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Mathematics and Science Partnerships

Number: 84.366
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
84.366 Mathematics and Science Partnerships
Federal Agency (030):
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Authorization (040):
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title II, Part B.
Objectives (050):
To improve the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by encouraging States, institutions of higher education (IHEs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and elementary and secondary schools to participate in programs that: improve and upgrade the status and stature of mathematics and science teaching by encouraging IHEs to improve mathematics and science teacher education; focus on the education of mathematics and science teachers as a career-long process; bring mathematics and science teachers together with scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to improve those teachers' teaching skills; develop more rigorous mathematics and science curricula that are aligned with challenging state and local academic achievement standards and with the standards expected for postsecondary study in engineering, mathematics, and science; and improve and expand training of mathematics and science teachers, including by training such teachers in the effective integration of technology into curricula and instruction.
Types of Assistance (060):
Formula Grants
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Funds may be used for authorized teacher education and professional development activities, including summer workshops or institutes that train teachers to use curricula based on scientific research and aligned with challenging State academic content standards; innovative distance-learning programs; and programs that bring teachers together with working scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to expand teachers’ subject-matter knowledge and research. Grantees may also use program funds to develop more rigorous mathematics and science curricula that are aligned with challenging State and local academic content standards and recruit individuals with mathematics, science, and engineering majors into the teaching profession through the use of signing and performance incentives, stipends, and scholarships. Funds received under this program must be used to supplement, and not supplant, funds that would otherwise be used for authorized activities.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
If the program appropriation reaches or exceeds $100 million, as has been the case since fiscal year 2003, the Department provides grants to States by formula; States then award subgrants competitively to eligible partnerships. Eligible partnerships must include an engineering, mathematics, or science department of an IHE; and a high-need LEA. Partnerships may also include another engineering, mathematics, science, or teacher training department of an IHE; additional LEAs, public charter schools, public or private elementary or secondary schools; a business; or a nonprofit or for-profit organization of demonstrated effectiveness in improving the quality of mathematics and science teachers.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
University staff, school administrators, teachers, students, and parents benefit.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
No Credentials or documentation are required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. 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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Partnerships submit a subgrant application to the State if the appropriation is $100 million or greater, as has been the case since 2003.
Award Procedure (093):
The Department awards grants to States by formula. States then award subgrants competitively to eligible partnerships.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Not Applicable.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory Formula: Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, section 2202(a). If the program appropriation reaches or exceeds $100 million, as has been the case since fiscal year 2003, the Department provides grants to States by formula based on the number of children aged 5 to 17 who are from families with incomes below the poverty line.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
States receive formula grants annually. States award subgrants to eligible partnerships for a period of not more than three years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76. State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76. State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76. State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76. State grantees must submit annual performance and financial reports as required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) at 34 CFR Part 76.
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):
Records must be maintained for three years. In all cases of audit questions, records must be maintained until resolution has occurred.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Formula Grants) FY 13 $141,902,379; FY 14 est $149,717,000; and FY 15 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
FY13 Range: $705,964-$16,775,147; FY12 Average: $2,521,301.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
EDGAR 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. Applicants should contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for more information.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Pat O'Connell Johnson Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: patricia.johnson@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-7813
Website Address (153):
http://www.ed.gov/programs/mathsci/index.html.
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
States receive grants noncompetitively by formula. States establish guidelines for selecting partnerships for subgrants.