What is the timeline for the program?
The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) nominates eligible schools in the winter and then nominated schools receive a formal invitation from the U.S. Department of Education (USED) to apply for the award. The application deadline is in the spring. After a rigorous application review process by USED and certification by the FDOE, award recipients are announced in the fall by the Secretary of Education. The detailed timeline, which varies slightly each year, can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/applicant.html.