National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending June 19!

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Mellon and Other Foundations Commit $1.7 Billion+ to Nonprofits Devastated by Global Pandemic

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced today that it has joined forces with Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in a dramatic $1.7 billion-plus commitment to shore up struggling nonprof its.   The Foundation will dedicate an additional $200 million in grantmaking – on top of its $300 million originally planned for 2020 – for emergency support to nonprofits in higher education, the arts, and humanities. The giving helps stabilize these institutions during the interconnected crises of a global pandemic, a national economic depression, and the effects of racial injustice, and ultimately​ will help fortify nonprofit infrastructure and reimagined programming of nonprofits in education.

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Career Pathways & Vacancies

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Science

The Institute of Education Sciences is requesting applications from HBCUs and other MSIs for its Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training program. Pathways provides funding for MSIs to provide students with an introduction to education research and scientific methods, meaningful opportunities to participate in education research studies, professional development, and mentoring that lead to doctoral study. To download the Re search Training Programs request for application (84.305B) and learn more about how to apply for Pathways, see If you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Katina Stapleton at or attend the Pathways virtual office hours on July 2, 2020 at 2 pm ET: Please note that a Letter of Intent is not required.

Read more about Honors Attorney Program, Law Clerk/Attorney, GS-0904/0905-11/12/13/14 

The Office of Management and Budget


The Office of Management and Budgets Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has posted the job of Chief Statistician of the United States to USAJOBS [ Caution- ]. The *announcement closes June 29*.

The Chief Statistician is responsible for shaping the U.S. statistical system, ensuring that it is positioned to meet the increasing demand for more timely information. The position also represents the U.S. as a member of the United Nations Statistical Commission, and other similar international groups.

In addition, this person will also serve as chief of the Statistical and Science Policy Branch, supervising a staff of senior scientists and statisticians who assist with implementation of the federal statistical program and oversee government-wide implementation of the Information Quality Act.

OMB encourages everyone with the ability to provide strong leadership in this role whether inside or outside of the federal government to apply before the deadline

National and Federal Opportunities

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Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

CNCS is recruiting recent AmeriCorps Alumni for its Eli Segal Fellowship through June 23. This is a 13-month paid fellowship. The Fellow will support CNCS’s strategic initiatives, including the agency’s initiative to simplify its brands and create a clear and compelling story to increase awareness and understanding of our organization – and national service – to the public. More information, including how to apply, is available here .




27th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference 

Houston, Texas October 28 – 31, 2020

Theme: “Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education”

Focus of 2020 Conference The 2020 HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference will focus on the theme: Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education. The conference will also highlight some best practices as well as emerging pedagogical practices and programs that enhance students’ academic success. Additionally, there will be sessions that will enable participants to address interdisciplinary strategies, student learning outcomes, accreditation, and current research.

The HBCU Faculty Development Network Ensuring quality in higher education has been a cornerstone of the HBCU Faculty Development Network Annual Conference. For over 25 years the HBCU Faculty Development Network has covered a variety of programs for administrators, faculty and staff, aimed at improving students learning outcomes. Programs range from quality management, curriculum development, and faculty development, etc. This year’s conference celebrates 27 years of continuous programs and service in developing the faculty workforce, especially at HBCU institutions.

Proposal Submission We cordially invite you to participate in this 27th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference to be held October 28 – 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas. We invite faculty, administrators, faculty development directors, and personnel of all areas that support an academic program to submit proposals for presentation at this year’s conference that support the theme: Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education

Conference Duration and Format The conference offers two and a half days of workshops, concurrent sessions, round-table discussions, plenary sessions, and a poster session. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for participants to network with colleagues; exchange strategies proven successful in teaching and learning, and develop practical skills that can be put to immediate use upon return to their respective institutions. Attendees will take away from this conference, useful information that works and will assist them in enhancing their current role.

Conference proposals should address one of the following strands:

Teaching & Learning • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Student Engagement • Current Issues & Trends in STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts, Math) • Learning Across the Curriculum • Global Trends in Teaching & Learning • Brain-based Teaching & Learning • Assessment

Innovative Instructional Design & Technology • Instructional Technology • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign • Online & Distance Learning

Educational/Faculty Development and Administration • Shared Governance (success, planning, tenure and promotion) • Leadership Development in Higher Education • Centers for Teaching & Learning • Workplace Productivity • Ethics • Accreditation

Research in Higher Education • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning • Scholarship of Educational Development • Scholarship of Education Administration • Scholarship of Counseling Student Success • Cross-institutional partnerships • International Student Support • Mentorship • Living & Learning Communities (Residence halls, Bridge programs,) • Advising & Counseling • Financial Aid

Click link to submit proposal:

For additional information contact Laurette B. Foster, Executive Director or (936) 261-3640


U.S. Department of Defense

DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation

The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications for the acquisition of equipment/ instrumentation under the Fiscal Year 2021 Research and Education Program for HBCU/MSI

The application deadline is August 28, 2020. Link to Application

U.S. Department of Labor


May 28 –The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the awarding of 20 grants totaling nearly $24 million as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program, a new national demonstration project aimed at providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities and individualized employment counseling.

The grantees include accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCU); and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCU) that will serve Job Corps-eligible youth and young adults from 16 to 24 years of age.

“As we look towards defeating coronavirus and reopening our economy, the Job Corps Scholars Program provides an innovative way to prepare at-risk youth for participation in the job market,” U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said. “Combining job training, classroom education, and employment counseling will give participating young adults an opportunity to excel.”

“The Department of Labor is constantly searching for new and innovative ways to deliver our programs more effectively,” said Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch. “The Scholars program will engage our community college, HBCU, and TCCU partners to provide more opportunities to young adults to access the training and instruction they need to be successful in today’s job market.”

Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (Sec. 1 56(a) (29 U.S.C. 3193 (a)) and Sec. 189(c) (29 U.S.C._3249(c)), the Department expects grantees beginning in the fall semester of 2020 to provide the services throughout each student’s participation in the 12-month career technical training component. Up to 12 months of employment counseling services will follow upon separation from the Job Corps Scholars Program. 

Through this project and its other partnerships with accredited post-secondary educational institutions, Job Corps strengthens the connection between workforce development and education. This demonstration project will also provide the Department with insight into ways to improve the effectiveness of the Job Corps program. Additional details about the Job Corps Scholars Program, including how grantee performance outcomes are measured, are included in the funding opportunity announcement.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Multistate Conservation Grant Program

Opportunity Number F21AS00004

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Sport Fish Restoration Act and the Wildlife Restoration Act to fund multistate conservation project grants. The primary goal of the program is to provide grant funds to address regional or national priority needs of the State fish and wildlife agencies and their partners that are beyond the scope and capabilities of a single State. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) work cooperatively to manage both programs. AFWA manages the grant application process, providing oversight, coordination, and guidance. The Service awards and manages the grants.

Secretary Bernhardt Announces $160 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON – As we celebrate American Wetlands Month, hundreds of bird species will benefit from $160 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects in North America. The funding was approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which is chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt.

Of the approved funds, the Commission allocated $22.1 million under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to conserve or restore more than 160,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds for 22 projects in 15 U.S. states. Partners will match these grants with an additional $50 million.

You can read more and obtain a complete list of the approved U.S., Canada and Mexico NAWCA projects is available online.


National Wildlife Refuge System,

Migratory Bird Conservation Commission

Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact Lori Bennett at