Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Education announced the availability of $2.8 million for a Preschool Pay for Success grant competition for state, local and tribal governments interested in exploring the feasibility of Pay for Success to expand and improve early learning. The feasibility studies will determine if this model is an effective strategy to implement preschool programs that are high-quality and yield meaningful results.

New York - Choosing Olympic athletes for endorsement deals depends on more than just aligning with the right product category; the athlete’s fan base and the brands they use are equally critical to a successful partnership between brands and athletes, according to global information company, The NPD Group.

Phoenix, Arizona - A 16-state coalition led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently filed an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in the Grace v. District of Columbia Second Amendment legal fight.  Matthew Grace is a member of Pink Pistols, an organization dedicated to the legal, safe, and responsible use of firearms for self-defense within  the  LGBT  community. Arizona is joined in the Amicus Brief by Attorneys General from Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Washington, DC - NOAA has awarded $5.4 million in grants to states and tribes in all coastal regions to help in the recovery of endangered and threatened marine species. The agency also opened a call for 2017 proposals under the Species Recovery Grants Program, authorized under Section 6 of the Endangered Species Act. 

Washington, DC - The Vice President spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today by telephone to discuss deeper cooperation on a range of global issues. The Vice President praised Canada's leadership in hosting the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis to be held in Montreal in September and underscored that the United States will continue its strong support for the Global Fund.