[Federal Register: February 24, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 36)]
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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 that focus on meeting 
recurrent and common training needs of employed rehabilitation 
    Eligible Applicants: State and public or nonprofit agencies and 
organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of higher 
    Supplementary Information: On September 22, 1997, the Secretary 
published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications for 
Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs. The two applications 
submitted from Region VII, and the one application submitted from 
Region X, were found unacceptable. The Secretary believes that by 
reannouncing the competition in Region VII and Region X, acceptable 
applications will be submitted.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 10, 1998.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 9, 1998.
    Applications Available: February 24, 1998.
    Available Funds: $685,620.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $318,612-$348,500.
    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 VII--$348,500
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: 2.

    Note: Applications are invited for the provision of training for 
Department of Education Regions VII 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.

    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

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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 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 
    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, Bulletins 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: February 18, 1998.
Howard R. Moses,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 98-4578 Filed 2-23-98; 8:45 am]