[Federal Register: August 31, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 170)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.129L]

Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training--
Undergraduate Education in the Rehabilitation Services; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001.

Purpose of Program

    The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program provides financial 
assistance for--
    (1) Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an 
academic degree in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as 
identified by the Assistant Secretary;
    (2) Projects that provide a specified series of courses or program 
of study leading to award of a certificate in areas of personnel 
shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Assistant Secretary; 
    (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in 
residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and 
    Eligible Applicants: State and other public or nonprofit agencies 
and organizations, including Indian Tribes and institutions of higher 
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 16, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 18, 2000.
    Applications Available: September 1, 2000.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$39,629,000 for the training program in fiscal year 2001, of which an 
estimated $255,000 would be allocated for this competition. The actual 
level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. 
However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete 
the grant process before the end of the fiscal year, if Congress 
appropriates funds for this program.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $65,000 to $75,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $75,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 3.
    Maximum Award: Consistent with 34 CFR 75.104(b), it is the practice 
of the Assistant Secretary to reject any application that proposes a 
project funding level for any year that exceeds $75,000 in any project 
    Reasonable Accommodation Language: The Assistant Secretary will 
consider, and may fund, requests for additional funding as an addendum 
to an application to reflect the costs of reasonable accommodations 
necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to be employed on the 
project as personnel on project activities.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Page Limit: Part III of the application, the application narrative, 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria used by 
reviewers in evaluating the application. You must limit Part III to the 
equivalent of no more than 35 pages, using the following standards:
    (1) A page is 8.5"  x  11" on one side only with 1" margins at the 
top, bottom, and both sides.
    (2) You must 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.
    If you use a proportional computer font, you may not use a font 
smaller than a 12-point font or an average character density greater 
than 18 characters per inch. If you use a nonproportional font or a 
typewriter, you may not use more than 12 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.
    If, in order to meet the page limit, you use print size, spacing, 
or margins smaller than the standards specified in this notice, we will 
not consider your application for funding.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, 86 and 99; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 
CFR parts 385 and 386.
    Absolute Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) and 34 CFR 386.1, the 
Assistant Secretary gives an absolute preference to applications that 
meet the following priority. The Assistant Secretary funds under this 
competition only applications that propose to provide training in the 
following area of personnel shortage: Undergraduate Education in the 
Rehabilitation Services.
    Selection Criteria: The Assistant Secretary will use the selection 
criteria in 34 CFR 385.31 and 386.20 to evaluate applications under 
this program (These selection criteria will appear in the application 
package). The maximum score for all the criteria is 100 points; 
however, the Assistant Secretary will also use the following criterion 
so that up to an additional ten points may be earned by an applicant 
for a total possible score of 110 points.
    Within the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training, we will give the 
following competitive preference under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) to 
applications that are otherwise eligible for funding under this 
    Up to ten (10) points based on the extent to which an application 
includes effective strategies for employing and advancing in employment 

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individuals with disabilities in projects awarded under this 
competition. In determining the effectiveness of those strategies, we 
will consider the applicant's prior success, as described in the 
application, in employing and advancing in employment qualified 
individuals with disabilities.
    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. If you use a telecommunication device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734. You may also 
contact ED Pubs via its web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html or 
its E-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting the Grants and Contracts 
Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone: 
(202) 205-9817. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an 
alternate format the standard forms included in the application 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Chesley, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3318, Switzer Building, 
Washington, DC 20202-2649. Telephone (202) 205-9481. 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 

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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 772.

    Dated: August 25, 2000.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 00-22245 Filed 8-30-00; 8:45 am]