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Applications Now Available for New OCTAE Awards for Improved Reentry Education

Posted on 07/22/2015

Correctional Education

Applications are now available for OCTAE's estimated nine new awards External link opens in new window or tab for its Improved Reentry Education (IRE) program authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The average size of each award is $300,000. The IRE program supports demonstration projects in prisoner reentry education that show its effectiveness. According to the award notice, "IRE seeks to demonstrate the critical need for high-quality, appropriately designed, integrated, and well-implemented educational and related services in institutional and community settings," to support incarcerated individuals' education goals and reentry success. 

Interested parties are encouraged to review the Federal Register notice External link opens in new window or tab for full details on the new awards, including application requirements, eligibility, award information, and key deadlines. The notice is also available via the Educational Grants area of the OTAN Web site.

Contact OCTAE's Tammi Fergusson at Tammi.Fergusson@ed.gov or at 202-245-7706 with any questions or issues about applying.

Award applications are due on Aug. 12, 2015.

Source: OCTAE Connection External link opens in new window or tab.