TRIO Staff Training Program

To provide training for staff and leadership personnel employed in, or preparing for employment in, projects funded under the Federal TRIO Programs (program numbers 84.042, 84.044, 84.047, 84.066, and 84.217.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Central Oklahoma $ 562,692   2018-10-012020-09-30
Colorado State University $ 562,692   2018-10-012020-09-30
Southeastern Association Of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel $ 623,878   2018-10-012020-09-30
Board Of Regents Nevada System Of Higher Education $ 365,750   2018-10-012020-09-30
California State University $ 415,918   2018-10-012020-09-30
California State University $ 731,501   2018-10-012020-09-30
Renaissance Education Group, Inc, The $ 562,692   2018-10-012020-09-30
Board Of Regents Nevada System Of Higher Education $ 562,692   2018-10-012020-09-30
University Of Central Oklahoma $ 365,750   2018-10-012020-09-30
Council For Opportunity In Education $ 562,692   2018-10-012020-09-30

Program Accomplishments

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

Grants are awarded to eligible entities to provide training for project directors and staff of funded Federal TRIO Programs projects.

The grants may provide support for conferences, seminars, internships, workshops, and the publication of manuals designed to improve the operation of Federal TRIO Programs projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Institutions of higher education and other public and private nonprofit institutions and organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Leadership personnel, full-time and part- time staff members of projects under the Federal TRIO Programs, and individuals preparing for employment as staff or leadership personnel in projects under the Federal TRIO Special Programs will benefit.


Costs will be determined in accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). OMB Circular No. A-21 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-122 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Develop a proposal in accordance with program regulations, applications, and timetables issued by the Department of Education. No State plan is required. Requests for program applications should be made to the Student Service Division at the Office of Postsecondary Education. This program is subject to the provisions of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

Award Procedures

Selected nonfederal field readers evaluate new proposals on the basis of the selection criteria specified in 34 CFR 642.21 and 34 CFR 642.22. Grants are awarded through the Student Service Office.


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


Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 2, Chapter 1, Section 402G.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 180 days.


The program statute authorizes a second review of unsuccessful applications. The Department implements the second review process for unsuccessful applicants in accordance with 34 CFR 642.25. An unsuccessful applicant requesting a second review must provide evidence that the Department, an agent of the Department, or a peer reviewer made a technical, administrative, or scoring error in the processing or review of its application.


The grant period is 2 years. Grantees may receive one continuation award (for the second year of the grant), subject to the availability of funds and the grantee meeting the conditions of the grant and making substantial progress toward the project objectives.

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

The grant period is two years. Grantees may receive one continuation award approved on an annual basis subject to the availability of funds and grantee meeting the conditions of the grant and making substantial progress toward meeting the project objectives. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Performance reports are submitted on an annual basis.

No cash reports are required.

Required for a project in the first year of funding using form ED 524B.

Staff monitor grants drawdown using agency financial reports.

Reporting on performance measures is required as part of the submittal of the required annual performance form ED 524B.


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 the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR and 34 CFR 75.702, 74.61.)


In accordance with 34 CFR 75.730, 75.731, and 75.732.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $2,737,000; FY 17 est $2,805,000; and FY 18 est $2,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 15, awards ranged from $94,589 to $334,750. The average award was approximately $210,506.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

EDGAR and regulations 34 CFR 642.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Suzanne Ulmer, Student Service Division, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 502-7789.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The Department will select applicants to be funded for new awards under this part on the basis of criteria set forth in 34 CFR 642.21 and 642.22. Contact the program office for additional information.

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