§ 388.21How does the Secretary determine the amount of a basic State award?
(a) The Secretary distributes no more than 80 percent of the funds available for these awards as follows:
(1) For each competition the Secretary will determine a minimum score based upon the selection criteria in§ 388.20 that an applicant must receive in order for its application to be approved by the Secretary.
(2) Each designated State agency that submits an approved application receives an amount based upon a formula that provides each approved project an amount equal to the percentage that the designated State agency's staff, as reported by total person years to the Secretary on Form RSA-2, represents of all staff of all designated State agencies, as reported to the Secretary on Form RSA-2 for the most recent reporting period. A copy of Form RSA-2 may be obtained from the Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., 3211 Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 22204-2735.
(3) No designated State agency with an approved project receives less than one-third of one percent of the sums made available for the fiscal year.
(b) After determining a designated State agency's award under paragraph(a) of this section, the Secretary reserves the remaining funds to be allocated based on the quality of the application as determined by competitive reviews conducted by the Department using the criteria in § 388.20 and the priorities in § 388.22.
(c) Prior to award, negotiations may be conducted with applicants to resolve any problems or weaknesses in the application identified by the review process.