Comprehensive Regional Assistance Centers

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Program Office: Office of School Support and Technology Programs
CFDA Number: 84.283A
Program Type: Cooperative Agreements

This program funds 15 grantees that provide comprehensive training and technical assistance services to States, local education agencies, schools, Indian tribes, community-based organizations, and other recipients of Federal funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB). The purpose of the centers is to help implement NCLB in ways that support Federal, State, and local efforts to improve teaching and learning and to increase the academic achievement of all children. Activities include professional development/capacity building at the State, district and school levels, customized consultation, convening meetings, and other technical assistance services to improve the quality of instruction, curricula, assessments, policy-making, and other aspects of school reform supported with funds under NCLB. In particular, high poverty, low-performing schools and districts with high-risk populations are targeted for Comprehensive Center services.

For Education Levels: The Centers provide assistance to K-12 schools, rural and urban Districts, intermediate units within a State, tribal schools and populations, and State Departments of Education (SEAs)

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Last Modified: 10/12/2005