Federal investments

Making Better Use of Administrative Data

by Christina Pena
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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. 

SNAP E&T Grants Awarded

by Rachel Zinn
Friday, March 20, 2015

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. 

Senate Considers Data Bill

by Rachel Zinn
Thursday, January 29, 2015

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.

Data Funding Dips

by Rachel Zinn
Thursday, December 11, 2014

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.