[Federal Register: March 5, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 43)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA No. 84.341]

 
Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Availability, etc.

AGENCY: Office of Vocational and Adult Education.

ACTION: Notice inviting applicants to serve as field readers for the 
Community Technology Centers Program.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) invites 
interested individuals to apply to serve as field readers to evaluate 
grant applications for the Community Technology Centers Program. The 
purpose of the Community Technology Centers Program is to increase 
access to information technology and related educational services for 
adults and children in economically distressed low-income urban and 
rural communities through grants to establish or expand community 
technology centers.

DATES: Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to apply by April 
15, 2001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Detailed information on the program is 
available online at: http://ed.gov/offices/OVAE/CTC.
    Duties and Compensation of Field Readers: Field readers will review 
applications according to the applicable selection criteria. It is 
expected that reviewers will be mailed applications and materials, 
oriented in a telephone conference call, assigned to a panel, and given 
a set period of time to review applications. Panel discussions with 
other reviewers will take about five hours and will also be conducted 
by telephone conference call. Each field reader who is selected will 
receive compensation for the review.
    Field Reader Qualifications: The Department is seeking experienced 
and knowledgeable professionals who are current with issues regarding 
the provision of computers and technology to residents of low-income 
urban and rural communities. These professionals should be familiar 
with issues dealing with the start-up and expansion of community 
technology centers; use of technology in adult, preschool, elementary 
or secondary education programs; technology and technology management; 
or community development and outreach to residents of low-income 
communities.
    Prospective field readers may include technology providers, 
administrators, and experts; individuals with experience in use of 
technology in preschool, elementary, secondary or adult education; 
individuals from State and district agencies, early childhood, 
elementary and secondary education, institutions of higher education, 
and community-based organizations and agencies; and individuals with 
experience in providing access to technology in low-income communities. 
Each field reader must have the expertise necessary to accurately 
assess an applicant's submission on the applicable selection criteria.
    The Community Technology Centers Program will be participating in a 
pilot of e-Reader, the Department's electronic field reading 
initiative. Readers will be required to have unrestricted access to a 
computer with Internet accessibility and a printer. In addition, a 
reader should be able to navigate a World Wide Web browser, be able to 
complete and submit on-line forms, and be able to send and receive e-
mail.
    Conflict of Interest: You may not serve as a reviewer if you or 
your spouse plan to submit a grant application under the program in 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 and you will be paid by the grant if awarded, 
and/or you or your spouse otherwise have a financial interest in the 
outcome of the FY 2001 grant competition.
    Application Process: If you are interested in serving as a field 
reader, mail, fax or e-mail a copy of your resume to the address listed 
below and indicate that you are interested in serving as a field reader 
for the Community Technology Centers Program. Resumes should not exceed 
two pages and should include an e-mail address. A cover letter should 
highlight any experience the individual may have had as a reader in 
other competitions and any special knowledge and skills that are 
applicable for the review of applications under this competition.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Community Technology Centers Program, 
Division of Adult Education and Literacy, Office of Vocational and 
Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202-
7240. Resumes and inquiries may be sent by e-mail to ctc@ed.gov or by 
Fax to: (202) 205-8973. Individuals who use a telecommunication device 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, 
Monday through Friday.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audio tape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 
paragraph.

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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6832.

    Dated: February 28, 2001.
Robert Muller,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education.
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