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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.


American History and Civics Education-National Activities Grants

Purpose of Program: The American History and Civics Education—National Activities Grants Program promotes innovative instruction, learning strategies, and professional development in American history, civics and government, and geography, with an emphasis on activities and programs that benefit low-income students and underserved populations.

Eligible Applicants: An institution of higher education or other nonprofit or for-profit organization with demonstrated expertise in the development of evidence-based approaches with the potential to improve the quality of American history, civics and government, or geography learning and teaching.

Applications Available: July 11, 2017.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: August 10, 2017.

Date of Pre-Application Webinars: The Department of Education (Department) will host a pre-application webinar to provide technical assistance to interested applicants on July 18, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. eastern time. To join the webinar please go to the event address at https://educateevents.webex.com/​educateevents/​onstage/​g.php?​MTID=​e0ff2dd5c36144d0f8e4ba71d69d03484.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 21, 2017.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: October 24, 2017.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/11/2017-14511/applications-for-new-awards-american-history-and-civics-education-national-activities-grants


Promise Neighborhoods Program

Purpose of Program: The Promise Neighborhoods program is newly authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of the Promise Neighborhoods program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the most distressed communities of the United States, including ensuring school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high-quality services. The program serves neighborhoods with high concentrations of low-income individuals; multiple signs of distress, which may include high rates of poverty, childhood obesity, academic failure, and juvenile delinquency, adjudication, or incarceration; and schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under section 1111(d) of the ESEA. All strategies in the continuum of solutions must be accessible to children with disabilities and English learners.

Eligible Applicants: Under section 4623 of the ESEA, an eligible organization must:

(1) Be representative of the geographic area proposed to be served;

(2) Operate or propose to work with and involve in carrying out its proposed project, in coordination with the school's LEA, at least one public elementary or secondary school that is located within the identified geographic area that the grant will serve;

(3) Be one of the following:

(a) An institution of higher education, as defined in section 102 of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1002);

(b) An Indian Tribe or Tribal organization, as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304); or

(c) One or more nonprofit entities working in formal partnership with not less than one of the following entities:

i. A high-need LEA.

ii. An institution of higher education, as defined in section 102 of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1002).

iii. The office of a chief elected official of a unit of local government.

iv. An Indian Tribe or Tribal organization, as defined under section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304); and

(4) Currently provide at least one of the solutions from the applicant's proposed pipeline services in the geographic area proposed to be served.

Applications Available: July 21, 2017.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: August 21, 2017.

Date of Pre-Application Webinars: The Promise Neighborhoods team intends to hold pre-application webinars to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. Detailed information regarding these webinar times will be provided on the Promise Neighborhoods' Web site at https://innovation.ed.gov/​what-we-do/​parental-options/​promise-neighborhoods-pn/​.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 6, 2017.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 6, 2017.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/21/2017-15359/applications-for-new-awards-promise-neighborhoods-program


Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program

Purpose of Program: The Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program provides grants for emergency repairs and modernization of school facilities to certain local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive Impact Aid formula funds.

Eligible Applicants: An LEA must meet the absolute priority in this notice. An LEA is eligible to receive an emergency grant under the priority if it—

(a) Is eligible to receive formula construction funds for the fiscal year under section 7007(a) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 7707(a)) because it enrolls a high percentage (at least 50 percent) of federally connected children in average daily attendance (ADA) who either reside on Indian lands or who have a parent on active duty in the U.S. uniformed services.

(b)(1) Has no practical capacity to issue bonds (as defined in 34 CFR 222.176);

(2) Has minimal capacity to issue bonds (as defined in 34 CFR 222.176) and has used at least 75 percent of its bond limit; or

(3) Is eligible to receive funds for the fiscal year for heavily impacted districts under section 7003(b)(2) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 7703(b)(2)); and

(c) Has a school facility emergency that the Secretary has determined, consistent with 34 CFR 222.172(a) and 222.173, poses a health or safety hazard to students and school personnel.

Applications Available: July 21, 2017.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 15, 2017.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: November 14, 2017.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/21/2017-15389/applications-for-new-awards-impact-aid-discretionary-construction-grant-program


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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