FR Doc E8-11269[Federal Register: May 20, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 98)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.133A]

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 
Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of intent to fund down the grant slate for the 
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) program for 
Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS).


SUMMARY: The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed for the 
TBIMS grant competition in fiscal year (FY) 2007 to make new grant 
awards for TBIMS centers in FY 2008. The Secretary takes this action 
because Congress requested that the Secretary fund two additional TBIMS 
centers in FY 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 6030, Potomac Center Plaza, 
Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: (202) 245-7462 or via Internet:
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 14, 2007, we published a notice 
in the Federal Register (72 FR 7288) inviting applications for new 
awards under the TBIMS program for FY 2007. We received 23 applications 
for grants in response to that notice and funded 14 new grants.
    The explanatory statement accompanying the Department of Education 
Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 110-161) specifies that 
the Secretary reserve $8.3 million to carry out the TBIMS program and, 
more specifically, that in FY 2008 the Secretary fund two additional 
applicants from the list of unfunded applications for the last TBIMS 
grant competition. Consistent with the Congressional intent expressed 
in the explanatory statement, the Secretary intends to fund two 
additional TBIMS centers in FY 2008 by funding down the grant slate 
developed for the TBIMS program in FY 2007, which includes several 
high-quality applications that have not yet been funded.
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    Dated: May 15, 2008.
William W. Knudsen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative 
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