Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): American History and Civics Education: National Activities Grants CFDA Number 84.422B

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Purpose of Program:
The American History and Civics Education-- National Activities Grants Program promotes innovative instruction, learning strategies, and professional development in American history, civics and government, and geography, with an emphasis on activities and programs that benefit low-income students and underserved populations.

This competition provides funding to support the development, implementation, expansion, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based instructional approaches and professional development activities and programs in American history, civics and government, and geography in elementary and secondary schools.

This competition includes an absolute priority for projects serving high-need students to help these students improve learning outcomes for these students.

This competition includes an absolute priority for projects that show potential to improve student achievement in, and teaching of, these subjects, and that demonstrate innovation, scalability, accountability, and a focus on underserved populations.

Additionally, we include a competitive preference priority for projects that leverage technology to support professional development and instructional practice, which may lead to increased student engagement and help accelerate learning.

This competition also includes a requirement for applicants to propose project-specific performance measures and performance targets consistent with the objectives of the proposed project.

Applications must provide information on these measures and targets under 34 CFR 7 5. 110(b) and (c).

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 8 4. 422B.

Electronic Submission of Applications.

Applications for grants under the American History and Civics Education--National Activities Grants Program, CFDA number 8 4. 422B, 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 American History and Civics Education_National Activities Grants 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. 422, not 8 4. 422B).
Related Programs

American History and Civics Education

Department of Education

Agency: Department of Education


Estimated Funding: $1,700,000

Who's Eligible

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Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): American History and Civics Education: National Activities Grants CFDA Number 84.422B; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: An institution of higher education or other nonprofit or for-profit organization with demonstrated expertise in the development of evidence-based approaches with the potential to improve the quality of American history, civics and government, or geography learning and teaching.

Note: If multiple eligible entities wish to form a consortium and jointly submit a single application, they must follow the procedures for group applications described in 34 CFR 75.127 through 34 CFR 75.129.

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