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Talent Search Program

Grants to USA Agencies, Nonprofits, High Schools
IHEs to Help Underprivileged Students Enroll in IHEs

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education

Deadline Date:

02/05/16

Description:

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Grants to USA local, State, and tribal agencies, IHEs, secondary schools, and nonprofits to identify and encourage qualified individuals from underprivileged and/or troubled backgrounds to undertake and complete post-secondary education. Applicants can also propose to provide academic tutoring and/or mentoring to help these students succeed.

Projects must serve a minimum of 500 students.

Specifically, the purpose of the Talent Search Program is to identify qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds with potential for education at the post-secondary level and encourage them to complete secondary school and undertake post-secondary education. Talent Search projects publicize the availability of, and facilitate the application for, student financial assistance for persons who seek to pursue post-secondary education, and encourage persons who have not completed programs at the secondary or post-secondary level to enter or reenter and complete these programs.

Consistent with this mission, the Department has a strong interest in ensuring that students who are low-income, potential first-generation college students, limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system, or other disconnected students receive services provided by Talent Search.

Competitive Preference Priorities:
Each competitive preference priority has two parts—(a) and (b)—and the applicant must address both parts to receive consideration for the highest available number of points for that priority.

Competitive Preference Priority 1(a). Under Competitive Preference Priority 1(a), the Department will award a competitive preference to projects designed to provide academic tutoring, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects. The Department is interested in receiving applications with strong plans to provide effective tutoring programs for students to increase the likelihood that they complete high school and enroll in a postsecondary institution. Applicants addressing this priority should demonstrate how their proposals will improve student outcomes consistent with the Talent Search Program.

Competitive Preference Priority 2(a). Through Competitive Preference Priority 2(a), the Department encourages applicants to propose strategies focused on developing mentoring programs. Mentoring programs are administered in various forms. Most scholars believe that mentoring is an important complement to other strategies employed to improve student outcomes. Yet, it is less clear which programmatic approaches to mentoring are particularly effective for students with different academic, social, or economic profiles. The Department is interested in receiving applications with strong plans to provide effective mentoring to students to increase the likelihood that they complete high school and enroll in a postsecondary institution. Applicants addressing this priority should demonstrate how their proposals will improve student outcomes consistent with the Talent Search Program.

Competitive Preference Priorities 1(b) and 2(b). To meet Competitive Preference Priority (1)(b) or (2)(b), applicants must cite research studies that support their proposed tutoring or mentoring strategies. Applicants must address part (a) of each priority to be considered for the points available in part (b) of each priority. In recognition of the growing and emergent body of available research on tutoring and mentoring strategies that improve student success, we will award points for studies with varying levels of methodological rigor: One point for studies that meet Evidence of Promise (as defined in this notice) or two points for studies that meet Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness (as defined in this notice).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167545

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$134,662,000

Number of Grants:

451

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Range of Awards: $230,000 - $681,210.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $265,754.

-For an applicant that is not currently receiving a Talent Search Program grant, the maximum award amount is $230,000.

-For an applicant that is currently receiving a Talent Search Program grant, the maximum award amount is the greater of (a) $230,000 or (b) 100 percent of the applicant's base award amount for FY 2015.

Term of Contract:

- 12-month budget period.
- Project period: Up to 60 months.

Eligibility:

  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • City or township governments
  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • County governments
  • Domestic public or private and non-profit entities
  • Independent school districts
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Parochial Schools
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Private Schools
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public Schools
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Institutions of higher education, public and private agencies, and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and secondary schools, for planning, developing, or carrying out one or more of the services identified under this program.

Pre-Application Information:

An applicant may submit multiple applications if each separate application describes a project that will serve a different target area or different target schools.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Craig Pooler, craig.pooler@ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street, N.W., Room 7010
Mail Stop OPE-K-7-7063
Washington, DC 20006

Telephone: (202) 502-7640
E-mail: OPE_TRIO@ed.gov

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

Grants.gov Support Desk:
Toll free: 1-800-518-4726
support@grants.gov
You must obtain a Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.

CFDA Number:

84.044A

Funding or Pin Number:

ED-GRANTS-122215-001

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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