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Federal Register / Vol. 62, No.

87 / Tuesday, May 6, 1997 / Notices 24773

evaluation will provide performance • Enhancing the quality, usefulness, partnership and a strengthened
feedback and permit periodic and clarity of the information to be federalism by relying on processes
assessment of progress toward achieving collected; and developed by State and local
intended outcomes. • Minimizing the burden of the governments for coordination and
collection of information on those who review of proposed Federal financial
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 are to respond, including through the assistance.
The selection criteria for this program use of appropriate automated, In accordance with the order, this
contain information collection electronic, mechanical, or other document is intended to provide early
requirements. As required by the technological collection techniques or notification of the Department’s specific
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 other forms of information technology; plans and actions for this program.
U.S.C. 3504(h)), the Department of e.g., permitting electronic submission of
Education will submit a copy of this responses. Note: This notice of final priorities and
notice to the Office of Management and selection criteria does not solicit
OMB is required to make a decision
applications. A notice inviting applications
Budget (OMB) for its review. concerning the information collection under these competitions is published
Collection of Information: Safe and requirements between 30 and 60 days elsewhere in this issue of the Federal
Drug-Free Schools and Communities after publication of this document in the Register.
National Programs—Federal Activities Federal Register. Therefore, a comment Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131.
Grants Program to OMB is best assured of having its full
These selection criteria will affect the (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
effect if OMB receives it within 30 days Number 84.184F and 84.184G Safe and Drug-
following types of entities eligible to of publication of this notice. Free Schools and Communities Act National
apply for a grant under this program: Programs—Federal Activities Grants
State and local educational agencies, Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking
Program)
institutions or higher education, other In accordance with the Dated: May 1, 1997.
nonprofit agencies, organizations, and Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C.
Gerald N. Tirozzi,
institutions; and any combinations of 553), it is the practice of the Department
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and
these types of entities. The Department to offer interested parties the
Secondary Education.
needs, and will use, the information opportunity to comment on proposed
rules. Ordinarily, this practice would [FR Doc. 97–11771 Filed 5–5–97; 8:45 am]
related to the selection criteria for this
have applied to the rules in this notice. BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
program to enable the Secretary to
determine which applicants would most However, the Secretary waives
likely develop, implement, and validate rulemaking under section 553(b)(B) of
the Administrative Procedure Act. This DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
successful model projects for
demonstration throughout the Nation. section provides that rulemaking is not
Annual public reporting and record- required when the agency for good [CFDA Nos.: 84.184F, 84.184G, 84.184H]
keeping burden for this collection of cause finds that notice and public
procedure are impracticable, Office of Elementary and Secondary
information is estimated to average 20
unnecessary, or contrary to the public Education—Safe and Drug-Free
hours per response for 300 respondents,
interest. The Secretary believes that, in Schools and Communities National
including the time for reviewing
order to make timely grant awards using Programs; Combined Notice Inviting
instructions, searching existing data
Fiscal Year (FY) 1997 funds, public Applications for New Awards for Fiscal
sources, gathering and maintaining the
comment on these rules is Year 1997
data needed, and completing and
reviewing the collection of information. impracticable. Congress did not provide Summary: The Secretary invites
Organizations and individuals authority to use FY 1997 funds for Safe applications for new awards for fiscal
desiring to submit comments on the and Drug-Free Schools and year (FY) 1997 under three direct grant
information collection requirements Communities National Programs until competitions supported by Safe and
should direct them to the Office of March 1997. The Secretary must make Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Information and Regulatory Affairs, new awards no later than September 30, Act (SDFSCA) National Programs.
OMB, Room 10235, New Executive 1997, and recipients should be able to
Purpose of Program: The National
Office Building, Washington, D.C. implement projects as early as possible
Programs portion of the SDFSCA
20503; Attention: Desk Officer for U.S. in the 1997–98 school year. Therefore,
supports the development of innovative
Department of Education. in order to give applicants enough time
programs that (1) demonstrate effective
The Department considers comments to prepare their applications and the
new methods of ensuring safe and drug-
by the public on this proposed Department sufficient time to conduct
free schools, colleges, and communities,
collection of information in— the lengthy review process in this
• Evaluating whether the proposed and (2) provide models or proven
notice, it is now impracticable to receive
collection of information is necessary effective practices that will assist
public comments and still allow FY
for the proper performance of the schools and communities around the
1997 awards to be made by September
functions of the Department, including Nation to improve their programs
30, 1997.
whether the information will have funded under the State Grants portion of
practical utility; Intergovernmental Review the SDFSCA.
• Evaluating the accuracy of the This program is subject to the Applications Available: June 13, 1997.
Department’s estimate of the burden of requirements of Executive Order 12372 Deadline for Receipt of Applications:
the proposed collection of information, and the regulations in 34 CFR Part 79. August 1, 1997.
including the validity of the The objective of the Executive Order is Deadline for Intergovernmental
methodology and assumptions used; to foster an intergovernmental Review: September 1, 1997.

Fiscal Information:
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Estimated av- Estimated Estimated


Estimated range of
CFDA number and name erage size of number of available Project Period
awards awards awards funds

84.184F Replication of Effective Programs $250,000 to $450,000 $350,000 6 $2,000,000 Up to 36 months


or Strategies to Prevent Youth Drug Use,
Violent Behavior, or Both.
84.184G State and Local Educational 400,000 to 600,000 ... 500,000 10 5,000,000 Up to 24 months
Agency Drug and Violence Prevention
Data Collection.
84.184H Drug and Violence Prevention 150,000 to 300,000 ... 265,000 5 1,325,000 28 months
Programs in Higher Education: Validation
Competition.
Note: Range of awards, average size of awards, number of awards and available funding in this notice are estimates only. The Department is
not bound by any estimates in this notice. Funding estimates for competitions 84.184F and 84.184G represent the first year of the project period
only. Funding for the second and third years of projects under competitions 84.184F and 84.184G is subject both to the availability of future
years’ funds and the approval of continuation (see 34 CFR 75.253). Estimates for competition 84.184H represent funding for both the first and
second years of the project period. Projects funded under competition 84.184H will not be subject to approval of continuation or to the availability
of future years’ funds.

Applicable Regulations Absolute Priority #2—State and Local Program, 600 Independence Avenue,
Educational Agency Drug and Violence SW, Suite 604 Portals, Washington, DC
(a) The Education Department General Prevention Data Collection (CFDA 20202–6123. Telephone: (202) 260–
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in #84.184G) 3954. By facsimile (202) 260–7767.
34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82,
l
Eligible Applicants Internet: http://
85, 86 www.bryan williams@ed.gov.
State and local educational agencies, Individuals who use a
(Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86
apply to institutions of higher education
institutions of higher education, other telecommunications device for the deaf
only); (b) 34 CFR parts 98 and 99; and (c) the
nonprofit agencies, organizations, and (TDD) may call the Federal Information
notices of final priorities and selection
institutions; and any combination of Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339
these types of entities.
criteria, as published elsewhere in this issue between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time,
of the Federal Register apply to these Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131. Monday through Friday.
competitions. Drug and Violence Prevention Information about the Department’s
Federal Activities Grants Program Programs in Higher Education: funding opportunities, including copies
Competitions (CFDA #84.184F and Validation Competition (CFDA of application notices for discretionary
#84.184G) #84.184H) grant competitions, can be viewed on
Absolute Priority #1—Correcting the Department’s electronic bulletin
Absolute Priority #1—Replication of board (ED Board), telephone (202) 260–
Misperceptions of Student Alcohol and
Effective Programs or Strategies to 9950; on the Internet Gopher Service (at
Other Drug Use by Students Attending
Prevent Youth Drug Use, Violent gopher://gcs.ed.gov); or on the World
Institutions of Higher Education
Behavior, or Both (CFDA# 84.184F) Wide Web (at http://gcs.ed.gov).
Absolute Priority #2—Limiting Student However, the official application notice
Eligible Applicants Access to and Availability of Alcohol for a discretionary grant competition is
and Other Drugs at Institutions of the notice published in the Federal
State and local educational agencies,
Higher Education
institutions of higher education, other Register.
nonprofit agencies, organizations, and Eligible Applicants Dated: May 1, 1997.
institutions; and any combination of Institutions of higher education, or Gerald N. Tirozzi,
these types of entities. consortia thereof. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and
Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7132. Secondary Education.
For Applications or Information [FR Doc. 97–11770 Filed 5–5–97; 8:45 am]
Contact: Safe and Drug-Free Schools BILLING CODE 4000–01–P