[Federal Register: November 18, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 222)]
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Part IV

Department of Education

High School Equivalency Program; College Assistance Migrant Program;

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[CFDA Nos.: 84.141A--(HEP) and CFDA No. 84.149A--(CAMP)]

High School Equivalency Program; College Assistance Migrant 

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 
(FY) 1999 for the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and the College 
Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).
    Purpose of Programs: The purpose of the HEP and CAMP programs is to 
provide grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs), or to 
private non-profit agencies working in cooperation with IHEs, to help 
migrant and seasonal farmworkers complete high school and succeed in 
postsecondary education.
    Eligible Applicants--HEP and CAMP: The Secretary invites 
applications from IHEs or from private non-profit agencies working in 
cooperation with IHEs.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 25, 1999.
    Applications Available: November 23, 1998.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 26, 1999.
    Available funds: HEP FY 1999: $9,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: HEP $150,000-$495,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: HEP $375,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: HEP 25.
    Available Funds: CAMP FY 1999: $4,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: CAMP $150,000-$450,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: CAMP $325,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: CAMP 12.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The HEP program assists migrant and seasonal 
farmworkers to obtain a general education diploma (GED) and to be 
placed in postsecondary education or training, career positions, or the 
military. By locating the programs at IHEs, migrant and seasonal 
farmworkers also have opportunities to attend cultural events, academic 
programs, and other educational and cultural activities usually not 
available to them. The CAMP program assists migrant and seasonal 
farmworkers to successfully complete the first academic year of study 
in the college or university, and provides follow-up services to help 
students continue in postsecondary education.
    Applicants should be aware that the selection criteria for awarding 
grants, and the 15 points for prior performance, have changed since the 
last grant competition. The selection criteria used to review 
applications, including the criterion for awarding points for prior 
performance, as required by the program statute are included in the 
application package.
    The Congress has appropriated $9,000,000 for HEP and $4,000,000 for 
CAMP for FY 1999, which is an increase of approximately 18% for HEP and 
92% for CAMP over the 1998 appropriation.

Applicable Regulations

    (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations 
(EDGAR) as follows:
    (1) 34 CFR Part 74 (Administration of Grants and Agreements with 
Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Nonprofit 
    (2) 34 CFR Part 75 (Direct Grant Programs).
    (3) 34 CFR Part 77 (Definitions that Apply to Department 
    (4) 34 CFR Part 79 (Intergovernmental Review of Department of 
Education Programs and Activities).
    (5) 34 CFR Part 82 (New Restrictions on Lobbying).
    (6) 34 CFR Part 85 (Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension) Non-
procurement and Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace 
    (7) 34 CFR Part 86 Drug-Free Schools and Campuses).
    (b) 34 CFR Part 206 (Special Education Programs for Students Whose 
Families are Engaged in Migrant and Other Seasonal Farmwork.
    (c) The definitions of a migratory child, a migratory agricultural 
worker and a migratory fisher contained in 34 CFR 200.40 and the 
definitions of farmwork, migrant farmworker and seasonal farmworker 
contained in 20 CFR 633.104.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain a copy of the application or 
to obtain information on the program, call or write Mary L. Suazo, U.S. 
Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 
Office of Migrant Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3E317, FOB 
6, Washington, D.C. 20202-6135. Telephone Number: (202) 260-1396. 
Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to mary__suazo@ed.gov or by FAX at 
(202) 205-0089. 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 
    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.
    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; or on the Internet Gopher Server at 
GOPHER.ED.GOV (under Announcements, Bulletins and Press Releases). 
However, the official application notice for a discretionary grant 
competition is the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070d-2.

    Dated: November 16, 1998.
Gerald N. Tirozzi,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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