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Jun 29, 2022 - Notice from the Department of Education inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Promise Neighborhoods (PN) program. The purpose of the PN program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children and youth living in the most distressed communities of the United States. The Department of Education will only consider applications that meet one of the following absolute priorities: 1) non-rural and non-tribal communities, 2) rural applicants, and 3) tribal communities. Notices of Intent to Apply are due by July 29, 2022. Applications are due by September 27, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 21, 2022 - Executive Order from the Office of the President to combat discrimination and eliminate disparities that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) individuals and their families. This order directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use the Department of HHS's authorities to protect LGBTQI+ individuals' access to medically necessary care and promote the adoption of promising policies and practices to support health equity. Among other things, this order also directs the Secretary of HHS to seek to expand the availability of family counseling and support programs in federally-funded programs and establish an initiative to address the health disparities facing LGBTQI+ youth and adults, prevent LGBTQI+ suicide, and address the barriers and that LGBTQI+ individuals and families face in accessing comprehensive healthcare.
Source: Federal Register