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No amendment offered to limit FCC’s funding ability on E-rate.

The ALA Washington is getting word from the Hill that a possible amendment to the House Financial Services Appropriations bill that would limit the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) ability to increase funding to the Federal E-rate programs has been withdrawn.

Posted in E-Rate, Legislation, Library Advocacy

Possible amendment damaging to E-rate is expected soon.

The ALA Washington Office just got off a conference call with House Democratic Leadership regarding a possible amendment to the House Financial Services Appropriations bill that would limit the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) ability to increase funds to the Federal

Posted in E-Rate, Legislation, Library Advocacy

Senate Passes the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act

This afternoon the U.S. Senate passes H.R. 803 Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) on a bipartisan vote of 95-3. This legislation will reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and is a huge legislative victory for libraries as it includes

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More Information on IAL Applications

The U.S. Department of Education has posted a webinar about technical assistance for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. Today at 3pm EDT there will be an online Q&A session for application assistance. There will be another Q&A online

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Update on IAL Applications

Last week, as stated on the District Dispatch, the U.S. Department of Education released their application for the upcomming Innovative Approaches to Literacy grants for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. As an update to last week’s blog post, the application forms can

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