[Federal Register: May 20, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 97)]
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Part III

Department of Education

Office of Postsecondary Education; Federal TRIO Programs--TRIO
Dissemination Partnership Program; Inviting Applications for New Awards 
for Fiscal Year (FY) 1999; Notice

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[CFDA No. 84.344]

Office of Postsecondary Education; Federal TRIO Programs--TRIO 
Dissemination Partnership Program; Inviting Applications for New Awards 
for Fiscal Year (FY) 1999

    Purpose of Program: The TRIO Dissemination Partnership Program 
provides grants to enable TRIO projects to work with other institutions 
and agencies that are serving low-income and first-generation college 
students but that do not have TRIO grants. The purpose of the grants is 
to replicate or adapt successful TRIO program components, practices, 
strategies, and activities at institutions and agencies that do not 
have a Federally-funded TRIO project. For fiscal year (FY) 1999, we 
encourage applicants to design projects that focus on the invitational 
priorities summarized in the Priorities section of this application 
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education or other 
private and public institutions and organizations that are carrying out 
a Federal TRIO project prior to the date of enactment of the Higher 
Education Amendments of 1998 (October 7, 1998).
    Applications Available: June 14, 1999.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 6, 1999.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 7, 1999.
    Available Funds: $2,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $130,000 to $200,000 for Year 1 of the 
project period.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $160,000.
    Maximum Award: The Secretary will reject, without consideration or 
evaluation, an application that proposes a budget exceeding $200,000 
for the first budget period of 12 months. The Secretary may change the 
maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal Register.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 10-15.
    Project Period: Up to 36 months.

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

    Page Limit: Part III of the application, the application narrative, 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria used by 
reviewers in evaluating the application. You must limit Part III to the 
equivalent of no more than 75 pages, using the following standards:
    (1) A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only with 1'' margins 
at the top, bottom, and both sides.
    (2) You must double space (no more than three lines per vertical 
inch) all text in the application narrative, including titles, 
headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as 
all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
    If you use a proportional computer font, you may not use a font 
smaller than a 12-point font or an average character density greater 
than 18 characters per inch. If you use a nonproportional font or a 
typewriter, you may not use more than 12 characters per inch.
    The page limit does not apply to Part I, the cover sheet; Part II, 
the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; Part 
IV, the assurances and certifications; or the one-page abstract, the 
resumes, the bibliography, or the letters of support. However, you must 
include all of the application narrative in Part III. If, in order to 
meet the page limit, you use print size, spacing, or margins smaller 
than the standards specified in this notice, we will not review your 
application or consider your application for funding.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, and 86.

Invitational Priorities

    The Secretary is particularly interested in applications that meet 
one or more of the invitational priorities in the next five paragraphs. 
However, an application that meets one or more of the invitational 
priorities does not receive competitive or absolute preference over 
other applications (34 CFR 75.105(c)(1)).

Invitational Priority 1--Effective Use of Educational Technology

    Projects designed to share effective strategies for using 
technology in a variety of ways, including innovative technology-based 
instructional programs; use of technology to provide better access to 
educational opportunities; and technology-based programs to equip 
disadvantaged students with the knowledge and skills to compete for 
jobs in the emerging world economy that require the use of new and 
sophisticated technologies.

Invitational Priority 2--Business and Community Partnerships and K-12 

    Projects to assist communities with large numbers of low-income, 
first generation college students develop effective business and 
community partnerships and K-12 collaborations.

Invitational Priority 3--Program Evaluation and Assessments of Student 

    Projects to assist institutions and agencies in using or adapting 
successful strategies for operating performance-based programs.

Invitational Priority 4--Access, Retention, and College Completion

    Projects to assist institutions and agencies that do not have TRIO 
grants in replicating or adapting effective access and retention 
strategies for low-income, first-generation and disabled students.

Invitational Priority 5-- Increased Participation of Underrepresented 
Groups in Graduate Study

    Projects designed to share successful TRIO strategies for 
increasing the access, retention, and completion rates of low-income 
and minority students in graduate study.
For Further Information or Applications: Frances Bergeron or Linda 
Byrd-Johnson, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, 
the Portals Building, Room 600D, Washington, DC 20202-5249. Telephone 
(202) 708-4804. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to either contact person listed in the preceding 
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format, also, by contacting either of those 
persons. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an 
alternate format the standard forms included in the application 
    Technical Assistance Workshops: The Department of Education will 
conduct four technical assistance workshops for the TRIO Dissemination 
Partnership 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:
    1. June 25, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Departmental Auditorium (1st Floor 
Main Lobby), Room 1C100, Federal Office Building #6, Washington, D.C. 
20202. Contacts: Frances Bergeron or Linda Byrd-Johnson at (202) 708-

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    2. June 28, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Chicago State University, 
9501 So. Martin Luther King Drive, Student Union Building, Conference 
Rooms A, B, and C, Chicago, IL. 60628-1598. Contact: Ms. Patricia 
George at (773) 995-3864.
    3. June 30, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., University of California, 
Los Angeles, 480 Charles Young Drive, College of Letters and Science, 
UCLA Faculty Center, California Room, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Contact: 
Mr. Masai Minters at (310) 206-1563.
    4. June 30, 1999, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Atlanta Metropolitan 
College, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Academic Building 500, Room A 
210, Atlanta, GA. 30310. Contact: Mr. Bobby Olive at (404) 756-4058.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Technical Assistance 

    The technical assistance workshop sites are accessible to 
individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or 
service to participate in the workshop (e.g., interpreting service, 
assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), 
notify either one of the contact persons listed in this notice at least 
two weeks before the scheduled workshop date. Although we will attempt 
to meet a request we receive after that date, we may not be able to 
make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of 
insufficient time to arrange it.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-18.

    Dated: May 14, 1999.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-12684 Filed 5-19-99; 8:45 am]