U.S. Department of Education Agency Overview. Grants Resource Center American Association of State Colleges and Universities. A Presentation for :. Ariel Herman, Program Advisor Mimi Tangum, Director February 25, 2005. U.S. Department of Education.
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Grants Resource Center
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
A Presentation for:
Ariel Herman, Program Advisor
Mimi Tangum, Director
February 25, 2005
GRC follows more than 150 ED programs
8 program offices:
The NCLB legislationaims to increase accountability for States, school districts, and schools; greater choice for parents and students, particularly those attending low-performing schools; more flexibility for States and local educational agencies (LEAs) in the use of Federal education dollars; and a stronger emphasis on reading, especially for young children.
http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml?src=pb for more information.
Supports research, development, model projects of national significance to improve education through approximately 24 discretionary grant programs
- Promotes educational equity for women and girls through competitive grants to public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, institutions, student groups, community groups, and individuals. The program designates most of its funding for local implementation of gender-equity policies and practices.
The purpose of the program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
(Last Deadline: 04/26/05)
These fellowships are awarded to help the nation build future research capacity. Distinguished fellowships are awarded to individuals with doctorates or with comparable academic status who have had seven or more years' experience relevant to rehabilitation research. Merit fellowships are given to persons in earlier stages of their research careers
Early Reading First (OSERS)
The program supports the development of early childhood centers of excellence that focus on all areas of development, especially on the early language, cognitive, and prereading skills that prepare children for continued school success and that serve primarily children from low-income families.
Early Childhood Educator Professional Development ProgramAims to support early reading and cognitive development through professional development activities and early childhood curricula
http://www.ed.gov/programs/eceducator/index.htmlSelected OESE Programs
Administers programs that
international education and foreign language studies programs as well as the HBCU program.
FIPSE (OSERS)– (Comprehensive, International, North American, US/Brazil) – Supports innovative projects that serve as national models.
IDUES - Institutional Development and Undergraduate Service (such as “Strengthening Institutions”) See
TRIO - Supports 8 outreach and support programs to help disadvantaged students progress from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.
International Education Programs Service
Improves secondary and postsecondary teaching and research concerning culture and language.
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps/index.html?exp=0Selected OPE programs:
Supports programs that promote the health & well being of students in elementary school through college. OSDFS supports the following agency-wide initiatives:
CAMP assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an institution of higher education. The funding supports completion of the first year of studies. (Deadline: 3/14/05)
Awards grants to LEAs & community-based organizations to initiate, expand, or improve physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in grades k-12. (Last Deadline: March 22, 2004)
This program assists local education agencies (LEAs) in the development and implementation of innovative and effective alcohol abuse prevention programs for secondary school students. Up to 25 percent of funding may be reserved for grants to low-income and rural LEAs. (Deadline: 03/28/05)
Created in 2002 with the goal of advancing the field of education research, with an emphasis on evidence-based research.
Priorities include :
For more information on IES (including an overview to Evidence Based Education), see
Aims to to identify effective strategies for improving the performance of classroom teachers in ways that increase student learning and school achievement. ( Last Deadline: 12/2/04)
Supports projects to expand scientific knowledge of how students develop proficient levels of reading comprehension, how reading comprehension can be taught most optimally, & how it can be assessed in ways that reflect & advance current understanding of reading comprehension & its development.. (Last Deadline: 10/28/04)
E-mail addresses: [email protected]
- http://www.aascu.org/grc/ (password protected GRC Website)