[Federal Register: April 21, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 76)]
[Page 19519-19520]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Notice Inviting Applicants To Serve as Field Readers for the 
Community Technology Centers Program

SUMMARY: The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) invites 
interested individuals to apply to serve as field readers evaluating 
grant applications for the Community Technology Centers Program. The 
Community Technology Centers Program is intended to increase access to 
information technology and related services for adults and children in 
economically distressed low-income urban and rural communities through 
grants to establish or expand community technology centers.
    Duties and Compensation of Field Readers: Field readers will review 
applications according to the applicable selection criteria. Each field 
reader will serve for a period of approximately 5 days. Each field 
reader who is selected will receive compensation for certain travel 
expenses and an honorarium.
    Field Reader Qualifications: The Department is seeking experienced 
and knowledgeable professionals who are current with issues regarding 
the provision of computers and technology to residents of low-income 
urban and rural communities. These professionals should be familiar 
with issues dealing with the start-up and expansion of community 
technology centers; use of technology in adult, elementary or secondary 
education programs; technology and technology management; or community 
development and outreach to residents of low-income communities. 
Prospective field readers may include technology providers, 
administrators, and experts; individuals with experience in use of 
technology in elementary, secondary or adult education; individuals 
from State agencies, elementary and secondary education, institutions 
of higher education, and community-based organizations and agencies; 
and individuals with experience in providing access to technology in 
low-income communities. Each field reader must have the expertise 
necessary to accurately assess an applicant's showing on the applicable 
selection criteria.
    Application Process: Any individual interested in serving as a 
field reader should mail or fax two copies of his or her resume to the 
address listed below indicating the program in which they are 
interested in serving as a field reader. Resumes should not exceed two 
pages and should include a Social

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Security Number and an e-mail address, if available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Community Technology Centers Program, 
Division of Adult Education and Literacy, Office of Vocational and 
Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202-
7240. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to frances__littlejohn@ed.gov or 
by Fax to: (202) 205-8973. Individuals who use a telecommunication 
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 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audio tape, 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:


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

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6832.

    Dated: April 16, 1999.
Patricia W. McNeil,
Assistant Secretary, Vocational and Adult Education.
[FR Doc. 99-9979 Filed 4-20-99; 8:45 am]