August 9, 2021

U.S. Department of Education to host technical assistance briefing on Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth and TRIO

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is providing the following information about a technical briefing hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, on the Performance Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) opportunity and TRIO Programs. The briefing takes place on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. EDT.

P3 was first authorized by Congress in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The FY 2021 P3 authority enables pilot sites to blend FY 2021 Federal funds and obtain waivers of program requirements, including statutory, regulatory, and administrative requirements that are barriers to achieving improved outcomes for youth-serving programs. One of these waivers includes applying in partnership with affiliated local public institutions of higher education that administer TRIO grants, a multi-State consortium of public college or university systems that are considered units of State government could seek a waiver of this requirement so that their affiliated schools could use TRIO funds to serve disconnected youth who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program or who have Temporary Protected Status.

The briefing will discuss how P3 works, the application requirements, and specifically, how the P3 flexibilities would apply to TRIO.

The virtual briefing will include the following presenters: Braden Goetz and Corinne Sauri from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education and Gaby Watts from the Office of Postsecondary Education.

The briefing will be held via Teams. The Teams information is below:

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Applicants must submit completed applications to by Monday, August 23, 2021.

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