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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.

State Tribal Education Partnership Grants to Tribal Educational Agencies

Purpose of Program: The purposes of STEP are to: (1) Promote Tribal self-determination in education; (2) improve the academic achievement of Indian children and youth; and (3) promote the coordination and collaboration of Tribal educational agencies (TEAs) (as defined in this notice) with State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to meet the unique education and culturally related academic needs of Indian students.

Eligible Applicants: TEAs, including a consortium of TEAs. An Indian Tribe that receives funds from the BIE under section 1140 of the Education Amendments of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 2020) is not eligible to receive funds under this program.

Applications Available: June 1, 2020.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: May 15, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 31, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 29, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/06/01/2020-11729/applications-for-new-awards-state-tribal-education-partnership-grants-to-tribal-educational-agencies


Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)--Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (Developer Grants)

Purpose of Program: The major purposes of the CSP are to expand opportunities for all students, particularly traditionally underserved students, to attend charter schools [1] and meet challenging State academic standards; provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of public charter schools; increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the United States; evaluate the impact of charter schools on student achievement, families, and communities; share best practices between charter schools and other public schools; encourage States to provide facilities support to charter schools; and support efforts to strengthen the charter authorizing process.

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants are developers that have—

(a) Applied to an authorized public chartering authority to operate a charter school; and

(b) Provided adequate and timely notice to that authority. (Section 4310(6) of the ESEA).

Applications Available: May 19, 2020.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit a notice of intent to apply by June 1, 2020.

Pre-Application Webinar Information: The Department will hold a pre-application meeting via webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 19, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 18, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/22/2020-11047/applications-for-new-awards-expanding-opportunity-through-quality-charter-schools-program


School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program

Purpose of Program: The School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program provides competitive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to increase the number of qualified (i.e., licensed, certified, well-trained, or credentialed, each as defined in this notice) mental health service providers (service providers) providing school-based mental health services to students in local educational agencies (LEAs) with demonstrated need (as defined in this notice).

Eligible Applicants: SEAs.

Applications Available: May 28, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 13, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: This competition is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. However, under 34 CFR 79.8(a), we waive intergovernmental review in order to make awards by the end of FY 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/28/2020-11388/applications-for-new-awards-school-based-mental-health-services-grant-program


Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program

Purpose of Program: The purposes of the TQP program are to improve student achievement; improve the quality of prospective and new teachers by improving the preparation of prospective teachers and enhancing professional development activities for new teachers; hold teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing teachers who meet applicable State certification and licensure requirements; and recruit highly qualified individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.

Eligible Applicants: An eligible applicant must be an “eligible partnership” as defined in section 200(6) of the HEA. The term “eligible partnership” means an entity that—

(1) Must include—

(i) A high-need LEA;

(ii) (A) A high-need school or a consortium of high-need schools served by the high-need LEA; or

(B) As applicable, a high-need ECE program;

(iii) A partner institution;

(iv) A school, department, or program of education within such partner institution, which may include an existing teacher professional development program with proven outcomes within a four-year IHE that provides intensive and sustained collaboration between faculty and LEAs consistent with the requirements of title II of the HEA; and

(v) A school or department of arts and sciences within such partner institution; and

(2) May include any of the following:

(i) The Governor of the State.

(ii) The State educational agency.

(iii) The State board of education.

(iv) The State agency for higher education.

(v) A business.

(vi) A public or private nonprofit educational organization.

(vii) An educational service agency.

(viii) A teacher organization.

(ix) A high-performing LEA, or a consortium of such LEAs, that can serve as a resource to the partnership.

(x) A charter school.

(xi) A school or department within the partner institution that focuses on psychology and human development.

(xii) A school or department within the partner institution with comparable expertise in the disciplines of teaching, learning, and child and adolescent development.

(xiii) An entity operating a program that provides alternative routes to State certification of teachers.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit a notice of intent to apply by June 17, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 2, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 15, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/18/2020-10509/applications-for-new-awards-teacher-quality-partnership-grant-program


Coordinating Center for Transition Programs for Students With Intellectual Disabilities Into Higher Education

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the TPSID program is to support a national coordinating center charged with conducting and disseminating research on strategies to promote positive academic, social, employment, and independent living outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities. The TPSID-CC will establish a comprehensive research and evaluation protocol for TPSID programs; administer a mentoring program matching current and new TPSID grantees based on areas of expertise; and coordinate longitudinal follow-up data collection and technical assistance to TPSID grantees on programmatic components and evidence-based practices. The TPSID-CC will also provide technical assistance to build the capacity of kindergarten through grade 12 transition services and support postsecondary education inclusive practices, among other activities.

Eligible Applicants: Under section 777(b)(1) of the HEA, an “eligible entity” means an entity, or a partnership of entities, that has demonstrated expertise in the fields of—

(1) Higher education;

(2) The education of students with intellectual disabilities;

(3) The development of comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities; and

(4) Evaluation and technical assistance.

Applications Available: May 11, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 10, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 8, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/11/2020-10021/applications-for-new-awards-coordinating-center-for-transition-programs-for-students-with


Transition Programs for Students With Intellectual Disabilities Into Higher Education

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the TPSID program is to support model demonstration programs that promote the successful transition of students with intellectual disabilities into higher education and to enable institutions of higher education (IHEs), or consortia of IHEs, to create or expand high-quality, inclusive model comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities.

Eligible Applicants: IHEs, as defined in section 101 of the HEA, or consortia of IHEs are eligible to apply for funding.

Applications Available: May 11, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 10, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 8, 2020.

For More Information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/11/2020-10022/applications-for-new-awards-transition-programs-for-students-with-intellectual-disabilities-into


Well-Rounded Education Through Student-Centered Funding Demonstration Grants

Purpose of Program: The Well-Rounded Education through Student-Start Printed Page 27722Centered Funding Demonstration Grants program provides competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to demonstrate model programs for providing well-rounded education opportunities through the development and implementation of student-centered funding (SCF) systems based on weighted per-pupil allocations under section 1501 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA).

Eligible Applicants: LEAs.

Applications Available: May 11, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 10, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 8, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/11/2020-09999/applications-for-new-awards-well-rounded-education-through-student-centered-funding-demonstration


Competitive Grants for State Assessments Program

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Competitive Grants for State Assessments (CGSA) program is to enhance the quality of assessment instruments and assessment systems used by States for measuring the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school students.

Eligible Applicants: SEAs, as defined in section 8101(49) of the ESEA, of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and consortia of such SEAs.

Applications Available: May 1, 2020.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: June 1, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 30, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/01/2020-09336/applications-for-new-awards-competitive-grants-for-state-assessments-program


Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs

Purpose of Program: In awarding these grants, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) intends to provide national leadership in expanding knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, (2) education outcomes for all learners from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and (3) employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for those engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education). The IES research grant programs are designed to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all learners. These interested individuals include parents, educators, learners, researchers, and policymakers. In carrying out its grant programs, IES provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.

Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities.

Application packages available: 6/11/2020

Deadline for transmission: 8/20/2020

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/04/2020-09446/applications-for-new-awards-education-research-and-special-education-research-grant-programs


Expanding Access to Well-Rounded Courses Demonstration Grants

Purpose of Program: The Expanding Access to Well-Rounded Courses Demonstration Grants program provides competitive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to demonstrate models for providing well-rounded educational opportunities through course-access programs (as defined in this notice).

Eligible Applicants: SEAs.

Applications Available: April 27, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 26, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 25, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/27/2020-08848/applications-for-new-awards-expanding-access-to-well-rounded-courses-demonstration-grants


Parent Information and Training Program-Technical Assistance for Parent Training and Information Centers

Purpose of Program: Under the Parent Information and Training Program, section 303(c) of the Rehabilitation Act, RSA funds State-level PTI centers and one national PTI center. The State-level PTI centers provide training and information to individuals with disabilities and their parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives (hereafter referred to as “individuals with disabilities and their families”) who live in the service area, particularly those who are members of populations that have been unserved or underserved by programs under the Rehabilitation Act.

Eligible Applicants: Private nonprofit organizations that, to the extent practicable, are the PTI centers established pursuant to section 671 of IDEA. Eligible applicants must also meet the requirements in section 303(c)(4) of the Rehabilitation Act. To receive a grant, an applicant must—

(a) Include in its application information demonstrating the capacity and expertise of the organization—

(i) To coordinate training and information activities with centers for independent living;

(ii) To coordinate and work closely with PTI centers established pursuant to section 671 of IDEA, the community parent resource centers established pursuant to section 672 of IDEA, and the eligible entities receiving awards under section 673 of IDEA; and

(iii) To effectively conduct the training and information activities authorized in section 303 of the Rehabilitation Act;

(b)(i) Be governed by a board of directors—

(A) That includes professionals in the VR field; and

(B) On which a majority of the members are individuals with disabilities or the parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives of the individuals; or

(ii)(A) Have a membership that represents the interests of individuals with disabilities; and

(B) Establish a special governing committee that includes professionals in the VR field and on which a majority of the members are individuals with disabilities or the parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives of the individuals to operate a training and information program under section 303(c)(4) of the Rehabilitation Act; and

(c) Serve, and demonstrate the capacity for serving, individuals with a full range of disabilities, and the parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives of the individuals.

Applications Available: April 21, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 22, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 19, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/21/2020-08391/applications-for-new-awards-parent-information-and-training-program-technical-assistance-for-parent


Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities-Parent Training and Information Centers and Parent Information and Training

Purpose of Programs: The purpose of the Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities—Parent Training and Information Centers program, CFDA number 84.328M, is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive impartial training and objective information to help improve outcomes and raise expectations for their children. The Parent Information and Training program, CFDA number 84.235F, is designed to support projects that provide impartial training and objective information to enable individuals with disabilities, and the parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or other authorized representatives of the individuals (hereafter collectively referred to as “individuals with disabilities and their families”), to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the vocational, independent living, and rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities. This program is designed to meet the unique training and information needs of those individuals who live in the area to be served, particularly those who are members of populations that have been unserved or underserved by programs under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).

Eligible Applicants: Parent organizations.

Applications Available: April 21, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 22, 2020.

Date of 84.328M Pre-Application Meeting: OSERS will conduct a pre-application meeting specific to these competitions via webinar on May 4, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/21/2020-08390/applications-for-new-awards-training-and-information-for-parents-of-children-with


Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program-Mid-phase Grants

Purpose of Program: The EIR program, established under section 4611 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA), provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students; and rigorously evaluate such innovations. The EIR program is designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent education challenges and to support the expansion of those solutions to serve substantially larger numbers of students.

Eligible Applicants:

(a) An LEA;

(b) An SEA;

(c) The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE);

(d) A consortium of SEAs or LEAs;

(e) A nonprofit organization; and

(f) An SEA, an LEA, a consortium described in (d), or the BIE, in partnership with—

(1) A nonprofit organization;

(2) A business;

(3) An educational service agency; or

(4) An IHE.

Applications Available: April 13, 2020.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 30, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 15, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 14, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/10/2020-07556/applications-for-new-awards-education-innovation-and-research-eir-program-mid-phase-grants


Supporting Effective Educator Development Program

Purpose of Program: The SEED program, authorized under section 2242 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 6672), provides funding to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of Evidence-Based 1 practices that prepare, develop, or enhance the skills of educators. These grants will allow eligible entities to develop, expand, and evaluate practices that can serve as models to be sustained and disseminated.

Eligible Applicants:

(a) An IHE that provides course materials or resources that are Evidence-Based in increasing academic achievement, graduation rates, or rates of postsecondary education matriculation;

(b) A national nonprofit organization with a demonstrated record of raising student academic achievement, graduation rates, and rates of higher education attendance, matriculation, or completion, or of effectiveness in providing preparation and Professional Development activities and programs for teachers, principals, or other School Leaders;

(c) The Bureau of Indian Education; or

(d) A partnership consisting of—

(i) One or more entities described in paragraph (a) or (b); and

(ii) A for-profit entity.

Applications Available: April 13, 2020.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit a notice of intent to apply by May 13, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 12, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/13/2020-07704/applications-for-new-awards-supporting-effective-educator-development-program


Statistical and Research Methodology in Education and Using Longitudinal Data To Support State Education Policymaking Grant Programs

Purpose of Program: Through the National Center for Education Research (NCER), the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) provides support for Start Printed Page 16932programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need. The Institute's research grant programs are designed to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all learners. Through the Statistical and Research Methodology in Education grant program, NCER intends to support the development of a wide range of methodological and statistical tools to better enable applied education scientists to conduct rigorous education research. Through the Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Education Policymaking grant program, NCER intends to expand the research use of State Longitudinal Data Systems to examine long-term learner outcomes and pathways in order to provide evidence for State education policymaking.

Eligible Applicants: For the Statistical and Research Methodology in Education grant program, applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. These include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities. For the Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Education Policymaking grant program, eligible applicants must be a State educational agency (SEA), defined as a State or Territory's K-12 authority, alone, or in conjunction with research organizations such as universities and research firms, and/or with other appropriate organizations (such as other State agencies or local educational agencies). The SEA must be the grantee and must provide the Principal Investigator.

Applications Available: May 7, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 30, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/25/2020-06255/applications-for-new-awards-statistical-and-research-methodology-in-education-and-using-longitudinal


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: March 30, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 29, 2020.

Pre-Application Webinar Information: No later than April 6, 2020, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will post a pre-recorded informational webinar designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. The webinar may be found at www2.ed.gov/​fund/​grant/​apply/​osep/​new-osep-grants.html.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 28, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/30/2020-06522/applications-for-new-awards-personnel-development-to-improve-services-and-results-for-children-with


Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program-Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Purpose of Program: The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program, Rehabilitation Counseling (84.129B) is designed to support projects that provide academic training in areas of personnel shortages identified by the Secretary to increase the number of personnel trained in providing VR services to individuals with disabilities. Projects must be operated in a manner consistent with nondiscrimination requirements contained in the U.S. Constitution and the Federal civil rights laws.

Eligible Applicants: States and public or private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian Tribes and institutions of higher education.

Applications Available: March 30, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 15, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 14, 2020.

Date of Pre-Application Meeting: The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will post a PowerPoint presentation that provides general information related to RSA's discretionary grant competitions and a PowerPoint presentation specifically related to this Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program—Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling competition at https://ncrtm.ed.gov/​RSAGrantInfo.aspx. OSERS will conduct a pre-application meeting specific to this competition via conference call in order to respond to questions on April 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. OSERS invites you to send questions to 84.129B@ed.gov in advance of the pre-application meeting. The teleconference information, including the 84.129B pre-application meeting summary of the questions and answers, will be available at https://ncrtm.ed.gov/​RSAGrantInfo.aspx within 6 days after the pre-application meeting.

For more information:https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/13/2020-10260/extension-of-the-application-deadline-date-applications-for-new-awards-rehabilitation-long-term


Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program

Purpose of Program: The purpose of TSL is to assist States, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), and nonprofit organizations to develop, implement, improve, or expand comprehensive Performance-Based Compensation Systems (PBCS)[1] or Human Capital Management Systems (HCMS) for teachers, principals, and other School Leaders (especially for teachers, principals, and other School Leaders in High-Need Schools who raise student academic achievement and close the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students). In addition, a portion of TSL funds may be used to study the effectiveness, fairness, quality, consistency, and reliability of PBCS or HCMS for teachers, principals, and other School Leaders (educators).

Eligible Applicants:

(a) An LEA, including a charter school that is an LEA, or a consortium of LEAs;[4]

(b) A State educational agency (SEA) or other State agency designated by the Chief Executive of a State to participate;

(c) The Bureau of Indian Education; or

(d) A partnership[5] consisting of—

(i) One or more agencies described in paragraph (a), (b), or (c); and

(ii) At least one nonprofit organization as defined in 2 CFR 200.70 or at least one for-profit entity.

Applications Available: April 3, 2020.

Pre-Application Webinars: The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education intends to post pre-recorded informational webinars designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants for TSL grants. These informational webinars will be available on the TSL web page shortly after this notice is published in the Federal Register at oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-discretionary-grants-support-services/effective-educator-development-programs/teacher-and-school-leader-incentive-program/applicant-info-eligibility. A TSL Frequently Asked Questions document will also be published on the TSL program web page as soon as it is available at https://oese.ed.gov/​offices/​office-of-discretionary-grants-support-services/​effective-educator-development-programs/​teacher-and-school-leader-incentive-program/​.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: May 4, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 2, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 3, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/03/2020-07026/applications-for-new-awards-teacher-and-school-leader-incentive-program


Comprehensive Literacy State Development Program

Purpose of Program: The CLSD program awards competitive grants to advance literacy skills, through the use of evidence-based (as defined in this notice) practices, activities, and interventions, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12, with an emphasis on disadvantaged children, including children living in poverty, English learners (as defined in this notice), and children with disabilities (as defined in this notice).

Eligible Applicants: SEAs of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (referred to in this notice as State).

Applications Available: April 3, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 2, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 3, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/03/2020-07014/applications-for-new-awards-comprehensive-literacy-state-development-program


Ready to Learn Programming

Purpose of Program: The purpose of Ready to Learn Programming is to promote school readiness through the development and dissemination of accessible instructional programming for preschool and elementary school children and their families.

Eligible Applicants: To receive a cooperative agreement under this competition, an entity must be a public telecommunications entity that is able to demonstrate—

(a) A capacity for the development and national distribution of educational and instructional television programming of high quality that is accessible by a large majority of disadvantaged preschool and elementary school children;

(b) A capacity to contract with the producers of children's television programming for the purpose of developing educational television programming of high quality;

(c) A capacity, consistent with the entity's mission and nonprofit nature, to negotiate such contracts in a manner that returns to the entity an appropriate share of any ancillary income from sales of any program-related products; and

(d) A capacity to localize programming and materials to meet specific State and local needs and to provide educational outreach at the local level.

Applications Available: March 16, 2020.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: May 15, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 15, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 14, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/07/2020-09799/extension-of-the-application-deadline-date-applications-for-new-awards-ready-to-learn-programming


American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide VR services, including culturally appropriate services, to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with such eligible individual's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that such individual may prepare for, and engage in, high-quality employment that will increase opportunities for economic self-sufficiency.

Eligible Applicants: Applications may be made only by Indian Tribes (and consortia of those Indian Tribes) located on Federal and State reservations. The definition of “Indian Tribe” in section 7(19)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act is Start Printed Page 13637“any Federal or State Indian tribe, band, rancheria, pueblo, colony, or community, including any Alaskan native village or regional village corporation (as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) and a tribal organization (as defined in section 4(1) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b(1)).”

Applications Available: March 9, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 26, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/09/2020-04757/applications-for-new-awards-american-indian-vocational-rehabilitation-services


Magnet Schools Assistance Program

Purpose of Program: MSAP, authorized under title IV, part D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA), provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and consortia of LEAs to support magnet schools under an approved, required, or voluntary desegregation plan.

Eligible Applicants: LEAs or consortia of LEAs implementing a desegregation plan as specified in section III. 3 of this notice.

Application Available: March 10, 2020.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 9, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 30, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 28, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/10/2020-04885/applications-for-new-awards-magnet-schools-assistance-program


Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies

Purpose of Program: The Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Formula Grants) program provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs), Indian Tribes and organizations, and other eligible entities in developing and implementing elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) funds comprehensive programs that are designed to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and ensure that all students meet challenging State academic standards.

Eligible Applicants: The following entities are eligible under this program: Certain LEAs, as prescribed by section 6112(b) of the ESEA, including charter schools authorized as LEAs under State law; certain schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education of the U.S. Department of the Interior (BIE), as prescribed by section 6113(d) of the ESEA; Indian Tribes and IOs under certain conditions, as prescribed by section 6112(c) of the ESEA; and ICBOs, Start Printed Page 7300as prescribed by section 6112(d) of the ESEA. Consortia of two or more eligible entities are also eligible under certain circumstances, as prescribed by section 6112(a)(4) of the ESEA.

Part I of Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE) Applications Available: February 6, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part I: March 9, 2020.

Part II of EASIE Applications Available: April 6, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part II: June 19, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/23/2020-08532/extension-of-the-application-deadline-date-applications-for-new-awards-office-of-indian-education


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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