Federal investments

USDA Launches SNAP E&T Data Grants

Christina Pena
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new grant opportunity for states to improve their data collection and reporting systems for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T).

All 53 state agencies that administer SNAP may apply for this competitive grant. USDA will select up to nine states to receive awards of $300,000 to $1 million each. Selected states may use the funds over a three-year period to accomplish one or more of the following activities:

DOL Announces New Round of Data Grants

Christina Pena
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor invites State Workforce Agencies to apply for a new round of Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants, including a new “super grant” that will allow one state to integrate case management, performance reporting, and/or fiscal reporting systems with the state’s longitudinal data system.

RI Uses UI Records and LMI to Make Dislocated Worker Determination

Jenna Leventoff
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In December 2016, Rhode Island’s Governor’s Workforce Board passed a new policy clarifying the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)’s definition of “dislocated worker.” Under this new definition, the state estimates that more than twice as many dislocated workers will be eligible to receive services paid for by federal grant funds already awarded to the state.

Presidential Memo Addresses Services and Info for Veterans

Dominic Alhambra
Monday, November 14, 2016

The White House released a Presidential Memorandum last week detailing best practices for education and training institutions serving veterans, members of the military, and their families. With 200,000 service members annually transitioning to further education or careers, it is important to provide veterans with reliable information about high-quality postsecondary education.

DOL Announces New State IT Grants

Christina Pena
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a new grant opportunity to improve state information technology (IT) systems that connect programs and services for dislocated workers.

These new "Reemployment & System Integration Dislocated Worker Grants" will provide seed money for states to make technological changes that support and advance connectivity among their existing IT systems and databases in at least one of three areas: