[Federal Register: March 18, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 52)]
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Part III

Department of Education


Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Notice
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999; 

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[CFDA No. 206A]

Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Years 1998 and 

    Purpose of Program: To provide grants to help build a nationwide 
capability in elementary and secondary schools to identify and meet the 
special educational needs of gifted and talented students; to encourage 
the development of rich and challenging curricula for all students; and 
to supplement and make more effective the expenditures of State and 
local funds for the education of gifted and talented students.
    For fiscal years (FY) 1998 and 1999 the competition is based on an 
absolute priority. This priority supports projects that establish and 
operate model programs to serve gifted and talented students in schools 
in which at least 50 percent of the students enrolled are from low-
income families. Within this absolute priority, the Secretary gives a 
competitive preference to projects that implement model programs in one 
or more schools in an Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community. A list 
of areas that have been designated as Empowerment Zones and Enterprise 
Communities is published as an appendix to this notice.
    Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies; local educational 
agencies; institutions of higher education; and other public and 
private agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and 
organizations--as defined by the Indian Self-Determination and 
Education Assistance Act--and Native Hawaiian organizations.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 15, 1998.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 15, 1998.
    Applications Available: March 30, 1998.
    Available Funds: $1,020,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-$215,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $200,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 5.

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

    Maximum Award: In no case does the Secretary make an award greater 
than $215,000 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: Up to 36 months. Please note that all applicants 
for multi-year awards are required to provide detailed budget 
information for the total project period requested. The Department will 
negotiate at the time of the initial award the funding levels for each 
year of the grant award.
    Supplementary Information: It is the Department's intent to fund 
two cycles of awards from this competition. The first cycle of awards 
will be made from FY 1998 funds. If applications of high quality remain 
unfunded, additional awards will be made in the second cycle in 1999, 
pending availability of FY 1999 funds.

Applicable Regulations

    (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations 
(EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86; (b) 34 
CFR Part 700; and (c) 34 CFR Part 299.

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR Part 791 previously applicable 
to this program will no longer apply to this program. See the 
Federal Register of April 29, 1996 (61 FR 1860).

    Priorities: The priorities in the notice of final priorities for 
this program, as published in the Federal Register on April 24, 1996 
(61 FR 18241) and repeated below apply to this competition.

Absolute Priority--Model Programs (CFDA 206A)

    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) the Secretary gives an absolute 
preference to applications that meet the following priority. The 
Secretary funds under this competition only applications that meet this 
absolute priority:
    Projects that establish and operate model programs to serve gifted 
and talented students in schools in which at least 50 percent of the 
students enrolled are from low-income families. Projects must include 
students who may not be served by traditional gifted and talented 
programs, including economically disadvantaged students, limited 
English proficient students, and students with disabilities. The 
projects must incorporate high-level content and performance standards 
in one or more of the core subject areas as well as utilize innovative 
teaching strategies. The projects must provide comprehensive ongoing 
professional development opportunities for staff. The projects must 
incorporate training for parents in ways to support their children's 
educational progress. There must also be comprehensive evaluation of 
the projects' activities.

Competitive Preference Priority--Empowerment Zone or Enterprise 

    Within this absolute priority concerning model projects, the 
Secretary, under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(1), gives preference to 
applications that meet the following competitive priority. The 
Secretary awards five (5) points to an application that meets this 
competitive priority:
    Projects that implement model programs in one or more schools in an 
Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community or that primarily serve 
students who reside in the EZ or EC. Applicants must ensure that the 
proposed program relates to the strategic plan and will be an integral 
part of the Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community program.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Janet Williams or Kelley 
Berry, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, room 
502, Washington, DC 20208-5645; Facsimile machine: (202) 219-2053; 
Telephone: (202) 219-1674 or (202) 219-2096, respectively. 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.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to either of the contact persons listed in the 
preceding paragraph.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format, also, by contacting either 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 1-800-293-6498. Anyone may also view these 
documents in text copy only on an electronic bulletin board of the 
Department. Telephone: (202) 219-1511

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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. 8031-8036.

    Dated: March 12, 1998.
Ricky T. Takai,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.

Appendix--Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities

Empowerment Zones

California: Los Angeles
California: Oakland
Georgia: Atlanta
Illinois: Chicago
Kentucky: Kentucky Highlands*

    *Denotes rural designee.

Maryland: Baltimore
Massachusetts: Boston
Michigan: Detroit
Mississippi: Mid Delta*
Missouri/Kansas: Kansas City, Kansas City
New York: Harlem, Bronx
Ohio: Cleveland
Pennsylvania/New Jersey: Philadelphia, Camden
Texas: Houston
Texas: Rio Grande Valley*

Enterprise Communities

Alabama: Birmingham
Alabama: Chambers County*
Alabama: Greene, Sumter Counties*
Arizona: Phoenix
Arizona: Arizona Border*
Arkansas: East Central*
Arkansas: Mississippi County*
Arkansas: Pulaski County
California: Imperial County*
California: L.A., Huntington Park
California: San Diego
California: San Francisco, Bayview, Hunter's Point
California: Watsonville*
Colorado: Denver
Connecticut: Bridgeport
Connecticut: New Haven
Delaware: Wilmington
District of Columbia: Washington
Florida: Jackson County*
Florida: Tampa
Florida: Miami, Dade County
Georgia: Albany
Georgia: Central Savannah*
Georgia: Crisp, Dooley Counties*
Illinois: East St. Louis
Illinois: Springfield
Indiana: Indianapolis
Iowa: Des Moines
Kentucky: Louisville
Louisiana: Northeast Delta*
Louisiana: Macon Ridge*
Louisiana: New Orleans
Louisiana: Ouachita Parish
Massachusetts: Lowell
Massachusetts: Springfield
Michigan: Five Cap*
Michigan: Flint
Michigan: Muskegon
Minnesota: Minneapolis
Minnesota: St. Paul
Mississippi: Jackson
Mississippi: North Delta*
Missouri: East Prairie*
Missouri: St. Louis
Nebraska: Omaha
Nevada: Clarke County, Las Vegas
New Hampshire: Manchester
New Jersey: Newark
New Mexico: Albuquerque
New Mexico: Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos Counties*
New York: Albany, Schenectady, Troy
New York: Buffalo
New York: Newburgh, Kingston
New York: Rochester
North Carolina: Charlotte
North Carolina: Halifax, Edgecombe, Wilson Counties*
North Carolina: Robeson County*
Ohio: Akron
Ohio: Columbus
Ohio: Greater Portsmouth*
Oklahoma: Choctaw, McCurtain Counties*
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City
Oregon: Josephine*
Oregon: Portland
Pennsylvania: Harrisburg
Pennsylvania: Lock Haven*
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh
Rhode Island: Providence
South Dakota: Deadle, Spink Counties*
South Carolina: Charleston
South Carolina: Williamsburg County*
Tennessee: Fayette, Haywood Counties*
Tennessee: Memphis
Tennessee: Nashville
Tennessee/Kentucky: Scott, McCreary Counties*
Texas: Dallas
Texas: El Paso
Texas: San Antonio
Texas: Waco
Utah: Ogden
Vermont: Burlington
Virginia: Accomack*
Virginia: Norfolk
Washington: Lower Yakima*
Washington: Seattle
Washington: Tacoma
West Virginia: West Central*
West Virginia: Huntington
West Virginia: McDowell*
Wisconsin: Milwaukee
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