[Federal Register: August 8, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 153)]
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[CFDA No. 84.323]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office 
of Special Education Programs--State Program Improvement Grant Program; 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 2002

    Purpose of Program: The purpose of the State Program Improvement 
Grant program is to assist State educational agencies and their 
partners referred to in section 652(b) of IDEA with reforming and 
improving their systems for providing educational, early intervention, 
and transitional services, including their systems for professional 
development, technical assistance, and dissemination of knowledge about 
best practices, to improve results for children with disabilities.
    Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies with currently 
funded State Improvement Grants.
    Applications Available: August 8, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 9, 2002.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 19, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: $8,000,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: Under this priority, the Secretary will 
make, based on available funds, up to 36 supplements.
    Estimated Size of Awards: State educational agencies with currently 
funded State Improvement grants may apply for up to 10 percent of the 
five-year total of their existing awards.

Page Limit

    Part III of each application, the application narrative, is where 
an applicant addresses the selection criteria that are used by 
reviewers in evaluating the application. You must limit Part III to the 
equivalent of no more than 25 pages, using the following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'' (on one side only) with one-
inch margins (top, bottom, and sides).
     Double-space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application narrative, including titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, 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 references, or the letters of support. 
However, you must include all of the application narrative in Part III.
    We will reject any 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, 80, 
81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99; and (b) The regulations for this 
program in 34 CFR part 304; and (c) The selection criteria chosen from 
the general selection criteria in 34 CFR 75.210. The specific selection 
criteria for this priority are included in the application package for 
this competition.


    For FY 2002 this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet the priority.
    This competition focuses on projects designed to meet a priority in 
the notice of final priority for this program, published elsewhere in 
this issue of the Federal Register.

For Application Information Contact: For this priority under the 
Special Education--State Program Improvement Grant Program, contact 
Larry Wexler, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Room 3630, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2641. Telephone: 
(202) 205-5390. FAX: (202) 205-9179 or via Internet: 
    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 a copy of this document in 
an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or 
computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR 

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1405, 1461, 1472, 1474, and 1487.

    Dated: August 5, 2002.
Robert H. Pasternack,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 02-20120 Filed 8-7-02; 8:45 am]