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Legislation, Regulations and Guidance


Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title V, PART A – INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS; 20 U.S.C. 7201 et seq

2008-05-14 — Guidance for Title V

Part A of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (State Grants for Innovative Programs)

PDF (39K)

2002-08-28 — Policy Guidance

Final Guidance for Title V, Part A, State Grants for Innovative Programs
MS WORD (198K) PDF (411K)



Funding Status

2008 Estimate

Appropriation: 0
Number of New Awards: 0

2007 Estimate

Appropriation: $99,183,447
Number of Awards: 56
Average New Award: $1,700,000
Range of New Awards: $492,446- $12,443,948


Appropriation: $99,000,000
Number of Awards: 56
Average Award: $1,700,000
Range of Awards: $190,000 – $12,300,000


Appropriation: $198,400,000
Number of Awards: 56
Average Award: $3,542,857
Range of Awards: $177,434 – $24,372,684


Appropriation: $296,548,500
Number of Awards: 56


Appropriation: $382,497,500
Number of Awards: 56


Appropriation: $385,000,000


Who May Apply: (by category) State Education Agencies (SEAs)

Who May Apply: (specifically) Outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
are eligible for funds under a set-aside. Local education agencies (LEAs) receive subgrants by formula from SEAs.


Applicant Information


SEAs apply to the Department for funds using the Consolidated State Application process through which States submit a single application for funds for a number of Federal education formula grant programs. (Consolidated applications/plans are authorized under Title IX of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to promote coordination among programs and reduce paperwork.)

These applications are submitted at the beginning of each reauthorization cycle and remain in effect until the next reauthorization. However, states if needed may amend their application.

Section 5122 (c) Period of Application.–An application submitted by the State educational agency under subsection (a) shall be for a period not to exceed 3 years. The agency may amend the application annually, as may be necessary to reflect changes, without filing a new application.