[Federal Register: March 19, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 53)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA No.: 84.033]

 
Office of Postsecondary Education; Federal Work-Study Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of the closing date for filing the ``Institutional
Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges 
Program.''

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SUMMARY: The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education 
of the deadline for an eligible institution to apply for participation 
in the Work-Colleges Program and to apply for funding under that 
program for the 1999-2000 award year (July 1, 1999 through June 30, 
2000) by submitting to the Secretary an ``Institutional Application and 
Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program.''
    The Work-Colleges Program along with the Federal Work-Study Program 
and the Job Location and Development Program are known collectively as 
the Federal Work-Study programs. The Work-Colleges Program is 
authorized by part C of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as amended (HEA).

CLOSING DATE: To participate in the Work-Colleges Program and to apply 
for funds for that program for the 1999-2000 award year, an eligible 
institution must mail or hand-deliver its ``Institutional Application 
and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program'' to the 
Department on or before April 23, 1999. The Department will not accept 
the form by facsimile transmission. The form must be submitted to the 
Institutional Financial Management Division at one of the addresses 
indicated below.

ADDRESSES: Applications and Agreements Delivered by Mail. An 
institutional application and agreement delivered by mail must be 
addressed to Mr. Richard Coppage, Work-Colleges Program, Institutional 
Financial Management Division, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 
23781, Washington D.C. 20026-0781. An applicant must show proof of 
mailing consisting of one of the following: (1) A legibly dated U.S. 
Postal Service postmark; (2) a legible mail receipt with the date of 
mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service; (3) a dated shipping label, 
invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier; or (4) any other proof 
of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of Education. An institution is 
encouraged to use certified or at least first class mail.
    An institution should note that the U.S. Postal Service does not 
uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an 
institution should check with its local post office.
    If an institutional application and agreement is sent through the 
U.S. Postal Service, the Secretary does not accept either of the 
following as proof of mailing: (1) a private metered postmark, or (2) a 
mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    Institutions that submit an institutional application and agreement 
after the closing date of April 23, 1999, will not be considered for 
participation or funding under the Work-Colleges Program for award year 
1999-2000.
    Applications and Agreements Delivered by Hand. An institutional 
application and agreement delivered by hand must be taken to Mr. 
Richard Coppage, Work-Colleges Program, Campus-Based Financial 
Operations Branch, Institutional Financial Management Division, 
Accounting and Financial Management Service, Office of Student 
Financial Assistance, U.S. Department of Education, Room 4714, Regional 
Office Building 3, 7th and D Streets, S.W., Washington, D.C. Hand-
delivered institutional applications and agreements will be accepted 
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Eastern time) daily, except Saturdays, 
Sundays, and Federal holidays. An institutional application and 
agreement for the 1999-2000 award year that is delivered by hand will 
not be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on April 23, 1999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Work-Colleges Program, the 
Secretary allocates funds when available for that program to eligible 
institutions. The Secretary will not allocate funds under the Work-
Colleges Program for award year 1999-2000 to any eligible institution 
unless the institution files its ``Institutional Application and 
Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program'' by the 
closing date.
    To apply for participation and funding under the Work-Colleges 
Program, an institution must satisfy the definition of ``work-college'' 
in section 448(e) of the HEA. The term ``work-college'' under the HEA 
means an eligible institution that (1) is a public or private nonprofit 
institution with a commitment to community service; (2) has operated a 
comprehensive work-learning program for at least two years; (3) 
requires all resident students to participate in a comprehensive work-
learning program and the provision of services as an integral part of 
the institution's educational program and as part of the institution's 
educational philosophy; and (4) provides students participating in the 
comprehensive work-learning program with the opportunity to contribute 
to their education and to the welfare of the community as a whole.

Applicable Regulations

    The following regulations apply to the Work-Colleges Program:
    (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR Part 668.
    (2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, 
Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational 
Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR Part 673.
    (3) Federal Work-Study Programs, 34 CFR Part 675.
    (4) Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended, 34 CFR Part 600.
    (5) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR Part 82.
    (6) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and 
Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 CFR 
Part 85.
    (7) Drug-Free Schools and Campuses, 34 CFR Part 86.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Coppage, Work-Colleges 
Program, Institutional Financial Management Division, U.S. Department 
of Education, P.O. Box 23781, Washington, D.C. 20026-0781. Telephone 
(202) 708-4694. 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 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 
paragraph.

Electronic Access to This Document

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

    Program Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b.

    Dated: March 16, 1999.
Greg Woods,
Chief Operating Officer, Office of Student Financial Assistance.
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