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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.

 

Office of Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies

Purpose of Program: The OIE 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 Department reporting under 34 CFR 75.110. 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 7, 2022.

Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part I: March 11, 2022.

Part II of EASIE Applications Available: April 4, 2022.

Deadline for Transmittal of EASIE Part II: May 13, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/07/2022-00059/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 Start Printed Page 1733 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.

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, 2022.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 14, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/12/2022-00411/applications-for-new-awards-alaska-native-education-program


 

Statewide Family Engagement Centers

Purpose of Program: The SFEC program is authorized under title IV, part E of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The purpose of the SFEC program is to provide financial support to organizations that provide technical assistance and training to State educational agencies (SEAs) (as defined in the notice) and local educational agencies (LEAs) (as defined in the notice) in the implementation and enhancement of systemic and effective family engagement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student development and academic achievement. The Secretary is authorized to award grants to statewide organizations (or consortia of such organizations) to establish SFECs that (1) carry out parent education and family engagement in education programs, and (2) provide comprehensive training and technical assistance to SEAs, LEAs, schools identified by SEAs and LEAs, organizations that support family-school partnerships, and other such programs.

Eligible Applicants: Statewide organizations (or consortia of such organizations).

Applications Available: December 20, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 18, 2022.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 19, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/20/2021-27489/applications-for-new-awards-statewide-family-engagement-centers


 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program

Purpose of Program: The FLAS Program allocates academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education (IHEs) and consortia of such institutions to assist meritorious undergraduate and graduate students receiving modern foreign language training in combination with area studies, international studies, or the international aspects of professional studies. FLAS fellowships may also assist graduate students engaged in predissertation-level study, preparation for dissertation research, dissertation research abroad, or dissertation writing.

Eligible Applicants: IHEs (as defined in section 101 of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1001)) or consortia of IHEs.

Applications Available: December 16, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 14, 2022.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review : April 15, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/16/2021-27230/applications-for-new-awards-foreign-language-and-area-studies-fellowships-program


Upward Bound Program

Purpose of Program: The UB Program is one of the seven programs known as the Federal TRIO Programs. The UB Program is a discretionary grant program that supports projects designed to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and enter into and succeed in a program of postsecondary education. There are three types of grants under the UB Program: UB; Veterans UB; and UB Math and Science grants. In this notice we invite applications for UB grants only. We will invite applications for Veterans UB grants and UB Math and Science grants in forthcoming notices. Required services under the UB Program are specified in sections 402C(b) and (c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1070a-13), and permissible services under the UB Program are specified in section 402C(d) of the HEA.

Eligible Applicants: IHEs; public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth; secondary schools; and combinations of such institutions, agencies, and organizations.

Applications Available: December 16, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 31, 2022.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 31, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/16/2021-27235/applications-for-new-awards-upward-bound-program


National Resource Centers Program

Purpose of Program: The NRC Program provides grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or consortia of IHEs to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate centers that will be national resources for: (a) Teaching of modern foreign languages; (b) instruction in fields needed to provide a full understanding of world regions where the modern foreign languages are used; (c) research and training in international studies and international and foreign language aspects of professional and other fields of study; and (d) instruction and research on issues in world affairs.

Eligible Applicants: IHEs (as defined in section 101 of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1001)) or consortia of IHEs.

Applications Available: December 16, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 14, 2022.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 15, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/16/2021-27228/applications-for-new-awards-national-resource-centers-program


College Assistance Migrant Program

Purpose of Program: The CAMP is designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) who are enrolled or are admitted for enrollment on a full-time basis at an institution of higher education (IHE) to complete their first academic year.

Eligible Applicants: An IHE (as defined in section 101 and 102 of the HEA) or a private nonprofit (as those terms are defined in 34 CFR 77.1) organization may apply for a grant to operate a CAMP project. If a private nonprofit organization other than an IHE applies for a CAMP grant, that organization must plan the project in cooperation with an IHE and must propose to operate the project with the facilities of that IHE.

Applications Available: December 6, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 1, 2022.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 4, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/03/2021-26270/applications-for-new-awards-college-assistance-migrant-program


High School Equivalency Program

Purpose of Program: The HEP is designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) to obtain the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and subsequently to gain improved employment, enter into military service, or be placed in an institution of higher education (IHE) or other postsecondary education or training.

Eligible Applicants: An IHE (as defined in section 101 and 102 of the HEA) or a private nonprofit (as those terms are defined in 34 CFR 77.1) organization may apply for a grant to operate a HEP project. If a private nonprofit organization other than an IHE applies for a HEP grant, that organization must plan the project in cooperation with an IHE and must propose to operate some aspects of the project with the facilities of that IHE.

Applications Available: December 6, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 1, 2022.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 4, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/03/2021-26267/applications-for-new-awards-high-school-equivalency-program


Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice, and Improving Pandemic Recovery Efforts in Education Agencies

Purpose of Program: Through the National Center for Education Research (NCER), the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) provides support for programs 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.

Eligible Applicants: 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 Improving Pandemic Recovery Activities in Education Agencies, research team applications must include an eligible education agency or community college system. Eligible education agencies are State and local agencies (including U.S. Territory and Tribal agencies) that oversee prekindergarten, elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and/or adult education as well as State and city community college systems implementing the recovery programs or policies.

Applications Available: December 16, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 10, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/10/2021-26765/applications-for-new-awards-research-networks-focused-on-critical-problems-of-education-policy-and


American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to make grants to the governing bodies of Indian tribes located on Federal and State reservations (and consortia of those governing bodies) to provide VR services, including culturally appropriate services, to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near such reservations, consistent with such eligible individuals' strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that such individuals 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)).”

“Reservation” is defined in 34 CFR 371.6 as “a Federal or State Indian reservation, public domain Indian allotment, former Indian reservation in Oklahoma, land held by incorporated Native groups, regional corporations and village corporations under the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; or a defined area of land recognized by a State or the Federal Government where there is a concentration of tribal members and on which the tribal government is providing structured activities and services.”

The applicant for an AIVRS grant must be—

(1) The governing body of an Indian Tribe, either on behalf of the Indian Tribe or on behalf of a consortium of Indian Tribes; or

(2) A Tribal organization that is a separate legal organization from an Indian Tribe.

To receive an AIVRS grant, a Tribal organization that is not a governing body of an Indian Tribe must—

(1) Have as one of its functions the vocational rehabilitation of American Indians with disabilities; and

(2) Have the approval of the Tribe to be served by such organization.

If a grant is made to the governing body of an Indian Tribe, either on its own behalf or on behalf of a consortium, or to a Tribal organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian Tribe, the approval of each such Indian Tribe shall be a prerequisite to the making of such a grant.

Applications Available: November 16, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 16, 2022.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/11/16/2021-24887/applications-for-new-awards-american-indian-vocational-rehabilitation-services


 

Project To Support America's Families and Educators (Project SAFE) Grant Program

Purpose of Program: The Project SAFE grant program provides grants to eligible LEAs to improve student safety and well-being by advancing strategies consistent with CDC guidance to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in schools.

Eligible Applicants: An LEA that—

a. Has adopted a policy to implement and is implementing one or more of the strategies recommended in the CDC's Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools, as may be updated.[11] The most recent guidance incorporates the following strategies:

(i) Promoting vaccination;

(ii) Consistent and correct mask use;

(iii) Physical distancing;

(iv) Screening testing to promptly identify cases, clusters, and outbreaks;

(v) Ventilation;

(vi) Handwashing and respiratory etiquette;

(vii) Staying home when sick and getting tested;

(viii) Contact tracing, in combination with isolation and quarantine; and

(ix) Cleaning and disinfection.

b. Has incurred or will incur a financial penalty imposed by its SEA or other State entity, such as a reduction in funding, including but not limited to reduction in salaries for school board members or superintendents, due to implementation of one or more strategies described in paragraph (a); and

c. To protect the safety and well-being of students, has continued at the time of application to implement such strategy or strategies for which the penalty was imposed and commits to maintain such strategy or strategies to the extent consistent with CDC guidance for the 2021-2022 school year.

Applications Available: September 20, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling, expedited basis contingent on the availability of funding.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/20/2021-20394/applications-for-new-awards-project-to-support-americas-families-and-educators-project-safe-grant


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.

The dates when applications are available and the deadlines for transmittal of applications invited under this notice are indicated in the chart at the end of this notice and in the Requests for Applications (RFAs) that are posted at the following websites: https://ies.ed.gov/​funding, www.ed.gov/​programs/​edresearch/​index.html, and www.ed.gov/​programs/​specialedresearch/​index.html.

For more information: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/06/10/2021-12173/applications-for-new-awards-education-research-and-special-education-research-grant-programs

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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