[Federal Register: March 24, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 56)]
[Page 14075]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[CFDA No. 84.287]

21st Century Community Learning Centers Program; Notice of 
Extension of Application Deadline Date


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary extends the deadline date for the 
submission of applications for new awards for fiscal year 1998 under 
the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. The Assistant 
Secretary also revises the deadline for Intergovernmental review under 
the requirements of Executive Order 12372 (Intergovernmental review of 
Federal programs). The Assistant Secretary takes this action to allow 
more time for the submission of applications by potential applicants 
adversely affected by severe weather conditions in various areas of the 
Nation. The extension is intended to help these potential applicants 
compete fairly with other applicants under this program.



ADDRESSES: An application sent by mail must be addressed to the U.S. 
Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: CFDA 
84.287, 600 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-4725. An 
application must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the 
following: (1) a legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark, (2) a 
legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. 
Postal Service, (3) a dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a 
commercial carrier, or (4) any other proof of mailing acceptable to the 
U.S. Secretary of Education.
    An application that is hand delivered must be taken to the U.S. 
Department of Education, Application Control Center, Room 3633, General 
Services Administration National Capital Region, Seventh and D Streets, 
SW., Washington, DC 20202-4725. The Application Control Center will 
accept deliveries between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily, except 
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays.
    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 Amanda Clyburn, Office of Educational Research and 
Improvement, U.S. Department of Educatiosn 555 New Jersey Avenue., NW,
Room 506b, Washington, DC 20208-5644. Telephone: 202-219-2180. 
Inquiries may also be sent by e-mail to .
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format, also by contacting Amanda Clyburn. 
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format 
the standard forms included in the application package.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 2, the Assistant Secretary 
published a notice inviting applications for new awards. In that 
notice, the Assistant Secretary established a deadline date of March 9, 
by which all applications must have been hand-delivered or mailed. 
Because of adverse weather conditions in various sections of the 
country on and around this date, some potential applicants were unable 
to transmit applications on time. To enable these potential applicants 
to participate in this competition, the Assistant Secretary has 
determined to extend this deadline. Because of the difficulty in 
identifying the specific geographic areas that were affected, the 
Assistant Secretary has decided to extend the deadline to all potential 
applicants. By extending this deadline by three days, the Assistant 
Secretary emphasizes that the limited purpose of this extension is to 
enable potential applicants who completed their applications, but were 
unable to mail them on time due to adverse weather conditions, an 
opportunity to submit completed applications.

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    Note: The official version of a document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 8241-8246.

    Dated: March 20, 1998.
Ricky T. Takai,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 98-7697 Filed 3-20-98; 11:04 am]