It is Finally Here!
The USDE released the FY12 Perkins appropriations late Monday afternoon, and the good news is no cut to Oklahoma’s regular Perkins funding.
As always, eligible recipients will see increases or decreases based on the data used in the funding formula (census data for secondary, Pell/BIA data for postsecondary).
Our office is now working on preparing the formula allocations to local secondary and postsecondary recipients as well as putting the final touches on the FY12 Perkins online application.
We anticipate making the online application and the allocation amounts available sometime during the week of May 23 with a due date of either June 24 or June 30, 2011.
We will place an announcement via this blog when the funding notices are mailed to superintendents and the application is open.
Until that time, please begin work locally on your application narrative information and budget plans.
Something to keep in mind – the past few years have seen a decrease in quality information in many of the narrative and budget sections, sometimes as little as only one sentence (or less). Although these funds are an allocation and not a competitive grant, recipients still need to provide a quality application that fully addresses all the requirements. Limited or missing information will cause delays in the approval process.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL SUPPLEMENTAL GRANT APPLYING SCHOOLS
If you have uploaded your grant via the online application, located on the Federal Legislation Assistance website, it is my unfortunate task to ask that you please re-upload those applications.
Due to technical difficulties the applications did not save to the server, this is the case for all supplemental grant initiatives. To ensure that this does not happen again I ask that you please send an email requesting confirmation of receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org after you have uploaded your grant.
There is a link provided on the confirmation screen to the above email address. If you do not see a confirmation screen YOU GRANT UPLOAD WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience in this matter.
As always if there is anything we can do to help please don't hesitate to call.