Fiscal Year 2016: Funds supported one Equity Assistance Center in each of 4 geographic regions.
Fiscal Year 2017: Funds will support one Equity Assistance Center in each of 4 geographic regions.
Fiscal Year 2018: Funds will support one Equity Assistance Center in each of 4 geographic regions.
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.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Mid-atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.||$ 6,451,019||   ||2016-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Metropolitan State University Of Denver||$ 6,520,874||   ||2016-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Intercultural Development Research Association||$ 6,665,805||   ||2016-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Trustees Of Indiana University||$ 6,509,643||   ||2016-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Touro College||$ 2,917,297||   ||2011-10-01||2016-12-31|
|Trustees Of Indiana University||$ 3,494,485||   ||2011-10-01||2016-12-30|
|Wested||$ 3,765,181||   ||2011-10-01||2016-09-30|
|Education Northwest||$ 3,524,153||   ||2011-10-01||2016-09-30|
|Southeastern Equity Alliance, Inc.||$ 3,561,587||   ||2011-10-01||2016-09-30|
|Intercultural Development Research Association||$ 3,587,989||   ||2011-10-01||2016-09-30|
Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds support Equity Assistance Centers to provide technical assistance and training, upon request, in the areas of race, sex, religion, and national origin to public school districts and other responsible governmental agencies to promote equitable education opportunities.
The centers work in the areas of civil rights and equity.
This assistance helps schools and communities ensure that equitable education opportunities are available and accessible for all children.
Any private, nonprofit organization or any public agency (other than a State educational agency or school board) may apply.
Educational personnel and elementary and secondary students in local school districts benefit.
2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 3474, 2 CFR 3485, 34 CFR 270, and the Education Department General Education Regulations in 34 CFR 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84,86, 97, 98, and 99 apply to this program. Applications or proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with applicable program announcements.
After completion of competitive peer review of applications, the Department makes the final decision on the approval and funding of applications.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IV, as amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 30 to 90 Days.
Equity assistance centers receive awards for multi-year project periods if they meet the criteria for annual continuation in the regulations. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will generally be made for a period of 60 months. Funds are appropriated on an annual basis. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Post Assistance Requirements
Post-award reporting requirements are in accordance with ED General Administrative Regulations for Direct Project and Contract Programs, 34 CFR 75.720 and Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 CFR 200.327-200.329.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Specific progress reporting requirements are included in grant award documents.
Specific expenditure reporting requirements are included in grant award documents.
Specific performance reporting requirements are included in grant award documents.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, as well as 75.730-732: and 2 CFR 200.333, grantees must maintain records for 3 years.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $6,575,000; FY 17 est $6,575,000; and FY 18 est $6,563,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 16, $1,632,824 average. In FY 17, $1,636,251 average. In FY 18, $1,633,251 average.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regulations applicable to this program are 2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 3474, 2 CFR 3485, 2 CFR 180, 34 CFR 270, and the Education Department General Education Regulations in 34 CFR 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
Regional or Local Office
David Cantrell School Support and Rural Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. LBJ Bldg., Room 3E204, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202) 453-5990
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
New equity assistance center applications are evaluated on the basis of selection criteria from 34 CFR 75.210, addressing significance, quality of project services, quality of project design, quality of project personnel, adequacy of resources, and quality of project evaluation. The highest-ranking application for each geographical service area was selected for an award. The competition was conducted in FY16.
Social enterprise triumvirate from the Black Country were recognized as the main winners at the Social Enterprise West Midlands (SEWM)-backed event.