TRIO Staff Training Program

 

To provide training for staff and leadership personnel employed in, or preparing for employment in, projects funded under the Federal TRIO Programs (program numbers 84.042, 84.044, 84.047, 84.066, and 84.217.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.103
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Postsecondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Authorization
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 2, Chapter 1, Section 402G.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions of higher education and other public and private nonprofit institutions and organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Leadership personnel, full-time and part- time staff members of projects under the Federal TRIO Programs, and individuals preparing for employment as staff or leadership personnel in projects under the Federal TRIO Special Programs will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
Costs will be determined in accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). OMB Circular No. A-21 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-122 applies to this program. 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?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Develop a proposal in accordance with program regulations, applications, and timetables issued by the Department of Education. No State plan is required. Requests for program applications should be made to the Student Service Division at the Office of Postsecondary Education. This program is subject to the provisions of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).
Award Procedure
Selected nonfederal field readers evaluate new proposals on the basis of the selection criteria specified in 34 CFR 642.21 and 34 CFR 642.22. Grants are awarded through the Student Service Office.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 180 days.
Appeals
The program statute authorizes a second review of unsuccessful applications. The Department implements the second review process for unsuccessful applicants in accordance with 34 CFR 642.25. An unsuccessful applicant requesting a second review must provide evidence that the Department, an agent of the Department, or a peer reviewer made a technical, administrative, or scoring error in the processing or review of its application.
Renewals
The grant period is 2 years. Grantees may receive one continuation award (for the second year of the grant), subject to the availability of funds and the grantee meeting the conditions of the grant and making substantial progress toward the project objectives.
How are proposals selected?
The Department will select applicants to be funded for new awards under this part on the basis of criteria set forth in 34 CFR 642.21 and 642.22. Contact the program office for additional information.
How may assistance be used?
Grants are awarded to eligible entities to provide training for project directors and staff of funded Federal TRIO Programs projects. The grants may provide support for conferences, seminars, internships, workshops, and the publication of manuals designed to improve the operation of Federal TRIO Programs projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance reports are submitted on an annual basis. No cash reports are required. Required for a project in the first year of funding using form ED 524B. Staff monitor grants drawdown using agency financial reports. Reporting on performance measures is required as part of the submittal of the required annual performance form ED 524B.
Auditing
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. In accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR and 34 CFR 75.702, 74.61.)
Records
In accordance with 34 CFR 75.730, 75.731, and 75.732.
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
The grant period is two years. Grantees may receive one continuation award approved on an annual basis subject to the availability of funds and grantee meeting the conditions of the grant and making substantial progress toward meeting the project objectives. 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.
Headquarters Office
Suzanne Ulmer, Student Service Division, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: suzanne.ulmer@ed.gov Phone: (202) 502-7789.
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/triotrain/
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0201-0-1-502.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $1,525,000; FY 15 est $1,525,000; and FY 16 est $1,400,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 14, awards ranged from $125,000 to $325,000. The average award was approximately $190,625.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
EDGAR and regulations 34 CFR 642.
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.