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.
The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal
Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at:
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
The purpose of the Race to the Top--District competition is to build on the lessons learned from the State competitions conducted under the Race to the Top program and to support bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness.Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 41 6. Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted in electronic format on a CD or DVD, with CD-ROM or DVD-ROM preferred, by mail or hand delivery.
Individual LEA applicants must submit signed originals of Parts IV, V, and VII of the application and the applicant LEAs for a consortium application must submit signed originals of Parts IV, VI, VII of the application and a signed memorandum of understanding from each member LEA of the consortia (as described in Part XIII of the application).
All electronic application files must be in a .DOC (document), .DOCX (document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF (Portable Document) format.
Each file name should clearly identify the part of the application it contains.
If an applicant submits a file type other than the four file types specified in this paragraph, the Department will not review that material.
Applicants should not password-protect these files.
The CD or DVD containing the application should be clearly labeled with the applicant's name, city, State, and any other relevant information.
We strongly recommend the applicant to submit a CD or DVD of its application that includes the following files:
(1) A single file that contains the body of the application, including required budget tables, that has been converted into a .PDF format so that the .PDF is searchable.
Note that a .PDF created from a scanned document will not be searchable.
(2) A single file in a .PDF format that contains all of the required signature pages.
The signature pages may be scanned and turned into a PDF.
(3) Copies of the completed electronic budget spreadsheets with the required budget tables, which should be in a separate file from the body of the application.
The spreadsheets will be used by the Department for budget reviews.
Each of these items must be clearly labeled with the LEA's name, city, state, and any other relevant identifying information.
Applicants also should not password-protect these files.
The Department must receive the application by 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on or before the application deadline date.