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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.

Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities; and Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Programs-National Technical Assistance Center for Postsecondary Education and Training for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Purpose of Program: Funds from the following three Department programs support this competition: The Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (TA&D) program; the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (PD) program; and the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities (ETechM2) program.

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

Applications Available: February 26, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 27, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 28, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/26/2021-03971/applications-for-new-awards-technical-assistance-and-dissemination-to-improve-services-and-results


Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program--Captioned and Described Educational Media Center

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program is to improve results for students with disabilities by (1) promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) supporting educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) providing support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) providing accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.

Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies; local educational agencies (LEAs), including public charter schools that operate as LEAs under State law; IHEs; other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; freely associated States and outlying areas; Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations.

Applications Available: February 26, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 27, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 28, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/26/2021-03996/applications-for-new-awards-educational-technology-media-and-materials-for-individuals-with


Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program-Television Access Projects

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program is to improve results for students with disabilities by: (1) Promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) supporting educational media activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) providing support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) providing accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.

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

Applications Available: February 26, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 27, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 28, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/26/2021-03972/applications-for-new-awards-educational-technology-media-and-materials-for-individuals-with


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


Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs-Professional Development Grants Program

Purpose of Program: The purposes of the Indian Education Professional Development Grants program that are relevant to this competition are to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indians, and to provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers and administrators.

Eligible Applicants:

(a) An eligible applicant must be either—

(1) An IHE or a TCU;

(2) A State educational agency in consortium with an IHE or a TCU;

(3) An LEA in consortium with an IHE or a TCU;

(4) An Indian Tribe or Indian organization in consortium with an IHE or a TCU; or

(5) A BIE-funded school in consortium with at least one IHE or TCU that meets the requirements in paragraph (b).

(b) Eligibility of an applicant that is an IHE or a TCU, or an applicant requiring a consortium with an IHE or a TCU, requires that the IHE or TCU be accredited to provide the coursework and level of degree or Native American language certificate required by the project.

Applications Available: March 4, 2021.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: March 19, 2021.

Date of Pre-Application Meeting: Friday, February 26, 2021, and Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 3, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 2, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/04/2021-04492/applications-for-new-awards-indian-education-discretionary-grants-programs-professional-development


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

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities—Community Parent Resource Centers, Assistance Listing Number 84.328C, 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.

Eligible Applicants: Local parent organizations.

Applications Available: February 19, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 20, 2021.

Date of Pre-Application Meeting: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will conduct a pre-application meeting specific to this competition via webinar on March 24, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time. In addition, no later than February 24, 2021, OSEP will post a pre-recorded informational webinar designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. Information about the teleconference and the pre-recorded webinar may be found at www2.ed.gov/​fund/​grant/​apply/​osep/​new-osep-grants.html.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 21, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/19/2021-03418/applications-for-new-awards-training-and-information-for-parents-of-children-with


National Professional Development Program

Purpose of Program: The NPD program, authorized by sections 3111(c)(1)(C) and 3131 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), awards grants on a competitive basis, for a period of not more than five years, to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or public or private entities with relevant experience and capacity, in consortia with State educational agencies (SEAs) or local educational agencies (LEAs). The purpose of these grants is to provide professional development activities that will improve classroom instruction for English learners (ELs) and assist educational personnel working with such children to meet high professional standards, including standards for certification and licensure as teachers who work in language instruction educational programs or serve ELs.

Eligible Applicants: Entities eligible to apply for NPD grants are IHEs, or public or private entities with relevant experience and capacity, in consortia with LEAs or SEAs.

Applications Available: February 22, 2021.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: March 15, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 23, 2021

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 22, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/22/2021-03474/applications-for-new-awards-national-professional-development-program


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad 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, however, eligible students submit their individual research narratives and forms to their home IHE. The IHE compiles all of the student applications for inclusion in the grant application that the institution submits electronically to the Department through the G-5 system.

Applications Available: February 4, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 5, 2021.

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 Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad website at https://www2.ed.gov/​programs/​iegpsddrap/​applicant.html. Additionally, for new potential grantees unfamiliar with grantmaking at the Department, please consult our funding basics resources at https://www2.ed.gov/​documents/​funding-101/​funding-101-basics.pdf.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/04/2021-02339/applications-for-new-awards-fulbright-hays-doctoral-dissertation-research-abroad-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 in the United States. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas. Projects may include either (1) short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or (2) long-term advanced intensive language programs.

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

Applications Available: January 14, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 15, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/14/2021-00757/applications-for-new-awards-fulbright-hays-group-projects-abroad-program


Assistance for Arts Education Program

Purpose of Program: The AAE program promotes arts education for students, including disadvantaged students and students who are children with disabilities, through activities such as (a) professional development for arts educators, teachers, and principals; (b) development and dissemination of accessible instructional materials and arts-based educational programming, including online resources, in multiple arts disciplines; and (c) community and national outreach activities that strengthen and expand partnerships among schools, local educational agencies (LEAs), communities, or centers for the arts, including national centers for the arts.

Eligible Applicants: To be considered for an award under this competition, an applicant must—

(a) Be one of the following:

(1) An LEA in which 20 percent or more of the students served by the local educational agency are from families with an income below the poverty line; [1]

(2) A consortium of such LEAs;

(3) An SEA;

(4) An IHE;

(5) A museum or cultural institution;

(6) The Bureau of Indian Education;

(7) An eligible national nonprofit organization; or

(8) Another private agency, institution, or organization.

Applications Available: January 15, 2021.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: February 16, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 16, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 17, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/15/2021-00705/applications-for-new-awards-assistance-for-arts-education-program


Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP)

Purpose of Program: NHCTEP provides grants to improve career and technical education (CTE) programs that are consistent with the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and that benefit Native Hawaiians. Section 116(e) of Perkins V provides that programs, services, and activities funded under NHCTEP must support and improve career and technical education programs. (20 U.S.C. 2326(e)

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

(a) Community-based organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians. For purposes of the NHCTEP, a community-based organization means a public or private organization that provides career and technical education, or related services, to individuals in the Native Hawaiian community.

(b) Any community-based organization may apply individually or as part of a consortium with one or more eligible community-based organizations. (Eligible applicants seeking to apply for funds as a consortium must meet the requirements in 34 CFR 75.127-75.129.).

Applications Available: January 19, 2021.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit a notice of intent to apply by February 18, 2021.

Date of Pre-Application Meeting: February 2, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 22, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 19, 2021.

For more informataion: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/19/2021-00809/applications-for-new-awards-native-hawaiian-career-and-technical-education-program-nhctep


Promise Neighborhoods (PN) Program

Purpose of Program: The PN program is authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The purpose of the PN 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 4622 of the ESEA, an eligible entity must 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).

Applications Available: January 19, 2021.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: February 3, 2021.

Date of Pre-Application Meetings: The Department will hold a pre-application meeting on January 29, 2021 via webinar for prospective applicants. Detailed information regarding pre-application webinar(s) will be provided on the PN website at https://oese.ed.gov/​offices/​office-of-discretionary-grants-support-services/​school-choice-improvement-programs/​promise-neighborhoods-pn/​.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 5, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 4, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/19/2021-00907/applications-for-new-awards-promise-neighborhoods-pn-program


Office of Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies

Purpose of Program: The Office of 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. These funds must be used to support 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. The information gathered from the project's final annual performance report (APR) will be utilized to complete OIE's required annual Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) report. Specifically, that report covers the Secretary's established key performance measures for assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Formula Grants program as detailed in this notice.

Eligible Applicants: The following entities are eligible under this program: Certain LEAs, as prescribed by ESEA section 6112(b), 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 ESEA section 6113(d); Indian Tribes and IOs under certain conditions, as prescribed by ESEA section 6112(c); and ICBOs, as prescribed by ESEA section 6112(d). Consortia of two or more eligible entities are also eligible under certain circumstances, as prescribed by ESEA section 6112(a)(4).

Part I of Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE) Applications Available: February 8, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part I: March 11, 2021.

Part II of EASIE Applications Available: April 5, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part II: May 14, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/12/2021-00321/applications-for-new-awards-office-of-indian-education-formula-grants-to-local-educational-agencies


Alaska Native Education Program

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the ANE program is to support innovative projects that recognize and address the unique educational needs of Alaska Natives. These projects must include the activities authorized under section 6304(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 6304(a)(3) of the ESEA, including, but not limited to, curriculum development, training and professional development, early childhood and parent outreach, and enrichment programs, as well as construction.

Eligible Applicants: (a) Alaska Native organizations with experience operating programs that fulfill the purposes of the ANE program;

(b) Alaska Native organizations that do not have experience operating programs that fulfill the purposes of the ANE program, but are in partnership with—

(i) An SEA or LEA; or

(ii) An Alaska Native organization that operates a program that fulfills the purposes of the ANE program; or

(c) An entity located in Alaska, and predominately governed by Alaska Natives, that does not meet the definition of an Alaska Native organization but—

(i) Has experience operating programs that fulfill the purposes of the ANE program; and

(ii) Is granted an official charter or sanction from at least one Alaska Native Tribe or Alaska Native organization to carry out programs that meet the purposes of the ANE program.

Applications Available: January 12, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 12, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/12/2021-00378/applications-for-new-awards-alaska-native-education-program


Equity Assistance Centers

Purpose of Program: The Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) program is authorized under title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000c-2000c-2, 2000c-5, and the implementing regulations in 34 CFR part 270. This program awards grants through cooperative agreements to operate regional EACs that provide technical assistance (including training) at the request of school boards and other responsible governmental agencies in the preparation, adoption, and implementation of plans for the desegregation of public schools—which in this context means plans for equity (including desegregation based on race, national origin, sex, and religion)—and in the development of effective methods of coping with special educational problems occasioned by desegregation. Desegregation assistance, per 34 CFR 270.4, may include, among other activities: (1) Dissemination of information regarding effective methods of coping with special educational problems occasioned by desegregation; (2) assistance and advice in coping with these problems; and (3) training designed to improve the ability of teachers, supervisors, counselors, parents, community members, community organizations, and other elementary or secondary school personnel to deal effectively with special educational problems occasioned by desegregation. A project must provide technical assistance in all four of the desegregation assistance areas: race, sex, national origin, and religion desegregation. Additionally, EACs provide critical support to help ensure that all students have access to positive and safe learning environments that meet their needs and are free of bullying, violence, and disruptive actions.

Eligible Applicants: A public agency (other than a State educational agency or a school board) or a private, non-profit organization.

Applications Available: January 13, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 29, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 28, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/13/2021-00540/applications-for-new-awards-equity-assistance-centers


State Personnel Development Grants

Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities.

Eligible Applicants: An SEA of one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or an outlying area (United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

Applications Available: December 29, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 9, 2021.

Pre-Application Webinar Information: No later than January 4, 2021, OSERS will post pre-recorded informational webinars designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. The webinars may be found at www2.ed.gov/​fund/​grant/​apply/​osep/​new-osep-grants.html.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 10, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/29/2020-28684/applications-for-new-awards-state-personnel-development-grants


Rehabilitation Training: Disability Innovation Fund-Career Advancement Initiative Model Demonstration Project

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Disability Innovation Fund (DIF) Program, as provided by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Pub. L. 116-94), is to support innovative activities aimed at improving the outcomes of individuals with disabilities, as defined in section 7(20)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, including activities aimed at improving the education and post-school outcomes of children receiving SSI and their families that may result in long-term improvement in the SSI child recipient's economic status and self-sufficiency.

Eligible Applicants: State VR agencies or State VR agencies applying as a consortium under 34 CFR 75.128.

Applications Available: January 7, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 7, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/07/2021-00149/applications-for-new-awards-rehabilitation-training-disability-innovation-fund-career-advancement


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 “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: December 23, 2020.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 22, 2021.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/23/2020-28541/applications-for-new-awards-american-indian-vocational-rehabilitation-services


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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