[Federal Register: July 9, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 131)]
[Page 36789]
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[CFDA No.: 84.132A-4]

Centers for Independent Living; Notice Inviting Applications for
New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

Purpose of Program

    This program provides support for planning, conducting, 
administering, and evaluating centers for independent living (centers) 
that comply with the standards and assurances in section 725 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act), consistent with the State 
plan for establishing a statewide network of centers. Centers are 
consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential, 
private nonprofit agencies that are designed and operated within local 
communities by individuals with disabilities and provide an array of 
independent living (IL) services.

Eligible Applicants

    To be eligible to apply, an applicant must be a consumer-
controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential, private 
nonprofit agency as defined in 34 CFR 364.4; have the power and 
authority to meet the requirements in 34 CFR 366.2(a)(1); be able to 
plan, conduct, administer, and evaluate a center for independent living 
consistent with the requirements of section 725 (b) and (c) of the Act 
and Subparts F and G of 34 CFR Part 366; and either--(1) not currently 
be receiving funds under Part C of Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Act; 
or (2) propose the expansion of an existing center through the 
establishment of a separate and complete center (except that the 
governing board of the existing center may serve as the governing board 
of the new center) in a different geographical location. Eligibility 
under this competition is limited to entities that meet the 
requirements of 34 CFR 366.24 and propose to serve areas that are 
unserved or underserved in the States and territories listed under 
Available Funds.
    Supplementary Information: The current grantee under this program 
that is eligible for a grant under the statute has withdrawn its 
application. Therefore, the funds are available to other applicants.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 15, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 29, 1997.
    Applications Available: July 9, 1997.
    Available Funds: $431,691 as distributed in the following manner:
    South Carolina $431,691.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-431,691.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1-4 per eligible State.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, and 96; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
Parts 364 and 366.
    For Applications or Further Information Contact: John Nelson, U.S. 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 3326 
Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2741. Telephone (202) 205-
9362. 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 
    Information about the Department's funding opportunities, including 
copies of application notices for discretionary grant competitions, can 
be downloaded from the Rehabilitation Services Administration's 
electronic bulletin board, telephone (202) 205-5574 (2400 bps) and 
(202) 205-9950 (9600 bps) or from the World Wide Web (at http://
www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/RSA/rsakits.html); and 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 this competition is the notice published in the 
Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 721 (c) and (e) and 796(f).

    Dated: July 2, 1997.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 97-17802 Filed 7-8-97; 8:45 am]