School Leader Recruitment and Support (formerly School Leadership)

To improve the recruitment, preparation, placement, support, and retention of effective principals and other school leaders in high-need schools.




Related Programs84.010 Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies; 84.367 Improving Teacher Quality State Grants; 84.423 Supporting Effective Educator Development ProgramExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, the Department funded only continuation awards, under the School Leadership program.

FY 2013 School Leadership grant applications and abstracts are available at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/leadership/awards.html.

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
Mc Dowell County Board Of Education $ 4,136,155   2013-10-012018-09-30
Georgia Leadership Institute For School Improvement, Inc. $ 3,890,399   2013-10-012018-09-30
Wheaton School District R3 $ 2,270,025   2013-10-012018-09-30
Delta State University (inc) $ 1,025,299   2013-10-012018-09-30
Western Michigan University $ 4,979,739   2013-10-012018-09-30
Granite School District $ 4,871,455   2013-10-012018-09-30
California State University Dominguez Hills Foundation $ 9,630,446   2013-10-012018-09-30
Relay Graduate School Of Education $ 1,913,946   2013-10-012018-09-30
North Carolina State University $ 4,737,900   2013-10-012018-09-30
Tntp, Inc. $ 4,995,862   2013-10-012018-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Program performance measures have been developed for the program; see https://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget18/justifications/f-ii.pdf. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grantees may use program funds to assist local educational agencies in recruiting, preparing, supporting, and retaining principals and other school leaders in high-need schools through such activities as: (1) developing or implementing leadership training programs, including through new or alternative pathways or school leader residency programs; (2) developing or implementing programs or activities for recruiting, selecting, and developing principals or other school leaders; (3) developing or implementing programs for recruiting, developing, and placing school leaders in schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities and targeted support and improvement activities required by section 1111(d) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); (4) providing continuous professional development; (5) developing and disseminating information on best practices and strategies for effective school leadership in high-need schools; and (6) developing other evidence-based programs or activities focused on principals and other school leaders permitted by the Title II, Part A formula grants to States program .

Grantees must use these funds to carry out the activities described in their approved project applications.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible entities include: (1) local educational agencies (LEAs) that serve high-need schools; (2) State educational agencies (SEAs); SEAs in partnership with LEAs that serve high-need schools; (3) the Bureau of Indian Education; or (4) any of those entities in partnership with nonprofit organizations or institutions of higher education.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local educational agencies and school leaders in high-need schools.

Credentials/Documentation

2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principals, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR part 200) 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. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with any rules for the program and deadlines that the Department of Education publishes in an announcement published in the Federal Register.

Award Procedures

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). Negotiation and awarding of grants will be completed by the Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement staff. Eligible entities may receive only one grant during a grant competition.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title II, Part B, Subpart 4, Section 2243.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 days following the application deadline.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Grants are awarded for up to 5 years, with the option of one additional 2-year extension. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and a grantee's demonstration of substantial progress.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. Matching is required: grantees must use non-Federal sources, in cash or in kind, to cover at least 25 percent of the total project costs each year. The Secretary may waive of modify the cost-sharing requirements in cases of demonstrated financial hardship. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are awarded for up to 5 years, with the possibility of one 2-year extension. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and a grantee's demonstration of substantial progress. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are applicable.

As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for direct grant programs (34 CFR part 75), annual performance reports (ED Form 524B) are required of all grantees; requirements for any additional reporting will be included in grant award documents.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are applicable.

Annual performance reports must be submitted for each budget period in order for grantees to be eligible to receive continuation awards.

Final performance reports are due 90 days after expiration or termination of the award.

Expenditure reports are applicable.

Grantees submit updated budget information in their annual performance reports; in addition, Department staff monitor grant drawdowns.

Performance monitoring is required.

Performance measures are established for the program and grantee.

Grantees provide performance measurement data in their annual performance reports.

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

Each grantee must maintain records that fully disclose the total cost of the activity for which the funds are used, and the share of the cost provided from other sources, and other such records as will facilitate an effective financial or programmatic audit. Under 2 CFR 200.333, a grantee must maintain program records for 3 years from the date it submits to the Department of Education its single or last expenditure report for the period for which it received the funds. A longer retention period is required under specified conditions. (If BIE is awarded a grant, the Department will establish this same condition in its grant award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0204-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $16,368,000; FY 17 est $14,500,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 2016: Range $214,000 to $$2,711,000; (continuation awards). FY 2017: Range $216,000 to $2,208,000; (continuation awards); FY 2018: $0.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Margarita Melendez Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, Teacher Quality Programs 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: margarita.melendez@ed.gov Phone: (202) 205-3548.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria are included in the full application package, and generally also contained in the notice inviting applications published in the Federal Register. Contact the program office for additional information.


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