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84.206 Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Grant Program

AUTHORIZATION:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Executive Order Title V, Part D, Subpart 6.
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To provide financial assistance to State and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public and private agencies and organizations, to stimulate research, development, training, and similar activities designed to build a nationwide capability in elementary and secondary schools to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. To supplement the use of State and local funds for the education of gifted and talented students.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Funds may be used for: (1) the professional development of personnel involved in the education of gifted and talented students, including training in equitable teaching methods; (2) the establishment or identification of exemplary programs serving gifted and talented students, including those for identifying and educating students who might not be served by a traditional program; (3) implementing innovative learning strategies; (4) encouraging the adaptation of model gifted and talented programs for use by all students; (5) strengthening the capability of State educational agencies to provide leadership and assistance to local entities in the planning, operation, and improvement of programs; and (6) research, technical assistance, and information dissemination.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, other public and private agencies and organizations (including Indian tribes and organizations as defined by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and Native Hawaiian organizations) may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   State and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, other public and private agencies and organizations (including Indian tribes and organizations as defined by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and Native Hawaiian organizations) may apply.

Credentials/Documentation:   Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions and OMB Circular No. A-122 for private nonprofit organizations are applicable. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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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 eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure:   OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Described in an application notice published in the Federal Register. Contact the headquarters office listed below for application packages containing the announcement, application, and other forms.

Award Procedure:   The selection is competitive, based on staff and nonfederal review according to the selection criteria contained in 34 CFR 700, Evaluation of Applications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements.

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

Approximately two to four months from the closing date.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Awards are made most years. Following an initial, competitively selected award of up to 12 months, 2-4 additional 1-year non-competing continuation awards may be made, for a total maximum term of 3-5 years; subject to the availability of funds.

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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:   

Awards are made most years. Following an initial, competitively selected award of up to 12 months, two to four additional 1-year non-competing continuation awards may be made for a total of 3 - 5 years, subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Annual progress and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 75 unless otherwise required in the award document. 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. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:   As required by EDGAR, for direct grant program. Generally, records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of five years after completion.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-1000-0-1-503.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 15 $10,000,000; FY 16 est $12,000,000; and FY 17 est $12,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

No Data Available.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

The Department of Education's General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, and 80.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Theda Zawaiza, Department of Education, OESE, Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: theda.zawaiza@ed.gov Phone: (202) 205-3783.

Web Site Address:  
http://www.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

The criteria for the approval of proposals under this program are contained in 34 CFR 700, Evaluation of Applications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. The specific criteria to be used for a particular grant competition are selected from among those in 34 CFR 700, and announced in the application notice published in the Federal Register.

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