The U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued What Should I Know about ED Grants? for the first time in 1995 to inform its customers about the ED discretionary grants process. Since then, thousands of our customers have requested copies and advised us of the usefulness of the guide in their understanding of the process.
This second edition incorporates the changes the Department has made in the way it conducts business with its grantees. The most significant are the changes to grantees' authority in the administration of their discretionary grant projects. These changes are the result of recent regulatory amendments known as the Expanded Authorities.
Information about all ED grant programs is located under the 'Funding Opportunities' section on the Department's Web site at www.ed.gov. You are invited to consult the Guide to ED Programs on the Department's Web site or to call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) for information about current ED discretionary grant programs.
In closing, I want to thank the members of the Grants Policy and Oversight Staff for their work in producing this updated version of the booklet. I trust their efforts will be of great assistance to anyone who is thinking about applying for a grant or who has just received one from the Department for the first time.
I welcome any suggestion you may have for improving this booklet in order to help us serve you better. Your response can be sent to the address listed on the last page.