[EDInfo] Notices Inviting Applications (January 20, 2006)

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RECENT "NOTICES INVITING APPLICATIONS" (grant opportunities) from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and conference announcements include those related to:

       *  Early Reading First Program -- CFDA# 84.359A/B

       *  Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Program -- CFDA# 84.330B

     Information about ED funding opportunities, including
     discretionary grant application packages, are at:


     Below is information from the notice inviting applications.
     For more complete information, please see the notice itself;
     however, please note that while we *try* to ensure that the
     version on the web and the Federal Register notice are the
     same, the Federal Register notice is the one to consult for
     complete and authoritative information.

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******************************************************************* Early Reading First Program (Federal Register: January 18, 2006 [CFDA# 84.359A/B]) ******************************************************************* Purpose of Program: This program supports local efforts to enhance the oral language, cognitive, and early reading skills of preschool-age children, especially those from low-income families, through strategies, materials, and professional development that are grounded in scientifically based reading research. Applications Available: January 20, 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of Pre-Applications: February 20, 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of Full Applications: May 8, 2006. Eligible Applicants: Under this competition, eligible applicants are (a) one or more local educational agencies (LEAs) that are eligible to receive a subgrant under the Reading First program (title I, part B, subpart 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA)); (b) one or more public or private organizations or agencies (including faith-based organizations) located in a community served by an eligible LEA; or (c) one or more eligible LEAs, applying in collaboration with one or more eligible organizations or agencies. To qualify under paragraph (b) of this definition, the organization's or agency's application must be on behalf of one or more programs that serve preschool-age children (such as a Head Start program, a child care program, or a family literacy program such as Even Start, or a lab school at a university), unless the organization or agency itself operates a preschool program. Estimated Available Funds: $102,087,000. Estimated Range of Awards: $1,500,000-$4,500,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $3,000,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 23-68.

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

Additional information is available online at:

  Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Program (Federal Register:
  January 19, 2006 [CFDA# 84.330B])
Summary: Under the AP Test Fee program, we award grants to eligible
state educational agencies (SEAs) in order to enable them to pay
all or a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of
eligible low-income students who: (1) Are enrolled in an advanced
placement course; and (2) plan to take an advanced placement exam.
The program is designed to increase the number of low-income
students who take advanced placement tests and receive scores for
which college academic credit is awarded.  In this notice we
establish the deadline for submission of the fiscal year (FY) 2006
AP Test Fee program grant applications.
    Applications Available: January 19, 2006.
    Application Deadline: February 21, 2006.
    Eligible applicants under the AP Test Fee Program are: State
educational agencies (SEAs) in any State, including the District of
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin
Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the
Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.
    Estimated Available Funds: $4.8 million.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $15,000-$500,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $171,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 28.

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

Additional information is available online at:

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          Peter Kickbush and Kirk Winters
          U.S. Department of Education

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