The Department of Education has recently published in the Federal Register applications for new awards for the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program.
The purpose of this competition under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program (Javits) is to provide grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to allow them to carry out an organized program of scientifically based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to strengthen and improve the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds or underrepresented groups.
This grant competition implements a “special rule” found in section 5464(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 that requires any Javits program funds appropriated for a fiscal year in excess of the amount of such funds appropriated for FY 2001 (i.e., $7.5 million) to be used to award competitive grants to SEAs, local educational agencies (LEAs), or both. With the limited amount of funds to work with, the Assistant Secretary has opted to award competitive grants to SEAs only for the FY 2015 competition.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 4, 2015.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 6, 2015.
For more award information including eligibility and application process, click here.