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84.305 Education Research, Development and Dissemination

AUTHORIZATION:

Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, Executive Order Title I, Parts A, B and D, Secs. 133 and 172.
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To support the development and distribution of scientifically valid research, evaluation, and data collection that support learning and improve academic achievement.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Grants will support basic and applied research, development, dissemination, evaluations, and demonstrations in education.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State education agencies, local education agencies, institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and organizations, institutions, and individuals or a consortium thereof may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Institutions and individuals involved with education will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation:   Institutions and individuals involved with education will benefit.

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

Application Procedure:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Standard Form 424, "Application for Federal Assistance," an application narrative, and required certifications must be submitted by the deadline specified in the Federal Register.

Award Procedure:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Standard Form 424, "Application for Federal Assistance," an application narrative, and required certifications must be submitted by the deadline specified 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:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Renewals are based on the review of annual performance reports and the recommendation of the project officer. All renewals are subject to the availability of funds.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Projects generally may be supported for 1 to 5 years. Funds are granted on a 12 month basis. All grantee obligations shall be liquidated within 90 days following the end of the award period. Payments may be made according to a predetermined schedule or by way of reimbursement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for direct grant programs (34 CFR 75). Generally, financial reports and program reports must be submitted as required by grant award terms and conditions. Cash reports are not applicable. Annual progress and performance reports are required as part of the submittal of form ED 524B. Annual expenditure reports are required as part of the submittal of form ED 524B. Staff also monitor part drawdowns using agency financial reports. Reporting on performance measures is required as part of the submittal of form ED 524B.

Audits:   In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 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:   Each grantee will keep intact, and accessible, records relating to the receipt and expenditure of Federal funds and the expenditures of the grantee's contribution to the cost of the project, if any. Records will normally be retained for 3 years after the date of the submission of the final expenditure report, or for grants that are reviewed annually, 3 years after the date of the award.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-1100-0-1-503.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 09 not reported.; FY 10 est $224,196,000; FY 11 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

No Data Available.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

For more information contact the program office.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Emily Doolittle, Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Emily.Doolittle@ed.gov Phone: (202) 219-1201.

Web Site Address:   http://ies.ed.gov/ncer

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

The criteria for selecting applications 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 package or the application notice in the Federal Register.

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