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84.351 Arts in Education

AUTHORIZATION:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, Executive Order Title V, Part D, Subpart 15.
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To provide competitive grants that support the integration of the arts into the elementary and secondary school curriculum, with particular focus on improving the academic achievement of low-income students.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support the following types of activities: (1) research on arts education; (2) development and dissemination of model school-based arts education programs; (3) development of model State arts education assessments based on State academic achievement standards; (4) development of curriculum frameworks in the arts; (5) development of model professional development programs in the arts for teachers and administrators; (6) support collabrative activities with Federal agencies or institutions involved in arts education, arts educators, and organizations representing the arts; and (7) support of model programs to integrate arts education into the regular elementary and secondary school curriculum. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 75.563. For assistance call the Office of Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on 202-708-7770.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State educational agencies; local educational agencies; institutions of higher education; museums and other cultural institutions; and any other public or private agencies, institutions, or organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Arts educators and administrators, preservice and inservice programs for teachers.

Credentials/Documentation:   No Credentials or documentation are required. 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 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:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The applicant must submit the following by the designated deadline: Written narrative addressing the selection criteria and application content; all required forms: SF 424; A,B,C,D of Form 525; Assurances Non-Construction programs; Certification Regarding Lobbying, Debarment and Suspension; Drug-Free Workplace Requirements; Disclosure of Lobbying Activity; Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary Exclusion - Lower Tiered Covered Transactions.

Award Procedure:   Applications are reviewed by the agency for eligibility and completeness; applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of experts; and applications are ranked according to raw scores. A funding slate is prepared and the highest ranked applications are recommended for funding. Successful and unsuccessful applicants are notified of the outcome, and grant awards are prepared and mailed to successful grantees.

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.

Appeals:   

Part 86, Subpart E, of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) outlines procedures governing appeals of decisions by a designated Department official to demand the repayment of Federal financial assistance or terminate the eligibility of an Institution of Higher Education, State educational agency or local educational agency.

Renewals:   

Applicants may apply for a project period of up to three years. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

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

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Grants under Subpart A may be awarded for up to 36 months; grants under Subpart B may be awarded for up to 60 months. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of funds and substantial progress by the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Performance Reports are due within six to ten months of the initial award date; these reports are used to determine whether the grantee has made substantial progress toward meeting the project objectives and should or should not receive continuation funding. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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:   In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain financial records must be maintained for a period of three years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-0204-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 08 $37,533,000; FY 09 est $38,166,000; FY 10 est $38,166,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Range of new awards: $100,000 to $350,000.

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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:

The Department of Education General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). Contact the Program Office for additional information.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Anna Hinton Arts in Education Grants, Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: anna.hinton@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-1816

Web Site Address:  
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/artsnational/index.html

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

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

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Selection criteria are contained in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 75.210.

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