34 CFR 280.20 - How does one apply for a grant?

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§ 280.20 How does one apply for a grant?
(a) Each eligible LEA or consortium of LEAs that desires to receive assistance under this part shall submit an annual application to the Secretary.
(b) In its application, the LEA or consortium of LEAs shall provide assurances that it—
(1) Will use funds made available under this part for the purposes specified in section 5301(b) of the Act;
(2) Will employ highly qualified teachers in the courses of instruction assisted under this part;
(3) Will not engage in discrimination based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in the hiring, promotion, or assignment of employees of the agency or other personnel for whom the agency has any administrative responsibility;
(4) Will not engage in discrimination based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in the assignment of students to schools or to courses of instruction within schools of the agency, except to carry out the approved desegregation plan;
(5) Will not engage in discrimination based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in designing or operating extracurricular activities for students;
(6) Will carry out a high-quality education program that will encourage greater parental decisionmaking and involvement; and
(7) Will give students residing in the local attendance area of the proposed magnet school program equitable consideration for placement in the program, consistent with desegregation guidelines and the capacity of the applicant to accommodate students.
(c) In addition to the assurances listed in paragraph (b) of this section, the LEA or consortium of LEAs shall provide such other assurances as the Secretary determines necessary to carry out the provisions of this part.
(d) Upon request, the LEA or consortium of LEAs shall submit any information that is necessary for the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights to determine whether the assurances required in paragraphs (b) (3), (4), and (5) of this section will be met.
(e) An LEA or consortium of LEAs that has an approved desegregation plan shall submit each of the following with its application:
(1) A copy of the plan.
(2) An assurance that the plan is being implemented as approved.
(f) An LEA or consortium of LEAs that does not have an approved desegregation plan shall submit each of the following with its application:
(1) A copy of the plan the LEA or consortium of LEAs is submitting for approval.
(2) A copy of a school board resolution or other evidence of final official action adopting and implementing the plan, or agreeing to adopt and implement it upon the award of assistance under this part.
(3) Evidence that the plan is a desegregation plan as defined in § 280.4(b).
(4) For an LEA or consortium of LEAs that seeks assistance for existing magnet schools—
(i) Enrollment numbers and percentages, for minority and non-minority group students, for each magnet school for which funding is sought and each feeder school—
(A) For the school year prior to the creation of each magnet school;
(B) For the school year in which the application is submitted; and
(C) For each of the school years of the proposed grant cycle (i.e., projected enrollment figures); and
(ii) Districtwide enrollment numbers and percentages for minority group students in the LEA's or consortium of LEAs' schools, for grade levels involved in the applicant's magnet schools (e.g., K-6, 7-9, 10-12)—
(A) For the school year prior to the creation of each magnet school;
(B) For the school year in which the application is submitted; and
(C) For each of the school years of the proposed grant cycle (i.e., projected enrollment figures).
(5) For an LEA or consortium of LEAs that seeks assistance for new magnet schools—
(i) Enrollment numbers and percentages, for minority and non-minority group students, for each magnet school for which funding is sought and for each feeder school—
(A) For the school year in which the application is submitted; and
(B) For each of the school years of the proposed grant cycle (i.e., projected enrollment figures); and
(ii) Districtwide numbers and percentages of minority group students in the LEA's or consortium of LEAs' schools, for the grade levels involved in the applicant's magnet schools (e.g., K-6, 7-9, 10-12)—
(A) For the school year in which the application is submitted; and
(B) For each of the school years of the proposed grant cycle (i.e., projected enrollment figures).
(g) An applicant that does not have an approved desegregation plan, and demonstrates that it cannot provide some portion of the information requested under paragraphs (f)(4) and (5) of this section, may provide other information (in lieu of that portion of the information not provided in response to paragraphs (f)(4) and (5) of this section) to demonstrate that the creation or operation of its proposed magnet school would reduce, eliminate, or prevent minority group isolation in the applicant's schools.
(h) After reviewing the information provided in response to paragraph (f)(4) or (5) of this section, or as provided under paragraph (g) of this section, the Secretary may request other information, if necessary (e.g., demographic data concerning the attendance areas in which the magnet schools are or will be located), to determine whether to approve an LEA's or consortium of LEAs' plan.
(i) In addition to including the assurances required by this section, an LEA or consortium of LEAs shall describe in its application—
(1) How the applicant will use assistance made available under this part to promote desegregation, including how the proposed magnet school programs will increase interaction among students of different social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds;
(2) How and to what extent the assistance will increase student academic achievement in instructional areas offered;
(3) How the LEA or consortium of LEAs will continue the magnet schools program after assistance under this part is no longer available, including, if applicable, why magnet schools previously established or supported with Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant funds cannot be continued without the use of funds under this part;
(4) How assistance will be used to—
(i) Improve student academic achievement for all students attending the magnet school programs; and
(ii) Implement services and activities that are consistent with other programs under the Act and other statutes, as appropriate; and
(5) What criteria will be used in selecting students to attend the proposed magnet schools program.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1855-0011)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7231d)
[50 FR 21191, May 22, 1985, as amended at 54 FR 19508, May 5, 1989; 57 FR 61509, Dec. 24, 1992; 60 FR 14865, Mar. 20, 1995; 69 FR 4997, Feb. 2, 2004; 75 FR 9780, Mar. 4, 2010]

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  • 2014-12-19; vol. 79 # 244 - Friday, December 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 75872 - Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
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      DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCIL, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Farm Service Agency, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Commodity Credit Corporation, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency
      Interim final rule.
      Effective date: This interim final rule is effective on December 26, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 26, 2014. Implementation dates: For grants authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, this rule is applicable for emergency or major disaster declarations issued on or after December 26, 2014. For non-Federal entities that are nonprofit organizations or institutions of higher education (IHEs), there is a one-year grace period for implementation of the procurement standards in 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326. As will be detailed in the 2015 OMB Compliance Supplement, non-Federal entities choosing to delay implementation for the procurement standards will need to specify in their documented policies and procedures that they continue to comply with OMB circular A-110 for one additional fiscal year which begins after December 26, 2014. Comment date: To be assured of consideration, comments must be received by OMB electronically through www.regulations.gov no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.) on February 17, 2015.
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Title 34 published on 2014-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 34 CFR 280 after this date.

  • 2014-12-19; vol. 79 # 244 - Friday, December 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 75872 - Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
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      DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCIL, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Farm Service Agency, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Commodity Credit Corporation, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency
      Interim final rule.
      Effective date: This interim final rule is effective on December 26, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 26, 2014. Implementation dates: For grants authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, this rule is applicable for emergency or major disaster declarations issued on or after December 26, 2014. For non-Federal entities that are nonprofit organizations or institutions of higher education (IHEs), there is a one-year grace period for implementation of the procurement standards in 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326. As will be detailed in the 2015 OMB Compliance Supplement, non-Federal entities choosing to delay implementation for the procurement standards will need to specify in their documented policies and procedures that they continue to comply with OMB circular A-110 for one additional fiscal year which begins after December 26, 2014. Comment date: To be assured of consideration, comments must be received by OMB electronically through www.regulations.gov no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.) on February 17, 2015.
      2 CFR Parts 1, 25, 170, 180, and 200