June 17, 2005

In this Issue:

  1. Funding Announcement - Model Development or Replication to Implement the CAPTA Requirement to Identify and Serve Substance Exposed Newborns
      Source: www.acf.hhs.gov - Retrieved June 16, 2005
  2. Budget News—U.S. Department of Education
      Source: www.ed.gov - June 15, 2005
  3. Educational Materials on Early Hearing Screening
      Source: Centers for Disease Control - Retrieved June 10, 2005
  4. ERIC Announces Beta Version of Open Online Submission System
      Source: Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - Retreived June 16, 2005

1. Funding Announcement - Model Development or Replication to Implement the CAPTA Requirement to Identify and Serve Substance Exposed Newborns

Source: www.acf.hhs.gov - Retrieved June 16, 2005

The following funding opportunity was recently announced by the Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF):

Model Development or Replication to Implement the CAPTA Requirement to Identify and Serve Substance Exposed Newborns -- Due Date for Applications: 08/05/2005

Executive Summary: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide financial support to develop or replicate and test a model of policies and procedures that implement the new provisions of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) regarding substance exposed newborns. Applicants may choose to develop new models, replicate existing models or replicate key components of existing models of policies and procedures for identifying and serving families with children prenatally exposed to illegal drugs, and to test the effectiveness of the model in other settings. The projects funded under this priority area will incorporate features and components that hold promise for contributing to an expansion of the knowledge base about the development of effective policies and procedures for states and communities to use in identifying and providing services to these children and their families.

For complete information go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2005-ACF-ACYF-CB-0050.html [Note: Link checked on 11/26/2007 - this document is no longer available online. For other ACF grant opportunities go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/ ].

2. Budget News—U.S. Department of Education

Source: www.ed.gov - June 15, 2005

On June 9, 2005, the House Subcommittee on Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations marked up the FY 2006 Labor/HHS/Education appropriations bill. A table (last updated 06/14/05) showing the amounts provided for the programs and activities of the Education Department is available at http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget06/06action.pdf. Scan down to page 9 for Special Education (IDEA) amounts.

3. Educational Materials on Early Hearing Screening

Source: Centers for Disease Control - Retrieved June 10, 2005

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (EHDI) has released several new educational materials to help promote communication from birth for all children. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/ehdi/edmaterials.htm.

4. ERIC Announces Beta Version of Open Online Submission System

Source: Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - Retreived June 16, 2005

ERIC is pleased to announce the availability of the Open Online Submission System (Beta) on the ERIC Web site. This system enables individual contributors to submit non-journal materials that will be considered for inclusion in the ERIC database. In order to continue the high quality, education focus of ERIC the submitted materials will be evaluated against ERIC's Screening Criteria. As part of the Beta system, there is no established selection or processing turnaround time. For more information and links to the submission form and screening critera go to http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/resources/html/news/eric_news_20.html