TRIO-Dissemination Partnership Grants
To enable TRIO projects to work with other institutions and agencies, that are serving low-income and first- generation college students but do not have TRIO grants, to expand and leverage the success of these institutions and agencies, in replicating or adapting successful TRIO program components and practices.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/06/2008 (This program is no longer being funded and no future awards will be made.)
OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
In fiscal year 2002, 17 awards were made involving 53 partners.
Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 2, Chapter 1, Section 402H, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1070a-18.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Institutions of higher education or other public and private not-for-profit agencies and organizations that have Federally funded TRIO projects.
Benefiting are institutions, community- based organizations, or combinations of such institutions and organizations, that are serving low-income and first-generation college students but do not have a Federal TRIO grant.
Cost will be determined in accordance with the Education Department General Administration Regulations (EDGAR). This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102.
Develop a proposal in accordance with application and timetables issued by the Secretary of Education; no State Plan is required. Request for program applications should be made to Federal TRIO Program, College and University Support Team. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Selected nonfederal field readers evaluate new proposals on the basis of the selection criteria specified in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR 75.201 and 210. 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 85, and 86 also govern the process for making awards. The Federal TRIO Programs Office awards grants.
Deadlines are published in the Federal Register.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 30 to 45 days.
Continuation awards for 1 years are approved on an annual basis; subject to the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
The Secretary will select applicants to be funded for new awards under this part on the basis of criteria set forth in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, and 86. The maximum score for all the criteria is 100 points: (a) Need; (b) Significance; (c) Quality of Project Design; (d) Quality of Project Services; (e) Personnel; (f) Adequacy of Resources; (g) Management Plan; and (h) Quality of the Project Evaluation. The Secretary is particulary interested in applications that meet one or more of the following invitational priorities: (1) Effective use of educational technology; (2) Business and community partnerships and K to 12 collaborations; (3) Program evaluation and assessments of student outcomes; (4) Access, retention, and college completion; and (5) Increased participation of underrepresented groups in graduate study.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used by the participating TRIO projects to establish partnerships and provide technical assistance to institutions, community-based organizations, or combinations of such institutions that serve low-income and first-generation college students but do not have a TRIO grant. Awards may be used to support the replication of effective TRIO practices, including the use of educational technology, business and community partnerships and K-12 collaborations, program evaluation and assessments of students outcomes, access, retention, and college completion and increased participation of underrepresented groups in graduate study.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance reports are submitted on an annual basis.
In accordance with Education Department General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 75.702, 74.61.
In accordance with Education Department General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 75.730.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
There are no formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Three year projects, annual awards. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Federal TRIO Programs, Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-5249. Contact: Eileen Bland or Virginia Mason E-mail Address: eileen firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. Telephone: (202) 502-7730 or (202) 502-7735.
(Grants) FY 02 $3,413,000; FY 03 est $5,000,000; and FY 04 est $5,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The average award in fiscal year 2002 is $201,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 85, and 86.
Examples of Funded Projects
Information on funded projects may be obtained from the program office.