FR Doc 04-18808
[Federal Register: August 17, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 158)]
[Page 51072]
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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 (SRSA) 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) 2004 funding under the program.

DATES: Application Deadline: All applications must be received 
electronically by August 25, 2004, 4:30 p.m. eastern time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 30, 2004, we published a notice in 
the Federal Register (69 FR 39443-39444) establishing a July 30, 2004, 
deadline for LEAs to apply for funding under the program. We 
subsequently published a notice extending that deadline until August 6, 
2004 (69 FR 47127 to 47128). As discussed in the initial notice, some 
LEAs that are eligible for FY 2004 SRSA funding are considered already 
to have met the application deadline based on their previously 
submitted application and do not have to submit a new application to 
the Department to receive their FY 2004 SRSA grant awards. The 
Department's Web site at indicates 

which eligible LEAs must submit an application to receive a FY 2004 
SRSA grant award.
    We have recently learned that some eligible LEAs were unable to 
meet the extended deadline of August 6, 2004, because of unavailability 
of district personnel and for other reasons. In order to afford as many 
eligible LEAs as possible an opportunity to receive funding under this 
program, we are extending the application deadline to August 25, 2004, 
4:30 p.m. eastern time. We have already notified each State educational 
agency of this extension and have also posted the new application 
deadline on the Department's Web site.
    An eligible LEA that is required to submit a new SRSA application 
in order to receive FY 2004 SRSA funding and that has not done so by 
the original application deadline may apply for funds by the deadline 
in this notice.
    We encourage eligible LEAs to submit their applications as soon as 
possible to avoid any problems with filing electronic applications on 
the last day. The deadline for submission of applications will not be 
extended any further as we must make awards by September 30, 2004.
    Electronic Submission of Applications: To receive its share of FY 
2004 SRSA funding, an eligible LEA that is required to submit a new 
SRSA application and that has not done so must submit an electronic 
application to the Department by August 25, 2004, 4:30 p.m. eastern 
time. Submission of an electronic application involves the use of the 
Department's Electronic Grant Application System (e-Application) 
available through the Department's e-GRANTS system.
    You can access the electronic application for the SRSA Program at:

    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 6 a.m. 
Monday until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. Thursday until midnight, 
Saturday (Washington, DC time). Please note that the system is 
unavailable on Sundays, Federal holidays, and after 7 p.m. on 
Wednesdays for maintenance (Washington, DC time).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Hitchcock. Telephone: (202) 
401-0039 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 this notice in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7345-7345b.

    Dated: August 11, 2004.
Raymond J. Simon,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 04-18808 Filed 8-16-04; 8:45 am]