[Federal Register: July 9, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 131)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Asian
American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions
(AANAPISI) Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for
Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.031L.
    Dates: Applications Available: July 9, 2010.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 9, 2010.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The AANAPISI program provides grants to
eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to enable them to
improve their academic quality, increase their self sufficiency, and
strengthen their capacity to make a substantial contribution to the
higher education resources of the Nation. At the time of application,
IHEs applying for funds under the AANAPISI program must have an
enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Asian

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American or Native American Pacific Islander.
    Priorities: Under this competition, we are particularly interested
in applications that address the following invitational priorities:
    Invitational Priorities: For FY 2010, there are four 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.
    Projects that will support activities that will improve the
institution's persistence and graduation rates, including comprehensive
student support services and alcohol and other drug prevention
programs.
    Invitational Priority 2.
    Projects proposing to 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, 2-year degrees, and
4-year degrees at other institutions.
    Invitational Priority 3.
    Projects proposing to develop academic programs to improve course
completion rates or develop innovative programs that are designed to
increase completion rates.
    Invitational Priority 4.
    Projects proposing to 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 320 of the HEA (20
U.S.C. 1059g).
    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: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $3,564,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: See table below.

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                                                                         =
                           Estimated
             Program name and type of award                =
Minimum/maximum    Estimated number    average award
                                                             award =
amount         of awards          amount
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Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-     =
...................  ................  ................
 Serving Institutions (AANAPISI).......................
Title III, Part A Five-Year Individual Development          =
$200,000-400,000                10          $300,000
 Grants................................................
Five-Year Cooperative Arrangement 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 Part A
programs Web site for further information. The address is: 
http://www.ed.gov/programs/aanapi/index.html.

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: An IHE is eligible to receive funds if it
qualifies as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-
serving Institution (AANAPISI).
    Asian American. The term ``Asian American'' means a person having
origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia,
or the Indian subcontinent (including, for example, Cambodia, China,
India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands,
Thailand, and Vietnam), 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). The term ``American Pacific Islander'' means any descendant of
the aboriginal people of any island in the Pacific Ocean that is a
territory or possession of the United States. Applicants, at the time
of submission, will be required to certify their total undergraduate
headcount enrollment. Applicants will also be required to certify that
10 percent of the IHE's enrollment is Asian American or Native American
Pacific Islander as defined for the AANAPISI program. An assurance form
that is included in the application materials for this competition must
be submitted and signed by an official for the applicant. AANAPISI
applicants must also meet other requirements to be designated as
eligible.
    To qualify as an eligible institution under the AANAPISI program,
an institution must, among other requirements--
    (1) Be accredited or pre-accredited 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 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.


    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
programs, including the AANAPISI 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 five-year awards for individual
development grants and five-year awards for cooperative arrangement
grants in rank order from the funding slates according to the
average score received from a panel of three readers.

    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: There are no cost sharing or matching
requirements for this program unless funds are used for an endowment.

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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 Pearson Owens 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:

Pearson.Owens@ed.gov; (202) 502-7804.
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 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 9, 2010.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 9, 2010.
    Applications for grants under this program must be submitted
electronically using the Electronic Grant Application System (e-
Application) accessible through the Department's site. 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 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.
    Applicability of Executive Order 13202. Applicants that apply for
construction funds must comply with Executive Order 13202 signed by
President George W. Bush on February 17, 2001, and amended on April 6,
2001. This Executive Order provides that recipients of Federal
construction funds may not ``require or prohibit bidders, offerors,
contractors, or subcontractors to enter into or adhere to agreements
with one or more labor organizations, on the same or other construction
project(s)'' or ``otherwise discriminate against bidders, offerors,
contractors, or subcontractors for becoming or refusing to become or
remain signatories or otherwise adhere to agreements with one or more
labor organizations, on the same or other construction project(s).''
However, the Executive Order does not prohibit contractors or
subcontractors from voluntarily entering into these agreements.
Projects funded under this program that include construction activity
will be provided a copy of this Executive Order and will be asked to
certify that they will adhere to it.
    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
AANAPISI 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 AANAPISI program CFDA Number
84.031L--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. E-Application 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. 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 and, therefore, 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
prevents 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: Pearson Owens or Darlene
Collins, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th floor,
Washington, DC 20006-8513. FAX: (202) 502-7861.
    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

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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 84.031L), 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 Application 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 84.031L), 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, D.C. 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 grant 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
from the Education Department General Administrative Regulations
(EDGAR) in 34 CFR 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 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 to be 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 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

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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 grants, awards
will be made in rank order according to the average score received from
a panel of three readers.
    3. Tie-breaker for Development Grants. In tie-breaking situations
for development grants, 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 full-time equivalent (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 has expenditures for library materials per
FTE enrolled student that are less than the average expenditures for
library materials 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 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 AANAPISI program:
    a. The percentage change, over a five-year period, of the number of
full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates enrolling at AANAPISIs. Note
that this is a long-term measure, which will be used to periodically
gauge performance, beginning in FY 2009;
    b. The percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking
undergraduate students at four-year AANAPISIs who were in their first
year of postsecondary enrollment in the previous year and are enrolled
in the current year at the same AANAPISI;
    c. The percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking
undergraduate students at two-year AANAPISIs who were in their first
year of postsecondary enrollment in the previous year and are enrolled
in the current year at the same AANAPISI;
    d. The percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking
undergraduate students enrolled at four-year AANAPISIs who graduate
within six years of enrollment; and
    e. The percentage of first-time, full-time degree-seeking
undergraduate students enrolled at two-year AANAPISIs who graduate
within three years of enrollment.

VII. Agency Contacts

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pearson Owens 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:

Pearson.Owens@ed.gov; (202) 502-7804.
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: July 6, 2010.
Daniel T. Madzelan,
Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis.
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