[Federal Register: December 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 242)]
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[CFDA No. 84.342]

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers To Use Technology

    Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education Notice 
of requirements and invitation for applications for new awards for 
fiscal year (FY) 2001.
    Purpose of Program: The Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use

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Technology program provides grants to consortia that are helping future 
teachers become proficient in the use of modern learning technologies. 
This program addresses looming teacher shortages by developing well-
qualified, technology-proficient teachers, who are prepared to teach in 
21st century schools. This program provides support for two types of 
grants: implementation grants and catalyst grants.
    Eligible Applicants: Only consortia may receive grants under this 
program. A consortium must include at least two members. Consortium 
members may include institutions of higher education (IHEs), schools of 
education, State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational 
agencies (LEAs), private schools, professional associations, 
foundations, museums, libraries, for profit agencies and organizations, 
nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, and others.

    Note: In each consortium a participating nonprofit member must 
be designated as the ``applicant'' for purposes of 34 CFR 75.128 and 
must act as the fiscal agent.

    Applications Available: December 15, 2000.
    Deadline for Receipt of Applications: February 22, 2001.

    Note: All application materials must be received on or before 
the deadline date. Pursuant to 34 CFR 614.8 an application for a 
grant under this program must be received by the deadline date 
announced in this notice.

    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 8, 2001.
    Estimated Available Funds: $31,750,000. The actual level of 
funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are 
inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant 
process before the end of the fiscal year, if Congress appropriates 
funds for this program.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $200,000-$500,000 for implementation 
grants, and $500,000-$700,000 for catalyst grants.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $350,000 for implementation 
grants, and $600,000 for catalyst grants.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 65 implementation grants, and 15 
catalyst grants.
    Project Period: 36 months for implementation grants, and 36 months 
for catalyst grants.

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

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75 (except for 
75.102), 77, 79, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99; (b) The regulation for 
this program is 34 CFR part 614. The selection criteria and factors to 
be used for this competition will be provided in the application 
    Application Review Procedures: The Secretary announces the use of a 
multi-tier review process to evaluate all applications submitted for 
new awards under the FY 2001 Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use 
Technology program. The Secretary takes this action to ensure a 
thorough review and assessment of the large number of applications that 
are expected to be received under the FY 2001 competition. This multi-
tier review process does not affect the contents of applications in 
this competition.
    For Applications Contact: Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use 
Technology, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Suite 
6160, Washington DC 20202-5131. Telephone: (202) 502-7788. Fax: (202) 
502-7775. Via Internet: http://www.ed.gov/teachtech
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pat Pilkerton, Preparing Tomorrow's 
Teachers to Use Technology, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K 
Street, NW, Suite 6160, Washington DC 20202-5131. Telephone: (202) 502-
7788. E-mail: pat__pilkerton@ed.gov
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
    Individuals with disabilities may 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 alternative format the 
standard forms included in the application package.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6832.

    Dated: December 11, 2000.
A. Lee Frischler,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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