[Federal Register: December 19, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 245)]
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Part IV

Department of Education

Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies; Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997; Notice

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[CFDA 84.060A]

Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies; 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose: Provides grants to support local educational agencies in 
their efforts to reform elementary and secondary school programs that 
serve Indian students in order to ensure that those programs are based 
on challenging State content standards and State student performance 
standards used for all students, and are designed to assist Indian 
students to meet those standards.
    Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies (LEAs) and certain 
schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Indian tribes under 
certain conditions.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 10, 1997. 
Applications not meeting the deadline will not be considered for 
funding in the initial allocation of awards. Applications not meeting 
the deadline may be considered for funding if the Secretary determines, 
under section 9117(d), Part A of Title IX of the 1994 amendments of the 
Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (the Act) that funds are available 
and that reallocation of those funds to those applicants would best 
assist in advancing the purposes of the program. However, the amount 
and date of an individual award, if any, made under section 9117(d) of 
the Act may not be the same to which the applicant would have been 
entitled if the application had been submitted on time.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 10, 1997.
    Applications Available: December 20, 1996.
    Available Funds: The appropriation for this program for fiscal year 
1997 is $58,000,000, which should be sufficient to fund all eligible 
    Estimated Range of Awards: $3,000 to $1,110,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $40,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1,270.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 85, and 86.

Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence 
Avenue, S.W., Portals Building--Room 4300, Washington, D.C. 20202-6335. 
Telephone: (202) 260-1683. Deaf and hearing impaired individuals may 
call the Federal Dual Party Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 (in the 
Washington, D.C. 202 area code, telephone 708-9300) between 8 a.m. and 
7 p.m., Eastern time.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7811.

    Dated: December 16, 1996.
Gerald N. Tirozzi,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 96-32269 Filed 12-18-96; 8:45 am]