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[CFDA No.: 84.016A]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Undergraduate; International 
Studies and Foreign Language Program; Notice Inviting Applications for 
New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The Undergraduate International Studies and 
Foreign Language Program provides grants to strengthen and improve 
undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign 
languages in the United States.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education; combinations 
of institutions of higher education; partnerships between nonprofit 
educational organizations and institutions of higher education; and 
public and private non-profit agencies and organizations, including 
professional and scholarly associations.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 1, 1999.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 31, 1999.
    Applications Available: September 7, 1999.
    Available Funds: $1,990,000. The estimated amount of funds 
available for new awards under this competition is based on the 
Administration's request for this program for FY 2000. The actual level 
of funding, if any, is contingent on final congressional action.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $40,000-$130,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $71,071 per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 28.

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

    Project Period: Up to 24 months for grants to single institutions 
of higher education, and up to 36 months for grants to combinations of 
institutions of higher education and partnerships.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, and 86; and (b) The regulations in 34 CFR parts 655 and 658.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matching requirement: Under Title VI, Part 
A, section 604(a)(3)of the Higher Education Act of 1965, Undergraduate 
International Studies and Foreign Language grantees must provide 
matching funds in either of the following ways: (a) Cash contributions 
from the private sector equal to one-third of the total project costs; 
or (b) a combination of institutional and non-institutional cash or in-
kind contributions equal to one-half of the total project costs. The 
Secretary may waive or reduce the required matching share for 
institutions that are eligible to receive assistance under part A or 
part B of title III or under title V of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended.


    Under 34 CFR 75.105 (c)(2)(i), 34 CFR 658.35, and section 604(a)(5) 
of title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the 
Secretary gives preference to applications that meet the following 
competitive priority. The Secretary awards five points to an 
application that meets this competitive priority. These points are in 
addition to any points the application earns under the selection 
    Applications from institutions of higher education or combinations 
of institutions that: (a) Require entering students to have 
successfully completed at least two years of secondary school foreign 
language instruction; (b) require each graduating student to earn two 
years of postsecondary credit in a foreign language or have 
demonstrated equivalent competence in the foreign language; or (c) in 
the case of a two-year degree granting institution, offer two years of 
postsecondary credit in a foreign language.

International Studies and Foreign Language Program, U.S. Department of 
Education, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 400 
Maryland Avenue, SW., Suite 600 Portals Building, Washington, DC 20202-
5331. Telephone: 202-401-9783. The e-mail address for Ms. Corey is 
christine__corey@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 
    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. Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the 
application package in an alternate format, also, by contacting that 
person. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an 
alternate format the standard forms included in the application 

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1124

    Dated: August 16, 1999.
Claudio R. Prieto,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-21627 Filed 8-18-99; 8:45 am]