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Advanced Placement Incentive (API) Program:
The API program awards competitive grants designed to increase the successful participation of low-income students in pre-advanced placement and advanced placement courses and tests.


Alaska Native Education Program:

The program is designed to meet the unique educational needs of Alaska Natives and to support the development of supplemental educational programs to benefit Alaska Natives.


Collaborative Research Grants, National Endowment for the Humanity:

Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars or research coordinated by an individual scholar that because of its scope or complexity requires additional staff and resources beyond the individual's salary.


Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI):

The program awards grants to improve the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education for all students and targets activities affecting learning environments, course content, curricula, and educational practices. The program has three tracks: Educational Materials Development, National Dissemination, Adaptation and Implementation. Grants may be awarded to 2 or 4-year colleges, universities, professional societies, consortia of institutions, and non-profit and for-profit organizations.


DC Choice Incentive Program:

Program provides low-income parents residing in the District of Columbia (District) with expanded options for the education of their children. One or more grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants to establish a scholarship program to provide eligible students with expanded school choice options.

Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program:
The purpose of the Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program is to enhance the school readiness of young children, particularly disadvantaged young children, and to prevent them from encountering difficulties once they enter school. The program is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators who work in communities that have high concentrations of children living in poverty.

Early Reading First:
The purpose of the Early Reading First Program is to create preschool centers of excellence by improving the instruction and classroom environment of early childhood programs that are located in urban or rural high-poverty communities and that serve primarily children from low income families.


Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs:

The purpose of this program is to focus Federal financial assistance on establishing and expanding elementary school counseling programs.


Environmental Education Grant:

The goal of the program is to support environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to make informed decisions that affect environmental quality.

Environmental Justice's Small Grants:
The program provides financial assistance to eligible community groups (i.e., community-based/grassroots organizations, churches, schools, other non-profit organizations, local governments, and tribal governments that are working on or plan to carry out projects to address environmental justice issues.

Faculty Awards for Research (FAR):
This NASA program was developed to increase the number of socially and economically disadvantaged and disabled students receiving advanced degrees and entering into careers in NASA-related fields. Recipients of these awards will be able to enhance their research capabilities through interaction with NASA researchers and faculty.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program:
This is the National Science Foundation's (NSF) most prestigious awards for new faculty members. The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. CAREER awardees will be selected on the basis of creative career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. Such plans should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from new faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.


Florida Space Grant Program:

This NASA program supports the expansion and diversification of Florida's space industry, through providing grants, scholarships, and fellowships to students (graduate, undergraduate students, as well as supports K-12 activity) and educators (faculty) from Florida's public and private institutes of higher education.


Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowships Grants Program - Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances:

This program provides grant funding to enable Fellows to conduct thesis/dissertation research or to undertake studies at a site outside of the United States.


Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) Program--Partnerships in Character Education:

The purpose of this program is to provide grants to eligible entities to assist them in designing and implementing character education programs that teach students any of the following elements of character: caring, civic virtue and citizenship, justice and fairness, respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, giving, or any other elements deemed appropriate by the eligible entity, having taken into consideration the views of parents and students. The character education programs supported must be programs that can be integrated into classroom instruction, are consistent with State academic content standards, and can be carried out in conjunction with other educational reform efforts.


Fund for the Improvement of Education--Ready to Teach; Digital Educational Programming:

The purpose of this program is to support grants to eligible entities to enable them to develop, produce, and distribute innovative educational and instructional programming that is designed for use by elementary schools or middle schools and based on challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards in reading or mathematics.


Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)- European Community/United States of America Cooperation Program in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training:

The purpose of this program is to promote a student-centered, transatlantic dimension to higher education and training in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. The EC-US Program fosters student exchange within the context of multilateral curricular development.

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) - Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education:
The Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education is a grant competition run cooperatively by the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education fosters student exchange within the context of multilateral curricular development. Students benefit from having an added "North American" curriculum and cultural dimension to their studies through combination of trilateral curricular innovation and study abroad.


Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) - US-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program:

The US-Brazil Program fosters university partnerships through the exchange of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff within the context of bilateral curricular development. Grants for the US-Brazil Program will provide four years of funding. Each country will support only participating institutions within its borders.


Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education--Comprehensive Program:

The purpose of this program is to provide grants or enter into cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary educational opportunities.


Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse:

The program provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop and implement innovative and effective alcohol abuse prevention programs for secondary school students.


Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program - Special Experiential Learning Grants:

This program is designed to further the development of student scientific and professional competencies through experiential learning programs that provide students with opportunities to solve complex problems in the context of real-world situations.


Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program:

The program provides grants to eligible Impact Aid districts to assist them in addressing their school facilities emergency and modernization needs. The intended recipient Impact Aid school districts have a limited ability to raise revenues for capital improvements because they have high percentages of Federally-connected students or a large percentage of Federal land. As a result, these districts find it difficult to respond when their school facilities are in need of emergency improvements or modernization.


Improving Literacy through School Libraries Program:

The purpose of this program is to improve student literacy skills and academic achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; a well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media center; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists.


Indian Education Formula Grants:

The program provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs) in their efforts to reform elementary and secondary schools programs that serve Indian students.


Indian Professional Development:

The program seeks to (1) increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indian people; (2) provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel; and (3) improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in the capacities described in (2). Activities may include, but are not limited to, continuing programs, symposia, workshops, conferences, and direct financial support.


Institute for International Public Policy Program:

This program provides a single grant to assist a consortium of colleges and universities to establish an institute designed to increase the representation of minorities in international service, including private international voluntary organizations and the foreign service of the United States.


Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program:

This program provides funding for integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities.


International Research Fellowship Program:

The program provides grants to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to opportunities abroad, thereby furthering NSF's goal of establishing productive, mutually-beneficial relationships between U.S. and foreign science and engineering communities. The awards are available for research in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF. Foreign science or engineering centers and other centers of excellence in all geographical regions are eligible host institutions.


Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program:

The purpose of this program is to carry out a coordinated curriculum of scientifically based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students.


Language Resource Centers Program:

The program provides assistance to establish, strengthen, and operate centers that serve as resources for improving the Nation's capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages.


Local Flexibility Demonstration Program:

The program provides up to 80 local educational agencies (LEAs) with high-quality local flexibility demonstration proposals an opportunity to enter into local flexibility demonstration agreements ("Local-Flex" agreements) with the Secretary. The LEAs that the Secretary selects to participate in the Local-Flex program will have the flexibility to consolidate certain Federal formula grant funds in order to assist them in meeting the State's definition of adequate yearly progress and the LEA's specific measurable goals for improving student achievement and narrowing achievement gaps.


Mentoring Programs:

This mentoring program provides assistance to children with the greatest need: (1) assist these children in receiving support and guidance from a mentor; (2) improve the academic performance of the children; (3) improve interpersonal relationships between the children and their peers, teachers, other adults, and family members; (4) reduce the dropout rate of the children; and (5) reduce the children's juvenile delinquency and involvement in gangs.


Migrant Education Even Start Program (MEES):

The program is designed to help break the cycle of poverty and improve the literacy of participating migratory families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education (including English language training, as appropriate), and parenting education into a unified family literacy program.


Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grants:

The program provides incentive grants to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) that participate in consortium arrangements with another State or appropriate entity to improve the delivery of services to migrant children whose education is interrupted.


Native Hawaiian Higher Education Program:

This program provides direct grants to Native Hawaiian educational organizations or educational entities with experience in developing or operating Native Hawaiian programs or programs with instruction conducted in the Native Hawaiian language. It enables such organizations or entities to provide a program of baccalaureate and post baccalaureate fellowship assistance to Native Hawaiian students.


National Resource Centers:

This program provides grants to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate language and area/international studies centers.


National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL):

The program aims to establish a national digital library that will constitute an online network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. The program will accept proposals in three tracks: (1) Collections, (2) Services, and (3) Targeted Research. The program builds on work supported under the multi-agency Digital Libraries Initiative.


Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program:

The purpose of the program is to provide grants that support language instruction educational programs for limited English proficient children from Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Native American Pacific Islander backgrounds. Projects that are designed for children who are learning and studying Native American languages shall have, as a project outcome, increases in English proficiency and a second language.


Parent Information and Training Program:

Establishes programs to provide training and information to enable individuals with disabilities, and the parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or other authorized representatives of the individuals, to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the vocational, independent living, and rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities.


Parent Information and Training Program--Technical Assistance:

The program provides coordination and technical assistance for establishing, developing, and coordinating the Parent Information and Training Projects funded under Title III of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

Parent Training and Information Centers:
The purpose of this program is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information to help improve results for their children.

Professional Development for Art Educators:
The Professional Development for Art Educators program makes grants to eligible entities for the implementation of high-quality professional development programs in elementary and secondary education. This program will fund professional development model programs based upon innovative instructional methods, especially those linked to scientifically based research.


Program for Gender Equity (PGE) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics:

The program provides substantial resources in the form of grants to elementary, middle and high schools, undergraduate and graduate institutions, and to teachers and faculty to support development/design of programs to attract girls and women into science, technology, engineering, and math related fields of study.

Projects with Industry (PWI):
The program creates and expands job and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the competitive labor market by engaging the talent and leadership of private industry as partners in the rehabilitation process. PWI projects identify competitive job and career opportunities and the skills needed to perform those jobs, create practical settings for job readiness and training programs, and provide job placements and career advancement services.


Pollution Preventive Incentive for States (PPIS):

The program provides financial assistance to state and tribal programs to help develop and sustain state P2 program activities and pioneer new P2 approaches in the states. EPA believes state-based environmental programs have the best opportunity to promote P2 because states have closer, more direct contact with industry and are more aware of local needs.

Postdoctoral Research Starter Grants in Biological Informatics:
The program provides a special 1-year, nonrenewable research starter grant to fellows who complete the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biological Informatics and elect to pursue an academic career and accept a tenure-track position at a U.S. institution. The grants will not exceed $50,000 and require matching on a 2:1 (institution) basis. The grant must be used solely for the establishment of an independent research program.


Reading First:

The program provides assistance to State and local educational agencies to establish scientifically based reading programs. The goal is to ensure that children in kindergarten through third grade learn to read well.


Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program:

The program is designed to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Research Fellowships Program:
The purpose of this grant program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research about the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

Research on Education - Finance, Leadership, and Management:
The intent of these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of education from early childhood education through postsecondary study.

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities National Coordinator Program:
The program provides grants to local educational agencies to recruit, hire, and train individuals to serve as drug prevention and school safety program coordinators in schools with significant drug and school safety problems.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative:
Under this program, the Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Justice (DOJ) will support the enhancement of comprehensive community-wide strategies for creating safe and drug-free schools and promoting healthy childhood development.


School Dropout Prevention Program:

The purpose of the program is to support effective, sustainable, and coordinated school dropout prevention and reentry programs in high schools with annual school dropout rates greater than the State average annual school dropout rate and in the middle schools that feed students into these high schools.

School Leadership Program:
The program is designed to assist high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) in the development, enhancement, or expansion of innovative programs to recruit, train, and mentor principals (including assistant principals) to serve in high-need schools.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Preparation (STEMTP):
The program provides grants (funding) that responds to the critical need for qualified teachers of mathematics and science in elementary and secondary schools. The program supports efforts to develop exemplary science and mathematics preK-12 teacher education models that produce and retain effective teachers who have the skills, confidence, and commitment to enable all students to attain high standards of achievement in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program:
The purpose of the program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development (R/R&D) needs, increase the commercial application of U.S. Government Agencies supported research results, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation.

Transition to Teaching Program:
The program supports the recruitment and retention of highly qualified mid-career professionals, school paraprofessionals, and recent college graduates as teachers in high-need schools, through use of existing, or development and enhancement of new, alternative routes to certification.

Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program:
This program provides grants to support research, exhibition, interpretation, and collection of artifacts related to the history of the Underground Railroad.

Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE):
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) competitively awards grants institutions with Ph.D.-granting departments in the mathematical sciences. The long-range goal of the VIGRE program is to increase the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences. VIGRE is designed to stimulate innovative educational projects that integrate research with educational activities; enhance interaction among undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members; broaden the educational experiences of its students and postdoctoral associates to prepare them for a wide range of career opportunities; and motivate more students to pursue an education in the mathematical sciences.


Vocational Rehabilitation Service Projects for American Indians with Disabilities:

The program provides vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choices, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment, including self-employment, telecommuting, or business ownership.


Voluntary Public School Choice Program:

This program provides grants to eligible applicants to assist them in establishing or expanding a program of voluntary public school choice in order to provide parents, particularly parents whose children attend low-performing schools, with greater choice in their children's education.

Women's Educational Equity Program:
The program provides financial assistance: to promote gender equity in education; to enable educational agencies to meet the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and to promote equity in education for women and girls who suffer from multiple forms of discrimination based on sex and race, ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, disability, or age.

 
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