[Federal Register: June 12, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 113)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.128J]

Projects for Initiating Recreational Programs for Individuals 
With Disabilities

ACTION: Notice Inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 
(FY) 1998.


    Purpose of Program: To provide grants for initiating recreational 
programs providing individuals with disabilities recreational 
activities and related experiences that can be expected to aid in their 
employment, mobility, socialization, independence, and community 
integration. To the maximum extent possible, these programs and 
activities are to be provided in settings with peers who are not 
individuals with disabilities.
    Eligible Applicants: States, other public agencies (including 
federally recognized Indian tribal governments), and nonprofit private 
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 30, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: November 29, 1997.
    Applications Available: July 1, 1997.
    Available Funds: $1,092,179.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $110,000--$140,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $114,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 9.

    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.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, the Secretary uses selection criteria chosen 
from the general selection criteria in Sec. 75.210 of EDGAR. The 
selection criteria to be used for this competition will be provided in 
the application package for this competition.
    For Information Contact: Mary Winkler-Chambers, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 3322, Switzer Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202. Telephone (202) 205-8435.
    For Applications Contact: The Grants and Contracts Service Team, 
U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 3317, 
Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2641. Telephone: (202) 205-
8351. The preferred method for requesting application packages is to 
FAX your request to (202) 205-8717. 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. Individuals with 
disabilities may obtain a copy of this notice in an alternate format 
(e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) by 
contacting the Department as previously listed.
    Information about the Department's funding opportunities, including 
copies of applications 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. 777b.

    Dated: June 6, 1997.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 97-15392 Filed 6-11-97; 8:45 am]