[Federal Register: March 24, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 56)]
[Page 14075-14076]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[CFDA No. 84.177A]

Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind; 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998

    Purpose of Program: This program supports projects that--
    (a) provide independent living services to older individuals who 
are blind;
    (b) conduct activities that will improve or expand services for 
these individuals; and
    (c) conduct activities to help improve public understanding of the 
problems of these individuals.

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    Eligible Applicants: Any designated State agency (DSA) that does 
not currently have a project funded under this program and is 
authorized to provide rehabilitation services to individuals who are 
blind is eligible for an award under this notice.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 15, 1998.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 14, 1998.
    Applications Available: March 25, 1998.
    Available Funds: $40,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $40,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Award: $40,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, and 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
Part 367.
    Priority: The priority in the notice of final priority for this 
program, published in the Federal Register on December 27, 1994 (59 FR 
66616), applies to this competition.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Raymond Melhoff, U.S. 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 3327 
Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2741. Telephone: (202) 205-
9320. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call (202) 205-8243.
    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 
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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 this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 796f.

    Dated: March 19, 1998.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 98-7576 Filed 3-23-98; 8:45 am]