Higher Education Community Calls on Congress to Support Student Mental Health and Wellbeing

Last week, CGS and a group of nearly 100 organizations sent a letter to Congress urging its support in addressing the mental and behavioral health needs of students in higher education. Read more.

Federal Agencies Increase Their Focus on Implementing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities

The Department of Energy recently released their new Equity Action Plan to put a spotlight on equity and justice. Read more. 

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces $33.17 Million for 245 Humanities Projects

Last week, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $33.17 million in grants for 245 humanities projects across the country. The Biden Administration proposed $200.7 million for NEH in their latest FY23 budget request, which is $20.7 million or 11.5 percent above the FY22 enacted level of funding. Read more. 

Department of Education to Invest in Highly Effective Educators and Address Teacher Shortage

The Department of Education announced that the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant program is now accepting applications for efforts that increase the pipeline of highly effective educators. Read more. 

Important Advisory Committee Notices

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources will have their next meeting in mid-May. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide advice with respect to NSF’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and human resources programming. Read more.