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Department of ED Updates

SSS Slate Expected in Early July. The Department of Education (ED) released the programs in the FUNDING BAND last Thursday. This means any Student Support Services program that scored between 109.67 and 109.33 is in the Funding Band or the APPEALS band. COE believes only 30-40 programs are in this situation. If your program was notified that it is in the funding band, contact Jen Rudolph at with the name of the institution, the type of SSS program (regular, SSS-Veterans, SSS-ESL etc..), whether this proposal is new or a continuation proposal, contact name, contact email and score. [COE will host a FUNDING BAND webinar tomorrow, July 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Please attend only if you have received a notice from ED. Join the Zoom meeting here using Meeting ID 848-6241-4736 and password FUNDBAND]. ED has stated the SLATE with 1,131 successful applicants will be sent to Congress either this week or next week. COE believes ED will send out notification to the unsuccessful applicants shorty after. The process for notification goes as follows:

  1. ED sends the names and grant amounts of funded institutions within individual state and district to Members of Congress.

  2. COE notifies state and chapter leaders that slates of funded programs are available and state leaders work with offices to get copies of entire state slate.

  3. COE works with state leaders to identify currently funded institutions that are not on slate. (Note that there can be three reasons for this: a) institutions have a banked year of funding and Congress will be notified on a second slate to be sent by ED shortly; b) Applications are in the "funding band" and have right of appeal; or c) applications were not funded.)

  4. ED sends second slate of institutions with banked years to Congress and steps 2 and 3 are updated.

  5. COE works with unsuccessful programs in their next steps.

COE continues to monitor this process closely and will notify state and chapter leaders as soon as information regarding the SSS competition results are released.

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