[Federal Register: May 14, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 94)]
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[CFDA No. 84.163A]

Office of Educational Research and Improvement--Library Services 
to Indian Tribes and Hawaiian Natives Program--Basic Grants (Library 
Services and Construction Act, Title IV); Notice Inviting Applications 
for New Awards for Fiscal Year 1996

    Purpose of Program: Provides noncompetitive basic grants to 
eligible Indian tribes and to eligible Hawaiian native organizations to 
establish or improve public library services for Indian tribes and 
Hawaiian natives.
    Eligible Applicants: (a) Indian tribes recognized by the Secretary 
of the Interior to be eligible for the special programs and services 
provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as 
Indians; (b) Alaska Native villages or regional or village corporations 
as defined in or established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement 
Act; however, two or more Alaska Native villages, regional 
corporations, or village corporations may not receive basic grant 
allocations to serve the same population; and (c) Organizations 
primarily serving and representing Hawaiian natives and recognized by 
the Governor of Hawaii.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: 7/15/96.
    Applications Available: 6/3/96.
    Estimated Available Funds: $950,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $4,524.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 210.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Project Period: 12 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The regulations for this program in 34 
CFR Part 771; and (b) the Education Department General Administrative 
Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74 and 82 (for grants to Hawaiian 
native organizations); 80 (for grants to Indian tribes); 75, 77, 81 and 
85 (for grants to both Hawaiian natives and Indian tribes).
    For Applications or Information Contact: Kathy Price, U.S. 
Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Room 300, 
Washington, DC 20208-5571. Telephone: (202) 219-1670.
    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 Friday.
    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; or on the Internet Gopher Server at 
GOPHER.ED.GOV (under Announcements, Bulletins and Press Releases) or on 
the WWW server at http://www.ed.gov/ (under Money Matters, Funding 
Opportunities). However, the official application notice for a 
discretionary grant competition is the notice published in the Federal 

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 351c(c)(2), 361(d), 364.

    Dated: May 7, 1996.
Sharon P. Robinson,
Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 96-11829 Filed 5-13-96; 8:45 am]