Upward Bound Program

Current Section  Applicant Info
 Office of Postsecondary Education Home
Applicant Information


Current competition: FY 2017
Applications available: October 17, 2016
Application deadline: November 28, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Washington, DC time.

See webinar and workshop information below.

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 CFDA 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 Studies: The Department is listing the following studies for applicants to use as a guide in developing responses to the Competitive Preference Priority. PDF (88K). Applicants should carefully review the studies for relevance and adaptability. The full text of each study is available at the What Works Clearinghouse.

In preparation for the FY 2017 Upward Bound and UB Math-Science Programs’ grant competitions, the Student Service area will conduct on-site and webinar pre-application workshops in October and November 2016.

Application Contacts

Ken Waters, 202-453-6273, ken.waters@ed.gov
Tonja Lark-Willis, 202-453-7819, tonja.lark@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: 10/28/2016