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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information Native
American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program; Notice
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.031X.
    Dates:

Applications Available: July 7, 2010.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 6, 2010.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The NASNTI Program provides grants and related
assistance to Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions to enable
these institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Native
Americans and low-income individuals by increasing their self-
sufficiency in improving academic programs, institutional management,
and fiscal stability.
    To qualify for funds under the NASNTI Program, an institution of
higher education (IHE) must: Be an eligible institution under section
312(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); have an
enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Native
American at the time of application for a grant; and not be a Tribal
College or University under section 316 of the HEA.
    Priorities: Under this competition, we are particularly interested
in applications that address the following invitational priorities:
    Invitational Priorities: For FY 2010, there are six invitational
priorities for this program. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give
an application that meets these invitational priorities a competitive
or absolute preference over other applications.
    These invitational priorities are:
    Invitational Priority 1.
    Develop programs that meet the unique educational and culturally-
related academic needs of Native Americans, particularly in the area of
language preservation.
    Invitational Priority 2.
    Work with Native American tribes to develop programs that meet the
unique academic and cultural needs of Native American students.
    Invitational Priority 3.
    Support activities that will improve the institution's persistence
and graduation rates.
    Invitational Priority 4.
    Work with the appropriate State agencies to develop strategies for
using State longitudinal data systems to track outcomes for students
attending the grantee institution, including the extent to which the
students complete certificates, two-year degrees, and four-year degrees
at other institutions.
    Invitational Priority 5.
    Develop academic programs to improve course completion rates or
develop innovative support programs that are designed to increase
completion rates.
    Invitational Priority 6.
    Develop dual enrollment programs that facilitate the transition
between high school and college or career pathways programs that
integrate basic academic instruction with technical or professional
occupational training to advance individuals, particularly adult
learners, on a career path toward high-wage occupations in high-demand
industries.
    Program Authority: Title III, Part A, Section 319 of the HEA.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80,
82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants
except Federally recognized Indian tribes.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Title III, Part A--Five-year Individual Development
grants and five-year Cooperative Arrangement Development grants will be
awarded in FY 2010.
    Estimated Available Funds: Title III, Part A $3,600,000.

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            Estimated       Estimated
               Program name and type of award                  =
Minimum/maximum       number of     average award
                                                                 award =
amount         awards          amount
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Native American-serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI):
    Title III, Part A Five-Year Individual Development         =
$200,000-$400,000               8        $383,000
     Grants................................................
    Five-Year Cooperative Arrangement Development Grants...    =
$200,000-$500,000               1        $350,000
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    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this
notice. Applicants should periodically check the Title III Program's
Web site for further information. The address is: 
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/idues/index.html.

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: An IHE is eligible to receive funds under
this program if it is a Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution
(NASNTI).
    Native American. The term ``Native American'' means an individual
who is of a tribe, people, or culture that is indigenous to the United
States as defined in the Office of Management and Budget's Standards
for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and
Ethnicity as published on October 30, 1997 (62 FR 58789). As part of
the application for a grant, applicants will be required to complete
and submit a certification assurance form on which the applicant
provides their total undergraduate headcount enrollment and certifies
that 10 percent of its enrollment is Native American for the purpose of
the NASNTI program. The form must be submitted and signed by an
official with the authority to represent the institution.
    To qualify as an eligible institution under the NASNTI program, an
institution must, among other requirements--
    (1) Be accredited or preaccredited by a nationally recognized
accrediting agency or association that the Secretary has determined to
be a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training
offered;
    (2) Be legally authorized by the State in which it is located to be
a junior college or to provide an educational program for which it
awards a bachelor's degree;
    (3) Be designated as an ``eligible institution'' by demonstrating
that it: (A) Has an enrollment of needy students as described in 34 CFR
607.3; and (B) has low average educational and general expenditures per
full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student as described in 34 CFR
607.4.

    Note:  The notice for applying for designation as an eligible
institution for FY 2010 was published on December 7, 2009, 74 FR
64059, and applications were due on January 6, 2010. Only
institutions that submitted applications by the deadline date of
January 6, 2010 and that the Department determined are eligible may
apply for a grant.


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    Relationship between the Title III, Part A programs and the
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) program.

    Note 1:  A grantee under the Developing Hispanic-Serving
Institutions (HSI) program, which is authorized by Title V of the
HEA, may not receive a grant under any HEA, Title III, Part A
program including the NASNTI program. Further, a current HSI program
grantee may not give up its HSI grant in order to receive a grant
under any Title III, Part A program.


    Note 2:  An eligible HSI that does not fall within the
limitation described in Note 1 (i.e., is not a current grantee under
the HSI program) may apply for a FY 2010 grant under all Title III,
Part A programs for which it is eligible, as well as receive
consideration for a grant under the HSI program. However, a
successful applicant may receive only one grant.


    Note 3:  The Department will make grant awards in rank order
from the funding slates according to the average score received from
a panel of three readers.

    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost
sharing or matching.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address To Request Application Package:
    You can obtain an application via the Internet using the following
address: http://e-grants.ed.gov. If you do not have access to
the
Internet, please contact LaTonya Brown or Darlene Collins, U.S.
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC
20006-8513. You may contact these individuals at the following e-mail
addresses or telephone numbers:

LaTonya.Brown@ed.gov; (202) 502-7619
Darlene.Collins@ed.gov; (202) 502-7576

    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the
Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application
package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape,
or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact person listed
in this section.
    2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements
concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you
must submit, are in the application package for this program.
    Page Limits: We have established mandatory page limits for both the
Individual Development Grant and the Cooperative Arrangement
Development Grant applications. You must limit the section of the
narrative that addresses the selection criteria to no more than 50
pages for the Individual Development Grant application and 70 pages for
the Cooperative Arrangement Development Grant application, using the
following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1 inch
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides. Page numbers and an
identifier may be within the 1'' margins.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch)
all text in the application narrative, including titles, headings,
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions. However, you may
single space all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs. Charts,
tables, figures, and graphs presented in the application narrative
count toward the page limit.
     Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller
than 10 pitch (characters per inch). However, you may use a 10-point
font in charts, tables, figures, graphs, footnotes, and endnotes.
     Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier,
Courier New, or Arial. An application submitted in any other font
(including (Times Roman or Arial Narrow) will not be accepted.
    The page limit does not apply to Part I, the Application for
Federal Assistance (SF 424); the Supplemental Information for SF 424
Form required by the Department of Education; Part II, the Budget
Information Summary Form (ED Form 524); and Part IV, the Assurances and
Certifications. The page limit also does not apply to the Table of
Contents, the Program one-page Abstract, the resumes, the bibliography,
or the letters of support. If you include any attachments or
appendices, these items will be counted as part of the Program
Narrative (Part III of the application) for purposes of the page limit
requirement. You must include your complete response to the selection
criteria in the program narrative.
    We will reject your application if you exceed the page limit.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: July 7, 2010.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 6, 2010.
    Applications for grants under this program must be submitted
electronically using the Electronic Grant Application System (e-
Application) accessible through the Department's e-Grants Web site at:
http://e-grants.ed.gov. For information (including dates and times)
about how to submit your application electronically, or in paper format
by mail or hand delivery if you qualify for an exception to the
electronic submission requirement, please refer to section IV. 7. Other
Submission in Requirements of this notice.
    We do not consider an application that does not comply with the
deadline requirements.
    Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation or
auxiliary aid in connection with the application process should contact
the person listed under For Further Information Contact in section VII
in this notice. If the Department provides an accommodation or
auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability in connection with the
application process, the individual's application remains subject to
all other requirements and limitations in this notice.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to Executive
Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. Information about
Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under Executive Order
12372 is in the application package for this program.
    5. Funding Restrictions: We reference the regulations outlining
funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this
notice.
    6. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification
Number, and Central Contractor Registry: To do business with the
Department of Education, (1) you must have a Data Universal Numbering
System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); (2)
you must register both of those numbers with the Central Contractor
Registry (CCR), the Government's primary registrant database; and (3)
you must provide those same numbers on your application.
    You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number
can be created within one business day.
    If you are a corporate entity, agency, institution, or
organization, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service.
If you are an individual, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal
Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration. If you need a
new TIN, please allow 2-5 weeks for your TIN to become active.
    The CCR registration process may take five or more business days to
complete. If you are currently registered with the CCR, you may not
need to make any changes. However, please make certain that the TIN
associated with your DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will
need to update your CCR registration on an annual basis. This may take
three or more business days to complete.

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    7. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under the
NASNTI program must be submitted electronically unless you qualify for
an exception to this requirement in accordance with the instructions in
this section.
    a. Electronic Submission of Applications.
    Applications for grants under the NASNTI Program CFDA Number
84.031X must be submitted electronically using e-Application,
accessible through the Department's e-Grants Web site at: 
http://e-grants.ed.gov.
    We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format
unless, as described elsewhere in this section, you qualify for one of
the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no
later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written
statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these
exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date that
is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided later in
this section under Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement.
    While completing your electronic application, you will be entering
data online that will be saved into a database. You may not e-mail an
electronic copy of a grant application to us.
    Please note the following:
     You must complete the electronic submission of your grant
application by 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application
deadline date. The e-Application system will not accept an application
for this program after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
application deadline date. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do
not wait until the application deadline date to begin the application
process.
     The hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are 6:00
a.m. Monday until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday; and 6:00 a.m. Thursday until
8:00 p.m. Sunday, Washington, DC time. Please note that, because of
maintenance, the system is unavailable between 8:00 p.m. on Sundays and
6:00 a.m. on Mondays, and between 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6:00 a.m.
on Thursdays, Washington, DC time. Any modifications to these hours are
posted on the e-Grants Web site.
     You will not receive additional point value because you
submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you
if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission
requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submit your
application in paper format.
     You must submit all documents electronically, including
all information you typically provide on the following forms: The
Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424), the Department of
Education Supplemental Information for SF 424, Budget Information--Non-
Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and
certifications.
     Please note that two of these forms--the SF 424 and the
Department of Education Supplemental Information for SF 424--have
replaced the ED 424 (Application for Federal Education Assistance). You
must attach any narrative sections of your application as files in a
.DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF (Portable Document) format.
If you upload a file type other than the three file types specified in
this paragraph or submit a password protected file, we will not review
that material.
     Your electronic application must comply with any page
limit requirements described in this notice.
     Prior to submitting your electronic application, you may
wish to print a copy of it for your records.
     After you electronically submit your application, you will
receive an automatic acknowledgement that will include a PR/Award
number (an identifying number unique to your application).
     Within three working days after submitting your electronic
application, fax a signed copy of the SF 424 to the Application Control
Center after following these steps:
    (1) Print SF 424 from e-Application.
    (2) The applicant's Authorizing Representative must sign this form.
    (3) Place the PR/Award number in the upper right hand corner of the
hard-copy signature page of the SF 424.
    (4) Fax the signed SF 424 to the Application Control Center at
(202) 245-6272.
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on
other forms at a later date. Application Deadline Date Extension in
Case of e-Application Unavailability: If you are prevented from
electronically submitting your application on the application deadline
date because e-Application is unavailable, we will grant you an
extension of one business day to enable you to transmit your
application electronically, by mail, or by hand delivery. We will grant
this extension if--
    (1) You are a registered user of e-Application and you have
initiated an electronic application for this competition; and
    (2)(a) E-Application is unavailable for 60 minutes or more between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
application deadline date; or
    (b) E-Application is unavailable for any period of time between
3:30 p.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application
deadline date.
    We must acknowledge and confirm these periods of unavailability
before granting you an extension. To request this extension or to
confirm our acknowledgement of any system unavailability, you may
contact either (1) the person listed elsewhere in this notice under For
Further Information Contact (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2) the e-
Grants help desk at 1-888-336-8930. If e-Application is unavailable due
to technical problems with the system, the application deadline is
extended, an e-mail will be sent to all registered users who have
initiated an e-Application. Extensions referred to in this section
apply only to the unavailability of e-Application. Exception to
Electronic Submission Requirement: You qualify for an exception to the
electronic submission requirement, and may submit your application in
paper format, if you are unable to submit an application through e-
Application because--
     You do not have access to the Internet; or
     You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to
e-Application; and

     No later than two weeks before the application deadline
date (14 calendar days or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the
application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business
day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement
to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception
prevent you from using the Internet to submit your application. If you
mail your written statement to the Department, it must be postmarked no
later than two weeks before the application deadline date. If you fax
your written statement to the Department, we must receive the faxed
statement no later than two weeks before the application deadline date.
    Address and mail or fax your statement to: LaTonya Brown or Darlene
Collins, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th floor,
Washington, DC 20006-8513. FAX: (202) 502-7861. You may contact these
individuals at the following e-mail addresses or telephone numbers:

LaTonya.Brown@ed.gov; (202) 502-7619
Darlene.Collins@ed.gov; (202) 502-7576


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    Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the
mail or hand delivery instructions described in this notice.
    b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail.
    If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission
requirement, you may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a
commercial carrier) your application to the Department. You must mail
the original and two copies of your application, on or before the
application deadline date, to the Department at the following address:
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention:
(CFDA Number 84.031X) LBJ Basement Level 1, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    You must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial
carrier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Education.
    If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do
not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    If your application is postmarked after the application deadline
date, we will not consider your application.

    Note:  The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a
dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with
your local post office.

    c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery.
    If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission
requirement, you (or a courier service) may deliver your paper
application to the Department by hand. You must deliver the original
and two copies of your application, by hand, on or before the
application deadline date, to the Department at the following address:
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention:
(CFDA Number 84.031X) 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center
Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, except
Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays.


    Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications:  If you
mail or hand deliver your application to the Department--
    (1) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by
the Department--in Item 11 of the SF 424, the CFDA number, including
suffix letter, if any, of the competition under which you are
submitting your application; and
    (2) The Application Control Center will mail to you a
notification of receipt of your grant application. If you do not
receive this notification within 15 business days from the
application deadline date, you should call the U.S. Department of
Education Application Control Center at (202) 245-6288.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Selection Criteria--The selection criteria for this program are
in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)
section 75.210. Applicants must address each of the following selection
criteria (separately for each proposed activity). The total weight of
the selection criteria is 100 points; the weight of each criterion is
noted in parentheses.
    a. Need for the project. (Maximum 20 points) In determining the
need for the proposed project, the Secretary considers:
    1. The magnitude of the need for the services to be provided or the
activities to be carried out by the proposed project. (10 points)
    2. The extent to which the proposed project will focus on serving
or otherwise addressing the needs of disadvantaged individuals. (5
points)
    3. The extent to which specific gaps or weaknesses in services,
infrastructure, or opportunities have been identified and will be
addressed by the proposed project, including the nature and magnitude
of those gaps or weaknesses. (5 points)
    b. Quality of the project design. (Maximum 15 points) In
determining the quality of the design of the proposed project, the
Secretary considers:
    1. The extent to which the goals, objectives, and outcomes to be
achieved by the proposed project are clearly specified and measurable.
(10 points)
    2. The extent to which the design of the proposed project is
appropriate to, and will successfully address, the needs of the target
population or other identified needs. (5 points)
    c. Quality of project services. (Maximum 15 points) In determining
the quality of the services to be provided by the proposed project, the
Secretary considers the quality and sufficiency of strategies for
ensuring equal access and treatment for eligible project participants
who are members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented
based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. In
addition, the Secretary considers:
    1. The extent to which the services provided by the proposed
project are appropriate to the needs of the intended recipients or
beneficiaries of those services. (10 points)
    2. The extent to which the services to be provided by the proposed
project reflect up-to-date knowledge from research and effective
practice. (5 points)
    d. Quality of project personnel. (Maximum 10 points) In determining
the quality of project personnel, the Secretary considers the extent to
which the applicant encourages applications for employment from persons
who are members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented
based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.
    In addition, the Secretary considers:
    1. The qualifications, including relevant training and experience,
of the project director or principal investigator. (5 points)
    2. The qualifications, including relevant training and experience,
of key project personnel. (5 points)
    e. Adequacy of resources. (Maximum 5 points) In determining the
adequacy of resources for the proposed project, the Secretary
considers:
    1. The extent to which the budget is adequate to support the
proposed project. (3 points)
    2. The extent to which the costs are reasonable in relation to the
objectives, design, and potential significance of the proposed project.
(2 points)
    f. Quality of the management plan. (Maximum 20 points) In
determining the quality of the management plan for the proposed
project, the Secretary considers:
    1. The adequacy of the management plan to achieve the objectives of
the proposed project on time and within budget, including clearly
defined responsibilities, timelines, and milestones for accomplishing
project tasks. (10 points)
    2. The adequacy of procedures for ensuring feedback and continuous
improvement in the operation of the proposed project. (5 points)
    3. The adequacy of mechanisms for ensuring high-quality products
and services from the proposed project. (5 points)
    g. Quality of the project evaluation. (Maximum 15 points) In
determining the quality of the evaluation, the Secretary considers:
    1. The extent to which the methods of evaluation are thorough,
feasible and appropriate to the goals, objectives and

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outcomes of the proposed project. (5 points)
    2. The extent to which the methods of evaluation include the use of
objective performance measures that are clearly related to the intended
outcomes of the project and will produce quantitative and qualitative
data to the extent possible. (5 points)
    3. The extent to which the methods of evaluation will provide
performance feedback and permit periodic assessment of progress toward
achieving intended outcomes. (5 points)
    2. Review and Selection Process: For five-year individual
development grants and five-year cooperative arrangement development
grants, awards will be made in rank order according to the average
score received from a panel of three readers. All Title III Part A
applications for individual development grants will be ranked together
from the highest to the lowest score for funding purposes and all
cooperative arrangement development grants will be ranked in the same
manner.
    3. Tie-breaker for Title III, Part A Development Grants. In tie-
breaking situations, 34 CFR 607.23(b) requires that we award one
additional point to an application from an IHE that has an endowment
fund of which the current market value per FTE enrolled student is less
than the average current market value of the endowment funds, per FTE
enrolled student at comparable institutions that offer similar
instruction. We award one additional point to an application from an
IHE that had expenditures for library materials per FTE enrolled
student that are less than the average expenditures per FTE enrolled
student at comparable institutions that offer similar instruction. We
also add one additional point to an application from an IHE that
proposes to carry out one or more of the following activities--
    1. Faculty development;
    2. Funds and administrative management;
    3. Development and improvement of academic programs;
    4. Acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening management and
academic programs;
    5. Joint use of facilities; and
    6. Student services.
    For the purpose of these funding considerations, we use 2007-2008
data. If a tie remains after applying the tie-breaker mechanism above,
priority will be given in the case of applicants for: (a) Individual
development grants to applicants that have the lowest endowment values
per FTE enrolled student; and (b) cooperative arrangement development
grants to applicants in accordance with section 394(b) of the HEA, if
the Secretary determines that the cooperative arrangement is
geographically and economically sound or will benefit the applicant
institution.

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your
U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award
Notification (GAN). We may notify you informally also.
    If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding,
we notify you.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify
administrative and national policy requirements in the application
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable
Regulations section in this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of
an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and
include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also
incorporates your approved application as part of your binding
commitments under the grant.
    3. Reporting: At the end of your project period, you must submit a
final performance report, including financial information, as directed
by the Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an
annual performance report that provides the most current performance
and financial expenditure information as directed by the Secretary in
34 CFR 75.118 and 34 CFR 607.31. The Secretary may also require more
frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific
requirements on reporting, please go to 
http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html.
    4. Performance Measures: The Secretary has established the
following key performance measures for assessing the effectiveness of
the NASNTI programs:
    a. The percentage change, over a five-year period, of the number of
full-time degree-seeking undergraduates enrolling at NASNTIs. Note that
this is a long-term measure, which will be used to periodically gauge
performance;
    b. The percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking
undergraduate students at four-year NASNTIs who were in their first
year of postsecondary enrollment in the previous year and are enrolled
in the current year at the same NASNTI;
    c. The percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking
undergraduate students at two-year NASNTIs who were in their first year
of postsecondary enrollment in the previous year and are enrolled in
the current year at the same NASNTI;
    d. The percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking
undergraduate students enrolled at four-year NASNTIs who graduate
within six years of enrollment; and
    e. The percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking
undergraduate students enrolled at two-year NASNTIs who graduate within
three years of enrollment.

VII. Agency Contacts

    For Further Information Contact: LaTonya Brown or Darlene Collins,
U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th floor,
Washington, DC 20006-8513. You may contact these individuals at the
following e-mail addresses or telephone numbers:

LaTonya.Brown@ed.gov; (202) 502-7619
Darlene.Collins@ed.gov; (202) 502-7576

    If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

VIII. Other Information

    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this
document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format
(e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on
request to the program contact persons listed in section VII of this
notice.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You can 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: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister. To
use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at
this site.

        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
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: 
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html.

    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 and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary
Education.

    Dated: June 30, 2010.
Daniel T. Madzelan,
Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2010-16378 Filed 7-6-10; 8:45 am]
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