Submitted by sundance on September 9, 2021 - 10:03pm
Advancing its commitment to equity, meaningful consultation, and relief for Tribal Nations, the U.S. Department of Education announced approximately $20 million in grants available to Tribal Educational Agencies to meet the urgent needs of students in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The American Indian Resilience in Education grant program will fund culturally relevant projects designed to assist and encourage Indian children and youth to enter, remain in, or reenter school at any grade level from Pre-K through grade 12, that include at least one of the activities from section 6121(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Submitted by sundance on April 24, 2021 - 5:32pm
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19, with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize applications from small businesses owned by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Following the 21-day period, all eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications.
Submitted by sundance on April 24, 2021 - 3:40pm
On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order (E.O.) 14000, “Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers.” This E.O. directs the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to develop a Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) to share lessons learned and best practices from the field for operating safely during the pandemic. The Clearinghouse will provide an opportunity for grantees and stakeholders to share learnings with one another and access a wide variety of resources from across Federal agencies.