FY 2015 Competition
Applicant Transmittal Instructions
Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically unless you qualify for an exception to this requirement in accordance with the instructions outlined in the Federal Register notice for this competition.
For additional information or questions related to the competition, please contact Jennifer Brianas by email at Jennifer.Brianas@ed.gov.
Electronic Submission of Applications
Applications for grants under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education (Javits) Program, CFDA number 84.206A, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov. Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format unless, as described Federal Register notice for this competition, you qualify for one of the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date that is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided in the Federal Register notice for this competition under the Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement section.
You may access the electronic grant application for Javits at http://www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number’s alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.206, not 84.206A).
Please note the following:
When you enter the Grants.gov site, you will find information about submitting an application electronically through the site, as well as the hours of operation.
Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time stamped. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date in the Federal Register notice for this competition. Except as otherwise noted in in the Federal Register notice for this competition, we will not accept your application if it is received--that is, date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system--after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date in the Federal Register notice for this competition. We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. When we retrieve your application from Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are rejecting your application because it was date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date in the Federal Register notice for this competition.
The amount of time it can take to upload an application will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the application and the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the submission process through Grants.gov.
You should review and follow the Education Submission Procedures for submitting an application through Grants.gov that are included in the application package for this competition to ensure that you submit your application in a timely manner to the Grants.gov system. You also can find the Education Submission Procedures pertaining to Grants.gov under News and Events on the Department’s G5 system home page at http://www.G5.gov.
You will not receive additional point value because you submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submit your application in paper format.
You must submit all documents electronically, including all information you typically provide on the following forms: the Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424), the U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for SF 424, Budget Information--Non-Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and certifications.
You must upload any narrative section and all other attachments to your application as files in a PDF (Portable Document) read-only, non-modifiable format. Do not upload an interactive or fillable PDF file. If you upload a file type other than a read-only, non-modifiable PDF or submit a password-protected file, we will not review that material. Additional, detailed information on how to attach files is in the application instructions.
Your electronic application must comply with any page-limit requirements described in this notice.
After you electronically submit your application, you will receive from Grants.gov an automatic notification of receipt that contains a Grants.gov tracking number. (This notification indicates receipt by Grants.gov only, not receipt by the Department.) The Department then will retrieve your application from Grants.gov and send a second notification to you by email. This second notification indicates that the Department has received your application and has assigned your application a PR/Award number (an ED-specified identifying number unique to your application).
We may request that you provide us original signatures on forms at a later date.
Federal Register Notice
Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education (Javits) Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, CFDA Number 84.206A (March 20, 2015)
Application Deadline: May 4, 2015
Download the application package now: FY 2015 application package ( PDF version only (1.4M))
Technical Assistance Workshop for the Javits Program Grant Competition
To assist applicants in preparing the application and to respond to questions, the Department will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Webinar registration information will be available in the coming weeks. Please check this website for details.
Requesting Peer Reviewer for the Javits Program Grant Competition
The Jacob K. Javits program is currently seeking qualified peer reviewers to participate in the FY 2015 competition to be held over two weeks in June. This review will be conducted on-line and by conference call, and will not require travel.
Reviewers will be required to participate in a training webinar prior to the competition and participate in all panel discussions and conference calls established by the panel facilitator.
There will be an honorarium paid to reviewers after all competition work is complete.
If interested please submit a resume that documents that you are highly qualified in areas pertinent to the program and have a background in one or more of the following areas:
- Gifted and Talented Education Research and Practice
- Capacity Building and Implementation of Gifted and Talented Programs
- Educational Needs of Economically Disadvantaged Students, English Learners, and Students with Disabilities
- Professional Development Models
- Educational Interventions to Support Advanced Learning
Please make sure your resume is current and includes the following information:
- Full Name
- Education (degrees, with dates of degrees, institutions, and majors)
- Professional positions in chronological order with the most recent first, with titles and responsibilities detailed.
- Contact information, including telephone number(s), preferred email address, and mailing address.
If you are interested, please send your resume to Lyn Johnson at Lynyetta.Johnson@ed.gov, no later than April 15, 2015. If you have any questions, contact Lyn at the above email, or call (202) 260-1990.
Thank you for your interest in this program.