Education Pilots a
New Electronic Grant Application Package
February 7, the U.S. Department of Education kicked off a pilot
of its new Electronic Grant Application Package System, "e-GAPS."
Programs now participating in the pilot, which allows applicants
to prepare & submit proposals online, include:
* the Office
of Bilingual Education & Minority Languages Affairs' Bilingual Education
Systemwide Improvement Grants
* 4 programs
in the Office of Postsecondary Education -- Strengthening Institutions,
American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges & Universities, Alaska
Native-Serving Institutions, & Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions.
programs will participate in the pilot later this year:
* the Office
of Vocational & Adult Education's Literacy Program Prisoners/Life
* 2 programs
in the Office of Educational Research & Improvement -- Eisenhower
Regional Math & Science & Regional Technology Technical Assistance
may use the e-GAPS website to update, delete, and view existing
grant applications, & to check the status of applications they've
already submitted. The "Quick Start Guide" at the e-GAPS website
walks visitors through the application process, & numerous links
are provided to help potential applicants in applying for a grant.
Education officials anticipate that half the Department's competitions
will use e-GAPS in fiscal year 2001 (beginning October 1, 2000),
with all competitions using it in fiscal year 2002. For details,
please visit e-Grants and select
a Quick Start Guide that can be printed. The guide walks you through
the site and provides background information on the purpose and
scope of the pilot, including future plans.
For More Information
GAPs Project Manager