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84.051 Career and Technical Education - National Programs

AUTHORIZATION:

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, Section 114.
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To provide support research, development, demonstration, dissemination, evaluation, and assessment activities aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of career and technical education.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Awards may be made only for activities designed to improve the practice of career and technical education. Announcements for grants are made in the Federal Register. Contract competitions are announced in the FedBizOps.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Eligible applicants include universities or a consortium of universities and a public or private nonprofit organization.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Education professionals as well as the general public will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation:   Legal signature by a designated official on the grant application or contract proposal. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications for grants must be prepared in accordance with the regulations in 34 CFR Part 75. A proposal for a contract must be prepared in accordance with program announcements in the FedBizOps.

Award Procedure:   Applications are reviewed in accordance with regulations applicable to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 found in 34 CFR Part 75 and with requirements published in the Federal Register.

Deadlines:   Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals:   

For grants, not applicable; for contracts, as specified in Federal Procurement Regulations, 41 CFR 1, 2, 407, and 408.

Renewals:   

Awards are made annually, for a maximum award period of 5 years. Renewals subject to the availability of appropriations and are contingent on recipient performance.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Grants or contract are awarded annually with a maximum award period of 5 years. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and contingent on recipient performance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not available.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Specific contract reporting requirements are contained in the Request for Proposal and contract document. Reporting requirements for grants are required in the regulations for Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 for 34 Part 75. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. Periodic audits should be made as part of the recipient's systems of financial management and internal control to meet the terms and conditions of contract and grants.

Records:   In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, grantees must maintain records for 3 years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-0400-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 08 $7,860,000; FY 09 est $7,860,000; FY 10 est $7,860,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Varies by competition.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: Same as FY 2008. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Regulations 34 CFR 401 and 411-413.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Robin Utz Department of Education, OCTAE Division of Academic and Technical Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: robin.utz@ed.gov Phone: (202)245-7767

Web Site Address:  
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/programs.html

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: Same as FY 2008. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

See 34 CFR Part 75 for selection criteria. However, each request for proposal contains weighted evaluation criteria which are unique to the particular requirements of the individual procurement.

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