The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools announced on December 13, 2007, that it is accepting applications for the FY 2008 (i.e., 2008-2009) school year for the
Grants for Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs.
The Grants for Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs will provide funds to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), including charter schools considered to be LEAs under State law, to establish or expand elementary school and secondary school counseling programs.
Applications available: December 13, 2007
Deadline for Transmittal: January 28, 2008
Eligible Applicants: Local Educational Agencies, including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law.
Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000 - $400,000
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $350,000
Maximum Award: $400,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 50
Note: The Administration’s budget request for FY 2008 does not include funds for this program. However, ED is inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, ED may make additional awards later in FY 2008 and in FY 2009 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition
Address to Request Application Package: You can obtain an application package via the Internet or from the Education Publications Center (ED Pubs). To obtain a copy via the Internet, use the following address: www.ed.gov/programs/elseccounseling/applicant.html
To obtain a copy from ED Pubs, write, fax, or call the following: Education Publications Center, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794–1398. Telephone, toll free: 1– 877–433–7827. Fax: (301) 470–1244. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call, toll free: 1–877–576–7734.
You can contact ED Pubs at its Web site, also: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html or at its e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this program or competition as follows: CFDA number 84.215E.
Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application package in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact person, Loretta McDaniel at: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3E214, Washington, DC 20202-6450. Telephone: (202) 260-2661 or by email: Loretta.McDaniel.ed.gov. If you use a TDD, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you must submit, are in the application package for this program. Applications for grants under this program may be submitted electronically using the www.grants.gov. Apply site (Grants.gov), or in paper format by mail or hand delivery.
NOTE: Deadline for Transmittal of Applications is January 28, 2008
For additional information, contact: Loretta McDaniel at: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3E214, Washington, DC 20202-6450. Telephone: (202) 260-2661 or by email: Loretta.McDaniel.ed.gov