Comprehensive Centers

 

This program supports no fewer than 20 comprehensive centers that provide training, professional development, and technical assistance to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, regional educational agencies, and schools to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction. By statute, the Department is required to establish at least 1 center in each of the 10 geographic regions served by the Department's regional educational laboratories (RELs). Information on the REL regions is available at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/.)

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.283
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, Section 203 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Research organizations, institutions, agencies, institutions of higher education (IHEs), or partnerships among such entities, or individuals with the demonstrated ability or capacity to carry out the activities required in the notice inviting applications, including regional entities that carried out activities under the Educational Research, Development, Dissemination, and Improvement Act of 1994 (as such Act existed on the day before November 5, 2002) and title XIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) (as such title existed on the day before January 8, 2002).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Agencies supporting or providing elementary and secondary education will benefit, including State and local educational agencies, regional educational agencies, the Bureau of Indian Education, Indian tribes, community-based organizations, and other recipients of funds under the ESEA.
Credentials/Documentation
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 not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR part 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements applies to this program. 34 CFR part 75 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 does not apply to this program. Competitions are announced in the Federal Register and on the Department of Education web site at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/newccp/applicant.html. Applications or proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with applicable program announcements.
Award Procedure
After completion of competitive peer review of applications, the Department makes the final decision on the approval and funding of applications. If an applicant is successful, the Department of Education will notify the applicant's U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and will send the successful applicant a Grant Award Notification (GAN). The Department of Education may also notify successful applicants informally.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120 to 180 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Awards are made for up to five years, subject to the availability of appropriations and grantee performance.
How are proposals selected?
The selection criteria are contained in the program application package and also included in the notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register. Contact the program office for more information.
How may assistance be used?
The FY 2019 competition will result in 20 centers, including 19 regional centers and 1 national center. In addition, the Department supports one center funded in FY 2016 in response to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) that focuses on students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability. Grantees are required to develop 5-year plans for carrying out authorized activities that address State and regional needs. Information on allowable activities can be found in the statute, which is available at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/newccp/legislation.html.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance measures are established for the program and grantee.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR part 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 part 200.503.
Records
Records must be retained for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may be awarded for up to five years subject to the availability of funds and performance by the grantee. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Danielle Smith
Program and Grantee Support Services, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., LBJ Bildg., Room 3E108
Washington, DC 20202 USA
danielle.smith@ed.gov
Phone: (202) 453-5546
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/newccp/index.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-1000-0-1-501
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$52,000,000.00; FY 19 est $52,000,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$50,000,000.00; FY 16$51,445,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The Department held a competition for new awards in FY 2019. Applications were due by May 24, 2019; awards will be made by September 30, 2019. The Department plans to make 5-year awards for 19 regional centers and one national center; awards will range from $1.0 to $6.5 million. In addition, the Department supports a 5-year award made in FY 2016 for a center that focuses on students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability; this center receives $1.5 million per year. For additional information, see https://www2.ed.gov/programs/newccp/applicant.html.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
(a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The OMB Office of Management and Budget Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474. Contact the program office for additional information.(d) The regulations in 34 CFR part 299. (e) The Notice of Final Priorities (84 FR 13122, April 4, 2019) (f) The Supplemental Priorities (83 FR 9096, March 2, 2018) Grantees also must follow requirements in the notice of final priorities, requirements, and selection criteria-Comprehensive Centers Program, published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2012 (77 FR 33573). Contact the program office for additional information.