Calling All Companies Interested in #Government Contracts! City of Memphis Government Procurement Vendor Fair

Learn how to procure contracts from the city of Memphis and the Federal Government.

Location:  LeMoyne-Owen College / Renaissance Center / 990 College Park Dr. / 38126

When:  Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – 9 am – 2 pm

RSVP at 901-544-1847 or

The House of Grace, a non-profit 501(c)(3) business located in Southaven, Mississippi, serving domestic violence victims and their families has an immediate job opening for a Grant Administrator.


Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a high school diploma, some federal grant writing experience, and basic Microsoft Office computer skills. This position is  permanent, part-time with a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week, and salary is negotiable.   


All qualified candidates may fax their resume to (662)253-0251 or email to no later than June 14th.


FGP/RSV Program Manager with Porter-Leath

Close Date: Feb. 24, 2012

The FGP/RSV Program Manager will have the responsibility for the program(s), plans and carries out all management activities to include employee supervision and program development, providing internal/ external oversight for the program according to the established Federal and Porter-Leath guidelines to ensure regulations are adhered to at all times.


*Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, or related field. *Experience working with volunteers & partner sites in the Mid-South area (Memphis and Desoto County). *Experience working with Senior Citizens is preferred. *Knowledge of appropriate rules and regulations enforced by the Corporation regarding the F.G.P. and R.S.V.P. program. *Knowledge of basic nutrition and child development. *Effective oral communication and interpersonal skills. *Strong organizational skills to determine workload priorities. *Effective writing skills to include knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure. *Skill to evaluate given information, research additional needed information, and to complete reports based on the information received. *Computer skills to include spreadsheets, word processing, Access database management and the internet. * Possess Driver’s License with good driving record and proof of automobile insurance order to conduct the required monitoring reviews as needed. * Effective oral communication skills to include telephone skills and manners to handle calls in a professional and courteous manner and able to deal successfully with the public in a friendly manner.

Apply Here!

View TN Official Waiver Letter to Commissioner Huffman Here – 02/09/12

Ten states got the green light Thursday to pursue school reforms without being tethered to the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. At least 28 more are expected to seek similar approval by the end of the month.

  • President Obama heads to the stage with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, to speak about flexibility for states in the No Child Left Behind law at the White House Thursday.By Susan Walsh, APPresident Obama heads to the stage with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, to speak about flexibility for states in the No Child Left Behind law at the White House Thursday.
By Susan Walsh, AP

President Obama heads to the stage with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, to speak about flexibility for states in the No Child Left Behind law at the White House Thursday.

No Child Left Behind, signed into law in 2002 byPresident George W. Bush, was meant to improve fundamental skills of students. Under the law, schools that failed to meet requirements face increasingly tough consequences, including busing children to higher-performing schools, offering tutoring and replacing staff.

President Obama said Thursday the law is too punitive and driving the wrong behaviors. “If we’re serious about helping our children reach their potential, the best ideas aren’t going to come from Washington alone,” Obama said.

Seven of the states — Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and Tennessee — are waived from a deadline requiring that all students be proficient in reading and math by 2014. Three — Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma — received provisional waivers pending approval of the proposals by state authorities. New Mexico applied and was not approved but is expected also to be waived, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.

To qualify, states must show they will prepare kids for colleges and careers, set new targets for improving achievement among all students, reward high-performing schools and help struggling schools.

Supporters say the greater flexibility for states honors the spirit of No Child Left Behind. “This is really not backing away from anything. These are going to be much more rigorous standards,” says Gene Wilhoit, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, which represents state superintendents of education.

Amy Wilkins, of The Education Trust, which advocates for low-income and minority students, urged Duncan to hold schools accountable.

“The question is, did kids win?” she says. “We won’t know that until we see how it plays out in classrooms across the country.”

Contributing: Associated Press