[Federal Register: May 14, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 94)]
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Part IV

Department of Education


Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Availability, etc.; Library Services 
to Indian Tribes and Hawaiian Natives Program; Notices

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[CFDA No. 84.163B]

Office of Educational Research and Improvement--Library Services 
to Indian Tribes and Hawaiian Natives Program--Special Projects Grants 
(Library Services and Construction Act, Title IV); Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 1996

    Purpose of Program: Makes competitive awards to eligible Indian 
tribes to establish or improve public library services. All available 
funds for library services to Hawaiian natives are awarded through the 
Library Services to Indian Tribes and Hawaiian Natives Program--Basic 
Grants (CFDA No. 84.163A).
    Eligible Applicants: Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages or 
regional or village corporations that have met eligibility requirements 
for the Library Services to Indian Tribes Program--Basic Grants (CFDA 
No. 84.163A) and received such Basic Grants in the same fiscal year as 
the year of application.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: 7/15/96.
    Applications Available: 6/3/96.
    Estimated Available Funds: $950,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $38,000-106,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $68,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 14.

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

    Project Period: 12 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The regulations for this program in 34 
CFR Part 772; and (b) The Education Department General Administrative 
Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 80, 81, and 85.
    Priorities: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1), the Secretary is 
particularly interested in applications that meet one or more of the 
following invitational priorities. However, an application that meets 
an invitational priority does not receive competitive or absolute 
preference over other applications.
    Invitational Priority 1: To assess and plan for tribal library 
    Invitational Priority 2: To train or retrain Indians as library 
    Invitational Priority 3: To utilize new information technologies to 
expand services to Indians in geographically isolated areas.
    Invitational Priority 4: To conduct special library programs for 
Indians such as summer reading programs for children, outreach programs 
for elders, literacy tutoring, and training in computer use.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Kathy Price, U.S. 
Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW., Room 300, 
Washington, D.C. 20208-5571. Telephone (202) 219-1670.
    For Users of TDD or FIRS: 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.
    For Electronic Access to Information: 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) or the WWW server at 
http://www.ed.gov/ (under Money Matters, Funding Opportunities). 
However, the official application notice for a discretionary grant 
competition is the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 351c(c)(2), 361(d), 364.

    Dated: May 7, 1996.
Sharon P. Robinson,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 96-11830 Filed 5-13-96; 8:45 am]