[Federal Register: October 16, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 200)]
[Page 61154-61155]
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[CFDA No: 84.184N]

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education--Safe and Drug-Free 
Schools and Communities National Programs--Federal Activities--Alcohol 
and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses Grant Competition; 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001

    Purpose of Program: The Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on 
College Campuses Grant Competition provides awards to maintain, 
improve, further evaluate, and disseminate models of alcohol and other 
drug prevention at institutions of higher education.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs). To be 
eligible, an IHE must not have received an award under this competition 
(under either CFDA 84.116X or 84.184N) during the previous two fiscal 
    Applications Available: October 16, 2000.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 13, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: February 13, 2001.
    Estimated Available Funds: $600,000. The estimated amount of funds 
available under this competition is based on the Administration's 
budget request for this program for FY 2001. The actual level of 
funding, if any, is contingent upon final Congressional action.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $60,000-$100,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $85,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 7.

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

    Project Period: Up to 12 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99; and (b) the notice of final priority, 
eligible applicants, and selection criteria, as published in the 
Federal Register on April 6, 2000 (65 FR 18204-18205).
    For Applications and Further Information Contact: Kimberly Light, 
U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, 400 
Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3E222, Washington, DC 20202-6123. Telephone: 
(202) 260-2647. Facsimile: (202) 260-7767. Email:


    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of this document in 
an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or 
computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed 
under For Applications and Further Information Contact. Individuals 
with disabilities may also obtain a copy of the application package in 
an alternative format by contacting that person. However, the 
Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format the standard 
forms included in the application package.


    Note: Some of the procedures in these instructions for 
transmitting applications differ from those in the Education 
Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) (34 CFR 
75.102). Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) the 
Department generally offers interested parties the opportunity to 
comment on proposed regulations. However, these amendments make 
procedural changes only and do not establish new substantive policy. 
Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A), the Secretary has determined 
that proposed rulemaking is not required.

Pilot Project for Electronic Submission of Applications

    The U.S. Department of Education is expanding its pilot project of 
electronic submission of applications to include certain formula grant 
programs, as well as additional discretionary grant

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competitions. The Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College 
Campuses Grant Competition (CFDA #84.184N) is one of the programs 
included in the pilot project. If you are an applicant under this 
program, you may submit your application to us in either electronic or 
paper format.
    The pilot project involves the use of the Electronic Grant 
Application System (e-APPLICATION, formerly e-GAPS) portion of the 
Grant Administration and Payment System (GAPS). We request your 
participation in this pilot project. We shall continue to evaluate its 
success and solicit suggestions for improvement.
    If you participate in this e-APPLICATION pilot, please note the 
     Your participation is voluntary.
     You will not receive any additional point value or penalty 
because you submit a grant application in electronic or paper format.
     You can submit all documents electronically, including the 
Application for Federal Assistance (ED 424), Budget Information--Non-
Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and 
     Fax a signed copy of the Application for Federal 
Assistance (ED 424) after following these steps:
    1. Print ED 424 from the -e-APPLICATION system.
    2. Make sure that the institution's Authorizing Representative 
signs this form.
    3. Before faxing this form, submit your electronic application via 
the -e-APPLICATION system. You will receive an automatic 
acknowledgement, which will include a PR/Award number (an identifying 
number unique to your application).
    4. Place the PR/Award number in the upper right haNd corner of ED 
    5. Fax ED 424 to the Application Control Center within three 
working days of submitting your electronic application. We will 
indicate a fax number in e-APPLICATION at the time of your submission.
     We may request that you give us original signatures on all 
other forms at a later date.
    You may access the electronic grant application for the Alcohol and 
Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses Grant Competition at:


    We have included additional information about the e-APPLICATION 
pilot project (see Parity Guidelines between Paper and Electronic 
Applications) in the application package.
    (A) If You Send Your Application by Mail:
    You must mail the original and two copies of the application on or 
before the deadline date to: U.S. Department of Education, Application 
Control Center, Attention: CFDA #84.184N, Washington, DC 20202-4725.
    You must show one of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary.
    If you mail an application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do 
not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    (B) If You Deliver Your Application by Hand:
    You or your courier must hand deliver the original and two copies 
of the application by 4:30 p.m. (Washington, DC time) on or before the 
deadline date to: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control 
Center, Attention: CFDA #84.184N, Room 3633, Regional Office Building 
3, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, DC.
    The Application Control Center accepts application deliveries daily 
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Washington, DC time), except 
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. The Center accepts 
application deliveries through the D Street entrance only. A person 
delivering an application must show identification to enter the 

    Notes: (1) The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a 
dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with 
your local post office.
    (2) If you send your application by mail or deliver it by hand 
or by a courier service, the Application Control Center will mail a 
Grant Application Receipt Acknowledgment to you. If you do not 
receive the notification of application receipt within 15 days from 
the date of mailing the application, you should call the U.S. 
Department of Education Application Control Center at (202) 708-
    (3) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by 
the Department--in Item 3 of the Application for Federal Education 
Assistance (ED 424; revised November 12, 1999) the CFDA number--and 
suffice letter--of the competition under which you are submitting 
your application.
    (4) If you submit your application through the Internet via the 
e-grants Web site, you will receive an automatic acknowledgment when 
we receive your application.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131.

    Dated: October 12, 2000.
Michael Cohen,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-26592 Filed 10-13-00; 8:45 am]