The Department of Education (ED) is reopening the State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) pilot grant competition in order to allow applicants more time to prepare and submit their applications. At this time, ED has received a very limited number of applications. Given the number of application requirements, the unique nature of this pilot competition, and the short deadline for applications (45 days), some applicants might not have had sufficient time to complete all requirements.
In response to initial confusion about the competition requirements, ED has supplemented its “Frequently Asked Questions” document with additional questions.
All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. All information in the May 29, 2012, notice inviting applications for this competition remains the same, except for the deadline date. The new deadline is August 9, 2012.