FY 2011 Continuing Resolution Budget Cuts Announced

Washington, D.C. — On April 4, 2011, another Continuing Resolution was introduced to prevent government shut down.  This CR announced an additional $12 billion cut in federal spending.  The $12 billion in cuts contained in the current legislation include funding rescissions, reductions, and program terminations.  Click here to view the FY 2011 Continuing Resoulation Reductions.

Aloha Care Magazine Features KCC Culinary Arts Eat A Rainbow Project

Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts Program was highlighted in Aloha Care magazine for its successful work with the USDA-funded Eat A Rainbow project.  Project Director Ronald Takahashi and Education Specialist Daniel Leung offered anecdotes of the program’s success and positive impact on improving the nutrition and dietary habits of children.  Click here to read the full article entitled “Eat A Rainbow” in Aloha Care Magazine.

KCC Culinary Arts CHIL Partnership to be Featured in Press Release

Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts Department, as a member of the Children’s Healthy Living Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations in the Pacific Region (CHIL) project, will be featured in a forthcoming press release scheduled for April 20th, 2011.  The CHIL partners will be awarded a total of $24.8 million in federal grant funds from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area.  Click here to view an abstract of the CHIL project.

Federal Government Shut Down Avoided – Continuing Resolution Passed

White House and Congressional leaders agreed in principle to $38 billion of cuts to the FY 2011 Federal budget, which ends September 30, 2011. Since they were close to agreeing on the details, another short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) was passed late Friday night to avert a government shutdown. That CR runs out at midnight on Thursday, April 14; hence, the actual legislation enacting the cuts and approving the budget for the rest of FY 2011 must be passed before that Thursday midnight deadline to avert a shutdown.  OFIE will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as it may affect federal grants and awards management.

Academic Support + Grants Management Job Vacancy

The Kapiolani CC Center for Excellence in Learning, Teachning and Technology is hiring an Academic Support position, which lists grants management as one of the essential skills.  For more information, or to apply, please visit the job ad posted to the Work at UH site by the closing date (May 10, 2011).  Click here to view the job advertisement.

Grants Management Protocol in event of Federal Government Shut Down

Several federal government agencies issued formal notices informing grant seekers of a funding hiatus during the Federal Government shut down.  Service interruptions may include, but not be limited to no new funding opportunities announced via Federal Register, compliance checks will not be made for proposals submitted via, review panels will be cancelled, issuance of new grants and awards will be postponed, payments will not be made, and PI’s may not submit regular or annual project outcomes reports.  For current information on how this may affect existing or new awards, please visit the corresponding federal agency under question.