Fund for the Improvement of Education

To conduct nationally significant programs to improve the quality of education, assist all students to meet challenging State content standards, and contribute to the achievement of elementary and secondary students.

Examples of Funded Projects

The programs funded in FY 2009 were: FIE Programs of National Significance (OII, CFDA 84.215K and U), Elementary and Secondary School Counseling (OSDFS, CFDA 84.215E), Character Education (OSDFS, CFDA 84.215S and V, Smaller Learning Communities (OESE, CFDA 84.215L), Physical Education Program (OSDFS, CFDA 84.215F), Education Through Cultural and Historical Organizations (OII, CFDA 84.215Y), Excellence in Economic Education (OII, CFDA 84.215B), Foundations for Learning Grants (OSDFS, CFDA 84.215H), Mental Health Integration in Schools (OSDFS, CFDA 84.215M), Academies for American History and Civics (OII, CFDA 84.215A and D) and Teaching American History (OII, CFDA 84.215X).

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

Varies by program.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to support a wide range of projects under the FIE general authority for programs, and additional specific program authorities.

Competitions are announced in the Federal Register.

Specific limitations and restrictions for each competition are provided in the Federal Register notice.