[Federal Register: April 11, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 70)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.023V]

Research in Education of Individuals With Disabilities Program; 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: To advance and improve the knowledge base and 
improve the practice of professionals, parents, and others providing 
early intervention, special education, and related services--including 
professionals in regular education environments--to provide children 
with disabilities effective instruction and enable them to learn 
    This notice supports the National Education Goals by improving 
understanding of how to enable children and youth with disabilities to 
reach higher levels of academic achievement.
    Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are State and local 
educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and other 
public agencies and nonprofit private organizations.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 
82, 85, and 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR Part 

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR Part 86 apply to institutions of 
higher education only.


Absolute Priority--Research Institutes to Accelerate Learning for 
Children With Disabilities With Curricular and Instructional 
Interventions: Kindergarten Through Grade Three and Grade Four Through 
Grade Eight (84.023V)

    The priority Research Institutes to Accelerate Learning for 
Children with Disabilities with Curricular and Instructional 
Interventions: Kindergarten through Grade Three and Grade Four through 
Grade Eight in the notice of final priority for this program, published 
elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, applies to this 
    Applications available: April 16, 1997.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 2, 1997.
    Estimated Number of Awards: Two.
    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Maximum Award: The Secretary rejects and does not consider an 
application that proposes a budget exceeding $700,000 for any single 
budget period of 12 months. However, because of budgetary 
considerations contingent upon congressional action, the Secretary may 
change the maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal 
    Page Limits: Part III of the application, the Application 
Narrative, requires applicants to address the selection criteria that 
will be used by reviewers in evaluating individual proposals. The 
applicant must limit the Part III--Application Narrative, to no more 
than 60 double-spaced 8 \1/2\ x 11'' pages (on one side only) with one 
inch margins (top, bottom, and sides). This page limitation applies to 
all material presented in the application narrative--including, for 
example, any charts, tables, figures, and graphs. The application 
narrative page limit does not apply to: Part I--the cover sheet; Part 
II--the budget section (including the narrative budget justification); 
and Part IV--the assurances and certifications. Also, the one-page 
abstract, resumes, bibliography, or letters of support, while 
considered part of the application, are not subject to the page 
limitation. Applicants should note that reviewers are not required to 
review any information provided in addition to the application 
information listed above. All sections of text in the application 
narrative must be double-spaced (no more than 3 lines per vertical 
inch). If using a proportional computer font, use no smaller than a 12-
point font, and an average character density no greater than 14 
characters per inch. If using a nonproportional font or a typewriter, 
do not use more than 12 characters to the inch. Double-spacing and font 
requirements do not apply within charts, tables, figures, and graphs, 
but the information presented in those formats should be easily 
readable. The Secretary rejects and does not consider an application 
that does not adhere to these requirements.

    Note: The Department of Education is not bound by any estimates 
in this notice.

    For Applications and General Information Contact: Requests for 
applications and general information should be addressed to the U.S. 
Department of Education,, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., room 3317, 
Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2641. The preferred method for 
requesting information is to FAX your request to: (202) 205-8717. 
Telephone: (202) 260-9182.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the TDD number: (202) 205-8953. Individuals with disabilities 
may obtain a copy of this notice in an alternate format (e.g. Braille, 
large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the 
Department as listed above.
    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: 20 U.S.C. 1441-1443.

    Dated: April 8, 1997.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 97-9402 Filed 4-10-97; 8:45 am]