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Last competition: FY 2016
Application available: December 22, 2015
Application deadline: February 5, 2016

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

Please note that the FY 2016 competition for the Talent Search Program is closed.

Tips and Assistance

Technical assistance workshops and webinars about the FY 2016 grant competition were held in early December 2015.

FAQs from the FY 2011 Talent Search Grant Competition: download files PDF (795K)

Additional resources for applicants

  • Higher Education Opportunity Act (P.L. 110-315) of 2008, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965: download files Text | PDF
  • Unofficial compilation of the Higher Education Act, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act [Please see pages 181-203.]: download files PDF
  • Official Final Regulations Amending TRIO Regulations, as published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2010. These final regulations amend the Talent Search Program regulations.
  • Low-Income Guidelines

Application Contact

Craig Pooler,, 202-453-6195
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202

If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

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Last Modified: 05/17/2016