Fiscal Year 2016: Information on funded projects is available at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/newccp/awards.html.
Fiscal Year 2017: Not applicable.
Fiscal Year 2018: Not applicable.
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|
|Westat, Inc.||$ 2,443,593||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
|Policy Studies Associates, Inc.||$ 2,556,782||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
|South East Regional Resource Center Inc||$ 3,315,268||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
|Rmc Research Corporation||$ 3,378,157||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
|University Of North Carolina At Greensboro||$ 3,214,794||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
|Icf Incorporated, L.l.c.||$ 3,211,507||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
|Wested||$ 6,471,484||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
|Westat, Inc.||$ 5,697,960||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
|Westat, Inc.||$ 5,412,489||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
|Wested||$ 2,360,215||   ||2019-10-01||2020-10-01|
Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: Information on an evaluation of the program, which was begun in 2013, is available at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/projects/evaluation/other_techcenters12.asp. A report describing findings is expected in 2018. It will be announced and available on http://ies.ed.gov/ncee. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
Uses and Use Restrictions
The comprehensive centers consist of 22 centers, including 15 regional centers and 7 content centers, funded in FY 2012 plus one additional content center funded in response to 2016 appropriations language and a new authority in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that focuses on students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability.
Grantees are required to develop five-year plans for carrying out authorized activities that address State and regional needs.
The 15 regional centers provide services primarily to State educational agencies to enable them to assist school districts, regional education agencies, and schools, especially low-performing schools.
Each regional center provides training, professional development, and technical assistance regarding the administration and implementation of programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the use of scientifically valid teaching methods and assessment tools in mathematics, science, reading or language arts, English language acquisition, and education technology.
The eight content centers focus on specific areas, with one center in each of eight areas: standards and assessment implementation; great teachers and leaders; school turnaround; enhancing early learning outcomes; college- and career-readiness and success; building State capacity and productivity; innovations in learning, and students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability.
These centers supply much of the research-based information including products and tools in the specific area that regional centers use when working with States.
Research organizations, institutions, agencies, institutions of higher education (IHEs), or partnerships among such entities, or individuals with the ability or capacity to carry out the required activities, including providing training to States, school districts, and schools, may apply.
Agencies supporting or providing elementary and secondary education will benefit, including State and local educational agencies, the Bureau of Indian Education, Indian tribes, community-based organizations, and other recipients of funds under the ESEA.
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 not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements applies to this program. 34 CFR 75 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 does not 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. If an applicant is successful, the Department of Education will notify the applicant's U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and will send the successful applicant a Grant Award Notification (GAN). The Department of Education may also notify successful applicants informally.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, Section 203.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 60 to 120 days.
Yes: Awards are made for up to five years, subject to the availability of appropriations.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may be awarded for up to five years subject to the availability of funds and performance by the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Post Assistance Requirements
Specified reporting requirements are included in the grant or cooperative agreement document.
Cash reports are not applicable.
As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for direct grant programs (34 CFR 75), annual performance reports (ED 524B) are required of all grantees; additional report requirements will be included in grant award documents.
Expenditure reports are not applicable.
Performance measures are established for the program and grantee.
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. As required by EDGAR, 34 CFR 74.
Records must be retained for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $51,445,000; FY 17 est $50,000,000; and FY 18 est $51,347,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The Department made 22 new awards in FY 2012, 15 for regional centers and 7 for content centers. The range of awards over the entire 5 year grant period was $4.0 to $23.5 million for the regional centers (median award of $14.2 million) and $6.3 to $12.1 million for the content centers (median award of $6.9 million). One additional award was made in FY 2016, for $7.5 million over the entire 5 year grant period. In FY 2017, the Department made the decision to extend the FY 2012 awards for an additional 2 years, in order to provide time to better align the next competition with the implementation of the reauthorized ESEA. The Department anticipates making new awards in FY 2019; the estimated award sizes will be listed in the notice inviting applications.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
(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 OMB 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. Contact the program office for additional information.
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 3E206, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202) 453-5990
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria include: (1) Meeting the purpose of the authorizing statue; (2) extent of need for the center; (3) plan of operation; (4) quality of key personnel; (5) budget and cost-effectiveness; (6) evaluation plan; and (7) adequacy of resources.