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Writing a Quality Grant Proposal for The Parental Information and Resource Centers Program
CFDA #84.310A

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Innovation and Improvement and Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

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The Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC) program provides resources that grantees can use in pursuit of the objectives of the No Child Left Behind Act. In particular, this program provides an opportunity for grantees to focus on assisting the parents of children who attend schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

The PIRC program supports school-based and school-linked parental information and resource centers that (1) help implement effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that will improve children's academic achievement; (2) develop and strengthen partnerships among parents (including parents of children from birth through age five), teachers, principals, administrators, and other school personnel in meeting the educational needs of children; (3) develop and strengthen the relationship between parents and their children's school; (4) further the developmental progress of children assisted under the program; (5) coordinate activities funded under the program with parental involvement initiatives funded under section 1118 and other provisions of the ESEA; and (6) provide a comprehensive approach to improving student learning, through coordination and integration of Federal, State, and local services and programs.

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Webcast Presenters:

  • David Downey
    Grants Policy and Oversights Staff
    U.S. Department of Education

  • Patricia Kilby-Robb
    Office of Innovation and Improvement
    U.S. Department of Education
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