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Office of Elementary and secondary Education (OESE): Office for School Support and Accountability: Competitive Grants for State Assessments (CGSA) program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.368A

Type: Posted • Opportunity: ED-GRANTS-030824-003

Description

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Purpose of Program: The purpose of the CGSA program is to enhance the quality of assessment instruments and assessment systems used by States for measuring the academic achievement and growth of elementary and secondary school students.

Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.368A.

Background
The purpose of the CGSA program is to enhance the quality of assessment instruments and assessment systems used by States for measuring the academic achievement and growth of elementary and secondary school students.

Grant Details
High-quality assessment systems are a key component of a rich, rigorous instructional program for every student. The program encourages States to consider new and better ways to understand, evaluate, and respond to students’ knowledge and abilities, including through the use of multiple measures of student academic achievement and growth.

The competition also provides an opportunity for interested States to receive support in planning to apply for the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA). The Department also encourages States to consider how to build on technology advancement to allow for assessments to be conducted with more frequency and with fewer interruptions in instruction. As part of a comprehensive, aligned assessment system, formative and diagnostic assessments can complement information from statewide assessments and be an important tool to help educators adjust their instructional approaches to meet student needs.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must address either or both Absolute Priority 1 or Absolute Priority 2.

Absolute Priority 1 focuses on measuring student academic achievement using multiple measures of student academic achievement from multiple sources, evaluating student academic achievement through the development of comprehensive academic assessment instruments that emphasize the mastery of standards and aligned competencies in a competency-based education model. Absolute Priority 2 focuses on planning to apply for the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA).

Period of Performance
Applications Available: March 8, 2024.
Deadline for Notice of Intent To Apply: April 8, 2024.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 22, 2024.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 22, 2024.

Grant Value
Estimated Available Funds: At least $18,993,000.
Estimated Range of Awards for the Project Period: $1,000,000 to $4,000,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards for the Project Period: $2,500,000.

Overview

Category of Funding
Education
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/8/24 the Department of Education posted grant opportunity ED-GRANTS-030824-003 for Office of Elementary and secondary Education (OESE): Office for School Support and Accountability: Competitive Grants for State Assessments (CGSA) program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.368A with funding of $19.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 84.368 Competitive Grants for State Assessments. It is expected that 6 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
March 8, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
May 22, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 39 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Applications Available: May 8, 2024. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 8, 2024. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 22, 2024. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 22, 2024. Notice of Intent to Apply: The Department will be able to review grant applications more efficiently if we know the approximate number of applicants that intend to apply. Therefore, we strongly encourage each potential applicant to notify us of the applicant’s intent to submit an application for funding and which absolute priority the applicant intends to address. This notification should be brief and identify the SEA applicant and, in the case of consortia applicants, the SEA that it will designate as the fiscal agent for an award. Submit this notification by email to ESEA.Assessment@ed.gov with “Intent to Apply” in the email subject line. Applicants that do not provide this notification may still apply for funding. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Peasley, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 4B113, Washington, DC 20202-6132. Telephone: (202) 453-7982. Email: ESEA.Assessment@ed.gov.
Last Updated
March 8, 2024, 12:08 p.m. EST
Version
5
Archive Date
June 21, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
1. Eligible Applicants: SEAs, as defined in section 8101(49) of the ESEA, of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and consortia of such SEAs.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$4,000,000
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$18,993,000
Estimated Number of Grants
6

Contacts

Contact
Julius C Cotton ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin.
Email Description
Program Mailbox
Contact Phone
(202) 245-6288
Additional Information
Office of Elementary and secondary Education (OESE): Office for School Support and Accountability: Competitive Grants for State Assessments (CGSA) program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.368A; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards

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