FR Doc 04-17861
[Federal Register: August 4, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 149)]
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[Page 47127-47128]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA No. 84.358A]

 
Small, Rural School Achievement Program

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice extending application deadline.

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SUMMARY: Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program, we 
will award grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational 
agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. 
In this notice, we are extending the deadline for eligible LEAs to 
apply for fiscal year (FY) 2004 funding under the program.
    Application Deadline: All applications must be received 
electronically by August 6, 2004, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 30, 2004, we published a notice in 
the Federal Register (69 FR 39443-39444) establishing a July 30, 2004 
deadline for LEAs to apply for funding under the program. As discussed 
in that notice, some LEAs that are eligible for FY 2004 SRSA funding 
are considered already to have met the application deadline based on 
their previously submitted application and do not have to submit a new 
application to the Department to receive their FY 2004 SRSA grant 
awards. The Department's Web site at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/

indicates which eligible LEAs must submit an application to receive a 
FY 2004 SRSA grant award.
    We have been informed that some eligible LEAs are unable to meet 
the original July 30, 2004 deadline because of changes to the SRSA 
eligibility spreadsheets and for other reasons. In order to afford as 
many eligible LEAs as possible an opportunity to receive funding under 
this program, we are extending the application deadline until August 6, 
2004, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. We have already notified each State 
educational agency of this extension and have also posted the new 
application deadline on the Department's Web site.
    An eligible LEA that is required to submit a new SRSA application 
in order to receive FY 2004 SRSA funding and that has not done so by 
the original application deadline may apply for funds by the deadline 
in this notice.
    Electronic Submission of Applications: To receive its share of FY 
2004 SRSA funding, an eligible LEA that is required to submit a new 
SRSA application and that has not done so must submit an electronic 
application to the Department by August 6, 2004, 4:30 p.m. Eastern 
time. Submission of an electronic application involves the use of the 
Department's Electronic Grant Application System (e-Application) 
available through the Department's e-GRANTS system.
    You can access the electronic application for the SRSA Program at: 
http://e-grants.ed.gov.

    Once you access this site, you will receive specific instructions 
regarding the information to include in your application.
    The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are 6 a.m. 
Monday until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. Thursday until midnight, 
Saturday (Washington, DC time). Please note that the system is 
unavailable on Sundays, Federal holidays, and after 7 p.m. on 
Wednesdays for maintenance (Washington, DC time).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Hitchcock. Telephone: (202) 
401-0039 or via Internet: reap@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
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alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
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    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 7345-7345b.


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    Dated: August 2, 2004.
Raymond J. Simon,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 04-17861 Filed 8-3-04; 8:45 am]

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