Applicant Info

Applicant Information

The Effective Educator Development Programs Division is excited to announce that on April 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant program. This SEED FY 2020 grant competition has an estimated $22,000,000 in available funding and we anticipate making approximately 10 new awards. The Federal Register contains the complete FY 2020 SEED Notice Inviting Applications (NIA). The FY 2020 SEED grant competition will close on June 12, 2020.

FY 2020 SEED competition was announced on April 13, 2020.  Please continue to check this SEED webpage for program and competition updates.
The FY 2020 SEED FAQ document is posted here. Applicants should also review the EED Division Match/Cost Share FAQ document attached here. If you do not find the answer to your question(s) within these two FAQ documents, please email your question(s) to the SEED program inbox at Please be mindful not to wait until the last minute to email your competition questions.
  • TQP Application Publish Date: April 13, 2020
  • Intent to Apply: May 13, 2020 (Email Intents to Apply to SUBJECT: Intent to Apply FY 2020)
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 12, 2020 (11:59:59 p.m. Washington, DC time)
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 10, 2020
SEED Informational Webinars: The Effective Educator Development Division has provided four   pre-recorded informational webinars designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants for grants under the SEED program. These informational webinars are listed below: The SEED budget narrative template mention in webinar #4 is here The EED Division is implementing a new budget form, The EED Applicant/Grantee Budget Worksheet.  This new worksheet will replace the ED 524 in future SEED grant competitions.  SEED grantees are not required to use this worksheet in the FY 20 grant competition, however if you would like to use it, the worksheet and the instructions are below.  If your SEED application is successful, your grant will eventually begin to use this budget worksheet. In addition to the webinars above, be sure to view our series of discretionary grant competition videos. These videos are designed to be a companion to the Pre-Application webinars and other competition resources. They cover important topics across the discretionary grant competition timeline such as how to approach the planning process, application preparation and submission, logic model development, application review, and how awards are made and announced.
SEED BUDGET NOTE: Applicants must use the ED 524 Budget Summary form at the time of application and provide a budget narrative. All successful FY 20 SEED applicants will be transitioned to the new Required EED Applicant/Grantee Budget Worksheet after awards are made.
• Applications must be submitted electronically through the system at Applicants are encouraged to download the SEED Application Instructions Package and review it in its entirety. It contains information and instructions that will be helpful to you and you prepare to submit your SEED application.
  • The SEED Application Instructions Package should be used as guidance only and applicants should always refer to the SEED NIA published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2020 for official application instructions on how to submit electronically via
  • SEED Application Instructions Package: HERE
  • GRANTS.GOV NOTE: has relaxed the requirement for applicants to have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to apply for funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. An applicant that does not have an active SAM registration can still register with, but must contact the Support Desk, toll-free, at 1–800–518–4726, in order to take advantage of this flexibility.
Please Note: Most of these forms are already included the SEED electronic application package in Below is a list of the required forms that must be completed, links to the electronic version of each form can be found here.
  • ED Form 424–Application for Federal Education Assistance (Form and Instructions)
  • ED Form 524–Budget Information, Non-Construction Programs
  • ED Form 524–Instructions
  • ED Grant Application Form for Project Objectives and Performance Measures Information – 1894-0017
  • Evidence Form
  • Standard Form 424B–Assurances, Non-Construction Programs
  • Lobbying Form
  • Standard Form LLL–Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Required Response to Section 427 of GEPA

Previous Competitions

To learn more about previous competitions, please visit the links below.

Last Modified: 06/11/2020