[Federal Register: September 14, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 177)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA Nos.: 84.264A and 84.264B]


Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs (RCEP); Notice
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: To support training centers that serve either a
Federal region or another geographical area and provide for a broad,
integrated sequence of training activities throughout a multi-State
geographical area.
    Eligible Applicants: State and public or nonprofit agencies and
organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of higher
education.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 12, 1999.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: January 11, 2000.
    Applications Available: September 15, 1999.
    Estimated Available Funds: $2,510,927.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $499,801--$510,412.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards:

CFDA No. 84.264A--$500,850
CFDA No. 84.264B--$500,000

    Maximum Awards By Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
Region: In no case does the Secretary make an initial award greater
than the amount listed for each of the following RSA regions for a
single budget period of 12 months. The Secretary rejects and does not
consider an application that proposes a budget exceeding this amount.
    Maximum Level of Awards By RSA Region:

CFDA No. 84.264A
    Region V--$500,850
CFDA No. 84.264B
    Region I--$499,957
    Region III--$499,801
    Region VI--$510,412
    Region VIII--$499,907

    Estimated Number of Awards: CFDA No. 84.264A-1, CFDA No. 84.264B-4.

    Note: Applications under CFDA No. 84.264A (General RCEP
competition) are invited for the provision of training for
Department of Education Region V only. Applications under CFDA No.
84.264B (Community Rehabilitation Program RCEP competition) are
invited for the provision of training for Department of Education
Regions I, III, VI, and VIII only. The Department is not bound by
any estimates in this notice.

    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 45 pages, using the following standards:
    (1) A page is 8.5 inches by 11 inches, on one side only with 1 inch
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 389.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant
under these competitions, 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 these competitions will be provided
in the application package for these competitions.
    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 (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
Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone:
(202) 205-8351. 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 Information Contact: Mary C. Lynch, U.S. Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3322 Switzer Building,
Washington, DC 20202-2649. Telephone: (202) 205-8291. 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
paragraph.

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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 771a.

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    Dated: September 9, 1999.
Katherine D. Seelman,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative
Services.
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