Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Grant Program

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.

Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Not Specified.)
Program Number
84.206
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Types of Assistance
PROJECT GRANTS
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.
Authorization
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title V, Part D, Subpart 6.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
State and local educational 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 educational agencies, institutions of higher education, other public and private agencies, organizations, teachers and students benefit.
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.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication 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 when funds are available. New awards are not made every year. 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.
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 when funds are available. New awards are not made every year. 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
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
As required by EDGAR, for direct grant program. Generally, records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of 3 years after completion.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-1000-0-1-503.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 09 $7,463,000; FY 10 $7,463,000; FY 11 $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No 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
Patricia Johnson, Department of Education, OESE, Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: patricia.johnson@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-7813.
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/javits/index.html.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: 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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