Civic Education- Cooperative Education Exchange Program

 

This program supports the international Cooperative Civic Education and Economic Education Exchange Program (CCEEEEP). The CCEEEEP objectives are: (1) to make available to educators from eligible countries exemplary curricula and teacher training programs in civics and government education, and economics education; (2) to assist eligible countries in the adaptation, implementation, and institutionalization of such programs; (3) to create and implement civics, government, and economic education programs for students that draw upon the experiences of participating eligible countries; (4) to provide a means for the exchange of ideas and experiences in civics, government, and economic education among political, educational, governmental, and private sector leaders of participating eligible countries; and (5) to provide support for--(a) independent research and evaluation to determine the effects of educational programs on students' development of the knowledge, skills, and traits of character essential for the preservation and improvement of constitutional democracy; and (b) effective participation in, and the preservation and improvement of, an efficient market economy.

Civic Education also supports the domestic We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program which has two components. The We the People program is designed (1) to continue and expand the educational activities of the program; (2) to carry out activities to enhance student attainment of challenging academic content standards in civics and government; (3) to provide a course of instruction on the basic principles of the Nation’s constitutional democracy and the history of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights; (4) to provide, at the request of the participating school, school and community simulated congressional hearings following the course of instruction described in item 3; (5) to provide an annual national competition of simulated congressional hearings for secondary school students who wish to participate in such a program; (6) to provide advanced, sustained, and ongoing trainings of teachers about the Constitution and the political system of the United States; (7) to provide materials and methods of instruction, including teacher training, that utilize the latest advancements in educational technology; and (8) to provide civic education materials and services that address controversial issues. The second component entitled Project Citizen is designed; (1) to continue and expand the educational activities; (2) to carry out activities to enhance student attainment of challenging academic content; (3) to provide a course of instruction at the middle school level on the roles of State and local governments in the Federal system established by the Constitution; (4) to provide an annual national showcase or competition; (5) to provide optional school and community simulated State legislative hearings; (6) to provide advanced, sustained , and ongoing training of teachers on the roles of State and local governments in the Federal system established by the Constitution; (7) to provide materials and methods of instruction, including teacher training, that utilize the latest advancement in educational technology; and (8) to provide civic education materials.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
84.304
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Executive Order Title II, Part C, Subpart 3.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
By statute, the Center for Civic Education and the Council for Economic Education, each receive program funds through a grant or contract under the Cooperative Civic Education and Economic Education Exchange Program. In addition, a competition is held for organizations experienced in the development of curricula and programs in civics and government education and economic education for students in elementary schools and secondary schools in countries other than the United States. By statue, under We the People, the Center for Civic Education receives program funds through a grant or contract.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Educational leaders in the areas of civics and government education, and economic education, including teachers, curriculum and teacher training specialists, and scholars in relevant disciplines.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Contact the Headquarters Office listed below for application packages containing the announcement, application, and assurance forms.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed along with an annual/final performance reports, in accordance with EDGAR. The Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-free Schools approves the recommended slate for funding for the directed earmarks, the competitive slate is referred to the Office of the Secretary.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
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.
How may assistance be used?
The education program authorized under this subsection shall be made available to public and private elementary schools and secondary schools, including Bureau of Indian Education funded schools, in the 435 congressional districts, and in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for direct grant programs (34 CFR 75). Generally, annual financial and progress 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 on form ED 524B. Staff also monitors draw downs using agency financial reports. Reporting on performance measures is required as part of the submittal of form ED 524B.
Auditing
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. See 34 CFR 74.26. Institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations are subject to the audit requirements of OMB Circular No. A-133. State and local governments are subject to the requirements in the Single Audit Act and the ED regulations implementing OMB Circular No. A-128 (see 34 CFR 80).
Records
As required by EDGAR for direct grant programs (34 CFR 75). Generally, records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of five years after completion.
Other 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
Directed awards are made for twelve months to the Center for Civic Education and to the Council for Economic Education. In addition, one to three discretionary grants are competitively awarded for a period of up to 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Rita Foy Moss, Department of Education, OSDFS, 400 Maryland Ave, S.W., PCP, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: rita.foy.moss@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7866.
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/coopedexchange/index.html; http://www.ed.gov/programs/we the people/index.html .
Financial Information
Account Identification
18-0203-0-1-501.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 09 $33,459,000; FY 10 $35,000,000; FY 11 $43,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The regulations applicable to this program are in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, and 97.
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