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Timeline for Competition

  • Application Available: February 21, 2017
  • Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: March 13, 2017

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to notify us of their intent to submit an application for funding by emailing NPD2017@ed.gov with the subject line, "Intent to Apply" and include in the content of the email the following information: (1) the applicant organization's name and addresss, and(2)any competitive preference priority and invitational priority the applicant is address in the application.
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 24, 2017 at 4:30:00 pm (EDT)
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 21, 2017 at 4:30:00 pm (EDT)


Current Application
  • NPD NOTICE INVITING APPLICATIONS
  • NPD FULL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS download icon PDF (1.71 MB)
  • Please note that the NPD Application Instructions are for applicants to download and use as guidance only. Unless the applicant qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, all NPD grant applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov. See the NIA for information about how to submit an application for the NPD competition.

Required Forms

You may download the following required Federal forms:

  • ED Form 424--Application for Federal Education Assistance (Form and Instructions)
  • ED Supplemental Form for SF 424 (Form and Instructions)
  • ED Form 524--Budget Information, Non-Construction Programs
  • ED Form 524--Instructions
  • Standard Form 424B--Assurances, Non-Construction Programs
  • Standard Form LLL--Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Grants.Gov - Certification Regarding Lobbying
  • General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) Requirements - Section 427

For additional information on the 2017 NPD Competition visit the NPD Program page.


Technical Assistance

The NPD Program office will conduct a series of webinars to provide technical assistance to applicants in preparing their applications and to respond to applicant questions. The purpose of the webinars is to review the competition priorities, requirements, and selection criteria with potential applicants, as well as for Department staff to answer questions about the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for this competition.

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NPD Pre-application Webinar #1 | * MS Power Point (6.7 MB) |
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (EST)

NPD Pre-application Webinar #2 | * MS Power Point (6.11 MB) |
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (EST)

Pre-application Webinar #3 | * download icon PDF (1.0 MB) |
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (EST)

 



   
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