U.S. Department of Education (DOE) - Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
06/28/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA and territories state governments, LEAs, and IHEs for projects to help vulnerable students finish secondary school and excel in postsecondary education. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to encourage eligible entities to provide support, and maintain a commitment to, eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities, to assist the students in obtaining a secondary school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.
Purpose of Program: The GEAR UP program is a discretionary grant program that encourages eligible entities to provide support, and maintain a commitment to, eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities, to assist the students in obtaining a secondary school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. Under the GEAR UP program, the Department awards grants to two types of entities: (1) States and (2) eligible partnerships.
Grantee activities must include providing financial aid information for postsecondary education; encouraging enrollment in rigorous and challenging coursework in order to reduce the need for remediation at the postsecondary level; implementing activities to improve the number of participating students who obtain a secondary school diploma and who complete applications for and enroll in a program of postsecondary education
State priorities can be found at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-04-29/pdf/2021-08980.pdf#page=1:
Partnership priorities can be found athttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-04-29/pdf/2021-08976.pdf#page=2.
GrantWatch ID#: 196138
States: Estimated Number of Awards: 11. Partnerships: Estimated Number of Awards: 28.
States: Estimated Range of Awards: $2,500,000-$5,000,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $3,535,000. Maximum Award: There will not be an award for a State grant exceeding $5,000,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. Additionally, no funding will be awarded for increases in years two through seven.
Partnerships: Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-$5,000,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $1,200,000. Maximum Award: Applications will not be funded for a partnership grant above the maximum award of $800 per student for a single budget period of 12 months. Additionally, no funding will be awarded for increases in years two through seven.
States: Project Period: Either 72 months or 84 months.
Partnerships: Project Period: Either 72 months or 84 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Craig Pooler, Director, email@example.com, 202-453-6195
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 258-64
Washington, DC 20202-6450
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