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U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
2015 Summer Meals Upcoming Webinar

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service will provide an overview of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Learn more about how to feed children in the critical summer months by launching a summer meals program in your community, along with best practices, resources, and how to navigate the 2015 Summer Meals Toolkit.

Moderator: Kristin Caulley, Program Assistant, External and Government Affairs, USDA-FNS

Speakers:

  • Traci Mouw, Program Analyst in Child Nutrition, USDA-FNS
  • Lance Hendrix, Place Based Initiatives Coordinator, USDA- FNS
  • Valerie Piper, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Community and Economic Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

When: Monday, June 29, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 PM, EDT

Register for this Webinar.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Startup in a Day Initiative

The Startup in a Day initiative aims to make it easier for entrepreneurs to start a business by reducing the amount of time it takes to register and apply for permits and licenses at the local level. Cities and Native American communities across the United States are encouraged to get involved.

Startup in a Day Competition: The SBA is conducting two prize competitions for U.S. cities and Native American communities. Both competitions will award prizes to support the development, implementation, and improvement of online tools that will let entrepreneurs learn about the business startup process in their area, including how to register and apply for all required local licenses and permits, in one day or less.

Startup in a Day Competition – Start Small Model: The first competition will award up to 25 prizes of up to $50,000 each for cities. Up to two (2) prizes of $50,000 each are available specifically for Native American communities.

Submission Date: July 13, 2015

Learn about the Start Small Model Competition.

Startup in a Day Competition – Dream Big Model: The second competition challenges cities and/or Native American communities to develop an “open source” Startup in a Day solution, which can be replicable and scalable to other localities. One (1) $250,000 prize will be awarded.

Submission Date: July 13, 2015

Learn about the Startup in a Day Dream Big Model.

Startup in a Day Pledge: President Barack Obama is asking cities and Native American communities across America to take a pledge to support entrepreneurs by participating in the Startup in a Day initiative. Several cities have already taken the Startup in a Day Pledge.

For information on how your city and/or Native American community can take the pledge, please email startup@sba.gov.

2015 Promise Neighborhoods National Network Meeting
Building on the Promise to Our Communities

When: July 9 - 10, 2015

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA

Registration for the 2015 Promise Neighborhoods National Meeting is now open! Even if you are not a Promise Neighborhoods grantee, you have made some serious promises to your community. You have promised to work across silos; to develop meaningful partnerships with families, organizations, and government; and to strategically coordinate your resources to support improved academic and life outcomes for children and families. Let’s use this time to reflect on what we have accomplished and renew our commitments to those we serve. Detailed information regarding the conference, including logistics and an optional pre-conference Early Learning Policy Briefing (on July 8), are now available on the conference website.

Register for this Meeting.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM EDT
Please be sure to complete your registration (and those of other participants from your community) by this date.

When: Thursday, July 9 - 10, 2015

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

Theme: Building on the Promise to Our Communities

Invited Participants: Promise Neighborhoods implementation grantees and previous planning grantees; Full Service Community Schools grantees; federal Place-Based communities (such as Choice Neighborhoods, Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program grantees, Community Health Centers, Promise Zones, Strong Cities Strong Communities), and the larger Promise Neighborhoods Institute network.

Conference Goal: Attendees will use the conference sessions and tools to assess their readiness to implement, scale up and sustain their evidence-based, cradle-to-career pipeline of academic and support services for children and families in their communities.

Questions?  For registration assistance, please contact Gordana Vukovic at Synergy (gvukovic@seiservices.com); questions about the conference program can be directed to Anand Sharma at CSSP (Anand.Sharma@cssp.org).


 
            
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