[Federal Register: July 10, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 133)]
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[CFDA No. 84.183A]

Drug and Violence Prevention Program in Higher Education--
Institution-Wide Program Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards 
for Fiscal Year (FY) 1996

    Purpose of Program: To provide grants to develop, implement, 
validate, and disseminate model programs and strategies to promote the 
safety of students attending institutions of higher education (IHEs) by 
preventing the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs and by preventing 
violent behavior.
    Eligible Applicants: IHEs, and consortia of IHEs.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 12, 1996.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 11, 1996.
    Applications Available: June 25, 1996.
    Available Funds: $2,750,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: Up to $65,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $45,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 25 to 75.

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

    Project Period: 28 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 
Part 612.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This program is authorized under Title IV, 
section 4122 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as 
amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, P. L. 103-382 
(October 20, 1994) (to be codified at 20 U.S.C. 7132, formerly at 20 
U.S.C. 3211). This FY 1996 competition supports the tenth cohort of 
grants under the program.
    The 1994 amendment of the statute modified the scope of authorized 
programs. Projects may now address violence prevention, in addition to 
alcohol and other drug abuse. Such projects may also serve as models 
for the field. The amendment also modified the definition of a 
qualifying IHE by adopting the definition of an IHE in Sec. 1201(a) of 
the Higher Education Act of 1965. This competition is covered by the 
scope of the amended statute and the application procedures in the 34 
CFR part 612. In the case of any inconsistency between program 
regulations and the new statutory provisions, the statute will control.


Absolute Priority

    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) and 34 CFR 612.21(b) the Secretary gives 
an absolute preference to applications that meet the following 
    The Secretary funds under this Institution-Wide competition only 
applications that meet this absolute priority:
    Projects designed to develop, implement, validate, or disseminate 
model programs or strategies that concentrate on specific approaches to 
the prevention of illegal use of alcohol and other drugs and the 
prevention of violent behavior by students.

Invitational Priority

    Within the absolute priority in this notice, the Secretary is 
particularly interested in applications that meet the following 
invitational priority. However, under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) an 
application that meets this invitational priority does not receive 
absolute or competitive preference over other applications:
    Applications that in addressing the absolute priority propose 
projects addressed at prevention of violence towards women on campus, 
particularly as may be influenced by drug and alcohol abuse.

Selection Criteria

    In evaluating applications for grants under this competition, the 
Secretary uses the applicable selection criteria in 34 CFR 
    The program regulations in 34 CFR 612.22(b) 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 15 points as follows:
    Design (34 CFR 612.23(c)(2)(ii). Ten points are added to this 
criterion for a possible total of 30 points.
    Organizational Commitment (34 CFR 612.23(c)(2)(vii). Five points 
are added to this criterion for a possible total of 20 points.

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For Applications or Information Contact

    FIPSE, FY 1996--A Competition, U.S. Department of Education, 600 
Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-5175. Telephone: 
(202) 708-5750 to order applications or for information.
    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 thru 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, Bulletins, and Press Releases); or 
on the World Wide Web at (http://www.ed.gov/money.html). However, the 
official application notice for a discretionary grant competition is 
the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7132.

    Dated: July 5, 1996.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 96-17564 Filed 7-9-96; 8:45 am]