[Federal Register: July 18, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 138)]
[Page 47353-47354]
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[CFDA No. 84.358A]

Small, Rural School Achievement Program

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 

ACTION: Notice extending application deadline.


SUMMARY: Under the Small, Rural School Achievement Program, we will 
award grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies 
(LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this 
notice, we are extending the deadline for eligible LEAs to apply for 
fiscal year (FY) 2002 funding under the program.
    Application Deadline: All applications must be received 
electronically by July 24, 2002, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 7, 2002, we published in the Federal 
Register (67 FR 39375-39376) a notice establishing a July 9, 2002 
deadline for LEAs to apply for funding under the program. Some LEAs 
have informed us that they failed to meet this deadline because of 
natural disasters, changes in personnel, or other circumstances. In 
order to afford as many eligible LEAs as possible an opportunity to 
receive funding under this program, we are extending the application 
deadline until July 24, 2002, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.
    Any eligible LEA that seeks funding under this program and that 
failed to submit an application by the previously established deadline 
may apply for funds by the deadline in this notice. An LEA that 
previously submitted an application by the original application 
deadline should not re-apply for funding in response to this notice. If 
you have received a PR-award number (for example, S358A025999), you 
have already applied for funding and should not respond to this notice.
    Electronic Submission of Applications: To receive its share of FY 
2002 funding, an eligible LEA must submit an electronic application to 
the Department by July 24, 2002, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Submission of 
an electronic application involves the use of the Electronic Grant 

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System (e-APPLICATION, formerly e-GAPS) portion of the Grant 
Administration and Payment System (GAPS).
    You can access the electronic application for the Small, Rural 
School Achievement Program at: http://e-grants.ed.gov.
    Once you access this site, you will receive specific instructions 
regarding the information to include in your application.
    The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are from 6 
a.m. until 12 midnight (Washington, DC time) on Mondays, Tuesdays, 
Thursdays and Fridays; and from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 
Saturdays. The system is unavailable on the second Saturday of every 
month, Sundays, and Federal holidays.

    Note: On the application deadline date, the e-Grants Web site is 
available only until 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Eligible LEAs are 
encouraged to submit their applications prior to the deadline date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Milagros Lanauze. Telephone: (202) 
401-0039 or via Internet: reap@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 notice in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed above.
    Electronic Access To This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as 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: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this 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 version of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO access at: http://

    Program Authority: Section 6212 of the ESEA, as amended by the 
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-110).

    Dated: July 15, 2002.
Susan B. Neuman,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-18166 Filed 7-17-02; 8:45 am]