FR Doc 2010-9907
[Federal Register: April 29, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 82)]
[Page 22576-22577]
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[CFDA No. 84.120A]

Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of intent to fund down the fiscal year (FY) 2009 grant 
slate for the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.


SUMMARY: The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed in FY 
2009 for the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program 
(MSEIP), authorized by Title III, Part E of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended (HEA), to fund down the FY 2009 grant slate to make 
new grant awards in FY 2010. The Secretary takes this action because a 
significant number of high-quality applications remain on last year's 
grant slate. We expect to use an estimated $4,069,676 for new awards in 
FY 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen W. Johnson, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20006-6450. 
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    On April 1, 2009, we published a notice in the Federal Register (74 
FR 14790) inviting applications for new awards under MSEIP.
    In response to this notice, we received a significant number of 
applications for grants under MSEIP in FY 2009 and funded 16 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 in FY 2009.
    In order to conserve funding that would have been required for a 
peer review of new applications submitted under this program, we intend 
to select grantees in FY 2010 from the existing slate of applicants. 
This slate was developed during the FY 2009 competition using the 
competitive preference priorities, invitational priorities, selection 
criteria, and requirements referenced in the April 1, 2009 notice.
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1067-1067k.

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    Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated 
authority to Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy 
Analysis for the Office of Postsecondary Education, to perform the 
functions and duties of the

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Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

    Dated: April 23, 2010.
Daniel T. Madzelan,
Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2010-9907 Filed 4-28-10; 8:45 am]