[Federal Register: February 26, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 38)]
[Page 8692]
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[CFDA No. 84.039D]

Library Research and Demonstration--Demonstration of a Non-Profit 
Regional Social Tolerance Resource Center Operating Tolerance Tools and 
Prejudice Reduction Programs and Multimedia Tolerance and Genocide 
Exhibits; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year
(FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: The Library Research and Demonstration Program 
provides grants to institutions of higher education and other public or 
private agencies, institutions, and organizations for research and 
demonstration programs related to the improvement of libraries, 
education in library and information science, the enhancement of 
library services through effective and efficient use of new 
technologies, and dissemination of information derived from such 
projects. For fiscal year (FY) 1997 the competition for new awards 
focuses on projects designed to meet the absolute priority specified in 
this notice.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that meet the 
definition of eligibility under the terms of 20 U.S.C. 1141(a) and 
other public or private agencies, institutions, and organizations.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 30, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 30, 1997.
    Applications Available: March 12, 1997.
    Available Funds: $1 million.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $1 million.
    Estimated Number of Awards: One.

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

    Project Period: Up to 24 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 in 34 CFR part 700.
    Absolute Priority: For fiscal year (FY) 1997 the Appropriations Act 
(P.L. 104-208) specifies that $1,000,000 shall be competitively awarded 
to a non-profit regional social tolerance resource center operating 
tolerance tools and prejudice reduction programs and multimedia 
tolerance and genocide exhibits.

    Note: The Secretary funds only applications that meet all 
elements of this priority.

    Selection Criteria: The Secretary selects from the criteria in 34 
CFR 700.30(e) to evaluate applications for new grants under this 
competition. Under 34 CFR 700.30(a), the Secretary announces in the 
application package the evaluation criteria selected for this 
competition and the maximum weight assigned to each criterion.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Chris Dunn, U.S. 
Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Room 300, 
Washington, DC 20208-5571. Telephone (202) 219-2299. 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; or 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. 1033.

    Dated: February 21, 1997.
Marshall S. Smith,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 97-4769 Filed 2-25-97; 8:45 am]