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Secretary DeVos Reponding to Upward Bound

May 24, 2017

Appropriations Subcommittee addressing Upward Bound Grant Application.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Last Word

May 23, 2017

Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Massachusetts Senior Senator Elizabeth Warren about Trump's new budget.

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Congress Boosts TRIO Funding, Addresses Formatting in Grant Competitions

May 8, 2017

Last week, the House and Senate reached an agreement regarding funding for FY17 (academic year 2017-18).

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Congress Moves to Boost TRIO Funding, Addresses Formatting in Grant Competitions

May 1, 2017

The House and Senate reached an agreement regarding funding for FY17 (academic year 2017-18) over the weekend.

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President Trump Proposes Cut to TRIO Funding by 10% and Halt to New Competitions in GEAR UP

March 16, 2017

Today, President Donald Trump released his first budget request to Congress. It includes a 15% cut to the U.S. Department of Education, including a $92 million (or 10%) decrease in TRIO funding.

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TRIO Student Testifies on Capitol Hill

March 9, 2017

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, TRIO student Joseph Longmire, Jr. testified before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

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TRIO Caucus Kicks Off 115th Session of Congress with Welcome Reception

February 6, 2017

On Tuesday, January 31, the Congressional TRIO Caucus hosted a Welcome Reception for new and returning Members of Congress.

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TRIO Funding — Where Are We Now and What Happens Next?

February 3, 2017

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Like every transition of presidential power, the Trump Administration has ushered in a new group of political leaders who, in turn, bring with them new attitudes regarding federal spending, generally, and education spending, in particular.

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TRIO Highlighted in Confirmation Hearing

January 18, 2017

Yesterday, Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as the Secretary of Education, appeared before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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What's Next for TRIO Funding?

December 11, 2016

On December 9, the House and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution or "CR" that will level-fund all government programs through April 28, 2017.

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Post-Election Appropriations Alert

November 14, 2016

Now that the 2016 elections are over, Members of Congress will return to Washington, D.C., to complete its legislative business for the year.

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Act Now to Increase TRIO Funding!

September 29, 2016

On September 28, 2016, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed a continuing resolution ("CR") to maintain level funding of all government programs through December 9.

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Department Announces Over $2.5 Million in TRIO Training Grants!

September 27, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education has announced the recipients of its TRIO Training Grants for 2016-2018.

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New Democrat Coalition Highlights TRIO in Higher Education Agenda

September 18, 2016

On September 15, 2016, the New Democrat Coalition released its priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

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EOC Notifications Sent to Capitol Hill

August 17, 2016

On August 16, the U.S. Department of Education released an official notice announcing the Educational Opportunity Center applicants who received awards on the first slate.

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Have You Played TRIO BINGO Yet?

August 9, 2016

This Summer, COE challenges YOU to play TRIO BINGO! Winning is easy! You can invite your Member of Congress to visit your TRIO program.

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Talent Search Grant Notification Update

July 25, 2016

Late in the afternoon on Friday, July 15, the U.S. Department of Education began releasing the results of the Talent Search Grant Competition to Capitol Hill. More than 880 applicants applied for grant awards.

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House Appropriations Committee Approves $60 Million Funding Increase for FY 2017

July 14, 2016

In July, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education ("LHHS") Appropriations Subcommittee approved its FY 2017 bill.

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Update on TS and EOC Grant Announcements

June 24, 2016

We recently learned that the U.S. Department of Education is behind schedule with respect to grant announcements for Talent Search and will be unable to meet the expectation laid out in the FY 16 Omnibus Appropriation bill that all Talent Search and EOC grants be announced by July 31.

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Lawmakers Urge Administration to Open TRIO Access

June 22, 2016

Yesterday, more than 100 Democratic Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to President Barack Obama and Education Secretary John King urging the Administration to expand TRIO eligibility to include students who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program.

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ED Proposes to Cut TRIO by $20 Million; COE Proposes $80 Million Increase

February 9, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, President Obama released his final budget request to Congress. In the proposal, the Administration not only requests overall level funding for TRIO, but also reduces the funding allocation for virtually all of the individual TRIO programs in order to reserve $20 million to fund a "TRIO Demonstration Initiative."

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