Date for publication of application notice: The application notice is part of the consolidated application.
Date for announcement of awards: July 1, 2003
SEAs apply to the Department for funds using the consolidated state application process through which States submit a single application for funds for a number of Federal education formula grant programs. (Consolidated applications/plans are authorized under Title IX of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to promote coordination among programs and reduce paperwork.)
These applications are submitted at the beginning of each reauthorization cycle and remain in effect until the next reauthorization. However, States are expected to amend their applications, as needed, to reflect any changes in how the program is implemented.