[Federal Register: March 24, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 56)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.133E]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, National 
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice Inviting 
Applications for a New Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for 
Fiscal Year 1998

    Purpose of Program: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers 
(RERCs) conduct research, demonstration, and training activities 
regarding rehabilitation technology--including rehabilitation 
engineering, assistive technology devices, and assistive technology 
services, in order to enhance the opportunities to better meet the 
needs of, and address the barriers confronted by, individuals with 
disabilities in all aspects of their lives.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 26, 1998.
    Application Available: March 25, 1998.
    Maximum Award Amount per Year: $850,000.

    Note: The Secretary will reject without consideration or 
evaluation any application that proposes a project funding level 
that exceeds the stated maximum award amount per year (See 34 CFR 

    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

    Note: The estimate of funding level and awards in this notice do 
not bind the Department of Education to a specific level of funding 
or number of grants.

    Project Period: 60 months.
    Eligible Applicants: Parties eligible to apply for grants under 
this program are States; public or private agencies, including for-
profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit 
organizations; institutions of higher education; and Indian tribes and 
tribal organizations.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 
82, 85, and 86; (b) Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and 
Centers--34 CFR Part 350, particularly Rehabilitation Engineering 
Research Centers in Subpart D; and (c) the notice of final funding 
priority on Improved Technology Access for Land Mine Survivors 
published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
    For Applications Contact: The Grants and Contracts Service Team 
(GCST), Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue S.W., Switzer 
Building, 3317, Washington, D.C. 20202, or call (202) 205-8207. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the TDD number at (202) 205-9860. The preferred method for 
requesting information is to FAX your request to (202) 205-8717.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format by contacting the GCST. However, the 
Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format the standard 
forms included in the application package.

For Further Information Contact: Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., room 3418, Switzer Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-2645. Telephone: (202) 205-5880. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the TDD 
number at (202) 205-2742. Internet: Donna__Nangle@ed.gov
    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 

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 
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    To use the pdf you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with 
Search, which is available free at either of the preceding 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 this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 760-762.

    Dated: March 18, 1998.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 98-7578 Filed 3-23-98; 8:45 am]