FR Doc 07-4471
[Federal Register: September 12, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 176)]
[Page 52091]
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[CFDA Nos: 84.334A and 84.334S]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher and Student 
Development Programs Service

ACTION: Notice Announcing Technical Assistance Workshops for fiscal 
year (FY) 2008 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate 
Programs (GEAR UP) program.


SUMMARY: The Department expects to hold competitions for new State and 
Partnership grants under the GEAR UP program in FY 2008. This notice 
provides information about four one-day technical assistance workshops 
to assist institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, 
and States interested in preparing grant applications for FY 2008 new 
awards under the GEAR UP program. Program staff will present 
information about the purpose of the GEAR UP Program, selection 
criteria, application content, submission procedures, and matching and 
reporting requirements.
    Although the Department has not yet announced an application 
deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2008 competitions, the 
Department is holding these workshops to give potential applicants 
guidance for preparing applications for the competitions we expect to 
conduct in FY 2008. Specific requirements for the FY 2008 competitions 
will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. This notice 
announces the technical assistance workshops only.

U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6133, 
Washington, DC 20006-8524. Telephone: (202) 502-7676.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the 
Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audio tape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section.

    The technical assistance workshops will be held as follows:

1. Sacramento, CA: Monday, September 10, 2007. Miyako Hotel, 1625 Post 
Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, Telephone: 415-922-3200.
2. Chicago, IL: Wednesday, September 12, 2007. Radisson Hotel 
Northbrook, 2875 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, Telephone: 
3. Atlanta, GA: Friday, September 14, 2007. Hilton Atlanta, 255 
Courtland Street NE., Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, Telephone: 404-659-2000.
4. Philadelphia, PA: Monday, September 17, 2007. The Ritz Carlton, Ten 
Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Telephone: 215-523-8000.

    All Technical Assistance Workshop sessions will be conducted from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the 
day of the session. There is no fee for these workshops. However, space 
is limited. Attendees are required to make their own reservations 
directly with the hotel. The Department has reserved a limited number 
of rooms at each of the hotel sites at a special government room rate. 
To reserve this rate, be certain to inform the hotel that you are 
attending the ``U.S. Department of Education GEAR UP Program Technical 
Assistance Workshop.'' We encourage attendance from those who will be 
responsible for providing technical support for uploading the 
application materials onto the Apply site.

Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Attending the Technical 
Assistance Workshop

    The technical assistance workshop site is accessible to individuals 
with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the workshop (e.g., interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternative format), notify the 
contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON CONTACT at least two 
weeks before the scheduled workshop date. Although we will attempt to 
meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make 
available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of 
insufficient time to arrange it.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-21.

    Dated: September 7, 2007.
Diane Auer Jones,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 07-4471 Filed 9-10-07; 8:45 am]