[Federal Register: March 5, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 43)]
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Part III

Department of Education

Emergency Immigrant Education Program; Notice

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(CFDA No.: 84.162A)

Emergency Immigrant Education Program; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: This program provides grants to State 
educational agencies (SEAs) to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) 
that experience unexpectedly 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 youth.
    Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 15, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 15, 1997.
    Applications Available: March 10, 1997.
    Available Funds: $100 million.
    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 1997, 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. 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, SW., Room 5086, 
Switzer Building, Washington, DC 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 Friday.
    Information about the Department's funding opportunities, including 
copies of the 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://www.ed.gov/
money.html). However, the official application notice for this grant 
program is the notice published in the Federal Register.

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

    Dated: February 27, 1997.
Delia Pompa,
Director, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs.
[FR Doc. 97-5424 Filed 3-4-97; 8:45 am]