[Federal Register: February 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 31)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.246K]

Rehabilitation Short-Term Training; Notice Inviting Applications
for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The Short-Term Training program supports
special seminars, institutes, workshops, and other short-term courses
in technical matters relating to the vocational, medical, social, and
psychological rehabilitation programs, independent living services
programs, and client assistance programs.
    For FY 2000 the competition for new awards focuses on projects
designed to meet the priority that we describe in the PRIORITY section
of this application notice.
    Eligible Applicants: State agencies and public or nonprofit
agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of
higher education, are eligible for assistance under the Rehabilitation
Short-Term Training program.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 3, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 2, 2000.
    Applications Available: February 16, 2000.
    Available Funds: $200,000.
    Estimated Range of Award: $175,000 to $200,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Award: $200,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

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

    Maximum Award: In no case does the Secretary make an award greater
than $200,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Secretary
rejects and does not consider an application that proposes a budget
exceeding this maximum amount.
    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    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 35 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 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 consider your application for funding.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80,
81, 82, 85, and 86; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR
parts 385 and 390.


    This competition focuses on projects designed to meet the absolute
priority in the notice of final priority for this program, published
elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet
the absolute priority.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant
under this competition, the Secretary uses selection criteria chosen
from the general selection criteria in 34 CFR 75.210 of EDGAR. The
selection criteria to be used for this competition will be provided in
the application package for this competition.
    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. If you use a telecommunications device for
the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734. You may also
contact ED Pubs via its Web site (http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html)
or 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 number 84.246K.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application
package in an alternate format by contacting the Grants and Contracts
Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone:
(202) 205-8351. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf
(TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an
alternate format the standard forms included in the application
    For Further Information Contact:
    Beverly Steburg, U.S. Department of Education, 61 Forsyth Street,
S.W., Room 18T91, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Telephone: (404) 562-6336. If
you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call
the TDD number at (404) 562-6347. Internet address:
    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. 774.

    Dated: February 9, 2000.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 00-3443 Filed 2-14-00; 8:45 am]