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application must show identification to materials electronically formatted as Deadline for Transmittal of
enter the building. CDs, DVDs, videos, computer diskettes Applications: November 2, 2004.
Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of and books produced by the grantee, as Deadline for Intergovernmental
Paper Applications: If you mail or hand part of the grant approved activities are Review: January 3, 2005.
deliver your application to the also acceptable as final reports. Eligible Applicants: (1) Institutions of
Department:
1. You must indicate on the envelope VII. Agency Contact higher education, (2) State departments
and if not provided by the Department— of education, (3) Private nonprofit
For Further Information Contact: Mr. educational organizations, and (4)
in Item 4 of the Application for Federal Jose L. Martinez, U.S. Department of
Education Assistance (ED 424 (exp. 11/ Consortia of these entities.
Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room
30/2004)) the CFDA number—and suffix 6010, Washington, DC 20006–8521. Estimated Available Funds: The
letter, if any—of the competition under Telephone: (202) 502–7635 or by e-mail: Administration has requested
which you are submitting the jose.martinez@ed.gov. $4,312,450 for new awards for this
application. program for FY 2005. The actual level
If you use a telecommunications
2. The Application Control Center of funding, if any, depends on final
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call
will mail a Grant Application Receipt congressional action. However, we are
the Federal Information Relay Service
Acknowledgment to you. If you do not inviting applications to allow enough
(FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.
receive the notification of application time to complete the grant process if
Individuals with disabilities may Congress appropriates funds for this
receipt within 15 days from the mailing obtain this document in an alternative
of your application, you should call the program.
format (e.g., Braille, large print,
U.S. Department of Education audiotape, or computer diskette) on Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000–
Application Control Center at (202) request to the program contact person $80,000 for short-term seminars,
245–6288. listed in this section. curriculum development or group
research or study; $50,000–$310,000 for
V. Application Review Information VIII. Other Information advanced overseas intensive language
Selection Criteria: The selection projects.
criteria for this program are in 34 CFR Electronic Access to This Document:
You may view this document, as well as Estimated Average Size of Awards:
sections 655.31, 660.31, 660.32, and $70,696.
660.33. all other documents of this Department
published in the Federal Register, in Maximum Award: We will reject any
VI. Award Administration Information text or Adobe Portable Document application that proposes a budget
1. Award Notices: If your application Format (PDF) on the Internet at the exceeding $100,000 for a single budget
is successful, we notify your U.S. following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ period of 12 months for short-term
Representative and U.S. Senators and fedregister. seminars, curriculum development, or
send you a Grant Award Notification To use PDF you must have Adobe group research or study. We will reject
(GAN). We may also notify you Acrobat Reader, which is available free any application that proposes a budget
informally. at this site. If you have questions about exceeding $325,000 for a single budget
If your application is not evaluated or using PDF, call the U.S. Government period of 12 months for advanced
not selected for funding, we notify you. Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– overseas intensive language projects.
2. Administrative and National Policy 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, The Assistant Secretary for
Requirements: We identify DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Postsecondary Education may change
administrative and national policy Note: The official version of this document the maximum amount through a notice
requirements in the application package is the document published in the Federal published in the Federal Register.
and reference these and other Register. Free Internet access to the official Estimated Number of Awards: 61.
requirements in the Applicable edition of the Federal Register and the Code
Note: The Department is not bound by any
Regulations section of this notice. of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
estimates in this notice.
We reference the regulations outlining Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
the terms and conditions of an award in index.html
Project Period: Up to 36 months.
the Applicable Regulations section of Dated: September 20, 2004.
this notice and include these and other Sally L. Stroup, Full Text of Announcement
specific conditions in the GAN. The Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary I. Funding Opportunity Description
GAN also incorporates your approved Education.
application as part of your binding Purpose of Program: The Fulbright-
[FR Doc. E4–2355 Filed 9–22–04; 8:45 am]
commitments under the grant. Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA)
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
3. Reporting: At the end of your Program supports overseas projects in
project period, you must submit a final training, research, and curriculum
performance report, including financial DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION development in modern foreign
information, as directed by the languages and area studies for groups of
Secretary. If you receive a multi-year Office of Postsecondary Education; teachers, students, and faculty engaged
award, you must submit an annual Overview Information; Fulbright-Hays in a common endeavor. Projects may
performance report that provides the Group Projects Abroad Program; include short-term seminars, curriculum
most current performance and financial Notice Inviting Applications for New development, or group research or
expenditure information as specified by Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 study. This competition will support
the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. advanced overseas intensive language
Grantees are required to use the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance projects.
(CFDA)
electronic data instrument Evaluation of Priorities: In accordance with 34 CFR
Exchange, Language, International, and Number: 84.021A 75.105(b)(2)(ii), these priorities are from
Area Studies (EELIAS) system to DATES:Applications Available: the regulations for this program (34 CFR
complete the final report. Instructional September 23, 2004. 664.32).

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Absolute Priority apply their language skills and Individuals with disabilities may
For FY 2005 this priority is an knowledge of countries vital to the obtain a copy of the application package
absolute priority. Under 34 CFR United States national security in fields in an alternative format (e.g., Braille,
75.105(c)(3) we consider only outside teaching, including government, large print, audiotape, or computer
applications that meet this priority. the professions, or international diskette) by contacting the program
This priority is: development. Therefore, institutions contact person listed in this section.
Specific geographic regions of the may propose projects for visits and
2. Content and Form of Application
world: A group project funded under study in foreign countries by
Submission
this priority must focus on one or more individuals in these fields, in addition
of the following geographic regions of to those planning a teaching career. Requirements concerning the content
the world: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, However, authority to use funds for of an application, together with the
Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the participants outside of the field of forms you must submit, are in the
Western Hemisphere (Central and South teaching depends on final Congressional application package for this program.
America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), action. Applicants will be given an Page Limit: The application narrative
East Central Europe and Eurasia, and opportunity to amend their applications is where you, the applicant, address the
the Near East. if such authority is not provided. selection criteria that reviewers use to
Within this absolute priority, we are Estimated Available Funds: The evaluate your application. You must
establishing the following competitive Administration has requested limit part III to the equivalent of no
preference and invitational priorities. $4,312,450 for new awards for this more than 40 pages, using the following
program for FY 2005. The actual level standards:
Competitive Preference Priority of funding, if any, depends on final • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side
For FY 2005 this priority is a congressional action. However, we are only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom,
competitive preference priority. Under inviting applications to allow enough and both sides.
34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), 664.30(b), and time to complete the grant process if • Double space (no more than three
664.31(g) we award up to an additional Congress appropriates funds for this lines per vertical inch) all text in the
five (5) points to an application, program. application narrative, including titles,
depending on how well the application Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000– headings, footnotes, quotations,
meets this priority. $350,000. references, and captions. However, you
This priority is: Estimated Average Size of Awards: may single space all text in charts,
Short-term seminars that develop and $70,696. tables, figures and graphs.
improve foreign language and area Maximum Award: We will reject any • Use a font that is either 12-point or
studies at elementary and secondary application that proposes a budget larger or no smaller than 10 pitch
schools. exceeding $350,000 for a single budget (characters per inch). However, you may
period of 12 months. The Assistant use a 10-point font in charts, tables,
Invitational Priority figures, and graphs.
Secretary for Postsecondary Education
For FY 2005 this priority is an may change the maximum amount The page limit does not apply to the
invitational priority. Under 34 CFR through a notice published in the cover sheet; the budget section,
75.105(c)(1) we do not give an Federal Register. including the narrative budget
application that meets this invitational Estimated Number of Awards: 61. justification; the assurances and
priority a competitive or absolute certifications; the one-page abstract; or
preference over other applications. Note: The Department is not bound by any the appendices. However, you must
This priority is: estimates in this notice. include your complete response to the
Group Study projects that provide Project Period: Up to 36 months. selection criteria in the application
opportunities for nationally recruited narrative.
undergraduate students to study in a III. Eligibility Information We will reject your application if—
foreign country for either a semester or 1. Eligible Applicants: (1) Institutions • You apply these standards and
a full academic year. of higher education, (2) State exceed the page limit; or
Program Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2452. departments of education, (3) Private • You apply other standards and
Applicable Regulations: (a) The nonprofit educational organizations, exceed the equivalent of the page limit.
Education Department General and (4) Consortia of these entities. 3. Submission Dates and Times:
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This
34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, Applications Available: September
program does not involve cost sharing
85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. 23, 2004.
or matching.
(b) The regulations for this program in Deadline for Transmittal of
34 CFR part 664. IV. Application and Submission Applications: November 2, 2004.
Information We do not consider an application
Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 that does not comply with the deadline
apply to institutions of higher education 1. Address to Request Application requirements.
only. Package We are requiring that applications for
Dr. Lungching Chiao, International grants under this program be submitted
II. Award Information Education Programs Service, U.S. electronically using the Electronic Grant
Type of Award: Discretionary grants, Department of Education, 1990 K Street, Application System (e-Application)
redistributed as fellowships to NW., 6th floor, Washington, DC 20006– available through the Department’s e-
individual beneficiaries in accordance 8521. Telephone: (202) 502–7624 or by GRANTS system. For information
with 34 CFR 662.2 and 662.3. As part e-mail: lungching.chiao@ed.gov. (including dates and times) about how
of its FY 2005 budget request, the If you use a telecommunications to submit your application
Administration proposed to continue to device for the deaf (TDD), you may call electronically through the e-GRANTS
allow funds to be used to support the the Federal Information Relay Service system or to request a waiver of the
participation of individuals who plan to (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. electronic submission requirement,

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please refer to Section IV. 6. Procedures or hand delivery instructions described the signed ED 424 to the Application
for Submitting Applications in this in this notice. The paper application Control Center at (202) 245–6272.
notice. must include a written request for a • We may request that you give us
Deadline for Intergovernmental waiver documenting the reasons that original signatures on other forms at a
Review: January 3, 2005. prevented you from using the Internet to later date.
submit your application. Application Deadline Date Extension
4. Intergovernmental Review
When using e-Application to in Case of System Unavailability: If you
This program is subject to Executive complete the application, you will be are prevented from submitting your
Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 entering data online. Do not e-mail an application on the application deadline
CFR part 79. Information about electronic copy of any part of a grant date because the e-Application system is
Intergovernmental Review of Federal application to us. The data that is unavailable, we will grant you an
Programs under Executive Order 12372 entered online will be saved into a extension of one business day in order
is in the application package for this database. to transmit your application
program. If you participate in e-Application, electronically, by mail, or by hand
please note the following: delivery. We will grant this extension
5. Funding Restrictions
• You must submit the grant
We reference regulations outlining if—
application electronically through the
funding restrictions in the Applicable Internet using the software provided on 1. The applicant’s Project Director is
Regulations section of this notice. the e-Grants Web site (http://e- a registered user of e-Application and
grants.ed.gov) by 4:30 p.m., Washington, has initiated an e-Application for this
6. Procedures for Submitting competition; and
Applications DC time, on the application deadline
date. The regular hours of operation of 2. (a) The e-Application system is
We are requiring that applications for the e-Grants Web site are 6 a.m. Monday unavailable for 60 minutes or more
grants under this program be submitted until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30
electronically, unless the applicant Thursday until midnight Saturday, p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
requests a waiver of this requirement in Washington, DC time. Please note that application deadline date; or
accordance with the instructions in this the system is unavailable on Sundays, (b) The e-Application system is
section. and after 7 p.m. on Wednesdays for unavailable for any period of time
a. Electronic Submission of maintenance, Washington, DC time. during the last hour of operation (that is,
Applications Any modifications to these hours are for any period of time between 3:30 p.m.
posted on the e-Grants Web site. We and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time) on
Applications for grants under the strongly recommend that you do not the application deadline date.
Fulbright-Hays Groups Projects Abroad wait until the application deadline date We must acknowledge and confirm
Program—CFDA Number 84.021A must to initiate an e-Application package. these periods of unavailability before
be submitted electronically using e- • You will not receive additional granting you an extension. To request
Application available through the point value because you submit the this extension or to confirm our
Department’s e-GRANTS system. The e- application in electronic format, nor acknowledgement of any system
GRANTS system is accessible through will we penalize you if you request a unavailability, you may contact either
its portal page at: http://e-grants.ed.gov. waiver and submit the application in (1) the person listed elsewhere in this
Unless a waiver of the electronic paper format because you were notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
submission requirement has been prevented from submitting the CONTACT (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2)
requested by the applicant in application electronically as required. the e-GRANTS help desk at 1–888–336–
accordance with the procedures in this • You must submit all documents 8930.
section, all portions of the application electronically, including the
must be submitted electronically. Application for Federal Education b. Submission of Paper Applications by
If you are unable to submit an Assistance (ED 424) and all necessary Mail
application through the e-GRANTS assurances and certifications. If you have requested a waiver of the
system, you must submit a written • Your e-Application must comply electronic submission requirement, you
request for a waiver of the electronic with any page limit requirements may mail (through the U.S. Postal
submission requirement. In your described in this notice. Service or a commercial carrier) your
request, you should explain the reason • After you submit your application paper application to the Department.
or reasons that prevent you from using to the Department, you will receive an The original and two copies of the
the Internet to submit your application. automatic acknowledgement, which application must be mailed on or before
You should address this request to: Dr. will include a PR/Award number (an the application deadline date to the
Lungching Chiao, International identifying number unique to your following address: U.S. Department of
Education Programs Service, U.S. application). Education, Application Control Center,
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, • Within three working days after you Attention: (CFDA Number 84.021A),
NW., 6th floor, Washington, DC 20006– submit your electronic application, you 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
8521. Please submit the request no later must fax a signed copy of the Washington, DC 20202.
than two weeks before the application Application for Federal Education
deadline date. Your paper application You must show proof of mailing
Assistance (ED 424) to the Application
must be submitted in accordance with consisting of one of the following:
Control Center after following these
the mail or hand delivery instructions steps: 1. A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service
described in this notice. 1. Print ED 424 from e-Application. Postmark;
If, within two weeks of the 2. The applicant’s Authorizing 2. A legible mail receipt with the date
application deadline date, you are Representative must sign this form. of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal
unable to submit an application 3. Place the PR/Award number in the Service;
electronically, you must submit a paper upper right hand corner of the hard 3. A dated shipping label, invoice, or
application in accordance with the mail copy signature page of the ED 424. Fax receipt from a commercial carrier; or

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4. Any other proof of mailing criteria for this program are as follows: the Federal Information Relay Service
acceptable to the U.S. Secretary of (a) Plan of operation (25 points), (b) (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.
Education. quality of key personnel (15 points), (c) Individuals with disabilities may
If you mail the application through budget and cost effectiveness (10 obtain this document in an alternative
the U.S. Postal Service, please note that points), (d) evaluation plan (10 points), format (e.g., Braille, large print,
we do not accept either of the following (e) adequacy of resources (5 points), (f) audiotape, or computer diskette) on
as proof of mailing: impact (15 points), (g) relevance to request to the program contact person
1. A private metered postmark, or institutional development (5 points), (h) listed in this section.
2. A mail receipt that is not dated by need for overseas experiences (10 VIII. Other Information
the U.S. Postal Service. If your points), and (i) the extent to which the
application is post marked after the proposed project addresses the Electronic Access to This Document:
application deadline date, we will competitive preference priority (5 You may view this document, as well
notify you that we will not consider the points). as all other documents of this
application. Department published in the Federal
VI. Award Administration Information
Note: Applicants should note that the U.S. Register, in text or Adobe Portable
Postal Service does not uniformly provide a 1. Award Notices Document Format (PDF) on the Internet
dated postmark. Before relying on this If your application is successful, we at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/
method, applicants should check with their notify your U.S. Representative and U.S. news/fedregister. To use PDF you must
local post office. Senators and send you a Grant Award have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is
Notification (GAN). We may also notify available free at this site. If you have
c. Submission of Paper Applications by you informally. questions about using PDF, call the U.S.
Hand Delivery If your application is not evaluated or Government Printing Office (GPO), toll
If you have requested a waiver of the not selected for funding, we notify you. free, at 1–888–293–6498; or in the
electronic submission requirement, you Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530.
2. Administrative and National Policy
(or a courier service) may deliver the Note: The official version of this document
Requirements
paper application to the Department by is the document published in the Federal
hand. The original and two copies of We identify administrative and Register. Free Internet access to the official
your application must be hand- national policy requirements in the edition of the Federal Register and the Code
delivered on or before the application application package and reference these of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
deadline date to the following address: and other requirements in the Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
U.S. Department of Education, Applicable Regulations section of this index.html.
Application Control Center, Attention: notice.
Dated: September 20, 2004.
(CFDA Number 84.021A), 550 12th We reference the regulations outlining
the terms and conditions of an award in Sally L. Stroup,
Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center
Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. the Applicable Regulations section of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary
this notice and include these and other Education.
The Application Control Center
accepts deliveries daily between 8 a.m. specific conditions in the GAN. The [FR Doc. E4–2356 Filed 9–22–04; 8:45 am]
and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, GAN also incorporates your approved BILLING CODE 4000–01–P

except Saturdays, Sundays and Federal application as part of your binding


holidays. A person delivering an commitments under the grant.
application must show identification to DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
3. Reporting
enter the building. Office of Postsecondary Education;
Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of At the end of your project period, you
must submit a final performance report, Overview Information; Undergraduate
Paper Applications: If you mail or hand International Studies and Foreign
deliver your application to the including financial information, as
directed by the Secretary. If you receive Language Program Notice Inviting
Department: Applications for New Awards for Fiscal
1. You must indicate on the envelope a multi-year award, you must submit an
annual performance report that provides Year (FY) 2005
and—if not provided by the
Department—in Item 4 of the the most current performance and Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Application for Federal Education financial expenditure information as (CFDA)
Assistance (ED 424 (exp. 11/30/2004)) specified by the Secretary in 34 CFR Number: 84.016A.
the CFDA number—and suffix letter, if 75.118. The applicant is required to use DATES: Applications Available:
any—of the competition under which the electronic data instrument September 23, 2004.
you are submitting the application. Evaluation of Exchange, Language, Deadline for Transmittal of
2. The Application Control Center International, and Area Studies Applications: November 9, 2004.
will mail a Grant Application Receipt (EELIAS) system to complete the final Deadline for Intergovernmental
Acknowledgment to you. If you do not report. Review: January 10, 2005.
receive the notification of application VII. Agency Contact Eligible Applicants: (1) Institutions of
receipt within 15 days from the mailing higher education; (2) combinations of
of your application, you should call the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. institutions of higher education; (3)
U.S. Department of Education Lungching Chiao, International partnerships between nonprofit
Application Control Center at (202) Education Programs Service, U.S. educational organizations and
245–6288. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, institutions of higher education; and (4)
NW., 6th floor, Washington, DC 20006– public and private nonprofit agencies
V. Application Review Information 8521. Telephone: (202) 502–7624 or by and organizations, including
Selection Criteria: The selection e-mail: lungching.chiao@ed.gov. professional and scholarly associations.
criteria for this program are from 34 CFR If you use a telecommunications Estimated Available Funds: The
664.31 and are as follows: The selection device for the deaf (TDD), you may call Administration has requested

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