Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): American History and Civics Academies Program CFDA Number 84.422A

Funding Opportunity ID: 284246
Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-053116-001
Opportunity Title: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): American History and Civics Academies Program CFDA Number 84.422A
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation: CategoryExplanation
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 84.422
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: 1. Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include:
Local educational agencies;
Institutions of higher education; and
Other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions, including cultural institutions and museums.
To be eligible to receive an award, an applicant must include in its application evidence of its expertise in historical methodology or the teaching of history.

Note: If more than one eligible entity wishes to form a consortium and jointly submit a single application, they must follow the procedures for group applications described in 34 CFR 75.127 through 34 CFR 75.129.

Agency Code: ED
Agency Name: Department of Education
Posted Date: May 31, 2016
Close Date: Jul 15, 2016 Applications Available: May 31, 2016. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: June 30, 2016. The Department will be able to develop a more efficient process for reviewing grant applications if it has a better understanding of the number of entities that intend to apply for funding under this competition. Therefore, the Secretary strongly encourages each potential applicant to notify the Department by sending a short email message indicating the applicant’s intent to submit an application for funding. The email need not include information regarding the content of the proposed application, only the applicant’s intent to submit it. The Department requests that this email notification be sent to the Academies Program inbox at: Applicants that fail to provide this email notification may still apply for funding. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 15, 2016. Date of Pre-Application Webinar: June 9, 2016.
Last Updated Date: May 31, 2016
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,785,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
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. Purpose of Program: The American History and Civics Academies Program (Academies Program) supports the establishment of: (1) Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics that offer workshops for both veteran and new teachers to strengthen their knowledge of American history and civics (Presidential Academies); and (2) Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics that provide high school students with opportunities to develop a broader and deeper understanding of these subjects (Congressional Academies). Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.422A. Applications for grants under the Academies Program, CFDA 84.422, must be submitted electronically using the Government wide Apply site at Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You may access the electronic grant application for the Academies Program at You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number’s alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.422, not 84.422A).
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