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FY2005 Subgrants and Partners Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: This program's frequently asked questions (FAQs) below is for historical information only. FAQs will be updated when a new competition is announced.


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  2. What organizations are eligible as subgrantees?
  3. Are institutions of higher education eligible to participate as subgrantees?
  4. What are some examples of eligible partners for subgrantees?
  5. Does an organization need to have an existing network of organizations that can serve as subgrantees in order to be eligible to receive the grant?

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The Grantee is the organization that receives the grant from the U. S. Department of Education.

The grantee is required to make subgrants. This action establishes "subgrantees." Subgrantees are required to have partners.

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2. What organizations are eligible as subgrantees?

Three types of entities are eligible to participate as subgrantees. They are:

  • State educational agencies (SEAs),
  • Local educational agencies (LEAs), and
  • State or local economic, personal finance, or entrepreneurial education organizations.

The grantee must award subgrants to both:

  • SEAs or LEAs, or both, and
  • State or local economic, personal finance, or entrepreneurial education organizations.

Definitions of SEAs and LEAs are found in section 9101 (26) and (41) of the ESEA, as amended by NCLB. In brief, these definitions are:

An SEA is the agency primarily responsible for the State's supervision of public elementary and secondary education.

An LEA is a public board of education or other public authority within a State that maintains administrative control of public elementary or secondary schools in a city, county, township school district, or other political subdivision of a State.

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3. Are institutions of higher education eligible to participate as subgrantees?

No, institutions of higher education are only eligible to participate as "partners" working in partnership with eligible subgrantees.

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4. What are some examples of eligible partners for subgrantees?

Subgrantees must work in partnership with one or more of the following types of organizations:

  1. A private-sector entity;
  2. An SEA;
  3. An LEA;
  4. An institution of higher education;
  5. An organization promoting economic development;
  6. An organization promoting educational excellence; and
  7. An organization promoting personal finance or entrepreneurial education.
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5. Does an organization need to have an existing network of organizations that can serve as subgrantees in order to be eligible to receive the grant?

No. Absolute Priority #2 describes the requirements surrounding the subgrants. Part (c) requires that the grantee conduct a competitive process to select the subgrantees. Note that the application submitted to the Department of Education must describe the process the grantee will use to select the subgrantees.

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