teens in ways that utilize and enhance their strengths. Learn more.

Posted: April 16, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

This evidence-based approach to school-based HIV and STD prevention includes quality sexual health education, connecting students to sexual health services, and establishing safe and supportive school environments. These strategies benefit all students and can be tailored to address health outcomes other than sexual risk behaviors, including high-risk substance use, violence victimization, and mental health. Taking this approach improves protective factors and health outcomes for students that can last a lifetime. Learn more.

Posted: March 25, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data Summary & Trends Report uses YRBS data from 2009 to 2019 to focus on four priority focus areas associated with STDs, including HIV and unintended teen pregnancy. Learn more.

Posted: March 25, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) monitors priority health risks and experiences among high school students across the country. The YRBS results help in understanding risks that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and young adults. The 2019 YRBS results present a promising picture for some behaviors and experiences among high school students; however, other areas reveal that teens are still engaging in behaviors that put them at risk. Learn more.

Posted: March 25, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This infographic and webpage share information for student loan borrowers about recent changes made to repayment terms due to the pandemic. Learn more.

Posted: March 24, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) is forecasting the announcement of a Funding Opportunity during April-June 2021. Eligible proposers include U.S. non-profit science museums, planetariums, youth-serving organizations, and libraries. Fiscal Year 2021 NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (2021 TEAM II) is planned to be offered as an omnibus solicitation containing individual separate response opportunities within it. Specific information on individual opportunities will be available when the solicitation is released. Learn more and sign up for alerts.

Posted: March 12, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This handbook (PDF, 29 pages) provides the opportunity to better understand the concept and value of social capital, explore a constellation of guiding principles that underlie social-capital-related work, and implement specific practices to help program participants build and use social capital to improve their future through potential reductions in poverty, increases in employment, and improvements in well-being. Learn more (PDF, 29 pages).

Posted: March 10, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) management team is recruiting qualified peer reviewers external to NASA to review NASA TEAM II proposals. A diverse reviewer pool will include informal education leadership, managers, educators, and evaluators (e.g., informal; youth groups; public outreach), and other experts. Learn more, and submit your qualifications, interest, and availability – or nominate qualified colleagues.

Posted: March 5, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This tool can help students and caregivers understand financial aid offers, plan to cover the remaining costs, estimate how much is owed and if that debt is affordable, compare offers from different schools, and decide what to do next. Learn more.

Posted: February 19, 2021
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

These “Talk. They Hear You.” materials to aid partners underage drinking and substance use prevention efforts. Many of these resources can be customized to suit an organization's needs. Learn more.

Posted: February 2, 2021
Agencies & Departments:

These resources from the School-Based Health Alliance were created and curated for February's National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Learn more.