[Federal Register: July 15, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 135)]
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Part V

Department of Education

Notices Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1999: 
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program; Upward Bound 
and Upward Bound Math/Science Programs; Notice

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[CFDA NO: 84.217]

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 
1999--Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

    Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide grants for 
higher education institutions to prepare low-income, first generation 
college students, and students from groups underrepresented in graduate 
education, for doctoral study.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education and 
combinations of those institutions.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 2, 1998.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 31, 1998.
    Applications Available: August 1, 1998.
    Supplementary Information: The Department is publishing this notice 
at this time to give potential applicants adequate time to prepare 
their applications even though the Congress has not yet reauthorized 
the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program or 
appropriated money to fund new awards under this program. The 
Department anticipates that the program will be reauthorized and that 
the reauthorized program will be virtually unchanged from the current 
program. In addition, the Department anticipates that funds will be 
appropriated to funds new awards. However, if legislative changes are 
made that materially affect the grant award process or the operation of 
grant projects, the Department will provide additional time for 
applicants to amend their applications to reflect these changes.
    Currently, there are Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement 
Program grants that expire in Fiscal Year 1999 and Fiscal Year 2000. 
However, to receive a new four or five year grant, applicants, 
including those that have five year grants that expire in Fiscal Year 
2000, must submit an application under this funding competition.
    Grantees whose grants expire in Fiscal Year 2000: If such a grantee 
is successful under this competition, its new award will begin when its 
existing grant expires, i.e., October 1, 2000.
    Available Funds: The estimated amount of funds available for this 
program is based in part on the President's 1999 budget.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $190,000-$285,000 per year.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $215,000 per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 109.
    Note: The Department is not bound by any of the estimates in this 
    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Part 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, and 86; (b) The regulations governing the Ronald E. McNair 
Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program in 34 CFR Part 647.
    For Further Information Contact: Eileen S. Bland, Federal TRIO 
Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, 
The Portals Building, Suite 600D, Washington, D.C. 20202-5249. 
Telephone number: (202) 708-4804 or by Internet to TRIO@ed.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Services (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
    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 
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format, also, by contacting that person. 
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format 
the standards forms included in the application package.

Technical Assistance Workshops

    The Department of Education will conduct 11 technical assistance 
workshops for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement 
Program. At these workshops, Department of Education staff will assist 
prospective applicants in developing proposals and will provide budget 
information regarding these programs. The technical assistance 
workshops will be held as follows:

University of Massachusetts/Boston, Media          August 11, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                         
 Auditorium, Lower Level, Healy Library, 100                                                                    
 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts 02125,                                                                  
 Contact: James McCarthy, (617) 287-5845.                                                                       
Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus,      August 11, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                         
 Room 3210 / Bldg. # 3 2nd Floor, Chapman                                                                       
 Conference Center, 300 N.E. Second Avenue,                                                                     
 Miami, Florida 33132, Contact: Bernice O.                                                                      
 Belcher, (305) 237-0940.                                                                                       
Arizona State University, Business College-12 C    August 11, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                         
 Wing, Room 316, Tempe, Arizona 85287, Contact:                                                                 
 Irvin Coin, (602) 965-6483.                                                                                    
John Jay College, 445 West 59th Street, Room       August 13, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                         
 1524, New York, New York 10019, Contact: Karen                                                                 
 Delucca, (212) 237-8280.                                                                                       
Saint Mary's University, University Center,        August 13,1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                          
 Conference Room A, One Camino Santa Maria                                                                      
 Street, San Antonio, Texas 78228-8500, Contact:                                                                
 Jackie Dansby-Edwards, (210) 436-3206.                                                                         
California State University/Los Angeles, 5151      August 13, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                         
 State University Drive, University Student                                                                     
 Union, Glendale Room, Los Angeles, California                                                                  
 90032, Contact: David Godoy (213)343-3103.                                                                     
University of Utah, Engineering and Mines          August 18, 1998 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                          
 Classroom Bldg., Room 102 Lecture Hall, Salt                                                                   
 Lake City, Utah 84112, Contact: Kathryn Felker,                                                                
 (801) 581-7188.                                                                                                
University of Missouri/Kansas City, University     August 18, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                         
 Center, Pearson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes, Kansas                                                                
 City, Missouri 64110, Contact: Linda Carter,                                                                   
 (816) 235-1163.                                                                                                
Universidad Central De Bayamon, P.O. Box 1725,     August 18, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                         
 Caya Avenue, Caya Verde Sector, Hato Tejas,                                                                    
 Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00959, Contact: Leonor                                                                    
 Aviles Cordero, (787) 786-3030.                                                                                
University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East   August 20, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                         
 59th St., Chicago, Illinois 60637, Contact:                                                                    
 Terhonda Palacios, (773) 702-8288.                                                                             
GSA Auditorium, ROB #3, 7th and D Street, S.W.,    August 25, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.                         
 Washington, D.C. 20202, Contact: Federal TRIO                                                                  
 Program Staff, (202) 708-4804.                                                                                 

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-11 and 1070a-15.

    Dated: July 10, 1998.
Maureen A. McLaughlin,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 98-18871 Filed 7-14-98; 8:45 am]