Territories and Freely Associated States Education Grant Program

To support activities consistent with the purposes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, including teacher training, curriculum development, instructional materials or general school improvement and school reform, and direct educational services.


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.

Office - None.

Contact the PREL office.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Republic Of Palau $ 1,000,000   2018-07-012019-09-30
Republic Of Palau $ 1,000,000   2017-07-012018-09-30
Education, The Virgin Islands Department Of $ 2,384,356   2013-10-012017-09-30
Guam Department Of Education $ 3,795,090   2013-10-012017-09-30
Mcrel International $ 999,348   2013-10-012017-09-30
Cnmi Public School System $ 3,184,487   2013-10-012017-09-30
Republic Of Palau $ 2,904,501   2014-10-012017-09-30
American Samoa Department Of Education $ 2,906,181   2013-10-012016-09-30
Guam Department Of Education $ 334,883   2010-10-012013-09-30
American Samoa Department Of Education $ 988,315   2010-10-012013-08-03



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No longer authorized. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for activities consistent with the purposes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Local educational agencies (LEAs) in the Republic of Palau and in the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S.

Virgin Islands).

Beneficiary Eligibility

LEAs in the Republic of Palau and in the outlying areas (American Samao, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands).

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Provided by the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL).

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Section 1121 of Title I requires that the Department reserve up to $5 million from Title I Grants to LEA funds each fiscal year for competitive grants to local educational agencies in the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Republic of Palau. Of this amount, the Secretary may reserve not more than 5 percent to pay the administrative costs of the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) regarding activities assisted under this program. PREL conducts the award competition and makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding the award of grants.

Award Procedures

Applications for continuations are submitted to the Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, School Support and Technology Programs, Washington, DC. PREL conducts the competition for grants and submits recommendations of applications for funding to the Secretary of Education. The Secretary awards grants taking into consideration the recommendations of PREL.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title I, Part A, Section 1121 (a), (b) and (c).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Continuation awards of 12 months each may be made for a total of 36 months. Continuations are contingent upon evidence of satisfactory progress toward goals and objectives and subject to the 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

Up to 36 months with annual continuations. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual performance reports are required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. The Single Audit Act applies.

Records

Records must be maintained as necessary for audit and for three years after the program ends.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0900-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Program is no longer authorized as of ESSA and was not funded in FY 16 or FY 17 and will not be funded in FY 18.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

To be determined.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Contact the PREL office.

Headquarters Office

Britt Jung School Support and Rural Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., LBJ Bldg. Room 3E201, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: britt.jung@ed.gov Phone: (202) 205-4513

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are reviewed in accordance with criteria in the application package.



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