2012 SPDG Competition Information and Resources

The SPDG Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) was published. The deadline to submit a SPDG Application is:September 4, 2012.  The contact person for the competition is Jennifer Coffey at Jennifer.Coffey@ed.gov. To view the notices use the Federal Register website links listed below:

Notice Inviting Applications (NIA)


Nothice of Final Priorities (NFP)


The application package is available to download on ED.gov:  


To provide guidance to states submitting applications OSEP and Signetwork hosted one more Bidders’ webinar –August 9, 3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time. Jennifer Coffey presented information about application narrative sections and other priority requirements of the competitive application. A link to the webinar is found below.

SPDG Competition Bidders’ Webinar # 3: Narrative Sections and Priority Requirements
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012

In July we hosted two other Bidder's webinars to prepare potential applicants. The first session focused on the new SPDG Program Measures and how they affect the writing of new applications, and the second session focused on implementing a SPDG and the Management Plan section. Links to each webinar are provided below.

SPDG Competition Bidders’ Webinar # 1: New Program Measures
Date: Monday, July 2, 2012

SPDG Competition Bidders’ Webinar # 2: SPDG Management Plan
Date: Friday, July 13, 2012