Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Advanced Placement Test Fee (APTF) Program CFDA Number 84.330B

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Purpose of Program:
The Advanced Placement Test Fee (APTF) Program awards grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to enable them to pay all or a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible low-income students who (1) are enrolled in an advanced placement course; and (2) plan to take an advanced placement exam.

The program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who take advanced placement tests and receive scores for which college academic credit is awarded.

Program Authority:
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) (20 U.S.C.


On December 10, 2015, the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Public Law 114-95, which reauthorized the ESEA, as amended by NCLB.

Under section 5(c) of the ESSA, APTF Program grants awarded in FY 2016 and earlier years will operate in accordance with the requirements of the ESEA, as amended by NCLB.

Applicable Regulations:
(a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 97, 98, and 9 9. (b) The OMB 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 348 5. (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 347 4. (d) The regulations in 34 CFR part 29 9. Note:
The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants except federally recognized Indian tribes.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 330B.

Applications for grants under the APTF Program, CFDA number 8 4. 330B, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Apply site at

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 APTF Program at

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. 330, not 8 4. 330B).
Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $28,483,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Advanced Placement Test Fee (APTF) Program CFDA Number 84.330B; Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2016

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: SEAs in any State, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the freely associated states of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau (subject to continued eligibility).

Note: For the purposes of this program, the Bureau of Indian Education in the U. S. Department of the Interior is treated as an SEA.

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