U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribal Energy Infrastructure Development

On September 26, 2019 during his closing remarks at the National Tribal Energy Summit in D.C., Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy announced that Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs issued a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Energy Infrastructure Development on Indian Lands - 2020”. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: U.S. Government Statement at the U.N. High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

"Our work on Universal Health Coverage should be viewed in light of the ultimate goal that we as nations have been working toward at the U.N. and the World Health Organization for more than half a century now: the highest attainable standard of mental and physical health for every person." Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Secretary DeVos Makes Clear Federal Funds can be Used to Support Dual Enrollment, Postsecondary Options for Students and Youth with Disabilities

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today made clear that vocational rehabilitation (VR) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds can be used to support dual enrollment, comprehensive transition and other postsecondary education programs for students and youth with disabilities. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Back to School: U.S. Department of Labor Offers New Guidance and Assistance for Educational Institutions and Federal Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced guidance clarifying affirmative action program (AAP) development for academic institutions and other contractors with campus-like settings, and advancing the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). OFCCP also issued a complementary policy directivelimiting compliance reviews of academic institutions to non-student employees. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Awards $2 Million to Cornell University To Help Increase Employment Among Individuals with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has announced the awarding of $2 million to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, for the first year of a 4-year cooperative agreement to operate an employer-focused disability policy development and technical assistance center. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Syria

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin K. McAleenan, announced that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria was warranted, pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. With his signature, he has extended Syria’s TPS designation for 18 months. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR: U.S. Department of the Interior and Gila River Indian Community Enter into First-of-its-Kind Innovative Lease for Gila Crossing Community School

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney and Gila River Indian Community (Community) Governor Stephen Lewis signed a lease for the Gila Crossing Community School, the Community’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) K-8 school located in District 6 on the Reservation. Read More »