Basic Information About PEP
On February 26, 2013 in the Federal Register (Vol. 78, No. 38), the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools of the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) published the notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2013 for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP).
Applications are due on or before April 12, 2013, 4:30pm eastern time (ET). Grant recipients will probably be notified by September 30, 2013.
PEP provides grants to local education agencies, school districts and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs for students in grades K-12. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state physical education standards.
- Local education agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are considered LEAs under state law
- Community-based organizations (CBOs), including faith-based organizations provided that they meet the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
- LEAs and CBOs currently have an active grant under the PEP program are not eligible for this (FY2013) competition. A grant is considered active until the end of the grant's project or funding period, including any extensions of those periods that extend the grantee's authority to obligate funds. For example, if Mountain School District was awarded a three-year (36 month) PEP grant in September 2011, then the end of that grant's project/funding period would be September 2014. Thus, Mountain School District would not be eligible to apply for a PEP grant in this (FY2013) competition.
Award Information (Estimated)
- Project Period: Up to 36 months
- Estimated Number of Awards: 95
- Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-$750,000 per year
- Estimated Average Size of Awards: $479,000 per year
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What are some of the circumstances that might cause a grant application to be deemed ineligible for review?
The application does not meet the absolute priority
The applicant does not include assurances
The applicant does not address required elements
The applicant does not include adequate or allowable matching funds
The applicant is not an eligible agency or entity
The applicant does not include a narrative
The application is submitted after the deadline date
PEP is a grant program of the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) not NASPE. Our tips are based on careful review of the FY2010 PEP grant call for applications and the Federal Register Notice of Final Priorities, Requirements, and Definitions (February 26, 2013) and on our experience with writing and winning federal grants (over $13 million) as well as serving as a federal grant reviewer.
NASPE has no information about the PEP grant program other than what is published in the Federal Register and call for applications, no authority over the PEP grant program, and no influence over the review/scoring/selection process. The call for applications provides definitive information about the grant program.