[Federal Register: November 19, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 223)]
[Page 64248-64249]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[CFDA No.: 84.060A]

Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 
(FY) 1999.


    Purpose: Provides grants to support local educational agencies in 
their efforts to reform elementary and secondary school programs that 
serve Indian students in order to ensure that such programs are based 
on challenging State content standards and State student performance 
standards used for all students, and are designed to assist Indian 
students to meet those standards.
    Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies (LEAs) and certain 
schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Indian tribes under 
certain conditions.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 1, 1999. 
Applications not meeting the deadline will not be considered for 
funding in the initial allocation of awards. Applications not meeting 
the deadline may be considered for funding if the Secretary determines, 
under section 9117(d) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
1965 (the Act) that funds are available and that reallocation of those 
funds to those applicants would best assist in advancing the purposes 
of the program. However, the amount and date of an individual award, if 
any, made under section 9117(d) of the Act may not be the same to which 
the applicant would have been entitled if the application had been 
submitted on time.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 5, 1999.
    Applications Available: December 1, 1998.
    Available Funds: $62,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $3,000 to $1,400,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $49,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1,474.

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

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    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 85, and 86.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Cathie Martin, Office of 
Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, 
SW, Room 3W115, Washington, DC 20202-6335. Telephone: (202) 260-1683. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deal (TDD) may 
call the Federal 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 this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request of 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 standard forms included in the application package.

Electronic Access to This Document

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


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 this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7811.

    Dated: November 13, 1998.
Gerald N. Tirozzi,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 98-30908 Filed 11-18-98; 8:45 am]