Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

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Competitions are usually held on an annual basis.

Current competition: FY 2015
Application available: April 1, 2015
Application deadline: May 29, 2015

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

You may access the electronic grant application for the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program in You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number (200). Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the program contact person listed in this section.

Application Contacts

Rebecca ELL,, (202) 502-7779
U.S. Department of Education
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program
1990 K Street, N.W., 7th Floor
Mail Code: K-OPE-7-7063
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: (202) 502-7857

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