[Federal Register: July 14, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 134)]
[Page 37650-37651]
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[CFDA No.: 84.133B]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; National 
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice Inviting 
Applications Under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center 
(RRTC) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: RRTCs conduct coordinated and advanced programs 
of research on disability and rehabilitation that will produce new 
knowledge that will improve rehabilitation methods and service delivery 
systems, alleviate or stabilize disabling conditions, and promote 
maximum social and economic independence for individuals with 
disabilities. RRTCs provide training to service providers at the pre-
service, in-service training, undergraduate, and graduate levels, to 
improve the quality and effectiveness of rehabilitation services. They 
also provide advanced research training to individuals with 
disabilities and those from minority backgrounds, engaged in research 
on disability and rehabilitation. RRTCs serve as national and regional 
technical assistance resources, and provide training for service 
providers, individuals with disabilities and families and 
representatives, and rehabilitation researchers.
    The final priority for this award, entitled ``Medical 
Rehabilitation Services and Outcomes,'' is published in this issue of 
the Federal Register. Potential applicants should consult the statement 
of the final priority published in this issue to ascertain the 
substantive requirements for their application.
    This program supports the National Education Goal that calls for 
all Americans to possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete 
in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of 
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education and public or 
private agencies and organizations collaborating with institutions of 
higher education, including Indian tribes and tribal organizations, are 
eligible to apply for awards under this program.
    Applications Available: July 15, 1997.
    Application Deadline: August 28, 1997.
    Maximum Award Amount Per Year: $950,000.

    Notes: The Secretary will reject without consideration or 
evaluation any application that proposes a project funding level 
that exceeds the stated maximum award amount per year (See 34 CFR 
75.104(b)). The

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maximum award amount per year includes direct and indirect costs.

    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

    Note: The estimates of funding levels and awards in this notice 
do not bind the Department of Education to a specific level of 
funding or number of grants.

    Project Period: 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 78, 80, 
81, 82, 85, 86; (b) the regulations for this program in 34 CFR Parts 
350 and 352; and (c) the notice of final priority published elsewhere 
in this issue of the Federal Register.
    For Applications Contact: The Grants and Contracts Service Team, 
Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue SW., Switzer Building, 
Room 3317, Washington, DC 20202, or call (202) 205-8207. Individuals 
who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the TDD 
number at (202) 205-9860. The preferred method for requesting 
information is to FAX your request to (202) 205-8717.
    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. 760-762.

    Dated: July 9, 1997.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 97-18419 Filed 7-11-97; 8:45 am]