[Federal Register: April 1, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 62)]
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Part XI

Department of Education

Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies; Notice

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[CFDA 84.060A]

Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice establishing closing date for applications for awards 
for fiscal year (FY) 1998.


SUMMARY: Provides grants to support local educational agencies in their 
efforts to reform elementary and secondary school programs that serve 
Indian students in order to ensure that such programs are based on 
challenging State content standards and State student performance 
standards used for all students, and are designed to assist Indian 
students to meet those standards. Although the application package 
cited a March 10, 1998 closing date for submission of grant 
applications, a delay in publishing the closing date occurred. This 
notice establishes the new closing date for transmittal of applications 
and for intergovernmental review as cited in the application package. 
Applicants that have already submitted an application in response to 
the March 10, 1998 date cited in the application package need not 
submit another application. However, those applicants have until the 
new closing date to submit any revisions to their application.
    Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies (LEAs) and certain 
schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Indian tribes under 
certain conditions.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 1, 1998. Applications 
not meeting the transmittal deadline of May 1, 1998 will not be 
considered for funding in the initial allocation of awards. 
Applications not meeting the deadline may be considered for funding if 
the Secretary determines, under section 9117(d) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the Act), that funds are available and 
that reallocation of those funds to those applicants would best assist 
in advancing the purposes of the program. However, the amount and date 
of an individual award, if any, made under section 9117(d) of the Act 
may not be the same to which the applicant would have been entitled if 
the application had been submitted on time.
    Deadline for intergovernmental review: July 1, 1998.
    Available funds: The appropriation for this program for fiscal year 
1998 is $59,750,000, which should be sufficient to fund all eligible 
    Estimated Range of awards: $3,000 to $1,300,000.
    Estimated average size of awards: $47,000.
    Estimated number of awards: 1,250.

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

    Project period: Up to 60 months.
    Applicable regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 85, and 86.
Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence 
Avenue, S.W., Portals Building--Room 4300, Washington, D.C. 20202-6335. 
Telephone: (202) 260-1683. 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.
    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.
    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 a document is the document 
published in the Federal Register.

    Program authority: 20 U.S.C. 7811.

    Dated: March 30, 1998.
Gerald N. Tirozzi.
Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 98-8661 Filed 3-31-98; 8:45 am]