United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
02/26/21 11:59:59 PM ET
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#: 167545
Estimated Number of Awards: 473
- 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.
Project Period: Up to 60 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Craig Pooler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-453-6195
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Antoinette Clark Edwards, Program Manager
U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 2C223,
Washington, DC 20202-4260.
Telephone: (202) 453-7121
Julius C Cotton, ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin.
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 email@example.com.
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