[Federal Register: February 4, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 23)]
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Part II

Department of Education

Impact Aid: Extension of Notice Announcing a Special Application and 
Amendment Filing for Certain Fiscal Years (FYs) 1995 and 1996 Section 
8002 Grants and (FY) 1997 Section 8003 Grants and Notice Extending 
Application Deadline Date for (FY) 1997 Section 8002 Grants and (FY) 
1998 Section 8003 Grants; Notices

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Impact Aid and Grants; Special Application, Amendment Filing Date 

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Extension of notice announcing a special application and 
amendment filing date for certain Impact Aid fiscal years (FYs) 1995 
and 1996 section 8002 grants and FY 1997 section 8003 grants.


SUMMARY: On Friday, December 13, 1996, the Secretary announced in the 
Federal Register (61 FR 65924) a special filing date of January 31, 
1997, for the submission of applications or amendments for certain 
Impact Aid FYs 1995 and 1996 section 8002 grants and FY 1997 section 
8003 grants. As a result of several legislative amendments to the 
Impact Aid statute (Title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act), it was necessary to provide additional time to certain 
local educational agencies (LEAs) described below, which are affected 
by the amendments, to file new or amended applications for certain 
fiscal years for which the general annual filing dates have passed. Due 
to unavoidable delays in the production and distribution of those past 
year application packages, the Secretary extends that special filing 

EFFECTIVE DATE: This notice announcing an extension of a special filing 
date until February 28, 1997, for the specified Impact Aid FYs 1995 and 
1996 section 8002 grants and FY 1997 section 8003 grants is effective 
February 4, 1997. The deadline date for the transmittal of comments on 
those applications by State Educational Agencies is March 17, 1997.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The categories of Impact Aid applicants and 
the basis and fiscal years for which new or amended applications for 
past years may be filed, were specified in detail in the December 13 
notice, and are summarized again at the end of this section. In all 
three cases, the specified section 8002 or 8003 applications or 
amendments for past fiscal years must be filed by February 28, 1997. 
The 60-day extended deadline provision (with a 10 percent payment 
reduction penalty) in section 8005(d) of the Impact Aid statute is not 
applicable to applications or amendments that are submitted under this 
extension as a result of the congressional amendments for the otherwise 
closed fiscal years specified in the following table.

                                                  New Impact Aid Application and Amendment Filing Dates                                                 
          Type of applicant                        Basis for extension                     Affected fiscal year                 New filing date         
Section 8002.........................  Eligibility based on former districts for    FY 1995 or 1996, or both.........  Feb. 28, 1997.                   
                                        consolidated districts previously eligible                                                                      
                                        under section 2(c) of P.L. 81-874.                                                                              
Section 8003(f)......................  Eligibility and payments for heavily         FY 1997..........................  Feb. 28, 1997.                   
                                        impacted LEAs based on second preceding                                                                         
                                        year student, revenue or tax data.                                                                              
Section 8003.........................  Eligibility and payment for children under   FY 1997..........................  Feb. 28, 1997.                   
                                        section 8003(a)(1)(F) or (G) based on such                                                                      
                                        children numbering at least 1,000 in                                                                            
                                        average daily attendance or equal to at                                                                         
                                        least 10 percent of total average daily                                                                         

Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue SW, 4200 Portals, 
Washington, DC 20202-6244. Telephone: (202) 260-3858. 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.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.041)

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7705.

    Dated: January 29, 1997.
Gerald N. Tirozzi,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 97-2646 Filed 2-3-97; 8:45 am]