Consolidated Grant to the Insular Areas
This program allows the Insular Areas (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) to apply for two or more eligible State administered formula grant programs under one application, and to choose how to allocate funds among programs within the consolidated application. In general, consolidated grant funds are used to improve teaching and learning by encouraging greater cross-program coordination, planning, and service delivery, while enhancing integration of programs with educational activities carried out with State and local funds. The consolidated grant is designed to minimize the burden caused by existing application and reporting procedures for certain eligible grant programs. The Insular Areas do not compete, but rather, submit one application –on an annual basis- for any two or more eligible programs. The amount of the consolidated grant is the sum of the allocations the Insular Area receives under each of the grant programs included in the application if there had been no consolidation.
Type of Projects
Once an insular area identifies two or more eligible programs to consolidate, they must decide under which one or more of the consolidated programs they will appropriate funds to in order to carry out program activities. The Insular Areas may only use and administer funds received under a consolidated grant to carry out eligible programs included in the consolidation and use those funds for any of the authorized purposes of that program or programs.
There are 12 Department of Education programs eligible for consolidation. Ten of these programs are located in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education , and are authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. The two remaining programs are located in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education . These programs include:
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Title I, Part A – LEA Grants
- School Improvement Grants
- English Language Acquisition State Grants
- Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
- 21st Century Community Learning Centers
- Title V, Part A - Innovative Programs
- State Assessments
- Education for Homeless Children and Youth
- Mathematics and Science Partnerships
- Rural and Low-Income School Program
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education
- Adult Education State Administered Program authorized by section 243 of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and
- Career and Technical Education – Basic State Grants Program authorized by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.