Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration


The Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) program support for a clearinghouse of school reform projects.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: None. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title I, Part F.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State educational agencies (SEAs). The subgrantees are local education agencies (LEAs) applying to their SEAs in collaboration with eligible schools within the LEAs.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and public schools.
Applications should demonstrate the existence of a State-wide plan for supporting research-based comprehensive school reform that describes the process and selection criteria by which competitive subgrants will be made; how the SEA will ensure that only high-quality comprehensive school reform programs are funded; how the SEA will provide information and assistance to school districts and schools; and how the SEA will evaluate results achieved in schools districts receiving assistance. 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 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. The Department allocates funds to any State with an approved application.
Award Procedure
The Department awards a continuation grant to projects that first received funding in a previous fiscal year.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Grants are awarded to SEAs annually. Subgrants are for up to three years with annual renewals subject to the approval of the SEA and availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
The criteria are contained in EDGAR. Contact the program office for additional information.
How may assistance be used?
The programs supported a clearinghouse of school reform information.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
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.
In accordance with the General Educational Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, certain project records must be maintained for 5 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds awarded to SEAs must be obligated not later than September 30, 2001. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Braden Goetz, Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 260-0982.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 09 $1,605,000; FY 10 $0; FY 11 $0 - No additonal obligaitons expected FY 2010 or 2011.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR Part 76, regarding the program application package for SEAs. Contact the Program Office for more information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: None. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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