The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cites Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations in a blog post today as an example of efforts by the federal government to make better use of administrative data. OMB Acting Deputy Director, Aviva Aron-Dine, highlights the potential for states to use data to improve workforce outcomes and reviews proposals for overcoming existing challenges.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its solicitation for applications for the fifth round of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grants.
State Workforce Agencies are invited to apply for the new WDQI grants, in which DOL has approximately $10 million available to fund about eight grants.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today awarded $165 million in grants to 10 states as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) pilot program. California (Fresno), Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington received awards ranging from $3 million to $22 million.
The Obama Administration today released a proposed 2016 Budget with significant funding increases and legislative proposals designed to make better use of data to improve workforce and education policies.
Funding proposals for data improvements include:
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed a bill yesterday to reauthorize federal grants that support state longitudinal data systems.
The Strengthening Education through Research Act (S. 227) reauthorizes the Education Sciences Reform Act, which in 2002 established the federal education research system. The bill now goes to the full Senate.
Building on a series of efforts to safeguard the privacy of American consumers and families, President Barack Obama announced several new actions to protect student data today.
Speaking from the Federal Trade Commission offices, President Obama laid out plans for:
House Republicans and Senate Democrats yesterday unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2015, which began in October. Congress is expected to pass the legislation this week.
Leaders from the Departments of Education and Labor and the Office of Management and Budget met yesterday with WDQC and its partner organizations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss state progress on collecting and using workforce data.
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