[Federal Register: February 29, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 40)]
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[CFDA No. 84.344]

Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education; 
Inviting Applications for TRIO Dissemination Partnership Program New 
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The TRIO Dissemination Partnership (TRIO 
Dissemination) Program provides grants to TRIO Program grantees to 
enable them to work with institutions and organizations that are 
serving low-income and first-generation college students, but do not 
have TRIO Program grants. The purpose of the TRIO Dissemination Program 
is to replicate or adapt successful TRIO program components, practices, 
strategies, and activities for the institutions and organizations that 
are not TRIO Program grantees. The TRIO Programs are the Talent Search, 
Educational Opportunity Centers, Upward Bound, Student Support 
Services, McNair and Training Programs. For FY 2000, we encourage 
applicants to design projects that focus on the invitational priorities 
summarized in the priorities section of this application notice.
    Eligible applicants: Institutions of higher education and private 
and public institutions and organizations that were carrying out a 
Federal TRIO grant before October 7, 1998, the date of enactment of the 
Higher Education Amendments of 1998.
    Applications Available: March 17, 2000.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 15, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 14, 2000.
    Available Funds: $5,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $130,000 to $200,000 for Year 1 of the 
project period.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $167,000.
    Maximum Award: The Secretary will reject, without consideration or 
evaluation, an application that proposes a budget exceeding $200,000 
for the Year 1 budget period. The Secretary may change the maximum 
amount through a notice published in the Federal Register.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 25 to 30.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Page Limit: Part III of the application, the application narrative, 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria reviewers 
use in evaluating the application. You must limit Part III to the 
equivalent of no more than 75 pages, using the following standards:
    * A ``page'' is 8.5"  x  11", on one side only, with 1" 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
    * 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.
    * Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 pitch (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 certification; 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, to meet the page limit, you use a larger page or smaller print 
size, spacing, or margins than the standards in this notice, we will 
not consider your application for funding.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, 86, 97, 98 and 99.


    Invitational Priorities: The Secretary is particularly interested 
in applications that meet one or more of the invitational priorities in 
the next six paragraphs. However, under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) an 
application that meets one or more of the invitational priorities does 
not receive competitive or absolute preference over other applications.

Invitational Priority 1--Effective Use of Educational Technology

    Projects designed to share effective strategies for using 
technology in a variety of ways, including innovative technology-based 
instructional programs; use of technology to provide better access to 
educational opportunities; and technology-based programs to equip 
disadvantaged students with the knowledge and skills to compete for 
jobs in the emerging world economy that require the use of new and 
sophisticated technologies.

Invitational Priority 2--Business and Community Partnerships and K-12 

    Projects to assist communities with large numbers of low-income, 
first-generation college students to develop effective business and 
community partnerships and K-12 collaborations.

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Invitational Priority 3--Program Evaluation and Assessments of Student 

    Projects to assist institutions and agencies in using or adapting 
successful strategies for operating performance-based programs.

Invitational Priority 4--Access Retention, and College Completion

    Projects to assist institutions and agencies that do not have TRIO 
grants in replicating or adapting effective access and retention 
strategies for low-income, first-generation and disabled students.

Invitational Priority 5--Increased Participation of Underrepresented 
Groups in Graduate Study

    Projects designed to share successful TRIO strategies for 
increasing the access, retention, and completion rates of low-income 
and minority students in graduate study.

Invitational Priority 6--Advance the Awareness of Underserved Groups in 
the Benefits of TRIO Programs

    Projects that develop partnerships with institutions and 
organizations serving Hispanic American and American Indian students, 
especially Hispanic Serving Institutions and Tribally Controlled 
Colleges and Universities, for the purpose of increasing access, 
retention and completion rates of these students in postsecondary 
education. The term ``Hispanic Serving Institution'' has the meaning 
given the term in Title V, section 502(a)(5) of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The term ``Tribally Controlled College 
and University'' has the meaning given the term in Title III, section 
316(b)(3) of the HEA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen S. Bland, Office of Federal 
TRIO Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, 
Washington, DC 20202-8510. Telephone: (202) 502-7600. The e-mail 
addresses for Ms. Bland is: eileen__bland@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 
    Technical Assistance Workshops: We will conduct seven technical 
assistance workshops for the Dissemination Partnership Program. At 
these workshops, Department of Education staff will assist prospective 
applicants in developing proposals and will provide budget information 
regarding this program. The technical assistance workshops will be held 
as follows:
    1. Washington, DC: April 13, 2000, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 1E110, 
Washington, DC 20202. Contact: Venus Blount at (202) 502-7600.
    2. New York: April 17, 2000, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at John Jay 
College of Criminal Justice, 445 West 59th Street, North Hall, Room 
1311 New York, New York 10019. Contact: Karen Texiera at (212) 237-
    3. San Diego: April 17, 2000, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at San Diego 
State University, 55500 Campanile Drive, Student Services Building, 
Room 1500, San Diego, CA 92182. Contact: Gretchen Mitchell at (619) 
    4. Atlanta: April 19, 2000, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Morehouse 
College, 830 Westview Drive, SW, The Kilgore Center, Room 201-203, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30314-3773. Contact: Rubye Byrd at (404) 215-2671.
    5. Denver: April 19, 2000, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Metropolitan 
State College at Denver, Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Parkway, Tivoli 
Building, Suite 444, Denver, Colorado 80204. Contact: Steve Pordon at 
(303) 556-2812.
    6. Miami: April 21, 2000, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Miami-Dade 
Community College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 3202, Miami, 
FL 33132-2204. Contact: Bernice Belcher at (305) 237-0940.
    7. San Antonio: April 21, 2000, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at University 
of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, Business Building, 
University Room 2.06.04, San Antonio, Texas 78249-0654. Contact: Rita 
Cortez at (210) 458-5852.
    This information is also available at the following web site: 

Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities at the Technical Assistance 

    The technical assistance workshop sites are accessible to 
individuals with disabilities. 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 in this notice at least two weeks 
before the scheduled workshop date. Although we will attempt to meet a 
request we receive 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 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 telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734.
    You may also contact ED Pubs at its Web site: 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 84.344.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-18

    Dated: February 23, 2000.
Maureen McLaughlin,
Acting Assistant Secretary Office of Postsecondary Education.
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