How to apply...
For the FLEX Program, an open competition for the administration components is conducted every 3 years; for placement grants, either an open competition or a limited solicitation is used each year. For the School Partnerships Program, an open competition is conducted each year if sufficient funding is available to warrant a competition. For open competitions, the request for proposals is published in the Federal Register. For limited solicitations, letters inviting proposals are issued to organizations deemed qualified to administer the program.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Funding decisions are at the discretion of the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs and are based on the advice of a panel of reviewers and various State Department offices. Final technical authority resides with the Grants Division.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.