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Purpose of Program:
The purpose of the Enhanced Assessments Instruments Grants 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 Accessibility Competition) (CFDA No.
8 4. 368A-2) will support efforts designed to advance practice significantly in the area of increasing the accessibility and validity of assessments for students with disabilities or limited English proficiency, or both, including strategies for test design, administration with accommodations, scoring, and reporting.
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 (the EAG English Language Proficiency (ELP) Competition, CFDA No.
8 4. 368A-1).
The Department may use any unused funds from the competition announced in this notice to make awards in the EAG ELP Competition.
Conversely, the Department may use any unused funds from the EAG ELP Competition to make awards in the competition announced in this notice.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 368A- 2. Applications for grants under the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grants Program, CFDA number 8 4. 368A-2, 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 Accessibility Competition, under CFDA number 8 4. 368A-2; do not submit applications for this competition under CFDA number 8 4. 368A-1, which is the number for the EAG ELP 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 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. 368, not 8 4. 368A).