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Burden Hours: 33,660. tribes or tribal organizations; and for- should be addressed in order to
Abstract: The Guaranty Agency profit organizations. maximize benefits for students with
Financial Report is used to request Estimated Available Funds: disabilities. Among these are the
payments from and make payments to $1,200,000. following—(1) Assessments must be
the Department of Education under the Estimated Range of Awards: accessible and valid for the widest
FFEL program authorized by Title IV, $200,000–$300,000 per year. possible range of students with
Part B of the HEA of 1965, as amended. Estimated Average Size of Awards: disabilities (with valid and reliable
The report is also used to monitor the $300,000 per year. alternate assessments available for
agency’s financial activities, including Maximum Award: We will reject any students with disabilities who cannot
activities concerning its federal fund; application that proposes a budget participate in general assessments even
operating fund and the agency’s exceeding $300,000 for a single budget with accommodations); (2) information
restricted account. period of 12 months. The Assistant on assessment results must be available
Requests for copies of the submission Secretary for the Office of Special to all appropriate parties in a timely
for OMB review; comment request may Education and Rehabilitative Services fashion and must be applicable to
be accessed from http:// may change the maximum amount instruction as well as to accountability;, by selecting the through a notice published in the (3) students should receive coherent
‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and Federal Register. standards-based instruction, and
by clicking on link number 2439. When Estimated Number of Awards: 4. progress toward meeting standards must
you access the information collection, Note: The Department is not bound by any be monitored; (4) principles of universal
click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to estimates in this notice. design should be applied to standards,
view. Written requests for information Project Period: Up to 36 months. assessments, curriculum, and
should be addressed to Department of instruction; and (5) connections must be
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Full Text of Announcement maintained between the components of
Potomac Center Plaza, 9th Floor, I. Funding Opportunity Description the system, including standards,
Washington, DC 20202. Requests may assessments, reporting, instructional
Purpose of Program: The purpose of
also be electronically mailed to the planning, professional development,
this program is to: (1) Improve results
Internet address or and instruction. Technology can play a
for children with disabilities by
faxed to 202–245–6623. Please specify vital role in improving the academic
promoting the development,
the complete title of the information achievement of students with
demonstration, and use of technology;
collection when making your request. disabilities.
Comments regarding burden and/or (2) support educational media activities
Priority: This priority supports
the collection activity requirements designed to be of educational value to
research projects to determine how
should be directed to Joseph Schubart at children with disabilities; and (3)
technology can best be used to
his e-mail address provide support for some captioning,
maximize the benefits of standards-
Individuals who use a video description, and cultural
based reform for children with
telecommunications device for the deaf activities.
Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR disabilities. Technologies may include,
(TDD) may call the Federal Information but are not limited to, technology-based
75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority is from
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– assessments, computerized curriculum-
allowable activities specified in the
8339. based measurement aligned with State
statute (see sections 661(e)(2) and 687 of
[FR Doc. 04–9957 Filed 4–30–04; 8:45 am] the Individuals with Disabilities academic content standards,
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Education Act (IDEA)). technology-based instruction aligned
Absolute Priority: For FY 2004 this with State content standards, and
priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 technology-based systems for managing
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only and analyzing information. The research
applications that meet this priority. must address one or more of the areas
Office of Special Education and This priority is: identified above in order to improve the
Rehabilitative Services; Overview Technology and Media Services for achievement of students with
Information; Technology and Media Individuals With Disabilities— disabilities as discussed in the
Services for Individuals With Technology and Standards-Based Background section of this priority.
Disabilities—Technology and Reform. Projects must:
Standards-Based Reform; Notice Background: Current Federal and (a) Conduct (1) rigorous research on
Inviting Applications for New Awards State educational initiatives (including existing products and approaches to
for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 determine their effectiveness, feasibility,
(NCLB)) apply principles of standards- and sustainability, or (2) research-based
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance based reform as a means for improving development and evaluation of
(CFDA) Number: 84.327B. student achievement. Standards-based approaches for using technology to
Dates: reform is premised on a ‘‘theory of maximize the benefits of standards-
Applications Available: May 4, 2004. action’’ in which standards, based reform for students with
Deadline for Transmittal of assessments, and accountability lead to disabilities.
Applications: June 7, 2004. improved curriculum and clear (b) Conduct the majority of research
Deadline for Intergovernmental expectations for students and schools, and development activities in actual
Review: August 6, 2004. which in turn lead to professional school settings.
Eligible Applicants: State educational development and improved teaching, (c) Apply sound research methods.
agencies (SEAs); and local educational which ultimately lead to higher levels of (d) Budget for a two-day Project
agencies (LEAs); institutions of higher student learning (Elmore and Rothman, Directors’ meeting in Washington, DC
education (IHEs); other public agencies; Eds., 1999, available at http:// during each year of the project.
nonprofit private organizations; outlying This (e) Budget for one additional trip
areas; freely associated States; Indian theory suggests that, certain areas annually to Washington, DC to attend

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the Technology Project Directors’ individuals with disabilities or parents • You apply these standards and
meeting. of individuals with disabilities in exceed the page limit; or
(f) If the project maintains a Web site, planning, implementing, and evaluating • You apply other standards and
it must include relevant information the projects (see section 661(f)(1)(A) of exceed the equivalent of the page limit.
and documents in an accessible form. IDEA). 3. Submission Dates and Times:
Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking: Applications Available: May 4, 2004.
Under the Administrative Procedure Act IV. Application and Submission Deadline for Transmittal of
(5 U.S.C.), the Department generally Information Applications: June 7, 2004.
offers interested parties the opportunity 1. Address to Request Application The dates and times for the
to comment on proposed priorities. Package: Education Publications Center transmittal of applications by mail or by
However, section 661(e)(2) of IDEA (ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD hand (including a courier service or
makes the public comment 20794–1398. Telephone (toll free): 1– commercial carrier) are in the
requirements inapplicable to the 877–433–7827. fax: (301) 470–1244. If application package for this
priority in this notice. you use a telecommunications device competition. The application package
Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1487. for the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll also specifies the hours of operation of
Applicable Regulations: The free): 1–877–576–7734. the e-Application Web site.
Education Department General You may also contact ED Pubs at its We do not consider an application
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in Web site: that does not comply with the deadline
34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, edpubs.html or you may contact ED requirements.
84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. Pubs at its e-mail address: Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 6, 2004.
Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79
If you request an application from ED 4. Intergovernmental Review: This
apply to all applicants except federally
recognized Indian tribes. Pubs, be sure to identify this program is subject to Executive Order
competition as follows: CFDA Number 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR
Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 84.327B. part 79. Information about
apply to institutions of higher education Individuals with disabilities may Intergovernmental Review of Federal
only. obtain a copy of the application package Programs under Executive Order 12372
in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, is in the application package for this
II. Award Information large print, audiotape, or computer competition.
Type of Award: Discretionary grants. diskette) by contacting the Grants and 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference
Estimated Available Funds: Contracts Services Team listed in regulations outlining funding
$1,200,000. section VII of this notice. restrictions in the Applicable
Estimated Range of Awards: 2. Content and Form of Application Regulations section of this notice.
$200,000—$300,000 per year. Submission: Requirements concerning 6. Other Submission Requirements:
Estimated Average Size of Awards: the content of an application, together Instructions and requirements for the
$300,000 per year. with the forms you must submit, are in transmittal of applications by mail or by
Maximum Award: We will reject any the application package for this hand (including a courier service or
application that proposes a budget competition. commercial carrier) are in the
exceeding $300,000 for a single budget Page Limit: The application narrative application package for this
period of 12 months. The Assistant (Part III of the application) is where you, competition.
Secretary for the Office of Special the applicant, address the selection Application Procedures:
Education and Rehabilitative Services criteria that reviewers use to evaluate
your application. You must limit Part III Note: Some of the procedures in these
may change the maximum amount instructions for transmitting applications
through a notice published in the to the equivalent of no more than 50 differ from those in the Education
Federal Register. pages, using the following standards: Department General Administrative
Estimated Number of Awards: 4. • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5’’ x 11’’, on one side Regulations (EDGAR) (34 CFR 75.102). Under
only, with 1’’ margins at the top, the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C.
Note: The Department is not bound by any bottom, and both sides. 553) the Department generally offers
estimates in this notice.
• Double space (no more than three interested parties the opportunity to
Project Period: Up to 36 months. lines per vertical inch) all text in the comment on proposed regulations. However,
application narrative, including titles, these amendments make procedural changes
III. Eligibility Information headings, footnotes, quotations, only and do not establish new substantive
1. Eligible Applicants: SEAs; LEAs; references, and captions, as well as all policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A),
the Secretary has determined that proposed
IHEs; other public agencies; nonprofit text in charts, tables, figures, and rulemaking is not required.
private organizations; outlying areas; graphs.
freely associated States; Indian tribes or • Use a font that is either 12 point or Pilot Project for Electronic Submission
tribal organizations; and for-profit larger or no smaller than 10 pitch of Applications: We are continuing to
organizations. (characters per inch). expand our pilot project for electronic
2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This The page limit does not apply to Part submission of applications to include
competition does not involve cost I, the cover sheet; Part II, the budget additional formula grant programs and
sharing or matching. section, including the narrative budget additional discretionary grant
3. Other: General Requirements—(a) justification; Part IV, the assurances and competitions. The Special Education—
The projects funded under this notice certifications; or the one-page abstract, Technology and Media Services for
must make positive efforts to employ the resumes, the bibliography, the Individuals with Disabilities Program—
and advance in employment qualified references, the letters of support, or the Technology and Standards Based
individuals with disabilities (see section appendix. However, you must include Reform competition—CFDA Number
606 of IDEA). all of the application narrative in Part 84.327B is one of the competitions
(b) Applicants and grant recipients III. included in this project. If you are an
funded under this notice must involve We will reject your application if— applicant under the Special Education—

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Technology and Media Services for Application Deadline Date Extension administrative and national policy
Individuals with Disabilities Program— in Case of System Unavailability: If you requirements in the application package
Technology and Standards Based elect to participate in the e-Application and reference these and other
Reform competition, you may submit pilot for the Special Education— requirements in the Applicable
your application to us in either Technology and Media Services for Regulations section of this notice.
electronic or paper format. Individuals with Disabilities Program— We reference the regulations outlining
The pilot project involves the use of Technology and Standards Based the terms and conditions of an award in
the Electronic Grant Application System Reform competition and you are the Applicable Regulations section of
(e-Application). If you use e- prevented from submitting your this notice and include these and other
Application, you will be entering data application on the application deadline specific conditions in the GAN. The
online while completing your date because the e-Application system is GAN also incorporates your approved
application. You may not e-mail an unavailable, we will grant you an application as part of your binding
electronic copy of a grant application to extension of one business day in order commitments under the grant.
us. If you participate in this voluntary to transmit your application
pilot project by submitting an electronically, by mail, or by hand 3. Reporting: At the end of your
application electronically, the data you delivery. We will grant this extension project period, you must submit a final
enter online will be saved into a if— performance report, including financial
database. We request your participation 1. You are a registered user of e- information, as directed by the
in e-Application. We shall continue to Application, and you have initiated an Secretary. If you receive a multi-year
evaluate its success and solicit e-Application for this competition; and award, you must submit an annual
suggestions for its improvement. 2. (a) The e-Application system is performance report that provides the
If you participate in e-Application, unavailable for 60 minutes or more most current performance and financial
please note the following: between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 expenditure information as specified by
• Your participation is voluntary. p.m., Washington, DC time, on the the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118.
• When you enter the e-Application application deadline date; or 4. Performance Measures: Under the
system, you will find information about (b) The e-Application system is Government Performance and Results
its hours of operation. We strongly unavailable for any period of time Act (GPRA), the Department is currently
recommend that you do not wait until during the last hour of operation (that is, developing measures that will yield
the application deadline date to initiate for any period of time between 3:30 p.m. information on various aspects of the
an e-Application package. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time) on quality of the Technology and Media
• You will not receive additional the application deadline date. Services to Improve Services and
point value because you submit a grant We must acknowledge and confirm Results for Children with Disabilities
application in electronic format, nor these periods of unavailability before program (e.g., the extent to which
will we penalize you if you submit an granting you an extension. To request projects are of high quality, are relevant
application in paper format. this extension or to confirm our to the needs of children with
• You may submit all documents acknowledgement of any system disabilities, and contribute to improving
electronically, including the unavailability, you may contact either results for children with disabilities).
Application for Federal Education (1) the person listed elsewhere in this Data on these measures will be collected
Assistance (ED 424), Budget notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION from the projects funded under this
Information—Non-Construction CONTACT (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2) notice.
Programs (ED 524), and all necessary the e-GRANTS help desk at 1–888–336–
assurances and certifications. Grantees will also be required to
• Your e-Application must comply report information on their projects’
You may access the electronic grant
with any page limit requirements performance in annual reports to the
application for the Special Education—
described in this notice. Department (EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.590).
Technology and Media Services for
• After you electronically submit Individuals with Disabilities Program— VII. Agency Contact
your application, you will receive an Technology and Standards Based
automatic acknowledgement, which Reform competition at: http:// FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
will include a PR/Award number (an Dave Malouf, U.S. Department of
identifying number unique to your Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
application). V. Application Review Information
room 4624, Switzer Building,
• Within three working days after Selection Criteria: The selection Washington, DC 20202–2550.
submitting your electronic application, criteria for this competition are listed in Telephone: (202) 205–8111.
fax a signed copy of the Application for 34 CFR 75.210 of EDGAR. The specific If you use a telecommunications
Federal Education Assistance (ED 424) selection criteria to be used for this device for the deaf (TDD), you may call
to the Application Control Center after competition are in the application the Federal Information Relay Service
following these steps: package. (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.
1. Print ED 424 from e-Application.
2. The institution’s Authorizing VI. Award Administration Information Individuals with disabilities may
Representative must sign this form. 1. Award Notices: If your application obtain this document in an alternative
3. Place the PR/Award number in the is successful, we notify your U.S. format (e.g., Braille, large print,
upper right hand corner of the hard Representative and U.S. Senators and audiotape, or computer diskette) on
copy signature page of the ED 424. send you a Grant Award Notification request by contacting the following
4. Fax the signed ED 424 to the (GAN). We may also notify you office: the Grants and Contracts Services
Application Control Center at (202) informally. Team, U.S. Department of Education,
260–1349. If your application is not evaluated or 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3317,
• We may request that you give us not selected for funding, we notify you. Switzer Building, Washington, DC
original signatures on other forms at a 2. Administrative and National Policy 20202–2550. Telephone: (202) 205–
later date. Requirements: We identify 8207.

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