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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: www.federalregister.gov/agencies/education-department.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation Program

Purpose of Program: The HSI STEM and Articulation Program supports eligible HSIs (as defined in section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1101a)) in developing and carrying out activities described in section 503(b) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1101b (b)) to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and to develop model transfer and articulation agreements between two-year HSIs and four-year institutions in such fields.

Eligible Applicants: (a)IHEs that qualify as eligible HSIs are eligible to apply for new grants under the HSI STEM and Articulation 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));
Note:

To demonstrate an enrollment of needy students and low average education and general expenditures per FTE undergraduate student, an IHE must be designated as an “eligible institution” in accordance with 34 CFR 606.3 through 606.5 and the notice inviting applications for designation as an eligible institution for the fiscal year for which the grant competition is being conducted.
Note:

The notice announcing the FY 2021 process for designation of eligible institutions, and inviting applications for waiver of eligibility requirements, was published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2021 (86 FR 12665). A notice extending the deadline was published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2021 (86 FR 19231). Only institutions that the Department determines are eligible, or are granted a waiver, may apply for a grant in this program.

(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));
Note:

For this program, the “end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application” refers to the end of the fiscal year prior to the application due date. For purposes of this competition, the data that we will use to determine percent enrollment of undergraduate FTE of Hispanic students is from academic year 2019-2020.

(b) An eligible HSI may only submit one grant application in the lead role.

2. a. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost sharing or matching unless the grantee uses a portion of its grant for establishing or improving an endowment fund. If a grantee uses a portion of its grant for endowment fund purposes, it must match or exceed those grant funds with non-Federal funds (section 503(c)(2) of the HEA; 20 U.S.C. 1101b(c)(2)).

b. Indirect Cost Rate Information: This program uses a restricted indirect cost rate. For more information regarding indirect costs, or to obtain a negotiated indirect cost rate, please see www2.ed.gov/​about/​offices/​list/​ocfo/​intro.html.

c. Administrative Cost Limitation: This program does not include any program-specific limitation on administrative expenses. All administrative expenses must be reasonable and necessary and conform to Cost Principles described in 2 CFR part 200 subpart E of the Uniform Guidance.

3. Subgrantees: Under 34 CFR 75.708(b) and (c) a grantee under this competition may award subgrants—to directly carry out project activities described in its application—to entities listed in the grant application.

Applications Available: April 30, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 14, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 13, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/30/2021-09079/applications-for-new-awards-hispanic-serving-institutions-stem-and-articulation-program


Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Program

Purpose of Program: The ANNH Program provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to enable them to improve and expand their capacity to serve Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Alaska Native-serving institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions may use these grant awards to plan, develop, undertake, and carry out activities to improve and expand such institutions' capacity to serve Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians.

Eligible Applicants:

This program is authorized by title III, part F, of the HEA. At the time of submission of their applications, applicants must certify their total undergraduate headcount enrollment and that either 20 percent of the IHE's enrollment is Alaska Native or 10 percent is Native Hawaiian. An assurance form, which is included in the application materials for this competition, must be signed by an official for the applicant and submitted.

To qualify as an eligible institution under the ANNH Program, an institution must—

(a) Be accredited or preaccredited 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;

(b) Be legally authorized by the State in which it is located to be a junior or community college or to provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's degree; and

(c) Be designated as an “eligible institution” by demonstrating that it: (1) Has an enrollment of needy students as described in 34 CFR 607.3; and (2) has low average educational and general expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student as described in 34 CFR 607.4.

Applications Available: April 26, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 10, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 9, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/26/2021-08657/applications-for-new-awards-alaska-native-and-native-hawaiian-serving-institutions-program


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (Partnership Grants)

Purpose of Program: The GEAR UP program is a discretionary grant program that encourages eligible entities to provide support, and maintain a commitment, to eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities, to assist the students in obtaining a secondary school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. Under the GEAR UP program, the Department awards grants to two types of entities: (1) States and (2) partnerships consisting of at least one institution of higher education (IHE) and at least one local educational agency (LEA).

Eligible Applicants: Partnerships consisting of (a) at least one LEA and (b) at least one degree-granting IHE. Partnerships may include not less than two other community organizations or entities, such as businesses, professional organizations, State agencies, institutions or agencies sponsoring programs authorized under the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program authorized in part A, subpart 4, of title IV of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1070c et seq.), or other public or private agencies or organizations (20 U.S.C. 1070a-21(c)(2)).

Applications Available: April 29, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 28, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 27, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/29/2021-08976/applications-for-new-awards-gaining-early-awareness-and-readiness-for-undergraduate-programs


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (State Grants)

Purpose of Program: The GEAR UP program is a discretionary grant program that encourages eligible entities to provide support, and maintain a commitment to, eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities, to assist the students in obtaining a secondary school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. Under the GEAR UP program, the Department awards grants to two types of entities: (1) States and (2) eligible partnerships.

Eligible Applicants: States (as defined in section 103(20) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1003(20)), which includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Freely Associated States. Per congressional direction in House Report 116-450 and reinforced in the Explanatory Statement to the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260), only States without an active State GEAR UP grant, or States that have an active State GEAR UP grant that is scheduled to end prior to October 1, 2021, are eligible to receive a new State GEAR UP award in this competition. States with grants remaining open beyond October 1, 2021, for a no-cost extension period or for the sole purpose of data collection and analysis activities, are not considered active for purposes of implementing this directive.

Applications Available: April 29, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 28, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 27, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/29/2021-08980/applications-for-new-awards-gaining-early-awareness-and-readiness-for-undergraduate-programs-state


Activities for Traditionally Underserved Populations

Purpose of Program: Activities for Traditionally Underserved Populations are designed to improve the quality, access, delivery of services, and the outcomes of those services under the Rehabilitation Act, especially services provided to individuals with disabilities from minority backgrounds, and to increase the capacity of minority entities and Indian Tribes to participate in activities funded under the Rehabilitation Act.

Eligible Applicants: Minority entities and Indian Tribes.

Applications Available: April 13, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 14, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/13/2021-07525/applications-for-new-awards-activities-for-traditionally-underserved-populations


Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children With Disabilities Who Have High-Intensity Needs

Purpose of Program: The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research, to be successful in serving those children.

Eligible Applicants: IHEs and private nonprofit organizations.

Applications Available: April 13, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 22, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 23, 2021.

Pre-Application Webinar Information: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will conduct a pre-application informational webinar specific to 84.325K on April 26, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., Eastern time. A recording of the webinar will be available at www2.ed.gov/​fund/​grant/​apply/​osep/​new-osep-grants.html within five days after the pre-application webinar.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/13/2021-07506/applications-for-new-awards-personnel-development-to-improve-services-and-results-for-children-with


Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel

Purpose of Program: The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.

ligible Applicants: IHEs and private nonprofit organizations.

Applications Available: April 8, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 7, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 6, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/08/2021-07261/applications-for-new-awards-personnel-development-to-improve-services-and-results-for-children-with


American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center

Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide training and TA to governing bodies of Indian Tribes, and consortia of those governing bodies, that have received an AIVRS grant under section 121(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Under section 121(c)(2) of the Act, the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) makes grants to, or enters into contracts or other cooperative agreements with, entities that have experience in the operation of AIVRS programs to provide such training and TA on developing, conducting, administering, and evaluating these programs.

Eligible Applicants: State, local, or Tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, or institutions of higher education that have experience in the operation of AIVRS programs.

Applications available: March 16, 2021.

Deadline for transmittal of applications: June 14, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/16/2021-05429/applications-for-new-awards-american-indian-vocational-rehabilitation-training-and-technical


Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program

Purpose of Program: The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services.

Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that awarded a total of $250,000 or more of Federal Pell Grant funds during FY 2020 to students enrolled at the institution.

Applications Available: March 3, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 1, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 2, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/03/2021-04393/applications-for-new-awards-child-care-access-means-parents-in-school-program


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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