FR Doc E7-1352
[Federal Register: January 29, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 18)]
[Page 3996-3997]
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[CFDA No. 84.031A]

Strengthening Institutions Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of intent to fund down the grant slate for the 
Strengthening Institutions Program.


SUMMARY: The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed for the 
Strengthening Institutions Program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 to make new 
grant awards in FY 2007. The Secretary takes this action because a 
significant number of high-quality applications remain on last year's 
grant slate. The actual level of funding for the FY 2007 program, if 
any, depends on final Congressional action.

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    On May 19, 2006, we published a notice in the Federal Register (71 
FR 29130) inviting applications for new awards under the Strengthening 
Institutions Program.
    We received a significant number of applications for grants under 
the Strengthening Institutions Program in FY 2006 and made 34 new 
grants. Because such a large number of high-quality applications were 
received, many applications that were awarded high scores by peer 
reviewers did not receive funding for FY 2006.
    Limited funding is available for new awards under this program in 
FY 2007. To conserve funding that would have been required for a peer 
review of new grant applications and use those funds to support grant 
activities, we will select grantees in FY 2007 from the existing slate 
of applicants. This slate was developed during the FY 2006 competition 
using the selection criteria, application requirements, and definitions 
referenced in the May 19,

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2006 notice. No changes to the selection criteria, application 
requirements, and definitions will be required by this action.

    Note: All non-funded applicants scoring 95 and above in the FY 
2006 competition MUST apply for Title III eligibility. Final funding 
decisions will be made based upon the amount available for new 
awards. As announced in a notice published in the Federal Register 
on January 8, 2007(71 FR 760) the closing date for Title III 
eligibility submissions is March 9, 2007.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1057-1059d.

    Dated: January 24, 2007.
James F. Manning,
Delegated the Authority of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary 
 [FR Doc. E7-1352 Filed 1-26-07; 8:45 am]