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Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs - (GEAR-UP) - #84.334

(1) State Grants. States receiving funds are required (unless they receive a waiver) to provide both a required activities and a scholarship component, targeted to low-income students in grades K-12. At least 50 percent, but not more than 75 percent, of the grant funds must be used to provide scholarships to participating students. Conversely, at least 25 percent, but not more than 50 percent, of the funds must be used for required and permissible activities. To meet the matching requirement, States must cover at least 50 percent of the project costs with cash or in-kind contributions from non-Federal sources. (2) Partnership Grants. Eligible partnerships consist of one or more local educational agencies and one or more degree granting institutions of higher education and not less than two other community organizations or entities such as businesses, professional organizations, State agencies, institutions, or other public or private agencies or organizations. Partnerships receiving funds are not required to provide a scholarship component. However, they are required to provide services to at least one cohort or grade level of students beginning no later than the 7th grade, in a school that has a 7th grade and in which at least 50 percent of the students enrolled are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, or to an entire grade level of students, not later than the 7th grade, who reside in public housing. This program is subject to nonsupplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate, which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group at (202) 708-7770.

OMB Circular No. A-21 applies. OMB Circular No. A-122 applies. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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