Women's Educational Equity Act Program


(1) To promote gender equity in education in the United States; (2) to promote equity in education for women and girls who suffer from multiple forms of discrimination based on sex, race, ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, disability, or age; and (3) to provide financial assistance to enable educational agencies and institutions to meet the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Innovation and Improvement
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Same as FY 2010. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title V, Part D, Subpart 21, 20 U.S.C 7231-7238.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public agencies; private nonprofit agencies; organizations, institutions; student groups; community groups; and individuals may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public agencies, private nonprofit agencies, institutions, organizations, student groups, community groups, and individuals will benefit.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. 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.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The Department publishes grant application forms and instructions in the Federal Register.
Award Procedure
Applications and proposals are reviewed by a panel of experts in women's programs that represent various geographical areas, racial and ethnic groups, and levels of education. Final decisions on grants are made by the Department on the basis of the selection criteria published in the regulations and statutory considerations, and to the extent feasible, on the basis of geographical distributions. The Department may give special consideration to applications submitted by applicants that have not received assistance under this part.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately four months from receipt of applications.
Not Applicable.
The project period for a an award may not exceed four years. To receive continuation funding, grantees must demonstrate substantial progress toward meeting their goals and objectives. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
The selection criteria are outlined in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations. Contact the program office for more information.
How may assistance be used?
The Department may award two types of grants: (1) implementation grants for gender equity programs in schools, and (2) research and development grants to develop model equity programs. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and grantees must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
As part of the continuation funding process, grantees must submit annual performance reports. The program office will establish a due date. A final performance report must also be submitted. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Additional audit requirements may be specified in grant award documents.
In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, as amended, grantees must maintain records for 3 years.
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
Up to four years, subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Beverly A. Farrar, Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, Improvement Programs, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Rm 4W242, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: beverly.a.farrar@ed.gov Phone: (202) 205-3145.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 09 $2,423,000; FY 10 $2,423,000; FY 11 $2,278,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To be determined.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Educational Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Continuation awards for 13 4-year awards made in FY 09. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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