[Federal Register: March 24, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 58)]
[Page 16090-16091]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[CFDA No: 84.184P]

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Safe and Drug-Free
Schools and Communities National Programs--Federal Activities Grants
Program--The Challenge Newsletter

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year


    Purpose of the Program: To fund one cooperative agreement for the
development and dissemination of The Challenge newsletter to provide
information about effective practices to prevent drug use and violent
behavior among youth.
    Eligible Applicants: Public and private nonprofit organizations and
    Applications available: March 24, 2000.
    Deadline for Receipt of Applications: April 24, 2000.

    Note: All applications must be received by the Department's
Application Control Center

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by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on or before the deadline date.
Applications received after that time will not be eligible for
funding. Postmarked dates will not be accepted. This requirement
takes exception to the Education Department General Administrative
Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR 75.102. Under the Administrative
Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553), the Department generally offers
interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposed
regulations. However, this exception to EDGAR makes procedural
changes only and does not establish new substantive policy.
Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553 (b) (A), the Assistant Secretary for
Elementary and Secondary Education has determined that proposed
rulemaking is not required. Applications by mail should be sent to:
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention:
CFDA: 84.184P, Room 3633, ROB#3, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20202-4725. The address for applications delivered by
hand is: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center,
Attention: CFDA: 84.184P, Regional Office Building 3, Room 3633, 7th
and D Streets, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4725.

    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 23, 2000.
    Available Funds: $300,000.
    Estimated Size of Award: $300,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

    Note: The Department of Education is not bound by any estimates
in this notice.

    Project Period: Up to 36 months. Please note that all applicants
for multi-year awards are required to provide detailed budget
information for the total project period requested. The Department will
negotiate at the time of the initial award the funding levels for each
year of the cooperative agreement award.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80,
81, 82, 85, 97, 98, and 99; and (b) The Notice of Final Priority and
Selection Criteria for FY 2000 published elsewhere in this issue of the
Federal Register.
    Absolute Priority: The Assistant Secretary has published elsewhere
in this issue of the Federal Register a notice of final priority and
selection criteria which establishes an absolute priority for The
Challenge newsletter. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), the Assistant
Secretary will fund under this competition only applications that meet
the absolute priority.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Gail Beaumont, Safe and
Drug-Free Schools Program, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
20202-6123. Telephone: (202) 260-3954. By FAX: (202) 260-7767.
Internet: gail__beaumont@ed.gov.
    An individual who uses a TDD may call the Federal Information Relay
Service FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

Electronic Access to This Document

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Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe
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    Note:  The official version of this document is the document
published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131.

    Dated: March 21, 2000.
Michael Cohen,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-7301 Filed 3-23-00; 8:45 am]