Department of Education 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 201 - 250 of 402
Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Program
Document Number: 2012-14276
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education announces priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the TIF program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2012 and later years. We are taking this action so that TIF-funded performance-based compensation systems (PBCSs) will be successful and sustained mechanisms that contribute to continual improvement of instruction, to increases in teacher and principal effectiveness, and, ultimately, to improvements in student achievement in high-need schools. To accomplish these goals, we are establishing priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria that are designed to ensure that TIF grantees use high-quality LEA-wide evaluation and support systems that identify effective educators in order to improve instruction by informing performance- based compensation and other key human capital decisions.
Applications for New Awards; Teacher Incentive Fund
Document Number: 2012-14269
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-14
Agency: Department of Education
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Annual State Application Under Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Document Number: 2012-14271
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (20 U.S.C. 1412(a)) a State is eligible for assistance under Part B for a fiscal year if the State submits a plan that provides assurances to the Secretary that the State has in effect policies and procedures to ensure that the State meets each of the conditions found in 20 U.S.C. 1412.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-14181
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act) (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of Education (Department) deletes two systems of records from its existing inventory of systems of records subject to the Privacy Act.
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program; Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers
Document Number: 2012-14115
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice announces a priority for Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Centers. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2012 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need.
National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-13884
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend the meeting.
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems
Document Number: 2012-13858
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice announces a priority for a National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems (National BMS Data Center). The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2012 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need.
Final Priorities, Requirements, and Selection Criteria-Comprehensive Centers Program (CFDA Number: 84.283B)
Document Number: 2012-13739
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education announces priorities, requirements, and selection criteria under the Comprehensive Centers Program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2012 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal technical assistance on identified State-led reforms. We intend these priorities, requirements, and selection criteria to increase the relevance and usefulness of Comprehensive Center technical assistance.
Applications for New Awards; Comprehensive Centers Program
Document Number: 2012-13735
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Department of Education
Request for Information on Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth
Document Number: 2012-13473
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Department of Education
The President's FY 2013 Budget (FY 2013 budget) included a request for authority to implement ``Performance Partnership Pilots'' that would improve outcomes for disconnected youth. In order to inform the Administration's development of that initiative, this request for information (RFI) seeks recommendations on effective approaches for improving outcomes for disconnected youth by working across Federal, State, and local community programs and systems that provide services to disconnected youth. The input we receive will inform the deliberations of the Federal Interagency Forum on Disconnected Youth about the best use of the authority requested in the FY 2013 budget for the Performance Partnership Pilots and on other actions the Administration might take to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. In addition, responses may also be used to identify opportunities for flexibility within existing authorities.
Notice of Proposed Collection Requests; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-13412
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Department of Education
On May 14, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 29360, Column 1) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Exploratory Study on the Identification of English Learners with Disabilities.'' The number of school districts and schools in the abstract was incorrect. The Abstract is corrected as follows: The purpose of this study is to learn more about current processes and personnel involved in the identification of English Learners (ELs) for special education services. The study has two main components: (1) A review of recent research on the identification of ELs with special needs, and (2) case studies of six school districts and three schools in each district. Findings will be descriptive in nature. The study is not a program evaluation and does not purport to assess program outcomes; however, findings may be useful in informing a future, nationally representative study. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development; EDFacts Collection of Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Flexibility Data
Document Number: 2012-13182
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Department of Education
On September 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) invited State educational agencies (SEAs) to request flexibility pursuant to the authority in section 9401 of ESEA, which allows the Secretary of Education to waive, with certain exceptions, any statutory or regulatory requirement of the ESEA for an SEA that receives funds under a program authorized by the ESEA and requests a waiver. In order to ensure that SEAs receiving ESEA flexibility are continuing to meet the intent and purpose of Title I of ESEA, including meeting the educational needs of low-achieving students, closing achievement gaps, and holding schools, local educational agencies, and SEAs accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students, ED will continue to collect all data related to student proficiency rates as well as performance against the annual measurable objectives. This collection will be applicable to SEAs with approved flexibility requests.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Renewal of Computer Matching Program Between the U.S. Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service
Document Number: 2012-13105
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Department of Education
This document provides notice of the renewal of the computer matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The computer matching program will begin on the effective date specified in paragraph 5.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Institute of Education Sciences; What Works Clearinghouse
Document Number: 2012-12942
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established to develop, maintain, and make accessible a system of high-quality reviews of studies of the effectiveness of education-related interventions.
Equity and Excellence Commission
Document Number: 2012-12941
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an up- coming meeting of the Equity and Excellence Commission (Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.
Federal Need Analysis Methodology for the 2013-2014 Award Year: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, and TEACH Grant Programs
Document Number: 2012-12939
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the tables that will be used in the statutory ``Federal Need Analysis Methodology'' to determine a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year 2013-2014 for the student financial aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). An EFC is the amount that a student and his or her family may reasonably be expected to contribute toward the student's postsecondary educational costs for purposes of determining financial aid eligibility. The title IV programs include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, and the Teach Grant Programs (title IV, HEA programs).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-12930
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) deletes one system of records from its existing inventory of systems of records subject to the Privacy Act.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Communications and Outreach; Presidential Scholars Program Application
Document Number: 2012-12786
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Department of Education
The United States Presidential Scholars Program is a national recognition program to honor outstanding graduating high school seniors. Candidates are invited to apply based on academic achievements on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) assessments, or on artistic merits based on participation in a national talent search.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development; Case Studies of Current and Former Grantees under the Title III National Professional Development Program (NPDP)
Document Number: 2012-12608
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Department of Education
The purpose of the National Professional Development Program, which is administered by the Office of English Language Acquisition, is to support pre-service education and professional development activities intended to improve instruction for English Learners (ELs).
Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program; Final Waivers and Extension of Project Period
Document Number: 2012-12542
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
For 60-month projects funded in fiscal year (FY) 2007 under the Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program (TCPCTIP), the Secretary waives 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2) in order to extend the project period of these current TCPCTIP grantees through FY 2013, or longer, if Congress continues to appropriate funds under the existing TCPCTIP program authority. This action will enable the two current TCPCTIP grantees to seek continuation awards in FY 2012 for their current projects, and we will not announce a new TCPCTIP competition in FY 2012.
Native American Career and Technical Education Program; Final Waivers and Extension of Project Period
Document Number: 2012-12540
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
For 60-month projects funded in fiscal year (FY) 2007 under the Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP), the Secretary waives 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2) in order to extend the project period of these current NACTEP grants for an additional 12 months. This will enable the 30 current NACTEP grantees to seek FY 2012 continuation awards for their current projects through FY 2013, and we will not announce a new NACTEP competition in FY 2012.
Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program; Final Waiver and Extension of Project Period
Document Number: 2012-12537
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
For 36-month projects funded in fiscal year (FY) 2009 under the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP), the Secretary hereby waives 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2) in order to extend the project period of these current NHCTEP grants for an additional 12 months. This will enable the eight current NHCTEP grantees to seek FY 2012 continuation awards for their current projects through FY 2013, and we will not announce a new NHCTEP competition in FY 2012.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development; Strategies for Preparing At-Risk Youth for Postsecondary Success
Document Number: 2012-12536
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
Strategies for Preparing At-Risk Youth for Postsecondary Success focuses on preventing students from dropping out and preparing them for postsecondary education or training.
Annual Updates to the Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan Formula for 2012; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2012-12420
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2012. Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, borrowers may choose to repay their loans (Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans made to graduate or professional students, and Direct Consolidation Loans) under the ICR plan, which bases the repayment amount on the borrower's income, family size, loan amount, and the interest rate applicable to each loan. Each year, we adjust the formula for calculating a borrower's ICR payment to reflect changes due to inflation. This notice contains the adjusted income percentage factors for 2012, examples of how the calculation of the monthly ICR amount is performed, a constant multiplier chart for use in performing the calculations, and charts showing sample repayment amounts based on the adjusted ICR plan formula. The adjustments to the income percentage factors for the ICR plan formula, contained in this notice, are effective for the period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Federal Student Aid; Direct Loan Income Contingent Repayment Plan Alternative Documentation of Income
Document Number: 2012-12416
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Department of Education
This form serves as the means by which a borrower who is repaying Direct Loan Program loans under the Income-Contigent Repayment (ICR) Plan or the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) Plan provides the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) with alternative documentation of the borrower's income. For additional information, see the Abstract below.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Federal Student Aid; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Deferment Request Forms
Document Number: 2012-11975
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of Education
These forms serve as the means by which borrowers in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Programs may request deferment of repayment on their loans if they meet certain statutory and regulatory criteria.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Federal Student Aid; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program: Internship/Residency and Loan Debt Burden Forbearance Forms
Document Number: 2012-11974
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of Education
These forms serve as the means by which a borrower may request forbearance of repayment on his or her William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) or Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans based on participation in an eligible internship/residency program, National Guard duty, receiving benefits under the Department of Defense's Student Loan Repayment Program, or having a federal education loan debt burden that equals or exceeds 20 percent of the borrower's monthly gross income.
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 2012-12158
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.
Equity and Excellence Commission
Document Number: 2012-12144
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an up-coming meeting of the Equity and Excellence Commission (Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Application for New Grants Under the Indian Education Professional Development Program
Document Number: 2012-11821
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Office of Indian Education of the U.S. Department of Education requests clearance for the Indian Education Discretionary Grant Applications authorized under Title VII, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended. The Professional Development (CFDA 84.299B) program is a competitive discretionary grant program. The grant applications submitted for this program are evaluated on the basis of how well an applicant addresses the selection criteria, and are used to determine applicant eligibility and amount of award for projects selected for funding.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Federal Student Aid; Federal Perkins Loan Program Master Promissory Note
Document Number: 2012-11820
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Federal Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) provides the terms and conditions of the Perkins Loan program and is prepared by the participating eligible institution and signed by the borrower.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-11617
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice to revise the system of records notice for the Office of the Inspector General Data Analytics System (18-10-02). The Department amends this system of records notice by: (1) Clarifying the purposes of the system and adding that a purpose of the system is to coordinate relationships with other Federal, State, local, or foreign agencies or other public authorities responsible for assisting in the investigation, prosecution, oversight, or enforcement of violations of administrative, civil, or criminal law or regulations; (2) proposing to revise routine use (1), ``Disclosure for Use by Other Law Enforcement Agencies,'' to allow for the disclosure of information to a Federal, State, local, or foreign agency or other public authority responsible for assisting the Department in the investigation, prosecution, oversight, or enforcement of violations of administrative, civil, or criminal law or regulations; (3) proposing to revise routine use (12), ``Disclosure to the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE),'' to allow disclosure to its successor entity, the Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency or any successor entity; (4) revising the safeguards of the system to allow data in the system to be accessed by authorized users; and, (5) updating the person listed as the System Manager.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development; Evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers State Competitions
Document Number: 2012-11603
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Department of Education
This study will examine state subgrant competitions conducted under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program in order to glean ``lessons learned'' that can inform efforts to improve the state capacity for conducting state competitions for similarly- structured grant programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. More specifically, the study will examine how states conduct their 21st CCLC competitions; state-level conditions and capacity issues affecting the conduct of such competitions; how states evaluate the quality of local applications and plans; and potential strategies for improvement.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development; Exploratory Study on the Identification of English Learners With Disabilities
Document Number: 2012-11477
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Department of Education
The purpose of this study is to learn more about current processes and personnel involved in the identification of English Learners (ELs) for special education services.
Applications for New Awards; Promise Neighborhoods Program-Implementation Grant Competition, Correction
Document Number: 2012-11254
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Department of Education
On April 20, 2012, the Office of Innovation and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register (77 FR 23675) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2012 for the Promise Neighborhoods implementation grant competition (2012 Implementation Grant NIA). This notice corrects an error in the deadline for transmittal of applications.
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTCs) on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Developing Strategies To Meet Employer Needs in Changing Economic Environments
Document Number: 2012-11097
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a funding priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by NIDRR. Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Vocational Rehabilitation and Developing Strategies to Meet Employer Needs in Changing Economic Environments. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2012 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Applications for New Awards; Centers for Independent Living
Document Number: 2012-11081
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-08
Agency: Department of Education
Request for Information To Gather Technical Expertise Pertaining to the Disaggregation of Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Student Data and the Use of Those Data in Planning and Programmatic Endeavors
Document Number: 2012-10835
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) is seeking to gather and share information about practices and policies regarding existing education data systems that disaggregate data on subgroups within the Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Island (ANHPI) student population. The Department anticipates making use of this information to help State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) identify, share, and implement promising practices and policies for identifying and overcoming challenges to gathering and disaggregating data on subgroups within the ANHPI student population. SEAs, LEAs, schools, and IHEs might then use those data to improve their ability to respond to the unique needs and issues that might exist for these subgroups. The Department is issuing this request for information (RFI) to collect information about promising practices and policies regarding existing education data systems and models that disaggregate data on subgroups within the ANHPI student population. The Department poses a series of questions to which we invite interested members of the public, including experts and data collection practitioners, to respond. The Department will publish a document that contains a summary of the recommendations that we will develop using information obtained as a result of the RFI and through other outreach efforts. This RFI has no effect on the existing Federal data collection and aggregate reporting requirements for racial and ethnic data by educational agencies and institutions. The Department is not considering modifying its racial and ethnic data collection and reporting requirements set forth in its 2007 Final Guidance on Maintaining, Collecting, and Reporting Racial and Ethnic Data to the U.S. Department of Education (2007 Guidance), 72 FR 59266 (October 19, 2007). http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2007-4/ 101907c.html.
Proposed Priority; Technical Assistance on State Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting-National IDEA Technical Assistance Center on Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems; CFDA Number 84.373Z
Document Number: 2012-10831
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2012 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an identified national need to provide technical assistance (TA) to States to improve their capacity to meet the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) data collection, analysis, and reporting requirements. We propose to assist States in developing or enhancing statewide early childhood longitudinal data systems, by which we mean data systems that include child-level data for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities (birth through age 5) served through early childhood programs under IDEA Part C and Part B preschool programs. These statewide early childhood longitudinal data systems would be part of a coordinated early learning data system, by which we mean data systems that vertically and horizontally link child, program, and workforce data elements related to children (birth through age 5). This TA will build States' capacity to report high-quality data to meet IDEA reporting requirements.
Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education Sciences; Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study 2008/12 (B&B:08/12) Full Scale
Document Number: 2012-10623
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Department of Education
This request for OMB approval is to conduct a second follow-up full scale data collection for the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 2008/2012 from July 2012 through March 2013.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Institute of Education Sciences; Pell Grant Expansions Under the Pell Grant Expansions (PGE) Study 2012
Document Number: 2012-10621
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Pell Grant Expansions under the PGE is a two-part, five- year demonstration study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that focuses on the effects of expanded access to Pell grants on students' employment and earnings outcomes. The primary outcome of interest is (1) the employment status and earnings of students who participate in the study while secondary outcomes include (2) students' experiences with and participation in education and training, (3) measures of student debt and financial aid, and (4) the extent of participation in job search assistance services.