FR Doc 05-20263
[Federal Register: October 7, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 194)]
[Page 58696-58697]
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Direct Grant Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice reopening competitions or extending application deadline 
dates for certain direct grant and fellowship programs.


SUMMARY: The Secretary extends the deadline dates for the submission of 
applications for several programs. In all of the affected competitions 
the Secretary is making new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2006. The 
Secretary takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and 
submission of applications by potential applicants who have been 
affected by Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita and are located in 
Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. The reopening and 
extension of the programs or competitions are intended to help 
potential applicants compete fairly with other applicants under these 

    Note: Two of the affected programs or competitions are 
administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education and three are 
administered by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative 
Services. You can find information related to each of these 
competitions under the ``List of Programs Affected'' in this notice.

    Eligibility: The reopening or extension of deadline dates in this 
notice applies to you if you are: (1) an institution of higher 
education, state educational agency (SEA), local educational agency 
(LEA), non-profit organization or other public or private organization 
applicant that is located in a federally-declared disaster area as 
determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (see and you were adversely 

affected by Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita, or (2) an individual 
applicant who resides or resided, on the disaster declaration date, in 
a federally-declared disaster area as determined by FEMA (see
) and you were adversely affected by 

Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita. You must provide a certification in 
your application that you meet one of these criteria for submitting an 
application on the Extended Deadline and be prepared to provide 
appropriate supporting documentation, if requested. If you are 
submitting the application electronically, the submission of the 
application serves as your attestation that you meet the criteria for 
submitting an application on the Extended Deadline.

Note for Individual Applicants Under Competition 84.170A, Jacob K. 
Javits Fellowship Program:

    The reopening or extension of deadline date for this competition 
also applies to you if you cannot obtain your undergraduate academic 
records or references from your undergraduate institution because 
the institution is in a federally-declared disaster area as 
determined by FEMA (see and 

was adversely affected by Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita.

DATES: The new deadline date for transmitting applications under each 
competition is listed with that competition in the ``List of Programs

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Affected.'' If the program is subject to Executive Order 12372, the 
relevant deadline for intergovernmental review is also indicated in the 

ADDRESSES: The address and telephone number for obtaining applications 
for, or information about, an individual program are in the application 
notice for that program. We have listed the date and Federal Register 
citation of the application notice for each program.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the TDD number, if any, listed in the individual application 
notice. If we have not listed a TDD number, you may call the Federal 
Relay Service (FRS) 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:
    You can also find the list of SPOCs in the appendix to the Forecast 

of Funding Opportunities under the Department of Education 
Discretionary Grant Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 and 2006. This 
is available on the Internet at:

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is specific information about 
each of the programs or competitions covered by this notice:

                                            List of Programs Affected
                                Publication      Original       Extended
                                  Date and     Deadline for   Deadline for  Original Deadline  Extended Deadline
      CFDA No. and Name           Federal      Transmittal    Transmittal          for                for
                                  Register          of             of       Intergovernmental  Intergovernmental
                                  Citation     Applications   Applications        Review             Review
                                        Office of Postsecondary Education
84.200A: Graduate Assistance   8/22/05 (70    11/14/05       12/1/05        1/16/06            2/1/06.
 in Areas of National Need.     FR 48940)
84.170A: Jacob K. Javits       6/14/05 (70    10/3/05; Free  12/1/05 Free   N/A                N/A.
 Fellowship Program.            FR 34454)      Application    Application
                                               for Federal    for Federal
                                               Student Aid    Student Aid
                                               1/31/06        1/31/06
                             Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
84.129B: Rehabilitation        7/20/05 (70    9/6/05         10/19/2005     N/A                N/A.
 Training: Rehabilitation       FR 41693)
 Long-Term Training--
 Vocational Rehabilitation
84.129L, P, and Q:             8/3/05 (70 FR  9/19/05        10/19/2005     N/A                N/A.
 Rehabilitation Training:       44588)
 Rehabilitation Long-Term
84.373X: Special Education--   8/4/05 (70 FR  10/3/05        10/19/2005     N/A                N/A.
 Technical Assistance on        44914)
 State Data Collection--IDEA
 General Supervision
 Enhancement Grant.

    If you are an individual with a disability, you may obtain a copy 
of this notice in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, 
audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person 
listed in the individual application notices.

Electronic Access to This Document

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Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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Regulations is available on GPO Access at:

    Dated: October 4, 2005.
Jack Martin,
Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-20263 Filed 10-6-05; 8:45 am]