Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education.
Notice of intent to fund down the fiscal year (FY) 2010 grant slate.
The Secretary intends to use the existing slate of applications from the FY 2010 competition for the Professional Development Grants program authorized by 20 U.S.C. 7442 to make new grant awards in FY 2011. The Secretary takes this action because there Start Printed Page 29228are a significant number of unfunded high-quality applications on the FY 2010 slate and there are very limited funds available for new awards for FY 2011. We expect to use an estimated $1,030,816 for new awards in FY 2011. The actual level of funding depends on the amount of FY 2011 program funds that are available after the Department makes continuation awards.Start Further Info
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Lana Shaughnessy, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., room 3E231, Washington, DC 20202-6335. Telephone: (202) 205-2528 or via e-mail: Lana.Shaughnessy@ed.gov.
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The Department published a notice inviting applications for new awards under the Professional Development Grant program for FY 2010 in the Federal Register on December 18, 2009 (74 FR 67182). In response to the notice inviting applications, we received a significant number of high-quality applications and made eight awards. However, many applications that received high scores from peer reviewers did not receive grants in FY 2010 because of the limited funds available for the program. In addition, we made additional awards from FY 2011 funds to two applicants that were inadvertently not funded in FY 2010 due to an administrative error.
The FY 2010 slate was based on the selection criteria, application requirements, and definitions referenced in the December 18, 2009 notice inviting applications (74 FR 67182).
To be eligible to receive a grant under this notice all applicants, including all applicants in a consortium of eligible entities, being considered for funding must currently meet all statutory eligibility criteria and demonstrate a commitment to implement the scope and objectives of the project proposed in the application submitted in FY 2010. Only applications from the FY 2010 slate will be considered. Our intent is to fund down the slate in rank order from the last FY 2010 funded application until all available funds are obligated.
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Dated: May 17, 2011.
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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