DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Applications for New Awards; Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications:February 1, 2013.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review:May 1, 2013.Full Text of AnnouncementI. Funding Opportunity Description
Purpose of Program:The purpose of this program is to provide grants for eligible entities to develop high levels of academic attainment in English among English learners (ELs),1
and to promote parental and community participation in language instruction educational programs. Projects funded under the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program, authorized under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), may support the teaching and studying of Native American languages, but must have, as a project objective, an increase in English language proficiency for participating students.
Priorities:This notice includes two competitive preference priorities and three invitational priorities. Competitive preference priorities 1 and 2 are from the notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published in theFederal Registeron December 15, 2010 (75 FR 78485) and corrected on May 12, 2011 (76 FR 27637).
Competitive Preference Priorities:For FY 2013, and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, these priorities are competitive preference priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award up to 10 additional points to an application, depending upon how well it meets competitive preference priority 1, and up to 5 additional points to an application, depending upon how well it meets competitive preference priority 2 (i.e., an application could attain up to 15 additional points depending upon how well it meets both competitive preference priority 1 and competitive preference priority 2).
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VIII. Other Information
Accessible Format:Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact persons listed underFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTin section VII of this notice.
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Dated: November 30, 2012.
Deputy Secretary of Education.