[Federal Register: January 8, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 5)]
[Page 1182-1183]
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[CFDA No.: 84.004D]

Desegregation of Public Education-Equity Assistance Center (EAC) 
Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 1999

    Purpose of Program: To award grants (cooperative agreements) to 
operate regional equity assistance centers to enable them to provide 
technical assistance and training, at the request of school boards and 
other responsible governmental agencies, on issues related to equity in 
education on the basis of race, gender, and national origin.
    Eligible Applicants: A public agency (other than a State 
educational agency or a school board) or private, non-profit 
    Deadline Date for Transmittal of Applications: March 1, 1999.
    Deadline Date for Intergovernmental Review: April 30, 1999.
    Applications Available: January 12, 1999.
    Available Funds: $7,344,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $300,000 to $1,000,000 per year.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $730,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 10.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General. 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85 and 86; except that 34 CFR 75.232 does not apply to grants 
under 34 CFR Part 272; and (b) the regulations for this program in 34 
CFR Part 270 and 272.


Invitational Priorities

    While applicants may propose any project within the scope of 34 CFR 
272.10, the Equity (Desegregation) Assistance Center Program 
Regulations, pursuant to 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) the Secretary is 
particularly interested in applications that meet one or more of the 
following invitational priorities. However, an application that meets 
one or more of the invitational priorities does not receive competitive 
or absolute preference over the other applicants.
    Invitational Priority 1--Projects that will give priority to 
assisting public school districts that have been released from 
mandatory desegregation plans and that are seeking ways to maintain or 
advance the voluntary desegregation of their schools.
    Invitational Priority 2--Projects that will give priority to 
assisting public school districts that promote equity in education by 
providing opportunities for students to learn how to interact in 
positive ways with students who are different from themselves, and to 
overcome racial and ethnic prejudices.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Sandra Shever Brown, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3C122, 
Washington, DC 20202-6140. Telephone (202) 260-2638. 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 this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request from 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 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 any 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

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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: 42 U.S.C. 2000c-2000c-2, 2000c-5.

    Dated: January 5, 1999.
Gerald N. Tirozzi,
Assistant Secretary, Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-422 Filed 1-7-99; 8:45 am]