Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program CFDA Number 84.370A

Note:
Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.

For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.

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Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.

Purpose of Program:
The OSP provides low-income students residing in the District of Columbia (DC) an opportunity to receive a scholarship to attend a DC private school of their parents' choice.

Background:
The OSP was established in 2004 under the DC School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 (School Choice Incentive Act) (Title III of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004; Pub.

L.

108-199 Stat.

3 (2004)).

In 2011, Congress reauthorized the OSP under the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR Act, Division C of the Pub.

L.

112-10).

For FY 2015, the Department will award one grant to an eligible applicant to administer the OSP.

The grant will be awarded in the form of a cooperative agreement between the Department and the grantee.

This grantee is expected to explain in its application, among other things, how it would recruit and select eligible scholarship applicants in years that scholarships are awarded, serve scholarship students and families in a timely manner, identify and work with participating schools, monitor compliance of participating schools with program and reporting requirements, maintain reliable data regarding the operation of the program, and ensure appropriate coordination with the other entities that conduct activities related to this program.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 370A.

Applications for grants under the OSP, CFDA number 8 4. 370A, 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 OSP at www.Grants.gov.

You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number.

Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 370, not 8 4. 370A).
Related Programs

DC School Choice Incentive Program

Department of Education


Agency: Department of Education

Office:

Estimated Funding: $13,200,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program CFDA Number 84.370A; Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: To be eligible for an OSP grant, an entity must be either a nonprofit organization or a consortium of nonprofit organizations.

Coordination: An eligible entity must be willing and able to work with other entities affiliated with the Federal and DC governments, as well as with other organizations that might conduct activities integral to the success of the program, including, as appropriate, determining the household income of scholarship recipients and ensuring the ongoing eligibility of schools participating in the program.

Additionally, an eligible entity must demonstrate how it will communicate and coordinate with the current grantee, as needed, to ensure a seamless and smooth transition between the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years for families and schools participating in the OSP.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:


Agency Email Description:


Agency Email:
DCOSP2015@ed.gov

Date Posted:
2015-02-23

Application Due Date:
2015-04-24

Archive Date:
2015-05-24


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