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[CFDA Nos.: 84.184G and 84.184J]

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education--Safe and Drug-Free 
Schools and Communities National Programs; Combined Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 1998

    Purpose of Program: The National Programs portion of the SDFSCA 
supports the development of innovative programs that (1) provide models 
or proven effective practices that will assist schools and communities 
around the Nation to improve their programs funded under the State 
Grants portion of the SDFSCA; and (2) develop, implement, evaluate, and 
disseminate new or improved approaches to creating safe and orderly 
learning environments in schools.
    Eligible Applicants: State and local educational agencies, 
institutions of higher education, other nonprofit agencies, 
organizations, and individuals, and any combination of these types of 
    Applications Available: July 2, 1998.
    Deadline for Receipt of Applications: August 6, 1998.

    Note: All applications must be received on or before the 
deadline date. This requirement takes exception to the Education 
Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR 
75.102. In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (5 
U.S.C. 553), it is the practice of the Secretary to offer interested 
parties the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. However, 
this amendment to EDGAR makes procedural changes only and does not 
establish new substantive policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(A), proposed rulemaking is not required.

    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 8, 1998.

                                                  average    Estimated     Estimated                            
      CFDA No. and name        Range of awards    size of    number of     available         Project period     
                                                   awards      awards        funds                              
84.184G State and Local        $400,000 to         $500,000          6      $3,000,000  Up to 24 months.        
 Educational Agency Drug and    $600,000                                                                        
 Violence Prevention Data       (estimated).                                                                    

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84.184J Model Demonstration    $500,000 to          750,000          8       5,000,000  Up to 60 months.\1\     
 Programs to Create Safe and    $1,000,000                                                                      
 Orderly Learning               (absolute).                                                                     
 Environments in Schools.                                                                                       
\1\ Initial award period for 36 months; after review of evaluation findings, project may be replicated at       
  additional sites for 24 months.                                                                               
 Note: Range of awards, average size of awards, number of awards and available funding in this notice are       
  estimates only. The Department is not bound by any estimate in this notice. Funding estimates cited for these 
  programs represent single year support for a project period only. Funding for the second and third years of   
  these projects is subject both to the availability of future years' funds and the approval of continuation    
  (see 34 CFR 75.253).                                                                                          

Applicable Regulations

    (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations 
(EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86 (note: 
The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher 
education only); (b) 34 CFR parts 98 and 99; and (c ) the notice of 
final priorities and selection criteria, as published elsewhere in this 
issue of the Federal Register applies to these competitions.
Federal Activities Grants Program Competitions (CFDA 84.184G and 

Absolute Priority 1--State and Local Educational Agency Drug and 
Violence Prevention Data Collection (CFDA 84.184G)

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131.

Absolute Priority 2--Model Demonstration Projects to Create Safe and 
Orderly Learning Environments in Schools (CFDA 84.184J)

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131.

    For Applications or Information Contact: Safe and Drug-Free Schools 
Programs, 600 Independence Avenue, SW., Suite 604 Portals, Washington, 
DC 20202-6123. Telephone: (202) 260-3954. By facsimile (202) 260-3748. 
Internet: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SDFS. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
    Information about the Department's funding opportunities, including 
copies of application notices for discretionary grant competitions, can 
be viewed on the Department's electronic bulletin board (ED Board), 
telephone (202) 260-9950; on the Internet Gopher Service (at gopher://
gcs.ed.gov). However the official application notice for a 
discretionary grant competition is the notice published in the Federal 
    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 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: 20 U.S.C. 7131.

    Dated: July 2, 1998.
Gerald N. Tirozzi,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 98-18034 Filed 7-6-98; 8:45 am]