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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

84.206:  Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Grant Program

Objectives:  To provide financial assistance to State and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public and private agencies and organizations, to stimulate research, development, training, and similar activities designed to build a nationwide capability in elementary and secondary schools to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. To supplement the use of State and local funds for the education of gifted and talented students.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


84.206 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  State and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, other public and private agencies and organizations (including Indian tribes and organizations as defined by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and Native Hawaiian organizations) may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  State and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, other public and private agencies, organizations, teachers and students will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation:  Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions and OMB Circular No. A-122 for private nonprofit organizations are applicable.

84.206 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure:  Described in an application notice published in the Federal Register. Contact the headquarters office listed below for application packages containing the announcement, application, and other forms.

Award Procedure:  The selection is competitive, based on staff and nonfederal review according to the selection criteria contained in 34 CFR 700, Evaluation of Applications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. The Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement approves the selection of applications.

Deadlines:  Will be announced in an application notice published in the Federal Register. Contact the headquarters office for further information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  About two to four months from the closing date.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  Awards are made annually. Following an initial, competitively selected award of up to 12 months, two additional one year non-competing continuation awards may be made, for a total maximum term of three years; subject to the availability of funds.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  The criteria for the approval of proposals under this program are contained in 34 CFR 700, Evaluation of Applications for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. The specific criteria to be used for a particular grant competition are selected from among those in 34 CFR 700, and announced in the application notice published in the Federal Register.

Examples of Funded Projects:  One project involved a statewide effort among universities, school districts, the State Department of Education, and the business community to upgrade the middle school programs. Another was a collaboration between a university and a school system to identify economically disadvantage middle school students for special help in math and science. A third project developed a protocol for identifying gifted and talented students, which resulted in 482 more students identified as gifted, and more than doubled the percentage of economically disadvantaged students identified.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  The average award is $200,000.

84.206 RELATED PROGRAMS:

  • 84.210 Native Hawaiian Gifted and Talented.

84.206 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

The National Center for Research and Development in the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth continued to receive funding. In addition, nine new grants were awarded in fiscal year 1999, and 15 continuation grants were awarded.

84.206 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Type of Assistance:  Project Grants.

Obligations:  (Grants) FY 99 $6,500,000; FY 00 est $6,500,000; and FY 01 est $7,500,000.

Budget Account Number:  91-1100-2-1-503.

Authorization:  Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title X, Part B Sec.10 201, 108 Stat. 3820; 20 U.S.C. 8031.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  The Department of Education's General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, and 80.

84.206 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  Development and Demonstration Programs Division, Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20208-5645. Contact: Liz Barnes (Project Grants). Phone: (202) 219-2210, and Kelley Berry (Research Center). Phone: (202) 219-2096. Use the same number for FTS.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

84.206 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Awards are made annually. Following an initial, competitively selected award of up to 12 months, two additional one year non-competing continuation awards may be made, for a total maximum term of three years; subject to the availability of funds.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  Funds may be used for: 1) The professional development of personnel involved in the education of gifted and talented students, including training in equitable teaching methods; 2) the establishment or identification of exemplary programs serving gifted and talented students, including those for identifying and educating students who might not be served by a traditional program; 3) implementing innovative learning strategies; 4) encouraging the adaptation of model gifted and talented programs for use by all students; 5) strengthening the capability of State educational agencies to provide leadership and assistance to local entities in the planning, operation, and improvement of programs; and (6) research, technical assistance, and information dissemination.

84.206 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Annual progress and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 75 unless otherwise required in the award document.

Audits:  In accordance with the Education Department General Administration Regulations in the Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $100,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $100,000 within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made in accordance with the Appendix to Part 80, or in accordance with Federal laws and regulations governing the programs in which they participate. Instructions of higher education and non-profit organizations are subject to the audit requirement of OMB Circular A-133.

Records:  As required by EDGAR, for direct grant program. Generally, records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of five years after completion.

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