Share your experience with privatized Medicaid

Are you an Iowa Medicaid provider? We need to hear from you by FRIDAY. Please take our short survey and tell us about your transition to private care. You do not need to reveal any personal information, such as your name, organization or contact information.

Apply for historic preservation funding

Historic photographs, manuscripts, newspapers and vital records document Iowa’s past. To help Iowans care for them, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has launched a special round of historical resource project grants. The special round of grants comes in the documentary collections category of the Historical Resource Development Program, which provides matching grants to preserve, […]

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2016 Women of Innovation Awards

Through Sept. 16, nominations are being accepted for Iowa’s annual Women of Innovation Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate women in business, government or academia who are leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. College students and those in grades 7-12 will also be recognized and are eligible to win $2,500 scholarships. To submit a […]

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Danielson organizes listening post State of Iowa’s vision and support for UNI

State Senator Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls is organizing a public listening post at the University of Northern Iowa from 11:30 AM to 1 PM on Thursday, September 15, in the University Room of Maucker Union. Senator Danielson, the chair of the Senate State Government Committee, has invited Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington, Senate chair of the Education Appropriations Committee, and Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, chair of the Senate Oversight Committee, to attend.

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Join the September 12 Conference Call with Federal Medicaid Officials

On Monday, September 12th, there will be a conference call on the current status of Iowa Medicaid with officials from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The September 12th call will occur from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The call-in number is 1-888-456-0279 and the access code is: 4499957.

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“Prior learning” can help build a skilled workforce

By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require a college degree or postsecondary credential. However, at current rates of degree completion, the nation may see a shortage of five million skilled workers, according to a 2015 report by the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning.   Prior Learning Assessment may help by awarding college credit […]

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Iowa boosts apprenticeship training

Funding from the U.S. Department of Labor will help build on Iowa’s efforts to increase our number of skilled workers.   Iowa Workforce Development has been awarded a $200,000 ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grant to help us do more with our apprenticeship programs. The funding will help Iowa expand apprenticeships in a variety of industries, including […]

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