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Notice Inviting Applications for Comprehensive Center Programs

The Notice Inviting Applications for the FY2020 Comprehensive Centers published on April 4, 2019. Applications are due by May 24, 2019. Awards will be made by the end of FY2019.

Notice Inviting Applications:
Notice of Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Performance Measures:

Webinars for Interested Applicants:

The Department conducted webinars for prospective applicants on April 11, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM and April 17, 2019 from 1:30 -3:30 PM Eastern Time. Access resources associated with the webinars, including responses to questions received during the webinars, below:

For more information about the Comprehensive Centers Program, visit For information on the current cohort of Comprehensive Centers, visit

Call for Peer Reviewers – Resumes due April 19, 2019

We are seeking individuals to serve as peer reviewers for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Comprehensive Center Grant competitions. The potential dates for an on-site, four-day peer review are the beginning to mid-June. The Department will cover expenses for travel and per diem and selected peer reviewers will receive a $900 honorarium.

We are seeking peer reviewers with expertise and experience in the areas below:

  • ESSA and ESSA Consolidated State Plan Development and Implementation
  • State, District, and/or Local Education
  • Education Administration and Professional Development
  • Evaluation of Educational Programs
  • Digital and Web-Based Administration
  • Federal Grants Peer Reviewer

Please send your resume (up to five pages), email, and phone number to

The deadline to submit your resume and contact information is Friday, April 19, 2019.

Last Modified: 04/19/2019