FR Doc E6-3175
[Federal Register: March 7, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 44)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.128J]

Recreational Programs

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 
Department of Education.

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ACTION: Notice of intent to fund down the grant slate for the 
Recreational Programs.


SUMMARY: The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed for the 
Recreational Programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 to make new grant awards 
in FY 2006. The Secretary takes this action because a significant 
number of high-quality applications remain on the last year's grant 
slate and limited funding is available for new grant awards in FY 2006.

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    On February 7, 2005, we published a notice in the Federal Register 
(70 FR 6428) inviting applications for new awards under Recreational 
Programs. This notice indicated that the selection criteria, absolute 
priority, and application requirements contained in the notice would 
apply to the FY 2005 grant competition only.
    We received a significant number of applications for grants under 
Recreational Programs in FY 2005 and made nine new grant awards. 
Because such a large number of high-quality applications were received, 
many applications that were awarded high scores by peer reviewers did 
not receive funding last year.
    Limited funding is available for new awards under this program in 
FY 2006. In order to conserve funding that would have been required for 
a peer review of new applications submitted under the program, we 
intend to select grantees in FY 2006 from the existing slate of 
applicants. This slate was developed during the FY 2005 competition 
using the selection criteria, absolute priority, and application 
requirements included in the February 7, 2005, notice. No changes to 
the selection criteria, absolute priority, or application requirements 
will be required by this action.

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    Dated: March 2, 2006.
John H. Hager,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. E6-3175 Filed 3-6-06; 8:45 am]