Consolidated Grant to the Outlying Areas

To make an annual consolidated grant to assist an Insular Area in carrying out one or more State-administered formula grant programs of the Department.

(i.e., -ESEA,Title I, Part A-Grants to LEAs; ESEA,Title I, Section 1003(g)-School Improvement Grants; ESEA,Title I, Part B- Reading First State
Grants; ESEA, Title I, Part B, subpart 3-Even Start Grants; ESEA,Title II, Part A-Teacher Quality Grants; ESEA,Title II, Part D-Educational Technology State Grants; ESEA,Title III, English Language Acquisition Grants; ESEA, Title IV, Part B-21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants; ESEA,Title V, Part A-State Grants for Innovative Programs; ESEA,Title IV, Part A-Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities-SEA Funds; ESEA, Title IV, Part A-Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities-Governors Funds; AEFLA-Section 243-Adult Education State Administered Program grants; Perkins Act, Title I-Career and Technical Education Basic State Grants, Perkins Act, Title I ,Career and Technical Education-Tech Prep Education Grants; ESEA,Title VI, Part A-State Assessments; Mckenney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act-Title VII-B Grants; ESEA, Title II, Part, B-Mathematics and Science Partnerships grants; HEA, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 4- Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership grants.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Funded projects include activities to improve teacher quality; reduce class size; use technology effectively in classrooms; improve the development and use of the student data systems; and generate, maintain, and strengthen parental and community involvement; programs for the recruitment and hiring of teachers for class size reduction; professional development activities for teachers and school administrators; technology for classroom use; a reading and mathematics reform program; alternative educational programs for at-risk students; gifted and talented education; and participation of children enrolled in private schools.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


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

Fiscal Year 2008: This program has furthered the purposes authorized for any of the grants which have been consolidated and has increased the flexibility of Insular Areas to direct funds to their greatest educational needs and priorities. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

An Insular Area shall use the funds it receives under a consolidated grant to carry out, in its jurisdiction, one or more of the programs included in the grant.

(See above programs.).

An Insular Area may only use and administer funds under the eligible programs to be consolidated described in section 76.125 (c) of EDGAR during a fiscal year for which the Insular Areas is entitled to receive funds under an appropriation for that program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

U.S.

Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Elementary/Secondary Education

Beneficiary Eligibility

U.S. Territories; Education Professional; School; Child (6-15); Education (0-8); Education (9-12)

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. 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. An Insular Area applies annually for a grant consolidating two or more of the programs eligible to be consolidated in accordance with the application requirements of EDGAR 76.131.

Award Procedures

The Department awards a single consolidated grant annually to each Insular Area that meets the requirements of EDGAR 76.125 through 76.137 and each program under which the grant funds are to be used and administered. The Department may decide that one or more programs cannot be included in the consolidated grant if it is determined that the Insular failed to meet the program objectives stated in its plan for the previous fiscal year in which it carried out the programs. The eligibility of a particular Insular Area to receive grant funds under a Federal education program is determined under the statute and regulations for that program (EDGAR 76.130 (a), (b), (d)).

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title V, 48 U.S.C 1469a.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

The Department shall not disapprove a consolidated grant, before offering the Insular Area an opportunity to revise the application and a hearing. (See 34 CFR 76.202.).

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.

Matching Requirements: The Department waives all requirements for matching funds for those programs that are consolidated by an Insular Area in a consolidated grant application (EDGAR 76.135).

This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards generally run for one fiscal year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the program office for the information.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

As required by EDGAR76.132(5), an annual report is required to be submitted to the Secretary containing information covering the program or programs for which the grant is used and administered, including the financial and program performance information as required under 34 CFR 74.51-74.52 and 34 CFR 80.40-80.41.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 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. 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 76.132(7), the grantee keeps records, including a copy of the application document under which funds are to be spent, which show how the funds received under the consolidated grant have been spent.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0203-0-1-501; 91-0400-0-1-501; 91-1000-0-1-501; 91-1300-0-1-501; 91-0900-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 08 $72,685,490; FY 09 est $77,611,900; FY 10 est not reported. - Information for FYs 2009 and 2010 are not yet available. Contact the program office for more information.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards range from approximately $9 million to $23 million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR 76, 77, 80, 81,82, and 85

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Valerie Rogers School Support and Technology Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., LBJ Bldg, Room 3W241, Washington 20202 Email: Valerie.rogers@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-2543

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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