Federal Support for Job Training Programs

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Federal Support for Job Training Programs

On April 4, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing, Examining Federal Support for Job Training Programs. Witnesses included University of Maryland School of Public Policy Professor and Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Douglas J. Besharov, Urban Institute Fellow Dr. Demetra Smith Nightingale, and Markle Foundation…

National Community Development Week

National Community Development Week – April 17-22, 2017 – is a national observance that honors the work made possible by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding. The CDBG program provides grants to over 1,200 state and local governments and funds activities such as housing rehabilitation, business assistance, senior services,…

Take Action! Tell Congress: Don’t Cut Non-Defense Discretionary Programs

Now is the time to take action. Now is the time to let Congress know that programs like the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program must not be cut. The president’s fiscal year 2018 budget, if adopted, would substantially…

The Trump Administration’s Budget Blueprint: The Regional Impact

Today President Trump unveiled his first federal budget blueprint, which calls upon Congress to make dramatic changes to the shape, if not the size, of the federal government. The plan calls for deep cuts at some departments and agencies while significantly increasing funding at others. At the core of the proposal is a $54 billion…

CIAW Letter to OMB on WIOA Funding

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce (CIAW) asked the administration to carefully consider any proposed cuts to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs. Noting that “any cuts to WIOA programs would come on top of historic disinvestments in critical…

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