[Federal Register: September 12, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 177)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.133A]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; National 
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research--Disability 
Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program; Notice Inviting 
Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2003

    Purpose of the Program: The purpose of the DRRP Program is to 
improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the Act), as amended.
    For FY 2003, the competition for new awards focuses on projects 
designed to meet the priorities we describe in the PRIORITIES section 
of this application notice. We intend these priorities to improve the 
rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
    Eligible Applicants: Parties eligible to apply for grants under 
this program are States; public or private agencies, including for-
profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit 
organizations; institutions of higher education; and Indian tribes and 
tribal organizations.

                          Application Notice for Fiscal Year 2003 Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects, CFDA No. 84-133A
                                                                                                   Estimated  Estimated    award    Estimated   Project
            Funding priority                 Application Available      Deadline for transmittal   available   average     amount   number of    period
                                                                             of applications         funds     size of      (per      awards    (months)
                                                                                                                awards     year)*
84.133A-8: Health Services Research.....  September 12, 2002.........  November 12, 2002.........   $600,000   $300,000   $300,000          2         60
84.133A-11: Mental Health Service         September 12, 2002.........  November 12, 2002.........    600,000    300,000    300,000          2         60
 Delivery to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and
 Deaf-Blind Individuals from Diverse
 Racial, Ethnic, and Linguistic
84.133A-14: Developing Models to Promote  September 12, 2002.........  November 12, 2002.........    350,000    350,000    350,000          1        60
 the Use of NIDRR Research.
Note 1: We will reject without consideration any application that proposes a budget exceeding the stated maximum award amount in any year (See 34 CFR
Note 2: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 
82, 85, 86 and 97, and (b) The program regulations 34 CFR part 350.


    This competition focuses on projects designed to meet the 
priorities in the notice of final priorities for these programs, 
published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
    For FY 2003, these priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet one or more of 
these priorities.
    Selection Criteria: The selection criteria to be used for these

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competitions will be provided in the application package for each 
    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 via its Web site: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html.
    Or its E-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA number 84.133A.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting the Grants and Contracts 
Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone: 
(202) 205-8207. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Services (FIRS) at 1-
    However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative 
format the standard forms included in the application package.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3412, Switzer Building, 
Washington, DC 20202-2645. Telephone: (202) 205-5880 or via Internet: 
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), may call 
the TDD number at (202) 205-4475.
    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 under FOR FURTHER 

Intergovernmental Review

    This program is not subject to Executive Order 12372 and the 
regulations in 34 CFR part 79.

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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 762(g) and 764(b).

    Dated: September 9, 2002.
Robert H. Pasternack,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 02-23271 Filed 9-11-02; 8:45 am]