FY 2024 Grant Competition

FY 2024 Notice Inviting Applications

  • Posted in the Federal Register on March 14, 2024: PDF (290 KB)
  • Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 28, 2024
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 13, 2024

FY 2024 MSAP Application Instructions: PDF (8 MB)

These MSAP Application Instructions are intended as a guide only – the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) is the official source for all application requirements and instructions.

  • FY 2024 MSAP Application Instructions: PDF (8 MB)

Technical Assistance Opportunities for Applicants

FY2024 NIA Overview Webinar

The ED MSAP Team and MSAP TA Center held one live webinar providing an overview of the 2024 Notice Inviting Applications on March 21, 2024.

Attendance at the live event was optional and, in case you missed it, you can access the recording and transcript here:

FY 2024 MSAP Session Recording:

Session Transcript:

PDF (97 KB)

  • The Notice Inviting Applications and Applying for MSAP

Recordings and transcripts for this webinar will be available within one week after the live discussion. Below please find links to webinars held in previous years. While some aspects of the FY2024 NIA are new, all the topics covered below are still relevant.

Office Hours and Q&A

The MSAP Team will hold open office hours on Microsoft Teams at this link on Wednesday, April 3, 10, and 17th, 2024 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Office Hours will take place virtually and will not be recorded: 

To join Teams Office Hours:

Applicants may also reach out to us at MSAP.Team@ed.gov with questions or to arrange a meeting time.

Past Webinars

Eligibility and Civil Rights Reviews 

  • Session Slides – PDF (606 MB)

Updated March 13, 2024

U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Team

The Magnet Development Framework

  • Session Recording 
  • Development Framework Toolkit – PDF (6 MB)
  • Session Slides – PDF (918 KB)
  • Presentation Transcript – PDF (193 KB)

Recorded on March 1, 2022

MSAP Center Consultant Doreen Marvin

Logic Models and Performance Measures

  • Session Recordings
  • Session Slides – PDF (1 MB)
  • Presentation Transcript – PDF (132 KB)

Recorded on March 15, 2022

MSAP Center

Evidence of Promise Study Guidance

  • Session Recordings

  • Session Slides – PDF (3 MB)
  • Presentation Transcript – PDF (190 KB)

Recorded on March 22, 2022

MSAP Center Consultant Ginger Stoker


MSAP Required Tables and Forms

To demonstrate eligibility for MSAP, applicants must include as part of their application, a Voluntary or Required Desegregation Information and Assurances Plan and several current and projected Enrollment Tables for the LEA, proposed magnet school(s), and feeder school(s) (please note that for MSAP, the term “feeder school” refers to the school a magnet student would have attended if the magnet school did not exist).

These forms are not located in the Grants.gov application packet. They must be completed electronically and uploaded into the Grants.gov system as attachments. Please DO NOT SCAN COMPLETED FORMS. When downloading, please save the forms with your applicant name and the name of the Form.

  • Desegregation Plan Type, Summary, and Assurances Form – PDF (169 KB)
  • Tables 1-6 in Excel – Microsoft Excel (92 KB), which include
        • 1—Magnet Schools Included in the Project
        • 2—LEA-Level Enrollment Data
        • 3—Magnet School Enrollment Data
        • 4—Feeder School Enrollment Data
        • 5— Optional Supporting New or Revised Projects Information (Competitive Preference Priority 2) 
        • 6— Optional Selection of Students (Competitive Preference Priority 3)
  • Two additional optional forms (Grants.gov, along with ED’s standard required applications, you will find:
  • An Optional Evidence Form to support responses to Competitive Preference Priority 2 -– PDF  (127 KB)
  • An Optional Proposed Project Objectives and Performance Measures Form* in response
  • Finally, for applicants applying as a Consortium of LEAs, or as Interdistrict Magnets in response to Competitive Preference Priority 5, please see the following Information for Joint Applications. Please note that Table #2 – LEA-Level Enrollment Data, Signed Assurances and School Board approval are required for all participating LEAs.

Other Resources

Some helpful resources you might want to use to share more about this opportunity with colleagues include:

Watch the videos from Grantees like Nashville Public Schools and Pine Crest Magnet School of Innovation, part a grant in Seminole, FL to see what’s possible.

FY 2024 Notice of Intent to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to notify the U.S. Department of Education of the applicant’s intent to submit an application for funding by emailing us at msap.team@ed.gov with the subject line, “[LEA Name(s)] Intent to Apply”].

An entity may submit an application even if they did not submit a notice of intent to apply. The Notices of Intent to Apply simply assist the Department in developing a more efficient process for reviewing grant applications.

The deadline to submit the intent to apply is preferably by April 28, 2024, but we appreciate your notifying us even if after this date.

Call for Peer Reviewers!

To apply to serve as a Peer Reviewer for the FY 2024 MSAP Competition, please email MSAP.TEAM@ed.gov with a resume and the subject line “MSAP 2024 Peer Review,” preferably before April 14, 2024. For further details and peer reviewer requirements, please review our page.

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