[Federal Register: March 2, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 40)]
[Page 10131-10132]
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[CFDA No.: 84.132A-7]

Centers for Independent Living; Notice Inviting Applications for 
New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1999

    Purpose of Program: This program provides support for planning, 
conducting, administering, and evaluating centers for independent 
living (centers) that comply with the standards and assurances in 
section 725 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act), 
consistent with the State plan for establishing a statewide network of 
centers. Centers are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-
disability, nonresidential, private nonprofit agencies that are 
designed and operated within local communities by individuals with 
disabilities and provide an array of independent living (IL) services.
    Eligible Applicants: To be eligible to apply, an applicant must--
(a) be a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, 
nonresidential, private nonprofit agency as defined in 34 CFR 364.4(b); 
(b) have the power and authority to meet the requirements in 34 CFR 
366.2(a)(1); (c) be able to plan, conduct, administer, and evaluate a 
center for independent living consistent with the requirements of 
section 725(b) and (c) of the Act and Subparts F and G of 34 CFR Part 
366; and (d) either--(1) not currently be receiving funds under Part C 
of Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Act; or (2) propose the expansion of 
an existing center through the establishment of a separate and complete 
center (except that the governing board of the existing center may 
serve as the governing board of the new center) in a different 
geographical location. Eligibility under this competition is limited to 
entities that meet the requirements of 34 CFR 366.24 and propose to 
serve areas that are unserved or underserved in the State of North 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current grantee under this program that 
is eligible for a grant under the statute has withdrawn its 
application. Therefore, the funds are available to other applicants.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 30, 1999.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 29, 1999.
    Applications Available: March 2, 1999.
    Available Funds: $220,000 to provide independent living services in 
the State of North Carolina.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $220,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1 or 2.

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

    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, 85, and 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
parts 364 and 366.

Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3326, Switzer Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-2741. Telephone: (202) 205-9362. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the TDD 
number at (202) 205-8243.
    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 

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FOR APPLICATIONS CONTACT: The Grants and Contracts Services Team 
(GCST), U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 
3317, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2550. Telephone: (202) 
205-8351. 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. The preferred method for requesting applications is to FAX your 
request to (202) 205-8717.
    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.

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 any 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 or at 
http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html. 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. 721(c) and (e) and 796(f).

    Dated: February 24, 1999.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 99-5067 Filed 3-1-99; 8:45 am]