FR Doc E8-26164[Federal Register: November 3, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 213)]
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[CFDA Nos: 84.015A, 84.015B, 84.220A, 84.229A, and 84.269A]

Office of Postsecondary Education, International Education 
Programs Service

ACTION: Notice Announcing the Technical Assistance Workshop for Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2009 Title VI Institute for International Public Policy 
Program and FY 2010 Title VI National Resource Centers Program, Foreign 
Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program, Centers for 
International Business Education Program, and Language Resource Centers 


SUMMARY: The Department expects to hold competitions for grants under 
the above-referenced Title VI programs for FY 2009 and FY 2010. This 
notice provides information about a two-day technical assistance 
workshop to assist institutions of higher education interested in 
preparing grant applications for new awards under these programs. The 
International Education Programs Service staff, other Department staff, 
as well as guest speakers, will present information about the purpose 
of the Title VI programs, the selection criteria used to evaluate grant 
applications, data collection and performance reporting requirements, 
evaluation, the peer review process, submitting applications on the Apply site, guidance for preparing the application narrative 
and budget, competition priorities, if any, and other technical 
assistance topics.
    Although the Department has not yet announced application deadline 
dates in the Federal Register, the Department is conducting this 
workshop to provide potential applicants with information they will 
need for preparing grant applications for competitions we expect to 
conduct for FY 2009 and FY 2010 new awards. Specific requirements for 
these competitions will be published in separate Federal Register 
notices. This notice announces the technical assistance workshop only.

Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: 
(202) 502-7631. E-mail:
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audio

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tape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in 
this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Technical Assistance Workshop will be 
held at the following location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 
Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (800) 228-
9290, Reservation Code: DOEO.
    The Technical Assistance Workshop will be held February 2-3, 2009, 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration packets will be available Sunday, 
February 1, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., and on Monday, February 2, from 8 a.m.-
9 a.m. A registration fee is not required for this workshop; however, 
space is limited. Attendees are responsible for making their own travel 
and hotel reservations. Please be advised that Title VI funds may not 
be used to attend this workshop. We encourage those who will be writing 
the grant application, collecting data for the application and 
performance reports, as well as those who will be submitting 
applications using the Apply site, to attend the workshop. 
We also encourage attendance from persons responsible for specific 
program areas such as evaluation, language assessment, outreach, and 
fellowships administration.
    The full agenda for this workshop will be posted at a later date at 
the following Web site:

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities Attending the Technical 
Assistance Workshop

    The technical assistance workshop site is accessible to individuals 
with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the workshop (e.g., interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternative format), notify the 
contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 
two weeks before the scheduled workshop date. Although we will attempt 
to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make 
available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of 
insufficient time to arrange it.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may 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:
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free at this site. If you have any questions about using PDF, call the 
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; 
or, in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1121-1123(c), 1130-1131.

    Dated: October 29, 2008.
Cheryl A. Oldham,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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