[Federal Register: August 10, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 155)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.016A]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Undergraduate International
Studies and Foreign Language Program; Notice Inviting Applications for
New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001

    Purpose of Program: The Undergraduate International Studies and
Foreign Language Program provides grants to strengthen and improve
undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign
languages in the United States.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education; combinations
of institutions of higher education; partnerships between nonprofit
educational organizations and institutions of higher education; and
public and private non-profit agencies and organizations, including
professional and scholarly associations.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 3, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: January 2, 2001.
    Applications Available: September 1, 2000.
    Available Funds: $2,013,000. The estimated amount of funds
available for new awards under this competition is based on the
Administration's request for this program for FY 2001. The actual level
of funding, if any, is contingent on final congressional action.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $40,000-$130,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $74,563 per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 27.

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

    Project Period: Up to 24 months for grants to single institutions
of higher education, and up to 36 months for grants to combinations of
institutions of higher education and partnerships.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82,
85, and 86, 97, 98, 99; and (b) the regulations in 34 CFR parts 655 and

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matching requirement: Under Title VI, Part
A, section 604(a)(3) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, Undergraduate
International Studies and Foreign Language grantees must provide
matching funds in either of the following ways: (a) cash contributions
from the private sector equal to one-third of the total project costs;
or (b) a combination of institutional and non-institutional cash or in-
kind contributions equal to one-half of the total project costs. The
Secretary may waive or reduce the required matching share for
institutions that are eligible to receive assistance under part A or
part B of Title III or under Title V of the Higher Education Act of
1965, as amended.


    Competitive Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), 34 CFR 658.35,
and section 604(a)(5) of Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965,
as amended, the Secretary gives preference to applications that meet
the following competitive priority. The Secretary awards five points to
an application that meets this competitive priority. These points are
in addition to any points the application earns under the selection
    Applications from institutions of higher education or combinations
of institutions that: (a) Require entering students to have
successfully completed at least two years of secondary school foreign
language instruction; (b) require each graduating student to earn two
years of postsecondary credit in a foreign language or have
demonstrated equivalent competence in the foreign language; or (c) in
the case of a two-year degree granting institution, offer two years of
postsecondary credit in a foreign language.
    Invitational Priority: The Secretary is particularly interested in
applications that meet the following invitational priority. However
under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) an application that meets this invitational
priority does not receive competitive preference over other
    Applications from institutions of higher education that propose
activities that enrich or enhance the effectiveness of educational
programs abroad, including pre-departure and post-return programs, and
integrate education programs abroad into the curriculum of the home
    For Applications or Information Contact: Christine Corey,
Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program, U.S.
Department of Education, International Education and Graduate Programs
Service, 1990 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521.
Telephone: 202-502-7629. The e-mail address for Ms. Corey is:
    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. 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:  20 U.S.C. 1124.

    Dated: August 4, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-20233 Filed 8-9-00; 8:45 am]