Consolidated Grant to the Outlying Areas


To make an annual consolidated grant to assist an Insular Area in carrying out one or more State-administered formula grant programs of the Department. (i.e., -ESEA,Title I, Part A-Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies; ESEA Title I, Part B-State Assessment Grants; ESEA,Title II, Part A-Supporting Effective Instruction; ESEA,Title III, Part A-English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Grants; ESEA Title IV, Part A- Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants; ESEA, Title IV, Part B-21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants; Perkins Act, Title I-Career and Technical Education Basic State Grants;- McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act-Title VII-B Grants; ESEA, Title V, Part B, Rural and Low-Income School Program.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.
Title V, Public Law 95-134, 48 U.S.C. 1469a
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Contact Program Office.
Not applicable.
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. An Insular Area applies annually for a grant consolidating two or more of the programs eligible to be consolidated in accordance with the application requirements of EDGAR 76.131-76.132.
Award Procedure
The Department awards a single consolidated grant annually to each Insular Area that meets the requirements of EDGAR 76.125 through 76.137 and each program under which the grant funds are to be used and administered. The Department may decide that one or more programs cannot be included in the consolidated grant if it is determined that the Insular Area failed to meet the program objectives stated in its plan for the previous fiscal year in which it carried out the programs. The eligibility of a particular Insular Area to receive grant funds under a Federal education program is determined under the statute and regulations for that program (EDGAR 76.130 (a), (b), (d)).
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Approval will be granted upon determination that the application meets the requirements of EDGAR 76.131 (1) and (2).
The Department shall not disapprove a consolidated grant, before offering the Insular Area an opportunity to revise the application and a hearing. (See 34 CFR 76.202.)
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
An Insular Area must use the funds it receives under a consolidated grant to carry out, in its jurisdiction, one or more of the programs included in the grant. (See above programs.)
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
As required by EDGAR 76.132(7), the grantee keeps records, including a copy of the application document under which funds are to be spent, which show how the funds received under the consolidated grant have been spent.
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
Awards generally run for one fiscal year. Contact the program office for the information.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tiffany Forrester
Group Leader, Insular Area
Rural, Insular, and Native Achievement Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., LBJ Bldg., Room 3E228
Washington, DC 20202 USA
Phone: (202) 205-0940
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 18$90,085,800.00; FY 19 est $91,305,134.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$84,021,706.00; FY 16$73,109,915.00; - Information for FY 2019 is not yet available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Estimated FY 2019 awards range from approximately $15.6 million to $31.4 million.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR 76, 77, 80, 81,82, and 85
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Current Data Available.


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