FY2019 Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Education has issued the following notices inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019:

 

Project Prevent 

   
Application Deadline July 15, 2019.  Current Project Prevent grantees are not eligible for funding under this new grant program.
Description

The Project Prevent grant program provides grants to local education agencies (LEAs) to increase their capacity to help schools in communities with pervasive violence to better address the needs of affected students and to break the cycle of violence in those communities. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.184M)

Eligibility Information
  1. Eligible Applicants: LEAs, including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law.
  2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost sharing or matching.
  3. Subgrantees: A grantee under this competition may not award subgrants to entities to directly carry out project activities described in its application.
  4. Limitation on Awards: The Department will award only one grant per LEA.

Contact

Nicole White, 202-453-6729, Project.Prevent@ed.gov

Additional Information on This Funding Opportunity

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/05/2019-11677/applications-for-new-awards-project-prevent-grant-program (link is external)

Technical Assistance Webinar

Monday, July 8, 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern Time, https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/events/webinar/technical-assistance-webinar-project-prevent-grant-application

 

School Climate Transformation

   

Application Deadline

July 22, 2019. Current Schol Climate Transformation grantees are not eligible for funding under this new grant program.

Description

The School Climate Transformation Grant Program—Local Educational Agency Grants (SCTG-LEA) provides competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for, and technical assistance to, schools implementing a multi-tiered system of support, for improving school climate. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.184G)

Eligibility Information

  1. Eligible Applicants: (a) LEAs, or consortia of LEAs, as defined by section 8101(30) of the ESEA. (b) The Secretary limits eligibility under this discretionary grant competition to LEAs that have never received a grant under SCTG-LEA.
  2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost sharing or matching.
  3. Subgrantees: A grantee under this competition may not award subgrants to entities to directly carry out project activities described in its application.
Contact

 

Carlette KyserPegram, 202-453-6732, LEA.SCTG19@ed.gov

Additional Information on This Funding Opportunity

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/10/2019-12101/applications-for-new-awards-school-climate-transformation-grant-program-local-educational-agency(link is external).

Technical Assistance Webinar

Monday, July 8, 3:30-4:30 pm Eastern Time Eastern Time, https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/events/webinar/technical-assistance-webinar-school-climate-transformation-grant-application

Mental Health Professional Services Demonstration 

   

Application Deadline

August 5, 2019

Description

The Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program provides competitive grants to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in schools and local educational agencies (LEAs). The goal of this program is to expand the pipeline of high-quality, trained providers to address the shortages of mental health service professionals in schools served by high-need LEAs. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.184X)

Eligibility Information

 
  1. Eligible Applicants: High-need LEAs; SEAs on behalf of one or more high-need LEA(s). Applicants must propose to work in partnership with an eligible IHE.
  2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost sharing or matching.
  3. Subgrantees: A grantee under this competition may not award subgrants to entities to directly carry out project activities described in its application.
  4. Limitation on Awards: The Department will make only one award that serves any individual LEA.

Contact

Earl Myers, 202-453-6716, Mental.Health@ed.gov

Additional Information on This Funding Opportunity

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/21/2019-13289/applications-for-new-awards-mental-health-service-professional-demonstration-grant-program
Technical Assistance Webinar

Monday, July 8, 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time, https://vimeo.com/350852315 

Wednesday, July 25, https://vimeo.com/350852578

Trauma Recovery Demonstration Grant Program

   
Application Deadline August 14, 2019.  
Description

The Trauma Recovery Demonstration Grant Program provides competitive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to support model programs that enable a student from a low-income family (as defined in this notice) who has experienced trauma that negatively affects the student's educational experience to access the trauma-specific mental-health services from the provider that best meets the student's needs. The parent (as defined in this notice) of such a student from a low-income family may request services on behalf of the student. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.424C)

Eligibility Information
  1. Eligible Applicants: SEAs.
  2. a. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost sharing or matching.
    b. Supplement - Not Supplant: This program involves supplement-not-supplant requirements.
  3. Subgrantees: A grantee under this competition may not award subgrants to entities to directly carry out project activities described in its application.
  4. Equitable Services: A grantee under this program is required to provide for the equitable participation of private school children, in accordance with section 8501 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7881).

Contact

Shauna Knox, (202) 453-5953, TraumaRecovery@ed.gov

Additional Information on This Funding Opportunity

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/05/2019-14408/applications-for-new-awards-trauma-recovery-demonstration-grant-program

Technical Assistance Webinar https://vimeo.com/350384735

Related Opportunity 

ED seeks qualified peer reviewers to assist with fiscal year (FY) 2019 Project Prevent, School Climate Transformation Grant Local Educational Agency Grants (SCTG LEA), and Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration competition process. In particular, it is seeking qualified peer reviewers who have expertise and experience in issues related to: school climate, school safety, multitiered systems of support or frameworks, school turn-around, school administration, violence prevention, children and trauma, conflict resolution, mental health, posttraumatic stress, grant administration and implementation, program evaluation, curriculum design and implementation, and rural education programs.

The anticipated dates for the review period are:

  • Project Prevent: July 22, 2019 – August 2, 2019
  • SCTG LEA: August 5, 2019 – August 16, 2019
  • Mental Health Professional Demonstration:  August 12, 2019 – August 23, 2019

These reviews will utilize the Department’s G5 system, a web-based tool that allows peer reviewers to complete online reviews.  Reviewers complete the online technical review forms for the applications reviewed and then take part in 2-3 teleconferences for group discussions with other peer reviewers.  Reviewers will read approximately 8-10 applications. Although reviewers will participate from their homes or offices, the reviewer's schedule should be free of all other responsibilities during the scheduled conference calls.  Reviewers will be provided with instructions needed to complete the review via the G5 system as well as a detail review schedule once they are confirmed by the Department.

Interested reviewers should be sure to do the following:

  1. Make sure you have an active, updated account in G5 (www.g5.gov ).  Be sure to update your resume and make sure your email address is accurate.
  2. Indicate your interest by emailing a current resume to LEA.SCTG19@ed.gov, Project.Prevent@ed.gov or Mental.Health@ed.gov.