[Federal Register: July 9, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 132)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.133B]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, National 
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice Inviting 
Applications for a New Award Under the Rehabilitation Research and
Training Center Program for Fiscal Year 1997

    Purpose of Program:  Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers 
(RRTCs) conduct coordinated and advanced programs of research on 
disability and rehabilitation that will produce new knowledge that will 
improve rehabilitation methods and service delivery systems, alleviate 
or stabilize disabling conditions, and promote maximum social and 
economic independence for individuals with disabilities. RRTCs provide 
training to service providers at the pre-service, in-service training, 
undergraduate, and graduate levels to improve the quality and 
effectiveness of rehabilitation services. They also provide advanced 
research training to individuals with disabilities and those from 
minority backgrounds, engaged in research on disability and 
rehabilitation. RRTCs serve as national and regional technical 
assistance resources, and provide training for service providers, 
individuals with disabilities and families and representatives, and 
rehabilitation researchers.
    This notice supports the National Education Goal that calls for all 
Americans to possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a 
global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of 
    Eligible Applicants:  Institutions of higher education and public 
or private agencies and organizations collaborating with institutions 
of higher education, including Indian tribes and tribal organizations, 
are eligible to apply for awards under this program.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: 9/17/96.
    Application Available: 7/19/96.
    Maximum Award Amount Per Year: $500,000.

    Note: The Secretary will reject without consideration or 
evaluation any application that proposes a project funding level 
that exceeds the stated maximum award amount. (See 34 CFR 75.104(b) 
published in the Federal Register on 3/4/96 (61 FR 8454)).

    Estimated Number of Awards:  1.

    Note: The estimate of funding level and awards in this notice do 
not bind the Department of Education to a specific level of funding 
or number of grants.

    Project Period: 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations:  (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 
82, 85, 86; (b) the regulations for this program in 34 CFR Parts 350 
and 352; and (c) The priority in the notice of final priority for this 
program, as published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, 
applies to this competition.
    For Applications Contact:  William H. Whalen, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Independence Avenue SW., Switzer Building, Room 3411, 
Washington, D.C. 20202. Telephone: (202) 205-9141. Individuals who use 
a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the TDD number 
at (202) 205-8887.

For Further Information Contact: Betty Jo Berland, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Independence Avenue S.W., Switzer Building, Room 3422, 
Washington, D.C. 20202. Telephone: (202) 205-97391. Individuals who use 
a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the TDD number 
at (202) 205-5516. Internet: Betty--Jo--Berland@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:  29 U.S.C. 761a and 762.

    Dated: July 3, 1996.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 96-17457 Filed 7-8-96; 8:45 am]