[Federal Register: December 27, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 249)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.133A]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; National 
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice Inviting 
Applications for a New Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project 
for Fiscal Year 2001-2002

    Purpose of the Program: The purpose of the Disability and 
Rehabilitation Research Projects 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 
    National Education Goals: This notice would address the National 
Education Goal that every adult American will be literate and will 
possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global 
economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
    The notice of a final funding priority for a Traumatic Brain Injury 
Data Collection Center is published elsewhere in this issue of the 
Federal Register.
    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: February 8, 2001.
    Applications Available: December 26, 2000.
    Maximum Award Amount (Per Year): $350,000.

    Note: Consistent with EDGAR 34 CFR 75.104(b), we will reject any 
application that proposes a project funding level for any year that 
exceeds the stated maximum award amount for that year.

    Reasonable Accommodation: We will consider, and may fund, requests 
for additional funding as an addendum to an application to reflect the 
costs of reasonable accommodations necessary to allow individuals with 
disabilities to be employed on the project as personnel on project 
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

    Note: The estimated funding level in this notice does not bind 
the Department of Education to make awards, or to any specific 
number of awards or funding levels, unless otherwise specified in 

    Project Period: 60 months.
    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 in 34 CFR part 350.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, we use selection criteria chosen from the 
selection criteria in 34 CFR 350.54 and 75.210, as well as the ten 
additional competitive preference points that have been announced in a 
notice published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. The 
selection criteria to be used for this competition will be provided in 
the application package for this competition.
    For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), 
P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-
7827. FAX: (301) 470-1244. If you use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734. You may also 
contact ED Pubs via its Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html or 
its E-mail address (edpubs@inet.ed.gov). If you request an application 
from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this competition as follows: CFDA 
number 84.133A.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting the Grants and Contracts 
Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone: 
(202) 205-8351. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD), you may call

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the Federal Information Relay Services (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. 
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative 
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, DC 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 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 

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    Dated: December 20, 2000.

    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 762(g) and 764(b)(4).
Curtis L. Richards,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 00-32888 Filed 12-26-00; 8:45 am]