College Affordability and Transparency: Start here to make good choices for your higher education. Find out how much it costs to attend different colleges, how fast those costs are going up, and information related to why costs are going up.
The U.S. Department Education implements competitive grant programs that provide funding to colleges and nonprofit organizations to assist veterans in enrolling in and completing a program of postsecondary education. Find out more about programs that support military veterans.
Uniform Guidance Information for ED Grantees -- Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: The Department has worked closely with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to streamline some federal circulars into a single guidance document, and make conforming changes to Department regulations. The old rules do not change – they are simply repackaged and enhanced to reduce burden on grantees. The new combined document is known as the “Uniform Guidance” and is codified at 2 CFR 200. The new guidance will take effect for recipients of Federal funds for awards made on or after December 26, 2014. The new regulations do not impact any Department of Education awards received prior to this date. For program-specific questions about this new guidance, contact your program officer.
The System for Award Management (SAM) is the official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. If you had an active record in CCR, you have an active record in SAM. You do not need to do anything in SAM at this time, unless a change in your business circumstances requires updates to your Entity record(s) in order for you to be paid or to receive an award or you need to renew your Entity(s) prior to its expiration. OPE grantees, potential grantees, and business entities are encouraged to note this change in the ED award system. Visit Grants.gov for more information regarding SAM and the grant process.
The Secretary's Reports on Teacher Quality - Preparing and Credentialing the Nation's Teachers: The Secretary's Ninth Report on Teacher Quality is now available.
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