American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
November 23, 2011

ED Announces Applications for Race to the Top Phase 3 Awards

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced in the November 16, 2011, Federal Register, the availability of applications for new awards [PDF] for fiscal year 2011 (FY2011) for Phase 3 of the Race to the Top program. Applications became available on November 16. The deadline for transmittal of Part II applications is December 16, 2011. States that were finalists but did not receive grant awards in the 2010 Race to the Top Phase 2 competition are eligible to receive Race to the Top Phase 3 awards. Therefore, only the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are eligible to apply for Race to the Top Phase 3 awards.

In a related matter, ED also announced in the November 16, 2011, Federal Register, final requirements for Phase 3 of the Race to the Top program [PDF]. For more information, see the announcements in the Federal Register or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, via e-mail at cclarke@asha.org or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.

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