[Federal Register: July 26, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 144)]
[Page 45967-45968]
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[CFDA No. 84.042]

Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education;
Notice Inviting Applications for Student Support Services Program New
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001

    Purpose of Program: The Student Support Services Program provides
grants to institutions of higher education for projects offering
support services to low-income, first generation, or disabled college
students. These support services should increase their retention and
graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year
colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success
of low-income and first generation college students and students with
disabilities. The Student Support Services Program increases the number
of disadvantaged students in the United States who successfully
complete a program of study at the postsecondary level of education.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education and
combinations of institutions of higher education.
    Applications Available: August 1, 2000.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 15, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: November 14, 2000.
    Available Funds: $218.4 million. The estimated amount of funds
available for new awards is based on the Administration's request for
this program for FY 2001. The actual level of funding, if any, is
contingent on final congressional action.

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    Estimated Range of Awards: $180,000-$310,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 954.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Page Limit: The application narrative (Part III of the application)
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that
reviewers use to evaluate your application. You must limit Part III to
the equivalent of no more than 100 pages, using the following
    * A ``page'' is 8.5" x 11" on one side only, with 1''
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
    * Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch)
all text in the application narrative, including titles, headings,
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in
charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
    * Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller
than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
    The page limit does not apply to Part I, the cover sheet; Part II,
the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; Part
IV, the assurances and certifications; or the one-page abstract, the
resumes, the bibliography, or the letters of support. However, you must
include all of the application narrative in Part III.
    We will reject your application if--
    * You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or
    * You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the
page limit.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82,
85, 86, 97, 98 and 99; and the regulations for this program in 34 CFR
part 646.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah I. Walsh, Office of Federal
TRIO Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Suite
7000, Washington, DC 20006-8510. Telephone: (202) 502-7600. The E-mail
address for Ms. Walsh is: TRIO@ed.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD)
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
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application
package in an alternative format, also, by contacting that person.
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative
format the standard forms included in the application package.

FOR APPLICATIONS CONTACT: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), P.O.
Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-7827.
Fax: (301) 470-1244. Individuals who use telecommunications device for
the deaf (TDD) may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734. You may also
contact ED Pubs at its Web Site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html or
at its E-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify
this competition as follows: CFDA 84.042.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-11 and 1070a-14.

    Dated: July 20, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
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