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Department of Education Issues RFI on Effective Approaches for Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth
Jun 4, 2012
The President's FY 2013 Budget (FY 2013 budget) included a request for authority to implement "Performance Partnership Pilots" that would improve outcomes for disconnected youth. In order to inform the Administration's development of that initiative, the Department of Education has issued a request for information (RFI) which seeks recommendations on effective approaches for improving outcomes for disconnected youth by working across Federal, State, and local community programs and systems that provide services to disconnected youth.
The Department states "the input we receive will inform the deliberations of the Federal Interagency Forum on Disconnected Youth about the best use of the authority requested in the FY 2013 budget for the Performance Partnership Pilots and on other actions the
Administration might take to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. In addition, responses may also be used to identify opportunities for flexibility within existing authorities."
The Department further notes:
"If legislation provides this authority, these pilots would create innovative and comprehensive reengagement strategies that encourage additional academic and non-academic supports and support multiple pathways to prepare disconnected youth for college and career success.
Responses to the RFI will also inform how the Department of Education (ED), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Labor (DOL) could deploy other resources for disconnected youth that have been requested in the FY 2013 budget. In addition, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are interested in how their programs serving disconnected youth could contribute to Performance Partnership Pilots and other efforts to improve outcomes for this population."
Comments are due by July 15, 2012.
Click here for the RFI.