[NCL Members] NCL Policy call 12.07.2016

Silja Kallenbach silja_kallenbach at worlded.org
Thu Dec 8 15:03:04 EST 2016


Thank you Judy
Silja

On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:39 PM Judy Mortrude <jmortrude at clasp.org> wrote:

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> *12/07/2016 NCL Policy Call*
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> *NOTE THE NEW CALL IN # 641-715-0861;*240804#
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> Attending: Silja, Deborah, Peter, Michele, Joann, Cynthia, Judy, Laura,
> Taj, Blaire, Carol, others?
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> *1.  Budget - Continuing Resolution *
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> .19% overall cut
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>    Would fund through 4/28
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>    Includes funding for the 21st Century Cures program that Congress will
>    very likely act on in the Lame Duck.
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>    Includes an extension of funding in the Ag Department for the summer
>    EBT demonstration project
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>    Extends the Miners’ health benefits through 4/28 (and Sen. Manchin
>    apparently wants this extended beyond that time)
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>    Added $300 million in HHS for refugee assistance
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>    Funding to help Social Security deal with the backlog of disability
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>    HUD: Public and Indian rental assistance (per President Obama’s
>    request.)  However no added $$ for Section 8 vouchers
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>    $1.8 billion for disaster relief via the Community Dev Fund
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>    $500 million for HHS to address opioids
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>    $170 million for Flint (this was the lower amount that had been
>    requested). However, there’s some question as to whether that money will be
>    available in the absence of the Water bill passing.
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>    More $$ for Defense?
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>    $300 million to State Dept for international migration and refugee
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>    Includes a provision requested by POTUS to delay the imposition of
>    sequestration during this CR period—meaning that if it’s imposed, it would
>    happen during the remainder of the fiscal year.
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> House will take up the bill on Thursday, forcing the Senate to act quickly
> to beat the deadline. Slight chance that there would be a very temporary
> stop-gap measure to give the Senate more time. It includes the General
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> *2.       New administration (concerns, opportunities?)*
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> Potential for significant cuts in FY 17 budget – Cuts to Non Defense
> Discretionary (NDD) across the board.  Most states are re-competing funds
> this year so maybe they will have to rescind funds if WIOA title II funds
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> Betsy DeVos – connected to Jeb Bush’s excellence in education, connection
> to Liza McFadden, DeVos is a donor to the BB Fdn. Peter has reached out to
> Liza to broker a conversation on behalf of NCL and Deborah will follow up.
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> Gov Pence was supportive of adult education charter schools (Goodwill
> Industries).  Interesting to explore but red flag about lack of funding for
> low level ESL – Judy will follow up and copy Deborah
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> WIOA regulations could be rescinded if there’s an overarching claw back
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> Watching out for sweeping statement on not using federal funds for those
> without work authorization
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> Major advocacy work – COABE/State Directors are gearing up for advocacy.
> NCL needs to be as coordinated as possible, coordinated message,
> coordinated timing – or message will get lost in the number of voices who
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> Need to be targeted about who we visit and what we say when we got to
> visit.  Need to figure out who we be aligned with
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> *3.       Debrief on “adult charter school” event *
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> Potential increase of funding for charter schools, this might be a window
> for states that do not fund adult charter schools. BRIA is a great family
> literacy model.  Blair will reach out around family literacy.
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> Need to carefully broker this discussion so as not to take away from WIOA
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> Goodwill Industries is interested in positioning itself to be the national
> player in adult education charter schools because of their reach (150+)
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> BB Fdn is doing a follow on paper from this event.  Judy will re-post to
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> Maryland is doing research in response to a legislative ask, coming out in
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> David Rosen has a list, might be another LINCS event on this topic shortly
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> Johan Uvin is making a big push on adult charters to shift the focus of
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> YouthBuild International – charters in multiple places
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> *4.       NCL presentations in 2017 – COABE? NAWB? Others?*
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> We all need to be much more aware, consistent and coordinating with one
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> NCL doesn’t have a budget for this, so it’s more about coordinating and
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> *5.       January 3rd joint policy call with NAEPDC on Integrated
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> Share results of survey that’s been in the field for a couple of months
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> World Education webinars have been popular; Ellen Hewit and Andy Nash
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> Carol – Created IET guide for 3 regional workforce boards in Pennsylvania;
> state interpretation is going to play a big role in how IET rolls out (will
> post to their website and let NCL know). Getting basic skills and
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> skills folks to plan together.  Will be pre-conference topic at COABE
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> Peter: In the context of public policy call, “what are the potential
> national policy implications of this” that we should have in consideration
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> Judy will sent out invitation and all-call to anyone who wants to present
> some information
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> *6.  Future Forward Newsletter –*  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt –
> celebrating adult education and family literacy in the month of December??
> – Deborah will investigate
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> *Judy Mortrude*
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> *651-276-7067*
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