Category Archives: Government

Federal Program Spotlight: Early Intervention

As part of Transform Consulting Group’s series highlighting federal programs that provide education opportunities and/or youth development services in communities, the next federal program that is highlighted is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C). IDEA, Part C is designed to assist any child…

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Federal Program Spotlight: Family and Youth Services Bureau

In the series highlighting federal programs, Transform Consulting Group is now highlighting the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). FYSB is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support organizations and communities that work to put an end to youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence. FYSB…

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Federal Program Spotlight: Job Corps

  This post is part of Transform Consulting Group’s blog series highlighting federal programs that provide education opportunities and/or youth development services in communities. Job Corps is a free education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The program is designed to help low-income young people ages 16-24 gain experience needed for a career…

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Federal Grant Opportunity: First in the World

  The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education has launched the First in the World (FITW) grant program for higher education institutions to drive innovations in higher education and increase college affordability, completion, and quality outcomes through the development and testing of new approaches and strategies. This year, FITW will have two tiers: In…

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New Federal Grant Opportunities for Mentoring Programs

  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has two federal funding opportunities for mentoring organizations and programs: Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiatives and Mentoring for Youth: Underserved Populations. The OJJDP Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiatives supports mentoring programs that reduce juvenile delinquency, drug-abuse and other high-risk behaviors. The OJJDP Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiatives grant…

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Federal Program Spotlight: Federal TRIO Programs

  This post is part of Transform Consulting Group’s blog series highlighting federal programs that provide educational opportunities and/or youth development services in communities across the country.  The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) include eight programs designed to promote the attainment of postsecondary education for all students, especially those most in need of additional support. Federal TRIO programs focus…

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Preschool for All

  The expansion of preschool has been a hot topic over the past year as debates on quality education heat up and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is being reauthorized. Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education, announced on the 50th anniversary of ESEA that there should be new laws to ensure strong…

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English Learner Guidance

The U.S. Departments of Education (DOE) and Justice (DOJ) recently released guidance documents reaffirming the obligation under federal law that public schools must ensure English learner students have equal access to high-quality education. This comes on the 40th anniversary of the landmark case Lau v. Nichols that gave rise to the Equal Educational Opportunities Act…

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Investing in Innovation Fund

  The U.S. Department of Education has released the latest information regarding the 2015 Innovative Fund (i3) Development Grants. The Investing in Innovation Fund was established in 2009 with the goal of supporting local educational agencies and nonprofit organizations in partnership with educational agencies. All programs applying for the grants must have the goal of improving…

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