Advocacy Posts

For most of the last month, federal legislators have spent their time working outside of Capitol Hill, many in home states and districts, as part of Congress’ annual August recess. Lawmakers are expected to return next week with a busy agenda in front of them. With the federal fiscal year…

Earlier in July, the United States Department of Education announced $68 million in grants to support students through Full-Service Community Schools programs. Key Highlights: 1. FY2022 Grant Competition Brief Overview (a brief summary of the FSCS program regulations and application requirements) 2. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply (NIA): August…

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice Inviting Applications for the Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant program that provides academic support and strengthens connections among schools, parents and families, and their surrounding communities. This program aligns with the priorities and vision set forth by the Biden-Harris Administration and…

Budget and Appropriations As Congress eyes the July 4 recess, there has been a flurry of activity. Most notably, a group of senators were able to rally support for a bipartisan bill that aims to keep firearms away from dangerous people and gives communities and schools resources to address mental…

COSSBA Federal Newsletter – June 20, 2022 Budget and appropriations Last week, a group of bipartisan senators met daily to hammer out the details of a deal on gun control measures reached the previous Sunday. By week’s end, optimism on getting a bill to President Joe Biden’s desk by July…

COSSBA Federal Newsletter – June 13, 2022 Budget and appropriations Last week, lawmakers focused on issues outside of the annual appropriations process and sweeping competitiveness legislation. The House addressed gun violence via an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the need to address what the panel called “the gun violence…

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) that will award $95 million in broadband grants across the state. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. August 4, 2022. Building on appropriations from both the 2021 and 2022 legislative sessions, this grant…

The following bills were introduced by the Minnesota State Senate April 6 to May 2, 2022. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across the state. Whether it is a…

The following bills were introduced by the Minnesota House of Representatives from April 7 to April 29, 2022. We hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the bills under consideration that may impact school boards and school districts across the state. Whether it…

Source: U.S. Department of Education President Joe Biden released his 2023 education budget request to Congress on Monday, March 28. President Biden’s requests for K-12 education calls for: • Making historic investments in high-poverty schools. To advance the goal of providing a high-quality education to every student, the budget provides…

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