[Federal Register: April 8, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 68)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.129A through R]

Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Notice 
inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 1996

    Purpose of Program: The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program 
provides financial assistance for--
    (1) Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an 
academic degree in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as 
identified by the Secretary;
    (2) Projects that provide a specified series of courses or program 
of study leading to award of a certificate in areas of personnel 
shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; and
    (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in 
residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and 
    Eligible Applicants: State agencies and other public or nonprofit 
agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education, 
are eligible for assistance under the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training 
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 31, 1996.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 30, 1996
    Applications Available: April 16, 1996.
    Available Funds: $900,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $90,000--$110,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $100,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 9.
    NOTE: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.
    Project Period, Maximum Number of Awards, and Absolute Priorities: 
The Secretary is conducting a single competition to select a total of 9 
grant awards across the 14 priority areas. The project period and 
maximum number of awards to be made in each priority area are listed in 
the following chart. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) and 34 CFR 386.1, the 
Secretary gives an absolute preference to applications that meet one of 
the following priorities. The Secretary funds under this competition 
only applications that propose to provide training in one of the 
following areas of personnel shortage:

     CFDA No.            Priority Area              Project Period      
84.129A..........  Prosthetics and Orthotics  Up to 36 months           
84.129C-1........  Administration of          Up to 60 months           
                    community (2)                                       
                    rehabilitation programs.                            
84.129C-3........  Rehabilitation             Up to 60 months           
                    administration (3).                                 
84.129D..........  Occupational therapy (2).  Up to 36 months           
84.129E..........  Rehabilitation technology  Up to 36 months           
84.129F..........  Vocational evaluation and  Up to 36 months           
                    work adjustment (4).                                
84.129G..........  Community rehabilitation   Up to 36 months           
                    program personnel (1).                              
84.129H..........  Rehabilitation of          Up to 36 months           
                    individuals who are                                 
                    mentally ill (3).                                   
84.129K..........  Supported Employment       Up to 36 months           
                    services, including                                 
                    services of employment                              
                    specialists for                                     
                    individuals with                                    
                    disabilities (2).                                   
84.129L..........  Undergraduate education    Up to 60 months           
                    in the rehabilitation                               
                    services (3).                                       
84.129M..........  Independent living (3)...  Up to 36 months           
84.129P..........  Specialized personnel for  Up to 36 months           
                    rehabilitation of                                   
                    individuals who are                                 
                    blind or have vision                                
                    impairment (4).                                     
84.129Q..........  Rehabilitation of          Up to 36 months           
                    individuals who are deaf                            
                    or hard of hearing (5).                             
84.129R..........  Job development and job    Up to 36 months           
                    placement services to                               
                    individuals with                                    
                    disabilities (2).                                   

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
Parts 385 and 386.
    For Applications or Information Contact:  Sylvia Johnson, U.S. 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 3320, 
Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2649. Telephone: (202) 205-
9312. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-
877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through 
    Information about the Department's funding opportunities, including 
copies of application notices for discretionary grant competitions, can 
be viewed on the Department's electronic bulletin board (ED Board), 
telephone (202) 260-9950; on the Internet Gopher Server at 
GOPHER.ED.GOV (under Announcements, Bulletin, and Press Releases); or 
on the World Wide Web (at http://www.ed.gov/money.html). However, the 
official application notice for a discretionary grant competition is 
the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 774

    Dated: April 2, 1996.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 96-8577 Filed 4-5-96; 8:45 am]