[Federal Register: December 29, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 248)]
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Part III

Department of Education


Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs (Training Program); Notice
Inviting Applications for New Awards Under the Training Program for 
Federal TRIO Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998

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[CFDA No. 84.103A]

Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs (Training Program); 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards Under the Training Program 
for Federal TRIO Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998

    Purpose of Programs: (a) To provide Federal financial assistance to 
train the staff and leadership personnel employed in, or preparing for 
employment in, projects under the Federal TRIO Programs.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education; and public 
and nonprofit private agencies and organizations.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Priorities: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2) and 
642.34(a) the Secretary gives competitive preference to applications 
that meet one or more of the following priorities. The Secretary awards 
up to 8 \1/3\ points to an application that provides effective training 
in one or more of the following subjects:
    (1) Student financial aid.
    (2) General project management for new directors.
    (3) Legislative and regulatory requirements for the operation of 
the Federal TRIO Programs.
    (4) The design and operation of model programs for projects funded 
under the Federal TRIO Programs.
    (5) Retention and graduation strategies.
    (6) Counseling.
    (7) Reporting student and project performance.
    (8) Coordinating project activities with other available resources 
and activities.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 20, 1998.
    Applications Available: December 22, 1997.
    Available Funds: The estimated amount of funds available for this 
program is based on the FY 1998 Appropriation Act for the Department.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $170,000-$280,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $250,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 16.

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

    Project Period: Up to 24 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, and 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 

Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., 
The Portals Building, Suite 600 D, Washington, DC 20202-5249. 
Telephone: (202) 708-4804 or by Internet to TRIO @ed.gov. Individuals 
who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the 
Federal Information Relay Services (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 
a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Individuals with 
disabilities may obtain this document in an alternate format (e.g., 
Braile, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the 
contact person listed in the preceding paragraph.
    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. 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.

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.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070d-1d.

    Dated: December 18, 1997.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 97-33690 Filed 12-24-97; 8:45 am]