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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.

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: April 6, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 15, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 14, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/16/2020-05357/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: May 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: May 26, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 23, 2020.

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


Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Model Demonstration Projects To Develop Coaching Systems

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

Eligible Applicants: SEAs; LEAs, including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law; IHEs; other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; outlying areas; freely associated States; Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations.

Applications Available: March 3, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 4, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 1, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/03/2020-04316/applications-for-new-awards-technical-assistance-and-dissemination-to-improve-services-and-results


Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grant Program

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the MEP CIG program is to provide incentive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) that participate in a consortium with one or more other SEAs or other appropriate entities to improve the delivery of services to migratory children whose education is interrupted. Through this program, the Department provides financial incentives to SEAs that receive Title I, Part C (MEP) funding to participate in high-quality consortia to improve the intrastate and interstate coordination of migrant education programs by addressing key needs of migratory children whose education is interrupted.

Eligible Applicants: SEAs receiving MEP Basic State Formula grants, in a consortium with one or more other SEAs or other appropriate entities. An application for an incentive grant must be submitted by an SEA that will act as the “lead SEA” for the proposed consortium.

Applications Available: February 28, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 27, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 24, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/25/2020-03763/applications-for-new-awards-migrant-education-program-consortium-incentive-grant-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: May 21, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/07/2020-02476/applications-for-new-awards-indian-education-formula-grants-to-local-educational-agencies


American Overseas Research Centers Program

Purpose of Program: The AORC program provides grants to consortia of United States institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or operate overseas centers to promote postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies. AORC grants may be used to pay all or a portion of the costs for the operation and maintenance of overseas facilities; organizing and managing conferences; teaching and research materials; the acquisition, maintenance, and preservation of library collections; bringing visiting scholars and faculty to the center to teach or to conduct research; faculty and staff stipends and salaries; faculty, staff, and student travel; and publication and dissemination of materials for the scholarly and general public.

Eligible Applicants: Consortia of United States IHEs that receive more than 50 percent of their funding from public or private United States sources, have a permanent presence in the country in which the center is located, and are organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which are exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code.

Applications Available: February 11, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 27, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 26, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/11/2020-02651/applications-for-new-awards-american-overseas-research-centers-program


Opportunity Scholarship Program

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the OSP is to provide low-income parents residing in the District of Columbia, particularly parents of students who attend an elementary school or secondary school identified as one of the lowest-performing schools under the District of Columbia's accountability system, with expanded opportunities for enrolling their children in private schools in the District of Columbia.

Eligible Applicants: To be eligible for an OSP grant, an entity must be either a nonprofit organization or a consortium of nonprofit organizations.

Applications Available: February 13, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 30, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 28, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/13/2020-02877/applications-for-new-awards-opportunity-scholarship-program


Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Leadership Development Programs: Increasing the Capacity of Leaders To Improve Systems Serving Children With Disabilities

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, 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: SEAs or Part C lead agencies.

Applications Available: February 13, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 13, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 12, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/02/20/2020-03450/applications-for-new-awards-personnel-development-to-improve-services-and-results-for-children-with


Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants to State Entities

Purpose of Program: The major purposes of the CSP are to expand opportunities for all students, particularly traditionally underserved students, to attend public charter schools [1] and meet challenging State academic standards; provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of 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 school authorizing process.

Eligible Entities: State entities in States with a specific State statute authorizing the granting of charters to schools.

Applications Available: January 27, 2020.

Date of Pre-Application Webinar: January 30, 2020, 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 13, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 10, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/27/2020-01324/applications-for-new-awards-expanding-opportunity-through-quality-charter-schools-program-csp-grants


Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program

Purpose of Program: The NASNTI Program provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to enable them to improve and expand their capacity to serve Native American students and low-income individuals. Institutions may use these grants to plan, develop, or implement activities that strengthen the institution.

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

The correction is applicable March 6, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 23, 2020.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 22, 2020.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/06/2020-04651/applications-for-new-awards-native-american-serving-nontribal-institutions-program


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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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