[Federal Register: June 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 116)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.132A-3]

Centers for Independent Living; Notice Inviting Applications for 
a New Award for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: This program provides support for planning, 
conducting, administering, and evaluating centers for independent 
living (centers) that comply with the standards and assurances in 
section 725 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act), 
consistent with the State plan for establishing a statewide network of 
centers. Centers are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-
disability, nonresidential, private nonprofit agencies that are 
designed and operated within local communities by individuals with 
disabilities and provide an array of independent living (IL) services.
    Eligible Applicants: To be eligible to apply, an applicant must--
(a) be a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, 
nonresidential, private nonprofit agency as defined in 34 CFR 364.4(b); 
(b) have the power and authority to meet the requirements in 34 CFR 
366.2(a)(1); (c) be able to plan, conduct, administer, and evaluate a 
center for independent living consistent with the requirements of 
section 725(b) and (c) of the Act and Subparts F and G of 34 CFR part 
366; and (d) either-- (1) not currently be receiving funds under Part C 
of Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Act; or (2) propose the expansion of 
an existing center through the establishment of a separate and complete 
center (except that the governing board of the existing center may 
serve as the governing board of the new center) in a different 
geographical location. Eligibility under this competition is limited to 
entities that meet the requirements of 34 CFR 366.24 and propose to 
serve areas that are unserved or underserved in the State of North 

Supplementary Information: These funds became available to other 
applicants because the Board of Directors of an existing center for 
independent living serving eastern North Carolina notified the 
Rehabilitation Services Administration that it wished to terminate its 
existing grant. Consistent with the North Carolina State Plan for 
Independent Living, there is a commitment to establish a center for 
independent living to serve the eastern portion of the State.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 31, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 29, 2000.
    Applications Available: June 15, 2000.
    Available Funds: $75,914.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.
    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 364 and 366.
    For Applications and Further Information Contact: Thomas E. Finch, 
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3038, 
Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20002-2741. If you use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in alternate 
format (e.g., Braille, large print, audio-tape, 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 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 

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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 796f, 796f-1, 796f-4, and 796f-5.

    Dated: June 9, 2000.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 00-15104 Filed 6-14-00; 8:45 am]