Civil Rights Training and Advisory Services


To provide technical assistance and training services to school districts and other responsible governmental agencies to cope with educational problems occasioned by race, gender, and national origin desegregation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IV, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any private, nonprofit organization or any public agency (other than a State educational agency or school board) may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Educational personnel and elementary and secondary students in local school districts benefit.
More detailed information may be found in the regulations. OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
After completion of competitive peer review of applications, the Department makes the final decision on the approval and funding of applications.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 30 to 90 Days.
Not Applicable.
Equity assistance centers receive awards for multi-year project periods if they meet the criteria for annual continuation in the regulations. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
New equity assistance center applications are evaluated on the basis of selection criteria, in Section 272.30(a)-(g), addressing mission and strategy, organizational capability, plan of operation, quality of key personnel, budget and cost-effectiveness, evaluation plan, and adequacy of resources. The highest-ranking application for each geographical service area is selected for an award. A competition was conducted in FY11 and will again be conducted ineither FY15 and FY16.
How may assistance be used?
Funds support Equity Assistance Centers to provide technical assistance and training, upon request, in the areas of race, sex, and national origin to public school districts and other responsible governmental agencies to promote equitable education opportunities. The centers work in the areas of civil rights and equity. This assistance helps schools and communities ensure that equitable education opportunities are available and accessible for all children.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with OMB Circular No. A-102 (Attachments H and I) and ED General Administrative Regulations for Direct Project Grant and Contract Programs, 34 CFR 74, 75. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, grantees must maintain records for 3 years.
Other 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
Funds are appropriated on an annual basis. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Britt Jung School Support and Rural Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., LBJ Bldg. Room 3E201, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 205-4513
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $6,598,000; FY 15 est $6,575,000; and FY 16 est $6,575,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 14, $657,500 - average.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR 270, 271, and 272 apply.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available


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