I’m sure you have already heard, but just in case: ED did not provide us with any additional information regarding the upcoming SSS Grant Competition at the COE conference last week in Chicago. Diane Auer Jones from ED hopes to move forward with the competition with a disclaimer of pending appropriations to stay on the pre-Thanksgiving timeline. There are several items that are affecting the competition such as the White House FY 20 budget including $2.7 trillion cut to non-discretionary programs ($8.5 billion or 12% cut to ED) and vacant positions. Thanks Brittany V. Barnett from Texas A&M University- Texarkana for conveying this information to me to share with you all!!