[Federal Register: September 21, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 182)]
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[CFDA No. 84.103A]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education Notice
Inviting Applications for the Training Program for Federal TRIO
Programs (Training Program) New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Training Program is to
provide grants to train staff and leadership personnel employed in, or
preparing for employment in, projects funded under the Federal TRIO
Programs to improve the operation of those programs and projects.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education; and public
and nonprofit private agencies and organizations. We suggest that
applicants read the ``Dear Applicant letter'' and this notice before
completing the Training Program application.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: February 8, 2000
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 10, 1999
    Applications Available: October 28, 1999
    Available Funds: $6,000,000. The estimated amount of funds
available for new awards is based on the Administration's request for
this program for FY 2000. The actual level of funding, if any, is
contingent on final congressional action.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $170,000--$290,000.
    Estimated Average Size of the Awards: $250,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 26.
    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.
    Project Period: Up to 24 months.
    Page Limit: An applicant uses the application narrative (Part III),
to address the application selection criteria. This narrative section
(Part III) may not exceed 50 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
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 or include Part I, the cover
sheet; Part II, the budget section, including the narrative budget
justification; Part IV, the assurances and certifications; and 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 you use print size, spacing, or margins smaller than the
standards specified in this notice, your application will not be
reviewed for funding.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82,
85, and 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Priorities: Under Title IV, Part A, Subpart
2, Chapter I, Section 402G of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as
amended, and 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2) and 642.34(a), the Secretary gives
competitive preference (8 \1/3\ points) to applications that address
one of the following priorities:
    (1)  General project management for new directors.
    (2)  Legislative and regulatory requirements for the operation of
the Federal TRIO Programs.
    (3)  Student financial aid.
    (4)  The design and operation of model TRIO projects.
    (5)  Use of educational technology.
    (6)  Retention and graduation strategies.

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    (7)  Counseling.
    (8)  Reporting student and project performance.
    (9)  Coordinating project activities with other available resources
and activities.
    An applicant can submit only one application per priority.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia S. Lucas, Training Program
for Federal TRIO Programs, U.S. Department of Education, Office of
Federal TRIO Programs, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 600-D, Portals
Building, Washingtion, DC 20202-5249. Telephone: (202) 708-4804. The e-
mail address for Ms. Lucas is: patricia__lucas@ed.gov Individuals who
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Relay Service (FRS) 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
paragraph. 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
    For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs),
P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-
7827. Fax: (301) 470-1244. Individuals who use a telecommunictations
device for the deaf (TDD) may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734. You may
also contact ED Pubs via its Web site at: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/
edpubs.html or at its e-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify
this competition as follows: CFDA 84.103A.

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    Note: The official version of this document is the document
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070d-1d.

    Dated: September 16, 1999.
Claudio R. Prieto,
Acting Assistant Secretary,
Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-24567 Filed 9-20-99; 8:45 am]