[Federal Register: September 11, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 176)]
[Page 47798-47799]
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[CFDA No.: 84.129B]

Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

    Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY)
    Purpose of Program: The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program
provides financial assistance for--
    (1) Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an
academic degree in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as
identified by the Secretary;
    (2) Projects that provide a specified series of courses or program
of study leading to award of a certificate in areas of personnel
shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Secretary; and
    (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in
residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and
    Eligible Applicants: State agencies and other public or nonprofit
agencies and organizations, including Indian Tribes and institutions of
higher education, are eligible for assistance under the Rehabilitation
Long-Term Training program.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 31, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 30, 1997.
    Applications Available: September 11, 1997.
    Available Funds: $1,700,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $90,000 to $100,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $100,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 17.

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

    Maximum Award: In no case does the Secretary make an award greater

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$100,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Secretary rejects
and does not consider an application that proposes a budget exceeding
this maximum amount.
    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 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR
parts 385 and 386.


    Absolute Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) and 34 CFR 386.1(b)
the Secretary gives an absolute preference to applications that meet
the following priority. The Secretary funds under this competition only
applications that meet this absolute priority:
    Projects that would provide training in vocational rehabilitation
counseling, which the Secretary has identified as an area of personnel
    Invitational Priorities: Within the absolute priority specified in
this notice, the Secretary is particularly interested in applications
that meet one of the following invitational priorities. However, under
34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) an application that meets one of these invitational
priorities does not receive competitive or absolute preference over
other applications:

Invitational Priority 1--Master's Program

    Projects that would offer training at the master's level through
established graduate rehabilitation counseling programs that are
accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education.

Invitational Priority 2--Doctoral Program

    Projects that would offer training at the doctoral level through
established graduate rehabilitation counseling programs that are
accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education.
    For Applications Contact: The Grants and Contracts Service Team
(GCST), U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W.
(Room 3317, Switzer Building), Washington, D.C. 20202-2649; or call
(202) 205-8351. 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. The preferred method for requesting applications is to FAX your
request to (202) 205-8717.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application
package in an alternate format by contacting the GCST. However, the
Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format the standard
forms included in the application package.
    For Information Contact: Mary C. Lynch, U.S. Department of
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W. (Room 3322, Switzer Building),
Washington, D.C. 20202-2649. Telephone (202) 205-8291.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding

    Note: The official application notice for a discretionary grant
competition is the notice published in the Federal Register.

Electronic Access to This Document

    Anyone may view this document, as well as all other Department of
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or
portable document format (pdf) on the World Wide Web at either of the
following sites:


To use the pdf you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with
Search, which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you
have questions about using the pdf, call the U.S. Government Printing
Office toll free at 1-888-293-6498.
    Anyone may also view these documents in text copy only on an
electronic bulletin board of the Department. Telephone: (202) 219-1511
or, toll free, 1-800-222-4922. The documents are located under Option
G--Files/Announcements, Bulletin and Press Releases.

    Note: The official version of a document is the document
published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 774.

    Dated: September 5, 1997.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 97-24045 Filed 9-10-97; 8:45 am]