[Federal Register: April 16, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 73)]
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[CFDA No. 84.350]

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Transition to 
Teaching Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2001

    Purpose of Program: The program provides grants to support the 
recruitment, training and placement of talented individuals from other 
fields into teaching positions in K-12 classrooms and support them 
during their first years in the classroom. In particular, the program 
supports the recruitment, training, placement and support of two groups 
of nontraditional teaching candidates: (1) Mid-career professionals 
from various fields who possess strong subject-matter skills to become 
teachers, particularly in high-need fields such as mathematics, 
science, foreign languages, bilingual education, reading, and special 
education, and (2) recent college graduates with outstanding academic 
records and a baccalaureate degree in a field other than teaching.
    Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies, State educational 
agencies, educational service agencies, nonprofit agencies and 
organizations, including nonprofit organizations with expertise in 
teacher recruitment, and partnerships comprised of two or more of these 
    Applications Available: April 16, 2001.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 15, 2001.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 14, 2001.
    Estimated Available Funds: Approximately $31,000,000.
    The Department has established separate funding categories for 
projects of different scope. These categories are (1) national/regional 
projects where placement of teachers would be in LEAs in more than one 
State, (2) statewide projects where placement of teachers would be 
statewide or in LEAs scattered across a particular State, and (3) local 
projects where placement of teachers would be in one LEA or in two or 
more LEAs located in close proximity to one another.
    Estimated Range of Awards: National/regional projects--$750,000-
$3,000,000; Statewide projects--$375,000-$1,500,000; Local projects--
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: National/regional projects--
$1,500,000; Statewide projects--$700,000; Local projects--$375,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: National/regional grants--5; Statewide 
grants--14; Local grants--35.
    Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a 
budget for the entire project period exceeding $3,000,000 for a 
National/regional project, $1,500,000 for a statewide project, or 
$1,125,000 for a local project. The Department may change the maximum 
amount through a notice published in the Federal Register. The 
Department otherwise is not bound by any estimates in this notice.
    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Page Limits: As explained in the application package, the 
application narrative is where applicants address the selection 
criteria (and the required application content) that reviewers use in 
evaluating their applications. Applicants must limit this section of 
their applications to the equivalent of no more than 50 pages.
     A ``page'' is 8.5" x 11", on one side only, with 1" 
margins at the top, bottom, and 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).
     For charts, tables, and graphs, also use a font that is 
either 12-point or larger or no smaller than 10 pitch.
    Reviewers will not read any pages of an application that--
     Exceed the page limit if one applies these standards; or
     Exceed the equivalent of the page limit if you apply other 
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The requirements for this program 
published in this edition of the Federal Register.
    For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), 
PO Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-
7827. FAX: (301) 470-1244. Individuals who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) 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
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA number 84.350.
    Grant application packages can be accessed electronically at http:/
/www.ed.gov/GrantApps/. However, because important information may be 
scrambled when downloading an electronic version of an application 
package, potential applicants may still wish to request an official 
copy of the package from ED Pubs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Yvonne Hicks, U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3E224, Washington, DC. 
20202-6140. Telephone: (202) 260-0964. Inquiries also may be sent by e-
mail to: transitiontoteaching@ed.gov, or by FAX to: (202) 205-5630. The 
Department intends to offer prospective applicants further information 
about the program and assistance in preparing applications at the 
following Internet site: http://www.ed.gov/GrantApps/#84.350.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
    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 under For Information 
or Applications Contact.

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    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 6621, P.L. 106-497.

    Dated: April 10, 2001.
Thomas M. Corwin,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary 
[FR Doc. 01-9295 Filed 4-13-01; 8:45 am]