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Talent Search Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and Secondary Schools
to Encourage Continued Education for Eligible Individuals

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Conf. Date:

01/26/21

Deadline Date:

02/26/21 11:59:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, IHEs, secondary schools, and school districts to encourage individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to continue their education. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to submitting an application.

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

This notice contains three competitive preference priorities:

Competitive Preference Priority 1—Fostering Knowledge and Promoting the Development of Skills that Prepare Students to be Informed, Thoughtful, and Productive Individuals and Citizens (up to 2 points). Projects that are designed to support instruction in time management, job seeking, personal organization, public and interpersonal communication, or other practical skills needed for successful career outcomes.

Competitive Preference Priority 2—Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) Education, with a particular focus on Computer Science (up to 2 points). Projects designed to improve student achievement or other educational outcomes in one or more of the following areas: Science, technology, engineering, math, or computer science (as defined in this notice). These projects must address the following priority area: Increasing access to STEM coursework, including computer science, and hands-on learning opportunities, such as through expanded course offerings, dual-enrollment, high-quality online coursework, or other innovative delivery mechanisms.

Competitive Preference Priority 3—Applications that Demonstrate a Rationale (up to 2 points). Under this priority, an applicant proposes a project that demonstrates a rationale (as defined in 34 CFR 77.1).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167545

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$171,000,000

Number of Grants:

Estimated Number of Awards: 473

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Estimated Range of Awards: $267,995-$1,030,588.
- Estimated Average Size of Awards: $391,715.

For an applicant that is not currently receiving a Talent Search Program grant, the maximum award amount is $277,375.

For an applicant that is currently receiving a Talent Search Program grant, the maximum award amount is the greater of (a) $277,375 or (b) 100 percent of the applicant's base award amount for FY 2020.

Term of Contract:

Project Period: Up to 60 months.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • 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
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

Talent Search Pre-Application Webinars – Dates and Times:
- Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Washington DC's time
- Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Washington DC's time
- Friday, January 22, 2021 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Washington DC's time
- Monday, January 25, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Washington DC's time
- Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Washington DC's time

To register for the workshops, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/talentsearchcompetition

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 26, 2021. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must be date- and time-stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on the application deadline date.

To do business with the Department, and to submit your application electronically using Grants.gov, you must—
a. Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);
b. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), the Government's primary registrant database;
c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application; and
d. Maintain an active SAM registration with current information while your application is under review by the Department and, if you are awarded a grant, during the project period.

if you think you might want to apply for Federal financial assistance under a program administered by the Department, please allow sufficient time to obtain and register your DUNS number and TIN. Registering early is recommended.

An applicant may submit more than one application for a TS grant as long as each application identifies a different target area or target schools.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330551
Federal Register Listing: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/28/2020-28583/applications-for-new-awards-talent-search-program
Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/13/2019-02206/common-instructions-for-applicants-to-department-of-education-discretionary-grant-programs

Contact Information:

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

Application Contact:
Craig Pooler, craig.pooler@ed.gov, 202-453-6195
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
E-mail: OPE_TRIO@ed.gov

Antoinette Clark Edwards, Program Manager
U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 2C223,
Washington, DC 20202-4260.
Telephone: (202) 453-7121
Email: Antoinette.Edwards@ed.gov

Julius C Cotton, ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6288
julius.cotton@ed.gov

Applicants needing assistance with Grants.gov may contact the Grants.gov Support Center either by calling 1-800-518-4726 or by sending an email to support@grants.gov.

CFDA Number:

84.044A

Funding or Pin Number:

ED-GRANTS-122820-001

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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