[Federal Register: May 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 97)]
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[CFDA No. 84.334]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Gaining Early Awareness and 
Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 2000; 

SUMMARY: On April 27, 2000 we published in the Federal Register (65 FR 
24764) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 
2000 for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate 
Program (GEAR UP). That document incorrectly listed the priority for 
Partnerships that establish or maintain a scholarship program as 
invitational. Please note that Partnerships that establish or maintain 
a scholarship program will receive a competitive priority, as was 
stated in the application package for this year's competition.
    The priority therefore reads as follows:

Competitive Preference Priority

    The Secretary will give preference to Partnership projects that 
establish or maintain financial assistance programs that award 
scholarships to participating students, either in accordance with 
section 404E of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, or in 
accordance with GEAR UP regulations. The Secretary will award up to 
five (5) additional points, in addition to any points the applicant 
earns under the selection criteria, to applicants who meet this 
priority, depending on how well the application meets the priority.
    Also in that same Notice we stated that applications for a 
Partnership or State grant that serve students in Empowerment Zones, 
Supplemental Empowerment Zones, or Enterprise Communities would be 
given a Competitive Preference Priority. The language used to explain 
this priority (The Secretary will select an application that meets this 
priority over an application of comparable merit that does not meet 
this priority) comes directly from the Education Department General 
Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR Part 75.105. This notice clarifies that this 
preference will be applied as a tie-breaker only.
    Finally, that notice incorrectly listed the maximum grant amount 
for State grants as $5 million. The correct maximum grant amount for 
State grants is $2.1 million.

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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 84.334 Gaining Early 
Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program)
    Dated: May 15, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-12525 Filed 5-17-00; 8:45 am]