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  • Graduate Programs at Institutions of Higher Education Serving Hispanic Americans (84.116V)

  • College Course Materials Rental Initiative (84.116Y)


Current competition: FY 2009
FY 2009 applications available: June 18, 2009 for both competitions
FY 2009 deadline for transmittal of applications: August 3, 2009 for both competitions

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

The FY 2009 grant competitions are closed. Applications for both competitions were required to be submitted electronically using the Department's e-Grants system.

Tips and Assistance

Performance Measures: Under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, the following measures will be used by the Department in assessing the performance of this program:
(1) The percentage of funded grantees reporting project dissemination to others; and
(2) The percentage of funded projects reporting institutionalization on their home campuses.

If funded, you will be asked to collect and report data on these measures in your project's annual performance report (34 CFR 75.590). Applicants are also advised to consider these two measures in conceptualizing the design, implementation, and evaluation of the proposed project because of their importance in the application review process. Collection of data on these measures should be a part of the project evaluation plan, along with measures of progress on goals and objectives that are specific to your project.

Maximum Award: For both competitions, the Department of Education will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $300,000 for a two-year project period or $150,000 for a one-year project period.

Application Contact

Levenia Ishmell
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street, N.W., Room 6147
Washington, DC 20006-8544
Telephone: (202) 502-7500


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