Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth

To test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements in educational, employment, and other key outcomes for disconnected youth.

The Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, as well as the Corporation for National and Community
Service and the Institute of Museum and Library Services enter into Performance Partnership agreements with States, localities, or tribal governments.

These agreements enable these entities to blend funding they already receive from Federal discretionary programs focused on serving disconnected youth or are designed to prevent youth from disconnecting from school or work, and that provide education, training, employment, and other related services.

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
New York, City Of $ 247,583   2017-02-012020-09-30
Education Department, New York State $ 250,000   2017-02-012020-09-30
Hartford, City Of $ 249,375   2017-02-012020-01-31
Sacramento Housing And Redevelopment Agency $ 248,799   2017-02-012020-01-31
Arizona State University $ 350,000   2018-05-242019-09-30
Baton Rouge, City Of $ 829,527   2015-10-012019-09-30
Los Angeles, City Of $ 868,414   2015-10-012019-09-30
City Of Indianapolis $ 414,370   2015-10-012018-09-30
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo $ 479,620   2015-10-012018-09-30
Chicago, City Of $ 853,215   2015-10-012018-09-30

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 may be used to build capacity to implement Performance Partnerships, including such activities as planning, governance, data collection and analysis, coordination and evaluation.

Federal participants may waive statutory, regulatory, or administrative requirements associated with the individual programs contributing funds to the pilots as long as the waivers are in keeping with important safeguards.

Specifically, waivers must be consistent with the statutory purposes of the respective Federal programs and necessary to achieve the pilot's outcomes.

Federal participants may not waive requirements related to nondiscrimination, wage and labor standards, and allocation of funds to State and sub-State levels.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants are States, DC, PR, and the Virgin Islands as well as the trust territories, Indian tribes and local governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals between the ages of 14-24 who are low-income and are homeless, in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system, unemployed, or not enrolled in or are at risk of dropping out of an educational institution.


Contact the program office for this information. 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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Specific application procedures are included in the application package.

Award Procedures

A panel of peer reviewers review and evaluate each application on the basis of selection criteria published in the Federal Register. Awards are made from a rank order list of highly scored applications based on quality according to the selection criteria and other information deemed appropriate.


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


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Division H, Section 526, Public Law 113-76, as amended by Consolidated Appropriations Act 2016, Division H, Section 525, Public Law 114-113, as amended by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Division H, Section 525, Public Law 115-31, as amended by Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Division G, Section 524, Public Law 113-235.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.


Not Applicable.


Pilot sites may be granted up to an additional 5 years to operate under P3 authorities. The Department will notify pilot sites of the procedures for extending their pilot projects.

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

Award period will be included in the award documents. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Specific program report requirements will be included in the grant documents.

Specific cash report requirements will be included in the grant documents.

Specific progress report requirements will be included in the grant documents.

Specific expenditure report requirements will be included in the grant documents.

Specific performance report requirements will be included in the grant documents.


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 for direct grant programs (34 CFR 75.730-732), the grantee must keep records of funds received under the grant, total cost of the project, and other records to facilitate an effective audit. Additionally, the grantee must keep records of compliance with program requirements, significant project experiences and results, accomplishment of project objectives and, as necessary, revisions to project objectives. EDGAR (34 CFR 80.42) also requires that all records be retained from the starting date of the grant to 3 years from the date the grantee submits its final reports.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $1,498,172; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range of awards is $248,799-$250,000; the average award is $249,695 (FY 17).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program requirements are included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, (P.L. 113-76) Division H, Section 526, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, (P.L. 113-235), Division G, Section 524, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (P.L. 114-113), Division H, Section 525 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Division H, Section 525, Public Law 115-31. Additional requirements are included in the application notice and grant award documents. Contact the program office for additional information.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Braden Goetz Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education 550 12th Street, SW Room 11-089, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202)245-7405

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Selection criteria are included in the application package. Contact the program office for more information.

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