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FY2011 Budget Information Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What is the expected period of the grant awards?
  2. How many budget periods should I submit with my TAH application?
  3. Can I change my project period after the grant is awarded?
  4. How will LEA/consortium enrollment numbers affect funding?
  5. When will program activities begin for the 2011 TAH awards?

1. What is the expected period of the grant awards?

The Department intends to award grants with project periods of up to 36 months. The Department anticipates funding the entire project period of each grant with fiscal year 2011 funds. There will be no continuation grant awards for projects funded under this competition.

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2. How many budget periods should I submit with my TAH application?

Applicants may apply for a project period of up to 36 months (3 years). Applicants should submit a detailed budget narrative for each year of the requested period. In addition, applicants will complete one budget summary form using Form 524. The budget narrative and summary will be attached in the Budget Narrative Attachment Form.

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3. Can I change my project period after the grant is awarded?

No, once the grant as been awarded to the applicant, the established project period must remain for the life of the grant.

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4. How will LEA/consortium enrollment numbers affect funding?

Award funding is based on the number of students enrolled in your LEA or consortium of LEAs. Department staff will verify the enrollment numbers, so it is important that you verify award numbers before you apply as your funding will be adjusted accordingly.

The maximum award for the first three-years of the grant, regardless of the grantee’s project period, are as follows:

$500,000 for LEAs with enrollments of less than 20,000 students; $1,000,000 for LEAs with enrollments of 20,000 - 300,000 students; and $2,000,000 for LEAs with enrollments above 300,000 students.

LEAs may form consortia and combine their enrollments in order to receive a grant reflective of their combined enrollment.

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5. When will program activities begin for the 2011 TAH awards?

The Department anticipates that the 2011 TAH awards will have a September 1, 2011 start date.

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