Overall school improvements and reform, and other activities such as preschool programs, staff development academics, and programs to improve teaching and learning in core academic subjects, including mathematics, science, foreign languages, and other subjects.
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.
Five awards are made annually.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used for activities consistent with the purposes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Local educational agencies (LEA) in the Republic of Palau and in the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S.
Local educational agencies in the Republic of Palau and in the outlying areas (American Samao, Guam, the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands).
Aplication and Award Process
Provided by the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL).
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Section 1121 of Title I requires that the Department reserve up to $5 million from Title I Grants to LEA funds each fiscal year for competitive grants to local educational agencies in the outlying ares (American Samoa, Guam, the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Republic of Palau. Of this amount, the Secretary may reserve 5 percent to pay the administrative costs of the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) regarding activities assisted under this program. PREL conducts the award competition and makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding the award of grants.
Applications for continuations are submitted to the Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, School Support and Technology Programs, Washington, DC. PREL conducts the competition for grants and submits recommendations of applications for funding to the Secretary of Education. The Secretary awards grants taking into consideration the recommendations of PREL.
Determined according to grant competition schedule. Contact the program office for information.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title I, Part A, Section 1121 (a), (b) and (c), 20 U.S.C. 6331.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 90 days.
Continuation awards of 12 months each may be made for a total of 36 months. Continuations are contingent upon evidence of satisfactory progress toward goals and objectives and subject to the availability of funds.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 36 months with annual continuations. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds.
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual performance reports are required.
The Single Audit Act applies.
Records must be maintained as necessary for audit and for three years after the program ends.
(Grants) FY 07 $3,817,913; FY 08 est $3,811,099; and FY 09 est $3,811,099.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
For 2008, awards are expected to range between $250,000 and $1,126,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
For information, contact the program office.
Regional or Local Office
Contact the PREL office.
U.S. Department of Education, OESE School Support and Technology Programs 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm. 3E245, FB-6 Washington DC 20202-6140 Contact: Valerie Rogers E-mail Address firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone (202) 260-2543.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applications are reviewed in accordance with criteria in the application package.
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