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[CDFA No.: 84184H]

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

    Purpose of Program: The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities 
(SDFSC) National Programs--Grants to Institutions of Higher Education 
(IHE) Validation Competition supports increased knowledge about 
effective programs by validating and disseminating model policies, 
practices, products and programs to prevent violent behavior and the 
illegal use of alcohol and other drugs by college students.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education or consortia 
of such institutions.
    Applications Available: July 22, 1998.
    Deadline for Receipt of Applications: August 24, 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.

    Contingent upon the availability of funds, the Secretary may make 
additional awards in fiscal year 1999 from the rank-ordered list of 
unfunded applicants from this competition.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: 60 days from date of 
publication in Federal Register.

                                                           Estimated     Estimated      Estimated      Project  
        CFDA No. and name           Estimated range of   average size    number of      available       period  
                                          awards           of awards       awards         funds        (month)  
84.184H Drug and Violence          Priority 1,                $200,000            6      $1,200,000           27
 Prevention Program in Higher       $150,000-$250,000.                                                          
 Education: Validation                                                                                          
                                   Priority 2, $60,000-        $70,000            3        $210,000           27
                                   Priority 3, $15,000         $15,000            2         $30,000           15
Note: Range of awards, average size of awards, number of awards and available funding in this notice are        
  estimates only. The Departments is not bound by any estimate in this notice. Funding estimates that are cited 
  for priorities one and two represent support for 27 months for the entire project period. The funding estimate
  that is cited for priority three represents support for 15 months for the entire project period.              

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 34 
CFR parts 98 and 99; and (b) the notice of final priorities and 
selection criteria, as published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal 
Register applies to these competitions.
    Drug and Violence Prevention Program in Higher Education: 
Validation Competition (CFDA 84.184H).

Absolute Priority 1

    Correcting misperceptions of student alcohol and other drug use 
among a large influential subpopulation of students attending 
institutions of higher education.

Absolute Priority 2

    Assess the impact of an existing or new consortium (such as 
coalitions and other partnerships at the community, State, or regional 
levels) on limiting illegal alcohol and other drug use, and preventing 
intoxication and violence.

Absolute Priority 3

    Disseminate knowledge of existing model programs, new prevention 
theories, or new application of theories, theoretical models, or 
conceptual approaches (theories) to alcohol and drug or violence 
prevention or both.
    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 or http://www.edc.org/
hec. Individuals who use telecommunications devices 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

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Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or 
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    Any one may also view these documents in text copy only on an 
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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. 7132.

    Dated: July 17, 1998.
Gerald N. Tirozzi,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 98-19550 Filed 7-21-98; 8:45 am]