ED's New Comprehensive Centers grant program awards discretionary grants to establish comprehensive technical assistance centers to help low-performing schools and districts close achievement gaps and meet the goals of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). ED is authorized to establish comprehensive technical assistance centers to help states benefit school districts and schools, especially those in need of improvement. Sixteen regional comprehensive centers and five content-specific centers will be funded under the program. Regional centers must provide front-line assistance to states to help them implement NCLB and other related federal school improvement programs. The regional centers must help increase state capacity...

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