DoEd Will Re-Launch Program to Help Disadvantaged High School Students

US-DeptOfEducation-Seal_LargeThe Education Dept. will soon re-launch a funding competition that supports efforts to help disadvantaged and disenfranchised high school students get a diploma and start on a path to earn a college degree.

The Talent Search program (CFDA Number: 84.044) identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Talent Search is one of eight TRIO programs. DoEd made about $135 million in new awards in FY 2014. Funding levels for the next round are TBA. DoEd is seeking approval for the competition and has opened a public comment period. It will release a NOFA sometime after the public comment period closes on Dec. 7.

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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