[Federal Register: March 12, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 49)]
[Page 9984-9985]
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[CFDA No.: 84.246C]

Braille Training Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New 
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1996

    Purpose of Program: To pay all or part of the cost of training in 
the use of braille for personnel providing vocational rehabilitation 
services or educational services to youth and adults who are blind. 
This program will provide support to establish or to continue projects 
that develop braille training materials and provide in-service or pre-
service training in the use of braille and methods of teaching braille.
    Eligible Applicants: State agencies and public or nonprofit 
agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education.
    Supplementary Information: The Braille Training Program is 
authorized under Title VIII of the Rehabilitation Act as 1973, as 
amended (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 797b).
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 30, 1996.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 1, 1996.
    Applications Available: March 28, 1996.
    Available Funds: $175,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, and 86.
    Statutory Requirements: The statutory requirements in section 
21(b)(6), section 302(a) (4) and (5), section 302(b)(1)(A), section 
302(c), section 302(g) (1) and (2), section 302(h), section 302(i), 
section 306, and section 803(b) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as 
amended, apply to this program.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating applications for grants under 
this competition, the Secretary uses the EDGAR selection criteria in 34 
CFR 75.210.
    The regulations in 34 CFR 75.210 provide that the Secretary may 
award up to 100 points for the selection criteria, including a reserved 
15 points. For this competition, the Secretary distributes the 
additional 15 points as follows:
    Plan of operation (34 CFR 75.210(b)(3)). Fifteen points are added 
to this criterion for a possible total of 30 points.

Department of Education, Region IV, RSA, P.O. Box 1691, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30301-1691. Telephone: (404) 331-0530. 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; on the Internet Gopher Server at 
GOPHER.ED.GOV (under announcements, Bulletin, and Press Releases); or 
on the World Wide Web at http://ww.ed.gov/money.html. However, the 
official application notice for a discretionary grant competition is 
the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 774.

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    Dated: March 6, 1996.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 96-5839 Filed 3-11-96; 8:45 am]