Baccalaureate Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Critical Foreign Languag

To award grants to develop and implement programs that provide courses of study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or critical foreign languages that are integrated with teacher education and lead to a baccalaureate or master"s degree with concurrent teacher certification in one of the
specified fields.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: These are new programs; data on program accomplishements are not yet available. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

To plan, develop, and carry out allowable activities that will increase the number of teachers receiving baccalaureate or master"s degrees and being certified in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and critical foreign languages.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Higher Education (includes Research).

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Higher Education (includes Research).

U.S.

Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Higher Education (includes Research).

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Higher Education (includes Research)

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individual/Family; Education Professional; Graduate Student; Scientist/Researchers; Education (13+)

Credentials/Documentation

Potential grantees must electronically submit an application responding to the selection criteria for the program adhering to specific formatting requirements. Applicants must describe in detail how the grant will be administered as well as how the grant activities will produce highly qualified teachers in the specified content areas. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

An applicant should consult with the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his/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.

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 Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Each institution must submit an application covering up to five years of program implementation.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed for quality and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Awards will be made in rank order to those institutions scored highest by a panel of reviewers.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act, 2007, Executive Order Sections 6113 and 6114.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

An applicant is notified of award status within 60 days of the competition.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants may be made for up to 5 years subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees are required to submit an annual performance report on or about May 15 of each fiscal year so that the Department may determine whether substantial progress was made and a continuation award is warranted.

A final report is required upon termination of funding.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

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. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 23, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in federal awards will have a single or 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.

Records

Grantees must maintain appropriate records pertaining to grant funds, compliance and project performance, for three years after the completion of activities for which the grant or subgrant funds were used. This documentation should be sufficient to establish fiscal accountability and facilitate an effective audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0201-0-1-502.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $978,000; FY 09 est $1,092,000; FY 10 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Title VI of the America COMPETES Act governs the administration of the discretionary grant program.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kathy Price Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher Quality Programs, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington 20202 Email: kathy.price@ed.gov Phone: (202) 502-7878.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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