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Graduate Research Opportunities for Minority Students (Minorities and Retirement Security Program)

Number: 84.414
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Postsecondary Education

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
84.414 Graduate Research Opportunities for Minority Students (Minorities and Retirement Security Program)
Federal Agency (030):
Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education
Authorization (040):
Social Security Act, Part 1110(a), 42 U.S.C 1310(a).
Objectives (050):
To support competitive post-graduate grants to apprentice scholars at selected minority-serving graduate institutions in the area of retirement security (financial literacy, personal savings, labor force planning, spending patterns, personal debt, etc.) for low- to moderate-income individuals.
Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Grantees will be expected to plan, initiate, and maintain a research program that will broadly cover retirement security issues; disseminate research findings; and train and provide funding support for graduate students to conduct research on retirement security. Eligible institutions must use grant funds for retirement security issues only.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Eligible institutions include institutions of higher education (IHE) grantees receiving grants from the Historically Black Graduate Institutions (HBGIs) program; the Master's Degrees Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans program; and the Predominantly Black Institutions programs.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Researchers and graduate students researching retirement security will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Applicants must provide evidence of being grantees from the programs listed under the eligible applicant section. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
An informal preapplication conference is recommended. All applicants must go through the Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications will be screened, reviewed, and scored by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to ensure that SSA standards are met.
Award Procedure (093):
The Department of Education will review the SSA screened applicants and will award grants from the slate of eligible applicants.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Grants will be awarded for 1 year of funding. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Reporting requirement will be included in the grant award documents. Reporting requirement will be included in the grant award documents. Reporting requirement will be included in the grant award documents. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Reporting requirement will be included in the grant award documents.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records (113):
Reporting requirement are found in EDGAR 74.53(b).
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 13 $480,000; FY 14 est $480,000; and FY 15 est $480,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
The Department expects to award 4 awards averaging $120,000 in FY 2013.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
The requirements set forth in CFDA 96.007 will be used for this program. Funds are available for obligation by the Department of Education until expended. Funds not obligated in one fiscal year may be carried over into the next fiscal year until all funds are expended by the program.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Nalini Lamba-Nieves, Institutional Service
Higher Education Programs
Office of Postsecondary Education
1990 K St. NW, Room 6062, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: Nalini.Lamba-Nieves@ed.gov Phone: 202-502-7562
Website Address (153):
No Data Available
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Contact the program office for program criteria.