[Federal Register: May 1, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 84)]
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[CFDA No. 84.336A]

Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program--State Grants; Notice 
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002

    Purpose of Program: The program provides grants to States to 
promote improvements in the quality of new teachers with the ultimate 
goal of increasing student achievement in the nation's pre-K-12 
classrooms. For FY 2002, a new competition will be conducted under the 
State Grants program (State program). The purpose of the State Grants 
Program is to improve the quality of a State's teaching force by 
supporting the implementation of comprehensive statewide reform 
activities in areas such as teacher licensing and certification, 
accountability for high-quality teacher preparation, and recruitment.
    Eligible Applicants: State Grants (including the District of 
Columbia, Puerto Rico and the insular areas)--States that did not 
receive an FY 1999 grant or FY 2000 initial year under the State Grants 
    Applications Available: May 1, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 1, 2002.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 29, 2002.
    Available Funds: $33.8 million.
    Estimated Range of Awards: Up to $5,000,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $3.4 million per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 10-26.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Page Limit: The application narrative is where you, the applicant, 
address the selection criteria reviewers use to evaluate your 
    If you are submitting an application for a State grant, you must 
limit your narrative to the equivalent of no more than 50 pages and 
your accompanying work plan to the equivalent of no more than 10 pages. 
Submit the work plan as an appendix. In addition, you must limit your 
budget narrative to the equivalent of no more than 10 pages and your 
evaluation plan to the equivalent of no more than 5 pages.
    For the application narrative, work plan, budget narrative, and 
evaluation plan, the following standards apply:
     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, including titles, headings, quotations, references, and 
     Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
     For tables, charts, or graphs also use a font that is 
either 12-point or larger or no smaller than 10 pitch.
    Our reviewers will not read any of the specified sections of your 
application that--
     Exceed the page limit if you apply these standards; or
     Exceed the equivalent of the page limit if you apply other 
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 
85, 86, 97, 98 and 99. (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
part 611.

Quality Program, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street NW, Room 6152, Washington, DC 20006-8525. 
Telephone: (202) 502-7878, FAX: (202) 502-7699 or via Internet: 
Brenda.Shade@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 
is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the standard forms 
included in the application process.

Electronic Access to This Document

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available free at this site. If you have questions about using the PDF, 
call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-
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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1021 et seq.

    Dated: April 26, 2002.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-10710 Filed 4-30-02; 8:45 am]