Who May Apply: (by category) Nonprofit Organizations
Who May Apply: (specifically) Nonprofit organizations or a consortium of a nonprofit organization and a local education agency
(LEA) may apply. In the case of an application submitted by a consortium that includes an LEA, the nonprofit organization must serve as the applicant agency. Faith-based and community organizations are eligible to apply for funding provided that they are nonprofit organizations.
For an application submitted by a consortium that includes a nonprofit organization and one or more LEAs the nonprofit organization must serve as the applicant and fiscal agent for the consortium. State and local governments, including LEAs, intermediate school districts, and schools, are not eligible to submit an application on behalf of a consortium or serve as the fiscal agent of a PIRC grant.
Note: We define the term nonprofit organization for purposes of the PIRC program as an organization that—
- Is owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations whose net earnings do not benefit, and cannot lawfully benefit, any private shareholder or entity, as set forth in 34 CFR part 77; and
- Represents the interests of parents of pre-school and school-age children (including parents who are educationally or economically disadvantaged); or is governed by a board of directors whose membership includes such parents.