Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): High School Graduation Initiative CFDA Number 84.360

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Purpose of Program:
The High School Graduation Initiative (formerly known as the School Dropout Prevention (SDP) program) awards grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and State educational agencies (SEAs) to support the implementation of effective, sustainable, and coordinated dropout prevention and reentry programs in schools that serve students in grades 6 through 12 and that have event dropout rates that are above the State average event dropout rate or are middle schools that feed students into such schools.1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in the 2007-08 school year, the most recent school year for which data are available, the national event dropout rate for public high schools in the 49 reporting States and the District of Columbia was 4. 1 percent.

The rate ranged from 1. 7 percent in Indiana and New Jersey to 7. 5 percent in Louisiana.

Twenty-six States had event dropout rates for public high schools of 4 percent or less; four States had event dropout rates for public high schools of 6 percent or more (Stillwell, R.

(2010).

Public School Graduates and Dropouts From the Common Core of Data:
School Year 2007-08 (NCES 2010-341)).

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 36 0. Applications for grants under the High School Graduation Initiative--CFDA Number 8 4. 360 must be submitted electronically using e-Application, accessible through the Department's e-Grants Web site at:
http://e-grants.ed.gov.

While completing your electronic application, you will be entering data online that will be saved into a database.

You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
Related Programs

School Dropout Prevention Program

Department of Education


Agency: Bureau of Land Management

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Estimated Funding: $45,000,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): High School Graduation Initiative CFDA Number 84.360; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligibility Information 1.

Eligible Applicants: (a) SEAs to support activities in-- (i) schools that-- (A) serve students in grades 6 through 12; and (B) have annual school dropout rates that are above the State average annual school dropout rate; or (ii) middle schools that feed students into schools that serve students in grades 6 through 12 and have annual school dropout rates that are above the State average annual school dropout rate.

(b) LEAS that operate-- (i) schools that-- (A) serve students in grades 6 through 12; and (B) have annual school dropout rates that are above the State average annual school dropout rate; or (ii) middle schools that feed students into schools serve students in grades 6 through 12 and that have annual school dropout rates that are above the State average annual school dropout rate.

Note: Applicants must identify the specific schools that will receive project services and provide evidence that, using the most recent available data, those schools serve students in grades 6 through 12, and have annual school dropout rates that are above the State average annual school dropout rate or are middle schools that feed students into schools that serve students in grades 6 through 12 and that have annual school dropout rates that are above the State average annual school dropout rate.

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Agency Email:
hsgi@ed.gov

Date Posted:
2010-06-21

Application Due Date:
2010-07-28

Archive Date:
2010-08-27




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