Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) CFDA Number 84.165A


Funding Opportunity ID: 325169
Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-031020-001
Opportunity Title: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) CFDA Number 84.165A
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 84.165
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: 1. Eligible Applicants: LEAs or consortia of LEAs implementing a desegregation plan as specified in section III. 3 of this notice.
Agency Code: ED
Agency Name: Department of Education
Posted Date: Mar 10, 2020
Close Date: May 26, 2020 Application Available: March 10, 2020. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 9, 2020. Notice of Intent to Apply: The Department will be able to review grant applications more efficiently if we know the approximate number of applicants that intend to apply. Therefore, we strongly encourage each potential applicant to notify the Department of their intent to submit an application. To do so, please submit your intent to apply for funding by completing a web-based form at Applicants that do not notify the Department of their intent to apply may still apply for funding. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 26, 2020. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 23, 2020. Pre-Application Webinar Information: No later than March 16, 2020, MSAP will hold a webinar to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. Detailed information regarding this webinar will be provided on the MSAP web page at A recording of this webinar will be available on the MSAP web page following the session. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gillian Cohen-Boyer, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 3C134, Washington, DC 20202-5970. Telephone: (202) 401-1259. Email:
Last Updated Date: Mar 10, 2020
Award Ceiling: $15,000,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $23,500,887
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Description: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768),or at Purpose of Program: MSAP, authorized under title IV, part D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA), provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and consortia of LEAs to support magnet schools under an approved, required, or voluntary desegregation plan. Under the ESEA, MSAP prioritizes the creation and replication of evidence-based (as defined in this notice) magnet programs and magnet schools that seek to reduce, eliminate, or prevent minority group isolation by taking into account socioeconomic diversity. Grantees may use grant funds for activities intended to improve students’ academic achievement, including acquiring books, materials, technology, and equipment to support a rigorous, theme-based academic program; conducting planning and promotional activities; providing professional development opportunities for teachers to implement the academic program; and paying the salaries of effective teachers and other instructional personnel. MSAP also enables LEAs to support student transportation, provided the transportation costs are sustainable and the costs do not constitute a significant portion of grant funds. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.165A.
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