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    Child Welfare Funding Updates in Response to COVID-19

    In December 2020, Congress passed and the President signed into law the COVID-19 Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act as part of an appropriations package that funds the federal government through federal fiscal year 2021 (FFY21). The law defines the term, ‘‘COVID–19 public health emergency period,’’ as the period beginning on April 1, 2020 and ending on September 30, 2021.

    • 3. February 2021
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    Supporting Clark University with a $10 Million DOL Grant for Workforce Training

    On January 21, 2021, Clark University in Worcester, MA, was awarded a $10 million apprenticeship grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to help provide workforce training for jobs in industries that are currently in demand, such as information technology (IT), manufacturing, and transportation.

    • 2. February 2021
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    U.S. District Court Rejected Hospitals’ Attempt to Challenge Medicare Reimbursement Adjustments for Low-Income Individuals

    On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that the Provider Reimbursement Review Board of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) lacked jurisdiction to consider hospitals’ objections to adjustments to some of their Medicare reimbursements carried out by the Secretary of DHHS.

    • 22. January 2021
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    Helping to Build North Carolina’s Early Childhood and School-Age Workforce Registry

    In 2021, PCG will be working with the Child Care Services Association (CCSA) to start planning and developing North Carolina’s Early Childhood and School-Age (EC/SA) workforce registry. The registry will be a valuable resource for states to communicate with the EC/SA workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies.

    • 21. January 2021