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Washington D.C, 23.05.2014 - On May 21, 2014, I participated on a stakeholder conference call hosted by the U.S. Department of Education to provide an overview and details of the new First in the World (FITW) Grant competition.  The notice for the grant solicitation was published...

May 21, 2014, Washington, DC. The House and Senate leadership have announced the release of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), bi-partisan, bi-cameral legislation to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which was due for reauthorization eleven years ago. While the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor...

On April 29, 2014, US DOT Secretary Foxx announced the Obama Administration’s proposal for reauthorizing the nation’s surface transportation law. Known by the acronym “GROW AMERICA,” (Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America), the measure proposes...

May 01, 2014: As a federal government relations professional principally serving higher education and municipal entities who consistently pursue external funding that includes federal grants, I focus on working with them to implement strategies to enhance their grants success in today’s hypercompetitive environment due in...

4.16.14 - Washington D.C. The Department of Labor released the grant application for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program today. The program, originally outlined in the stimulus, has distributed $1.5 billion in grants to over 800 community colleges over the last three...

April 7th, 2014 - Washington D.C.  Vice President Biden outlined Monday the Obama administration's plan to boost community college graduation rates by giving college credit for job-training apprenticeships. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges, Vice President Biden said apprenticeships provide "a pathway...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last month, I participated in a meeting at the White House at which time we discussed President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper.  As an African-American male with a strong family background and someone educated in public K-12 schools and public universities, some would...