[Federal Register: March 27, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 59)]
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Part V

Department of Education
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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Alaska Native Programs; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for 
Fiscal Year 1997; Notice


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA Nos.: 84.320A, 84.321A, and 84.322A]

 
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education--Alaska Native 
Programs; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 
1997

Summary: The Secretary invites applications for new awards for fiscal 
year (FY) 1997 under three direct grant programs for Alaska Natives and 
announces deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under 
these programs.
    Organization of Notice: The accompanying chart includes the 
following information for each program or competition:
    * The CFDA number and name of each affected program.
    * The date on which applications will be available.
    * The deadline for submission of applications.
    * The estimated available funds.
    * The estimated range of awards.
    * The estimated average size of awards.
    * The estimated number of awards.
    * The project period.
    In addition, the selection criteria and applicable regulations 
below apply to each program or competition in this notice.

84.320A--Alaska Native Educational Planning, Curriculum Development, 
Teacher Training and Recruitment Program

    Purpose of Program: To support projects that recognize and address 
the unique educational needs of Alaska Native students through 
consolidation, development, and implementation of educational plans and 
strategies to improve schooling for Alaska Natives, development of 
curricula, and the training and recruitment of teachers. This program 
is authorized by section 9304 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act.
    Eligible Applicants: Alaska Native organizations or educational 
entities with experience in developing or operating Alaska Native 
programs or programs of instruction conducted in Alaska Native 
languages, or partnerships involving Alaska Native organizations.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7934.

84.321A--Alaska Native Home-Based Education for Preschool Children

    Purpose of Program: To support home instruction programs for 
preschool Alaska Native children that develop parents as educators for 
their children and ensure the active involvement of parents in the 
education of their children from the earliest ages. This program is 
authorized by section 9305 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act.
    Eligible Applicants: Alaska Native organizations or educational 
entities with experience in developing or operating Alaska Native 
programs, or partnerships involving Alaska Native organizations.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7935.

84.322A--Alaska Native Student Enrichment Programs

    Purpose of Program: To support projects that provide enrichment 
programs and family support services for Alaska Native students from 
rural areas who are preparing to enter village high schools so that 
they may excel in science and mathematics. This program is authorized 
by section 9306 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
    Eligible Applicants: Alaska Native educational organizations or 
educational entities with experience in developing or operating Alaska 
Native programs, or partnerships including Alaska Native organizations.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7936.

    Selection Criteria: The Secretary will use the following selection 
criteria in 34 CFR 75.210 (revised as of July 1, 1996) to evaluate 
applications under the three competitions in this notice. The maximum 
score for all of the selection criteria is 100 points. The maximum 
score for each criterion is as follows:
    (a) Meeting the purposes of the authorizing statute--30 points.
    (b) Extent of need for the project--20 points.
    (c) Plan of operation--20 points.
    (d) Quality of key personnel--7 points.
    (e) Budget and cost effectiveness--5 points.
    (f) Evaluation plan--15 points.
    (g) Adequacy of resources--3 points.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 
82, 85, and 86.

                      Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Alaska Native Programs                      
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                                           Estimated                                 Estimated                  
                                           available       Estimated range of      average size      Estimated  
           CFDA No. and name               funds (FY        awards (FY 1997)       of awards (FY     number of  
                                             1997)                                     1997)          awards    
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84.320A                                                                                                         
    Alaska Native Educational               $4,950,000  $625,000 to 4,950,000...      $1,237,500             1-7
     Planning, Curriculum Development,                                                                          
     Teacher Training and Recruitment                                                                           
     Program                                                                                                    
84.321A                                                                                                         
    Alaska Native Home-Based Education       1,980,000  250,000 to 1,980,000....         792,000             1-4
     for Preschool Children                                                                                     
84.322A                                                                                                         
    Alaska Native Student Enrichment           990,000  125,000 to 990,000......         495,000             1-3
     Programs                                                                                                   
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Project Period for All Programs: 36 Months.                                                                     
Date Applications Available: March 27, 1997.                                                                    
Deadline for Transmittal of Application: May 27, 1997.                                                          
Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Funding estimates are for the first year of  
  the project period only. Funding for the second and third years is subject to the availability of funds and   
  the approval of continuation (see 34 CFR 75.253).                                                             

    For Applications or Information Contact: Mr. Sharron E. Jones or 
Ms. Lynn Thomas, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, 
S.W., Portals Building, Room 4500, Mail Stop 6240, Washington, DC 
20202. Telephone (202) 260-1431 or (202) 260-1541, or FAX: (202) 260-
7767. Internet: Sharron____Jones@ed.gov or Lynn____Thomas@ed.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal

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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 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.

    Dated: March 21, 1997.
Gerald N. Tirozzi,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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