[Federal Register: May 19, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 96)]
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[CFDA No. 84.342A]

Office of Postsecondary Education; Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers 
To Use Technology Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards 
for Fiscal Year (FY) 2003

    Purpose of Program: To provide grants to consortia that will 
increase preservice teachers' proficiency in the use of modern learning 
technologies. The program is designed to prepare prospective teachers 
to use advanced technology to ensure all students meet challenging 
State and local academic content and student academic achievement 
standards and to improve the ability of institutions of higher 
education to provide this preparation.
    Eligible Applicants: Only consortia are eligible to apply for a 
grant under this program. The consortia must include at least one 
institution of higher education that awards baccalaureate degrees and 
prepares teachers for their initial entry into teaching and at least 
one State educational agency or local educational agency. In addition, 
the consortia must include at least one of the following entities: an 
additional institution of higher education; a school or department of 
education at an institution of higher education; a school or college of 
arts and sciences (as defined in section 201(b) of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (HEA)) at an institution of higher education; 
or a professional association, foundation, museum, library, for-profit 
business, public or private nonprofit organization, community-based 
organization, or other entity, with the capacity to contribute to the 
technology-related reform of teacher preparation programs.
    Applications Available: May 19, 2003.
    Deadline for transmittal of Applications: June 23, 2003.

    Note: In accordance with 34 CFR 614.8, an application for a 
grant under this program must be received by the deadline date.

    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 22, 2003.
    Estimated Available Funds: $30,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $200,000-$600,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $400,000.

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    Estimated Number of Awards: 75 grants.

    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 
application. You must limit the application narrative to the equivalent 
of no more than 40 pages. In addition, you must limit your budget 
narrative (which is not counted toward the 40-page limit) to the 
equivalent of no more than 6 pages. You must use the following 
    [sbull] A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
    [sbull] Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text, including titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, 
references, and captions, as well as all text in charts, tables, 
figures, and graphs.
    [sbull] Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 point.
    The page limit does not apply to the title page, the table of 
contents, the assurances and justifications; or the one-page abstract, 
the budget narrative and budget forms, the resumes, the bibliography, 
or the letters of support and commitment, and the required appendices.
    We will reject your application if--
    [sbull] You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or
    [sbull] You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the 
page limit.
    Applicable Regulations and Statute: (a) The Education Department 
General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75 
(except for 75.102), 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99; (b) 
the regulations for this program in 34 CFR 614.6 and 614.8; and (c) the 
program statute, Title II, Part B of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1041-1044).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, the Secretary uses the selection criteria in 
EDGAR, sections 75.209 and 75.210. The application booklet includes the 
specific selection criteria used for this competition.


    Invitational Priority: We are particularly interested in 
applications that meet the following priority.
    Invitational Priority. Applications for projects that employ 
technology in building teachers' capacities to interpret, analyze and 
incorporate student achievement and testing data into the instructional 
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets 
the invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over 
other applications.
    For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), 
P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-
7827. FAX: (301) 470-1244. If you use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734.
    You may also contact ED Pubs at its Web site: http://www.edpubs.org/webstore/Content/search.asp.
    Or you may contact ED Pubs at its e-mail address: 
edpubs@inet.ed.gov.    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA number 84.342A.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Shade, Preparing Tomorrow's 
Teachers to Use Technology Program, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 
K Street, NW., Suite 7090, Washington, DC 20006-8526. Telephone: (202) 
502-7773 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 
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting that person. However, 
the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the 
standard forms included in the application package.

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    You may also view this document in Microsoft word and PDF at the 
following site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/teachtech/pt3application.html.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1041-1044.

    Dated: May 14, 2003.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 03-12447 Filed 5-16-03; 8:45 am]