[Federal Register: October 14, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 198)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.275A]

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials:
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The Rehabilitation Training program supports
projects to ensure skilled personnel are available to provide
rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities through
vocational, medical, social, and psychological rehabilitation programs,
through supported employment programs, through independent living
services programs, and through client assistance programs. The program
supports projects to maintain and upgrade basic skills and knowledge of
personnel employed to provide state-of-the-art service delivery system
and rehabilitation technology services.
    Eligible Applicants: State agencies and public or nonprofit
agencies and organizations, including Indian Tribes and institutions of
higher education, are eligible for assistance under the Rehabilitation
Training program.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 10, 1999.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: February 9, 2000.
    Applications Available: October 14, 1999.
    Estimated Available Funds: $300,000.
    Estimated Range of Award: $250,000 to $300,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Award: $275,000.
    Maximum Award: In no case does the Secretary make an award greater
than $300,000 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.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Page Limit: Part III of the application, the application narrative,
is where you,

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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 must use a font that
is at least 12-point in height and no more than 18 characters per inch
in width. 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
won't 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
part 385, except Sec. 385.31.
    Priority: This competition focuses on projects designed to meet the
priority in the notice of final priorities for this program, published
in the Federal Register on December 5, 1994 (59 FR 62502). This
priority is as follows: National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation
Training Materials.
    The projects must--
    * Demonstrate experience and capacity to provide for a
national clearinghouse of rehabilitation training materials;
    * Identify and gather rehabilitation information and
training materials for use in preparing pre-service and in-service
education and training for rehabilitation personnel;
    * Disseminate, in a cost-effective manner, rehabilitation
information and state-of-the-art training materials and methods to
rehabilitation personnel to assist them in achieving improved outcomes
in vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, and independent
living; and
    * Provide linkages and policies for the exchange of
information and referral of inquiries with other existing
clearinghouses and information centers supported by the U.S. Department
of Education, including the Education Resources Information Center and
the National Rehabilitation Information Center.
    For FY 2000 this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR
75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet the priority.
    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 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 this 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

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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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 772.

    Dated: October 8, 1999.
Curtis L. Richards,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative
[FR Doc. 99-26819 Filed 10-13-99; 8:45 am]