[Federal Register: October 16, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 200)]
[Page 55766-55767]
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[CFDA No.: 84.129W]

Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training--
Comprehensive System of Personnel Development; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1999

    Purpose of Program: To assist State vocational rehabilitation 
agencies in carrying out their Comprehensive System of Personnel 
Development (CSPD) plans.
    Eligible Applicants: State agencies and other public or nonprofit 
agencies and organizations, including Indian Tribes and institutions of 
higher education, are eligible for assistance under the Rehabilitation 
Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 18, 1998.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: February 16, 1999.
    Applications Available: October 16, 1998.
    Available Funds: $2,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $75,000-$500,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $200,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 10.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Page Limits: Part III of the application, the application 
narrative, is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria 
used by reviewers in evaluating the application. The applicant must 
limit Part III to the equivalent of no more than 45 pages, using the 
following standards:
    (1) A ``page'' is 8.5''  x  11'', on one side only with 1'' margins 
at the top, bottom, and both sides.
    (2) You must double space (no more than three lines per vertical 
inch) all text in the application narrative, including titles, 
headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as 
all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
    If you use a proportional computer font, you may not use a font 
smaller than a 12-point font or an average character density greater 
than 18 characters per inch. If you use a nonproportional font or a 
typewriter, you may not use more than 12 characters per inch.
    The page limit does not apply to Part I, the cover sheet; Part II, 
the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; Part 
IV, the assurances and certifications; or the one-page abstract, the 
resumes, the bibliography, or the letters of support. However, you must 
include all of the application narrative in Part III.
    If, in order to meet the page limit, you use print size, spacing, 
or margins smaller than the standards specified in this notice, we 
won't consider your application for funding.
    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 385 and 386.
    Priority: The Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term 
Training priority in the notice of final priority for this program, as 
published elsewhere in

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this issue of the Federal Register, applies to this competition.
    For Applications Contact: The Grants and Contracts Service Team 
(GCST), U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW (Room 
3317, Switzer Building), Washington, DC 20202-2649; or call (202) 205-
8351. 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. The preferred method for requesting applications is to FAX your 
request to (202) 205-8717.
    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 Information Contact: Beverly Steburg, U.S. Department of 
Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, 61 Forsyth Street, 
SW, Room 18T91, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Telephone (404) 562-6336.
    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 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, Bulletin and Press Releases.

    Note: The official version of a document is the document 
published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 774.

    Dated: October 9, 1998.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 98-27786 Filed 10-15-98; 8:45 am]