[Federal Register: June 13, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 114)]
[Page 40690-40691]
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[CFDA Nos. 84.184K, 84.215E, 84.215F, 84.184A, 84.184B]

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education--Safe and Drug-Free 
Schools and Communities--National Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of closing date extensions and revisions for Safe and 
Drug-Free Schools Program discretionary grants.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary extends or revises the closing date 
for applications for two grant competitions, announces procedures to 
extend closing dates for Safe and Drug-free Schools Program 
discretionary grants if the e-Application system is unavailable, and 
reaffirms the use of e-Application as the only electronic means of 
application submission.

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, 
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 
20202-6123. Telephone (202) 260-3954.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 28, 2002, we published a notice in 
the Federal Register (67 FR 15048 through 15050) inviting applications 
for new awards for the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling 
Programs grant competition with a deadline of May 13, 2002, for receipt 
of applications. Conflicting information in the application package may 
have caused some applicants to misconstrue whether applications had to 
be received or transmitted by the closing date. We,

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therefore, revise the closing date to allow for transmittal as well as 
receipt of the application by the May 13, 2002, closing date. An 
applicant must show one of the following as proof of mailing on or 
before May 13, 2002: (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark; 
(2) a legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. 
Postal Service, or (3) a dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from 
a commercial carrier. We will not accept either of the following as 
proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark or (2) a mail receipt 
that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    On April 12, 2002, we published a notice in the Federal Register 
(67 FR 17974 through 17976) inviting applications for new awards for 
the National Coordinator Program with a deadline of May 28, 2002, for 
receipt of applications. We extend the deadline for receipt of 
applications for this competition to June 14, 2002. Applications must 
be received on or before June 14, 2002, in the Department of 
Education's Application Control Center at the address given in the 
mailing instructions section of the application package. The e-
Application system will not be available for submission of applications 
for the National Coordinator Program during this extension. 
Applications received after June 14, 2002, will not be accepted. This 
action is taken because of technical difficulties with the e-
Application system on May 28, 2002, the closing date for the National 
Coordinator grant program.
    Closing Date Extension in case of System Unavailability: An 
applicant that elects to participate in the e-Application pilot for the 
Carol M. White Physical Education Program, the Alcohol Abuse Reduction 
program, or the Mentoring Programs and is prevented from submitting an 
application on any of the closing dates because the e-Application 
system is unavailable will be granted an extension of one business day 
in order to mail the application. For the extension to be granted, the 
applicant must be a registered user of e-Application and the e-
Application system must be unavailable for 60 minutes or more between 
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. time on the 
closing date. We will not grant a further extension of the deadline if 
technical problems with the e-Application system persist.
    e-Application as the only electronic means of submission: e-
Application is a data driven system that allows users to enter data on-
line while completing their applications. It is the only electronic 
means by which we will accept applications. Applications transmitted by 
e-mail or any electronic means other than e-Application will not be 
[FR Doc. 02-14978 Filed 6-12-02; 8:45 am]