Teaching American History Grants FY 2009 Competition Underway

On December 23, 2008, the U.S. Department of Education announced the opening of the fiscal year 2009 Teaching American History (TAH) grants competition. The deadline for “Notice of Intent to Apply” is January 22, 2009. The deadline for the transmittal of applications is March 9, 2009, and the deadline for intergovernmental review is May 7, 2009. Potential applicants are strongly advised to read the full notice in the Federal Register by clicking here or visiting the TAH Web site.

In addition, applicants should consult a related Federal Register notice revising the selection criteria for the TAH program that will be in effect for this year’s grant competition. The selection criteria changes can be accessed by clicking here.

To assist applicants in preparing their submissions, the TAH office is holding three pre-application workshops on:

  • Thursday, January 8th, from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. New York City-Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton Hotel, 1355 Avenue of the Americas, New York City NY 10019
  • Monday, January 12th, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Washington, DC-U. S. Department of Education Auditorium, 400 Maryland Avenue S.W. Washington DC 20202

Applications for grants under this program must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (www.Grants.gov). Under search criteria for CFDA number, enter 84.215. Information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application electronically, or in paper format by mail or hand delivery is available in the Federal Register notice. Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation should contact the Teaching American History office directly.

Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W206, Washington, DC 20202-5960. Telephone: (202) 205-9085 or (202) 205-0147 or by e-mail at teachingamericanhistory@ed.gov.

If you use a TDD, call the FRS toll free at 1-800-877-8339.