Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

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Applicant Information

There are three grant competitions under the GEAR UP Program.

GEAR UP Program -- State Grants and Partnership Grants
Applicant Information

Timeline

Last competition for State and Partnership Grants: FY 2014
Application deadlines: July 7, 2014

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

The archived FY 2014 applications below should be used for reference only.

Below are the "Application Instructions" documents that were published on Grants.gov for the FY 2014 competition. Only the program-specific forms required to complete this package are available in this document. Other necessary standard forms are only available on Grants.gov while an application is available for submission. For your reference, the Department has provided a forms library. Some of the forms referenced in this document may be found in the forms library.

FY 2014 Applications (archived)

Review Process

Peer Reviewers Needed

Tips and Assistance

Workshops: Four 1-day technical assistance workshops scheduled in Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles between June 17-19, 2014.

Application Contact

Nofertary Fofana
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street, N.W., Room 7095
Mail Stop K-OPE-7-7100
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 502-7533
E-mail: nofertary.fofana@ed.gov

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GEAR UP College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project -- Applicant Information

Timeline

Last competition: FY 2013
Applications available: January 23, 2013
Application deadline extended to: May 1, 2013

NOTE: A notice extending the deadline to May 1, 2013 for applications under the GEAR UP College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project is published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2013. Please note that the information provided on the conference call of March 5, 2013, regarding an extension of the closing date to April 1, was in error.

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

Applications were submitted through Grants.gov.

Tips and Assistance

FY 2013 Pre-Application Technical Assistance Workshop
To assist applicants in preparation for the 2013 GEAR UP College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project application process, the Student Service area offered the following on-site pre-application workshop: February 5, 2013, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. This workshop was held in conjunction with the GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Application Contact

Catherine St. Clair
Student Service
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street, N.W., Room 7056
Mail Stop K-OPE-7-7063
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 502-7579
E-mail: Catherine.StClair@ed.gov

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.

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