Applications for New Awards; Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) Program
Mar 30, 2012 (Education Department Documents and Publications/ContentWorks via COMTEX) --
Overview Information: Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH) Program.
Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2012.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.031W and 84.031N.
Applications Available: March 30, 2012.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 30, 2012.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 28, 2012.
Full Text of Announcement
I. Funding Opportunity Description
Purpose of Program: The ANNH program authorized under section 317 of the HEA provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to enable them to improve and expand their capacity to serve Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.
Priorities: This notice contains three competitive preference priorities from the Department's notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR 78486), and corrected on May 12, 2011 (76 FR 27637).
Competitive Preference Priorities: For FY 2012, and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from the competition, these priorities are competitive preference priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), we award up to three points for each competitive preference priority for an additional nine points total to an application, depending on how well the application meets all competitive preference priorities. Applicants must address all competitive preference priorities in order to receive any additional points. Applicants who do not address all three competitive preference priorities will not receive any additional points.
These priorities are:
Competitive Preference Priority 1--Increasing Postsecondary Success.
Projects that are designed to address the following priority area: Increasing the number and proportion of high-need students (as defined in this notice) who persist in and complete college or other postsecondary education and training.
Competitive Preference Priority 2--Enabling More Data-Based Decision-Making.
Projects that are designed to collect (or obtain), analyze, and use high-quality and timely data, including data on program participant outcomes, in accordance with privacy requirements (as defined in this notice), in the following priority area: Improving postsecondary student outcomes relating to enrollment, persistence, and completion and leading to career success.
Competitive Preference Priority 3--Improving Productivity.
Projects that are designed to significantly increase efficiency in the use of time, staff, money, or other resources while improving student learning or other educational outcomes (i.e., outcome per unit of resource). Such projects may include innovative and sustainable uses of technology, modification of school schedules and teacher compensation systems, use of open educational resources (as defined in this notice), or other strategies.
Note: The types of projects identified in Competitive Preference Priority 3 are suggestions for ways to improve productivity. The Department recognizes that some of these examples, such as modification of teacher compensation systems, may not be relevant to this program. Accordingly, applicants should consider responding to this competitive preference priority in a way that improves productivity in a relevant higher education context.
Definitions: The following definitions are from the notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR 78486), and corrected on May 12, 2011 (76 FR 27637), and apply to the priorities in this notice:
High-need children and high-need students means children and students at risk of educational failure, such as children and students who are living in poverty, who are English learners, who are far below grade level or who are not on track to becoming college- or career-ready by graduation, who have left school or college before receiving, respectively, a regular high school diploma or a college degree or certificate, who are at risk of not graduating with a diploma on time, who are homeless, who are in foster care, who are pregnant or parenting teenagers, who have been incarcerated, who are new immigrants, who are migrant, or who have disabilities.
Open educational resources (OER) means teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or repurposing by others.
Privacy requirements means the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. 1232g, and its implementing regulations in 34 CFR part 99, the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, as well as all applicable Federal, State, and local requirements regarding privacy.
20 U.S.C. 1057-1059d and 1067q.
Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 84, 85, and 86. (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 607. (c) The notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR 78486), and corrected on May 12, 2011 (76 FR 27637).
Note: The eligibility criteria for this competition, including the enrollment of needy students and expenditure provisions, are set forth in section III. 1. Eligible Applicants of this notice. The tie-breaker provisions are set in section V. 3. Tie-breaker for Grants of this notice.
II. Award Information
Type of Award: Individual Development Grants.
Estimated Available Funds: $17,360,518 in funding under Title III, Part F, section 371 of HEA.
Estimated Range of Awards: Up to $2,000,000.
Average Size of Awards: $826,691.
Estimated Number of Awards: 21.
Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.
Project Period: Up to 24 months.
III. Eligibility Information
1. Eligible Applicants: An IHE that qualifies as an eligible institution under the ANNH programs may apply for grants under this notice. At the time of application, an Alaska Native-Serving Institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 20 percent Alaska Native. 34 CFR 607.2(e). At the time of application, a Native Hawaiian-Serving Institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Native Hawaiian. This program is authorized by Title III, Part A of the HEA. To qualify as an eligible institution (see section 312(b) of the HEA), an institution must, among other requirements--
(1) Be accredited or preaccredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association that the Secretary has determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training offered;
(2) Be legally authorized by the State in which it is located to be a junior college or to provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's degree;
(3) Be designated as an "eligible institution" by demonstrating that it: (A) Has an enrollment of needy students as described in 34 CFR 607.3; and (B) has low average educational and general expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student, as described in 34 CFR 607.4.
Note: For purposes of establishing eligibility for this competition, the Notice Inviting Applications for Designation as Eligible Institutions for FY 2012 was published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2011 (76 FR 77982) and the deadline for submission of the designation of eligibility application was February 10, 2012. Awards under this competition are available only to institutions that established eligibility through an Application for Designation as Eligible Institutions for FY 2012.
Relationship Between the Title III, Part A and Part F Programs and the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program
Note 1: A grantee under the HSI Program, which is authorized under Title V of the HEA, may not receive a grant under any HEA, Title III, Part A or Part F program, including the Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Programs (ANNH). Further, a current HSI Program grantee may not give up its HSI grant in order to receive a grant under any Title III, Part A or Part F program.
Note 2: An eligible HSI that does not fall within the limitation described in Note 1 (i.e., is not a current grantee under the HSI Program) may apply for a FY 2012 grant under all Title III, Part A and Part F programs for which it is eligible, as well as receive consideration for a grant under the HSI Program. However, a successful applicant may receive only one grant.
2.a. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost sharing or matching.
b. Supplement-Not-Supplant: This program involves supplement-not-supplant funding requirements. Grant funds shall be used so that they supplement and, to the extent practical, increase the funds that would otherwise be available for the activities to be carried out under the grant and in no case supplant those funds (34 CFR 607.30 (b)).
IV. Application and Submission Information
1. Address to Request Application Package: You can obtain an application via the Internet using the following address: http://Grants.gov. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact Kelley Harris, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 6033, Washington, DC 20006-8513. Telephone: (202) 219-7083; or, by email: Kelley.Harris@ed.gov.
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.
--This is a summary of a Federal Register article originally published on the page number listed below--
Citation: "77 FR 19267"
Federal Register Page Number: "19267"
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