Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) Program CFDA Number 84.066A


Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: The purposes of the EOC Program are to: provide information regarding financial and academic assistance available for qualified adults who want to enter or continue to pursue a program of postsecondary education; provide assistance to those individuals in applying for admission to institutions at which a program of postsecondary education is offered, including preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers; and assist in improving the financial and economic literacy of program participants. An Educational Opportunity Centers project may provide the following services: (1) Public information campaigns designed to inform the community regarding opportunities for postsecondary education and training; (2) Academic advice and assistance in course selection; (3) Assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications; (4) Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations; (5) Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students; (6) Guidance on secondary school reentry or entry to a general educational development (GED) program or other alternative education program for secondary school dropouts; (7) Individualized personal, career, and academic counseling; (8) Tutorial services; (9) Career workshops and counseling; (10) Mentoring programs involving elementary or secondary school teachers, faculty members at institutions of higher education (IHEs), students, or any combination of these persons; and (11) Programs and activities as described in items (1) through (10) that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system, or other disconnected students. (12) Other activities designed to meet the purposes of the EOC Program. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.066A. Applications for grants under the EOC Program, CFDA number 84.066A, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Apply site at Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You may access the electronic grant application for the EOC Program at You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.066, not 84.066A).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible Applicants: IHEs, public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth; combinations of such institutions, agencies, and organizations; and secondary schools.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Applications Available: February 2, 2016. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 4, 2016.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Julius Cotton
ED FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6288
Program Manager:
Rachael Couch, Ed.D.,
U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 7E311,
Washington, DC 20202.
Telephone: (202) 502-7655
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $236,000.00


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