[Federal Register: February 12, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 29)]
[Page 5387-5388]
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[CFDA No.: 84.132A]

Centers for Independent Living; Notice Inviting Applications for 
a New Center for Fiscal Year (FY) 1996

    Purpose of Program: This program provides support for planning, 
conducting, administering, and evaluating centers for independent 
living (centers) that comply with the standards and assurances in 
section 725 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, 
consistent with the State plan for establishing a statewide network of 
centers. Centers are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-
disability, nonresidential, private nonprofit agencies that are 
designed and operated within local communities by individuals with 
disabilities and provide an array of independent living (IL) services.
    Eligible Applicants: To be eligible to apply, an applicant must be 
a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, 
nonresidential, private nonprofit agency as defined in 34 CFR 364.4; 
have the power and authority to meet the requirements in 34 CFR 
366.2(a)(1); and be able to plan, conduct, administer, and evaluate a 
center for independent living consistent with the requirements of 
section 725 (b) and (c) of the Act and Subparts F and G of 34 CFR Part 
366 and either--(1) not be currently receiving funds under Part C of 
Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Act; or (2) propose the expansion of an 
existing center through the establishment of a separate and complete 
center (except that the governing board of the existing center 

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may serve as the governing board of the new center) in a different 
geographical location. Eligibility under this competition is limited to 
those entities proposing to serve areas that are unserved or 
underserved in the following States and territories listed under 
Available Funds.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 29, 1996.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 29, 1996.
    Applications Available: February 13, 1996.
    Available Funds: $517,175 distributed in the following manner:

American Samoa--$154,046

    The above-listed amounts are based on funding of this program at 
the Administration's fiscal year 1996 requested level ($41,749,000). 
However, the annual level established by the current short-term 
continuing resolution is $40,533,000, the same amount appropriated for 
fiscal year 1995. If this level remains in effect for the remainder of 
fiscal year 1996, only the following funds will be available:

American Samoa--$154,046

    Estimated Range of Awards: $7,497 to $154,046
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1 per eligible State or territory.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, and 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
Parts 364 and 366.
    For Applications Contact: Donald Thayer, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Independence, S.W., Room 3323, Switzer Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-2741. Telephone (202) 205-9343. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Electronic copies 
of this application notice can be downloaded from the Rehabilitation 
Services Administration's electronic bulletin board (202) 205-5574 
(2400 bps) and (202) 205-9694 (9600 bps).
    For Further Information Contact: Donald Thayer, telephone: (202) 
205-9315, or John Nelson, telephone: (202) 205-9362 (Voice and TDD), 
U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 3323, 
Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2741.
    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 this competition is the 
notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 721 (c) and (e) and 796(f)

    Dated: February 7, 1996.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 96-3015 Filed 2-9-96; 8:45 am]