Education Jobs Fund

To provide funds to States to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) in saving or creating education jobs for school year 2010-2011.



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

Each State may reserve up to 2 percent of its allocation for the costs of administering the program.

The State must award the remaining portion of its allocation (at least 98 percent) to LEAs.

The Governor may not award funds to entities other than LEAs.



A State may not use program funds, directly or indirectly, to establish, restore, or supplement a rainy day fund, or to supplant State funds in a manner that has this effect.

Furthermore, a State may not use program funds, directly or indirectly, to reduce or retire debt obligations incurred by the State or to supplant State funds in a manner that has this effect.



An LEA must use its funds only for compensation and benefits and other expenses, such as support services, necessary to retain existing employees, to recall or rehire former employees, and to hire new employees, in order to provide early childhood, elementary, or secondary educational and related services.

The statute prohibits LEAs from using ED Jobs funds for general administrative expenses or for other support services expenditures as those terms were defined by the National Center for Education Statistics in its Common Core of Data as of the date of enactment of the Act.

These prohibited expenses would include administrative expenditures related to the operation of the superintendent s office or the LEAs board of education, including the salaries and benefits of LEA-level personnel.

Prohibited activities would also include the payment of expenditures for fiscal services, LEA planners/researchers, and human resource services.

Further, an LEA may not pay for compensation and benefits of individuals who are not employees of an LEA.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States are eligible to receive these funds.

In the event that Governors do not apply, other entities, including SEAs, are eligible to receive these funds.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local educational agencies as well as public elementary and secondary schools, students, teachers, and parents.

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. The Department will review State applications on a rolling basis. By statute, a Governor may submit an application no later than September 9, 2010. The Department encourages Governors to submit approvable applications as soon as possible so that LEAs may use program funds early in the 2010-2011 school year. The Department anticipates awarding a State s total Education Jobs Fund allocation within two weeks of the Governor s submission of an approvable application.

An approvable application is one that includes:

• The Governor s assurance that the State will comply with programmatic and fiscal requirements;
• The Governor s assurance that the State will submit the required maintenance-of-effort (MOE) data to the Department within 60 days of the State s grant award; and
• The LEA distribution method.

Award Procedures

The Secretary of Education will make awards to States on a formula basis upon approval of the State application.

Deadlines

Sep 09, 2010 The Governor of a State must submit an approvable application within 30 days of enactment of the Act. The Department must make awards within 45 days of enactment if the Governor submits an approvable application by the submission deadline. If the Governor fails to submit an approvable application by the submission deadline, the Department may distribute the State s allocation to another entity or other entities in the State.

Authorization

Title I, Public Law 111-126.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval time will vary by State.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Sixty-one percent of State allocations will be based on relative shares of individuals aged 5 to 24, and thirty-nine percent will be based on relative shares of total population. The Secretary awards up to one-half of one percent of the appropriated funds to the outlying areas and one-half of one percent to the Secretary of the Interior for schools operated or funded by the Bureau of Indian Education.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are to be used to carry out activities during the 2010-2011 school year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

States must comply with the reporting requirements, including subrecipient reporting requirements, of section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

States must also submit annual reports as specified by the Department.

Cash reports are not applicable.

States must comply with the reporting requirements, including subrecipient reporting requirements, of section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

States must also submit annual reports as specified by the Department.

States must comply with the reporting requirements, including subrecipient reporting requirements, of section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

States must also submit annual reports as specified by the Department.

States must comply with the reporting requirements, including subrecipient reporting requirements, of section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

States must also submit annual reports as specified by the Department.

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. All grantees are subject to the provisions of the Single Audit Act, 31 U.S. Code 75.

Records

The State and its LEAs must maintain records that separately track and account for Education Jobs funds. In accordance with the requirements of Section 443(a) of GEPA(20 U.S.C. 1232f (a)), the State and its LEAs must maintain records that that will facilitate an effective audit and substantiate that the funds were used in compliance with applicable requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0012-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $10,000,000,000; FY 11 est $0 - No additional funding is expected in FY 2011.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards to States will vary in size from approximately $17.5 million to $1.2 billion. The average grant award will be approximately $190.4 million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Guidance for this program is posted at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/educationjobsfund/applicant.html.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

James Butler, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: James.Butler@ed.gov Phone: (202) 401-9737.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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