[Federal Register: July 19, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 137)]
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Part IV


Department of Education


The Native Hawaiian Family-Based Education Centers Program; Notice

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[CFDA No.: 84.209A]

The Native Hawaiian Family-Based Education Centers Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.

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


Purpose of Program

    To expand the operation, throughout the Hawaiian Islands, of 
Family-Based Education Centers that include: (1) Parent-infant programs 
for prenatal through three-year-olds; (2) preschool programs for four-
and five-year-olds; (3) continued research and development; and (4) a 
long-term follow-up and assessment program, which may include 
educational support services for Native Hawaiian language immersion 
programs or transition to English speaking programs.

Eligible Applicants

    Native Hawaiian educational organizations or educational entities 
with experience in developing or operating Native Hawaiian programs or 
programs of instruction conducted in the Native Hawaiian language.
    Applications Available: July 19, 1999.
    Applications Must Be Received By: August 17, 1999.

    Note: Applications must be received on or before the deadline 
date. Applications received after that time will not be eligible for 
funding. Postmarked dates will not be accepted.

    This requirement takes exception to the Education Department 
General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR 75.102 Under the 
Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553), the Department generally 
offers interested partied the opportunity to comment on proposed 
regulations. However, this exception to EDGAR makes procedural changes 
only and does not establish new substantive policy. Therefore, under 5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(A), the Secretary has determined that proposed rulemaking 
is not required.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 17, 1999.
    Available Funds: $475,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1-2.
    Estimated Size of Awards: $200,000-$475,000.

    Note: These estimates are projections for the guidance of 
potential applicants. The Department is not bound by any estimates 
in this notice.

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 81, 
82, and 85.

Supplementary Information: A notice inviting applications for new 
awards under the Native Hawaiian Family-Based Education Centers Program 
was published in the Federal Register on April 6, 1999 (64 FR 16718). 
In response to this notice, the Secretary did not receive a sufficient 
number of quality applications to allocate all of the funds available 
under this program. Therefore, the Secretary is conducting a new 
competition and inviting applications for the remaining $475,000 
available under the Native Hawaiian Family-Based Education Centers.
    Applicants should refer to the April 6, 1999 notice inviting 
applications (64 FR 16718) in developing their proposals for funding. 
Applicants are reminded that all proposals must meet the requirements 
of the Native Hawaiian Family-Based Education Centers Program (20 
U.S.C. 7905). Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the 
selection criteria announced in the April 6, 1999 notice inviting 
    For Applications or Information Contact: Madeline E. Baggett, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-
6140. Telephone (202) 260-2502. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    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 
    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 
standards forms included in the application package.

Electronic Access to This Document

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Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or 
portable document format (pdf) on the World Wide Web at either of the 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7905.

    Dated: July 14, 1999.
Judith Johnson,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-18339 Filed 7-16-99; 8:45 am]