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Purpose of Program:
The Minorities and Retirement Security (MRS) Program is a new discretionary grant program jointly administered by the United States Department of Education (ED or the Department) and the United States Social Security Administration (SSA).
The MRS Program will provide grants to support research by graduate students at selected graduate institutions with high proportions of minority and low-income students (referred to in this notice as Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)) in the areas of retirement security, financial literacy, and financial decisionmaking (personal savings, labor force planning, personal debt, etc.) within minority and low-income communities.
SSA will provide the grant funds and will share responsibility with ED for selecting reviewers and monitoring the funded projects.
ED is responsible for administration of the grant competition, making the grant awards, and monitoring the grantees' compliance with ED's financial requirements.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 414A.
Applications for grants under the Minorities and Retirement Security Program, CFDA Number 8 4. 414A, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov.
Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.
You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
You may access the electronic grant application for the Minorities and Retirement Security Program at www.Grants.gov.
You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number.
Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 414, not 8 4. 414A).