[Federal Register: January 20, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 13)]
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[CFDA NO.: 84.162A]

Emergency Immigrant Education Program; Notice Inviting
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

AGENCY: Department of Education.
    Purpose of Program: This program provides grants to State
educational agencies (SEAS) to assist local educational agencies (LEAS)
that experience unexpectedly large increases in their student
population due to immigration. These grants are to be used to provide
high-quality instruction to immigrant children and youth and to help
those children and youth make the transition into American society and
meet the same challenging State performance standards expected of all
children and youth.
    Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies.
    Deadline For Transmittal of Applicants: March 17, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 19, 2000.
    Applications Available: January 24, 2000.
    Available Funds: $150 million.

    The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

    Project Period: Up to 17 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 76, 77, 79, 80, 81,
82, and 85; and (b) 34 CFR Part 299.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An SEA is eligible for a grant if it meets
the eligibility requirements specified in sections 7304 and 7305 of the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the Act), as amended by
the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-382, enacted
October 20, 1994). (20 U.S.C. 7544 and 7545). In order to receive an
award under this program, an SEA must provide a count, taken during
February 2000, of the number of immigrant children and youth enrolled
in public and nonpublic schools in eligible LEAs in accordance with the
requirements specified in section 7304 of the Act. An eligible LEA is
one in which the number of immigrant children and youth enrolled in the
public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools within the
district is at least either 500 or 3 percent of the total number of
students enrolled in those public and nonpublic schools. (20 U.S.C.
7544(b)(2)). Under section 7501(7) of the Act, the term immigrant
children and youth means individuals who are aged 3 through 21, were
not born in any State, and have not been attending one or more schools
in any one or more States for more than 3 full academic years. (20
U.S.C. 7601(7)).
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7541-7549.

    Dated: January 14, 2000.
Art Love,
Acting Director, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages
[FR Doc. 00-1398 Filed 1-19-00; 8:45 am]