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Federal Education Grants

Below are excerpts from the "notice inviting applications" for each grant opportunity. For more complete information, please see the full notice inviting applications in the Federal Register. We try to ensure that the web version and the Federal Register notice are the same; however, the Federal Register notice should be consulted for complete and authoritative information.

For application packages and other information related to ED funding opportunities, please see: http://www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml.


Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program

Purpose of Program: The UISFL program provides grants for planning, developing, and carrying out projects to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages in the United States.

Eligible Applicants: (a) IHEs; (b) consortia of IHEs; (c) partnerships between nonprofit educational organizations and IHEs; and (d) public and private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including professional and scholarly associations.

Applications Available: January 14, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 24, 2020.

Pre-Application Webinar Information: The Department will hold a pre-application meeting via webinar for prospective applicants. Detailed information regarding this webinar will be provided on the website for the UISFL program at www2.ed.gov/​programs/​iegpsugisf/​index.html.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/14/2020-00374/applications-for-new-awards-undergraduate-international-studies-and-foreign-language-program


Native Hawaiian Education Program

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the NHE program is to support innovative projects that recognize and address the unique educational needs of Native Hawaiians. These projects must include the activities authorized under section 6205(a)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), and may include one or more of the activities authorized under section 6205(a)(3) of the ESEA.

Eligible Applicants: The following entities are eligible to apply under this competition:

(a) Native Hawaiian educational organizations.

(b) Native Hawaiian community-based organizations.

(c) Public and private nonprofit organizations, agencies, and institutions Start Printed Page 68157with experience in developing or operating Native Hawaiian programs or programs of instruction in the Native Hawaiian language.

(d) Charter schools.

(e) Consortia of the organizations, agencies, and institutions described in paragraphs (a) through (c).

Applications Available: December 13, 2019.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 11, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/13/2019-26944/applications-for-new-awards-native-hawaiian-education-program


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program

Purpose of Program: The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs). As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then officially submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the Department.

Applications Available: December 17, 2019.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 18, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/17/2019-27120/applications-for-new-awards-fulbright-hays-doctoral-dissertation-research-abroad-fellowship-program


Student Support Services Program

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the SSS Program is to increase the number of disadvantaged, low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the United States who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level. The support services that are provided should increase the retention and graduation rates for these categories of students and facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges and universities. The support services should also foster an institutional climate that supports the success of students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are historically underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system, and other disconnected students. Student support services should also improve the financial and economic literacy of students.

Eligible Applicants: IHEs or combinations of IHEs.

Applications Available: December 17, 2019.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 27, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 26, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/17/2019-27115/applications-for-new-awards-student-support-services-program


Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays GPA Program is to promote, improve, and develop the study of modern foreign languages and area studies at varying levels of education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies.

Eligible Applicants: (1) IHEs, (2) State educational agencies, (3) private nonprofit educational organizations, and (4) consortia of these entities.

Applications Available: December 17, 2019.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 18, 2020.

Pre-Application Webinar information: The Department will hold a pre-application meeting via webinar for prospective applicants. Detailed information regarding this webinar will be provided on the Group Projects Abroad website at www2.ed.gov/​programs/​iegpsgpa/​index.html.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/17/2019-27113/applications-for-new-awards-fulbright-hays-group-projects-abroad-program


Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

Purpose of Program: The DHSI Program provides grants to assist Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students. DHSI Program grants enable HSIs to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, faculty quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and help large numbers of Hispanic students and other low-income individuals complete postsecondary degrees.

Eligible Applicants: (a) Institutions of higher education (IHEs) that qualify as eligible HSIs are eligible to apply for new Individual Development Grants under the DHSI Program. To be an eligible HSI, an IHE must—

(i) Have an enrollment of needy students, as defined in section 502(b) of the HEA (section 502(a)(2)(A)(i) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(i));

(ii) Have, except as provided in section 522(b) of the HEA, average education and general expenditures that are low, per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student, in comparison with the average education and general expenditures per FTE undergraduate student of institutions that offer similar instruction (section 502(a)(2)(A)(ii) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(ii));

(iii) Be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association that the Secretary has determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training offered, or making reasonable progress toward accreditation, according to such an agency or association (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iv) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(iv));

(iv) Be legally authorized to provide, and provides within the State, an education program for which the institution awards a bachelor's degree (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iii) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(iii)), or be a junior or community college (section 502(a)(2)(A)(iii) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(2)(A)(iii));

(v) Have an enrollment of undergraduate FTE students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application (section 502(a)(5)(B) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)(5)(B)); and

(vi) Provide, as an attachment to the application, the documentation the IHE relied upon in determining that at least 25 percent of the IHE's undergraduate FTE students are Hispanic. The 25 percent requirement applies only to undergraduate Hispanic students and is calculated based upon FTE students as defined in section 502(a)(4) of the HEA. Instructions for formatting and submitting the verification documentation to Grants.gov are in the application package for this competition.

Applications Available: December 27, 2019.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 10, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 10, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/12/27/2019-27984/applications-for-new-awards-developing-hispanic-serving-institutions-program


Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CMO Grants)

Purpose of Program: [1] Through charter management organizations (CMOs) grants, the Department provides funds to CMOs on a competitive basis to enable them to replicate or expand one or more high-quality charter schools. Grant funds may be used to expand the enrollment of one or more existing high-quality charter schools, or to replicate one or more new charter schools based on an existing high-quality charter school model.

Eligible Applicants: CMOs. Eligible applicants may apply individually or as part of a group or consortium.

Applications available: November 26, 2019.

Date of pre-application webinar: December 5, 2019.

Deadline for transmittal of applications: January 10, 2020.

Deadline for intergovernmental review: March 10, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/26/2019-25739/applications-for-new-awards-expanding-opportunity-through-quality-charter-schools-program-csp-grants


College Assistance Migrant Program

Purpose of Program: CAMP is designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) who are enrolled or are admitted for enrollment on a full-time basis at an institution of higher education (IHE) complete their first academic year.

Eligible Applicants: An IHE or a private nonprofit organization may apply for a grant to operate a CAMP project. If a private nonprofit organization other than an IHE applies for a CAMP grant, that agency must plan the project in cooperation with an IHE and must propose to operate the project with the facilities of that IHE.

Applications Available: December 2, 2019.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 28, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 30, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/29/2019-25892/applications-for-new-awards-college-assistance-migrant-program


High School Equivalency Program

Purpose of Program: The HEP is designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) to obtain the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and subsequently to gain improved employment, enter into military service, or be placed in an institution of higher education (IHE) or other postsecondary education or training.

Eligible Applicants: An IHE or a private nonprofit organization may apply for a grant to operate a HEP project. If a private nonprofit organization other than an IHE applies for a HEP grant, that agency must plan the project in cooperation with an IHE and must propose to operate some aspects of the project with the facilities of that IHE.

Applications Available: December 2, 2019.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 28, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 30, 2020.

For more inforamtion: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/29/2019-25893/applications-for-new-awards-high-school-equivalency-program


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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