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School Leadership

Number: 84.363
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Innovation and Improvement

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
84.363 School Leadership
Federal Agency (030):
Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education
Authorization (040):
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title II, Part B, Subpart 5, Section 2151(b).
Objectives (050):
To provide support to eligible entities in the development of innovative programs that recruit, develop, prepare, and mentor principals and assistant principals.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Grantees may use program funds to assist high-need local educational agencies in recruiting and training principals (including assistant principals) through such activities as: (1) providing financial incentives to aspiring new principals; (2) providing stipends to principals who mentor new principals; (3) carrying out professional development programs in instructional leadership and management; and (4) providing incentives that are appropriate for teachers or individuals from other fields who want to become principals and that are effective in retaining new principals.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Eligible entities include: (1) high-need local educational agencies; (2) consortia of high-need local educational agencies; and (3) partnerships of high-need local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Local educational agencies and school leaders.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
OMB Circular No. A-21 applies to grantees that are institutions of higher education.
OMB Circular No. A-122 applies to grantees that are non-profit organizations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications must be prepared and submitted in accordance with any rules for the program, instructions, forms, and deadlines that the Department of Education publishes in an announcement published in the Federal Register.
Award Procedure (093):
The Department of Education notifies successful applicants of awards. Negotiation and awarding of grants will be completed by the Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement staff.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Approximately 120 days.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and a grantee's substantial progress.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Funds are awarded for up to 5 years. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations and a grantee's substantial progress. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Annual performance reports must be submitted for each budget period in order to receive continuation awards. Final performance reports are due 90 days after expiration or termination of the award. Annual performance reports must be submitted for each budget period in order to receive continuation awards. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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. In accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations in the Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $100,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $100,000 a year shall have an audit made in accordance with the Appendix to Part 80, or in accordance with Federal laws and regulations governing the programs in which they participate.
Records (113):
As provided in 34 CFR 80.42, and 74.53, SEAs, LEAs and non-profit organizations must maintain program records for 3 years from the date those agencies submit to the awarding agency its single or last expenditure report for the period for which it received the funds. A longer retention period is required under specified conditions.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 13 $27,584,419; FY 14 est $25,763,000; and FY 15 est $35,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
FY 13 Average: $671,000.
FY 14 Average: $756,000.
No current data available for FY 2015.
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):
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Beatriz Ceja, Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, Teacher Quality Programs 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: beatriz.ceja@ed.gov Phone: (202) 205-5009.
Website Address (153):
http://www.ed.gov/programs/leadership/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):
The selection criteria are included in the full application package, and generally also published in the Federal Register notice inviting applications. Contact the program office for additional information.