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FY12 Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Request for Application Released

The National Center for Education Statistics, under the Institute of Education Sciences, invites State educational agencies to apply for grants to assist them in developing and implementing statewide, longitudinal data systems in the FY12 SLDS competition. 

Applicants may apply for funds to carry out projects to address one of the three following priorities: 

  1. to design, develop, and implement a statewide, longitudinal kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) data system
  2. to develop and link early childhood data with the State’s K-12 data system
  3. to develop and link postsecondary and/or workforce data with the State’s K-12 data system

The Institute will award grants of no more than $5 million for Priority 1 and grants of no more than $4 million for Priorities 2 and 3.  Eligible State educational agencies may submit applications to address only one of the three priorities.  Applications that address more than one priority will not be considered responsive to this Request for Applications and will not be considered.

Only State educational agencies are eligible to apply.  The State educational agencies of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are included, however, for this competition only, applications will not be considered from the 20 State educational agencies that received SLDS ARRA grants in May 2010.

The submission period for the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant is closed.