Statewide Data Systems, Recovery Act

These grants are intended to: enable State educational agencies to design, develop, and implement statewide, longitudinal data systems to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data, consistent with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; and
to facilitate analyses and research to improve student academic achievement and close achievement gaps.

Grants are intended to accelerate the development of already existing State data systems.

Related Programs


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.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants may support salaries, travel, equipment, and supplies as required to carry out design and implementation efforts.

Restrictions or limitations are imposed against the use of funds for entertainment, foreign travel, general-purpose equipment, alterations and renovations, and other items not regularly required for the development of data systems.

Grant funds shall be used to supplement and not supplant other State or local funds used for developing State data systems.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Elementary/Secondary Education

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Profit organization; Private nonprofit institution/organization; Education Professional; School; Education (0-8); Education (9-12); Education (13+)

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants for these data systems projects must present a plan and furnish evidence that the scientific competence, facilities, equipment, and supplies are appropriate to carry out the project. Applicants must ensure technical quality; provide for the generation of accurate data and the timely use of such data both to comply with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and to facilitate research to improve student academic achievement and close achievement gaps; and ensure privacy protections. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications must include: ED Form 424, "Application for Federal Assistance" and ED 524, "Budget Information Non-Construction Programs." Specific application and submission procedures, as well as additional information about the specific contents, page limits, and page formatting of applications, are provided in the individual Request for Applications found under "Funding Opportunities" at the Institute of Education Sciences web site: http://ies.ed.gov/funding/.

Award Procedures

All accepted applications competing for grants are reviewed for technical merit by panels of peer reviewers. Official notice of an approved application is made through issuance of a Grant Award Notification.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate for application deadlines.

Authorization

Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, Title II, Public Law 107-79, Section 208, 20 U.S.C. 9607, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 30 to 60 days. Recipients of multi-year grants must submit an annual performance report for each year funding has been approved. A review of the annual performance report is used to determine whether substantial progress has been made toward meeting the project objectives. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no statutory formula. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The application package will specify the length of the project period. All grantee obligations shall be liquidated within 90 days following the end of the project period. Payments may be made according to a predetermined schedule or by way of reimbursement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The application package will specify the length of the project period. All grantee obligations shall be liquidated within 90 days following the end of the project period. Payments may be made according to a predetermined schedule or by way of reimbursement.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Financial reports and program reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions.

Grantees under this competition should anticipate having to report, at a minimum, at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

Financial reports and program reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions.

Grantees under this competition should anticipate having to report, at a minimum, at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

Financial reports and program reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions.

Grantees under this competition should anticipate having to report, at a minimum, at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

Financial reports and program reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions.

Grantees under this competition should anticipate having to report, at a minimum, at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

Financial reports and program reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions.

Grantees under this competition should anticipate having to report, at a minimum, at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. All expenditures by state governments will be audited by the grantee or at the grantee's direction with reasonable frequency, usually once a year but not less then once every two years. The Secretary of Education, the Director of the Institute, and the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, shall have access, for the purpose of audit and examinations, to all applicable records and to any other pertinent books, documents, papers, and records of the grantee.

Records

Each grantee will keep intact, and accessible, records relating to the receipt and expenditure of Federal funds and the expenditures of the grantee's contribution to the cost of the project, if any. Records will normally be retained for three years after the date of the submission of the final expenditure report, or for grants that are reviewed annually, 3 years after the date of the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0197-0-1-503.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $250,000,000; FY 10 est $0 - FY 09, Up to $250,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Estimated range of new 2009 awards: $2,000,000 to $10,000,000 for the entire project period.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86 (part 86 applies only to institutions of higher education), 97, 98, and 99. In addition 34 CFR part 75 is applicable, except for the provisions in 34 CFR 75.100, 75.101(b), 75.102, 75.103, 75.105, 75.109(a), 75.200, 75.201, 75.209, 75.210, 75.211, 75.217, 75.219, 75.220, 75.221, 75.222, and 75.230. For more information, see specific Request for Applications available on Institute website http//www.ed.gov/programs/edresearch/applicant.html.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Tate Gould Department of Education, IES, National Center for Education Statistics, 1900 K Street, N.W., , Washington 20006 Email: Tate.Gould@ed.gov Phone: (202) 219-7080

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria for selecting applications are contained in the Request for Applications that announces the competition. The Request for Applications is posted on the Funding Opportunities home page of the Institute web site:http://ies.ed.gov/funding/.



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