[Federal Register: June 23, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 120)]
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[CFDA 84.060A]

Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Availability, etc.: Elementary 
and Secondary Education--Indian Education Formula Grants to Local 
Educational Agencies

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Indian 

ACTION: Notice inviting applications, including applications for 
Integration of Services projects under section 7116 of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, for awards for 
fiscal year (FY) 2003, Indian Education Formula Grants to Local 
Educational Agencies.


    Purpose of Program: The Indian Education Formula Grants program 
provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs) in their 
efforts to reform and improve elementary and secondary school programs 
that serve Indian students. The programs funded are to be based on 
challenging State academic content and student academic achievement 
standards used for all students, and be designed to assist Indian 
students to meet those standards. Under section 7116 of ESEA, 
Integration of Services, the Indian Education Formula Grants program 
also authorizes the consolidation of funds for any Federal program 
exclusively serving Indian children, or the funds reserved under any 
Federal program to exclusively

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serve Indian children, that are awarded under a statutory or 
administrative formula, for the purposes of providing education and 
related services that would be used to serve Indian students. 
Instructions for an Integration of Services project are included in the 
application package.
    Eligible Applicants: LEAs and certain schools funded by the Bureau 
of Indian Affairs; and Indian tribes under certain conditions, as 
prescribed by statute in ESEA section 7112(c).
    Applications Available: Applications were mailed May 27, 2003. To 
request a copy of the application, see the contact information under 
the ``For Applications or Information Contact'' heading.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 23, 2003. 
Applications not meeting the deadline will not be considered for 
funding in the initial allocation of awards. However, if funds become 
available after the initial allocation of funds, applications not 
meeting the deadline may be considered for funding if the Secretary 
determines, under section 7118(d) of ESEA, that reallocation of those 
funds to late applicants would best assist in advancing the purposes of 
the program. However, the amount and date of an individual award, if 
any, may be less than the applicant would have received had the 
application been submitted on time.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 22, 2003.
    Available Funds: The appropriation for this program for FY 2003 is 
$96,501,636, which should be sufficient to fund all eligible 
    Estimated Range of Awards: $4,000 to $2,210,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $75,040.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1,286.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Project Period: Up to 48 months for new applications.
    Budget Requirement: All projects with budgets of $115,000 or more 
are encouraged to plan and budget for one person to attend a one-day 
Project Directors' meeting to be held in Greensboro, NC in November 
2003. Other projects not meeting that level of funding specified may 
attend at their discretion.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Cathie Martin, Office of 
Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, 
SW., Room 3W115, Washington, DC 20202-6335. Telephone: (202) 260-3774. 
An electronic version of the application is available at: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/oie/index.html
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request of the person listed in the preceding paragraph.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format, also, 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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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7421.

    Dated: June 17, 2003.
Eugene Hickok,
Under Secretary.
[FR Doc. 03-15808 Filed 6-20-03; 8:45 am]