[Federal Register: October 22, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 204)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.250A]

Vocational Rehabilitation Service Projects for American Indians
With Disabilities

    Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY)
    Purpose of Program: To provide vocational rehabilitation services
to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or
State reservations, consistent with their individual strengths,
resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed
choices, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment,
including self-employment, telecommuting, or business ownership.
    Eligible Applicants: Applications may be submitted only by the
governing bodies of Indian tribes (and consortia of those governing
bodies) located on Federal or State reservations.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 21, 2000.
    Applications Available: October 22, 1999.
    Available Funds: $9,242,660.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000-$325,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $290,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 27-28.

    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 75, 77, 80, 81, and
82; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR parts 369 and


    Under section 121(b)(4) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as
amended, the Secretary gives preference to applications that meet the
following competitive priority. Under 34 CFR 74.105(c)(2)(i) the
Secretary awards 10 points to an application that meets this
competitive priority. These points are in addition to any points the
application earns under the selection criteria:

Competitive Preference Priority--Continuation of Previously Funded
Tribal Programs

    In making new awards under this program, the Secretary gives
priority consideration to applications for the continuation of tribal
programs that have been funded under this program.
    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). If you request an
application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this competition as
follows: CFDA number 84.250A.
    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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Martin or Alfreda Reeves, U.S.
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3314, Switzer
Building, Washington, DC 20202-2650. Telephone (202) 205-8494 or (202)
205-9361. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD),
you may call

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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 persons listed in the preceding

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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 773(b).

    Dated: October 18, 1999.
Curtis L. Richards,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative
[FR Doc. 99-27621 Filed 10-21-99; 8:45 am]