Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems
These grants are intended to enable State educational agencies to design, develop, and implement statewide, longitudinal data systems to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data, consistent with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and to facilitate analyses and research to improve student academic achievement and close achievement gaps.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No new competition will be made in 2016. Funds will support continuation costs of FY 2015 awards, as well as activities to improve data quality, coordination, and use. No new competition was administered in 2016. Funds supported continuation costs of FY 2015 awards, as well as activities to improve data quality, coordination, and use.Fiscal Year 2017
No new competition will be administered in 2017. Funds will support continuation costs of FY 2015 awards, as well as activities to improve data quality, coordination, and use.Fiscal Year 2018
No competition was held in 2018. Funds supported continuation costs of FY 2015 awards, as well as activities to improve data quality, coordination, and use.Fiscal Year 2019
The Department published a Notice Inviting Applications on June 19, 2019. FY 2019 funds will be used to make new awards in FY 2020, , as well as to support activities to improve data quality, coordination, and use.Fiscal Year 2020
Funds were not requested for the program. If the program receives an appropriation, these funds will be used to support the new grants that will be awarded in FY 2020.
Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, Title II, Section 208, Public Law 107-279
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State educational agencies.
State educational agencies, local educational agencies, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and individuals involved with education will benefit.
Applicants for these data systems projects must present a plan and furnish evidence that the scientific competence, facilities, equipment, and supplies are appropriate to carry out the project. Applicants must ensure technical quality; provide for the generation of accurate data; and provide for the timely use of such data needed by State and local educational agencies both to comply with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and to facilitate research to improve student academic achievement and close achievement gaps; and, meet voluntary standards and guidelines for linking individual student data.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application notices (available on http://ies.ed.gov/funding) describe the substantive requirements for applications and provide information on how to prepare and submit applications electronically through Grants.gov. The Application Packages provide of the required forms and are available on http://www.grants.gov. Grant applications to Institute of Education Sciences (IES) competitions must be submitted via the Grants.gov government-wide portal that allows potential applicants to find grant opportunities and apply for grants. The Grants.gov registration process can take several weeks. Interested applicants should begin the registration process well in advance of application deadlines.
Grant applications that are responsive and compliant to the Requests for Applications are evaluated by expert reviewers for scientific and technical merit. Scientific reviews are conducted in accordance with the review criteria stated in the Request for Applications and the review procedures posted on the IES website, http://ies.ed.gov/director/sro/peer_review/application_review.asp, by a panel of scientists who have substantive and methodological expertise appropriate to the program of research and Request for Applications. Awards are competitive, with the following criteria considered in making award decisions for responsive and compliant applications: Scientific merit as determined by peer review, performance and use of funds under a previous federal award, contribution to the overall program of research described in the Request for Applications, and availability of funds. Official notice of an approved application is made through issuance of a Notice of Grant Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range of approval/disapproval time is approximately 120 to 180 days following the application deadline.
Recipients of multi-year grants must submit an annual performance report for each year funding has been approved. A review of the annual performance report is used to determine whether substantial progress has been made toward meeting the project objectives. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
The criteria for selecting applications are contained in the Request for Applications that announces the competition. The Request for Applications is posted on the Funding Opportunities home page of the Institute web site: http://ies.ed.gov/funding/.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may support salaries, travel, equipment, and supplies as required to carry out design and implementation efforts. Grant funds shall be used to supplement and not supplant other State or local funds used for developing State data systems.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance monitoring is required. Reporting on performance measures is required as part of the submittal of form ED 524B. . The Department has established performance measures for the program that include: 1) the number of States linking K-12 with early childhood data; 2) the number of States linking K-12 with postsecondary data, and 3) the number of States linking K-12 and postsecondary data with workforce data.
All expenditures by state governments will be audited by the grantee or at the grantee's direction with reasonable frequency, usually once a year but not less than once every two years. The Secretary of Education, the Director of the Institute, and the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, shall have access, for the purpose of audit and examinations, to all applicable records and to any other pertinent books, documents, papers, and records of the grantee.
Each grantee will keep intact, and accessible, records relating to the receipt and expenditure of Federal funds and the expenditures of the grantee's contribution to the cost of the project, if any. Records will normally be retained for 3 years after the date of the submission of the final expenditure report, or for grants that are reviewed annually, 3 years after the date of the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects usually are supported for four years. All grantee obligations shall be liquidated within 90 days following the end of the project period. Payments may be made according to a predetermined schedule or by way of reimbursement. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations. Electronic transfer
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Department of Education, IES, National Center for Education Statistics, 550 12th St., SW, Room 9101
Washington, DC 20006 US
(Project Grants (Contracts)) FY 18$6,000,000.00; FY 19 est $6,000,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$4,850,238.00; FY 16$6,000,000.00; - (Project Grants) FY 18$26,281,000.00; FY 19 est $26,281,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$27,287,085.00; FY 16$30,042,803.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The 2015 grant awards ranged in size from approximately $3.5 million to $7 million for 4-year projects. The Administration did not request funding for the program in FY 2020. Award made in FY 2020 using FY 2019 funds are likely to range between $3.25 million and $3.5 million for the entire project period of 4 years.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 97, 98, and 99. In addition 34 CFR part 75 is applicable, except for the provisions in 34 CFR 75.100, 75.101(b), 75.102, 75.103, 75.105, 75.109(a), 75.200, 75.201, 75.209, 75.210, 75.211, 75.217, 75.219, 75.220, 75.221, 75.222, and 75.230. For more information, see specific Request for Applications available on Institute website http://ies.ed.gov/funding.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
No new awards will be made in FY 2016. Information on projects funded in FY 2015 and previous fiscal years is available at http://nces.ed.gov/programs/SLDS/stateinfo.asp.Fiscal Year 2017
No new awards will be made in FY 2017. . Information on projects funded in FY 2015 and previous fiscal years is available at http://nces.ed.gov/programs/SLDS/stateinfo.asp.Fiscal Year 2018
No new awards were made in FY 2018. Information on the FY 2015 grantees is available on the Department’s website at https://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds/.Fiscal Year 2019
Fiscal year 2019 funds will be used to make new grant awards in FY 2020.