Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (State Grants) Assistance Listing Number 84.334S

Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.

For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.

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Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.

For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768),or at 6. pdf.

Purpose of Program:
The GEAR UP program is a discretionary grant program that encourages eligible entities to provide support, and maintain a commitment to, eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities, to assist the students in obtaining a secondary school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.

Under the GEAR UP program, the Department awards grants to two types of entities:
(1) States and (2) eligible partnerships.

Assistance Listing Number 8 4. 334S.

Agency: Department of Education

Office: Department of Education

Estimated Funding: $35,617,582

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (State Grants) Assistance Listing Number 84.334S; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards

Additional Information of Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: States (as defined in section 103(20) of the HEA (20 U.S.C.

1003(20)), which includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Freely Associated States.

Per congressional direction in House Report 116-450 and reinforced in the Explanatory Statement to the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub.


116-260), only States without an active State GEAR UP grant, or States that have an active State GEAR UP grant that is scheduled to end prior to October 1, 2021, are eligible to receive a new State GEAR UP award in this competition.

States with grants remaining open beyond October 1, 2021, for a no-cost extension period or for the sole purpose of data collection and analysis activities, are not considered active for purposes of implementing this directive.

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