Dear LINCS Community members,
As you are aware, LINCS is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE). Due to a lack of funding for a number of federal agencies effective October 1, OVAE activities have halted. The LINCS project team has been authorized to continue supporting the LINCS websites through today, Tuesday, October 8. At the close of business today, our regular activities supporting the community and other LINCS platforms will cease until funding is restored to the project. The LINCS Community User Training webinar scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 has been canceled and will be rescheduled on a future date.
The LINCS Community, LINCS.ed.gov website, and LINCS Learning Portal will remain available, and all members are welcome and encouraged to continue to use these resources. However, please note that these websites will not be updated by the LINCS project team for the duration of the government shutdown. In addition:
- Discussion groups will not be actively moderated by the LINCS subject matter experts.
- The LINCS Community team will be unable to reply to messages received via the Contact Us tab or the discussion groups. If you need assistance, we encourage you to visit the Help tab.
- The LINCS team will not post new announcements, events, resources, or discussions in the community. However, community members will continue to receive automatic email notifications about community discussion threads and comments.
As soon as the Department of Education returns to normal operations, we will resume all regular activities supporting LINCS. We will respond to all messages as soon as funding is restored to the project. Thank you for your ongoing support of LINCS and your understanding during this time.
The LINCS Community Team