[Federal Register: April 2, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 63)]
[Page 15668-15669]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


[CFDA No.: 84.194Q]

Bilingual Education: State Grant Program; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: This program provides grants to State 
educational agencies to: (1) assist local educational agencies in the 
State with program design, capacity building, assessment of student 
performance, and program evaluation; and (2) collect data on the 
State's limited English proficient (LEP) population and the educational 
programs and services available to that population. However, a State is 
exempt from the requirements to collect data if it did not, as of 
October 20, 1994, have a system in place for collecting that data.
    Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 16, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 17, 1997.
    Applications Available: April 1, 1997.
    Available Funds: $300,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: Up to $100,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 3.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 85, and 86.
    SELECTION CRITERIA: In evaluating applications for grants under 
this program, the Secretary uses the selection criteria included in the 
application package for new grants under the State Grant Program.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis A. Catarineau, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 5090, Switzer Building, 
Washington DC. 20202-6510. Telephone: (202) 205-9907. 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 application notices for discretionary grant competitions, can 
be viewed on the Department's electronic bulletin board (ED Board), 
telephone (202) 260-9950; or on the Internet Gopher Server at 
Gopher.ED.Gov (under Announcements, Bulletins and Press Releases). 
However, the official application notice for a discretionary grant 
competition is the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7454.

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    Dated: March 27, 1997.
Delia Pompa,
Director, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs.
[FR Doc. 97-8417 Filed 4-1-97; 8:45 am]