[Federal Register: September 22, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 183)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.264A]

Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998

    Purpose Of Program: To support cooperative agreements for training 
centers that serve either a Federal region or another geographic area 
and provide a broad, integrated sequence of training activities 
throughout a multi-State geographical area.
    Eligible Applicants: State and public or nonprofit agencies and 
organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of higher 
    Deadline For Transmittal Of Applications: November 14, 1997.
    Deadline For Intergovernmental Review: January 13, 1998.
    Applications Available: September 22, 1997.
    Available Funds: $2,903,732.
    Estimated Range Of Awards: $318,612--$525,900.
    Maximum Awards By Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) 
Region: In no case does the Secretary make an initial award greater 
than the amount listed for each of the following RSA regions for a 
single budget period of 12 months. The Secretary rejects and does not 
consider an application that proposes a budget exceeding this amount.
    Maximum Level Of Awards By RSA Region:

Region II--$439,800
Region III--$525,900
Region VI--$505,300
Region VII--$348,500
Region VIII--$318,612
Region IX--$428,500
Region X--$337,120

    Note: Applicants should apply for level funding for each project 
year. Also, applicants are subject to a four percent cost-share 
requirement on awards.

    Estimated Number Of Awards: 7.

    Note: Applications are invited for the provision of training for 
Department of Education Regions II, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X 
only. The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

    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, and 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
Parts 385 and 389.

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR Part 79 apply to all applicants 
except federally recognized Indian tribes.
    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR Part 86 apply to institutions of 
higher education only.

    The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992, enacted October 29, 
1992, also applies. Specifically note that under section 21(b)(6) of 
the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, applicants are required to 
demonstrate how they will address, in whole or in part, the needs of 
individuals with disabilities from minority backgrounds.
    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. 20202-2550. Telephone: 
(202) 205-8351. The preferred method for requesting applications 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 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 Further Information Contact: Ellen Chesley, U.S. Department of 
Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., room 3318 Switzer Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-2649. Telephone: (202) 205-9481.
    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 

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

    Dated: September 17, 1997.
Howard R. Moses,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 97-25110 Filed 9-19-97; 8:45 am]