- WHIAAPI and NAPCA Elder Listening Sessions
- May 27, 2016 at 9am – 12pm PST at Asian Counseling and Referral Services (3639 Martin Luther King Jr. S, Seattle, WA 98144)
- WHIAAPI and NAPCA will convene listening sessions across the country to develop connections between federal departments, their regional networks, the community and NAPCA. Participants will learn about critical federal programs that preserve and promote the quality of life of AAPI older adults and their families, with a specific focus on elder justice, long-term supports and services, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and family caregiving.
- Upcoming listening sessions:
- June 15, 2016 at 9am – 12pm CST in Chicago, IL
- June 16, 2016 at 9am – 12pm PST in Los Angeles, CA
Below are announcements from various federal agencies. For further information, please visit the respective agency’s website.
Department of Education
- IES Webinar on Funding Opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions
- May 31, 2016, 1:30pm – 3pm EDT
- Learn about the Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program (84.305B) grant competition, which will establish research training programs at Minority Serving Institutions (or their partners) that prepare upper-level undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and/or master’s degree students to pursue doctoral study in the education sciences. IES staff will also provide information about the other funding opportunities and the peer review process.
- To register for the webinar, see http://ies.ed.gov/funding/webinars/index.asp.
Department of Homeland Security
- DHS Enhances Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants, Final Rule Posted
Federal Emergency Management Agency
National Science Foundation
- Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
- Nominations due June 17, 2016
- PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and person from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
- USCIS to Implement Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program
- USCIS, magsasakatuparan ng Programang Parole para sa mga Beteranong Pilipino ng Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig
- Beginning June 8, 2016
- This policy will allow certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions an opportunity to receive a discretionary grant of parole on a case-by-case basis, so that they may come to the United State as they wait for their immigrant visa to become available.
- This will enable eligible individuals to provide support and care to their aging veteran family members who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.