Last week over 100 organizations, including CGS, signed on to a letter urging the highest possible 302(b) allocation for the National Science Foundation and other federal research agencies. Specifically, the letter calls on Congressional leaders to provide a robust funding allocation for research and education programs in the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittees. Read more.
Department of Education Urges Colleges to Use American Rescue Plan Funds to Provide Mental Health Support to Students
Earlier this week, the Department of Education released new guidance regarding helping colleges and universities provide mental health support to students. According to the press release, the guidance will help colleges and universities support students as they navigate mental health challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. Read more.
Student Aid Association Releases Ideas for Loan Reforms
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) released a report this week on improvements needed in the administration of student loan programs. The release of this report comes at an apt time, given the current pause in student loan repayments due to the pandemic and the Administration’s plans to potentially forgive billions in student loan debt. Read more.
Apply Today: Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program Awards
The Department of Education issued a notice this week inviting applications for new awards for the FY 2022 Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing campus-based childcare services. Read more.
Call for Golden Goose Award Nominations Begin
Nominations for the prestigious Golden Goose Award have opened. The Golden Goose Award recognizes researchers whose seemingly obscure, federally funded research has led to major breakthroughs. Read more.