[Federal Register: January 13, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 8)]
[Page 1739-1740]
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[CFDA No. 84.031A, CFDA No. 84.031G]

Extension of Closing Date for Receipt of Applications for 
Designation as an Eligible Institution for Fiscal Year 1997 for the 
Strengthening Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and 
Endowment Challenge Grant Programs

    On November 27, 1996, a notice was published in the Federal 
Register (61 FR 60264-60265) that established closing dates for 
transmittal of applications for the FY 1997 designation of eligible 
institutions for the Strengthening Institutions, HSI, and Endowment 
Challenge grant programs. The purpose of this notice is to extend the 
closing dates for transmittal of applications. This action is taken as 
a result of the unavailability of applications until January 24, 1997.
    The closing date for early applications is extended from February 
13, 1997 to February 24, 1997. For applications submitted by February 
24, 1997, the Department will notify the applicant of its eligibility 
status by March 31, 1997. Any of these applicants that believes it 
failed to be designated as an eligible institution because of errors in 
its application or insufficient information in its waiver request may 
submit an amended application to the Department no later than April 30, 
    The final closing date for all initial applications is extended 
from March 13, 1997 to March 26, 1997.

Team I, Institutional Development and Undergraduate Education Service, 
U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., (Suite CY-
80, Portals Building), Washington, D.C. 20202-5335. Telephone: (202) 
708-8857 or 708-8839. 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-

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 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.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1057, 1059c and 1065a.

    Dated: January 7, 1997.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 97-735 Filed 1-10-97; 8:45 am]