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[CFDA No.: 84.234P]

Projects With Industry; Notice Inviting Applications for New 
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The Projects With Industry (PWI) program 
creates and expands job and career opportunities for individuals with 
disabilities in the competitive labor market by engaging the talent and 
leadership of private industry as partners in the rehabilitation 
process. PWI projects identify competitive job and career opportunities 
and the skills needed to perform those jobs, create practical settings 
for job readiness and training programs, and provide job placements and 
career advancement services.
    Eligible Applicants: Employers, nonprofit agencies or 
organizations, designated State units, labor unions, community 
rehabilitation program providers, trade associations, Indian tribes or 
tribal organizations, and other agencies or organizations with the 
capacity to create and expand job and career opportunities for 
individuals with disabilities.
    Only applicants that propose to serve individuals with disabilities 
in States, portions of States, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations 
that are currently unserved or underserved by the PWI program may 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applications for funding under this notice 
will be used to support grants in FY 2000. The Secretary may consider 
supporting approved applications submitted in FY 2000 for grant support 
in FY 2001.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 10, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 10, 2000.
    Applications Available: October 8, 1999.
    The Administration has requested $22,071,000 for this program for 
FY 2000. However, the actual level of funding is contingent upon final 
congressional action.
    Available Funds: $2,071,694.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $158,000-$238,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $198,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 10.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    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 
part 379.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, the Secretary uses the selection criteria in 34 
CFR 379.30. The selection criteria to be used for this competition will 
be provided in the application package.
    Priorities: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) the Secretary is particularly 
interested in applications that meet one or more of the following 
invitational priorities. However, an application that meets one or more 
of these invitational priorities does not receive competitive or 
absolute preference over other applications:

Invitational Priority 1

    Projects that demonstrate effective collaboration with the ``One-
Stop'' delivery system established under title I of the Workforce 
Investment Act of 1998 to assist individuals with disabilities to 
secure job skills training and employment opportunities in the 
competitive labor market. Proposed PWI service delivery models should 
promote the delivery of services to individuals with disabilities 
through local ``One-Stop'' centers. Applicants who wish to address this 
invitational priority may get further information about the ``One-
Stop'' delivery system by calling the Department of Labor at (202) 219-
8395, Ext. 182.

Invitational Priority 2

    Projects that demonstrate effective collaboration with the 
``Welfare-to-Work Program'' administered by the U. S. Department of 
Labor to serve and secure competitive placement opportunities for 
persons with disabilities who are participants in this program. 
Applications should demonstrate a project's capacity to address issues 
unique to individuals with disabilities transitioning from welfare to 
work. Applicants who wish to address this invitational priority may get 
further information at the Department of Labor web site at:


    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 telecommunications 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 

    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format by contacting the Grants and Contracts 
Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone: 
(202) 205-9817. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD), you may call the TDD number at 1-877-576-7734. However, the 
Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format the standard 
forms included in the application package.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Muskie or Mary Jane Kane, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3320 Switzer 
Building, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone (202) 205-3293 for Martha 
Muskie. Telephone (202) 205-8206 for Mary Jane Kane. 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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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 777b.

    Dated: August 6, 1999.
Curtis L. Richards,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 99-20756 Filed 8-10-99; 8:45 am]