Fiscal Year 2022 Competition
The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) grant competition was published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2022. Applications are due by May 16, 2022. On September 26, 2022 the Department made four (4) new grant awards, one for each geographic region. The grant awards are made as cooperative agreements to operate one of four Regional Equity Assistance Centers.
FY 2021 Equity Assistance Centers Grant Competition
The FY 2021 Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) grant competition was cancelled.
On March 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education published a Notice of Cancellation in the Federal Register that withdrew the notice inviting applications, published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2021, and cancelled the competition.
On March 25, 2021, the Department published a Notice of Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Periods for the EAC program and on July 16, 2021, the Department published a Notice of Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Periods for the EAC program. The waiver and extension enabled four projects under Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.004D to receive funding for an additional period through September 30, 2022.