[Federal Register: July 27, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 143)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.129B]

Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling; Inviting Applications for New 
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program 
provides financial assistance for--
    (1) Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an 
academic degree in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as 
identified by the Secretary;
    (2) Projects that provide a specified series of courses or program 
of study leading to award of a certificate in areas of personnel 
shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; and
    (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in 
residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and 
    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 
Long-Term Training program.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 17, 1999.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: November 16, 1999.
    Applications Available: July 27, 1999.
    Estimated Available Funds: $2,100,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $90,000 to $100,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $100,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 21.

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

    Maximum Award: In no case does the Secretary make an award greater 
than $100,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Secretary 
rejects and does not consider an application that proposes a budget 
exceeding this maximum amount.
    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Page Limit: Part III of the application, the application narrative, 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria used by 
reviewers in evaluating the application. You must limit Part III to the 
equivalent of no more than 35 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 will 
not 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.


    Absolute Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) and 34 CFR 386.1(b) 
the Secretary gives an absolute preference to applications that meet 
the following priority. The Secretary funds under this competition only 
applications that meet this absolute priority:
    Projects that would provide training in vocational rehabilitation 
counseling, which the Secretary has identified as an area of personnel 
    Invitational Priorities: Within the absolute priority specified in 
this notice, the Secretary is particularly interested in applications 
that meet one of the following invitational priorities. However, under 
34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) an application that meets one of these invitational 
priorities does not receive competitive or absolute preference over 
other applications:

Invitational Priority 1--Master's Program

    Projects that would offer training at the master's level through 
established graduate rehabilitation counseling programs that are 
accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education.

Invitational Priority 2--Doctoral Program

    Projects that would offer training at the doctoral level through 
established graduate rehabilitation counseling programs.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, the Secretary uses selection criteria chosen 
from the general selection criteria in 34 CFR 75.210 of EDGAR. The 
selection criteria to be used for this competition will be provided in 
the application package for this competition.
    For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), 
P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-
7827. FAX: (301) 470-1244. If you use a telecommunication device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734. You may also 
contact ED Pubs via its web site (http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html) 
or its E-mail address (edpubs@inet.ed.gov).
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format by contacting the Grants and Contracts 
Service Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550.

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Telephone: (202) 205-9817. If you use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. However, the Department is not able to 
reproduce in an alternate format the standard forms included in the 
application package.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sylvia Johnson, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW. (room 3318, Switzer Building), 
Washington, DC 20202-2649. Telephone (202) 205-9312. If you use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    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 

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have questions about using the PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing 
Office (GPO), toll free at 1-888-293-6498; or in the Washington, DC, 
area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 774.

    Dated: July 22, 1999.
Curtis L. Richards,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 99-19120 Filed 7-26-99; 8:45 am]