[ECP] [EDInfo] Notices Inviting Applications (April 9, 2007)

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     Recent grant opportunities from the U.S. Department of
     Education (ED) include...

       *  Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health
          Systems -- CFDA# 84.215M

       *  High School Equivalency Program (HEP) -- CFDA# 84.141A

       *  College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) -- CFDA# 84.149A

       *  Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational
          Agencies -- CFDA# 84.060A

       *  FIPSE -- Special Focus Competition: European Union-United
          States Atlantis Program -- CFDA# 84.116J

       *  Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Grant
          Program -- CFDA# 84.184E

       *  Institute of Educational Sciences -- Grants to Support
          Education and Special Education Research Training  --
          Multiple CFDA#s

     Below are excerpts from the "notice inviting applications" for
     each grant opportunity.  For more complete information, please
     see the full notice inviting applications in the Federal
     Register.  We try to ensure that the web version and the
     Federal Register notice are the same; however, the Federal
     Register notice should be consulted for complete and
     authoritative information.

     For application packages and other information related to ED
     funding opportunities, please see:

               http://www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml.

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  Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems
  (Federal Register: March 26, 2007 [CFDA# 84.215M])
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Purpose of Program: Grants for the Integration of Schools and
Mental Health Systems will provide funds to increase student access
to high-quality mental health care by developing innovative
approaches that link school systems with the local mental health
system.
    Applications Available: March 26, 2007.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 15, 2007.
    Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies (SEAs), local
educational agencies (LEAs), and Indian tribes. ...
    Estimated Range of Awards: $150,000-$350,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $250,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 18.

    Additional Information: Applicable regulations, priorities, and
other information are available in the Federal Register notice.

Additional information is available online at:
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2007-1/032607a.html

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  High School Equivalency Program (HEP) (Federal Register: April 2,
  2007 [CFDA# 84.141A])
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Purpose of Program: The purpose of HEP is to help migrant and
seasonal farmworkers and their children obtain a general education
diploma (GED) that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency
established by the State in which the HEP project is conducted, and
to gain employment or be placed in an IHE or other postsecondary
education or training.
    Applications Available: April 2, 2007.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 17, 2007.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) or
private non-profit organizations (including faith-based
organizations) that plan their projects in cooperation with an IHE
and propose to operate some aspects of the project with the
facilities of the IHE.
    Estimated Available Funds: $1,693,807.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $150,000-$475,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $423,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 4.

    Additional Information: Applicable regulations, priorities, and
other information are available in the Federal Register notice.

Additional information is available online at:
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2007-2/040207c.html



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  College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) (Federal Register:
  April 2, 2007 [CFDA# 84.149A])
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Purpose of Program: The purpose of CAMP is to provide the academic
and financial support necessary to help migrant and seasonal
farmworkers and their children successfully complete their first
year of college.
    Applications Available: April 2, 2007.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 17, 2007.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) or
private non-profit organizations (including faith-based
organizations) that plan their projects in cooperation with an IHE
and propose to operate some aspects of the project with the
facilities of the IHE.
    Estimated Available Funds: $3,807,461.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $150,000-$425,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $423,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 9.

    Additional Information: Applicable regulations, priorities, and
other information are available in the Federal Register notice.

Additional information is available online at:
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2007-2/040207b.html

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  Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies --
  Notice Inviting Part II (Federal Register: April 3, 2007 [CFDA#
  84.060A])
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Purpose of Program: The Indian Education Formula Grant to Local
Educational Agencies program provides grants to support local
educational agencies (LEAs) and other eligible entities described
in this notice in their efforts to reform and improve elementary
and secondary school programs that serve Indian students.  The
Department funds programs designed to help Indian students to meet
the same challenging State academic content and student academic
achievement standards used for all students. ...
    Eligible Applicants: LEAs, certain schools funded by the
Department of the Interior-Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian
tribes under certain conditions, as prescribed by section 7112(c)
of the ESEA.
    Part II of Formula Grant EASIE Available: April 3, 2007.
    Deadline for Transmittal of PART II Applications: May 3, 2007.
    Available Funds: $95,331,060.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $3,000-$2,000,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $80,422.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1,185.

    Additional Information: Applicable regulations, priorities, and
other information are available in the Federal Register notice.

Additional information is available online at:
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2007-2/040307a.html

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  FIPSE -- Special Focus Competition: European Union-United States
  Atlantis Program (Federal Register: April 4, 2007 [CFDA# 84.116J])
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Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide
grants or enter into cooperative agreements with eligible
applicants to improve postsecondary education opportunities by
developing and implementing undergraduate joint or dual degree
programs or short-term exchange programs.  The EU-U.S. Atlantis
program is a revision of the European Union-United States
Cooperation Program in Higher Education and Vocational Education
and Training.
    Applications Available: April 4, 2007.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 31, 2007.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) or
combinations of IHEs and other public and private nonprofit
institutions and agencies.
    Estimated Available Funds: $2,500,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$102,000 for the first year
only.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $50,000 for the first year
only and $408,000 for the four-year duration of a grant.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 14.

    Additional Information: Applicable regulations, priorities, and
other information are available in the Federal Register notice.

Additional information is available online at:
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2007-2/040407c.html

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  Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Grant Program
  (Federal Register: April 6, 2007 [CFDA# 84.184E])
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Purpose of Program: The Readiness and Emergency Management for
Schools (REMS) grant competition supports efforts by LEAs to
improve and strengthen their school emergency management plans,
including training school personnel and students in emergency
response procedures; communicating emergency plans and procedures
with parents; and coordinating with local law enforcement, public
safety, public health, and mental health agencies.
    Applications Available: April 6, 2007.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 21, 2007.
    Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies (LEAs).
    Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-$500,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $100,000 for small districts
(1-20 school facilities); $250,000 for medium-sized districts (21-
75 school facilities); and $500,000 for large districts (76 or more
school facilities).
    Estimated Number of Awards: 73.

    Additional Information: Applicable regulations, priorities, and
other information are available in the Federal Register notice.

Additional information is available online at:
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2007-2/040607d.html

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  Institute of Educational Sciences -- Grants to Support Education
  and Special Education Research Training (Federal Register: April 6,
  2007 [CFDA# 84.305A, 84.305B, 84.305C, 84.324A, 84.324B, 84.324C])
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Summary: The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences
(Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2008 competitions for
grants to support education and special education research and
research training.  The Director takes this action under the
Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, title I of Public Law 107-
279.  The intent of these grants is to provide national leadership
in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of education
from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult
education.
    Competitions in this notice: The Institute will conduct nine
research or research training competitions in FY 2008 through two
of its National Education Centers.  The National Center for
Education Research (NCER) will hold five competitions: two
competitions for education research; two competitions for education
research training; and one competition for education research and
development centers.

Education Research
    Under the two education research competitions, NCER will
consider only applications that address one of the following
education research topics:
    Reading and Writing.
    Interventions for Struggling Adolescent and Adult Readers and
Writers.
    Mathematics and Science Education.
    Teacher Quality in Reading and Writing.
    Teacher Quality in Mathematics and Science.
    Cognition and Student Learning.
    Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning.
    Education Technology.
    Early Childhood Programs and Policies.
    Education Leadership.
    Education Policy, Finance, and Systems.
    High School Reform.
    Postsecondary Education.

Education Research Training
    Under the first education research training competition, NCER
will consider only applications for Postdoctoral Research Training;
under the second competition, NCER will consider only applications
for Predoctoral Research Training.

Education Research and Development Centers
    Under the education research and development centers
competition, NCER will consider only applications that address one
of the following education research topics:
    Cognition and Science Instruction.
    Instructional Technology.
    The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) will
hold four competitions: two competitions for special education
research; one competition for special education research training;
and one competition for special education research and development
centers.

Special Education Research
    Under the first special education research competition, NCSER
will consider only applications that address one of the following
special education research topics:
    Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, and
Assessment for Young Children with Disabilities.
    Mathematics and Science Special Education.
    Reading, Writing, and Language Development.
    Serious Behavior Disorders.
    Individualized Education Programs and Individualized Family
Service Plans.
    Under the second special education research competition, NCSER
will consider only applications that address one of the following
special education research topics:
    Secondary and Transition Services.
    Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    Response to Intervention.
    Related Services.

Special Education Research Training
    Under the special education research training competition,
NCSER will consider only applications for Postdoctoral Research
Training.

Special Education Research and Development Centers
    Under the special education research and development centers
competition, NCSER will consider only applications that address one
of the following special education research topics:
    Serious Behavior Disorders at the Secondary Level.
    Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Special Education.

    Eligible Applicants: Applicants that have the ability and
capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to
apply.  Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, non-
profit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies
and institutions, such as colleges and universities.

    Request for Applications and Other Information: Information
regarding program and application requirements for the competitions
will be contained in the NCER and NCSER Request for Applications
packages (RFA), which will be available at the following Web sites:
    http://ies.ed.gov/funding/
    http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ies/programs.html

Additional information is available online at:
http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2007-2/040607c.html

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