[Federal Register: May 6, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 88)]
[Page 20418]
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[CFDA No.: 84.159H]

Special Studies Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New 
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1996

    Purpose of Program: To support studies to evaluate the impact of 
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including 
efforts to provide a free appropriate public education to children and 
youth with disabilities, and early intervention services to infants and 
toddlers with disabilities.
    This notice supports the National Education Goals by improving 
understanding of how to enable children and youth with disabilities to 
reach higher levels of academic achievement.
    Eligible Applicants: Public or private agencies, institutions, 
organizations, and other appropriate parties.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 
82, 85, and 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR Part 

Absolute Priority--Testing the Use of An Instrument to Measure Student 
Progress (84.159H)

    The priority Testing the Use of An Instrument to Measure Student 
Progress in the notice of final priorities for this program, published 
elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, applies to this 

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR Part 86 apply to institutions of 
higher education only.

    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 24, 1996.
    Applications Available: May 7, 1996.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.
    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Available Funds: In fiscal year 1996, the Department proposes to 
allocate approximately $300,000 to support one award for the first 
twelve months of the project. In years two and three, the project will 
be level funded unless there are increases in costs attributable to 
significant changes in activity level.

    Note: The Department of Education is not bound by any estimates 
in this notice.

    For Applications and General Information Contact: Claudette Carey, 
U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Switzer 
Building, Room 3525, 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. Applications are available in 
alternative formats upon request.
    For Technical Information Contact: Susan Sanchez, U.S. Department 
of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Switzer Building, Room 
3528, Washington, D.C. 20202-2641. Telephone: (202) 205-8998. FAX: 
(202) 205-8105. Internet: Susan Sanchez@ed.gov
    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, Bulletins, 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: 20 U.S.C. 1418.

    Dated: April 26, 1996.
Howard R. Moses,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 96-11290 Filed 5-3-96; 8:45 am]