U.S. Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, IHEs, and secondary schools to offer assistance and resources to individuals pursuing higher education opportunities. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to submitting an application.
The purposes of the EOC Program are to: Provide information regarding financial and academic assistance available for qualified individuals who want to enter or continue to pursue a program of postsecondary education; provide assistance to those individuals in applying for admission to institutions that offer programs of postsecondary education, including assistance in preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers; and improve the financial and economic literacy of program participants.
This notice contains three competitive preference priorities:
Competitive Preference Priority 1: Ensuring that Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Have Access to High-Quality Educational Options (up to 2 points). Projects that are designed to address the academic needs of military- or veteran-connected students.
Competitive Priority 2: Fostering Flexible and Affordable Paths to Obtaining Knowledge and Skills (up to 2 points). Projects that are designed to create or expand opportunities for individuals to obtain recognized postsecondary credentials through the demonstration of prior knowledge and skills, such as competency-based learning. Such credentials may include an industry-recognized certificate or certification, a certificate of completion of an apprenticeship, a license recognized by the State involved or Federal Government, or an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Competitive 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#: 169558
Estimated Number of Awards: 140
- Estimated Range of Awards: $232,050-$1,280,000.
- Estimated Average Size of Awards: $273,793.
For an applicant that is not currently receiving an EOC Program grant, the maximum award amount is $232,050.
For an applicant that is currently receiving an EOC Program grant:
- The applicant may request a maximum award amount that is an amount equal to 100 percent of the applicant's base award amount for FY 2020 to serve a minimum number of participants equal to the applicant's approved FY 2020 participant number; or
- If the applicant proposes to reduce the number of participants to be served below the amount served in FY 2020, the proposed number of participants must be at least 850 and the per-participant cost must not exceed the applicant's cost per participant for FY 2020 or $273, whichever is greater.
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.
For further information, contact:
Rachael Wiley Ed.D
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 271-24
Washington, DC 20202-4260
Telephone: (202) 453-6078
Julius C Cotton, ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin.
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