Thursday, August 09, 2007

Major differences between ATTAIN and EETT

Both ATTAIN and EETT require that 2% of the grant be used towards evaluation and 3% may be used for state administrative costs. Of the remaining 95%, 60% will be earmarked for formula-based (entitlement) awards. (EETT currently allows states to decide how much, if any, of the 95% will be placed into formula-based grants...for the last two years, CT has assigned 30% to entitlement.) Each formula-based award will be no less than $3,000, which will be mean a substantial increase for numbers of districts. Professional development requirements will increase from 25% to 40% for the formula-based awards. Competitive awards will continue the 25% requirement for pd.