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Current competition: FY 2016
Application available: December 22, 2015
Application deadline: February 5, 2016

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

All applicants are required to submit an application online through is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by federal and other grant-making agencies.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), you may call toll free at 1-800-576-7734.

Tips and Assistance

Technical assistance workshops and webinars about the FY 2016 grant competition were held in early December 2015.

FAQs from the FY 2011 Talent Search Grant Competition: download files PDF (795K)

Additional resources for applicants

  • Higher Education Opportunity Act (P.L. 110-315) of 2008, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965: download files Text | PDF
  • Unofficial compilation of the Higher Education Act, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act [Please see pages 181-203.]: download files PDF
  • Official Final Regulations Amending TRIO Regulations, as published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2010. These final regulations amend the Talent Search Program regulations.
  • Low-Income Guidelines

Application Contact

Craig Pooler,
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street, N.W., Room 7010
Mail Stop OPE-K-7-7063
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 502-7640

If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

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Last Modified: 01/26/2016