[Federal Register: June 26, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 123)]
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Part IV

Department of Education


National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Competitive Preference Points for Fiscal 
Years 2001-2002 for Field Initiated competition.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education 
and Rehabilitative Services proposes adding competitive preference 
points to the Field Initiated Grant competition (84.133G) for the 
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) 
for fiscal years 2001-2002. This notice contains proposed language for 
adding competitive preference points.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 26, 2000.

ADDRESSES: All comments concerning the addition of competitive 
preference points should be addressed to Donna Nangle, U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 3414, Switzer Building, 
Washington, DC 20202-2645.
    Comments may also be sent through the Internet: donna_nangle@ed.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Nangle. Telephone: (202) 205-
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the TDD number at (202) 205-4475. Internet: 
    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 


Invitation To Comment

    We invite you to submit comments regarding this proposed notice. We 
invite you to assist us in complying with the specific requirements of 
Executive Order 12866 and its overall requirement of reducing 
regulatory burden that might result from this proposed notice. Please 
let us know of any further opportunities we should take to reduce 
potential costs or increase potential benefits while preserving the 
effective and efficient administration of the program.
    During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public 
comments about this notice in Room 3414, Switzer Building, 330 C Street 
SW., Washington, DC, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Eastern 
time, Monday through Friday of each week except Federal holidays.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing the 
Rulemaking Record

    On request, we will supply an appropriate aid, such as a reader or 
print magnifier, to an individual with a disability who needs 
assistance to review the comments or other documents in the public 
rulemaking record for the proposed language. If you want to schedule an 
appointment for this type of aid, you may call (202) 205-8113 or (202) 
260-9895. If you use a TDD, you may call the Federal Information Relay 
Service at 1-800-877-8339.
    This language supports the National Education Goal that calls for 
every American to possess the skills necessary to compete in a global 

Proposed Additional Selection Criterion

    The Assistant Secretary will use the selection criteria in 34 CFR 
350.54 to evaluate applications under this program. The maximum score 
for all the criteria is 100 points; however, the Assistant Secretary 
will also use the following criterion so that up to an additional ten 
points may be earned by an applicant for a total possible score of 110 
    Within this Field Initiated competition, we will give the following 
competitive preference under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) to applications 
that are otherwise eligible for funding under this competition.
    Up to ten (10) points based on the extent to which an application 
includes effective strategies for employing and advancing in employment 
qualified individuals with disabilities in projects awarded under this 
competition. In determining the effectiveness of those strategies, we 
will consider the applicant's prior success, as described in the 
application, in employing and advancing in employment qualified 
individuals with disabilities.

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:

To use the PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at either of the preceding 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 the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Applicable Program Regulations: 34 CFR Part 350.Applicable Program 
Regulations: 34 CFR Part 350.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 764.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 84.133G, Field 
Initiated Research)

    Dated: June 20, 2000.
Curtis L. Richards,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 00-15992 Filed 6-23-00; 8:45 am]