U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge; Phase 2 CFDA Number 84.412A

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Purpose of Program:
The purpose of the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program is to improve the quality of early learning and development and close the achievement gap for children with high needs.

This program focuses on improving early learning and development for young children by supporting States' efforts to increase the number and percentage of low-income and disadvantaged children, in each age group of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, who are enrolled in high-quality early learning and development programs; and to design and implement an integrated system of high-quality early learning and development programs and services.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 412A.

Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted in electronic format on a CD or DVD, with CD-ROM or DVD-ROM preferred.

In addition, applicants must submit a signed paper original of the Application Assurances and Certification and one copy of that signed original.
Related Programs

Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $132,934,875

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge; Phase 2 CFDA Number 84.412A; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: States that applied for funding under the FY 2011 RTT-ELC competition and received approximately 75 percent or more of the available points, but that did not receive grant awards under that competition.

Therefore, only the States of Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin are eligible to apply for Phase 2 RTT-ELC awards.

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