U.S. Department of Education Updates

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Forecast of Funding Opportunities under the Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019

This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the Department (we) has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs. The lists are in the form of charts -- organized according to the Department's principal program offices -- and include programs and competitions we have previously announced, as well as those we plan to announce at a later date.

Note: This document is advisory only and is not an official application notice of the Department of Education. We expect to provide updates to this document starting in the first week of June in a fiscal year and continuing through the following August. Please keep in mind that the dates recorded in this document are subject to change and that the average size/number of awards are estimates.

Divisions within the U.S. Department of Education:

  • IES: Institute of Education Sciences (https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html)  The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 established within the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The mission of IES is to provide rigorous evidence on which to ground education practice and policy. This is accomplished through the work of its four centers.
  • OESE: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/index.html)  The mission of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities and equity for all of America's children and families, and to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial support.
  • OII: Office of Innovation and Improvement Our mission is to accelerate the pace at which the U.S. identifies, develops, and scales solutions to education’s most important or persistent challenges. OII makes strategic investments in innovative educational programs and practices, and administers 25 discretionary grant programs managed by four program offices: Charter Schools Program, Parental Options and Improvement, Teacher Quality Programs, and Education Innovation Programs.
  • OPE: Office of Postsecondary Education (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html)  OPE works to strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to promote reform, innovation and improvement in postsecondary education, promote and expand access to postsecondary education and increase college completion rates for America’s students, and broaden global competencies that drive the economic success and competitiveness of our Nation.
  • OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html)  The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) understands the many challenges still facing individuals with disabilities and their families. Therefore, OSERS is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages. OSERS supports programs that serve millions of children, youth and adults with disabilities.
  • OCTAE: Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html)  Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) administers, coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.
  • OELA: Office of English Language Acquisition (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela/index.html)  The U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) provides national leadership to help ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academic success. In addition to preserving heritage languages and cultures, OELA is committed to prompting opportunities for biliteracy or multiliteracy skills for all students.

For additional information about U.S. Department of Education resources available to JSU Faculty and Staff, please contact:

Allison L. Newton, Ed.D., MPA
Coordinator of Proposal Development
(256) 782-5108