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Purpose of Program:
The purpose of the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant program, also called the Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAG) program, is to enhance the quality of assessment instruments and systems used by States for measuring the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school students.
In 2012, the Department is holding two separate competitions for FY 2011 EAG funds.
The competition announced in this notice (EAG ELP Competition) (CFDA No.
8 4. 368A-1) will support the development of a system of English language proficiency assessments aligned with a common set of English language proficiency standards that correspond to a common set of college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics, and, in so doing, will give priority to collaborative efforts among States in developing these assessments.
Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, we are publishing a notice inviting applications for a separate competition for FY 2011 EAG funds to be awarded in 2012 (EAG Accessibility Competition) (CFDA No.
8 4. 368A-2).
The Department may use any unused funds from the competition announced in this notice to make awards in the EAG Accessibility Competition.
Conversely, the Department may use any unused funds from the EAG Accessibility Competition to make awards in the competition announced in this notice.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 368A- 1. Applications for grants under the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grants Program ELP Competition, CFDA number 8 4. 368A-1, 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 should submit applications to this competition, the EAG ELP Competition, under CFDA number 8 4. 368A-1; do not submit applications for this competition under CFDA number 8 4. 368A- 2, which is the number for the EAG Accessibility Competition.
You may access the electronic grant application for the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grants Program at www.Grants.gov.
You must search for the downloadable applicationpackage 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. 368, not 8 4. 368A).