[Federal Register: October 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 198)]
[Page 63390]
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[CFDA No.: 84.359B]

Early Reading First Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice extending Full Application deadline date for Early 
Reading First Program for fiscal year (FY) 2002.


SUMMARY: The Secretary extends the deadline date for the submission of 
Full Applications by certain applicants (see the ``Eligibility'' 
section of this notice) under the Early Reading First Program 
discretionary grant competition for FY 2002. The Secretary takes this 
action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of 
applications by potential applicants and their partners in the State of 
Louisiana that were adversely affected by severe weather conditions 
resulting from Hurricane Lili. This extension is intended to help these 
potential applicants and their partners compete fairly with other 
    Eligibility: The extension of the deadline date in this notice 
applies to you if (1) You are an eligible applicant for the Full 
Application phase of the Early Reading First grant competition for FY 
2002, and (2) you or one of your official partners is located in one of 
the areas of Louisiana listed below that the President has declared a 
disaster area as a result of Hurricane Lili.
    Potential eligible applicants for Early Reading First for the 
purpose of this notice are defined as those eligible applicants who 
submitted Pre-Applications and that were invited by the Secretary 
(through the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education) to submit 
Full Applications.
    The areas of Louisiana affected include the following cites, 
counties, or parishes: Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, 
Beauregard, Calcasieu Cameron East Baton Rouge, Evangeline, Iberia, 
Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, 
Livingston, Natchitoches, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, 
St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, 
St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermillion, 
Washington, and West Baton Rouge.

DATES: The new deadline date for receipt of Full Applications under the 
Early Reading First Program from applicants eligible for this extension 
is October 18, 2002. If you or a courier or delivery service delivers 
an application by hand, the deadline on October 18 is 4:30 p.m. For 
applicants in the above Louisiana areas only, this deadline replaces 
the original October 11, 2002 receipt deadline for Full Applications. 
All other instructions for transmitting applications in the Early 
Reading First application package (pp. E-3 and E-4) remain in effect. 
The deadline date for the transmittal of State process recommendations 
by State Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) and comments by other 
interested parties remains as originally posted.
    The invitation to submit applications was originally published in 
the Federal Register on June 7, 2002 (67 FR 39369-39374).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Bethel or Mary Ann Lesiak, 
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-6132. Telephone: (202) 260-4555, or via Internet: 
erf@ed.gov. Applications for, and information about, the Early Reading 
First program competition are available here: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/earlyreading/index.html.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    If you want to transmit a recommendation or comment under Executive 
Order 12372, you can find the latest list and addresses of individual 
SPOCs on the Web site of the Office of Management and Budget at the 
following address: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants.
    If you are an individual with a disability, you may obtain this 
document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, 
audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to either of the contact 
persons listed in this notice.

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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Dated: October 8, 2002.
Susan B. Neuman,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-26048 Filed 10-10-02; 8:45 am]