[Federal Register: October 21, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 203)]
[Page 64637]
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[CFDA No.: 84.359B]

Early Reading First Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice reopening the Early Reading First Program grant 
competition for fiscal year (FY) 2002 to extend the Full Application 
deadline date.


SUMMARY: The Secretary reopens the Early Reading First Program grant 
competition for FY 2002 to extend the deadline date for the submission 
of Full Applications. The Secretary takes this action because of 
delivery problems due to unexpected traffic stoppages in the 
Washington, DC area on the original receipt deadline of Friday, October 
    Eligibility: This extension applies to all eligible applicants for 
the Full Application phase of the Early Reading First grant competition 
for FY 2002.

DATES: The original receipt deadline for Full Applications under the 
Early Reading First Program for FY 2002 was Friday, October 11, 2002. 
However, the Washington, DC area experienced significant traffic 
disruptions on that date, including the closure of major highways into 
the area.
    Therefore, the Department extends the receipt deadline for Full 
Applications and reopens the competition for a very short time to 
address this situation.
    The new deadline for receipt of Full Applications under the Early 
Reading First Program for FY 2002 is Tuesday, October 22, 2002 
(including for certain applicants from Louisiana, as discussed later 
under this heading). If you or a courier or delivery service deliver an 
application by hand, the deadline is at 4:30 p.m. on October 22. The 
October 22 deadline replaces the original October 11, 2002 receipt 
deadline for Full Applications.
    All other instructions for transmitting applications in the Early 
Reading First application package (pp. E-3 and E-4) remain in effect. 
The deadline date for the transmittal of State process recommendations 
by State Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) and comments by other 
interested parties remains as originally posted.
    An extension notice for certain applicants from Louisiana 
submitting Full Applications was published in the Federal Register on 
October 11, 2002 (67 FR 63390), under which the receipt deadline was 
extended to Friday, October 18, 2002, due to Tropical Storm Lili. The 
extension in this notice to Tuesday, October 22, 2002, also applies to 
those Louisiana applicants.
    The original notice inviting applications (for both Pre-
Applications and Full Applications) was published in the Federal 
Register on June 7, 2002 (67 FR 39369-39374).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Bethel or Mary Ann Lesiak, 
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-6132. Telephone: (202) 260-4555, or via Internet: 
erf@ed.gov. Applications for, and information about, the Early Reading 
First program competition are available here: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/earlyreading/index.html.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    If you want to transmit a recommendation or comment under Executive 
Order 12372, you can find the latest list and addresses of individual 
SPOCs on the Web site of the Office of Management and Budget at the 
following address: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants.
    If you are an individual with a disability, you may obtain this 
document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, 
audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to either of the contact 
persons listed in this notice.

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    Dated: October 17, 2002.
Susan B. Neuman,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.