[Federal Register: November 12, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 219)]
[Page 58047-58048]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[CFDA No.: 84.132A]

Centers for Independent Living; Notice Inviting Applications for 
New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: This program provides support for planning, 
conducting, administering, and evaluating centers for independent 
living (centers) that comply with the standards and assurances in 
section 725 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, 
consistent with the State plan for establishing a statewide network of 
centers. Centers are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-
disability, nonresidential, private nonprofit agencies that are 
designed and operated within local communities by individuals with 
disabilities and provide an array of independent living (IL) services.
    Eligible Applicants: To be eligible to apply, an applicant must be 
a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, 
nonresidential, private nonprofit agency as defined in 34 CFR 364.4; 
have the power and authority to meet the requirements in 34 CFR 
366.2(a)(1); be able to plan, conduct, administer, and evaluate a 
center for independent living consistent with the requirements of 
Section 725 (b) and (c) of the Act and Subparts F and G of 34 CFR Part 
366; and either--(1) not currently be receiving funds under Part C of 
Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Act; or (2) propose the expansion of an 
existing center through the establishment of a separate and complete 
center (except that the governing board of the existing center may 
serve as the governing board of the new center) in a different 
geographical location. Eligibility under this competition is limited to 
entities that meet the requirements of 34 CFR 366.24 and propose to 
serve areas that are unserved or underserved in the States and 
territories listed under AVAILABLE FUNDS.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 7, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 6, 1997.

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    Applications Available: November 22, 1996.
    Available Funds: $563,666 as distributed in the following manner:

American Samoa  $154,046
California  $152,668
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands  $52,049
Delaware  $49,485
Florida  $64,995
Guam  $52,049
Illinois  $38,374

    Estimated Range of Awards: $38,374 to $154,046.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1 per eligible State or territory; 
possibly 2 in California.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, and 86; and (b). The regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
Parts 364 and 366.
    For Applications or Further Information Contact: John Nelson, U.S. 
Department of Education, 600 Independence, S.W., Room 3326 Switzer 
Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2741. Telephone (202) 205-9362. 
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 downloaded from the Rehabilitation Services Administration's 
electronic bulletin board, telephone (202) 205-5574 (2400 bps) and 
(202) 205-9950 (9600 bps); and 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 this competition is the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 721 (c) and (e) and 796(f).

    Dated: November 4, 1996.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 96-28857 Filed 11-8-96; 8:45 am]