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Who may apply: (1) Local educational agencies (LEAs); (2) Nonprofit, community-based organizations (CBOs), which may include faith-based organizations; and (3) A partnership between an LEA and a non-profit CBO.

Note: The Secretary is limiting eligibility under the Mentoring Programs grant competition (CFDA Number 84.184B) to applicants that do not currently have an active grant under this program. For the purpose of this eligibility requirement, a grant is considered active until the end of the grant's project or funding period, including any extensions of those periods that extend the grantee's authority to obligate funds (71 FR 70369).

The Department published final regulations (effective July 6, 2004) that implemented the Executive branch policy that, within the framework of constitutional church-state guidelines, religiously affiliated (or "faith-based") organizations should be able to compete on an equal footing with other organizations for funding by the U.S. Department of Education. The new regulations are found at

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Last Modified: 11/04/2011