International Education-Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access

 

Grants are awarded to institutions of higher education, public or nonprofit private libraries, or partnerships between institutions and other such institutions, libraries, or non-profit educational organizations, to develop innovative techniques or programs using new electronic technologies to collect, organize, and preserve, and widely disseminate information from foreign sources on world regions and countries other than the United States that address our Nation's teaching and research needs in international education and foreign languages.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
84.337
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Postsecondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Thirteen continuation awards are expected to be made in FY 2011. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), Title VI, Part A, Section 606.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions of higher education, public or nonprofit private libraries or partnerships between such institutions and other such institutions, libraries, or nonprofit educational organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Institutions of higher education, and public or nonprofit private libraries or partnerships of such institutions or libraries.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. 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 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 OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. In any fiscal year in which funds are available for awards, the Department of Education publishes a notice in the Federal Register inviting applications and establishing a deadline date.
Award Procedure
Peer review panels composed of representatives from public and private higher education and libraries having expertise in the utilization of technology for accessing and disseminating information on world regions other than the United States that address our Nation's teaching and research needs in international education and foreign languages.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Notification usually is made within four months of the deadline for submission of applications.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Applications for renewal of multi-year projects are processed and funded before those of new projects. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Applications for awards will be evaluated competitively in accordance with the selection criteria published in 34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210. The Secretary will weigh criteria using points indicated in the application package and in a notice published in the Federal Register. Applicants should address the selection criteria only in the context of the program requirements in Title VI, Part A, Section 606 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
How may assistance be used?
Awards may be used to support projects to acquire, facilitate access to, or preserve foreign information resources in print or electronic forms; develop new means of immediate, full-text document delivery for information and scholarship from abroad; develop new means of or standards for shared electronic access to international data; support collaborative projects of indexing, cataloging, and other means of bibliographic access for scholars to important research materials published or distributed outside the United States; develop methods for the wide dissemination of resources written in non-Roman language alphabets; assist teachers of less commonly taught languages in acquiring, via electronic and other means, materials suitable for classroom use; and promote collaborative technology based projects in foreign languages, area studies, and international studies among grant recipients under Title VI of the HEA; and establish linkages to facilitate carrying out program activities between—(1) the institutions of higher education, libraries, and partnerships receiving grants; and (2) institutions of higher education, nonprofit educational organizations, and libraries overseas; and to carry out other activities that the Secretary determines are consistent with the purpose of the grants awarded under this program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
A final performance report is required. Cash reports are not applicable. Contact program office. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Contact program office.
Auditing
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. Grantees are subject to audit requirements as described in 34 CFR 74.26.
Records
Records supporting claims under a grant must be maintained for four years after termination of the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula to determine the amount of a grant. The grantee is required to contribute to the project of an amount from nonfederal sources equal to at least 33 1/3 percent of the total cost of the project. The nonfederal contribution may be in cash or in-kind.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may be made on a multi-year basis. 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
Susanna C. Easton, International Education Programs Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 1990 K. Street, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: Susanna.easton@ed.gov Phone: (202) 502-7628.
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsticfia/.
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-0201-0-1-502.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 09 $2,108,169; FY 10 $2,108,169; FY 11 $2,108,169
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $106,000 - $189,999; Average: $162,167.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is governed by the authorizing statue and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98 and 99. Applicable guidelines will be announced in the Federal Register. Contact the Program Office for information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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