Webinar for High School and TRIO counselors March 2007. ACG and National Smart Grant. The Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) created two new grant programs:. Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG). National Science and Mathematics
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The Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) created two new grant programs:
Link to Fact Sheet
Authorization and Funding
2006-07 -- $790 million
2007-08 -- $850 million
2008-09 -- $920 million
2009-10 -- $960 million
2010-11 -- $1.01 billion
- If funding insufficient, rateable reduction.
- No reduction for 2006-07
- Funds not spent in one year are carried over to subsequent years.
Award amounts are announced by the Secretary for each Academic year .
These are the amounts for Academic year 0607
National SMART Grant –
Common to Both Programs
Cost of Attendance (COA)
- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
1st year students
2nd year students
2. A set of courses similar to the State Scholars Initiative as outlined in the Secretary’s May 2 letter to states.
Advanced Placement= 3
International Baccalaureate= 4
Coursework designated by the Secretary
Link to: Rigorous High School Program Codes
Link to CIP