Older Americans Act Reauthorization
Source: National Council on Aging The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds critical services that keep older adults healthy and independent—services like meals, job training, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, health promotion, benefits enrollment, and more. The Act is overdue for reauthorization—and we’re urging Congress to seize this opportunity to update and renew its commitment to […]
50 Years of Family Engagement in Head Start
By Kiersten Beigel Head Start and Early Head Start have an amazing legacy of family engagement. As we celebrate Head Start’s 50th anniversary in 2015, Kiersten Beigel, Program Specialist for the Office of Head Start, shared her thoughts with Harvard Family Research Project’s Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) Newsletter. An excerpt is below: Since […]
JP Morgan Chase awards $500,000 in grants
Source: New Orleans Business Alliance New Orleans, LA (Nov 6, 2014) –JP Morgan Chase investing in New Orleans’ biomedical industry — awarding $500,000 in grants to four entities in the city that focus on small business growth and life sciences.The grant commitment is all a part of the company’s nation-wide initiative to help grow small […]
Seniors: Weigh Your Community Living Options
Source: National Council on Aging When weighing your housing choices as you age, it is important to consider your community as well as your dwelling. By selling and moving, you could live in a community that offers greater benefits and freedom. Ask yourself the following questions to see if some of today’s new residential options […]
September Is National Preparedness Month
By Marco Beltran, Program Specialist for the Office of Head Start Many programs are still in the first month of classes. Staff members are reuniting with returning families and meeting those new to Head Start or Early Head Start. Infants and toddlers are getting used to the sights and sounds of their new environment. And, […]
Seniors: 5 Tips to Increase Your Income
Source: National Council on Aging In past generations, older adults looked to retire with three sources of income: savings, pensions, and Social Security.But no longer. With the decline of company pensions and financial markets taking a hit during the economic downturn, many seniors face less income than anticipated in retirement.Here are 5 tips to boost […]
Head Start grant opportunities focus on community needs
HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has announced 122 funding opportunities totaling nearly $600 million to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services to children and families in communities across the country. Many of these opportunities are part of an ongoing effort  by ACF and its Office of Head Start to make sure […]