Territories and Freely Associated States Education Grant Program
To support activities consistent with the purposes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, including teacher training, curriculum development, instructional materials or general school improvement and school reform, and direct educational services.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title I, Part A, Section 1121 (a), (b) and (c).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Local educational agencies (LEAs) in the Republic of Palau and in the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands).
LEAs in the Republic of Palau and in the outlying areas (American Samao, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands).
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Provided by the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Section 1121 of Title I requires that the Department reserve up to $5 million from Title I Grants to LEA funds each fiscal year for competitive grants to local educational agencies in the outlying ares (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Republic of Palau. Of this amount, the Secretary may reserve not more than 5 percent to pay the administrative costs of the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) regarding activities assisted under this program. PREL conducts the award competition and makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding the award of grants.
Applications for continuations are submitted to the Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, School Support and Technology Programs, Washington, DC. PREL conducts the competition for grants and submits recommendations of applications for funding to the Secretary of Education. The Secretary awards grants taking into consideration the recommendations of PREL.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90 days.
Continuation awards of 12 months each may be made for a total of 36 months. Continuations are contingent upon evidence of satisfactory progress toward goals and objectives and subject to the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are reviewed in accordance with criteria in the application package.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for activities consistent with the purposes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual performance reports are required. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. The Single Audit Act applies.
Records must be maintained as necessary for audit and for three years after the program ends.
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
Up to 36 months with annual continuations. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. 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. Contact the PREL 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: email@example.com
Phone: (202) 205-4513
(Project Grants) FY 14 $5,000,000; FY 15 est $5,000,000; and FY 16 est $5,000,000 - Funds are provided on a multi-year basis and, for this program, awards are made in the fiscal year following the appropriation, i.e., the FY14 appropriation is used for awards in FY15.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
to be determined.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
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