Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Grant Program

To provide financial assistance to State and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public and private agencies and organizations, to stimulate research, development, training, and similar activities designed to build a nationwide capability in elementary and secondary

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schools to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students.

To supplement the use of State and local funds for the education of gifted and talented students.
Examples of Funded Projects

In 2005, the program began funding a joint effort of the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa's Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education to address gifted and talented students who have learning difficulties.

Also in 2005, the program began funding the Fremont County School District, in Arapaho, WY, in collabration with the Araphae Native American tribe to assist students in developing achievement methods and provide interventions that specifically target self-regulatory processes and artistic creative expression.


Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.


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Program Accomplishments

The National Center for Research and Development in the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth continued to receive funding. In addition, in FY 2008, 6 new grants and 6 continuation grants are expected to be awarded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for: (1) The professional development of personnel involved in the education of gifted and talented students, including training in equitable teaching methods; (2) the establishment or identification of exemplary programs serving gifted and talented students, including those for identifying and educating students who might not be served by a traditional program; (3) implementing innovative learning strategies; (4) encouraging the adaptation of model gifted and talented programs for use by all students; (5) strengthening the capability of State educational agencies to provide leadership and assistance to local entities in the planning, operation, and improvement of programs; and (6) research, technical assistance, and information dissemination.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, other public and private agencies and organizations (including Indian tribes and organizations as defined by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and Native Hawaiian organizations) may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, other public and private agencies, organizations, teachers and students benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions and OMB Circular No. A-122 for private nonprofit organizations are applicable.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

Described in an application notice published in the Federal Register. Contact the headquarters office listed below for application packages containing the announcement, application, and other forms.

Award Procedures

The selection is competitive, based on staff and nonfederal review according to the selection criteria contained in 34 CFR 700, Evaluation of Applications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements.

Deadlines

Will be announced in an application notice published in the Federal Register. Contact the headquarters office for further information.

Authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title V, Part D, Subpart 6, 115 Stat. 1826; 20 U.S.C. 7253.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately two to four months from the closing date.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Awards are made annually. Following an initial, competitively selected award of up to 12 months, 2-4 additional 1-year non-competing continuation awards may be made, for a total maximum term of 3-5 years; subject to the availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made annually. Following an initial, competitively selected award of up to 12 months, two to four additional 1-year non-competing continuation awards may be made for a total of 3 - 5 years; subject to the availability of funds.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual progress and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 75 unless otherwise required in the award document.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

As required by EDGAR, for direct grant program. Generally, records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of five years after completion.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-1000-0-1-503.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $7,596,000; FY 08 est $7,463,000; and FY 09 $0.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

In FY 2008, the average new award is expected to be $441,000 and the average continuation award is expected to be $500,000. The range of new awards in FY 2008 is expected to be $300,000 to $450,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Department of Education's General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, and 80.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Department of Education, OESE, Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202. Contact: Patricia Johnson, E-mail: patricia.johnson@ed.gov. Telephone: (202) 260-7813.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria for the approval of proposals under this program are contained in 34 CFR 700, Evaluation of Applications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. The specific criteria to be used for a particular grant competition are selected from among those in 34 CFR 700, and announced in the application notice published in the Federal Register.



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