[Federal Register: July 10, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 132)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.133A-4]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; National 
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice Inviting 
Applications and Pre-application for a New Disability and 
Rehabilitation Research Project for Fiscal Year 2000

    Purpose of the Program: The purpose of the Disability and 
Rehabilitation Research Project and Centers Program is to improve the 
effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 
1973. The Assistant Secretary takes this action to focus research 
attention on an area of national need. The priority is intended to 
improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with 
    The notice of final funding priority on Information Technology 
Technical Assistance and Training Center is published elsewhere in this 
issue of the Federal Register.
    This notice also invites interested parties to participate in a 
pre-application meeting to discuss the funding priority for the 
Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center and to 
receive technical assistance through individual consultation and 
information about the funding priority. The pre-application meeting 
will be held on July 31, 2000 at the Department of Education, Office of 
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Switzer Building, Room 
3065, 330 C St. SW, Washington, DC between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m. NIDRR 
staff will also be available at this location from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
on that same day to provide technical assistance through individual 
consultation and information about the funding priority. NIDRR will 
make alternate arrangements to accommodate interested parties who are 
unable to attend the pre-application meeting in person. For further 
information contact William Peterson, Switzer Building, room 3425, 330 
C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone (202) 205-9192. If you 
use a TTY, please call (202) 205-4475.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Public Meeting

    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities, 
and a sign language interpreter will be available. If you need an 
auxiliary aid or service other than a sign language interpreter in 
order to participate in the meeting (e.g. other interpreting service 
such as oral, cued speech, or tactile interpreter; assistive listening 
device; or materials in alternate format), notify the contact person 
listed in this Notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting 
date. Although we will attempt to meet a request we receive after this 
date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid 
or service because of insufficient time to arrange it.
    This notice supports the National Education Goal that calls for all 
Americans to possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a 
global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of 
    Eligible Applicants: Parties eligible to apply for grants under 
this program are States, public or private agencies, including for-
profit agencies, public or private organizations, including for-profit 
organizations, institutions of higher education, and Indian tribes and 
tribal organizations.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 1, 2000.
    Application Available: July 15, 2000.
    Maximum Award Amount per year: $1,500,000.

    Note: The Secretary will reject without consideration or 
evaluation any application that proposes a project funding level 
that exceeds the stated maximum award amount in any year (See 34 CFR 

    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

    Note: The estimate of funding level and awards in this notice do 
not bind the Department of Education to a specific level of funding 
or number of grants.

    Project Period: 60 months.
    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 762.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 
82, 85, and 86, and the program regulations 34 CFR Part 350.
    For Applications Contact: The Grants and Contracts Service Team 
(GCST), Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Switzer 
Building, 3317, Washington, D.C. 20202, or call (202) 205-8207. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the TDD number at (202) 205-9860. The preferred method for 
requesting information is to FAX your request to (202) 205-8717.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format by contacting the GCST. However, the 
Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format the standard 
forms included in the application package.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 3414, Switzer Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-2645. Telephone: (202) 205-5880. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the TDD 
number at (202) 205-4475.
    Internet: Donna_Nangle@ed.gov.
    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 

Electronic Access to This Document

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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers: 84.133A, Disability 
and Rehabilitation Research Projects)

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 760-764.

    Dated: July 3, 2000.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 00-17385 Filed 7-7-00; 8:45 am]