[Federal Register: February 13, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 30)]
[Page 6764]
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[CFDA NO.: 84.275B]

Partnership Training, Technical Assistance; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: To provide technical assistance to grantees 
that receive funding for projects funded under section 302(e)(1) of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act).
    Eligible Applicants: States, public or nonprofit private agencies 
and organizations, and institutions of higher education not receiving 
financial assistance under section 302(e)(1) of the Act.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 11, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 10, 1997.
    Applications Available: February 18, 1997.
    Available Funds: $100,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $75,000--$100,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $100,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, and 86.
    Statutory Requirements: The statutory requirements in section 
302(e) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, apply to this 
    In accordance with section 302(e)(4) of the Act, the award made 
under this competition must be used for the purpose of providing 
technical assistance to States or entities receiving grants under a 
separate competition of the Partnership Training program, which was 
announced in the Federal Register on February 3, 1997 (62 FR 4988). The 
award for this competition will be made in the form of a cooperative 
agreement with an entity that has successfully demonstrated the 
capacity and expertise in the education, training, and retention of 
employees to serve individuals with disabilities through the use of 
consortia or partnerships established for the purpose of retraining the 
existing work force and providing opportunities for career enhancement.
    For Applications: To request an application package, please write 
to U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 
3038 Switzer Building, Washington, D.C., 20202-2649, Attention Joyce R. 
Jones; or call (202) 205-8351.
    For Information Contact: Dr. Beverly Brightly, U.S. Department of 
Education, Room 3322, Switzer Building, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20202-2649. Telephone: (202) 205-9561. 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) 260-9950; 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: 29 U.S.C. 774.

    Dated: February 10, 1997.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 97-3613 Filed 2-12-97; 8:45 am]