[Federal Register: April 23, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 78)]
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[CFDA No. 84.215F]

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Carol M. White 
Physical Education Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards 
for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002

Purpose of Program

    This program provides grants to initiate, expand, and improve 
physical education programs, including after-school programs, for 
students in kindergarten through 12th grade in order to make progress 
toward meeting State standards for physical education.
    For FY 2002 the competition for new awards focuses on projects 
designed to meet the absolute priority we describe in the PRIORITIES 
section of this application notice.
    The Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program will administer this grant 
    Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies (LEAs) and 
community-based organizations (CBOs)
    Applications Available: April 23, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 7, 2002.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 6, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: $49,500,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000--$500,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $300,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 165.

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

    Project Period: Up to 12 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, 97, 98, and 99.


    This competition focuses exclusively on projects designed to meet a 
priority in the program statute (see 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(v)) and 
sections 5501-5507, part D, subpart 10 of title V of the ESEA (20 
U.S.C. 7261.

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Absolute Priority

    Projects must initiate, expand, and improve physical education 
programs for students in one or more grades from kindergarten through 
grade 12 in order to make progress toward meeting State standards for 
physical education.
    For FY 2002 this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet the priority.

Competitive Preference Priority

    Within the absolute priority for this competition for FY 2002, we 
will award five additional points to novice applicants. These points 
are in addition to any points the application earns under the 
evaluation criteria for the program.

    Note: The total number of points an application may earn is 105.

Other Requirements

    The following requirements also apply to this competition.

Administrative Costs

    Not more than 5 percent of the grant funds made available to an LEA 
or CBO in any fiscal year may be used for administrative costs.

Federal Share

    The Federal share for grants under this program may not exceed 90 
percent of the total cost of a project. Applicants should calculate the 
maximum Federal share by determining the total cost of the proposed 
project and multiplying that amount by 0.90.

Prohibition Against Supplanting

    Grant funds made available under this program shall be used to 
supplement and not supplant other Federal, State, or local funds 
available for physical education activities.

Participation of Home-Schooled or Private School Students

    An application for funds under this program may provide for the 
participation of students enrolled in private, nonprofit elementary or 
secondary schools and their parents and teachers, or home-schooled 
students and their parents and teachers.

Equitable Distribution

    We will ensure, to the extent practicable, an equitable 
distribution of awards among applicants serving urban and rural areas.

Additional Awards

    Contingent upon the availability of funds, we may make additional 
awards in FY 2003 from the rank-ordered list of nonfunded applications 
from this competition.

Participation of Faith-based Organizations

    Faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for grants under 
this competition provided they meet all statutory and regulatory 

Application Requirements

    To be considered for funding, an applicant is required to:
    (1) Have conducted a needs assessment of the students being served 
or to be served by its program in terms of their progress toward 
meeting State standards for physical education;
    (2) Based on the results of the needs assessment in (1), describe 
how the proposed activities will help students make progress toward 
meeting State standards for physical education; and
    (3) Set measurable goals and objectives for the proposed project in 
terms of the student's progress toward meeting State standards for 
physical education, and provide a description of how progress toward 
achieving the goals and objectives will be measured annually.

Prohibited Uses of Funds

    Grant funds made available under this program shall not be used for 
the following: (1) To hire teachers or other staff to provide direct 
instructional or other services to students; (2) to support 
extracurricular activities such as team sports and Reserve Officers' 
Training Corps (ROTC) program activities; or (3) to fund the 
construction of new buildings or other facilities such as athletic 
tracks or tennis courts.


    For the purpose of this competition, terms used in this notice have 
the following meanings:

Local Educational Agency

(A) General
    In general, the term local educational agency means a public board 
of education or other public authority legally constituted within a 
State for either administrative control or direction of, or to perform 
a service function for, public elementary schools or secondary schools 
in a city, county, township, school district, or other political 
subdivision of a State, or of or for a combination of school districts 
or counties that is recognized in a State as an administrative agency 
for its public elementary or secondary schools.
(B) Administrative Control and Direction
    The term includes any other public institution or agency having 
administrative control and direction of a public elementary school or 
secondary school.
(C) BIA Schools
    The term includes an elementary school or secondary school funded 
by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, but only to the extent that including 
the school makes the school eligible for programs for which specific 
eligibility is not provided to the school in another provision of law 
and the school does not have a student population that is smaller than 
the student population of the local educational agency receiving 
assistance under the ESEA with the smallest student population, except 
that the school shall not be subject to the jurisdiction of any State 
educational agency other than the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
(D) Educational Service Agencies
    The term includes educational service agencies and consortia of 
those agencies.
(E) State Educational Agency
    The term includes the State educational agency in a State in which 
the State educational agency is the sole educational agency for all 
public schools.
    Community-based organization means a public or private nonprofit 
organization of demonstrated effectiveness that: (a) is representative 
of a community or significant segments of a community; and (b) provides 
educational or related services to individuals in the community.
    Nonprofit as applied to an agency, organization, or institution, 
means that it is owned and operated by one or more corporations or 
associations whose net earnings do not benefit, and cannot lawfully 
benefit, any private shareholder or entity.
    Novice Applicant means--
    (1) Any applicant for a grant from ED that--
    (i) Has never received a grant or subgrant under the Carol M. White 
Physical Education program;
    (ii) Has never been a member of a group application, submitted in 
accordance with Sec. 75.127-75.129 of EDGAR, that received a grant 
under the Carol M. White Physical Education program; and
    (iii) Has not had an active discretionary grant from the Federal 
Government in the five years before the

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deadline date for applications under this competition.
    (2) In the case of a group application submitted in accordance with 
Sec. 75.127-129, a group that includes only parties that meet the 
requirements of paragraph (1) above.

    Note: A grant is active until the end of the grant's project or 
funding period, including any extensions of those periods that 
extend the grantee's authority to obligate funds.

Selection Criteria

    The Assistant Secretary uses the following selection criteria to 
evaluate applications for new grants under this competition. The 
maximum score for all of these criteria is 100 points. The maximum 
score for each criterion or factor under that criterion is indicated in 

(1) Need for project (20 points)

    In determining the need for the proposed project, the following 
factors are considered:
    (a) The magnitude of the need for the services to be provided or 
the activities to be carried out by the proposed project; and
    (b) The extent to which specific gaps or weaknesses in services, 
infrastructure, or opportunities have been identified and will be 
addressed by the proposed project, including the nature and magnitude 
of those gaps or weaknesses.

(2) Significance (20 points)

    In determining the significance of the proposed project, the 
following factors are considered:
    (a) The likelihood that the proposed project will result in system 
change or improvement;
    (b) The extent to which the proposed project involves the 
development or demonstration of promising new strategies that build on, 
or are alternatives to, existing strategies; and
    (c) The importance or magnitude of the results or outcomes likely 
to be attained by the proposed project, especially improvements in 
teaching and student achievement.

(3) Quality of the Project Design (45 Points)

    In determining the quality of the design of the proposed project, 
the following factors are considered:
    (a) The extent to which the proposed activities constitute a 
coherent, sustained program of training in the field;
    (b) The extent to which the design of the proposed project reflects 
up-to-date knowledge from research and effective practice;
    (c) The extent to which the goals, objectives, and outcomes to be 
achieved by the proposed project are clearly specified and measurable; 
    (d) The extent to which the design of the proposed project is 
appropriate to, and will successfully address, the needs of the target 
population or other identified needs.

(4) Quality of the Project Evaluation (15 Points)

    In determining the quality of the evaluation, the following factors 
are considered:
    (a) The extent to which the methods of evaluation are thorough, 
feasible, and appropriate to the goals, objectives, and outcomes of the 
proposed project;
    (b) The extent to which the methods of evaluation include the use 
of objective performance measures that are clearly related to the 
intended outcomes of the project and will produce quantitative and 
qualitative data to the extent possible; and
    (c) The extent to which the methods of evaluation will provide 
performance feedback and permit periodic assessment of progress toward 
achieving intended outcomes.

Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking

    Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553), the 
Secretary generally offers interested parties the opportunity to 
comment on proposed rules. Section 437(d)(1) of the General Education 
Provisions Act, however, exempts from this requirement rules that apply 
to the first competition under a new or substantially revised program. 
This is the first competition under the Carol M. White Physical 
Education Program, which was substantially revised by the No Child Left 
Behind Act of 2001.

Applications and Information

    For information about this competition contact Ethel Jackson, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW--Room 3E308, 
Washington, DC 20202-6123. Telephone: (202) 260-2812, e-mail address:
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-888-877-8339.
    For printed applications contact: Education Publications Center 
(EDPubs), 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, you may call 1-877-576-7734. Web site: http://
www.ed.gov/about/ordering.jsp>http://www.ed.gov/about/ordering.jsp. E-
mail mailto:edpubs@inet.ed.gov'' edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document, or an 
application package, in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large 
print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact 
person listed at the beginning of this section. However, the Department 
is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the standard forms 
included in the application package.

Electronic Access To This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: 
    To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at the previous site. If you have questions about using PDF, call 
the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) toll free at 1-888-293-6498; 
or in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://

Pilot Project for Electronic Submission of Applications

    In continuing to expand its pilot project of electronic submission 
of applications to include additional formula grant programs, as well 
as discretionary grant competitions. The Carol M. White Physical 
Education Program is one of the programs included in the pilot project. 
If you are an applicant under this grant competition, 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 invite your 
participation in this pilot project. We will 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 of paper format.
     You can submit all documents electronically, including the

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Application for Federal Assistance (ED Form 424), Budget Information--
Non-Construction Programs, (ED Form 524), and all necessary assurances 
and certifications.
     Within three working days of submitting your electronic 
application, fax a signed copy of the Application for Federal 
Assistance (ED Form 424) to the Application Control Center following 
these steps:
    1. Print ED Form 424 from the e-APPLICATION system.
    2. Make sure that the applicant'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 corner ED Form 424.
    5. Fax ED Form 424 to the Application Control Center within three 
business days of submitting your electronic application at (202) 260-
     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 Carol M. 
White Physical Education Program at: http://e-grants.ed.gov.
    We have included additional information on the e-APPLICATION pilot 
project (see Parity Guidelines between Paper and Electronic 
Applications) in the application package.
    If you want to apply for a grant and be considered for funding, you 
must meet the deadline requirements included in this notice.

Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7261.

Dated: April 17, 2002.
Susan B. Neuman,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-9934 Filed 4-22-02; 8:45 am]