Supporting Effective Educator Development Program

The purpose of the SEED program is to (1) Support pathways that allow teachers, principals, or other school leaders with nontraditional preparation and certification to obtain employment in traditionally underserved local educational agencies (LEAs); (2) Provide evidence-based professional development
activities that address literacy, numeracy, remedial, or other needs of LEAs and the students they serve; (3) Provide professional development that enhances or enables student opportunities in dual enrollment programs or early college high school settings; (4) Make services and learning opportunities freely available to LEAs, including through publicly accessible electronic means; or (5) Provide teachers, principals, or other school leaders with evidence-based professional enhancement activities, which may include activities that lead to an advanced credential.

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
Wested $ 8,663,379   2018-10-012023-09-30
Alder Graduate School Of Education $ 9,030,961   2018-10-012023-09-30
University Of Missouri System $ 11,282,960   2018-10-012023-09-30
Texas A & M University $ 9,089,223   2018-10-012023-09-30
Virginia Commonwealth University $ 7,775,824   2018-10-012023-09-30
University Of Texas At Austin $ 7,244,966   2018-10-012023-09-30
Kansas, University Of $ 10,237,892   2018-10-012022-12-31
Urban Teacher Center, Inc. $ 9,236,211   2020-10-012022-09-30
Clemson University $ 2,775,827   2020-10-012022-09-30
Teach For America Inc $ 14,733,401   2020-10-012022-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No data available. Fiscal Year 2017: No data available. Fiscal Year 2018: No data available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grantees may use the funds to recruit and train prospective teachers, principals, or other school leaders.

They may also use the funds to provide professional development activities to address the needs of LEAs.

Grantees may also provide professional enhancement activities that lead to an advanced credential.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Educators and prospective educators benefit from this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Educators and prospective educators benefit from this program.

Credentials/Documentation

The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principals, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 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. 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.

Award Procedures

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).

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 2242.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Applicants may apply for a project period of 3 years with the possibility of one additional 2-year period.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. Grantees must match not less than 25 percent of the total cost for each year of activities, in cash or in kind. The Secretary may waive the matching requirement in cases of demonstrated financial hardship. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Applicants may request a project period of up to 3 years, additionally they may request a renewal for an additional 2 years. Subject to availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantee reporting requirements are included in the grant or cooperative agreement document.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Grantees submit annual performance reports.

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

Grantees report against performance measures that are announced in the application packages. 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.

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 recipient 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 retain such records for 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0204-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $93,993,000; FY 17 est $65,000,000; and FY 18 est $42,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The Department made 13 new awards from the 2015 grant competition; the awards ranged from $5.9 million to $19.4 million for the entire 3 year project period. The Department held two competitions for new awards in FY 2017 and estimates that it will make 10 awards in 2017; the estimated range of funds for the 3 year project period is to be determined.

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

Rich Wilson Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: richard.wilson@ed.gov Phone: 202-453-6709

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria are contained in the application package and published in the Federal Register notice inviting applications. Contact the program office for more information.


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