FR Doc E6-582
[Federal Register: January 19, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 12)]
[Page 3062-3063]
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[CFDA No. 84.330B]

Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Program

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department 
of Education.

ACTION: Notice announcing application deadline.


SUMMARY: Under the AP Test Fee program, we award grants to eligible 
state educational agencies (SEAs) in order to enable them to pay all or 
a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible low-
income students who--(1) Are enrolled in an advanced placement course; 
and (2) plan to take an advanced placement exam. The program is 
designed to increase the number of low-income students who take 
advanced placement tests and receive scores for which college academic 
credit is awarded. In this notice we establish the deadline for 
submission of the fiscal year (FY) 2006 AP Test Fee program grant 
    Applications Available: January 19, 2006.
    Application Deadline: February 21, 2006.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 19, 2006.


Who Is Eligible for an Award Under the AP Test Fee Program?

    Eligible applicants under the AP Test Fee Program are: State 
educational agencies (SEAs) in any State, including the District of 
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin 
Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of 
Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.

    Note: For purposes of this program, the Bureau of Indian Affairs 
is treated as an SEA.

    Note: Current grantees under this program that expect to receive 
continuation awards in FY 2006, or that expect to have sufficient 
carryover funds to cover FY 2006 exam fees for eligible low-income 
students, should not apply for a new award under this competition. 
Applicants requesting new awards for FY 2006 must submit an 
application to the Department electronically by the deadline 
established in this notice.

Funding and Award Information

    Estimated Available Funds: $4.8 million.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $15,000-$500,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $171,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 28.
    Project Period: 12 months.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Statutory Funding Requirement: In accordance with section 1703 of 
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended (ESEA), 
the Department gives priority to applications submitted under this 
competition over applications submitted under the Advanced Placement 
Incentive program competition (CFDA No. 84.330C).
    Award Basis: The Department intends to fund, at some level, all 
applications that meet the minimum Requirements for Approval of 
Application as described in the application package for this 
competition and that demonstrate a need for new or additional funds for 
FY 2006. Also, in determining whether to approve an application for a 
new award (including the amount of the award) from an applicant with a 
current grant under the program, the Department will consider the 
amount of any remaining carryover funds under the existing grant.
    Electronic Submission of Applications: An eligible SEA that seeks 
FY 2006 funding under the AP Test Fee program must submit its 
application electronically to the Department on or before the 
application deadline date. Submission of an electronic application 
involves the use of the Apply site.
    You can access the electronic application, along with complete 
instructions for applying via, for the AP Test Fee program 
at:  http: // 
Once you access this site, you will 

receive specific instructions for completing your application and the 
electronic submission process. You must follow these requirements to 
ensure that your application is received by the Department no later 
than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC, time, on the application deadline date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Madeline Baggett or Ms. Lynyetta 
Johnson, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20202-6200. Telephone: 
(202) 260-2502 or (202) 260-1990 or via Internet:

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with disabilities may obtain this notice in an alternative format 
(e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on 
request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6531-6537.

    Dated: January 13, 2006.
Henry L. Johnson,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. E6-582 Filed 1-18-06; 8:45 am]