[Federal Register: April 23, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 78)]
[Page 19741-19742]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[CFDA No. 84.163B]

Library Services for Indian Tribes and Hawaiian Natives Program--
Special Projects Grants; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards 
for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: The Library Services for Indian Tribes and 
Hawaiian Natives Program (Special Projects Grants) provides federal 

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assistance to eligible Indian tribes to establish or improve public 
library services. For FY 1997 the competition for new awards focuses on 
projects designed to meet the invitational priorities in the 
``Priorities'' section of this notice.
    Eligible Applicants: Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages or 
regional or village corporations that have met eligibility requirements 
for the Library Services for Indian Tribes Program (Basic Grants (CFDA 
84.163A)) and received a Basic Grant in the same fiscal year as the 
year of application.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 9, 1997.
    Applications Available: April 24, 1997.
    Estimated Available Funds: $966,518.
    All available funds for library services for Hawaiian natives are 
awarded through the Library Services for Indian Tribes and Hawaiian 
Natives Program (Basic Grants (CFDA 84.163A)).
    Estimated Average Range of Awards: $38,000-$100,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $80,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 12.

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

    Maximum Award: In no case does the Secretary make an award greater 
than $100,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Secretary 
does not consider an application that proposes a budget exceeding this 
maximum amount.
    Project Period: 12 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 80, 81, 82 
and 85; and (b) The regulations in 34 CFR Part 700.
    Selection Criteria: The Secretary selects from the criteria in 34 
CFR 700.30(e) to evaluate applications for new grants under this 
competition. Under 34 CFR 700.30(a), the Secretary announces in the 
application package the evaluation criteria selected for this 
competition and the maximum weight assigned to each criterion.
    Priorities: The Secretary is particularly interested in 
applications that meet one or more of the invitational priorities in 
the next four paragraphs. However, an application that meets one or 
more of these invitational priorities does not receive competitive or 
absolute preference over other applications (34 CFR 75.105(c)(1)).
    Invitational Priority 1--To assess and plan for tribal library 
    Invitational Priority 2--To train or retrain Indians as library 
    Invitational Priority 3--To utilize new information technologies to 
expand services to Indians in geographically isolated areas.
    Invitational Priority 4--To conduct special library programs for 
Indians such as summer reading programs for children, outreach programs 
for elders, literacy tutoring, and training in computer use.
Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Room 300, 
Washington, DC 20208-5571. Telephone: (202) 219-1670. E-mail: 
    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; 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.

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 351c(c) (2), 361(d), 364.

    Dated: April 18, 1997.
Ramon C. Cortines,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 97-10528 Filed 4-22-97; 8:45 am]