PA’s Economic Efforts Should Focus on Building Businesses Not Poaching Them, Report Finds

Pennsylvania’s economic development strategy should focus on building businesses rather than poaching, according to a new report from the Keystone Research Center (KRC). In the report, KRC identifies four core principles to guide the state’s economic development efforts and a series of specific recommendations to grow Pennsylvania’s own companies, create well-paying, quality jobs, deliver high…

Reduce Workplace Hazards!

Reduce Workplace Hazards! Susan Harwood Training Grant Program POSTED: 4/9/2015 FUNDING SOURCE: Dept. of Labor ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit and public agencies $ AVAILABLE: $3,500,000 GRANTS AVAILABLE: N.A. MAX GRANT SIZE: $165,000/year DEADLINE: 6/2/2015 CONTACT INFORMATION: http://www.grants.gov/grantsws/AttachmentDownload?attId=238688 DESCRIPTION: Funds for programs to train workers and employers to recognize, avoid, and prevent safety and health hazards in their…

YouthBuild Grants Available!

YouthBuild Grants Available! YouthBuild POSTED: 4/6/2015 FUNDING SOURCE: DOL ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit and public agencies $ AVAILABLE: $76,000,000 GRANTS AVAILABLE: 76 MAX GRANT SIZE: $1,100,000 DEADLINE: 6/5/2015 CONTACT INFORMATION: http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/oppFOA-ETA-15-05-cfda17.274-cidFOA-ETA-15-05-instructions.pdf DESCRIPTION: Funding for vocational construction skills training and, for certain applicants, construction and alternative vocational skills training, of at-risk youth and/or young adults, aged 16 –…

National Indian Health Outreach and Education II – MSPI and HIV/AIDS

National Indian Health Outreach and Education II – MSPI and HIV/AIDS Sponsor:          Indian Health Service/DHHS   SYNOPSIS:   The purpose of these cooperative agreements is to further IHS health program objectives in the AI/AN community with expanded outreach and education efforts for the MSPI and HIV/AIDS programs on a national scale and in the interest of…

YouthBuild Sponsor:Employment and Training Administration/Department of Labor

YouthBuild Sponsor:          Employment and Training Administration/Department of Labor   SYNOPSIS:    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department), announces the availability of approximately $76 million in grant funds authorized by the YouthBuild provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128). It is the Departments intention to…

AAU, APLU Taskforces Craft Recommendations for University Tech Transfer Principles

Working groups at The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and The Association of American Universities (AAU), two membership organizations of higher education institutions, have released statements on the role of universities in managing intellectual property and technology transfer alongside their core missions and interest in maximizing public benefit. The two sets of recommendations…

Percentage of S&E College Grads Grows, But Not S&E Employment

Although the percentage of college graduates with science and engineering (S&E) or S&E-related majors has increased, the proportion of college graduates employed in an S&E occupation has remained relatively unchanged at 10 percent since 1993, according to a recently released InfoBrief from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Engineering Statistics. In the brief, authors…