FR Doc E9-15597[Federal Register: July 1, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 125)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA No. 84.382B]

 
Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving 
Institutions Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of intent to fund down the fiscal year (FY) 2008 grant 
slate for the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-
Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed in FY 
2008 for the AANAPISI Program authorized under Title III, Part F, 
Section 371 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to 
make new grant awards in FY 2009 under Section 320 of the HEA. The 
Secretary takes this action because a number of high-quality 
applications remain on last year's grant slate. We expect to use an 
estimated $2,500,000 for new awards in FY 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darlene B. Collins, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6020, Washington, DC 20006-6450. 
Telephone: (202) 502-7576 or via Internet: darlene.collins@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the 
Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
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accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 12, 2008, we published a notice in the Federal Register (73 
FR 26970) inviting applications for new awards under Title III, Part F, 
Section 371 of the HEA for the AANAPISI Program.
    In response to this notice, we received a number of high-quality 
applications for grants under the AANAPISI Program and made 6 new grant 
awards. However, there were applications that were awarded high scores 
by peer reviewers that did not receive funding in FY 2008 due to the 
level of appropriations.
    The Department's FY 2009 appropriation for Section 371 of the HEA 
is sufficient to allow the Department to make continuation awards to 
the 6 current grantees. Rather than using program funds for a new peer 
review process for new grants under the Asian American and Native 
American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program authorized under 
Section 320, the Department has decided to select grantees in FY 2009 
from the existing slate of applicants. This slate was developed during 
the FY 2008 competition using the selection criteria, application 
requirements, and definitions referenced in the May 12, 2008 Federal 
Register notice.

    Note: To be eligible to receive a grant pursuant to this notice, 
all applicants being considered for funding based on the funding 
slate for the FY 2008 competition must meet all statutory and 
regulatory, basic and programmatic, eligibility criteria and other 
requirements for this program.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1057-1059d.

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    Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated 
authority to Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy 
Analysis for the Office of Postsecondary Education, to perform the 
functions of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

    Dated: June 26, 2009.
Daniel T. Madzelan,
Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis.
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