[Federal Register: April 3, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 64)]
[Page 15880-15881]
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[CFDA No.: 84.255A]

Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners Program; Notice 
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: The Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners 
Program provides financial assistance for establishing and operating 
programs designed to reduce recidivism through the development and 
improvement of life skills necessary for reintegration of adult 
prisoners into society.
    Eligible Applicants: A State correctional agency, local 
correctional agency, State correctional education agency, or local 
correctional education agency is eligible for a grant under this 
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 19, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 18, 1997.
    Available Funds: $4,439,620 for the first 12 months. Funding for 
the second and third years is subject to availability of funds and the 
approval of continuation. (See 34 CFR 75.253).
    Estimated Number of Awards: 10-15.
    Estimated Size of Awards: $300,000--$450,000.

    Note: These estimates are projections for the guidance of 
potential applicants. The Department is not bound by any estimates 
in this notice.

    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.
    Invitational Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1), the Secretary is 
particularly interested in applications that demonstrate ways in which 
eligible entities and the private sector can work together effectively 
to assist students who are criminal offenders under the supervision of 
the justice system to attain the life skills they need to make a 
successful transition from correctional education programs to 
productive employment including--(a) Work experience or apprenticeship 
programs; (b) Transitional worksite job training for students that is 
related to their occupational goals and closely linked to

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classroom and laboratory instruction provided by an eligible recipient; 
(c) Placement services in occupations that the students are preparing 
to enter; (d) If practical, projects that will benefit the public, such 
as the rehabilitation of public schools or housing in inner cities or 
economically depressed rural areas; or (e) Employment-based learning 
programs. An application that meets the invitational priority does not 
receive competitive or absolute preference over other applications.
    Selection Criteria: The Secretary will use the following selection 
criteria in 34 CFR 490.21 to evaluate applications under this 
competition. The program regulations in 34 CFR 490.20(b) provide that 
the Secretary may award up to 100 points for these criteria, including 
a reserved 15 points. The maximum score for all of the selection 
criteria is 100 points. The maximum score for each criterion is 
indicated in parentheses:
    (a) Program factors (25 points).
    (b) Educational significance (20 points).
    (c) Plan of operation (15 points).
    (d) Evaluation plan (15 points).
    (e) Demonstration and dissemination (10 points).
    (f) Key personnel (5 points).
    (g) Budget and cost effectiveness (5 points).
    (h) Adequacy of resources and commitment (5 points).
    For Applications or Information Contact: Lillian Logan, U.S. 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Switzer 4529, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-7242. Telephone (202) 205-5621. 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.ED.GOV (under Announcements, Bulletins, and Press Releases); or 
on the World Wide Web (at http://www.ed.gov/money.html). However, the 
official application notice for a discretionary grant competition is 
the notice published in the Federal Register.

Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1211-2.

    Dated: March 31, 1997.
Patricia W. McNeil,
Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education.
[FR Doc. 97-8539 Filed 4-2-97; 8:45 am]