Mathematics and Science Partnerships

 

To improve the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by encouraging States, institutions of higher education (IHEs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and elementary and secondary schools to participate in programs that: improve and upgrade the status and stature of mathematics and science teaching by encouraging IHEs to improve mathematics and science teacher education; focus on the education of mathematics and science teachers as a career-long process; bring mathematics and science teachers together with scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to improve those teachers' teaching skills; develop more rigorous mathematics and science curricula that are aligned with challenging state and local academic achievement standards and with the standards expected for postsecondary study in engineering, mathematics, and science; and improve and expand training of mathematics and science teachers, including by training such teachers in the effective integration of technology into curricula and instruction.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.366
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula 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
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title II, Part B.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
If the program appropriation reaches or exceeds $100 million, as has been the case since fiscal year 2003, the Department provides grants to States by formula; States then award subgrants competitively to eligible partnerships. Eligible partnerships must include an engineering, mathematics, or science department of an IHE; and a high-need LEA. Partnerships may also include another engineering, mathematics, science, or teacher training department of an IHE; additional LEAs, public charter schools, public or private elementary or secondary schools; a business; or a nonprofit or for-profit organization of demonstrated effectiveness in improving the quality of mathematics and science teachers.
Beneficiary Eligibility
University staff, school administrators, teachers, students, and parents benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Partnerships submit a subgrant application to the State if the appropriation is $100 million or greater, as has been the case since 2003.
Award Procedure
The Department awards grants to States by formula. States then award subgrants competitively to eligible partnerships.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
States receive grants noncompetitively by formula. States establish guidelines for selecting partnerships for subgrants.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for authorized teacher education and professional development activities, including summer workshops or institutes that train teachers to use curricula based on scientific research and aligned with challenging State academic content standards; innovative distance-learning programs; and programs that bring teachers together with working scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to expand teachers’ subject-matter knowledge and research. Grantees may also use program funds to develop more rigorous mathematics and science curricula that are aligned with challenging State and local academic content standards and recruit individuals with mathematics, science, and engineering majors into the teaching profession through the use of signing and performance incentives, stipends, and scholarships. Funds received under this program must be used to supplement, and not supplant, funds that would otherwise be used for authorized activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76. State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76. State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76. State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76. State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76.
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.
Records
Records must be maintained for three years. In all cases of audit questions, records must be maintained until resolution has occurred.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, section 2202(a). If the program appropriation reaches or exceeds $100 million, as has been the case since fiscal year 2003, the Department provides grants to States by formula based on the number of children aged 5 to 17 who are from families with incomes below the poverty line.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
States receive formula grants annually. States award subgrants to eligible partnerships for a period of not more than three years. 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
Pat O'Connell Johnson Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: patricia.johnson@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-7813
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/mathsci/index.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-1000-0-1-501.
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $149,717,000; FY 15 est $152,717,000; and FY 16 est $152,717,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY13 Range: $744,842-$18,410,701,147; FY12 Average: $2,660,150.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
EDGAR 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. Applicants should contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for more information.
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

 



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