[Federal Register: June 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 104)]
[Page 29529-29530]
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[CFDA No.: 84.133A-14]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; National 
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Inviting 
Applications for a New Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project 
for Fiscal Year 1999

SUMMARY: This notice provides closing dates and other information 
regarding the transmittal of applications for fiscal year 1999 
competition under the National Institute on Disability and 
Rehabilitation Research--Disability and Rehabilitation Research 
Project. The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research 
Project and Centers Program is to improve the effectiveness of services 
authorized under the Act. Section 21 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 
as amended, requires that NIDRR reserve a portion of its appropriated 
funds for a fiscal year to carry out certain activities. Section 
21(b)(2)(A) authorizes NIDRR to make awards to minority entities and 
Indian tribes to carry out activities authorized under Title II of the 
    This notice supports the National Education Goal that calls for 
every adult American to possess the skills necessary to compete in a 
global economy.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 16, 1999.
    Application Available: June 1, 1999.
    Maximum Award Amount Per Year: $175,000.

    Note: The Secretary will reject without consideration or 
evaluation any application that proposes a project funding level 
that exceeds the stated maximum award amount per year (See 34 CFR 

    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

    Note: The estimate of funding level and awards in this notice do 
not bind the Department of Education to a specific level of funding 
or number of grants.

    Project Period: 60 months.
    Eligible Applicants: Parties eligible to apply for grants under 
this program are minority entities and Indian tribes. Minority entities 
are defined as a historically Black college or university (a Part B 
institution, as defined in Section 322(2) of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965), a Hispanic-serving institution of higher education, an 
American Indian tribal college or university, or another institution of 
higher education whose minority student enrollment is at least 50 
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR),

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34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86; (b) Disability and 
Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers--34 CFR Part 350, 
particularly Subpart B; and (c) the notice of final funding priority on 
Leadership Training published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal 
    For Applications Contact: The Grants and Contracts Service Team 
(GCST), Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Switzer 
Building, 3317, Washington, D.C. 20202, or call (202) 205-8207. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the TDD number at (202) 205-9860. The preferred method for 
requesting information 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., room 3418, Switzer Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-2645. Telephone: (202) 205-5880. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the TDD 
number at (202) 205-2742. Internet: Donna__Nangle@ed.gov
    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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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 760-762.

    Dated: May 26, 1999.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 99-13852 Filed 5-28-99; 8:45 am]