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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION including titles, headings, quotations, Dated: April 26, 2002.
references, and captions. Sally L. Stroup,
[CFDA No. 84.336A] • Use a font that is either 12-point or Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary
larger or no smaller than 10 pitch Education.
Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants
(characters per inch). [FR Doc. 02–10710 Filed 4–30–02; 8:45 am]
Program—State Grants; Notice Inviting • For tables, charts, or graphs also use
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal a font that is either 12-point or larger or
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
Year (FY) 2002 no smaller than 10 pitch.
Purpose of Program: The program Our reviewers will not read any of the DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
provides grants to States to promote specified sections of your application
improvements in the quality of new that— Office of Postsecondary Education
teachers with the ultimate goal of • Exceed the page limit if you apply
these standards; or [CFDA No. 84.031T]
increasing student achievement in the
nation’s pre-K–12 classrooms. For FY • Exceed the equivalent of the page
limit if you apply other standards. American Indian Tribally Controlled
2002, a new competition will be Colleges and Universities (TCCU)
Applicable Regulations: (a) The
conducted under the State Grants Program; Notice Inviting Applications
Education Department General
program (State program). The purpose of for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY)
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in
the State Grants Program is to improve 2002
34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 85, 86,
the quality of a State’s teaching force by
97, 98 and 99. (b) The regulations for Purpose of Program: The TCCU
supporting the implementation of
this program in 34 CFR part 611. Program is authorized under title III,
comprehensive statewide reform
activities in areas such as teacher FOR APPLICATIONS AND FURTHER part A, section 316 of the Higher
licensing and certification, INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Shade, Education Act of 1965, as amended
accountability for high-quality teacher Teacher Quality Program, Office of (HEA). The program provides grants to
preparation, and recruitment. Postsecondary Education, U.S. eligible institutions of higher education
Eligible Applicants: State Grants Department of Education, 1990 K Street to enable them to improve their
(including the District of Columbia, NW, Room 6152, Washington, DC academic quality, institutional
Puerto Rico and the insular areas)— 20006–8525. Telephone: (202) 502– management, and fiscal stability, and
States that did not receive an FY 1999 7878, FAX: (202) 502–7699 or via increase their self-sufficiency.
grant or FY 2000 initial year under the Internet: Brenda.Shade@ed.gov. If you Eligible Applicants: To qualify as an
State Grants program. use a telecommunications device for the eligible institution under the program, a
Applications Available: May 1, 2002. deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal tribal college or university must meet
Deadline for Transmittal of Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– the definition of the term ‘‘tribally
Applications: July 1, 2002. 800–877–8339. controlled college or university’’ in
Deadline for Intergovernmental Individuals with disabilities may section 2 of the Tribally Controlled
Review: August 29, 2002. obtain this document in an alternative College or University Assistance Act of
Available Funds: $33.8 million. format (e.g., Braille, large print, 1978, or it must be listed in the Equity
Estimated Range of Awards: Up to audiotape, or computer diskette) on in Educational Land Grant Status Act of
$5,000,000. request to the program contact person 1994. In addition, it must be an
Estimated Average Size of Awards: listed under FOR APPLICATIONS AND accredited or preaccredited institution
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. and must, among other requirements,
$3.4 million per year.
Estimated Number of Awards: 10–26. However, the Department is not able to have a high enrollment of needy
reproduce in an alternative format the students, and its Educational and
Note: The Department is not bound by any
estimates in this notice.
standard forms included in the General (E&G) expenditures per full-
application process. time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate
Project Period: Up to 36 months.
Page Limit: The application narrative Electronic Access to This Document student must be low in comparison with
is where you, the applicant, address the the average E&G expenditures per FTE
You may view this document, as well undergraduate student of institutions
selection criteria reviewers use to as all other Department of Education
evaluate your application. that offer similar instruction. The
documents published in the Federal complete eligibility requirements are
If you are submitting an application Register, in text or Adobe Portable
for a State grant, you must limit your found in 34 CFR 607.2–607.5. The
Document Format (PDF) on the Internet regulations may also be accessed by
narrative to the equivalent of no more at the following site: www.ed.gov/
than 50 pages and your accompanying visiting the following Department of
legislation/FedRegister. Education web site: http://www.ed.gov/
work plan to the equivalent of no more To use the PDF you must have the
than 10 pages. Submit the work plan as legislation/FedRegister.
Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is
an appendix. In addition, you must Applications Available: May 1, 2002.
available free at this site. If you have
limit your budget narrative to the Deadline for Transmittal of
questions about using the PDF, call the
equivalent of no more than 10 pages and Applications: June 10, 2002.
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO),
your evaluation plan to the equivalent Estimated Available Funds: $17.5
toll free, at 1–888–293–6498; or in the
of no more than 5 pages. million.
Washington, DC area at (202) 512–1530.
For the application narrative, work Note: The official version of this document SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
plan, budget narrative, and evaluation is the document published in the Federal Approximately $400,000 of the $17.5
plan, the following standards apply: Register. Free Internet access to the official million appropriated for the TCCU
• A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side edition of the Federal Register and the Code Program will be available for one new
only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom, of Federal Regulations is available on GPO individual or cooperative arrangement
and both sides. Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/ development grant, and approximately
index.html.
• Double space (no more than three $7.1 million will be available for new
lines per vertical inch) all text, Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1021 et seq. construction. The remaining funds will

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be used to fund continuing awards. • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side and amended on April 26, 2001. This
Development grant monies may be used only, with 1″ margins top, bottom, and Executive order provides that recipients
for a variety of allowable activities. both sides. of Federal construction funds may not
Construction funds may be used solely • Double space (no more than three ‘‘require or prohibit bidders, offerors,
for construction, maintenance, lines per vertical inch) all text in the contractors, or subcontractors to enter
renovation and improvement in application narrative, including titles into or adhere to agreements with one
classrooms, libraries, laboratories, and and headings. However, you may single or more labor organizations, on the same
other instructional facilities, including space footnotes, quotations, references, or other related construction project(s)’’
purchase or rental of captions, charts, forms, tables, figures or ‘‘otherwise discriminate against
telecommunications technology and graphs. bidders, offerors, contractors, or
equipment or services. We will refer to • Use a font that is either 12-point or subcontractors for becoming or refusing
grants to carry out construction as larger or no smaller than 10 pitch to become or remain signatories or
construction grants. (characters per inch). otherwise to adhere to agreements with
A TCCU that does not have a current The page limit does not apply to the one or more labor organizations, on the
development grant under either the application cover sheet (ED 424) or the same or other construction project(s).’’
TCCU Program or the Strengthening assurances and certifications. However, However, the Executive order does not
Institutions Program may apply for both the page limitation applies to all other prohibit contractors or subcontractors
a TCCU Program development grant and parts of the application. from voluntarily entering into these
We will reject your application if— agreements.
a TCCU Program construction grant. A
• You apply these standards and Projects funded under this program
TCCU that currently has a development
exceed the page limit; or that include construction activity will
grant awarded under the TCCU Program • You apply other standards and
may apply for a TCCU Program be provided a copy of this Executive
exceed the equivalent of the page limit. Order and will be asked to certify that
construction grant. However, a TCCU
that has a current grant under the Special Funding Considerations they will adhere to it.
Strengthening Institutions Program may 1. An applicant that does not have a Instructions for Transmittal of
not receive a TCCU Program development or construction grant will Applications
construction or development grant in have a priority over those applicants
FY 2002. A TCCU seeking both a TCCU that have one or both grants. Note: Some of the procedures in these
Program development grant and 2. In tie-breaking situations described instructions for transmitting applications
construction grant must submit a differ from those in the EDGAR (34 CFR
in 34 CFR 607.23, we will award one 75.102). Under the Administrative Procedure
separate application for each type of additional point to an applicant Act (5 U.S.C. 553) the Department generally
grant. Applicants for construction grants institution that has an endowment fund offers interested parties the opportunity to
will use the same application as for which the 1998–1999 market value comment on proposed regulations. However,
applicants for development grants. per full-time equivalent (FTE) student these amendments make procedural changes
Estimated Range of Awards: was less than the comparable average only and do not establish new substantive
$365,000–$400,000 per year for the 5- per FTE student at a similar type policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A),
year development grant; and $800,000– institution. We will also award one the Secretary has determined that proposed
additional point to an applicant rulemaking is not required.
$1,200,000 for 1-year construction
grants. institution that had 1998–1999 Pilot Project for Electronic Submission
Estimated Average Size of Awards: expenditures for library materials per of Applications
$400,000 per year for 5-year FTE student that were less than the
comparable average per FTE student at In FY 2002, the U.S. Department of
development grant and $1 million for 1- Education is continuing to expand its
year construction grants. similar type institutions.
For the purpose of these funding pilot project of electronic submission of
Estimated Number of Awards: 1 considerations, an applicant must applications to include additional
development grant and 6 construction demonstrate that the market value of its formula grant programs and additional
grants. endowment fund per FTE student, and discretionary grant competitions. The
Project Period: 60 months for library expenditures per FTE student, Title III, Part A Programs (CFDA Nos.
development grants and 12 months for were less than the national averages for 84.031A, 84.031N, 84.031T, and
construction grants. the year 1998–1999. 84.031W) are included in the pilot
Note: The Department is not bound by any If a tie remains, after applying the project. If you are an applicant under a
estimates in this notice. Applicants should additional point or points, we will Title III, Part A Program, you may
periodically check the title III, part A web determine the ranking of applicants submit your application to us in either
site for further information on this program. based on the lowest combined library electronic or paper format.
The address is: http://www.ed.gov/offices/ The pilot project involves the use of
expenditures per FTE student and
OPE/HEP/idues/title3a.html. the Electronic Grant Application System
endowment values per FTE student.
Page Limit: We have established Applicable Regulations: (a) The (e-APPLICATION, formerly e-GAPS)
mandatory page limits for the individual Education Department General portion of the Grant Administration and
development grant, the cooperative Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in Payment System (GAPS). We request
arrangement development grant, and the 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 82, 85, 86, 97, your participation in this pilot project.
construction grant applications. You 98, and 99. (b) The regulations for this We shall continue to evaluate its
must limit the application narrative to program in 34 CFR part 607. success and solicit suggestions for
the equivalent of no more than 100 Applicability of Executive Order improvement.
pages for the individual development 13202: Applicants that apply for If you participate in this e-
grant or the individual construction construction funds under these APPLICATION pilot, please note the
grant and 140 pages for the cooperative programs must comply with the following:
arrangement development grant, using Executive Order 13202 signed by • Your participation is strictly
the following standards: President Bush on February 17, 2001 voluntary.

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• You will not receive any additional Electronic Access to This Document Project Period: 48 months.
point value or penalty because you You may view this document, as well Page Limit: The application narrative
submit a grant application in electronic as all other Department of Education (Part C of the application in which the
or paper format. documents published in the Federal selection criteria are addressed) must be
• You can submit all grant documents Register, in text or Adobe Portable limited to the equivalent of no more
electronically, including the Document Format (PDF) on the Internet than 50 pages using the following
Application for Federal Assistance (ED at the following site: www.ed.gov/ standards:
424), Budget Information-Non- • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side
legislation/FedRegister.
Construction Programs (ED 524), and all only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom,
To use PDF, you must have Adobe
necessary assurances and certifications. and both sides.
Acrobat Reader, which is available free
• Within three working days of • Double space (no more than three
at this site. If you have questions about
submitting your electronic application lines per vertical inch) all text in the
using PDF, call the U.S. Government
fax a signed copy of the Application for application narrative, including titles,
Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1–
Federal Assistance (ED 424) to the headings, footnotes, quotations,
888–293–6498; or in the Washington,
Application Control Center after references, and captions, as well as all
DC area at (202) 512–1530.
following these steps: text in charts, tables, figures, and
Note: The official version of this document graphs.
1. Print ED 424 from the e- is the document published in the Federal
APPLICATION system. • Use a font that is either 12-point or
Register. Free Internet access to the official
2. Make sure that the institution’s edition of the Federal Register and the Code
larger or no smaller than 10 pitch
Authorizing Representative signs this of Federal Regulations is available on GPO (characters per inch).
Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/ The page limit does not apply to the
form.
index.html cover sheet, the budget section,
3. Before faxing this form, submit
including the narrative budget
your electronic application via the e- Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1057–1059d. justification, the assurances and
APPLICATION system. You will receive
Dated: April 26, 2002. certifications, the three-page abstract,
an automatic acknowledgement, which
Sally L. Stroup, the resumes, or the letters of support.
will include a PR/Award number (an
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary However, you must include all of the
identifying number unique to your
Education. application narrative in Part C.
application).
[FR Doc. 02–10711 Filed 4–30–02; 8:45 am] We will reject your application if—
4. Place the PR/Award number in the • You apply these standards and
upper right hand corner of ED 424. BILLING CODE 4000–01–U
exceed the page limit; or
5. Fax ED 424 to the Application • You apply other standards and
Control Center at (202) 260–1349. exceed the equivalent of the page limit.
• We may request that you give us DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Applicable Regulations: EDGAR in 34
original signatures on all other forms at [CFDA No. 84.335A] CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 85, 86, 97,
a later date. 98 and 99.
You may access the electronic grant Child Care Access Means Parents in In preparing applications, applicants
application for the Title III, Part A School Program; Notice Inviting should pay particular attention to the
Programs at: http://e-grants.ed.gov. Applications for New Awards for Fiscal requirements in section 427 of the
We have included additional Year (FY) 2002 General Education Provisions Act
information about the e-application Purpose of Program: The Child Care (GEPA), as detailed later in this notice.
pilot project (see Parity Guidelines Access Means Parents In School Applicants must address the
between Paper and Electronic (CCAMPIS) Program supports the requirements in section 427 in order to
Applications) in the application participation of low-income parents in receive funding under this competition.
package. postsecondary education through the Section 427 requires each applicant to
For Applications or Further provision of campus-based childcare describe the steps it proposes to take for
Information Contact: Darlene B. Collins, services. addressing one or more barriers (i.e.,
U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Eligible Applicants: Institutions of gender, race, national origin, color,
Street, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC higher education that awarded during disability, or age) that can impede
20202–8513. Telephone: (202) 502–7777 the preceding fiscal year, $350,000 or equitable access to, or participation in,
or via Internet: darlene.collins@ed.gov. more of Federal Pell Grant funds to the program. A restatement of
If you use a telecommunications students enrolled at the institution. compliance with civil rights
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call Applications Available: May 1, 2002. requirements is not sufficient to meet
the Federal Information Relay Service Deadline for Transmittal of the requirements in section 427 of
(FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Applications: June 3, 2002. GEPA. Because there are no program-
Individuals with disabilities may Deadline for Intergovernmental specific regulations for the Child Care
obtain this document in an alternative Review: August 5, 2002. Access Means Parents In School
format (e.g., Braille, large print, Available Funds: $8.4 million. Program, applicants are encouraged to
audiotape, or computer diskette) on Estimated Range of Awards: read the authorizing statute in section
request to the program contact person $10,000—$300,000. An institution will 419N of the Higher Education Act of
listed under FOR APPLICATIONS OR be eligible for a maximum grant award 1965, as amended (HEA).
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. equal to one (1) percent of its Federal Priority: Competitive Priority: Under
Individuals with disabilities may Pell Grant disbursement with no grant 34 CFR 75.105 (c)(2)(i) and 20 U.S.C.
obtain a copy of the application package being less than $10,000. 1070e(d) the Secretary gives preference
in an alternative format by contacting Estimated Average Size of Awards: to applications that leverage significant
that person. However, the Department is $84,000. local or institutional resources,
not able to reproduce in an alternative Estimated Number of Awards: 100. including in-kind contributions to
format the standard forms included in Note: The Department is not bound by any support the activities, and use a sliding
the application package. estimates in this notice. fee scale for childcare services provided

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