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									    U.S. Department of Education


     Federal Grants Conference @
      USDA- Miami Dade College
         December 4, 2009
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“In a global economy where the most valuable skill
 you can sell is your knowledge, a good
    education is no longer just a pathway to
    opportunity – it is a pre-requisite.”
                    President Barack Obama, February 24, 2009




                                                                           Post-Secondary

                                                                              • All graduates have
                                                     Secondary                  opportunities for
                                                                                success in the 21st
                                                    (Grades 6-12)               century economy

                                                       • All students graduate high
                           Elementary                    school on time prepared
                          (Grades K-5)                   for at least one year of
                                                         post-secondary

                              • All students enter middle
                                school with the
    Birth to Age 5              foundational skills to
                                tackle advanced subjects

• All kindergarten students
  arrive ready to learn
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    Legislative Initiatives:
    •American Recovery and
    Reinvestment Act

    •FY 2010 Education Budget
    (and subsequent budgets)

    •ESEA (Elementary and Secondary
    Education Act, reauthorization)



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    $44 Billion Became Available to States April 1st
     State Stabilization - $32.5 billion (67%)
     IDEA, Parts B & C - $6.1 billion (50%)
     Title I, Part A - $5 billion (50%)
     Vocational Rehabilitation - $270 million (50%)
     Homeless youth - $70 million (100%)
     Independent Living - $52.5 million (100% of formula monies;
     $87.5 million in competitive grants to follow)
     Impact Aid - $40 million (100% of formula monies; $60 million
     in competitive grants to follow)



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    Additional $49 Billion Becomes Available between Summer
                           and Fall 2009

    Pell & Work Study - $17.3 billion (100%)
    State Stabilization - $16.1 billion (33%)
    IDEA , Parts B & C - $6.1 billion in (50%)
    Title I, Part A - $5 billion (50%)
    Title I School Improvement - $3 billion (100%)
    Enhancing Education through Technology - $650 million (100%)
    Vocational Rehabilitation - $270 million (50%)
    Statewide Data Systems - $250 million (100%)
    Teacher Incentive Fund - $200 million (100%)
    Teacher Quality Enhancement - $100 million (100%)


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                                           State Fiscal
                                        Stabilization Fund
                                           $53.6 billion

                    Formula                                      Competitive
                              Governors                                   The Secretary
                             $48.6 billion                                  $5 billion




     Public Elementary,                   Education, School               Race to the Top
       Secondary, and                    Modernization, Public
    Institutions of Higher                  Safety, or other               ($4.35 billion)
          Education                      Government Services              What Works and
    81.8% ($39.8 billion)                 18.2% ($8.8 billion)        Innovation ($650 million)




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       Advance Core Reforms: Assurances

     College- and career-ready standards
                                              Pre-K to higher education data systems
      and high quality, valid, and reliable
                                              that meet the principles in the America
    assessments for all students, including
                                                         COMPETES Act
      ELLs and students with disabilities



                                                  Intensive support and effective
     Teacher effectiveness and equitable
                                               interventions for lowest- performing
      distribution of effective teachers
                                                              schools




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    RACE TO THE TOP: OVERVIEW

    o $4.35 billion competitive grant fund to encourage
          and reward states making dramatic education
          reforms, especially in the four assurance areas.
       • Human Capital                 • Data Systems
       • Standards & Assessments       • School Turnaround

    oStructured in two competitions:
       • State Competition:
         - approximately $4 billion.
       • Standards and Assessment Competition:
         - approximately $350 million.
       • For both, 50% of funds flow through States to LEAs.
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        RACE TO THE TOP: OVERVIEW
    o Focus on supporting states in:
       • Creating conditions for innovation and reform
           (legal/regulatory).
       • Enabling system-wide approaches to continuous
           improvement (practice).
    o We encourage state leaders to:
       • Design a unified state effort around ambitious reforms.
       • Support districts’ reform efforts: identify effective
           practices, replicate and disseminate those practices,
           then hold districts accountable for outcomes.
       • Repurpose and align ARRA and other funds to have the
           most dramatic impact.
       • Set goals for progress.
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          Race to the Top: Timelines
     Preliminary Timeline – State Competition Phase 1

     Summer                        Proposed requirements and criteria for public
                                   comment- received 1161 comments
     November                      “Notice inviting applications” available
     January                       Application deadline for Phase 1 (2 months to apply)
     April 2010                    Winners announced for Phase 1

     Preliminary Timeline – State Competition Phase 2
     June 2010                     Application deadline for Phase 2 (8 months to apply)
     September                     Winners announced for Phase 2

     Preliminary Timeline – Standards and Assessment Competition
     Early 2010                   “Notice inviting applications” available
     June                         Application deadline
     September                    Winners announced



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     Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund Summary
                                          To provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of
          Purpose                         improving student achievement, in order to expand the
                                          implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices
                                          that are demonstrated to have an impact on:
                                            • Improving student achievement or student growth for
                                               high-need students
                                            • Promoting school readiness, closing achievement gaps,
                                               decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school
                                               graduation rates, and improving teacher and school
                                               leader effectiveness


          Funding                         $650 million to be obligated by September 30, 2010

                                          Eligible applicants are:
       Applicants                         (1) Local education agencies (LEAs)
                                          (2) Nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one
                                              or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools
11    Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official Notice in the Federal Register.
                                      Important i3 Dates
       Event                                                                           Date (Anticipated)
       Release of proposed Notice                                                       10/9/2009
       Public comments due                                                             11/9/2009
       Release of final Notice                                                         Late winter/early spring 2010
       “Development” Pre-Applications Due                                              Spring 2010
       “Validation” and “Scale-up” Applications Due                                    Spring 2010
       “Development” Full Applications Requested                                       Late spring/early summer 2010
       “Development” Full Applications Due                                             Summer 2010
       Award Grants for “Validation” and “Scale-up”                                    Late summer/early fall 2010
       Award grants for “Development”                                                  Late summer/early fall 2010



12   Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official Notice in the Federal Register.
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     Postsecondary Initiatives
     Shorter, simpler, and more user friendly Free Application
     for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
     Major initiatives and funding streams include:
      Program                                  FY10 Request

      Pell Grants                              $28.7 billion / $5,500 maximum
                                               - To be subsidized by pending Bill

      Perkins Loans                            $6 billion
      Federal TRIO Programs                    $905.1 million
      College Access & Completion Fund         $500.0m
      Title III Aid for Institutional Dev.     $465.5m
      Title V Aid for Hispanic-serving Inst.   $109.4m
      GEAR UP                                  $313.2m
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      Community College Initiatives- 12B
     Over 10 Years
       Innovation
          Series of competitive grants to institutions, states and consortia.
          Includes both Community College Challenge Grants and the
          College Access and Completion Fund.
          Institutional Reform and Strategies for college completion
       Modernization
         Many community college facilities are over 50 years old. Funds
         would expand colleges’ ability to meet employer and student
         needs.
       Online learning
         Create state-of-the-art high quality courses that would be freely
         and widely available to help students gain knowledge, skills, and
         credentials they need for both college and career.
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     ED AWARDED APPROXIMATELY 19,516
     GRANTS IN FISCAL YEAR 08



       •Discretionary Programs — 10,856

         -- Awards totaling $ 5,001,073,658.35

       •Formula Programs — 8,660 awards

         -- Totaling $ 36,465,274,557.75


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     Types of ED Assistance

     Discretionary Programs— applicant submits

     grant proposal to administering Federal agency

     Formula Programs— applicant submits

     proposal to its home state government




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          Researching Grant Programs and Tools
     CFDA.gov          The on‐line Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance which lists all of the
                     funding opportunities available to the public (Note: each program has its
                     own identification number)

                       A single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by 26
     Grants.gov      Federal grant‐making agencies, as well as some state and local
                     governments

     ED.gov            Current ED Grant Competitions & Forecast of Funding Opportunities
                     http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html
                     http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/fid/edlite‐forcast.html

     IES Funding      http://ies.ed.gov/funding
     Opportunities

     Eligibility       Programs with type of organization or individual eligible to apply
                     http://www.ed.gov/programs/find/elig/index.html?src=ln

     ED Info           Provides 1-2 email messages a week describing federal teaching and
                     learning resources and ED funding opportunities.
                     http://www.ed.gov/news/newsletters/edinfo/index.html
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             TITLE V – DEVELOPING HISPANIC SERVING
             INSTITUTIONS PROGRAM
     Undergraduate Program ---     Roughly $94 million in FY2009
     Graduate Program ---          $11.5 million in FY2009 (New program in FY09)
     Dates to Remember
     NOW                           Basic HSI eligibility application was just made available this
                                   week .
     March 2010                    Competition for Undergraduate and Graduate HSI Programs
                                   (pending appropriation)
     March 29-31, 2010             Title III and Title V Directors Meeting in Washington DC
     June 30, 2010                 Grants awarded

     Questions on Title V HSI Program
     Peter G. Fusscas
     Team Leader
     Hispanic Serving Institutions
     Office of Postsecondary Education
     U.S. Department of Education
     peter.fusscas@ed.gov
     202-502-7590
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                   Federal Grants
     •Organizations, not individuals, typically
      apply for these grant programs
        •Institutions of higher education
        •Local government agencies
        •State government agencies
        •Non-profits
        •Hospitals

        •In order to apply for Federal funding, an
           organization must have a DUNS number

           Call 1- 800- 333- 0505 for a DUNS number

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     KEY PROGRAM QUESTIONS
     Who is eligible?             • Is there a matching
                                    requirement?

     When is the deadline?
                                    Where can I get the
                                    application?
      Are there program
     specific requirements?
                                     How and where do I
                                    submit the application?
     What is the award
     amount per grant?
                                     Is there a page limit?

      How many projects will be
                                     Who is the program
     funded? Duration?
                                    contact?

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          Grant Application Notice
     •Published in the Federal Register at
     http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/Index.html

     •Accessible via the Web - www.ed.gov

     •Usually includes a link to the application
     package which contains all the vital info.



          Performance Measures
          Contact Person Program Office
          Deadline
          Selection criteria
          Program priorities (public comment)


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             Selection Criteria

     Common examples include:

              Need for Project
              Project Design
              Project Services
              Personnel
              Project Evaluation
              Budget


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               Completing the Application
     Tips for Success:

       Each funding description in an application is a wealth of
     information
         • Read the fine print

       Ask for an example of a quality application and get in
     touch with a successful grantee for assistance in
     developing and submitting a fundable application
             FOIA
             Performance report

      Inquire about application workshops
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       Completing the Application (cont’d)
     Tips for Success:
     Remember These Questions

        How will my proposal achieve results and improve student
     learning?

        Can I facilitate partnerships for greater success and
     student achievement?
         • Corporate
         • Institutions of higher education and K-12
         • Non-Profit

       Does my proposal encourage or facilitate accountability?

       Is there evidence of research that I can include in my
     application, or will my program collect data to support
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            Completing the Application (cont’d)
         Tips for Success:
                  • How will my proposal address performance
                    measures for the competition?



                                           • Employment, increase graduation
                                           rate, increase academic
                                           performance
     Performance
                                           • Percentage of students prepared
     Measures
                                           to enter and succeed in post-sec.
                                           • Persistence and retention
                                           • Employment in the field of study
     Efficiency
                                           • Cost per successful outcome
     Measures
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                      Performance Measures
     Application must provide:
     1) Baseline for each performance measure
         • Starting point from which gains are measured and targets are set
         • Actual performance of the target population prior to implementing the
         project
     2) Quantitative data describing current knowledge related to the baseline
         • Explanation of differences for target population
     3) Provide performance targets to measure actual performance against the
         baseline
     4) Milestones to assess progress



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             UTILIZE KEY RESOURCES
       What Works Clearinghouse
             http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc

       Effective Use of Data
               http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/publications.html 

       EDfacts Initiative
             http://www.ed.gov/edfacts

       Ideas from the Field on Using ARRA Funds to Advance Education
     Reform
               http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/ideas.html 

       State Profiles: The Nations Report Card
              http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/states/



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         MY GRANT CHECKLIST
     Register with Grants.gov
     Allow time to submit application; have a plan
          Submit your application 72 hours before deadline
     Research forecast of funding:
         http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite‐forecast.html
     Research Federal Register
     Partner with like‐minded organizations
     Update community statistics regularly
          http://www.factfinder.census.gov
     FOIA successful grant applications from agency
     Including reviewer comments

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                   CONTACT US

              1- 800- USA- LEARN
       Ida R. Eblinger Kelley
       Director, Hispanic Outreach & Communications
       Office of Communications & Outreach
       U.S. Department of Education
       Phone:202-401-6143
       Email: Ida.Kelley@ed.gov

     * Blanca Rodriguez of the U.S. Department of
     Education contributed to this presentation.

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