[Federal Register: January 22, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 14)]
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[CFDA No. 84.335]

Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program; Notice 
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001

    Purpose of Program: The Child Care Access Means Parents In School 
(CCAMPIS) Program supports the participation of low-income parents in 
postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based childcare 
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that have a 
total amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to students 
enrolled at the institution of higher education for the preceding 
fiscal year that equals or exceeds $350,000.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 24, 2001.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 25, 2001.
    Applications Available: February 23, 2001.
    Available Funds: $20,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $10,000-$300,000. An institution will be 
eligible for a maximum grant award equal to one (1) percent of its 
Federal Pell Grant disbursement with no grant being less than $10,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $100,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 150-200.
    Project Period: 48 months.
    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, 86, 97, 98 and 99.

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    In preparing applications, applicants should pay particular 
attention to the requirements in section 427 of the General Education 
Provisions Act (GEPA), as detailed later in this notice. Applicants 
must address the requirements in section 427 in order to receive 
funding under this competition. Section 427 requires each applicant to 
describe the steps it proposes to take for addressing one or more 
barriers (i.e., gender, race, national origin, color, disability, or 
age) that can impede equitable access to, or participation in, the 
program. A restatement of compliance with civil rights requirements is 
not sufficient to meet the requirements in section 427 of GEPA. Because 
there are no program-specific regulations for the Child Care Access 
Means Parents In School Program, applicants are encouraged to read the 
authorizing statute in section 419N of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended (HEA).
    Competitive Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) and 20 U.S.C. 
1070e(d) the Secretary gives preference to applications that meet the 
following competitive priority. The Secretary awards up to 10 points to 
an application that meets this competitive priority. These points are 
in addition to any points the application earns under the selection 
    Projects that leverage significant local or institutional 
resources, including in-kind contributions to support the activities, 
and use a sliding fee scale for childcare services provided by a 
facility assisted under this grant in order to support a high number of 
low-income parents pursuing postsecondary education at the institution.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, the Secretary uses selection criteria under 34 
CFR 75.209 and 75.210 of EDGAR. The Secretary informs applicants in the 
application package of the selection criteria and factors, if any, to 
be used for this competition and of the maximum weight assigned to each 
    Page Limit: The application narrative (Part C of the application) 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that 
reviewers use to evaluate your application. We suggest you limit Part C 
to the equivalent of no more than 50 pages using the following 
     A ``page'' is 8.5" x 11" on one side only, with 1'' 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application narrative, including titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in 
charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
     Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
    The page limit does not apply to the cover sheet, the budget 
section, including the narrative budget justification, the assurances 
and certifications, the three-page abstract, the resumes, or the 
letters of support. However, you must include all of the application 
narrative in Part C.
    Application Procedures:
    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 
    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 competitions. The Child Care 
Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) Program, CFDA No, 84.335, is 
one of the programs included in the pilot project. If you are an 
applicant under the CCAMPIS 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 Education Assistance (ED 424), Budget 
Information--Non-Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary 
assurances and certifications.
     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 the ED 
(5) Fax the 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 CCAMPIS 
Program at: http://e-grants.ed.gov
    We have included additional information about the e-APPLICATION 
pilot project (see Parity Guidelines between Paper and Electronic 
Applications) in the application package.
    For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (EDPUBS), 
P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, Maryland 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 EDPUBS at its web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/
edpubs.html. Or you may contact EDPUBS at its e-mail address: 
    If you request an application from EDPUBS, be sure to identify this 
competition as follows: CFDA number 84.335.
    For Application or Information Contact: Karen W. Johnson, U.S. 
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Suite 7018, Washington, DC 
20006. Telephone: (202) 502-7525. Fax: CCAMPIS Program (202) 502-7864. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339
    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 
paragraph. Individuals

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with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application package in an 
alternative format, also, 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. 1070e.

    Dated: January 16, 2001.
Lee A. Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 01-1680 Filed 1-19-01; 8:45 am]