[Federal Register: April 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 75)]
[Page 20890-20891]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[CFDA No.: 84.215E]

Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice inviting applications for new awards for Fiscal Year


    Purpose of Program: To assist local educational agencies to
establish or expand elementary school counseling programs.
    Absolute Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) and Title X, Section
10102 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Assistant
Secretary gives an absolute preference to applications that meet the
following priority. The Assistant Secretary funds under this
competition only applications that meet this absolute priority.
    Under the absolute funding priority for this grant competition, LEA
projects must establish or expand elementary school counseling programs
at schools with at least one grade below fifth and no grade higher than
    Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies.
    Applications Available: April 18, 2000.
    Deadline for Receipt of Applications: June 9, 2000.

    Note: We must receive all applications no later than 4:30 p.m.
Eastern Time on the deadline date. Applications received after that
date and time will not be read. 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 OESE 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 #84.215E,
Room 3633, ROB #3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4725. The address for
applications delivered by hand is: U.S. Department of Education,
Application Control Center, Attention: CFDA #84.215E, Regional
Office Building #3, Room 3633, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, DC

    Deadline For Intergovernmental Review: June 19, 2000.
    Available Funds: $20,000,000.
    Maximum Grant: $400,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000-$400,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $325,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 60.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81,
82, 85, 97, 98, 99; and (b) the Notice of Final Priority and Selection
Criteria for FY 2000 published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal

For Applications or Information Contact:  Loretta Riggans, Safe and
Drug-Free Schools Program, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3E220,
Washington, DC 20202-6123. Telephone: (202) 260-2661. The e-mail
address is:loretta_riggans@ed.gov.
Internet: www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SDFS.

    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call
the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

[[Page 20891]]

    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternative format, (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section.

Electronic Access to This Document:

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at either of the
following sites:


    To use the PDF you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with
Search, which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you
have questions about using the PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing
Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498, or in the Washington, DC,
area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 8002.

Michael Cohen,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-9782 Filed 4-14-00; 1:52 pm]