Upward Bound Program

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Current competition: FY 2022
Applications available: December 16, 2021
Application deadline: January 31, 2022

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

All applicants are required to submit an application online through Grants.gov. Grants.gov is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by federal and other grant-making agencies.

Through Grants.gov you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the ALN number 84.047. If you experience problems submitting your application through Grants.gov, refer to the Support page and/or contact the Grants.gov Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726. For program-specific questions, contact the program officers below.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed below.

Tips and Assistance

Upward Bound Program Competitive Preference Priority 1: The Department is providing a list of evidence-based practices that are relevant to the Upward Bound Program PDF (100K), Evidence Based Practices PDF (56K), and Practice Guides PDF (92K). This list is not exhaustive. Additional information regarding the What Works Clearinghouse practice guides and intervention reports that could also be relevant is posted on the Department’s website at www.ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc.

Application Contacts

Ken Waters, 202-453-6273, ken.waters@ed.gov
Tonja Lark-Willis, 202-453-7819, tonja.lark@ed.gov
Megan Singleton, 202-453-7265, megan.singleton@ed.gov
Alexandra Bolden, 202-453-5637, alexandra.bolden@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Upward Bound Program
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 5E103
Washington, DC 20202
E-mail: OPE_TRIO@ed.gov



Last Modified: 12/23/2021