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GEAR UP, Office of Postsecondary Education
We are experienced specialists with expertise in successful proposal writing from 2012 entitled GEAR UP 4 LA.
The grant competition is described at ww2. ed.gov from which the following overview is copied:

CFDA Number: 84.334A; 84.334S
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: GEAR UP

Program Description
This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. GEAR UP funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.

Types of Projects
GEAR UP offers state and partnership grants. State grants are competitive six-year matching grants that must include both an early intervention component designed to increase college attendance and success and raise the expectations of low-income students and a scholarship component. Partnership grants are competitive six-year matching grants that must support an early intervention component and may support a scholarship component designed to increase college attendance and success and raise the expectations of low-income students.

For the full text see http://www2.ed.gov/programs/gearup/index.html


Latino Serving Institutions, Office of Postsecondary Education

We are experienced specialists with expertise in proposal writing and peer review consultation for the Hispanic-serving Institutions Division: Title V and Title III, Part F Programs as described at ww2. ed.gov from which the following overview is copied:

Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions, including STEM and Articulation
Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans

CFDA Number: 84.031S; 84.031C
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: SI Program; Title Five

Program Description
The Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. The HSI Program grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

This Web site provides information on the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program authorized under Title V, Part A of the Higher Education Act (CFDA# 84.031S) as well as the HSI Program originally authorized by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 - HSI STEM and Articulation Programs (HEA, Title III, Part F, Section 371; CFDA# 84.031C).

Funds may be used for activities such as: scientific or laboratory equipment for teaching; construction or renovation of instructional facilities; faculty development; purchase of educational materials; academic tutoring or counseling programs; funds and administrative management; joint use of facilities; endowment funds; distance learning academic instruction; teacher education; and student support services.

NOTE: The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) amended Section 503(b) of the Higher Education Act to include, among the authorized activities under the HSI Program: activities to improve student services, including innovative and customized instruction courses designed to retain students and move the students into core courses; articulation agreements and student support programs designed to facilitate the transfer of students from two-year to four-year institutions; and providing education, counseling services, and financial information designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students and their families.
The HEOA also amended the authorized activities to use the term "distance education technologies" in place of "distance learning academic instruction capabilities."

For the full text see http://www2.ed.gov/programs/idueshsi/index.html
retrieved on 6-18-2012.
National Professional Development, Office of English Language Acquisition
We are experienced specialists with expertise in proposal writing and peer review consultation for the English Language Acquisition Program Office Grants as described at ww2. ed.gov from which the following overview iscopied:

CFDA Number: 84.195N
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Program Description This program provides professional development activities intended to improve instruction for students with limited English proficiency (LEP) and assists education personnel working with such children to meet high professional standards for up to 60 months

Eligibility: Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) in consortia with local educational agencies (LEAs) or State education agencies (SEA).

Program Purpose: This program provides professional development activities intended to improve instruction for students with limited English proficiency and assists education personnel working with such children to meet high professional standards.

Program Design: Grantees have flexibility in designing programs to meet local needs for educators prepared to serve LEP students. Program activities may address, for example, high quality professional development for content teachers and administrators; induction programs for new teachers; faculty development for higher education faculty; career ladder programs for paraprofessionals; certification-oriented coursework for English language development specialists; career ladder programs for paraprofessionals; professional development for other educational personnel such as administrators, school counselors, and school psychologists.

Authorized Activities: Upgrade qualifications, skills of personnel who are not certified or licensed; development of program curricula; and support for tuition, fees, books.

For the full text see http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nfdp/index.html
retrieved on 6-18-2012.


Teachers Incentive Fund, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

We are experienced specialists with expertise in proposal writing for Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs,

CFDA Number: 84.374A and 84.374B
Program Type: Discretionary Grants as described at ww2. ed.gov from which the following overview is copied:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program supports efforts to develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools.
Goals include:

> Improving student achievement by increasing teacher and principal effectiveness;

> Reforming teacher and principal compensation systems so that teachers and principals are rewarded for increases in student achievement;

> Increasing the number of effective teachers teaching poor, minority, and disadvantaged students in hard-to-staff subjects; and Creating sustainable performance-based compensation systems.

TYPES OF PROJECTS
Projects develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools. Performance-based compensation systems must consider gains in student academic achievement as well as classroom evaluations conducted multiple times during each school year among other factors and provide educators with incentives to take on additional responsibilities and leadership roles.

For the full text see http://www2.ed.gov/programs/teacherincentive/index.html
retrieved on 6-18-2012.

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