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2015 Competition

The Department published a Notice Inviting Applications for the 2015 Skills for Success competition on June 9, 2015. The deadline for applications is July 29, 2015.

Skills for Success FY 2015 Notice of Intent to Apply Organization List download files MS Excel (34 KB)

Timeline for 2015 Competition

Application Available: June 9, 2015
Pre-application Webinar: June 24, 2015
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: June 29, 2015
Deadline for Submission of Applications: July 29, 2015

Competition Forms


APPLICATION PACKAGE download filesMS Word (433 KB)

Please note that an abstract is required in order to submit an application through The one-page abstract should include a brief project description including project activities, summary of project objectives and expected outcomes, target number of students to be served in the project, and any special project features.

Please note that the Skills for Success Application Package is for applicants to download and use as a guide only. Unless the applicant qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, all Skills for Success grant applications must be submitted electronically via See the NIA for information about how to submit an application for the Skills for Success competition.

Pre-Application Webinar Information

The Skills for Success team conducted a live Q&A session on June 24, 2015, at 2:00 PM Eastern time. Below is a link to access the recording of the webinar and a copy of the corresponding PowerPoint.

Recording of FY 2015 Skills for Success Q&A Webinar (June 24, 2015)

Webinar download filesPDF


For entities interested in submitting an FY 2015 Skills for Success application, below is an overview of the competition.

Skills for Success Competition Overview. download files PowerPoint (1448 KB)

Last Modified: 10/07/2015