Publication Date: April 5, 2006
DCL ID: GEN-06-04
SUBJECT: Academic Competitiveness Grant and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant Programs.
SUMMARY: This letter contains information on two new grant programs created by the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
Posted on 04-05-2006
The two new grant programs will make grants available to eligible students for the 2006-07 award year. The section citations in the enclosure are references to the new section of the HEA created by the HERA.
We appreciate your assistance and cooperation as we work to implement these new programs. In the coming months, we will provide further guidance on implementing the statutory changes made by the HERA. If you have any questions on the matters discussed in this letter, please contact Anthony Jones at (202) 502-7652.