In regards to the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) program, the
application package for FY 2001 has not been published as of this date.
However, interested individuals may obtain general information by going to
our site: http://www.ed.gov --funding opportunities. From there, they
click on "Forecast of Funding Opportunities" or "What Should I Know About
grants". The forecast page provides a tentative application schedule for
the Department's discretionary grants, including the WEEA program. The
second page answers basic questions relating to our overall discretionary
grants process. Both should be helpful to individuals interested in
learning how grants are administered.
As far as tips for those seeking funding, I would like to mention several
things. First of all, to evaluate applications, we use established
within the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).
Because the program is very competitive, applicants must strive for the
highest score and make sure each criterion is answered fully, including the
following where points are usually lost:
Need for Project. The magnitude of the need should be evident
Project as a component of a comprehensive plan. The applicant
should indicate the extent to which the project is part of a larger plan
educational equity and compliance with Title IX.
Implementing a change strategy. The extent to which the project
implements an institutional change strategy with long-term impact that will
continue as a central activity after the WEEA grant has expired.
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