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Wednesday,

May 14, 2003

Part IV

Department of
Education
Office of Special Education and
Rehabilitative Services; National Institute
on Disability and Rehabilitation;
Research—Disability Rehabilitation
Research Projects (DRRP) Program;
Inviting Applications for Fiscal Year (FY)
2003; Notice

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION University of Alabama at Birmingham Project Period: Up to 60 months.


TBIMS; Northern California TBIMS of Applicable Regulations: (a) The
[CFDA No.: 84.133A–6] Care at Santa Clara Valley Medical Education Department General
Center (SCVMC); Rocky Mountain Administrative Regulations (EDGAR),
Office of Special Education and
Regional Brain Injury System (RMRBIS) 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 85,
Rehabilitative Services; National
at Craig Hospital; Spaulding/Partners 86 and 97, and (b) the program
Institute on Disability and
TBIMS at Harvard Medical School; regulations 34 CFR part 350.
Rehabilitation Research-Disability
Southeastern Michigan TBI System
Rehabilitation Research Projects Priority
(SEMTBIS) at Wayne State University;
(DRRP) Program; Notice Inviting
Mayo Clinic TBIMS; TBIMS of Collaborative Research Projects in
Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2003
Mississippi (TBIMSM) at Methodist Traumatic Brain Injury
Rehabilitation Center; JFK-Johnson This competition focuses on a project
Note to Applicants: This notice is a
complete application package. Together with
Rehabilitation Institute TBIMS; New designed to meet the priority in the
the statute authorizing the program and the York TBIMS (NYTBIMS) at Mount Sinai notice of proposed priority for this
Education Department General School of Medicine; Carolinas TBI program, published in the Federal
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), this Rehabilitation and Research System Register on April 16, 2003 (68 FR
notice contains all of the information, (CTBIRRS) at Charlotte Mecklenburg 18601).
application forms, and instructions you need Hospital Authority; Ohio Regional
to apply for a grant under this competition.
For FY 2003, this priority is an
TBIMS at Ohio State University; Moss absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105
Purpose of the Program: The purpose TBIMS at Albert Einstein Healthcare (c)(3) we consider only applications that
of the DRRP program is to improve the Network; University of Pittsburgh Brain meet this priority.
effectiveness of services authorized Injury Model System (UPBI); North
under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Texas TBIMS (NT–TBIMS) at University Selection Criteria
(the Act), as amended. For FY 2003 the of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; We use the following selection criteria
competition for new awards focuses on TBIMS at Virginia Commonwealth to evaluate applications under this
projects designed to meet the priority University; and University of program.
we describe in the PRIORITY section of Washington TBIMS. The maximum score for all of these
this application notice. We intend this Eligible Applicants: Parties eligible to criteria is 100 points. The maximum
priority to improve rehabilitation apply for grants under this program are score for each criterion is indicated in
services and outcomes for individuals States; public or private agencies, parentheses.
with disabilities. including for-profit agencies; public or (a) Responsiveness to an absolute or
In order to provide applicants with a private organizations, including for- competitive priority (5 points).
60-day application period and to ensure profit organizations; institutions of (1) The Secretary considers the
that this grant is awarded before the end higher education; and Indian tribes and responsiveness of the application to an
of FY 2003, NIDRR is inviting tribal organizations. absolute or competitive priority
applications based on the proposed Applications Available: May 14, 2003. published in the Federal Register.
priority. NIDRR will publish the final Deadline for Transmittal of
(2) In determining the application’s
priority as soon as possible after the Applications: July 14, 2003.
responsiveness to the absolute or
Estimated Number of Awards: 2–3.
comment period closes on May 16, competitive priority, the Secretary
2003. Note: The Department is not bound by any considers one or more of the following
Depending upon the comments that estimates in this notice. factors:
NIDRR receives, the final priority may Maximum Award Amount: $600,000. (i) The extent to which the applicant’s
include revisions to the proposed Note: We will reject without consideration proposed activities are likely to achieve
priority. It is generally the policy of the or evaluation any application that proposes the purposes of the absolute or
Department of Education not to solicit a budget exceeding the stated maximum competitive priority. (5 points)
applications before the publication of a award amount in any year (See 34 CFR (b) Design of research activities (40
final priority. However, in this case, it 75.104(b)). points).
is essential to solicit applications on the Page Limit: The Secretary strongly (1) The Secretary considers the extent
basis of the proposed priority in order recommends the following: to which the design of research
to allow applicants sufficient time to (1) A one-page abstract; activities is likely to be effective in
prepare applications of appropriate (2) An Application Narrative (i.e., Part accomplishing the objectives of the
quality to be funded. Applicants are III that addresses selection criteria that project.
advised to begin to develop their will be used by reviewers in evaluating (2) In determining the extent to which
applications based on the proposed individual proposals) of no more 75 the design is likely to be effective in
priority. If changes are made in the final numbered, double-spaced (no more than accomplishing the objectives of the
priority, applicants will be given an 3 lines per vertical inch) 8.5″ x 11″ project, the Secretary considers one or
opportunity to revise or resubmit their pages (on one side only) with one inch more of the following factors:
applications. margins (top, bottom, and sides). The (i) The extent to which the research
The notice of proposed priority for application narrative page limit activities constitute a coherent,
collaborative research for Traumatic recommendation does not apply to: Part sustained approach to research in the
Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) I—the electronically scanable form; Part field, including a substantial addition to
requires the applicants to collaborate II—the budget section (including the the state-of-the art. (10 points)
with the current TBIMS grantees. The narrative budget justification); and Part (ii) The extent to which the
National Rehabilitation Information IV—the assurances and certifications; methodology of each proposed research
Center has the contact information for and activity is meritorious, including
the TBIMS grantees at http:// (3) A font no smaller than a 12-point consideration of the extent to which—
www.naric.com/search/pd/notice. font and an average character density no (A) The proposed design includes a
NIDRR’s current TBIMS grantees are: greater than 14 characters per inch. comprehensive and informed review of

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the current literature, demonstrating institutions is likely to be effective in (2) In determining the adequacy and
knowledge of the state-of-the art; (5 achieving the relevant proposed accessibility of resources, the Secretary
points) activities of the project. (5 points) considers one or more of the following
(B) Each research hypothesis is (ii) The extent to which agencies, factors:
theoretically sound and based on organizations, or institutions (i) The quality of an applicant’s past
current knowledge; (6 points) demonstrate a commitment to performance in carrying out a grant. (2
(C) Each sample population is collaborate with the applicant. (5 points)
appropriate and of sufficient size; (7 points) (ii) The extent to which the applicant
points) (f) Adequacy and reasonableness of has appropriate access to clinical
(D) The data collection and the budget (5 points). populations and organizations
measurement techniques are (1) The Secretary considers the representing individuals with
appropriate and likely to be effective; (7 adequacy and the reasonableness of the disabilities to support advanced clinical
points) and budget. rehabilitation research. (6 points)
(E) The data analysis methods are (2) In determining the adequacy and (iii) The extent to which the facilities,
appropriate. (5 points) the reasonableness of the proposed equipment, and other resources are
(c) Design of dissemination activities budget, the Secretary considers one or appropriately accessible to individuals
(6 points). more of the following factors: with disabilities who may use the
(1) The Secretary considers the extent (i) The extent to which the costs are facilities, equipment, and other
to which the design of dissemination reasonable in relation to the proposed resources of the project. (2 points)
activities is likely to be effective in project activities. (3 points) Pre-Application Meeting: Interested
accomplishing the objectives of the (ii) The extent to which the applicant
parties are invited to participate in a
project. is of sufficient size, scope, and quality
pre-application meeting to discuss the
(2) In determining the extent to which to effectively carry out the activities in
funding priorities and to receive
the design is likely to be effective in an efficient manner. (2 points)
technical assistance through individual
accomplishing the objectives of the (g) Plan of Evaluation (8 points).
(1) The Secretary considers the consultation and information about the
project, the Secretary considers one or
quality of the plan of evaluation. funding priorities. The pre-application
more of the following factors:
(i) The extent to which the materials (2) In determining the quality of the meeting will be held on May 28, 2003
to be disseminated are likely to be plan of evaluation, the Secretary either in person or by conference call at
effective and usable, including considers the extent to which the plan the Department of Education, Office of
consideration of their quality, clarity, of evaluation provides for periodic Special Education and Rehabilitative
variety, and format. (2 points) assessment of a project’s progress that is Services, Switzer Building, room 3065,
(ii) The extent to which the materials based on identified performance 330 C Street, SW., Washington, DC
and information to be disseminated and measures that— between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. NIDRR
the methods for dissemination are (i) Are clearly related to the intended staff will also be available from 1:30
appropriate to the target population. (2 outcomes of the project and expected p.m. to 4 p.m. on that same day to
points) impacts on the target population; (4 provide technical assistance through
(iii) The extent to which the points) and individual consultation and information
information to be disseminated will be (ii) Are objective, and quantifiable or about the funding priority. For further
accessible to individuals with qualitative, as appropriate. (4 points) information or to make arrangements to
disabilities. (2 points) (h) Project Staff (6 points). attend contact Donna Nangle, Switzer
(d) Plan of operation (10 points). (1) The Secretary considers the Building, room 3412, 330 C Street, SW.,
(1) The Secretary considers the quality of the project staff. Washington, DC 20202. Telephone (202)
quality of the plan of operation. (2) In determining the quality of the 205–5880 or via Internet:
(2) In determining the quality of the project staff, the Secretary considers the donna.nangle@ed.gov.
plan of operation, the Secretary extent to which the applicant If you use a telecommunications
considers the adequacy of the plan of encourages applications for employment device for the deaf (TDD), you may call
operation to achieve the objectives of from persons who are members of (202) 205–4475.
the proposed project on time and within groups that have traditionally been Assistance to Individuals With
budget, including clearly defined underrepresented based on race, color, Disabilities at the Public Meetings
responsibilities, and timelines for national origin, gender, age, or
accomplishing project tasks. (4 points) disability. (2 points) The meeting site is accessible to
(3) In addition, the Secretary also (3) In addition, the Secretary individuals with disabilities, and a sign
considers whether there is a clearly considers one or more of the following: language interpreter will be available. If
delineated plan for research (i) The extent to which the key you will need an auxiliary aid or service
management, with focus on quality personnel and other key staff have other than a sign language interpreter in
controls for data collection, appropriate training and experience in order to participate in the meeting (e.g.,
management of research protocols, and disciplines required to conduct all other interpreting service such as oral,
provisions for oversight at collaborating proposed activities. (2 points) cued speech, or tactile interpreter;
sites. (6 points) (ii) The extent to which the assistive listening device; or materials in
(e) Collaboration (10 points). commitment of staff time is adequate to alternate format), notify the contact
(1) The Secretary considers the accomplish all the proposed activities of person listed in this notice at least two
quality of collaboration. the project. (2 points) weeks before the scheduled meeting
(2) In determining the quality of (a) Adequacy and accessibility of date. Although we will attempt to meet
collaboration, the Secretary considers resources (10 points). a request we receive after this date, we
the following factors: (1) The Secretary considers the may not be able to make available the
(i) The extent to which the applicant’s adequacy and accessibility of the requested auxiliary aid or service
proposed collaboration with one or applicant’s resources to implement the because of insufficient time to arrange
more agencies, organizations, or proposed project. it.

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Application Procedures identifying number unique to your submit a grant application to us


application). electronically, using a current version of
Note: Some of the procedures in these • Within three working days after the applicant’s Internet browser. To see
instructions for transmitting applications submitting your electronic application, e-Application visit the following
differ from those in the Education fax a signed copy of the Application for address: http://e-grants.ed.gov.
Department General Administrative
Federal Assistance (ED 424) to the
Regulations (EDGAR) (34 CFR 75.102). Under Parity Instructions
the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. Application Control Center after
553) the Department generally offers following these steps: Users of e-application, a data driven
interested parties the opportunity to (1) Print ED 424 from the e- system, will be entering data on-line
comment on proposed regulations. However, Application system. while completing their applications.
these amendments make procedural changes (2) The institution’s Authorizing This will be more interactive than just
only and do not establish new substantive Representative must sign this form. e-mailing a soft copy of a grant
policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A), (3) Place the PR/Award number in the application to us. If you participate in
the Secretary has determined that proposed upper right hand corner of the hard this voluntary pilot project by
rulemaking is not required. copy signature page of the ED 424. submitting an application electronically,
(4) Fax the signed ED 424 to the the data you enter on-line will go into
Pilot Project for Electronic Submission Application Control Center at (202) a database and ultimately will be
of Applications 260–1349. accessible in electronic form to our
In FY 2003, the U.S. Department of • We may request that you give us reviewers.
Education is continuing to expand its original signatures on all other forms at This pilot project continues the
pilot project for electronic submission of a later date. Department’s transition to an electronic
applications to include additional • Closing Date Extension in Case of grant award process. In addition to e-
formula grant programs and additional System Unavailability: If you elect to Application, the Department plans to
discretionary grant competitions. The participate in the e-Application pilot for expand the number of discretionary
Disability Rehabilitation Research the DRRP and you are prevented from programs using the electronic peer
Projects (DRRP) Program—CFDA submitting your application on the review (e-Reader) system and to
#84.133A is one of the programs closing date because the e-Application increase the participation of
included in the pilot project. If you are system is unavailable, we will grant you discretionary programs offering grantees
an applicant under the DRRP, you may an extension of one business day in the use of the electronic annual
submit your application to us in either order to transmit your application performance reporting (e-Reports)
electronic or paper format. electronically, by mail, or by hand system.
The pilot project involves the use of delivery. For us to grant this To help ensure parity and a similar
the Electronic Grant Application System extension— look between electronic and paper
(1) You must be a registered user of copies of grant applications, we are
(e-Application) portion of the Grant
e-Application, and have initiated an e- asking each applicant that submits a
Administration and Payment System
Application for this competition; and paper application to adhere to the
(GAPS). Users of e-Application will be
(2)(a) The e-Application system must following guidelines:
entering data on-line while completing
be unavailable for 60 minutes or more • Submit your application on 8.5″ by
their applications. You may not e-mail
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 11″ paper.
a soft copy of a grant application to us.
If you participate in this voluntary pilot
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the • Leave a 1-inch margin on all sides.
project by submitting an application
deadline date; or • Use consistent font throughout your
(b) The e-Application system must be document. You may also use boldface
electronically, the data you enter on-line unavailable for any period of time
will be saved into a database. We type, underlining, and italics. However,
during the last hour of operation (that is, please do not use colored text.
request your participation in e-
Application. We shall continue to
for any period of time between 3:30 and • Please use black and white, also, for
4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time) on the illustrations, including charts, tables,
evaluate its success and solicit deadline date. The Department must
suggestions for improvement. graphs and pictures.
acknowledge and confirm these periods • For the narrative component, your
If you participate in e-Application, of unavailability before granting you an application should consist of the
please note the following: extension. To request this extension you number and text of each selection
• Your participation is voluntary. must contact either (1) the person listed criterion followed by the narrative. The
• You will not receive any additional elsewhere in this notice under FOR text of the selection criterion, if
point value because you submit a grant FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or (2) the included, does not count against any
application in electronic format, nor e-GRANTS help desk at 1–888–336– page limitation.
will we penalize you if you submit an 8930. • Place a page number at the bottom
application in paper format. When you You may access the electronic grant right of each page beginning with 1; and
enter the e-Application system, you will application for the DRRP at: http://e- number your pages consecutively
find information about its hours of grants.ed.gov. throughout your document.
operation. Parity Guidelines Between Paper and
• You may submit all documents Electronic Applications: In FY 2003, the Additional Application Procedures
electronically, including the U.S. Department of Education is Appendices: Do not attach any
Application for Federal Assistance (ED continuing to expand the pilot project appendices if all of your appendices are
424), Budget Information—Non- that allows applicants to use an not in electronic format. Type in the
Construction Programs (ED 524), and all Internet-based electronic system for appendices section: ‘‘Appendices are
necessary assurances and certifications. submitting applications. This being sent separately.’’ and note the date
• After you electronically submit competition is among those that have an that they are hand delivered or mailed.
your application, you will receive an electronic submission option available Put the PR/award number and the word
automatic acknowledgement, which to all applicants. The system, called e- ‘‘Appendices’’ in the upper right hand
will include a PR/Award number (an Application, allows an applicant to corner of each page of the appendices.

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Send the entire package of appendices Building 3, Washington, DC 20202– • PART II: Budget Form—Non-
to: U.S. Department of Education, 4725. Construction Programs (ED 524) and
Application Control Center, Attention: The Application Control Center instructions and definitions.
(CFDA # 84.133A–6)—Appendices, 7th accepts application deliveries daily • PART III: Application Narrative.
& D Streets, SW., Room 3671, Regional between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. • PART IV: Additional Materials.
Office Building 3, Washington, DC (Washington, DC time), except • Estimated Public Reporting Burden.
20202–4725. Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal • Assurances—Non-Construction
You must clearly label the outside of the holidays. The Center accepts Programs (Standard Form 424B).
envelope with the PR/Award Number application deliveries through the D • Certification Regarding Lobbying,
and the word ‘‘Appendices.’’ You must Street entrance only. A person Debarment, Suspension, and Other
submit all hard copy appendices delivering an application must show Responsibility Matters: and Drug-Free
according to the Instructions for identification to enter the building. Work-Place Requirements (ED Form 80–
Transmitting Applications found (c) If You Submit Your Application 0013).
elsewhere in this notice. Electronically: You must submit your • Certification Regarding Debarment,
grant application through the Internet Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary
Instructions for Transmitting using the software provided on the e- Exclusion: Lower Tier Covered
Applications Grants Website (http://www.e- Transactions (ED Form 80–0014) and
If you want to apply for a grant in grants.ed.gov) by 4:30 p.m. instructions.
paper and be considered for funding, (Washington, DC time) on the deadline (Note: ED Form GCS–014 is intended for
you must meet the following deadline date. the use of primary participants and should
requirements: The regular hours of operation of the not be transmitted to the Department.)
e-Grants Web site are 6 a.m. until 12
(a) If You Send Your Application by • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
Mail midnight (Washington, DC time)
(Standard Form LLL, if applicable) and
You must mail the original and two Monday–Friday and 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
instructions; and Disclosure Lobbying
copies of the application on or before Saturdays. The system is unavailable on
Activities Continuation Sheet (Standard
the deadline date. To help expedite our the second Saturday of every month,
Form LLL–A).
Sundays, and Federal holidays. Please
review of your application, applicants • Survey on Ensuring Equal
are encouraged to submit an original note that on Wednesdays the Web site
Opportunity for Applicants
and seven copies. Mail your application is closed for maintenance at 7 p.m.
An applicant may submit information
to: U.S. Department of Education, (Washington, DC time).
on a photostatic copy of the application
Application Control Center, Attention: Notes and budget forms, the assurances, and
(CFDA # 84.133A–6), 7th & D Streets, (1) The U.S. Postal Service does not the certifications. However, the
SW., Room 3671, Regional Office uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before application form, the assurances, and
relying on this method, you should check
Building 3, Washington, DC 20202– the certifications must each have an
with your local post office.
4725. (2) If you send your application by mail or original signature. No grant may be
You must show one of the following if you or your courier deliver it by hand, the awarded unless a completed application
as proof of mailing: Application Control Center will mail a Grant form has been received.
(1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service Application Receipt Acknowledgment to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
postmark. you. If you do not receive the notification of Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of
(2) A legible mail receipt with the application receipt within 15 days from the
date of mailing the application, you should
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
date of mailing stamped by the U.S. room 3412, Switzer Building,
call the U.S. Department of Education
Postal Service. Washington, DC 20202–2645.
Application Control Center at (202) 708–
(3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or 9493. Telephone: (202) 205–5880 or via
receipt from a commercial carrier. (3) If your application is late, we will Internet: Donna.Nangle@ed.gov.
(4) Any other proof of mailing notify you that we will not consider the If you use a telecommunications
acceptable to the Secretary. application. device for the deaf (TDD), you may call
If you mail an application through the (4) You must indicate on the envelope the TDD number at (202) 205–4475.
U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept and—if not provided by the Department—in Individuals with disabilities may
either of the following as proof of Item 4 of the Application for Federal
Education Assistance (ED 424 (exp. 11/30/
obtain this document in an alternative
mailing: format (e.g., Braille, large print,
2004)) the CFDA number—and suffix letter,
(1) A private metered postmark. if any—of the competition under which you audiotape, or computer diskette) on
(2) A mail receipt that is not dated by are submitting your application. request to the contact person listed
the U.S. Postal Service. (5) If you submit your application through under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
(b) If You Deliver Your Application by the Internet via the e-Grants Web site, you CONTACT.
Hand will receive an automatic acknowledgment
You or your courier must hand when we receive your application. Electronic Access to This Document
deliver the original and two copies of You may review this document, as
the application by 4:30 p.m. Application Forms and Instructions well as all other Department of
(Washington, DC time) on or before the The Appendix to this notice contains Education documents published in the
deadline date. To help expedite our forms and instructions, a statement Federal Register, in text or Adobe
review of your application, we would regarding estimated public reporting Portable Document Format (PDF) on the
appreciate your voluntarily including an burden, and various assurances and Internet at the following site: http://
additional seven copies of your certifications. Please organize the parts www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister.
application. Deliver your application to: and additional materials in the To use PDF you must have Adobe
U.S. Department of Education, following order: Acrobat Reader, which is available free
Application Control Center, Attention: • PART I: Application for Federal at this site. If you have questions about
(CFDA # 84.133A–6), 7th & D Streets, Assistance (ED 424 (Exp. 11/30/2004)) using PDF, call the U.S. Government
SW., Room 3671, Regional Office and instructions. Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at

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1–888–293–6498; or in the Washington, budget, as well as the Assurances forms 7. Can Individuals Apply for Grants?
DC area at (202) 512–1530. included in this package. Vitae of staff or No. Only organizations are eligible to apply
consultants should include the individual’s
Note: The official version of this document for grants under NIDRR programs. However,
title and role in the proposed project, and
is the document published in the Federal individuals are the only entities eligible to
other information that is specifically
Register. Free Internet access to the official pertinent to this proposed project. The apply for fellowships.
edition of the Federal Register and the Code budgets for both the first year and all
of Federal Regulations is available on GPO 8. Can NIDRR Staff Advise Me Whether My
subsequent project years should be included. Project Is of Interest to NIDRR or Likely To
Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/ If collaboration with another organization
index.html. Be Funded?
is involved in the proposed activity, the
application should include assurances of No. NIDRR staff can advise you of the
Program authority: 29 U.S.C. 762(g) and requirements of the program in which you
participation by the other parties, including
764(a). propose to submit your application.
written agreements or assurances of
Dated: May 9, 2003. cooperation. It is not useful to include However, staff cannot advise you of whether
Loretta Petty Chittum, general letters of support or endorsement in your subject area or proposed approach is
the application. likely to receive approval.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special
Education and Rehabilitative Services. If the applicant proposes to use unique 9. How Do I Assure That My Application Will
tests or other measurement instruments that
Be Referred to the Most Appropriate Panel
Appendix—Instructions for Estimated are not widely known in the field, it would
for Review?
Public Reporting Burden be helpful to include the instrument in the
application. Applicants should be sure that their
According to the Paperwork Reduction Act Many applications contain voluminous applications are referred to the correct
of 1995, you are not required to respond to appendices that are not helpful and in many competition by clearly including the
a collection of information unless it displays cases cannot even be mailed to the reviewers. competition title and CFDA number,
a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB It is generally not helpful to include such including alphabetical code, on the Standard
control number for this collection of things as brochures, general capability Form 424, and including a project title that
information is 1820–0027. Expiration date: statements of collaborating organizations, describes the project.
11/20/2003. We estimate the time required to maps, copies of publications, or descriptions
complete this collection of information to of other projects completed by the applicant. 10. How Soon After Submitting My
average 30 hours per response, including the Application Can I Find Out if It Will Be
time to review instructions, search existing 3. What Format Should Be Used for the Funded?
data sources, gather the data needed, and Application?
complete and review the collection of The time from closing date to grant award
NIDRR generally advises applicants that date varies from program to program.
information. If you have any comments they may organize the application to follow
concerning the accuracy of the time estimate Generally speaking, NIDRR endeavors to
the selection criteria that will be used. The have awards made within five to six months
or suggestions for improving this form, please specific review criteria vary according to the
write to: U.S. Department of Education, of the closing date. Unsuccessful applicants
specific program, and are contained in this generally will be notified within that time
Washington, DC 20202–4651. If you have Consolidated Application Package.
comments or concerns regarding the status of frame as well. For the purpose of estimating
your submission of this form, write directly 4. May I Submit Applications to More Than a project start date, the applicant should
to: Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of One NIDRR Program Competition or More estimate approximately six months from the
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room Than One Application to a Program? closing date, but no later than following
3412, Switzer Building, Washington, DC Yes, you may submit applications to any September 30.
20202–2645. program for which they are responsive to the 11. Can I Call NIDRR to Find Out if My
Application Forms and Instructions program requirements. You may submit the Application Is Being Funded?
same application to as many competitions as
Applicants are advised to reproduce and No. When NIDRR is able to release
you believe appropriate. You may also
complete the application forms in this information on the status of grant
submit more than one application in any
section. Applicants applying in paper copy applications, it will notify applicants by
given competition.
format are required to submit an original and letter. The results of the peer review cannot
two copies of each application as provided in 5. What Is the Allowable Indirect Cost Rate? be released except through this formal
this section. However, applicants are The limits on indirect costs vary according notification.
encouraged to submit an original and seven to the program and the type of application.
copies of each application in order to An applicant for an RRTC is limited to an 12. If My Application Is Successful, Can I
facilitate the peer review process and indirect rate of 15 percent. An applicant for Assume I Will Get the Requested Budget
minimize copying errors. Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Amount in Subsequent Years?
Frequent Questions project is limited to a training grant indirect No. Funding in subsequent years is subject
rate of 8 percent. An applicant for a RERC, to availability of funds and project
1. Can I Get an Extension of the Due Date? DRRP, or Field Initiated project should limit performance.
No. On rare occasions the Department of indirect charges to the organization’s
Education may extend a closing date for all approved indirect cost rate. If the 13. Will All Approved Applications Be
applicants. If that occurs, a notice of the organization does not have an approved Funded?
revised due date is published in the Federal indirect cost rate, the application should No. It often happens that the peer review
Register. However, there are no extensions or include an estimated actual rate. panels approve for funding more applications
exceptions to the due date made for than NIDRR can fund within available
6. Can Profitmaking Businesses Apply for
individual applicants. resources. Applicants who are approved but
Grants?
2. What Should Be Included in the not funded are encouraged to consider
Yes. However, for-profit organizations will
Application? submitting similar applications in future
not be able to collect a fee or profit on the
competitions.
The application should include a project grant, and in some programs will be required
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