[Federal Register: August 17, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 160)]
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[CFDA No. 84.016A]

Office of Postsecondary Education; Undergraduate International 
Studies and Foreign Language Program; Notice Inviting Applications for 
New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002

    Purpose of Program: The Undergraduate International Studies and 
Foreign Language Program provides grants to strengthen and improve 
undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign 
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education; combinations 
of institutions of higher education; partnerships between nonprofit 
educational organizations and institutions of higher education; and 
public and private non-profit agencies and organizations, including 
professional and scholarly associations.
    Applications available: September 5, 2001.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 5, 2001.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: January 4, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$4,500,000 for this program for FY 2002. The actual level of funding, 
if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting 
applications at this time to allow enough time to complete the grant 
process, if Congress appropriates funds for this program.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $40,000-$130,000 per year.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $76,267 per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 32.

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

    Project Period: Up to 24 months for grants to single institutions 
of higher education, and up to 36 months for grants to combinations of 
institutions of higher education and partnerships.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
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 parts 655 and 658.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matching requirement: Under title VI, part 
A, section 604(a)(3) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended 
(HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1124(a)(5), Undergraduate International Studies and 
Foreign Language grantees must provide matching funds in either of the 
following ways: (a) Cash contributions from the private sector equal to 
one-third of the total project costs; or (b) a combination of 
institutional and non-institutional cash or in-kind contributions equal 
to one-half of the total project costs.
    The Secretary may waive or reduce the required matching share for 
institutions that are eligible to receive assistance under part A or 
part B of title III, or under title V of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended.


    This competition focuses on projects designed to meet the priority 
in section 604(a)(5) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1124(a)(5)) (see 34 CFR 
    Applications from institutions of higher education or combinations 
or partnerships that: (a) Require entering students to have 
successfully completed at least two years of secondary school foreign 
language instruction; (b) require each graduating student to earn two 
years of postsecondary credit in a foreign language or have 
demonstrated equivalent competence in the foreign language; or (c) in 
the case of a two-year degree granting institution, offer two years of 
postsecondary credit in a foreign language.
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award an additional five points to 
an application that meets the priority.

Invitational Priority

    Within the competitive priority specified in this notice, we are 
particularly interested in applications that meet the following 
invitational priority:
    Applications from institutions of higher education that propose 
activities that enrich or enhance the effectiveness of educational 
programs abroad, including pre-departure and post-return programs, and 
integrate education programs abroad into the curriculum of the home 
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets 
the invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over 
other applications.

Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program, U.S. 
Department of Education, International Education and Graduate Programs 
Service, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521. 
Telephone: 202-502-7629 or via Internet: chris.corey@ed.gov
    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 program contact person listed under FOR 
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting that person. However, 
the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the 
standard forms included in the application package.

Electronic Access To This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: 
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1124.

    Dated: August 13, 2001.
Robert L. Belle, Jr.,
Director, Higher Education, Preparation and Support Services, Office of 
Postsecondary Education.
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