Issue Brief 13-06
February 15, 2013

On December 14, 2012, the Department of Education (ED) issued a set of proposed changes to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). The proposed regulations seek to improve the competitive grant process by allowing ED to more effectively select grantees, provide higher-quality data to the public, and help applicants better focus on the goals of a particular project or grant. The proposed regulations were open to comments from the public, including states, through February 12, 2013. This Issue Brief provides a summary of the proposed regulatory changes and the major concerns from grantees.