Fond du Lac Publishes Thunderbird Review Anthology

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has published the fifth edition of its literary anthology, the Thunderbird Review. The 100-page book features writing and art from FDLTCC students as well as residents of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin communities.

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Resource: Food Atlas

USDA Food Access Research Atlas | view map

The Food Access Research Atlas presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility. Census-tract level data on food access can be downloaded or viewed in an interactive map.

USDA Food Environment Atlas | view map

Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research has been documenting the complexity of these interactions, but more research is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced the Data Retrieval Tool

To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced the Data Retrieval Tool on and will remain unavailable until additional security protections can be implemented.  Since the online tool was disabled in early March, the IRS has been working closely with FSA to safely return the tool to service.  While the IRS and FSA are working to resolve issues as quickly as possible, students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season in the fall (statement).

Identity thieves may have used personal information obtained outside the tax system to access the FAFSA form in an attempt to secure tax information through the Data Retrieval Tool.

While the tool is unavailable, the IRS and FSA remind applicants that online applications are available and operable.  The income information needed to complete the FAFSA and apply for income-driven repayment (IDR) plans may be found on a previously filed tax return.  Students and parents completing a 2016-17 and 2017-18 FAFSA should manually enter 2015 (not 2016) tax information.  Borrowers applying for an IDR plan should submit alternative documentation of income to their loan servicers after they submit an online application.  Borrowers may submit a paper copy of their tax return, copies of pay stubs, or other acceptable forms of documentation explained during the application process.

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Little Priest Tribal College soliciting Requests for Proposals for its Grant Writing Services

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Grant Writing Services

Little Priest Tribal College (affiliated with the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska) is soliciting Requests for Proposals for its Grant Writing Services for FY 2016.
Little Priest Tribal College will receive Request for Proposals, mailed, emailed or hand delivered, until 5:00 pm on February 4, 2016 at the Little Priest Tribal College Business Office (Attention: Finance Director, PO Box 270, 601 East College Drive, Winnebago, NE 68701.
All qualified proposals meeting the terms and conditions will be evaluated and approval made by Little Priest Tribal College to constitute the most responsive bid for the grant writing services requested.

To receive a copy of the scope of work, please contact Tatanka Petite at (402) 878-3322 or email:
Little Priest Tribal College reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and the right to waive any informalities or irregularities.

Randy Hella 
20 Canosia Rd 
P.O. Box 192 
Esko, MN 55733 
Cell 218-343-1916 

NAPE Accepting Nominations for National Summit for Educational Equity


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2015 Awards on Display

NAPE and the NAPE Education Foundation are currently accepting nominations for its 2016 annual awards, to be presented at the National Summit for Educational Equity in April 2016. Nominations are due January 8, 2016.


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About NAPE

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations. Through its four lines of business—professional development, technical assistance, research and evaluation, and advocacy—NAPE strives to achieve its mission of building educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity.

New Guide For Evaluators: “Dabbling in the Data”

Public Profit just released their newest guide , *Dabbling in the Data.* This guide offers 15 hands-on analysis activities for teams to use to make more meaning of data. Their goal is for evaluators, facilitators and coaches to use these activities to transform data analysis from a necessary evil to a core component of the quality improvement process.

The guide is currently available for free via an online download. If you’re interested in downloading a copy for yourself click here:

Take A Look At NACI Resource: Book 4 Choosing Your Path

A series of four handbooks titled Developing Your Vision While Attending College is co-published by the American Indian College Fund and The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).

The handbooks take students through the process of deciding to go to college and learning more about financial aid and money management. The series promotes success for Native students by featuring stories of personal struggle and showing how educational and cultural success are intertwined.

You can view this book online at: Book Four: Choosing Your Path

Packers Seeking Applicants for Fourth Year

Nicole Bowman had the privilege of being a part of the Packers Mentor-Protege Program and wants to pass along their call for applicants for the coming year.

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Packers Mentor-Protégé Program seeking applicants for fourth year 

The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program is seeking mentor and protégé applicants for its fourth year of partnerships to foster business growth, economic development and job creation in Brown County and the surrounding areas.

Protégé companies in the program will be matched with mentor companies that can provide technical, managerial, financial or other guidance to improve their competitive standing. The mentor-protégé relationship requires at least a 12-month commitment.

Five matched companies currently finishing their year in the program are Miron Construction, Neenah, and Current Electrical Services, Green Bay; RR Donnelley, De Pere, and Strength of the Hands, De Pere; Bay Towel, Green Bay, and Ascher’s Janitorial Services, Abrams; The Boldt Company, Appleton, and Bonnie Kratz Photography, Luxemburg; and Integrys Energy Services, De Pere, and JT Engineering, Green Bay.

The program is administered by AFF Research LLC (AFFR). AFFR has consulted in the field of supplier diversity for 13 years, and has worked on the Lambeau Field redevelopment project and is working on the current stadium expansion project. AFFR assists their clients in designing and implementing comprehensive supplier diversity program. They also provide guidance to entrepreneurs.

“We’ve been very pleased with the mentor-protégé program’s growth over the past three years,” said Anna Steinfest, President/CEO of AFF Research. “A number of local companies have come together to form lasting relationships that help improve business in Northeast Wisconsin. With the third season of the program currently underway, we’re happy to begin accepting applications for yet another successful year of fostering business growth.”

Questions and requests for protégé applications should be directed to AFFR at 920-884-5006 or via e-mail at

More information on the Mentor-Protégé program can be found online at

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