[Federal Register: July 24, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 142)]
[Page 45699-45700]
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[CFDA No: 84.047A]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Upward Bound Program 
Participant Expansion Initiative Notice Inviting Applications for 
Supplemental Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The Upward Bound Program Participant Expansion 
Initiative is designed to increase the number of the neediest eligible 
students in the Upward Bound program.
    Eligible Applicants: All currently funded Upward Bound projects. 
Veteran Upward Bound projects and Upward Bound Math/Science projects 
are not eligible to participate.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 28, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 12, 2000.
    Applications Available: July 26, 2000.
    Available Funds: $13,500,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: Up to $85,600.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $76,270.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 157-177.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months for current 4-year grantees; up to 
48 months for current 5-year grantees.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General

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Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, 86, 97, 98, and 99; and (b) the regulations for this program in 34 
CFR part 645.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Only proposals that meet the absolute 
priority will be funded. If more applications that meet the absolute 
priority are received than can be funded under the Upward Bound Program 
Participant Expansion Initiative, the Secretary will fund those 
applicants that received the highest average peer review scores during 
the FY 1999 Upward Bound competition. For the purposes of this 
initiative, the Secretary will not consider prior experience points.
    Applicants for supplemental awards must submit an application that 
    * A certification by the Upward Bound project director that 
at least one target high school meets the absolute priority;
    * The number of additional students, not to exceed 20, that 
the project plans to serve;
    * A revised budget; and
    * A brief narrative describing how the supplemental funds 
will be used.


    Absolute Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), the Secretary gives 
an absolute preference to applications that meet the following 
priority, which is published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal 
Register. The Secretary funds only applications that meet this absolute 
    A project funded under this priority must serve a target high 
school in which at least 50 percent of the students were eligible for 
the Free Lunch Program during the 1998-99 school year.
    Invitational Priority: Within the absolute priority specified in 
this notice, the Secretary is particularly interested in applications 
that meet the following invitational priority. However, under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(1) an application that meets this invitational priority does 
not receive competitive preference over other applications.
    The Secretary strongly encourages projects that receive 
supplemental funds to enhance their recruitment strategies and services 
to target high schools to select and serve students who are at greatest 
risk of not graduating from high school or pursuing postsecondary 

Wilson, or Gaby Watts, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, 
Room 7020, Washington, DC 20006-8510. Telephone (202) 502-7600. The 
email address for The Office of Federal TRIO Programs is: Trio@ed.gov.
The email addresses for Ms. Whitehead, Ms. Wilson and Ms. Watts are:


Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
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    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 
paragraph. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an 
alternate format the standard forms included in the application 

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070.

    Dated: July 17, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-18591 Filed 7-21-00; 8:45 am]