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College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs for
Programs that Promote STEM Education

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Education (DOE) - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

Conf. Date:

12/11/19

Deadline Date:

01/28/20

Description:

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Grants to USA institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations in conjunction with IHEs for programs that promote STEM education. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support programs that enhance the academic achievements of migratory or seasonal farmworkers and their family members in science, technology, engineering, and math programs at institutions of higher education.

Purpose of Program: CAMP is designed to assist migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or immediate family members of such workers) who are enrolled or are admitted for enrollment on a full-time basis at an institution of higher education (IHE) complete their first academic year. 

Priorities: This competition includes two competitive preference priorities and one invitational priority. 

This strategic plan is based on a vision for a future where all Americans have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States is the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment. To achieve this vision, the plan provides for the following three goals:

Build strong foundations for STEM literacy Increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM Prepare the STEM workforce for the future.

The priorities are: 

Competitive Preference Priority 1--Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) Education, With a Particular Focus on Computer Science. (Up to 5 points)

Projects designed to improve student achievement or other educational outcomes in one or more of the following areas: Science, technology, engineering, math, or computer science (as defined in the Supplemental Priorities). These projects must address the following priority area: Creating or expanding partnerships between schools, local educational agencies, State educational agencies, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, or IHEs to give students access to internships, apprenticeships, or other work-based learning experiences in STEM fields, including computer science. 

Note: Competitive Preference Priority 1 must be addressed under selection criterion (b) "Quality of the project design.''

Competitive Preference Priority 2--Consideration of Prior Experience. (Up to 15 points) 

Projects that are expiring (current CAMP grantees in their final budget period) will be considered for additional points under Competitive Preference Priority 2. In accordance with section 418A(e) of the HEA, the Department will award up to 15 points for this priority. The Secretary will consider the applicant's prior experience in implementing its expiring CAMP project, based on performance information to include, but not limited to, the percentage of CAMP participants completing the first academic year of their postsecondary program and the percentage of CAMP participants who, after completing the first academic year of college, continue their postsecondary education. 

Note: Competitive Preference Priority 2 applies to expiring projects (current CAMP grantees in their final budget period) that received their current CAMP award in FY 2015.

Invitational Priority: For FY 2020 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an invitational priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets this invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over other applications. 

This priority is: Projects proposed by "novice applicants.'' For the purposes of this priority, a novice applicant is any applicant that has never received a grant or subgrant under CAMP.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187606

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$5,430,383

Number of Grants:

Estimated Number of Awards: 13

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Range of Awards: $180,000-$425,000
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $417,722

Maximum Award: We will not make an award exceeding $425,000 for a single budget period of 12 months.

Term of Contract:

Project Period: Up to 60 months (five 12-month budget periods). Except under extraordinary circumstances, the Secretary shall award grants for a five-year period.

Eligibility:

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: An IHE or a private nonprofit organization may apply for a grant to operate a CAMP project. If a private nonprofit organization other than an IHE applies for a CAMP grant, that agency must plan the project in cooperation with an IHE and must propose to operate the project with the facilities of that IHE.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Department will hold a pre-application workshop via webinar for prospective applicants on December 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Pre-Application Information:

Dates:
- Applications Available: December 2, 2019.
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 28, 2020.
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 30, 2020.
- Pre-Application Webinar Information: The Department will hold a pre-application workshop via webinar for prospective applicants on December 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Submit applications for grants under the program electronically using Grants.gov. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), the Government’s primary registrant database. The SAM registration process can take approximately seven business days, but may take upwards of several weeks, depending on the completeness and accuracy of the data you enter into the SAM.gov database. Thus, if you think you might want to apply for Federal financial assistance under a program administered by the Department, please allow sufficient time to obtain and register your DUNS number and TIN. It is recommended that you register early.

Link to Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322732

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Guidelines: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-29/html/2019-25892.htm

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Steven Carr, U.S. Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3E321, Washington, DC 20202.
Telephone: (202) 260-2067
Email: steven.carr@ed.gov

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