FR Doc 2011-2775[Federal Register: February 8, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 26)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Office of Postsecondary Education, Overview Information, 
Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program; 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011.

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.016A.

    DATES:
    Applications Available: February 8, 2011.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 30, 2011.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 31, 2011.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The Undergraduate International Studies and 
Foreign Language (UISFL) program provides grants to strengthen and 
improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign 
languages.
    Priorities: This notice contains two competitive preference 
priorities and two invitational priorities. In accordance with 34 CFR 
75.105(b)(2)(ii), the competitive preference priorities are from the 
regulations for this program (34 CFR 658.35 and 658.11).
    Competitive Preference Priorities: For FY 2011, these priorities 
are competitive preference priorities. Under 34 CFR

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75.105(c)(2)(i), we award an additional five points to an application 
that meets Competitive Preference Priority 1 and up to an additional 
five points to an application that meets Competitive Preference 
Priority 2.
    These priorities are:
    Competitive Preference Priority 1: Applications from institutions 
of higher education or consortia of these institutions that require 
entering students to have successfully completed at least two years of 
secondary school foreign language instruction or that require each 
graduating student to earn two years of postsecondary credit in a 
foreign language (or have demonstrated equivalent competence in the 
foreign language) or in the case of a 2-year degree granting 
institution, offer two years of postsecondary credit in a foreign 
language.
    Competitive Preference Priority 2: Applications that propose 
projects that conduct pre-service and in-service training for K-12 
teachers in foreign languages and international studies.
    Under this competition, we are particularly interested in 
applications that address the following invitational priorities.
    Invitational Priorities: For FY 2011, these priorities are 
invitational priorities. 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 priorities are:
    Invitational Priority 1: Applications that propose programs or 
activities primarily focused on language instruction or applications 
that propose the development of area or international studies programs 
to include language instruction in any of the seventy-eight (78) 
priority languages listed below that were selected from the U.S. 
Department of Education's List of Less Commonly Taught Languages 
(LCTLs):
    Akan (Twi-Fante), Albanian, Amharic, Arabic (all dialects), 
Armenian, Azeri (Azerbaijani), Balochi, Bamanakan (Bamana, Bambara, 
Mandikan, Mandingo, Maninka, Dyula), Belarusian, Bengali (Bangla), 
Berber (all languages), Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cebuano (Visayan), 
Chechen, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Gan), Chinese (Mandarin), 
Chinese (Min), Chinese (Wu), Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Georgian, Gujarati, 
Hausa, Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Igbo, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese, 
Kannada, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khmer (Cambodian), Kirghiz, Korean, Kurdish 
(Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Malay (Bahasa Melayu or Malaysian), 
Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Oromo, Panjabi, Pashto, Persian 
(Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (all varieties), Quechua, Romanian, 
Russian, Serbian, Sinhala (Sinhalese), Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Tajik, 
Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, 
Urdu, Uyghur/Uigur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, and Zulu.
    Invitational Priority 2: Applications from minority serving 
institutions (MSIs) and community colleges (including those that are 
eligible to receive assistance under Part A or B of Title III or under 
Title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA)).
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1124.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
84, 85, 86, 97, 98 and 99. (b) The regulations in 34 CFR parts 655 and 
658.

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


    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of 
higher education (IHEs) only.

    Areas of National Need: In accordance with section 601(c) of the 20 
U.S.C. 1121(c)(1), the Secretary has consulted with and received 
recommendations regarding national need for expertise in foreign 
languages and world regions from the head officials of a wide range of 
Federal agencies. The Secretary has taken these recommendations into 
account and a list of foreign languages and world regions identified by 
the Secretary as areas of national need may be found on the following 
Web sites: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/policy.html; 
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsugisf/legislation.html. Also included on 
these Web sites are the specific recommendations the Secretary received 
from Federal agencies.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$108,360,000 for the Title VI International Education and Foreign 
Language Studies Programs (also referred to as the International 
Domestic Programs) for FY 2011, of which we intend to allocate 
$2,409,660 for new awards under the Undergraduate International Studies 
and Foreign Language (UISFL) program. The actual level of funding, if 
any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting 
applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if 
Congress appropriates funds for this program.
    Estimated Range of Awards: Single IHE: $50,000-$100,000. Consortia 
of IHEs/Organizations/Associations: $80,000-$160,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: Single IHE: $92,000. Consortia of 
IHEs/Organizations/Associations: $130,000.
    Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a 
budget exceeding $100,000 for a single budget period of 12 months for 
an applicant that is a single IHE, and $160,000 for a single budget 
period of 12 months for an applicant that is a consortium of IHEs/
organizations/associations. The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary 
Education may change the maximum amount through a notice published in 
the Federal Register.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 28.

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

    Project Period: Single IHE: Up to 24 months.
    Consortium of IHEs/Organizations/Associations: Up to 36 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: (1) IHEs; (2) Consortia of IHEs; (3) 
Partnerships between nonprofit educational organizations and IHEs; and 
(4) Public and private nonprofit agencies and organizations, including 
professional and scholarly associations.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program has a matching 
requirement under section 604(a)(3) of the HEA, 20 U.S.C. 1124(a)(3), 
and the regulations for this program in 34 CFR 658.41. UISFL program 
grantees must provide matching funds in either of the following ways: 
(a) Cash contributions from private sector corporations or foundations 
equal to one-third of the total project costs; or (b) a combination of 
institutional and non-institutional cash or in-kind contributions 
including State and private sector corporation or foundation 
contributions, equal to one-half of the total project costs. The 
Secretary may waive or reduce the required matching share for 
institutions that are eligible to receive assistance under part A or 
part B of Title III or under Title V of the HEA that have submitted an 
application that demonstrates a need for a waiver or reduction.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: Christine Corey, U.S. 
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6069, Washington, DC

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20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7631; or by e-mail: 
Christine.corey@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.
    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 
under Agency Contact in section VII of this notice.
    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 competition.
    Page Limit: The application narrative is where you, the applicant, 
address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your 
application. You must limit the application narrative [Part III] that 
addresses the selection criteria to no more than 40 pages, using the 
following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides. Page numbers and an 
identifier may be outside of the 1'' margin.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application narrative, except titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, captions, and all text in charts, 
tables, figures and graphs. These items may be single spaced. Charts, 
tables, figures, and graphs in the program 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, and graphs.
     Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, 
Courier New, or Arial. An application submitted in any other font 
(including Times Roman and Arial Narrow) will not be accepted.
    The page limit does not apply to Part I, the Application for 
Federal Assistance face sheet (SF 424); the supplemental information 
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 a table of 
contents. However, the page limit does apply to all of the application 
narrative section [Part III]. If you include any attachments or 
appendices not specifically requested, these items will be counted as 
part of the application narrative [Part III] for purposes of the page 
limit requirement. You must include your complete response to the 
selection criteria in the application narrative.
    We will reject your application if you exceed the page limit.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: February 8, 2011.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 30, 2011.
    Applications for grants under this program must be submitted 
electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.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 
Requirements in 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 
of 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.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 31, 2011.
    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 competition.
    5. Funding Restrictions: See 34 CFR 658.10. We reference additional 
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, you must--
    a. Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a 
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);
    b. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the Central 
Contractor Registry (CCR), the Government's primary registrant 
database;
    c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application; and
    d. Maintain an active CCR registration with current information 
while your application is under review by the Department and, if you 
are awarded a grant, during the project period.
    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.
    In addition, if you are submitting your application via Grants.gov, 
you must (1) be designated by your organization as an Authorized 
Organization Representative (AOR); and (2) register yourself with 
Grants.gov as an AOR. Details on these steps are outlined in the 
Grants.gov 3-Step Registration Guide (see
http://www.grants.gov/section910/Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf).
    7. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under 
this 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 UISFL program--CFDA number 
84.016A, must be submitted electronically using the Government-wide 
Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov. Through this site, you will be 
able to download a copy of the application package, complete it 
offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not e-
mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
    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

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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. You may access the electronic grant 
application for the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign 
Language Program at www.Grants.gov. You must search for the 
downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number. 
Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., 
search for 84.016, not 84.016A).
    Please note the following:
     When you enter the Grants.gov site, you will find 
information about submitting an application electronically through the 
site, as well as the hours of operation.
     Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time 
stamped. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must 
be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30:00 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as 
otherwise noted in this section, we will not accept your application if 
it is received--that is, date and time stamped by the Grants.gov 
system--after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date. We do not consider an application that does not comply 
with the deadline requirements. When we retrieve your application from 
Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are rejecting your application 
because it was date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system after 
4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date.
     The amount of time it can take to upload an application 
will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the 
application and the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, we 
strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline 
date to begin the submission process through Grants.gov.
     You should review and follow the Education Submission 
Procedures for submitting an application through Grants.gov that are 
included in the application package for this program to ensure that you 
submit your application in a timely manner to the Grants.gov system. 
You can also find the Education Submission Procedures pertaining to 
Grants.gov under News and Events on the Department's G5 system home 
page at http://www.G5.gov.
     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 .PDF (Portable Document) format only. If you 
upload a file type other than .PDF 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. After you electronically 
submit your application, you will receive from Grants.gov an automatic 
notification of receipt that contains a Grants.gov tracking number. 
(This notification indicates receipt by Grants.gov only, not receipt by 
the Department.) The Department then will retrieve your application 
from Grants.gov and send a second notification to you by e-mail. This 
second notification indicates that the Department has received your 
application and has assigned your application a PR/Award number (an ED-
specified identifying number unique to your application.)
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on 
other forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues 
with the Grants.gov System: If you are experiencing problems submitting 
your application through Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov 
Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726. You must obtain a 
Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.
    If you are prevented from electronically submitting your 
application on the application deadline date because of technical 
problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension 
until 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, the following business day to 
enable you to transmit your application electronically or by hand 
delivery. You also may mail your application by following the mailing 
instructions described elsewhere in this notice.
    If you submit an application after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC 
time, on the application deadline date, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this 
notice and provide an explanation of the technical problem you 
experienced with Grants.gov, along with the Grants.gov Support Desk 
Case Number. We will accept your application if we can confirm that a 
technical problem occurred with the Grants.gov system and that that 
problem affected your ability to submit your application by 4:30:00 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. The 
Department will contact you after a determination is made on whether 
your application will be accepted.

    Note: The extensions to which we refer in this section apply 
only to the unavailability of, or technical problems with, the 
Grants.gov system. We will not grant you an extension if you failed 
to fully register to submit your application to Grants.gov before 
the application deadline date and time, or if the technical problem 
you experienced is unrelated to the Grants.gov system.

    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 the Grants.gov system because--
     You do not have access to the Internet; or
     You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to 
the Grants.gov system; 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: Christine Corey, 
Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program, U.S. 
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6069, Washington, DC 
20006-8521. FAX: (202) 502-7860.
    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 
84.016A), 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 84.016A), 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 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. General: For FY 2011, applications will be randomly divided and 
reviewed by separate panels of language and area studies experts. A 
rank order from highest to lowest score will be developed and used for 
funding purposes.
    2. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are 
from 34 CFR 658.31, 658.32, 658.33, and 655.32. The following criteria 
are used to evaluate all applications: (a) Plan of operation (15 
points); (b) Quality of key personnel (10 points); (c) Budget and cost 
effectiveness (10 points); (d) Evaluation plan (20 points); and (e) 
Adequacy of resources (5 points). The following additional criteria are 
applied to applications submitted by an IHE or a consortium of IHEs: 
(a) Commitment to international studies (10 points); (b) Elements of 
the proposed international studies program (10 points); and (c) Need 
for and prospective results of the proposed program (10 points). The 
following additional criterion is applied to applications from 
organizations and associations: Need for and potential impact of the 
proposed project in improving international studies and the study of 
modern foreign language at the undergraduate level (30 points). 
Additional information regarding these criteria is in the application 
package for this program.
    3. Additional Factors: Under 34 CFR 658.34, in addition to applying 
the selection criteria described in the preceding section, the 
Secretary, to the extent practicable and consistent with the criterion 
of excellence, also may encourage diversity by ensuring that a variety 
of types of projects and institutions receive funding. In the past, the 
Secretary has funded mostly four-year institutions and only a few 
minority-serving institutions. In the FY 2011 competition, the 
Secretary may seek to achieve greater diversity in the types of 
institutions assisted under this program by selecting applicants that 
represent a variety of types of institutions, including minority-
serving institutions eligible for assistance under Part A or B of Title 
III or under Title V of the HEA and community colleges.
    4. Review and Selection Process: We remind potential applicants 
that in reviewing applications in any discretionary grant competition, 
the Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.217(d)(3), the past 
performance of the applicant in carrying out a previous award, such as 
the applicant's use of funds, achievement of project objectives, and 
compliance with grant conditions. The Secretary may also consider 
whether the applicant failed to submit a timely performance report or 
submitted a report of unacceptable quality.
    In addition, in making a competitive grant award, the Secretary 
also requires various assurances including those applicable to Federal 
civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or 
activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department 
of Education (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).
    5. Special Conditions: Under 34 CFR 74.14 and 80.12, the Secretary 
may impose special conditions on a grant if the applicant or grantee is 
not financially stable; has a history of unsatisfactory performance; 
has a financial or other management system that does not meet the 
standards in 34 CFR parts 74 or 80, as applicable; has not fulfilled 
the conditions of a prior grant; or is otherwise not responsible.
    6. Application Requirements: In addition to any other requirements 
outlined in the application package for this program, section 604(a)(7) 
of the HEA requires that each application include--
    (A) Evidence that the applicant has conducted extensive planning 
prior to submitting the application;
    (B) An assurance that the faculty and administrators of all 
relevant departments and programs served by the applicant are involved 
in ongoing collaboration with regard to achieving the stated objectives 
of the application;
    (C) An assurance that students at the applicant institutions, as 
appropriate, will have equal access to, and derive benefits from, the 
UISFL program;
    (D) An assurance that each institution, combination or partnership 
will use the Federal assistance provided under the UISFL program to 
supplement and not supplant non-Federal funds the institution expends 
for programs to improve undergraduate instruction in international 
studies and foreign languages;
    (E) A description of how the applicant will provide information to 
students regarding federally funded scholarship programs in related 
areas;
    (F) An explanation of how the activities funded by the grant will 
reflect diverse perspectives and a wide range of views and generate 
debate on world regions and international affairs, where applicable; 
and
    (G) A description of how the applicant will encourage service in

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areas of national need, as identified by the Secretary.

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 Notice 
(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 of 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: (a) If you apply for a grant under this competition, 
you must ensure that you have in place the necessary processes and 
systems to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 
should you receive funding under the competition. This does not apply 
if you have an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b).
    (b) 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 under 34 
CFR 75.118. Grantees are required to use the electronic data instrument 
International Resource Information System (IRIS) to complete the final 
report. 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 objective for the UISFL program is to 
meet the Nation's security and economic needs through the development 
of a national capacity in foreign languages and area and international 
studies.
    The Department will use the following UISFL performance measures to 
evaluate its success in meeting this objective:
    Performance measure 1: Percentage of Undergraduate International 
Studies and Foreign Language Program projects judged to be successful 
by the program officer, based on a review of information provided in 
the annual performance reports.
    Performance measure 2: Percentage of critical languages addressed/
covered by foreign language major, minor, or certificate programs 
created or enhanced; or by language courses created or enhanced; or by 
faculty or instructor positions created with Undergraduate 
International Studies and Foreign Language or matching funds in the 
reporting period.
    Efficiency measure: Cost per high quality, successfully-completed 
Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language project.
    The information provided by grantees in their performance reports 
submitted via IRIS will be the source of data for these measures. 
Reporting screens for institutions may be viewed at: 
http://iris.ed.gov/iris/pdfs/uisfl.pdf.
    5. Continuation Awards: In making a continuation award, the 
Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.253, the extent to which a 
grantee has made ``substantial progress toward meeting the objectives 
in its approved application.'' This consideration includes the review 
of a grantee's progress in meeting the targets and projected outcomes 
in its approved application, and whether the grantee has expended funds 
in a manner that is consistent with its approved application and 
budget. In making a continuation grant, the Secretary also considers 
whether the grantee is operating in compliance with the assurances in 
its approved application, including those applicable to Federal civil 
rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities 
receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department (34 CFR 
100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).

VII. Agency Contact

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Corey, International and 
Foreign Language Education, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K 
Street, NW., room 6069, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 
502-7629 or by e-mail: christine.corey@ed.gov.
    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 person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT 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.


    Dated: February 3, 2011.
Eduardo M. Ochoa,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2011-2775 Filed 2-7-11; 8:45 am]
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