The California Dept of Education announced information on funding through the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens program.
Funding Description: The purpose of the After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens program is to create incentives for establishing locally driven after school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic support and safe, constructive alternatives for high school pupils in the hours after the regular school day, and that support college and career readiness (California Education Code[EC] Section 8421).
Eligible Applicants: institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria: Public or private entities are eligible to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers funds (20 U.S.Code §7173[a]) provided that they propose to serve Title I schools that have schoolwide programs, or a Title I school with at least 40 percent of the students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals and the school is 1) either in Program Improvement, or 2) been determined by the local educational agency (LEA) to be in need of intervention and support, and all programs must serve the families of students at these schools.
For additional information: 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens.
Revised IDEA-B LEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Calculation Tools and Training Available for School Districts
In a TTAA letter posted on October 4, 2016, to the TEA Correspondence page, TEA announced the availability of a revised IDEA-B LEA MOE Calculation Tool for school districts and an alternate tool for use by open-enrollment charter schools.
TEA is hosting two training opportunities for school districts and charter schools interested in finding out more about completing the revised IDEA-B LEA MOE Calculation Tools.
The training will be provided on the following dates through a TETN presentation entitled “Revised IDEA-B LEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Calculation Tool”:
- October 13, 2016, from 10:00–11:00 a.m.
- October 19, 2016, from 1:30–2:30 p.m.
For information on how to access this TETN, contact the TETN site manager at your regional ESC.
For access to the new tools and more information about IDEA-B LEA MOE, you may also refer to the IDEA-B LEA Maintenance of Effort page of the TEA website.
For Further Information or any questions, please email TEA Compliance.
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Okay - I know this has nothing to do with setting up your nonprofit organization, but I just have to share a bit of something that happened to my hubby and me this past month. It was so traumatic for us I felt compelled to write about it, in case something like this happens to you, you'll know what to do!
So Here's What Happened
We moved into a house that was obviously cleaned by the previous residents with a LOT of bleach. Pretty sure they sprayed the bathroom walls, and the tile floors, with bleach in order to clean the grout. As bad as that was, to add insult to injury, they did not rinse off the bleach (and all of the downstairs flooring, and all the bathrooms, are tile!) Consequently, I've been really sick since the 2nd day after moving in, and my hubby followed suit after a week.
In between all our symptoms, the hubby and I have been running around like crazy, mopping the floors with just water, and then vinegar and water, and washing the walls with the same solution, to try and clean the house out.
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Unfortunately, in spite of our efforts, we could still smell the chemicals...and it was still making us sick. But - I remembered about, and quickly purchased, some Frankincense essential oil! Most people have heard of Frankincense (North Star, Bethlehem, and Wise Men ring a bell?) but don't know its value and uses. Let me tell you: IT'S AWESOME STUFF! You can use it as a natural remedy for the flu or a cold, to help overcome indigestion, to reduce pain and inflammation in your muscles and joints, and as a natural antiseptic and household cleaner! It can be expensive, but a little bit of ESSENTIAL oil goes a long way. Go here for additional information on the wonderful uses and benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil.
To help clear out house of all the chemicals, I've been using it in a bowl with water to draw the chemicals out of the air; to clean the floors, in addition to the water and vinegar; and I also put it in my Diffuser to help clear the air of impurities. The house is finally starting to rid itself of the chemical/bleach smell - woohoo!