Fund for the Improvement of Education

To conduct nationally significant programs to improve the quality of education, assist all students to meet challenging State content standards, and contribute to the achievement of elementary and secondary students.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.

Fiscal Year 2017: This program was repealed by P.L.

114-95.

Fiscal Year 2018: This program was repealed by P.L.

114-95.


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
South Bay Community Services $ 6,000,000   2018-07-012020-06-30
Delta Health Alliance, Inc. $ 6,000,000   2018-07-012020-06-30
Mission Economic Development Agency $ 6,000,000   2018-07-012020-06-30
South Bay Community Services $ 6,421,266   2018-11-012019-12-31
Delta Health Alliance, Inc. $ 18,465,758   2017-01-012019-12-31
Association Of Alaska School Boards $ 8,432,743   2018-01-012019-12-31
Berea College $ 12,466,135   2018-01-012019-12-31
Drexel University $ 17,996,615   2017-01-012019-12-31
Berea College $ 18,466,135   2017-01-012019-12-31
California State University East Bay Foundation $ 12,378,853   2018-01-012019-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: This program was repealed by P.L. 114-95. Fiscal Year 2018: This program was repealed by P.L. 114-95.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to support a wide range of projects under the Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) general authority for programs, and additional specific program authorities.

Competitions are announced in the Federal Register.

Specific limitations and restrictions for each competition are provided in the Federal Register notice.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State educational agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, public and private organizations and institutions may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State educational agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, public and private organizations and institutions will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

OMB Circular No. A-21; OMB Circular No. A-122. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application procedures are described in application notices published annually in the Federal Register. Contact the headquarters offices listed below for application packages containing the announcement, application, and assurance forms and for further information about the specific programs.

Award Procedures

Awards are competitively selected following review by nonfederal experts in accordance with Subpart D of Part 75 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, Title V, Part D, Subpart 1. This program was repealed by P.L. 114-95.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for direct grant program (see 34 CFR 75.253). Generally, for multiple-year awards, continuation awards after the first budget period are made if: sufficient funds have been appropriated; the recipient has either made substantial progress in the meeting of the goals of the project or obtained approval for changes in the project; the recipient has submitted all required reports; and continuation is in the best interest of the government.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. The Secretary may require a match. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made annually. Following an initial, competitively selected award, additional non-competing continuation awards may be made. The possible length of the project is announced in the application notice in the Federal Register. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Specific reporting requirements are included in grant award documents.

Generally, annual performance and financial reports are required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual performance reports are required as part of the submittal of form ED 524B.

Annual expenditure reports are required as part of the submittal of form ED524B.

Staff also monitors grants drawdowns using agency financial reports.

Reporting on performance measures is required as part of the submittal of form ED524B.

Audits

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.

Records

As required by 2 CFR 200.333 and 34 CFR 75). Generally, records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of 3 years after completion.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0204-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $53,815,000; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - This program was repealed by P.L. 114-95.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies by competition.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The Office of Management and Budget Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Holly Clark Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: holly.clark@ed.gov Phone: (202)401-4942

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria for these programs are contained in Section 75.210 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). The specific criteria to be used for particular grant competitions are announced in the application package or application notice in the Federal Register.



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