[Federal Register: May 1, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 84)]
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[CFDA No. 84.335A]

Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program; Notice 
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002

    Purpose of Program: The Child Care Access Means Parents In School 
(CCAMPIS) Program supports the participation of low-income parents in 
postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based childcare 
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that awarded 
during the preceding fiscal year, $350,000 or more of Federal Pell 
Grant funds to students enrolled at the institution.
    Applications Available: May 1, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 3, 2002.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 5, 2002.
    Available Funds: $8.4 million.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $10,000--$300,000. An institution will 
be eligible for a maximum grant award equal to one (1) percent of its 
Federal Pell Grant disbursement with no grant being less than $10,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $84,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 100.

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

    Project Period: 48 months.
    Page Limit: The application narrative (Part C of the application in 
which the selection criteria are addressed) must be limited to the 
equivalent of no more than 50 pages using the following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5" x 11", on one side only, with 1" 
margins at the top, bottom, and both 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).
    The page limit does not apply to the cover sheet, the budget 
section, including the narrative budget justification, the assurances 
and certifications, the three-page abstract, the resumes, or the 
letters of support. However, you must include all of the application 
narrative in Part C.
    We will reject your application if--
     You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or
     You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the 
page limit.
    Applicable Regulations: EDGAR in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, 86, 97, 98 and 99.
    In preparing applications, applicants should pay particular 
attention to the requirements in section 427 of the General Education 
Provisions Act (GEPA), as detailed later in this notice. Applicants 
must address the requirements in section 427 in order to receive 
funding under this competition. Section 427 requires each applicant to 
describe the steps it proposes to take for addressing one or more 
barriers (i.e., gender, race, national origin, color, disability, or 
age) that can impede equitable access to, or participation in, the 
program. A restatement of compliance with civil rights requirements is 
not sufficient to meet the requirements in section 427 of GEPA. Because 
there are no program-specific regulations for the Child Care Access 
Means Parents In School Program, applicants are encouraged to read the 
authorizing statute in section 419N of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended (HEA).
    Priority: Competitive Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105 (c)(2)(i) and 
20 U.S.C. 1070e(d) the Secretary gives preference to applications that 
leverage significant local or institutional resources, including in-
kind contributions to support the activities, and use a sliding fee 
scale for childcare services provided

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by a facility assisted under this grant in order to support a high 
number of low-income parents pursuing postsecondary education at the 
    The Secretary awards up to 10 points to an application that meets 
this competitive priority. These points are in addition to any points 
the application earns under the selection criteria.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, the Secretary uses selection criteria under 34 
CFR 75.209 and 75.210 of the Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). The Secretary informs applicants in 
the application package of the selection criteria and factors, if any, 
to be used for this competition and of the maximum weight assigned to 
each criterion.

Application Procedures:

    Note: Some of the procedures in these instructions for 
transmitting applications differ from those in the Education 
Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) (34 CFR 
75.102). Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) the 
Department generally offers interested parties the opportunity to 
comment on proposed regulations. However, these amendments make 
procedural changes only and do not establish new substantive policy. 
Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A), the Secretary has determined 
that proposed rulemaking is not required.

Pilot Project for Electronic Submission of Applications

    In Fiscal Year 2002, the U.S. Department of Education is continuing 
to expand its pilot project of electronic submission of applications to 
include additional formula grant programs and additional discretionary 
grant competitions. The Child Care Access Means Parents In School 
Program, CFDA No. 84.335A, is one of the programs included in the pilot 
project. If you are an applicant under the CCAMPIS Program, you may 
submit your application to us in either electronic or paper format.
    The pilot project involves the use of the Electronic Grant 
Application System (e-APPLICATION, formerly e-GAPS) portion of the 
Grant Administration and Payment System (GAPS). We request your 
participation in this pilot project. We shall continue to evaluate its 
success and solicit suggestions for improvement.
    If you participate in this e-APPLICATION pilot, please note the 
     Your participation is voluntary.
     You will not receive any additional point value or penalty 
because you submit a grant application in electronic or paper format.
     You can submit all documents electronically, including the 
Application for Federal Assistance (ED 424), Budget Information--Non-
Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and 
     Within three working days of submitting your electronic 
application fax a signed copy of the Application for Federal Assistance 
(ED 424) to the Application Control Center after following these steps:
    1. Print ED 424 from the e-APPLICATION system.
    2. Make sure that the institution's Authorizing Representative 
signs this form.
    3. Before faxing this form, submit your electronic application via 
the e-APPLICATION system. You will receive an automatic 
acknowledgement, which will include a PR/Award number (an identifying 
number unique to your application).
    4. Place the PR/Award number in the upper right hand corner of ED 
    5. Fax ED 424 to the Application Control Center at (202) 260-1349.
     We may request that you give us original signatures on all 
other forms at a later date.
    You may access the electronic grant application for the Child Care 
Access Means Parents In School Program at: http://e-grants.ed.gov.
    We have included additional information about the e-APPLICATION 
pilot project (see Parity Guidelines between Paper and Electronic 
Applications) in the application package.
    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 telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734.
    You may also contact ED Pubs at its Web site: http://www.ed.gov/
    Or you may contact ED Pubs at its e-mail address: 
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA No. 84.335A.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen W. Johnson, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Room 7018, Washington, DC 20006. 
Telephone: (202) 502-7525. FAX: (202) 502-7864.
    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:

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Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070e.

    Dated: April 26, 2002.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-10712 Filed 4-30-02; 8:45 am]