U.S. Department of Education's Use of Fiscal Year Appropriations to Award Multiple Year Grants
B-289801: Dec 30, 2002
- Full Report:
The Ranking Minority Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the House Committee on Appropriations asked for our opinion regarding the Department of Education's (Education) use of appropriations available for only one fiscal year to fund to grant awards for multiple years for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) and the Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program. This question raises the issue of whether the bona fide need rule prohibits award of multiyear grants with fiscal year money.