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[CFDA No.: 84.004D]

Desegregation of Public Education-Equity Assistance Center (EAC) 
Program Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2002

    Purpose of Program: To award grants (cooperative agreements) to 
operate regional equity assistance centers to provide technical 
assistance and training, at the request of school boards and other 
responsible governmental agencies, on issues related to equity in 
education to ensure that all children, regardless of race, gender, or 
national origin, have equal access to quality education and the 
opportunity to develop high academic skills in reading, math, and other 
core subject areas.
    Eligible Applicants: A public agency (other than a State 
educational agency or a school board) or private, non-profit 
    Deadline Date for Transmittal of Applications: December 31, 2001.
    Deadline Date for Intergovernmental Review: March 1, 2002.
    Applications Available: November 16, 2001.
    Available Funds: $7,344,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $300,000 to $1,000,000 per year.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $730,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 10.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85 and 86; except that 34 CFR 75.232 does not apply to grants 
under 34 CFR parts 272; and (b) the regulations for this program in 34 
CFR parts 270 and 272.


    Invitational Priorities: While applicants may propose any project 
within the scope of 34 CFR 272.10, the Equity (Desegregation) 
Assistance Center Program regulations, pursuant to 34 CFR 75.105 (c)(1) 
the Secretary is particularly interested in applications that meet one 
or more of the following invitational priorities related to the overall 
goal of higher academic achievement for all students. However, an 
application that meets one or more of the invitational priorities does 
not receive competitive or absolute preference over the other 
    Invitational Priority 1--Projects that will give priority to 
assisting public school districts to maintain or advance the 
desegregation of their schools in a manner that will result in higher 
achievement in reading, mathematics, and other core subjects.
    Invitational Priority 2--Projects that will give priority to 
assisting public school districts to promote equity in education by 
ensuring access to qualified teachers, quality instruction, and 
challenging curricula, in order to help students meet high standards of 
    Invitational Priority 3--Projects that will use effective methods 
to assess the impact of the program on schools, and particularly on 
student achievement.
    Invitational Priority 4--Projects that will give priority to 
supporting public school choice by assisting public school districts, 
public charter schools and public chartering agencies to identify, 
design and implement sound policies and practices related to student 
recruitment, admissions, and selection that provide all students with 
equitable access to magnet schools, charter schools, and other public 
school options.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Sandra H. Brown, U. S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3C122, 
Washington, DC 20202-6140. Telephone (202) 260-2638. 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 from 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.

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

    Program Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2000c-2000c-2, 2000c-5.

    Dated: November 14, 2001.
Susan B. Neuman,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 01-28875 Filed 11-16-01; 8:45 am]