[Federal Register: December 20, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 244)]
[Page 65644]
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[CFDA No.: 84.004C]

Desegregation of Public Education-State Educational Agency (SEA) 
Desegregation Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for
Fiscal Year (FY) 1996

    Purpose of Program: To enable SEAs to provide technical assistance 
and training, at the request of school boards and other responsible 
governmental agencies, on issues related to race, sex, and national 
origin desegregation of public schools.
    Eligible Applicants: State Educational Agency.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 31, 1996.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 1, 1996.
    Applications Available: December 20, 1995.
    Available Funds: The Congress has not yet enacted a fiscal year 
1996 appropriation for the Department of Education. The Department is 
publishing this notice in order to give potential applicants adequate 
time to prepare applications. The estimates below of the amount of 
funds that will be available for grants under this program are based in 
part on the President's 1996 budget request, in part on the level of 
funding available in fiscal year 1995, and in part on Congressional 
action to date.
    Potential applicants should note, however, that the Congress is 
considering proposals to eliminate or reduce funding in 1996 for many 
of the discretionary grant programs administered by the Department. 
Final action on the 1996 appropriation may require the Department to 
cancel some of the competitions or to revise upward or downward the 
amount of funds estimated to be available for particular competitions.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$200,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $130,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 53.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 85 and 86; except that 34 CFR 75.200 through 75.217 (relating to 
the evaluation and competitive review of grants) do not apply to grants 
awarded under 34 CFR part 271; and (b) the regulations for this program 
in 34 CFR Parts 270 and 271.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Adell S. Washington, U.S. 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Portals, Suite 
4500, Washington, D.C. 20202-6140. Telephone (202) 260-2495. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
    Information about the Department's funding opportunities, including 
copies of application notices for discretionary grant competitions, can 
be viewed on the Department's electronic bulletin board (ED Board), 
telephone (202) 260-9950; or on the Internet Gopher Server at 
GOPHER.ED.GOV (under Announcements, Bulletins, and Press Releases). 
However, the official application notice for a discretionary grant 
competition is the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2000c-2000c-2, 2000c-5.

    Dated: December 13, 1995.
Janice E. Jackson,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 95-30890 Filed 12-19-95; 8:45 am]