[Federal Register: June 6, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 109)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.362A]

Native Hawaiian Education Program; Notice Inviting Applications 
for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002

    Purpose of the Program: The purpose of the Native Hawaiian 
Education program is to support innovative projects that provide 
supplemental services that address the educational needs of Native 
Hawaiian children and adults. The reauthorized program consolidates, 
under a single authority, the previously authorized Native Hawaiian 
programs and supports an expanded range of program activities.
    Eligible Applicants: Native Hawaiian educational organizations; 
Native Hawaiian community-based organizations; public and private 
nonprofit organizations, agencies, and institutions with experience in 
developing or operating Native Hawaiian programs or programs of 
instructions in the Native Hawaiian language; and consortia thereof.
    Applications Available: June 6, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 8, 2002.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 4, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: $10.1 million. Of this amount, we will 
award approximately $5.6 million under absolute priority 1 (family-
based education centers); approximately $2.7 million under absolute 
priority 2 (curriculum development); approximately $1 million under 
absolute priority 3 (college preparation and scholarship support); 
approximately $650,000 under absolute priority 4 (gifted and talented); 
and approximately $200,000 under absolute priority 5 (community-based 
learning centers).
    Estimated Number of Awards: 7 under absolute priority 1; 5 under 
absolute priority 2; 3 under absolute priority 3; 1 under absolute 
priority 4; and 1 under absolute priority 5.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $200,000-$1,000,000.

    Note: These estimates are projections for the guidance of 
potential applicants. The Department is not bound by any estimates 
in this notice.

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
    Absolute Priorities: In the conference report accompanying the FY 
2002 appropriations legislation, Congress urged the Department to 
support Native Hawaiian education activities in certain specifically 
identified areas. In response to this request, the Secretary 
establishes the following separate absolute priorities under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(3) and will fund under this competition only applicants that 
meet one of these priorities:
    Absolute Priority 1--Family-Based Education Centers--The applicant 
will use the funds received under this competition to support the 
operation of a family-based education center that provides such 
services as--
    (a) Programs for Native Hawaiian parents and their infants from the 
prenatal period of the infants through age three;
    (b) Preschool programs for Native Hawaiians; and
    (c) Research on, and development and assessment of, family-based, 
early childhood, and preschool programs for Native Hawaiians.
    Absolute Priority 2--Curriculum Development--The applicant will use 
the funds received under this competition to develop academic and 
vocational curricula to address the needs of Native Hawaiian children 
and adults, including curriculum materials in the Hawaiian language and 
mathematics and science curricula that incorporate Native Hawaiian 
tradition and culture.
    Absolute Priority 3--College Preparation and Scholarship Support--
The applicant will use funds received under this competition to support 
activities, including co-location, that enable Native Hawaiians to 
enter and complete programs of postsecondary education, such as--
    (a) Provision of full or partial scholarships for undergraduate or 
graduate study that are awarded to students based on their academic 
promise and financial need, with a priority, at the graduate level, 
given to students entering professions in which Native Hawaiians are 
    (b) Family literacy services;
    (c) Counseling and support services for students receiving 
scholarship assistance;
    (d) Counseling and guidance for Native Hawaiian secondary students 
who have the potential to receive scholarships;
    (e) Faculty development activities designed to promote the 
matriculation of Native Hawaiian students; and
    (f) Co-location projects that provide Native Hawaiian secondary 
students and adults a one-stop delivery system under which they can 
access in a single location a comprehensive range of services that will 
assist them in entering and completing programs of postsecondary 
    Absolute Priority 4--Gifted and Talented--The applicant will use 
the funds received under this competition to support activities that 
address the special needs of Native Hawaiian students who are gifted 
and talented, such as--
    (a) Educational, psychological, and developmental activities 
designed to

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assist in the educational progress of those students; and
    (b) Activities that involve the parents of those students in a 
manner designed to assist in the students' educational progress.
    Absolute Priority 5--Community-Based Learning Centers--The 
applicant will use the funds received under this competition to support 
the operation of one or more community-based learning centers that 
address the needs of Native Hawaiian families and communities through 
the coordination of public and private programs and services, 
    (a) Preschool programs;
    (b) After-school programs;
    (c) Vocational and adult education programs; and
    (d) Programs that recognize and support the unique cultural and 
educational needs of Native Hawaiian children and incorporate 
appropriately qualified Native Hawaiian elders and seniors.
    Competitive Preference: The legislation at 20 U.S.C. 7515(a)(2) 
establishes specific statutory priorities. In implementing these 
statutory priorities, the Secretary establishes a competitive 
preference under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2) for this competition and will 
award an applicant, in addition to any points that an applicant earns 
under the selection criteria, five points if it proposes a project that 
is designed to address one or more of the following:
    (a) Beginning reading and literacy among students in kindergarten 
through third grade;
    (b) The needs of at-risk children and youth;
    (c) Needs in fields or disciplines in which Native Hawaiians are 
underemployed; and
    (d) The use of the Hawaiian language in instruction.
    An applicant that addresses one or more of these competitive 
priorities will receive a total of five additional points in the 
competition. If an applicant addresses more than one competitive 
priority, it will only receive a total of five additional competitive 
preference points, rather than five competitive preference points for 
each of the priorities addressed.
    For Applications and Information Contact: Mrs. Lynn Thomas, (202) 
260-1541, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., FOB6, 
Room 3C124, Mail Stop 6140, Washington, DC 20202. The e-mail address 
for Mrs. Thomas is: lynn.thomas@ed.gov.
    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.
    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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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7515-7517.

    Dated: May 31, 2002.
Susan B. Neuman,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-14125 Filed 6-5-02; 8:45 am]