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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
84.369 Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities

AUTHORIZATION:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended,, Executive Order Title VI, Part A, Subpart I.
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(1) To support the development of the additional State assessments and standards required by Section 1111(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA); (2) if a State has developed the assessments and standards required by Section 1111(b), then to support the administration of those assessments or to carry out other activities related to ensuring that the State's schools and local education agencies are held accountable for results.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

State educational agencies must use these funds to carry out the responsibilities described in Section 6111 of the ESEA. Funds may be used to support the development of the additional State assessments and standards required by Section 1111(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA); or if a State has developed the assessments and standards required by Section 1111(b), then to support the administration of those assessments or to carry out other activities related to ensuring that the State's schools and local education agencies are held accountable for results.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State educational agencies with either: (1) An approved consolidated application that includes application for funds under Section 6111 or (2) an approved Title I Part A application that includes application for funds under Section 6111.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   States and local educational agencies.

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 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. States applying for Title I, Part A, funds under the consolidated application procedure must initiate Section 6111 on their list of "ESEA Programs included in the consolidated application" and must respond adequately to the single question asking them to identify how they will use Section 6111 funds. States applying for Title I, Part A, funds under an individual program application procedure must initiate Section 6111 on their cover sheet for this application and must respond adequately to the single question asking them to identify how they will use Section 6111 funds.

Award Procedure:   The Department will allocate funds to any State whose State application submission demonstrates that funds will be used for covered activities and that costs associated with those activities are reasonable.

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

Approximately 30-90 days.

Appeals:   

If the Department disapproves a State's application for funds authorized by Section 6111, the State has the right to a hearing in accordance with Section 76.202 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

Renewals:   

States with approved applications will automatically receive grant awards for any year for which there is an appropriation for the program.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

Statutory Formula: Title VI, Part A, Subpart 1.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Awards of funds are available for obligation for a maximum of 27 months. They become available to the Department on July 1, and are awarded to States on or about that date. They remain available for obligation under the initial period of availability for 15 months (until September 30, of the following fiscal year). Under section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act, any funds that remain unobligated may be carried over for obligation for an additional 12 months. Funds for succeeding fiscal years, if appropriated, will follow a similar timeline. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Grantees are subject to the reporting requirements contained in Parts 76 and 80 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). 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 Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $100,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $100,000 within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made in accordance with the Appendix to EDGAR, Part 80.

Records:   All grantees must maintain and complete records in accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-1000-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Formula Grants) FY 08 $408,732,000; FY 09 est $408,732,000; FY 10 est $410,732,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

FY 2016 range of awards to States: $3,288,226-$28,493,927; average $7,026,172.

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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:

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. 34 CFR Parts 200 and 300. Nonregulatory guidance is available at http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/saa.html.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Monique Chism Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., , Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: monique.chism@ed.gov Phone: (20) 260-1824

Web Site Address:  
http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/saa.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:

Not Applicable.

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