Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education

To promote and initiate a coordinated program of evidence-based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to identify gifted and talented students and meet their special educational

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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.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Education, Oklahoma Department Of $ 2,258,613   2017-12-072022-12-06
Johns Hopkins University, The $ 1,172,221   2021-10-012022-09-30
New York Edge, Inc. $ 968,862   2020-10-012022-09-30
East Tennessee State University $ 1,054,618   2020-10-012022-09-30
Colorado Seminary $ 1,095,035   2020-10-012022-09-30
Pinellas County School Board $ 1,701,768   2019-10-012022-09-30
University Of Connecticut $ 1,645,559   2019-10-012022-09-30
George Mason University $ 2,154,678   2019-10-012022-09-30
University Of Connecticut $ 1,789,343   2019-10-012022-09-30
Education, Minnesota, Department Of $ 1,584,112   2019-10-012022-09-30

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

Funds are used to make project grants and to establish and maintain a National Center for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth.

Funds may be used for: (1) conducting research on methods and techniques for identifying and teaching gifted and talented students and for using gifted and talented programs and methods to serve all students; (2) establishing and operating programs and projects for identifying and serving gifted and talented students, including innovative methods and strategies for identifying and educating students who might not be served by a traditional program; and (3) technical assistance and information dissemination, including on how gifted and talented programs and methods may be adapted for use by all students.

Funds may also be used for the training of personnel in the identification and education of gifted and talented students and in the use, where appropriate, of gifted and talented services, materials, and methods for all students.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local educational agencies, the Bureaus of Indian Education, institutions of higher education, and other public and private agencies and organizations may apply for project grants.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Students (including gifted and talented students) and their teachers benefit.


OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions and OMB Circular No. A-122 for private nonprofit organizations apply to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Procedures are described in an application notice published in the Federal Register. Applicants should contact the headquarters office as listed below for application packages containing the announcement, application, and other forms.

Award Procedures

New project grant awards are made if funds are available and are not necessarily made each year. The selection of grantees is competitive and based on a nonfederal review of applications using selection criteria contained in 34 CFR 700, Evaluation of Applications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements.


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


Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Section 4644.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately two to four months after the application deadline.


Not Applicable.


Following an initial, competitively selected award of up to 12 months, grantees may receive additional 1-year non-competing continuation awards, for a total maximum term of 3-5 years, contingent on performance and availability of funds.

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

Following an initial, competitively selected award of up to 12 months, grantees may receive additional 1-year non-competing continuation awards for a total maximum term of 3 - 5 years, contingent on performance and availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees must submit an annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR 75 unless otherwise specified in the award document.

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 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.


Generally, records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of 3 years after completion.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $12,000,000; FY 17 est $12,000,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Department of Education's General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, and 80.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Theda Zawaiza, Department of Education, OESE, Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: theda.zawaiza@ed.gov Phone: (202) 205-3783.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria for the approval of proposals under this program are selected from among those in 34 CFR 75.210. General Selection Criteria, and announced in an application notice published in the Federal Register.

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