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FY2011 Application Facts Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Who may submit a TAH application?
  2. How should I submit my TAH grant application?
  3. Where can I find the TAH application package?
  4. Where can I call to find or request a D-U-N-S number?
  5. When is the application due?
  6. Must I notify the Department of my intent to apply?
  7. May I submit a draft of my proposal to the Department for comment?
  8. What needs to be included in the ED Abstract Narrative?
  9. Can charts and graphs be single-spaced?
  10. Does the project director and other key personnel have to be named in the initial grant application?
  11. Will the program hold a Pre-Application workshop for prospective applicants?
  12. Who should I contact if I have additional questions or need additional information?

1. Who may submit a TAH application?

Only an LEA may register and submit a TAH application. Partners may not submit TAH applications on behalf of the LEA.

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2. How should I submit my TAH grant application?

All TAH grant applications must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov Application System. You may access this system at www.Grants.gov. More details on this electronic submission may be found in the Teaching American History FY 2011 Notice Inviting Applications.

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3. Where can I find the TAH application package?

The TAH application package is available on the Grants.gov Application System. The TAH application package may also be found on the TAH website at www.ed.gov/programs/teachinghistory.

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4. Where can I call to find or request a D-U-N-S number?

Applicants should first check with their business office or accounting department. Applicants may also request or find D-U-N-S numbers by calling (800) 333-0505 or visiting the Internet at www.dnb.com/.

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5. When is the application due?

The due date is April 4, 2011. Applications must be received by 4:30:00 P.M. Washington, D.C., time through the Grants.gov Application System on this date. If the applicant has received an exception to the electronic submission requirement, the application must be postmarked two weeks prior to this date according to the instructions in the Notice Inviting Applications.

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6. Must I notify the Department of my intent to apply?

The Department strongly encourages applicants to notify the Department with a short e-mail to teachingamericanhistory@ed.gov noting the intent to submit an application for funding. We will be able to develop a more efficient process for reviewing grant applications with an estimate of the number of applications we should expect to receive. The e-mail need not include information regarding the content of the proposed application, only the applicant's intent to submit. However, applicants that fail to provide this e-mail notification are still eligible to apply for funding. 2010 TAH Intents to Apply are due no later than February 22, 2010.

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7. May I submit a draft of my proposal to the Department for comment?

No, Department staff is not permitted to review and comment on draft proposals. Applicants may contact program staff with specific questions about the application guidelines only.

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8. What needs to be included in the ED Abstract Narrative?

The one-page abstract should include the following items:

  1. Project title, if applicable
  2. Goals, objectives, and expected outcomes for the project
  3. Number of teachers to be served annually and over the 36-month grant period
  4. Teaching level of teachers being served (elementary, middle, high)
  5. Name of applicant LEA and other LEAs in consortium, if applicable
  6. Name of major partners
  7. A 4-5 sentence description of the content and professional development format to be provided
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9. Can charts and graphs be single-spaced?

Yes. Charts and graphs, in order to be made more legible, can be single-spaced. Charts and graphs may be included within the 25-page narrative.

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10. Does the project director and other key personnel have to be named in the initial grant application?

No, the project director and other key personnel do not have to be named at the time the application is written. However, the qualification, expectations, and responsibilities for each position should be spelled out in the grant application.

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11. Will the program hold a Pre-Application workshop for prospective applicants?

The Department will host two pre-application workshops on Friday, March 11, 2011. Workshops will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the LBJ Auditorium at the U.S. Department of Education Headquarters, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, D.C., 20202. Please continue to check the Teaching American History Web site for further details on how to register for these pre-application meetings.

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12. Who should I contact if I have additional questions or need additional information?

Applicants may send questions to teachingamericanhistory@ed.gov; or applicants may call Mia Howerton at (202) 205-0147; Margarita Melendez at (202) 260-3548; or Adam Bookman at (202) 205-5427.

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