[Federal Register: August 14, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 158)]
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Part IV

Department of Education


Inviting Individuals To Serve as Field Readers for the Student Support 
Services Grant Application Competition and Applications for New Awards 
for Fiscal Year 1997; Notices

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[CFDA No.: 84.042]

Student Support Services Program; Notice Inviting Applications 
for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: Provides grants to institutions of higher 
education for projects offering support services to low-income, first 
generation, or disabled college students. These support services should 
increase their retention and graduation rates, facilitate their 
transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an 
institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first 
generation college students and students with disabilities. The Student 
Support Services Program increases the number of disadvantaged students 
in the United States who successfully complete a program of study at 
the postsecondary level of education.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education and 
combinations of institutions of higher education.
    Supplementary Information: Applicants must address the changes in 
the Student Support Services program included in the final regulations 
published in the Federal Register on July 24, 1996 (61 FR 38534). In 
general, the grantee selection criteria have been modified with 
particular emphasis on the sections relevant to Need, Plan of 
Operation, Evaluation and Prior Experience. The final regulations will 
be included in the application package made available by the 
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 29, 1996.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 30, 1996.
    Applications Available: August 28, 1996.
    Available Funds: The Congress has not yet enacted a fiscal year 
1997 appropriation for the Department of Education. However, the 
Department is publishing this notice in order to give potential 
applicants adequate time to prepare applications. The estimated amount 
of funds available for this program is based in part on the President's 
1997 budget and in part on the level of funding available for fiscal 
year 1996.

    Note: Currently funded Student Support Services grantees with 
five year awards expiring August 31, 1998 must submit an application 
during this competition to be considered for a new award under the 
fiscal year 1997 funding cycle. The project start date for new 
grants awarded to current five-year grantees who are successful 
applicants under this competition will be September 1, 1998.

    Estimated Range of Awards: $170,000-300,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Award: $215,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 705-750.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85 and 86; and (b) the regulations for this program in 34 CFR Part 646, 
as published in the Federal Register on July 24, 1996 (61 FR 38534).
    Technical Assistance Workshops: The Department of Education will 
conduct twelve technical assistance workshops to assist prospective 
applicants in developing proposals for the Student Support Services 
Program. The technical assistance workshops will be held as follows:
Saturday, September 7, 1996, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC, Julia Tower, 
(202) 347-7430
Tuesday, September 17, 1996, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago, 
Illinois 60637, Terhonda Palacios, (312) 702-8288
Metropolitan State College, Tivoli Union, Turnhall Room 250, 900 
Auraria Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80217, Gloria Ortega, (303) 556-3484
University of Hawaii/Manoa, Campus Center Ballroom, 1755A Pope Road, 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2337, Melvin Yoshimoto, (808) 956-8402
Thursday, September 19, 1996, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
University of North Carolina/Charlotte, Cone Center, Rm. 210, 9201 
University City Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001, Marcia 
Willis, (704) 547-2851/2924
Caribbean University, Hostos Building/4th Floor Conf. Rm., Rt. 167 
Kilom Forest Hills, Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00960, Lillian Matos-Freyes, 
(809) 780-0070 x423
Friday, September 20, 1996, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Seattle Central Community College, 3212 Lecture Hall, 1701 Broadway, 
Seattle, Washington 98122, Joan Ray, (206) 587-5466
University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, 
California 94117-1080, Janice Cook, (415) 666-6476
Tuesday, September 24, 1996, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
University of Massachusetts, 100 Morrisey Boulevard, Boston, 
Massachusetts 02125, Charles Diggs, (617) 287-5870
Thursday, September 26, 1996, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fordham University, TRIO Program, SMH 301, Bronx, New York 10458, 
Elliott Palais, (718) 817-4821
Friday, September 27, 1996, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
University Center at Tulsa, Room 150, 700 N. Greenwood, Tulsa, OK 
74106, Matthew Taylor, (214) 767-3811
Monday, September 30, 1996, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saint Mary's University, University Center, Conference Room A, Camino 
Santa Maria Street, San Antonio, Texas 78228-8500, Jackie Dansby-
Edwards, (210) 436-3206
    For Applications or Further Information Contact: Virginia A. Mason, 
Division of Student Services, U.S. Department of Education, 600 
Independence Avenue, S.W., The Portals Building, Suite 600D, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-5249. Telephone: (202) 708-4804 or by Internet 
to TRIO@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Services (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://
gcs.ed.gov/); or on the World Wide Web (at http://gcs.ed.gov). However, 
the official application notice for a discretionary grant competition 
is the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-11 and 1070a.

    Dated: August 9, 1996.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 96-20750 Filed 8-13-96; 8:45 am]