[Jtgrantees] FW: Employment and Training Administration Announcements (Week of January 26, 2014)

Hanne, Glo ghanne at eicc.edu
Tue Feb 3 13:03:58 EST 2015

Please see the announcements below from DOL.

Glo Hanne
HMTRI, ATEEC / Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
201 N. Harrison Street, Suite 101
Davenport, IA 52801
563.441.4080 fax

FYI. A compilation of various Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announcements during the week of January 26, 2014 is attached in WORD format.  These items are based on Federal, State, local, non-profit and private sector sources (as well as media-gleaned) and are distributed by our Office of Workforce Investment to agency colleagues on a continuing basis.  Some of these items may be of interest to your work and activities.

 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Grants-in-Aid Notes:
(1) ETA published on January 5, 2015 additional information on the publication schedule for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking<http://www.doleta.gov/wioa/pdf/Publication_Update.pdf>.
(2) ETA has published on December 17, 2014<http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/ETA_Funding_Opportunities_20141714.pdf> summary of grant solicitations (open and/or occurring in 2015)
(3) ETA has produced a 13-part webcast series "WIOA 101" that is available for access on Workforce3One<https://www.workforce3one.org/view/3001432333369774359>.

(4) Click here<http://www.doleta.gov/wioa/pdf/Transcript-WIOA-Conference-Call-11-24-14.pdf> for the transcript of the November 24 conference call - Next Steps for WIOA Implementation - with leadership speakers from the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services.

*         Department of Labor Announces Grants to Support Short-Term Compensation /Work Sharing in 13 States

*         Department of Labor Seeks Public Input on Regulations

*         OFCCP Proposes Regulations on Sex Discrimination

*         National Skills Coalition Releases New Report on Job-Driven Educational Pathways for Unauthorized Youth and Adults

*         HHS/ACF Announces Modification to FY 2016 - 2018; Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan, Includes Recruit and Retain a Qualified and Effective Child Care Workforce

*         SSA Recompetes Work Incentive Planning and Assistance Program; Identifies $20 Million in Funding for Cooperative Agreements; Requests Applications from Eligible Organizations by March 30

*         NEXCAP and U.S. Cluster Mapping Website: EDA Tools Support Investment in Local Communities

*         SelectUSA Investment Conference Agenda Now Available

*         ONC Issues Draft Nationwide Health IT Interoperability Roadmap; Releases Implementation Resources as First Deliverable

*         Renewable Energy Sector: Energy Department Announces New Funding Opportunity; Identifies Grants Awarded for Solar Research

*         Federal Agencies Announce the Opening of New Competition to Designate Up to 12 Communities as Manufacturing Communities;

Round 2 Applications Due April 1

*         Assistance to Refugees: ACF/ORR Seeks Comment on Data Collections in Support of Individual Development Accounts, Microenterprise Development, and Home-Base Child Care Microenterprise Development

*         CFED Releases 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard; Datasets Include "Business and Jobs" and "Dislocated Youth"

*         Department of Energy Issues "Notice of Intent" to Announce Cleantech University Prize Competition in Mid-February; Urges Potential Applicants to Begin Development of Partnerships

*         New Department of Education Website Provides Partnership Building Tools for Employers and Educators

*         Automotive and Aerospace Sectors: NIST and Private Sector Partners Announce Head Health Challenge III

*         USDA Seeks Comments on SNAP Data Collections and Screening Tools

*         Department of Defense and Department of Army Announce Cooperative Agreement Opportunity to Address STEM in Classroom Settings; Identify $190 Million Investment over Ten Year Period

*         BLS Releases Second Quarter 2014 Business Employment Dynamics Datasets

*         Supply Chain Workforce Summit (Chicago, March 25 and 26)

*         Counties as Partners in Investment Decisions:  NACo's 2014 County Economic Tracker

*         Community College Futures Assembly Announces Annual Bellwether Awards; Alamo College (San Antonio TX) Recognized for Workforce Development

*         Community College Futures Assembly Announces Annual Bellwether Awards; Alamo College (San Antonio TX) Recognized for Workforce Development

*         EPA Awards Grants to Protect and Restore Wetlands

*         EPA and CEQ Open Application Period for National Environmental Educator Award

*         EPA Helps 22 Communities to Meet their Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development

*         Department of Defense Announces Opening of Competition for the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute

*         Kauffman Foundation and Census Bureau Announce Major Expansion of Annual Data on American Entrepreneurs; Registration Now Open for "The Future of Entrepreneurship" in Washington D.C. (February 11)
*         "Using the U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool":  IEDC Presents Free February 11 Webinar

*         CNCS Announces Funding Opportunity within the Social Innovation Fund

*         Energy Department Creates Jobs Strategy Council to Focus on Job Growth in Energy Economy

*         New Technologies Bring New Opportunities and New Risks: Vetting Mobile Apps

*         Department of Education Updates Community College Webpages

*         America's Promise Alliance's Center for Promise Releases White Paper: Back to School - Exploring Promising Practices for Re-engaging Young People in Secondary Education

*         JFF to Hold "Bridging the Gap: Postsecondary Pathways for Underprepared Learners" Conference (New Orleans, April 8 - 9)

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