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Funding and Legislation

Included in the chart below is the amount of funding per fiscal year since 2011.

Fiscal Year (FY) Appropriations for new and continuation awards
FY 2018 The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program.
FY 2017 $65,000,000
FY 2016* $93,993,200
FY 2015* $54,046,090
FY 2014* $46,996,600
FY 2013* $35,067,454
FY 2012* $36,888,601
FY 2011* $24,592,860


*Funding was available for two fiscal years and may have been awarded in the year after it was appropriated.

Legislation

The U.S. Secretary of Education is authorized to award grants for this program under section 2242 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (20 U.S.C. 6672).

Regulations

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