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Educational Facilities Clearinghouse

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CFDA Number:CFDA 84.215T
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Educational Facilities Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) will support educational facilities through the provision of technical assistance and training to public facilities for nursery and pre-kindergarten, kindergarten- through-grade-12, and higher education on issues related to educational facility planning, design, financing, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance. The Clearinghouse will also develop resources and assemble best practices on issues related to ensuring safe, healthy, and high-performance public facilities, including procedures for identifying hazards and conducting vulnerability assessments.


TYPES OF PROJECTS

Grant funds may be used for the following activities:

  • Establishing and maintaining a dedicated Web site that will include electronic resources, such as links to published articles and research, related to the planning, design, financing, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of safe, healthy, high- performance public facilities for nursery and pre-kindergarten, kindergarten-through-grade-12, and higher education;
  • Developing resources that support the planning, design, financing, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of safe, healthy, high-performance public facilities for nursery and pre-kindergarten, kindergarten-through-grade-12 schools, and higher education;
  • Convening distance-learning events on topics related to the absolute priority in this notice;
  • Conducting training programs for public nursery, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten-through-grade-12 schools; local educational agencies (LEAs); or public higher education facilities on topics related to the planning, design, financing, construction, improvement, operation, or maintenance of public educational facilities; and
  • Providing technical assistance to public nursery, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten-through-grade-12 schools; LEAs; or public higher education facilities regarding issues related to the planning, design, financing, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of public educational facilities. 

 
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Last Modified: 01/10/2012