Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth


To test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements in educational, employment, and other key outcomes for disconnected youth. The Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, as well as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Institute of Museum and Library Services enter into Performance Partnership agreements with States, localities, or tribal governments. These agreements enable these entities to blend funding they already receive from Federal discretionary programs focused on serving disconnected youth or are designed to prevent youth from disconnecting from school or work, and that provide education, training, employment, and other related services.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Executive Order Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Part Division H, Section Section 526, Public Law 113-76.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants are States, DC, PR, and the Virgin Islands as well as the trust territories, Indian tribes and local governments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals between the ages of 14-24 who are low-income and are homeless; in foster care; involved in the juvenile justice system; unemployed; or not enrolled in or are at risk of dropping out of an educational institution.
Contact the program office for this information. 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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Specific application procedures are included in the application package.
Award Procedure
A panel of peer reviewers review and evaluate each application on the basis of selection criteria published in the Federal Register. Awards are made from a rank order list of highly scored applications based on quality according to the selection criteria and other information deemed appropriate.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Selection criteria are included in the application package. Contact the program office for more information.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to build capacity to implement Performance Partnerships, including such activities as planning, governance, data collection and analysis, coordination and evaluation. Federal participants may waive statutory, regulatory, or administrative requirements associated with the individual programs contributing funds to the pilots as long as the waivers are in keeping with important safeguards. Specifically, waivers must be consistent with the statutory purposes of the respective Federal programs and necessary to achieve the pilot's outcomes. Federal participants may not waive requirements related to nondiscrimination, wage and labor standards, and allocation of funds to State and sub-State levels.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Specific report requirements will be included in the grant documents. Specific report requirements will be included in the grant documents. Specific report requirements will be included in the grant documents. Specific report requirements will be included in the grant documents. Specific report requirements will be included in the grant documents.
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.
As required by EDGAR for direct grant programs (34 CFR 75.730-732), the grantee must keep records of funds received under the grant, total cost of the project, and other records to facilitate an effective audit. Additionally, the grantee must keep records of compliance with program requirements, significant project experiences and results, accomplishment of project objectives and, as necessary, revisions to project objectives. EDGAR (34 CFR 80.42) also requires that all records be retained from the starting date of the grant to 3 years from the date the grantee submits its final reports.
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
Award period will be included in the award documents. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Braden Goetz Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
550 12th Street, SW
Room 11-089, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202)245-7405
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $7,550,000; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range of awards is $500,000-$850,000; the average award is $675,000 (estimates).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Program requirements are included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, (P.L. 113-76) Division H, Section 526 and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, (P.L. 113-235), Division G, Section 524. Additional requirements are included in the application notice and grant award documents. Contact the program office for additional information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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