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Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA)

Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) requires Federal agencies to allow individuals or entities that deal with the agencies the option to submit information and to maintain records electronically, when feasible. The Act specifically states that electronic records and their related electronic signatures are not to be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability merely because they are in electronic form, and encourages Federal government use of a range of electronic signature alternatives. This capability should be in place at each agency by October 21, 2003.

Currently, the Department of Education is working to make grants available electronically. For more information about e-Grants, please visit http://e-grants.ed.gov/

The Department of Education's 2002 GPEA Report

The Department of Education's 2001 GPEA Report

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