Opportunity ED-GRANTS-022410-001

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Opportunity ED-GRANTS-022410-001: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: The Erma Byrd Scholarship Program provides scholarships to individuals pursuing a course of study that will lead to a career in industrial health and safety occupations, including mine safety. This program is designed to increase the skilled workforce in these fields at both the fundamental skills level and the advanced skills level. The program has a service obligation component, which requires recipients of the scholarship to begin employment in a career position related to industrial health and safety no later than six months after completion of the degree program, and to continue to work in a career position related to industrial health and safety, including mine safety, for a period of one year. The scholarships are available to students in the following eligible areas of study related to industrial health and safety: Mining and mineral engineering, industrial engineering, occupational safety and health technology/technician, quality control technology/technician, industrial safety technology/technician, hazardous materials information systems technology/technician, mining technology/technician, and occupational health and industrial hygiene. Program Authority: For Federal fiscal year 2010, the Erma Byrd Scholarship Program is established by division D, title III of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 111-117. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.116E. 1. Address To Request Application Package: You can obtain an application package via the Internet or from the Department. To obtain a copy via the Internet, use the following address for the Erma Byrd Scholarship Program Web site: http://www.ed.gov/programs/ermabyrd/ index.html. To obtain a copy from the Department, write, fax, or call the following: Lauren Kennedy, Erma Byrd Scholarship Program, U.S. Department of Education, Teacher and Student Development Programs Service, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6133, Washington, DC 20006-8524. Telephone: (202) 502-7630. Fax: (202) 502-7852 or by e-mail: ermabyrdprogram@ed.gov. All applications must be submitted electronically by e-mailing the application in the form of a Microsoft Word (.DOC or .DOCX) document to ermabyrdprogram@ed.gov. Please note that an electronic application in a format other than Microsoft Word will not be accepted. If you are unable to submit your application by e-mail and wish to submit your application by mail, you must submit a request for permission to submit it by mail, no less than 10 days prior to the application deadline date, to Lauren Kennedy by e-mail to ermabyrdprogram@ed.gov or by postal mail to U.S. Department of Education, Teacher and Student Development Programs Service, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6133, Washington, DC 20006-8524. In your request, you must include the reason why you are unable to submit the application electronically.
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity ED-GRANTS-022410-001
Federal Agency Name: Other Agency
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-022410-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 84.116
CFDA Descriptions: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
Current Application Deadline: Mar 26, 2010 Appli
Original Application Deadline: Mar 26, 2010 Appli
Posted Date: Feb 24, 2010
Creation Date: Feb 24, 2010
Archive Date: Apr 25, 2010
Total Program Funding: $833,750
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 120
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
1. Eligible Applicants: Individuals who, at the time of application, are: (1) Enrolled or planning to enroll in an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education; (2) within two years of completing a degree in an eligible field of study under the Erma Byrd Scholarship Program; (3) a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States; and (4) eligible to receive Federal grants, loans, or work assistance pursuant to section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). 2. Program Requirements: (a) Satisfactory academic progress. Scholarship recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress in accordance with 34 CFR 668.34 throughout the period of funding; additionally, they must submit a Student Activities Report to the Secretary at the end of each year of funding, with a certification from an authorized representative of the institution that the student is maintaining satisfactory academic progress. If an Erma Byrd Scholarship recipient does not maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout the period of funding or does not submit a Student Activities Report to the Secretary at the end of each year of funding, the recipient is not eligible for any additional funding and must repay the scholarship amount as a Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan with all the associated repayment conditions, including interest charges and fees as provided under title IV, part D of the HEA. (b) Service obligation. Scholarship recipients must be employed in a career position related to industrial health and safety, including mine safety, for a period of one year following the completion of their degree program. Scholarship recipients must begin such employment no more than six months after the completion of their degree program. A scholarship recipient must submit a verification of employment report to the Secretary no more than six months immediately after completion of his or her degree program, reporting on post-graduation activities, including changes in their permanent address, e-mail, phone number, and employment status. Additionally, scholarship recipients must submit a final employment report to the Secretary at the end of the one-year service obligation period. If an Erma Byrd Scholarship recipient does not fulfill the complete service obligation within eighteen months after completion of his or her degree program, the scholarship amount must be repaid as a Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan with all the associated repayment conditions, including interest charges and fees as provided under title IV, part D of the HEA.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
Julius Cotton ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin. Phone 202-245-6140 julius.cotton@ed.gov Program Manager: Lauren Kennedy Erma Byrd Scholarship Program U.S. Department of Education Teacher and Student Development Programs Service 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6133 Washington, DC 20006-8524 Telephone: (202) 502-7630 or e-mail:

e-Mail Program Mailbox [ermabyrdprogram@ed.gov]
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