FR Doc 2011-5245[Federal Register: March 8, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 45)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers 
Program; Field Initiated (FI) Projects; Office of Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services; Overview Information; National Institute on 
Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)--Disability and 
Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program--Field Initiated 
(FI) Projects

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

ACTION: Notice reopening the FI Projects fiscal year (FY) 2011 
competition.

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    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.133G-1 
(Research) and 84.133G-2 (Development).
SUMMARY: On December 6, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 
FR 75666-75671) a notice inviting applications for new awards for the 
FI Projects FY 2011 competition. That notice established a February 4, 
2011 deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under 
this competition.
    The Department of Education announces the reopening of the FI 
Projects FY 2011 competition. We are establishing a new deadline date 
for the transmittal of applications for the FY 2011 competition to 
ensure that potential applicants who were affected by severe winter 
storms around the time of the original deadline will have sufficient 
time to prepare and submit their applications. This reopening and 
extension of the competition is intended to help potential applicants 
who were affected by severe winter storms compete fairly with other 
applicants under this competition.
    Eligibility: The new deadline date in this notice applies to all 
eligible applicants for the FI Projects FY 2011 competition (i.e., 
States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; 
public or private

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organizations, including for-profit organizations; institutions of 
higher education (IHEs); and Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations), 
regardless of whether they were affected by severe winter storms. If 
you have already successfully submitted an application for the FI 
Projects FY 2011 competition, you may resubmit your application (either 
with or without revisions). However, if you successfully submitted an 
application by the original deadline date, you do not need to do so in 
order to be considered for a grant award under this competition. If you 
re-submit an application under this reopening notice, the Department 
will consider the application you submit last provided that it is 
submitted by the new deadline date.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 14, 2011.

    Note:  Applications for grants under this program must be 
submitted electronically using the Government-wide Grants.gov apply 
site at http://www.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 of the December 6, 2010 notice 
inviting applications for new awards for FI Projects for FY 2011 (75 
FR 75666, 75668). We encourage applicants to submit their 
applications as soon as possible to avoid any problems with filing 
electronic applications on the last day.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Either Lynn Medley or Marlene Spencer 
as follows: Lynn Medley, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW., room 5140, PCP, Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: 
(202) 245-7338 or by e-mail: Lynn.Medley@ed.gov. Marlene Spencer, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 5133, PCP, 
Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: (202) 245-7532 or by e-mail: 
Marlene.Spencer@ed.gov.
    If you use a TDD, call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, 
at 1-800-877-8339.
    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) by 
contacting the Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 5075, PCP, Washington, DC 
20202-2550. Telephone: (202) 245-7363. If you use a TDD, call the FRS, 
toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
    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 
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    Dated: March 3, 2011.
Alexa Posny,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 2011-5245 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]
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