[Federal Register: September 5, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 172)]
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[CFDA No. 84.153A]

Office of Postsecondary Education; Business and International 
Education Program

    Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 
    Purpose of Program: The Business and International Education 
Program provides grants to institutions of higher education to enhance 
international business education programs and to expand the capacity of 
the business community to engage in international economic activities.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that enter 
into agreements with trade associations, business enterprises, or trade 
organizations that are engaged in international economic activity.
    Applications Available: September 17, 2001.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 5, 2001.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: January 4, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$4,300,000 for this program for FY 2002. 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, if 
Congress appropriates funds for this program.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$95,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $77,137 per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 27.

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

    Project Period: Up to 24 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, 86, and 98; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
parts 655 and 661.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matching requirement: Under title VI, part 
B, section 613(d) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 
Business and International Education Program grantees must provide no 
less than 50 percent of the total cost of projects in each fiscal year. 
Example: The institution's total costs of the proposed project will be 
$140,000 per year. The institution may request a grant in the amount of 
$70,000 or less. The institution must provide the remaining $70,000 in 
cash or in-kind contributions.


Invitational Priority

    We are particularly interested in applications that meet the 
following priority.
    Applications from institutions of higher education that propose 
educational programs abroad, including pre-departure and post-return 
programs, for undergraduate and graduate students to study or intern or 
both in a foreign country for a semester or more. These programs should 
be integrated into the curriculum of the home institutions.
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets 
the invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over 
other applications.
    For Applications and Further Information Contact: Tanyelle 
Richardson, Business and International Education Program, U.S. 
Department of Education, International Education and Graduate Programs 
Service, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521. 
Telephone: (202) 502-7626 or via Internet: tanyelle.richardson@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you 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 program contact person listed under For 
Applications and Further Information Contact.
    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. 1130a-1130b.

    Dated: August 29, 2001.
Maureen A. McLaughlin,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation, Office 
of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 01-22188 Filed 9-4-01; 8:45 am]