[Federal Register: February 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 28)]
[Page 6240-6241]
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[CFDA No. 84.103A]

Office of Postsecondary Education; Training Program for Federal 
TRIO Programs (Training Program); Notice Inviting Applications for New 
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002

    Purpose of Program: To improve the operation of projects funded 
under the Federal TRIO Programs, the Training Program provides grants 
to train staff and leadership personnel employed in, participating in 
or preparing for employment in, projects funded under those programs.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education; and other 
public and private nonprofit institutions and organizations. We suggest 
that applicants read the ``Dear Applicant letter'' included in the 
application package before completing the Training Program application.
    Applications Available: February 15, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 5, 2002.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 10, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has set aside 
$6,325,000 for this program for FY 2002.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $170,000-$290,000.
    Estimated Average Size of the Awards: $250,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 15-26.
    Project Period: Up to 24 months.

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

    Page Limit: The application narrative (Part III of the application) 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that 
reviewers use to evaluate your application. You must limit Part III to 
the equivalent of no more than 50 pages using the following standards:
     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 Part I, the cover sheet; Part II, 
the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; Part 
IV, the assurances and certifications; or the one-page abstract, the 
resumes, the bibliography, or the letters of support. However, you must 
include all of the application narrative in Part III.
    We will reject your application if--
     You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or
     You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the 
page limit.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, 86, 97, 98, and 99; and, (b) The regulations for this program in 34 
CFR part 642.
    Priorities: Under 34 CFR 75.105(b), this competition focuses on 
projects designed to meet one of the following nine priorities (34 CFR 
642.34 and 20 U.S.C. 1070a-17(b)(4)).
    (1) Legislative and regulatory requirements for the operation of 
the Federal TRIO Programs.
    (2) Student financial aid.
    (3) The design and operation of model programs for projects funded 
under the Federal TRIO Programs.

    (4) Use of educational technology.
    (5) General project management for new directors.
    (6) Retention and graduation strategies.
    (7) Counseling.
    (8) Reporting student and project performance.
    (9) Coordinating project activities with other available resources 
and activities.
    An applicant can submit only one application per priority. A single 
application cannot address more than one priority.
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award up to an additional 8\\1/3\\ 
points to an application, depending on how well the application meets 
one of the priorities

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listed under the Priorities section of this notice.

Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs, U.S.Department of 
Education, Office of Federal TRIO Programs, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 
7000, Washington, DC 20006-8510.Telephone: 202-502-7600 or via 
Internet: virginia.mason@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 
    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. 1070a-17.

    Dated: February 6, 2002.
Kenneth W. Tolo,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation, 
Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-3238 Filed 2-8-02; 8:45 am]