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Last competition: FY 2011
Applications available: November 3, 2010
Deadline for transmitting applications: December 28, 2010

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

All applicants were 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.

Please note that the FY 2011 competition for the Talent Search Program is closed. The archived application should be used for reference only.

Below is the "Application Instructions" document that was published on for the FY 2011 competition. The forms required to complete this package are not available in this document. Those forms are only available on while an application is available for submission. For your reference, the Department has provided a forms library. Some of the forms referenced in this document may be found in the forms library.

Tips and Assistance

FAQs for 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

ReShone Moore
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street, N.W., Suite 7000
Mail Stop OPE-K-7-7063
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 502-7600

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

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