[Federal Register: April 26, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 82)]
[Page 18579]
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[CFDA No.: 84.023]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Research 
in Education of Individuals With Disabilities Program

ACTION: Cancellation Notice.


PURPOSE: On August 10, 1995, the Secretary published in the Federal 
Register (60 FR 40956) a combined application notice (CAN) inviting 
applications for new awards for fiscal year 1996 under a number of the 
Department's direct grant and fellowship programs. Included in the CAN 
was a competition under the Research in Education of Individuals with
Disabilities Program (research program) for Field-Initiated Research 
Projects (CFDA No. 84.023C). In addition, on March 5, 1996, the
Secretary published in the Federal Register (61 FR 8811) a notice 
inviting applications for new awards under the research program 
consisting of one competition, Initial Career Awards (CFDA 84.023N).
The purpose of this notice is to cancel these two competitions. This 
action is taken in consideration of the current proposals in the 
Congress that eliminate or substantially reduce funding for the 
research program. In view of the tentative conference agreement that 
would provide $14,000,000 for the research program, a decrease of more 
than 30 percent from the fiscal year 1995 appropriation of $20,635,000, 
the Secretary does not expect to have sufficient funds to support new 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claudette Carey, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 3525, Switzer Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-2641. Telephone: (202) 205-9864. FAX: (202) 205-
8105. Internet: Claudette__Carey@ed.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the TDD number: (202) 205-8953.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1441-1442, 34 CFR 324.

    Dated: April 22, 1996.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 96-10320 Filed 4-25-96; 8:45 am]