FR Doc 05-23686
[Federal Register: December 7, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 234)]
[Page 72795-72796]
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[CFDA Nos: 84.334A and 84.334S]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher and Student 
Development Program Service; Grants and Cooperative Agreements; 
Availability, etc.

ACTION: Notice Announcing Technical Assistance Workshops for fiscal 
year (FY) 2006 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate 
Programs (GEAR UP) program.


SUMMARY: The Department expects to hold competitions for new State and 
Partnership grants under the GEAR UP program in FY 2006. This notice 
provides information about four one-day technical assistance workshops 
to assist institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, 
and States interested in preparing grant applications for FY 2006 new 
awards under the Gaining Early. Program staff will present information 
about the purpose of the GEAR UP Program, selection criteria, 
application content, submission procedures, and reporting requirements.
    Although the Department has not yet announced an application 
deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2006 competitions, the 
Department is holding these workshops to give potential applicants 
guidance for preparing applications for the competitions we expect to 
conduct in FY 2006. Specific requirements for the FY 2006

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competitions will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. 
This notice announces the technical assistance workshops only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela K. Oliphant, Gaining Early 
Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program, 
U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6101, 
Washington, DC 20006-8513. Telephone: (202) 502-7676.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative for (e.g., Braille, large print, audio tape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The technical assistance workshops will be 
held as follows:
    1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Monday, December 5, 2005, Hilton 
Philadelphia, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: 215-
    2. St Louis, Missouri: Tuesday, December 6, 2005, Sheraton St. 
Louis, 400 South 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63105, Telephone: 314-231-
    3. Atlanta, Georgia: Thursday, December 8, 2005, Holiday Inn Select 
Conference Center, 450 Capitol Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30312, Telephone: 
    4. Los Angeles, California: Thursday, December 8, 2005, The 
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles, 930 Wilshire Boulevard 90017, Telephone: 
    All Technical Assistance Workshop sessions will be conducted from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Registration is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the day of 
the session. There is no fee for these workshops. However, space is 
limited. Attendees are required to make their own reservations directly 
with the hotel. The Department has reserved a limited number of rooms 
at each of the hotel sites at a special government room rate. To 
reserve this rate, be certain to inform the hotel that you are 
attending the ``U.S. Department of Education GEAR UP Program Technical 
Assistance Workshop.'' We encourage attendance from those who will be 
responsible for providing technical support for uploading the 
application materials onto the Department of Education's portal site 
for electronic grants.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities Attending the Technical 
Assistance Workshop

    The technical assistance workshop site is accessible to individuals 
with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the workshop (e.g., interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternative format), notify the 
contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT. Although we 
will attempt to meet a request, we may not be able to make available 
the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to 
arrange it.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site:
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in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-21.

    Dated: December 2, 2005.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 05-23686 Filed 12-1-05; 3:57 pm]