[Federal Register: February 3, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 23)]
[Page 5329-5331]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[CFDA No.: 84.334]

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs 

AGENCY:  Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION:  Notice of Pre-Application Technical Assistance Workshops.


SUMMARY:  The Department of Education, through the National Council for 
Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), has scheduled five 
regional technical assistance workshops between February 7, 2000 and 
February 22, 2000 to help prospective applicants better understand the 
Department's approach to implementing the competitive grant process to 
be held in spring 2000 under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness 
for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Grant Program, authorized by Title 
IV, Part A, subpart 2, chapter 2 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as amended.
    Available Guidelines: You may download a draft of the application 
guidelines from the program web site at http://www.ed.gov/gearup/ or by 
contacting the GEAR UP Program Office at(202) 502-7676 or e-mail at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  At these workshops, the public will learn 
more about the purposes and requirements of this program, how to apply 
for funds, program eligibility requirements, the application selection 
process, and considerations that might help them to improve the quality 
of their grant applications. In addition, the importance of making data 
collection and assessment as a part of their program practice will also 
be discussed. Persons with expertise on these and other issues related 
to the GEAR UP Program will be available to answer any questions on 
these topics.
    Date of Technical Assistance Workshops: The workshops are scheduled 
to be held in:
    1. Phoenix, AZ: February 7, 2000; Wyndham Garden Hotel, North 
Phoenix; 2641 W. Union Hills Drive; Phoenix, AZ 20001. Contact Person: 
James Davis, (202) 502-7676.
    2. Kansas City, MO: February 9, 2000; Hyatt Regency Crown Center; 
2345 McGee; Kansas City, MO 64108. Contact Person: Steve Silver, (202) 
    3. Jackson, MS: February 16, 2000; Ramada Inn Southwest Conference 
Center; 1525 Ellis Avenue; Jackson, MS 39204. Contact Person: Walter 
Howell, (202) 502-7676.
    4. Washington, DC: February 18, 2000; Hyatt Regency on Capitol 
Hill; 400 New Jersey Ave., NW; Washington, DC 20001. Contact Person: 
Kelcey Klass, (202) 502-7676.
    5. Edinburg, TX: February 22, 2000; Holiday Inn; 1806 South Closner 
Blvd.; Edinburg, TX 78539. Contact Person: Sylvia Ross, (202) 502-7676.
    Any interested parties are invited to attend these workshops.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Technical 
Assistance Workshops

    The technical assistance workshop sites are accessible to 
individuals with disabilities. The Department will provide a sign 
language interpreter at each of the scheduled workshops. 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 the contact person listed for the workshop at 
least two weeks before the scheduled workshop date. Although we will 
attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able 
to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of 
insufficient time to arrange it.
    For Additional Workshop Information: You may contact the person 
mentioned as contact for each workshop site listed.
    Participants should register for these workshops online at http://
www.edpartnerships.org or by completing the copy of the registration 
form appended to this notice and faxing the completed form to the 
attention of Adella Santos at (202) 530-0809.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gear up Program Office; Department of 
Education, Office of Postsecondary Education; 1990 K Street, NW; 
Washington, DC 20006. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to gearup@ed.gov 
(please type in the subject line: PRE-APPLICATION WORKSHOP) or by fax 
to: (202) 502-7675.
    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 

Electronic Access to This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at either of the 
following sites: http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg.htm, http://www.ed.gov/
    To use the PDF you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with 
Search, which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you 
have questions about using the PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing 
Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in Washington, D.C., 
area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note:  The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://

    Dated: January 28, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.


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