[Federal Register: October 30, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 210)]
[Page 58874]
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National Awards Program for Model Professional Development; 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998

    Purpose of the Program: To recognize a variety of schools and 
school districts with model professional development activities in the 
pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade levels that have led to 
increases in student achievement. The FY 1998 competition focuses on 
schools and school districts that meet the eligibility and selection 
criteria for this program, as published elsewhere in this issue of the 
Federal Register.
    Eligible Applicants: Schools (public and private) and school 
districts in the States (including schools located on Indian 
reservations, and in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the 
outlying areas).
    Deadline for the Transmittal of Applications: January 15, 1998.
    Applications Available: November 3, 1997.
    Estimated Range of Awards: Not less than $5,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 10.

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

    Eligibility and Selection Criteria: The eligibility and selection 
criteria and selection procedures in the notice of final eligibility 
and selection criteria for this program, as published elsewhere in this 
issue of the Federal Register, apply to this competition.
    For Application Information Contact: To obtain a copy of the 
application or to obtain information on the program, call or write 
Sharon Horn, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. 
Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW--Room 506e, 
Washington, DC 20208-5644. Telephone: 202-219-2203 or 202-219-2187. 
Inquiries also may be sent by e-mail to sharon__horn@ed.gov or by FAX 
at 202-219-2198. 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.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format, also, by contacting that person. 
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format 
the standard forms included in the application package.
    Electronic Access to This Document: Anyone may view this document, 
as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the 
Federal Register, in text or portable document format (pdf) on the 
World Wide Web at either of the following sites:


To use the pdf you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with 
Search, which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you 
have questions about using the pdf, call the U.S. Government Printing 
Office toll free at 1-888-293-6498.
    Anyone may also view these documents in text copy only on an 
electronic bulletin board of the Department. Telephone: (202) 219-1511 
or, toll free, 1-800-222-4922. The documents are located under Option 
G--Files/Announcements, Bulletins and Press Releases.

    Dated: October 24, 1997.

    Note: The official version of a document is the document 
published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 8001.
Ricky T. Takai,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 97-28826 Filed 10-29-97; 8:45 am]