[Federal Register: May 28, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 102)]
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[CFDA No. 84.310A]

Parental Information and Resource Centers Program; Notice 
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002

    Purposes of Program: To support school-based and school-linked 
parental information and resource centers (PIRCs) that--
    (1) Implement effective parental involvement policies, programs, 
and activities that will improve children's academic achievement;
    (2) Develop and strengthen partnerships among parents (including 
parents of children from birth through age five), teachers, principals, 
administrators, and other school personnel in meeting the educational 
needs of children;
    (3) Develop and strengthen the relationship between parents and 
their child's school;
    (4) Further the developmental progress of children assisted under 
the program;
    (5) Coordinate activities funded under the program with parental 
involvement initiatives funded under section 1118 and other provisions 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); and
    (6) Provide a comprehensive approach to improving student learning, 
through coordination and integration of Federal, State, and local 
services and programs.
    Eligible Applicants: Non-profit organizations, or consortia of non-
profit organizations and local educational agencies (LEAs). We have 
published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register eligibility 
requirements that clarify the meaning of the term ``non-profit 
organization'' for purposes of this competition. LEAs alone are not 
eligible to apply for funding.
    Applications Available: May 28, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 27, 2002.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 10, 2002.
    Notificaiton of Intent to Apply for Funding: We will be able to 
develop a more efficient process for reviewing grant applications if we 
have a better understanding of the number of entities that intend to 
apply for funding. Therefore, we strongly encourage each potential 
applicant to send, by June 12, 2002, a notification of its intent to 
apply for funding to the following address: daisy.greenfield@ed.gov.
    The notification of intent to apply for funding is optional and 
should not include information regarding the proposed application. 
Eligible applicants that fail to provide the notification may still 
submit an application by the application deadline.
    Estimated Available Funds: $20 million.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $570,000.
    Funding of continuation awards after the initial year of funding is 
contingent upon future Congressional appropriations for the program. 
The Administration has not requested funding for this program in its FY 
2003 budget proposal.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 35.
    These estimates are projections for the guidance of potential 
applicants. The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 
    Project Period: Up to 48 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 
85, 97, 98, and 99; (b) The regulations in 34 CFR part 80 also apply to 
an LEA that is part of a consortium receiving assistance; and (c) The 
Notice of Final Priority, Selection Criteria, and Eligibility 
Requirements as published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal 
    Competitive Preference: We have published elsewhere in this issue 
of the Federal Register a competitive preference for the FY 2002 PIRC 
competition. Applicants that meet this competitive preference will 
receive 10 additional points in the competition. These points are in 
addition to the points an applicant receives under the selection 
    Selection Criteria: We have published elsewhere in this issue of 
the Federal Register the selection criteria that will govern this 
    For Applications and Further Information Contact: Daisy Greenfield, 
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3E307, FOB-6, Washington, DC 
20202-6400. Telephone: (202) 401-0039 or via Internet: 
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-888-877-
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this notice in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed above. Please note, 
however, that the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative 
format the standard forms included in the notice.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7273 et seq.

    Dated: May 23, 2002.
Susan B. Neuman,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-13370 Filed 5-24-02; 8:45 am]