Competitive Grants for State Assessments (formerly Grants for Enhanced Assessment Instruments)
Starting with fiscal year 2017, the purpose is to support efforts to: (1) improve the quality, validity, and reliability of State academic assessments; (2) measure student academic achievement through the use of multiple measures from multiple sources; (3) develop or improve models to measure and assess student progress or growth; (4) develop or improve assessments for English learners, including assessments of English language proficiency or assessments of academic content in languages other than English; (5) develop or improve assessments for children with disabilities, including alternate assessments aligned to alternate academic achievement standards; and (6) develop and use comprehensive assessment instruments, such as performance- and technology-based assessments, computer adaptive assessments, or extended performance task assessments that improve assessment ability to measure critical thinking, writing and problem solving skills.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2017
To reflect FY 2019 obligations and other technical corrections.Fiscal Year 2018
To reflect FY 2019 obligations and other technical corrections.Fiscal Year 2019
To reflect FY 2019 obligations and other technical corrections.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title I, Part B, Sec. 1203.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State educational agencies (SEAs) and/or consortia of SEAs are eligible to receive grants.
State educational agencies (SEAs) and/or consortia of SEAs, local educational agencies and local schools will benefit.
Applicants must prepare and submit applications in accordance with the application package, which includes instructions and guidance for completing and submitting an application.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The applicant may work in collaboration with institutions of higher education, other research institutions or other organizations. An application from a consortium of SEAs must designate one SEA as the fiscal agent. The designated SEA submits the application. The application package includes instructions and guidance on submitting an applications as well as a list of required documents and forms.
Funds are awarded on a competitive basis.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
No-cost extensions are available.
How are proposals selected?
Selection criteria are included in the Notice Inviting Application, which is posted on the program website.
How may assistance be used?
Successful applicants must use funds to carry out the activities described in their approved applications and in accordance with regulations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance monitoring will be in accordance with the terms of the award document.
Any additional audit requirements will be included in grant award documents.
Records must be maintained in accordance with EDGAR; requirements will be included in grant award documents.
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
The project period is up to 48 months. Assistance is awarded through electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202 USA
(Project Grants) FY 18$8,948,000.00; FY 19 est $8,900,000.00; FY 20 est $8,900,000.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The average award is $4,545,709.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Applicable regulations may be found at the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. Other information may be found at the program website. The Debarment and Suspension regulations in 2 CFR part 3485 also apply.
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.