[Federal Register: July 5, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 129)]
[Page 41448-41449]
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Office of Postsecondary Education

[CFDA No. 84.347]

Community Scholarship Mobilization Program; Notice Inviting
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Under the
Community Scholarship Mobilization Program

    Purpose of Program: The Community Scholarship Mobilization Program
is designed to establish and support regional, State, or community
program centers, and to enable such centers to foster the development
of local entities in high poverty areas that promote higher education
goals for students from low-income families by:
    (1) Providing academic support, including guidance, counseling,
mentoring, tutoring, and recognition; and (2) Providing scholarship
assistance for the cost of postsecondary education.
    Eligible Applicants: National organizations as defined in the
statute. A National organization may receive funds on a competitive
basis to enable it to support the establishment or ongoing work of
regional, State or community program centers. These centers foster the
development of local entities in high poverty areas to improve
secondary school graduation rates and postsecondary attendance through
the provision of academic support services, including guidance,
counseling, mentoring, tutoring, and recognition, and scholarship
assistance for the cost of postsecondary education.
    Applications Available: July 10, 2000.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 16, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 15, 2000.
    Estimated Available Funds: The amount referenced below is advisory
and represents the Department's best estimate at this time. This will
be the first year for the program. The estimated FY 2000 average size
of an award will be $990,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: Up to $990,000.
    Estimated Size of Awards: Up to $990,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1 or more.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations: Regulations applicable to this program are
the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in
34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 85, 97, 98, 99 and the Higher
Education Amendments of 1998, Title VIII, Part C. That statute defines
several key terms used in this notice.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant
under this competition, the Secretary uses selection criteria under 34
CFR 75.210 of EDGAR. The Secretary informs applicants in the
application package of the selection criteria and factors, if any, to
be used for this competition and of the maximum weight assigned to each
    For Further Information or Applications Contact: Ms. Marion
Steward, Institutional Development and Undergraduate Education Service,
U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, 6th Floor, Washington,
DC 20006-8517. Telephone: (202) 502-7594. The e-mail address for Ms.
Steward is: Marion_Steward@ed.gov.
    We encourage applicants to send facsimile requests for applications
to (202) 502-7861.
    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
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding
paragraph. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an
alternative format the standard forms included in the application

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    Program Authority: Pub. L. 105-244, the Higher Education
Amendments of 1998, Title VIII, Part C.

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    Dated: June 29, 2000.
Claudio Prieto,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
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