[Federal Register: December 16, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 241)]
[Page 65798-65799]
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[CFDA No.: 84.162A]

Emergency Immigrant Education Program; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998

    Purpose of Program: This program provides grants to State 
educational agencies (SEAs) to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) 
that experience unexpectedly large increases in their student 
population due to immigration. These grants are to be used to provide 
high-quality instruction to immigrant children and youth and to help 
those children and youth make the

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transition into American society and meet the same challenging State 
performance standards expected of all children and youth.
    Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 16, 1998.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 15, 1998.
    Applications Available: January 5, 1998.
    Available Funds: $150 million.

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

    Project Period: Up to 17 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, and 85; and (b) 34 CFR part 299, General Provisions, Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act, published on May 22, 1997 in the Federal 
Register (62 FR 28247).
    Programmatic Information: An SEA is eligible for a grant if it 
meets the eligibility requirements specified in sections 7304 and 7305 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the Act), as 
amended by the Improving America's School's Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-
382, enacted October 20, 1994). (20 U.S.C. 7544 and 7545). In order to 
receive an award under this program, an SEA must provide a count, taken 
during February 1998, of the number of immigrant children and youth 
enrolled in public and nonpublic schools in eligible LEAs in accordance 
with the requirements specified in section 7304 of the Act. An eligible 
LEA is one in which the number of immigrant children and youth enrolled 
in the public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools within the 
district is at least either 500 or 3 percent of the total number of 
students enrolled in those public and nonpublic schools. (20 U.S.C. 
7544(b)(2)). Under section 7501(7) of the Act, the term ``immigrant 
children and youth'' means individuals who are aged 3 through 21, were 
not born in any State, and have not been attending one or more schools 
in any one or more States for more than 3 full academic years. (20 
U.S.C. 7601(7)).

Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5086, 
Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-6510. Telephone: (202) 205-
9808. 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 
    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.

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

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7541-7549.

    Dated: December 11, 1997.
Delia Pompa,
Director, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs.
[FR Doc. 97-32801 Filed 12-15-97; 8:45 am]