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Release Date

August 1, 2019

HUD Announces Funding Opportunity under the "Jobs Plus" Program for Eligible Public Housing Authorities

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Jobs Plus program develops locally-based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing.

The place-based Jobs Plus program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working residents and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working residents the norm.

HUD this week has announced its intent to invest $20,700,000 in Jobs Plus in a new funding cycle.  HUD anticipates the award of seven grants.


Applications from eligible PHAs are due by October 1.

Release Date

August 1, 2019

ACTE to Launch Webinar Series on Career and Technical Education with Students with Disabilities

Beginning this month, ACTE is collaborating on a webinar series about secondary CTE as a viable pathway for developing the skills of students with disabilities (SWD) and preparing them for the future.

Changes in Perkins V and an increasing emphasis on college and career readiness for all students are bringing the needs of SWD to the forefront of the CTE conversation.

This five-part webinar series will take a deep dive into programs, practices and partnerships among CTE and special education practitioners that support SWD in CTE. Each webinar will last 90 minutes, including Q & A, and will be available for later viewing at

This series is a collaboration among Penn State University’s Workforce Education program, the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) and ACTE.

Webinar 1. CTE for Students with Disabilities: A Framework for Understanding
Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST  Register here

Webinar 2. Effective Partnerships: Communication, Collaboration and Professional Practice
Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST  Register here

Webinar 3. Classroom Supports: Universal Design for Learning, Differentiated Instruction
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST  Register here

Webinar 4. Classroom Management: Behavioral Supports, Motivation, Reflective Teaching
Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST  Register here

Webinar 5. Toward Best Practices: Programs that Work, Models Toward Success
Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST  Register here

Updated: January 10, 2020