March 24, 2021 | Rep. Spanberger Press Release

This bill would expand eligible uses of 529 education savings plans to include costs for workforce training and obtaining or maintaining postsecondary credentials. The expansion would include professional certifications, benefiting the translation and interpretation industry.

Spanberger’s legislation — the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act — would give individuals in Virginia and across the country the freedom to use their “529” savings plans to cover the costs of certain workforce training and credentialing programs. Additionally, the bill would allow students to use their 529 funds to pay for associated costs related to certification exams and maintenance of certification credentials. Right now, only colleges, vocational schools, universities, or other post-secondary institutions are considered an eligible 529 education savings plan expense.

March 18, 2021 | JNCL Announcement

Last week, West Virginia established the state Seal of Biliteracy, joining 41 other states and the Washington D.C. with approved statewide Seal of Biliteracy.


Date: March 30, 2021

The U.S. Department of Education's IFLE Office is circulating an invitation to their Language Learning Showcase on Tuesday, March 30th at 2:00 PM. The showcase will premiere on IFLE's YouTube Channel, and will have a live chat. The video will feature four alumni panelists from Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad and Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship programs. 

Click on the IFLE YouTube Channel to join!

Deadline: May 7, 2021

The National Security Agency's (NSA) STARTALK Program Office is excited to announce an out-of-cycle STARTALK Grant Solicitation for STARTALK Pilot Programs. The STARTALK program is shifting from being a distinctly summer camp program aiming to increase the amount and quality of language education in the United States to becoming a program that focuses on year-round outreach with a targeted audience, retaining the original mission but adding a federal workforce development component.

Proposals for this solicitation must be emailed to STARTALKgrants@nsa.gov no later than 7 May 2021, 2359 EST.


Date: April 28-29 2021
Deadline: March 31, 2021

NABE has invited internationally renowned keynote and featured speakers and there will also be special presentations from experts in the field and over 400 concurrent sessions. Participants will also be able to register online for virtual visits to selected schools from the state of Texas that are implementing successful dual language programs. The NABE Exhibit Hall will be offered not only onsite, but also on our virtual platform for those exhibitors not able to physically attend.

Date: March 26-28 2021

SWCOLT is looking forward to an amazing 3 days of live sessions and conversations as well as continued learning and collaboration through the on-demand videos and discussions which will take place in the months following the event. Registration for this event includes access to the live and on-demand events as well as the SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES in June/July 2021.

Notice ID: 36C25621Q0573
Office: 256-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 16 (36C256)
Location: USA
Response Date: March 29th, 2021
Notice ID: FA8601-21-Q-0032
Office: FA8601 AFLCMC PZIO
Location: N/A
Response Date: April 2nd 2021
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