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Chapter 505-5 GRANTS PROGRAM

Rule 505-5-.01 PSC Certification Channel Grants Program

(1) Statutory Basis for Grant Program. Georgia Professional Standards Act, O.C.G.A. Sections 20-2-982 and 20-2-984.
(2) Purpose of Program. This program is designed to provide assistance to colleges and universities offering approved education preparation programs with a computerized link-up from the Professional Standards Commission for accessing information regarding certification of education personnel in Georgia.
(3) Terms and Conditions. Funds maybe used for hardware, software, and technical assistance. All funds must be expended by the end of the State fiscal year.
(4) Eligible Recipients. Colleges and universities offering State-approved education personnel preparation programs.
(5) Criteria for Award. A letter requesting funds for the certification channel from the dean or head of education from institutions with approved education preparation programs.
(6) Directions and Deadlines for Applying. Announcements are distributed to deans and heads of approved education preparation programs whenever sufficient funds are available. Requests for information should be made to: Professional Standards Commission, 1454 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-5040.

Rule 505-5-.02 Mini Transitional/Development Incentive Grants Program

(1) Statutory Basis for Grant Program. Georgia Professional Standards Act, O.C.G.A. Sections 20-2-982 and 20-2-984.
(2) Purpose of Program. This program is designed to encourage innovation and changes in the design and delivery of education personnel preparation programs as called in for the Georgia Professional Standards Act.
(3) Terms and Conditions. All grants, whether awarded through a competitive processor through a direct allocation, must be executed and all expenditures completed by the end of the State fiscal year of the award. Grant activities must focus on priorities identified by the Professional Standards Commission.
(4) Eligible Recipients. Colleges and universities offering State-approved education personnel preparation programs.
(5) Criteria for Award(s). A letter of application that describes: the focus of the program; proposed activities designed to carry out the project goals; and the proposed plan for implementation and institutionalization of the project. A review team from the Professional Standards Commission evaluates requests for funding.
(6) Directions and Deadlines for Applying. Announcements are distributed to deans and heads of approved education preparation programs whenever sufficient funds are available. Requests for information should be made to: Professional Standards Commission, 1454 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-5040.

Rule 505-5-.03 Demonstration Projects in Teacher Education

(1) Statutory Basis for Grant Program. Georgia Professional Standards Act, O.C.G.A. Sections 20-2-982 and 20-2-984.
(2) Purpose of Program. This program is designed to encourage large scale demonstration projects in the design and delivery of education personnel preparation programs.
(3) Terms and Conditions. These are competitive grants that may exceed one year in length. Projects must focus on priorities set by the Professional Standards Commission.
(4) Eligible Recipients. Colleges and universities offering State-approved education personnel preparation programs.
(5) Criteria for Award(s). A letter of intent (pre-proposal) that includes a description of the proposed project and a proposed budget. A review team from the Professional Standards Commission evaluates letters of intent for possible development of full proposals. Full proposals are evaluated by the Professional Standards Commission using criteria such as: developers' knowledge of project; likelihood of success; approach; feasibility; partnership arrangements; institutionalization; finding use; and evaluation plan.
(6) Directions and Deadlines for Applying. Requests for proposals are sent to all institutions who have approved education personnel preparation programs whenever sufficient funds are available. Requests for information should be made to: Professional Standards Commission, 1454 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-5040.

Rule 505-5-.04 Special Projects and Initiatives

(1) Statutory Basis for Grant Program. Georgia Professional Standards Act, O.C.G.A. Sections 20-2-982 and 20-2-984.
(2) Purpose of Program. Professional Standards Commission initiated activities focused on priorities and issues of concern of the Professional Standards Commission.
(3) Terms and Conditions. Short term contracts made to individuals and/or organizations for specific services.
(4) Eligible Recipients. Individuals and/or organizations with expertise to deliver on contract specifications.
(5) Criteria for Award(s). Based on expertise and record of performance in delivering products within specified time frames.
(6) Directions and Deadlines for Applying. Requests for information should be made to: Professional Standards Commission, 1454 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-5040.