[Federal Register: October 21, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 204)]
[Page 54630]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


[CFDA No. 84.177A]

Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind; 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of program: This program supports projects that--
    (a) Provide independent living services to older individuals who 
are blind;
    (b) Conduct activities that will improve or expand services for 
these individuals; and
    (c) Conduct activities to help improve public understanding of the 
problems of these individuals.
    Eligible applicants: Any designated State agency that does not 
currently have a project funded under this program (in accordance with 
the priority identified in this notice) and that is authorized to 
provide rehabilitation services to individuals who are blind is 
eligible to apply for an award under this competition.
    Deadline for transmittal of applications: January 15, 1997.
    Deadline for intergovernmental review: March 17, 1997.
    Applications available: November 6, 1996.
    Available funds: $290,000.
    Estimated range of awards: $40,000-$170,000.
    Estimated average size of award: $72,500.
    Estimated number of awards: 4.

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

    Project period: Up to 36 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 367.
    Priority: The priority in the notice of final priority for this 
program, published in the Federal Register on December 27, 1994 (59 FR 
66616), applies to this competition.
    For applications or information contact: Raymond Melhoff, U.S. 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 3327 
Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2741. Telephone: (202) 205-9320. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTD) may 
call (202) 205-9362.
    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://
gcs.ed.gov/); or on the World Wide Web (at http://gcs.ed.gov/). 
However, the official application notice for a discretionary grant 
competition is the notice published in the Federal Register.
    Program authority: 29 U.S.C. 796f.

    Dated: October 11, 1996.
Howard R. Moses,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 96-26936 Filed 10-18-96; 8:45 am]