[Federal Register: May 12, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 91)]
[Page 26164-26165]
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[CFDA No.: 84.132A-4]

Centers for Independent Living; Notice Inviting Applications for 
New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998.

    Purpose of Program: This program provides support for planning, 
conducting, administering, and evaluating centers for independent 
living (centers) that comply with the standards and assurances in 
section 725 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act), 
consistent with the State plan for establishing a statewide network of 
centers. Centers are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-
disability, nonresidential, private nonprofit agencies that are 
designed and operated within local communities by individuals with 
disabilities and provide an array of independent living (IL) services.
    Eligible Applicants: To be eligible to apply, an applicant must be 
a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, 
nonresidential, private nonprofit agency as defined in 34 CFR 364.4(b); 
have the power and authority to meet the requirements in 34 CFR 
366.2(a)(1); be able to plan, conduct, administer, and evaluate a 
center consistent with the requirements of section 725(b) and (c) of 
the Act and Subparts F and G of 34 CFR Part 366; and either--(1) not 
currently be receiving funds under Part C of Chapter 1 of Title VII of 
the Act; or (2) propose the expansion of an existing center through the 
establishment of a separate and complete center (except that the 
governing board of the existing center may serve as the governing board 
of the new center) in a different geographical location. Eligibility 
under this competition is limited to entities that meet the 
requirements of 34 CFR 366.24 and propose to serve areas that are 
unserved or underserved in the States and territories listed under 
``Available Funds.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current grantee under this program that 
is eligible for a grant under the statute has withdrawn its 
application. Therefore, the funds are available to other applicants.
    Deadline For Transmittal of Applications: June 30, 1998.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 29, 1998.
    Applications Available: May 14, 1998.
    Available Funds: $93,421 as distributed in the following manner: 
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1 per eligible State.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 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 
Parts 364 and 366.
    For Applications Contact: The Grants and Contracts Services Team 
(GCST), U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., 
Room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2550. Telephone: 
(202) 205-8351. The preferred method for requesting applications is to 
FAX your request to (202) 205-8717. 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 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: Merri Pearson, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 3326 Switzer Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-2741. Telephone: (202) 205-8484. Individuals who 
use a TDD may call the TDD number at (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 

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 any of the previous sites. If you 
have questions about using the pdf, please 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. These 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: 29 U.S.C. 721(c) and (e) and 796(f).

    Dated: May 7, 1998.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 98-12573 Filed 5-11-98; 8:45 am]