[Federal Register: February 27, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 39)]
[Page 7245-7246]
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[CFDA No.: 84.162A]

Emergency Immigrant Education Program

    Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 
    Purpose of Program: This program provides grants to State 
educational agencies (SEAs) to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) 
that experience large increases in their student population due to 
immigration. These grants are to be used to provide high-quality 
instruction to immigrant children and youth and to help those children 
and youth make the transition into American society and meet the same 
challenging State performance standards expected of all children and 
    Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 15, 1996.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 15, 1996.
    Applications Available: February 28, 1996.
    Available Funds: $37.5 million.

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

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    Project Period: Up to 16 months.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, and 85.
    Programmatic Information: An SEA is eligible for a grant if it 
meets the eligibility requirements specified in sections 7304 and 7305 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the Act), as 
amended by the Improving America's School's Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-
382, enacted October 20, 1994). 20 U.S.C. 7544 and 7545. In order to 
receive an award under this program, an SEA must provide a count, taken 
during April 1996, of the number of immigrant children and youth 
enrolled in public and nonpublic schools in eligible LEAs in accordance 
with the requirements specified in section 7304 of the Act. Id. An 
eligible LEA is one in which the number of immigrant children and youth 
enrolled in the public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools 
within the district is at least either 500 or 3 percent of the total 
number of students enrolled in those public and nonpublic schools. 20 
U.S.C. 7544(b)(2). Under section 7501(7) of the Act, the term 
``immigrant children and youth'' means individuals who are aged 3 
through 21, were not born in any State, and have not been attending one 
or more schools in any one or more States for more than 3 full academic 
years. 20 U.S.C. 7601(7).
    For Applications or Information Contact: Ms. Harpreet K. Sandhu, 
U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5086, 
Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-6510. Telephone: (202) 205-
9808. 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 
    Information about the Department's funding opportunities, including 
a copy of the application notice for this grant program, 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, Bulletins, and Press Releases); or on the World Wide Web 
at http://www.ed.gov/money.html. However, the official application 
notice for this grant program is the notice published in the Federal 

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7541-7549.

    Dated: February 22, 1996.
Delia Pompa,
Director, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs.
[FR Doc. 96-4410 Filed 2-26-96; 8:45 am]