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Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (j) Programs designed to encourage
public comment. and assist Indian students to work
The Department of Education is [CFDA No.: 84.299A] toward, and gain entrance into, an
especially interested in public comment institution of higher education; or
Indian Education Discretionary Grant (k) Other services that meet the
addressing the following issues: (1) Is Programs—Demonstration Grants for
this collection necessary to the proper purpose of this program.
Indian Children Eligible Applicants: Eligible
functions of the Department; (2) will
this information be processed and used AGENCY:Department of Education. applicants for this program include a
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate State educational agency; LEA; Indian
Notice inviting applications for
ACTION:
of burden accurate; (4) how might the tribe; Indian organization; federally
new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2001.
Department enhance the quality, utility, supported elementary and secondary
and clarity of the information to be SUMMARY: Purpose of Program: The school for Indian students; Indian
collected; and (5) how might the purpose of this program is to provide institution, including an Indian
Department minimize the burden of this financial assistance to projects to institution of higher education; or a
collection on the respondents, including develop, test, and demonstrate the consortium of such institutions that
through the use of information effectiveness of services and programs meet the requirements of 34 CFR 75.127
technology. to improve the educational through 75.129.
opportunities and achievement of An application from a consortium of
Dated: March 19, 2001. eligible entities must meet the
John Tressler,
preschool, elementary, and secondary
students, through activities such as: requirements of 34 CFR 75.127 through
Leader Regulatory Information Management, 75.129. The written agreement must be
Office of the Chief Information Officer.
(a) Innovative programs related to the
educational needs of educationally submitted with the application. The
Office of Student Financial Assistance deprived children; agreement must be signed or the
Programs (b) Educational services that are not applicant must submit other evidence
Type of Review: Revision. available to such children in sufficient that all the members of the consortium
quantity or quality, including remedial agree to the contents of the agreement.
Title: Free Application for Federal
instruction, to raise the achievement of Letters of support do not meet the
Student Aid (FAFSA).
Indian children in one or more of the consortium requirements. The Secretary
Frequency: Annually. rejects and does not consider an
core academic subjects of English,
Affected Public: Individuals or mathematics, science, foreign languages, application that does not meet these
households. art, history, and geography; requirements.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour (c) Bilingual and bicultural programs Deadline for Transmittal of
Burden: and projects; Applications: May 25, 2001.
Responses: 10,979,031; Burden Hours: (d) Special health and nutrition Deadline for Intergovernmental
6,670,932. services, and other related activities, Review: July 27, 2001.
that address the special health, social, Applications Available: April 4, 2001.
Abstract: Collects identifying and Available Funds: $4,350,000.
financial information from students and psychological problems of Indian
children; Estimated Range of Awards: $150,000
applying for Federal student aid for to $400,000.
postsecondary education. Used to (e) Special compensatory and other
Estimated Average Size of Awards:
calculate Expected Family Contribution programs and projects to assist and
$310,000.
and determine eligibility for grants and encourage Indian children to enter,
Estimated Number of Awards: 14.
loans, under Title IV of the Higher remain in, or reenter school, and to
increase the rate of secondary school Note: The Department is not bound by any
Education Act (HEA). estimates in this notice.
graduation;
Requests for copies of the proposed
(f) Comprehensive guidance, Project Period: Up to 36 months. It is
information collection request may be
counseling, and testing services; the expectation of the Department that
accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or
(g) Early childhood and kindergarten all project periods will begin August 1,
should be addressed to Vivian Reese,
programs, including family-based 2001 with program services beginning
Department of Education, 400 Maryland
preschool programs that emphasize with the Fall 2001 academic term.
Avenue, SW, Room 4050, Regional
school readiness and parental skills, and Budget Requirement: Projects funded
Office Building 3, Washington, D.C.
the provision of services to Indian under this competition must budget for
20202–4651. Requests may also be
children with disabilities; a one and one-half day Project Directors’
electronically mailed to the internet
(h) Partnership projects between local meeting in Washington, DC during each
address OCIO_IMG_Issues@ed.gov or
educational agencies (LEAs) and year of the budget.
faxed to 202–708–9346. Please specify
institutions of higher education that Maximum Annual Award Amount: In
the complete title of the information
allow secondary school students to no case does the Secretary make an
collection when making your request.
enroll in courses at the postsecondary award greater than $400,000 for a single
Comments regarding burden and/or the
level to aid these students in the budget period. The Secretary rejects and
collection activity requirements should
transition from secondary school to does not consider an application that
be directed to Joseph Schubart at (202)
postsecondary education; proposes a budget exceeding these
708–9266 or via his internet address
(i) Partnership projects between maximum amounts.
Joe_Schubart@ed.gov. Individuals who
schools and local businesses for school- Page Limit: The application narrative
use a telecommunications device for the
to-work transition programs designed to is where an applicant addresses the
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
provide Indian youth with the selection criteria that are used by
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–
knowledge and skills they need to make reviewers in evaluating the application.
800–877–8339.
an effective transition from school to a An applicant must limit the narrative to
[FR Doc. 01–7229 Filed 3–22–01; 8:45 am] first job in a high-skill, high-wage the equivalent of no more than 75
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following standards: (1) A ‘‘page’’ is 8 that present a plan for combining two or 800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8
1⁄2″ x 11″ (one side only) with one-inch more of the activities described in p.m., Eastern time, Monday through
margins (top, bottom and sides). Section 9121(c) of the Act over a period Friday. However, the Department is not
(2) All text in the application of more than one year. able to reproduce in an alternative
narrative, including titles, headings, Authority: Section 9121 of the Act; 20 format the standards forms included in
footnotes, quotations, references, and U.S.C. 7831(d)(1)(B). the application package.
captions, as well as all text in charts, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
(2) In making grants under this
tables, figures, and graphs, must be Cathie Martin, Office of Indian
program, the Secretary will award five
double-spaced (no more than three lines Education, U.S. Department of
(5) additional points to applications
per vertical inch). submitted by Indian tribes, Indian Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
If using a proportional computer font, Room 3W115, Washington, DC 20202–
organizations, and Indian institutions of
use no smaller than a 12-point font, and higher education, including a 6335. Telephone: (202) 260–1683.
an average character density no greater consortium of any of these entities with Internet address: Cathie_Martin@ed.gov.
than 18 characters per inch. If using a other eligible entities. An application Individuals with disabilities may
nonproportional font or a typewriter, do from a consortium of eligible entities obtain this document in an alternative
not use more than 12 characters to the that meet the requirements of 34 CFR format (e.g., Braille, large print,
inch. 75.127 through 75.129 and includes an audiotape, or computer diskette) on
The page limit does not apply to the request to the contact person listed in
Indian tribe, Indian organization, or
cover sheet; the budget section the preceding paragraph.
Indian institution of higher education
(including the narrative budget
shall be considered eligible to receive Electronic Access to This Document
justification); the assurances and
the five (5) additional priority points.
certifications; or the one-page abstract, You may view this document, as well
The written consortium agreement must
appendices, resumes, bibliography, and as all other Department of Education
be submitted with the application. The
letters of support. However, all of the documents published in the Federal
agreement must be signed or the
application narrative addressing the Register, in text or Adobe Portable
applicant must submit other evidence
selection criteria must be included in Document Format (pdf) on the World
that all the members of the consortium
the narrative section. If, in order to meet Wide Web at either of the following
agree to the contents of the agreement.
the page limit, you use print size, sites: http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg.htm; or
Letters of support do not meet the
spacing, or margins smaller than the http://www.ed.gov/news.html.
consortium requirements. The Secretary
standards specified in this notice, your To use the PDF you must have the
rejects and does not consider an
application will not be reviewed or Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with
application that does not meet these
considered for funding. Search, which is available free at either
requirements.
Applicable Regulations: The of the previous sites. If you have
Education Department General Authority: Section 9153 of the Act; 20 questions about using the PDF, call the
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in U.S.C. 7873. U.S. Government Printing Office toll
34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, Selection Criteria free at 1–888–293–6498; or in the
85, 97, 98, and 99. Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530.
The selection criteria are included in
Priorities full in the application package for this Note: The official version of this document
competition. These selection criteria is published in the Federal Register. Free
Invitational Priorities were established based on the Internet access to the official edition of the
Federal Register and the Code of Federal
While applicants may propose any regulations for evaluating discretionary Regulations is available on GPO Access at:
project within the scope of section 9121 grants found in 34 CFR 75.200 through http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html
of Title IX of the Elementary and 75.210.
Secondary Act of 1965, as amended (the For Applications Contact: Education Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7831.
Act), the Secretary is particularly Publications Center (ED Pubs), P.O. Box Dated: March 19, 2001.
interested in applications that meet the 1398, Jessup, MD 20794–1398. Thomas M. Corwin,
following invitational priorities. Telephone (toll free): 1–877–433–7827. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for
However, an application that meets one FAX (301) 470–1244. If you use a Elementary and Secondary Education.
or more of the invitational priorities telecommunication device for the deaf [FR Doc. 01–7291 Filed 3–2–01; 8:45 am]
does not receive competitive or absolute (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1–877–
BILLING CODE 4000–01–U
preference over other applications. 576–7734. You may also contact ED
Invitational Priority 1—School Pubs via its Web site (http://
readiness projects that provide age www.ed.gov/edpubs.html) or its E-mail DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
appropriate educational programs and address (edpubs@inet.ed.gov). If you
language skills to three- and four-year request an application from ED Pubs, be [CFDA 84.060A]
old Indian students to prepare them for sure to identify this competition as
follows: CFDA number 84.299A. Indian Education Formula Grants to
successful entry into school at the
Individuals with disabilities may Local Educational Agencies
kindergarten school level.
Invitational Priority 2—Early obtain this document in an alternative AGENCY: Office of Elementary and
childhood and kindergarten programs, format by contacting the Grants and Secondary Education, Office of Indian
including family-based preschool Contracts Services Team, U.S. Education.
programs, that emphasize school Department of Education, 400 Maryland ACTION: Notice inviting applications for
readiness and parental skills. Avenue, SW., room 3317, Switzer new and continuation awards for fiscal
Building, Washington, DC 20202–2550. year (FY) 2001, Indian Education
Competitive Preference Telephone: (202) 205–8351. Individuals Formula Grants to Local Educational
(1) In making multiyear grants under who use a telecommunications device Agencies.
this program, the Secretary will award for the deaf (TDD), may call the Federal
five (5) additional points to applications Information Relay Services (FIRS) at 1– SUMMARY:

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