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January 10, 2008

Part III

Department of
Professional Development for Arts
Educators (PDAE) Program; Inviting
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal
Year (FY) 2008; Notice
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION challenging expectations, and to Note: The definitions for art, art educator
improve student and school and integrate are from the NFP (see 70 FR
Office of Innovation and Improvement; performance. 16242, 16244). The definition for LEA is from
Overview Information; Professional 34 CFR 77.1.
Note: National standards refers to the arts
Development for Arts Educators standards developed by the Consortium of Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7271.
(PDAE) Program; Notice Inviting National Arts Education Association. The Applicable Regulations: (a) The
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal standards outline what students should know Education Department General
Year (FY) 2008 and be able to do in the arts. These are not Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in
Department standards. 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82,
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 84, 85, 86, 97, 98 and 99. (b) The notice
(CFDA) Number: 84.351C. Application Requirement: To be
eligible for PDAE Program funds, of final priority, requirements, and
Dates: definitions for this program, published
Applications Available: January 10, applicants must propose to carry out
professional development programs for in the Federal Register on March 30,
arts educators and other instructional 2005 (70 FR 16242).
Deadline for Notice of Intent To
Apply: February 11, 2008. staff of K–12 low-income children and Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79
Deadline for Transmittal of youth by implementing projects in apply to all applicants except federally
Applications: February 29, 2008. schools in which 50 percent or more of recognized Indian tribes.
Deadline for Intergovernmental the children enrolled are from low- Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86
Review: April 29, 2008. income families (based on the poverty apply to institutions of higher education
criteria in Title I, section 1113(a)(5) of only.
Full Text of Announcement the Elementary and Secondary
I. Funding Opportunity Description Education Act of 1965, as amended by II. Award Information
Purpose of Program: This program the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
supports the implementation of high- (ESEA)). (This requirement is from the Estimated Available Funds:
quality professional development model NFP (see 70 FR 16242–16243)). $6,275,939.
programs in music, dance, drama, media Note: Applicants will be required to Contingent upon the availability of
arts, or visual arts, including folk arts, provide evidence that they are serving such funds and the quality of applications,
for arts educators and other schools. we may make additional awards in FY
instructional staff of kindergarten Definitions: As used in this notice— 2009 from the list of unfunded
through grade 12 (K–12) students in Arts includes music, dance, theater, applicants from this competition.
high-poverty schools. Grants are media arts, or visual arts, including folk Estimated Range of Awards:
intended to strengthen the capacity of arts. $100,000–$350,000 for the first year of
teachers and schools to deliver Arts educator means a teacher who the project. Funding for the second and
standards-based arts education works in music, dance, theater, media third years is subject to the availability
programs and to raise student academic arts, or visual arts, including folk arts. of funds and the approval of
achievement in the arts and ensure that Integrate means to strengthen (i) the continuation awards (see 34 CFR
all students meet challenging State use of high-quality arts instruction 75.253).
academic content standards. within other academic content areas, Estimated Average Size of Awards:
Priority: This priority is from the and (ii) the place of the arts as a core $200,000.
notice of final priority, requirements, academic subject in the school Estimated Number of Awards: 30.
and definitions for this program (NFP), curriculum. Note: The Department is not bound by any
published in the Federal Register on Local educational agency (LEA) estimates in this notice.
March 30, 2005 (70 FR 16242). means— Project Period: Up to 36 months.
Absolute Priority: For FY 2008 and (a) A public board of education or
any subsequent year in which we make other public authority legally III. Eligibility Information
awards from the list of unfunded constituted within a State for either 1. Eligible Applicants: An LEA, which
applicants from this competition, this administrative control of or direction of, may be a charter school that is
priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 or to perform service functions for, considered an LEA under State law and
CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only public elementary or secondary schools regulations, that is acting on behalf of an
applications that meet this priority. in— individual school or schools that meets
This priority is: (1) A city, county, township, school the poverty criterion with respect to
This priority supports professional district, or other political subdivision of children from low-income families that
development programs for K–12 arts a State; or is specified in the application
educators and other instructional staff (2) Such combination of school requirement section elsewhere in this
that use innovative instructional districts or counties a State recognizes notice, and that must work in
methods and current knowledge from as an administrative agency for its partnership with one or more of the
education research and focus on— public elementary or secondary schools; following—
(1) The development, enhancement, or • A State or local non-profit or
or expansion of standards-based arts (b) Any other public institution or governmental arts organization;
education programs; or agency that has administrative control • A State educational agency (SEA) or
(2) The integration of standards-based and direction of a public elementary or regional educational service agency;
arts instruction with other core secondary school. • An institution of higher education;
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academic area content. (c) As used in 34 CFR parts 400, 408, or

In order to meet this priority, an 525, 526 and 527 (vocational education • A public or private agency,
applicant must demonstrate that the programs), the term also includes any institution, or organization, including a
project for which it seeks funding is other public institution or agency that museum, an arts education association,
linked to State and national standards has administrative control and direction a library, a theater, or a community- or
intended to enable all students to meet of a vocational education program. faith-based organization.

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2. a. Cost Sharing or Matching: This Notice of Intent To Apply: The (including dates and times) about how
program does not require cost sharing or Department will be able to develop a to submit your application
matching. more efficient process for reviewing electronically, or in paper format by
b. Supplement—Not-Supplant: This grant applications if it has a better mail or hand delivery if you qualify for
program involves supplement-not- understanding of the number of entities an exception to the electronic
supplant funding requirements. Under that intend to apply for funding under submission requirement, please refer to
section 5551(f)(2) of the ESEA, the this competition. Therefore, the section IV. 6. Other Submission
Secretary requires that assistance Secretary strongly encourages each Requirements in this notice.
provided under this program be used potential applicant to notify the We do not consider an application
only to supplement, and not to Department by sending a short e-mail that does not comply with the deadline
supplant, any other assistance or funds message indicating the applicant’s requirements.
made available from non-Federal intent to submit an application for Individuals with disabilities who
sources for the activities assisted under funding. The e-mail need not include need an accommodation or auxiliary aid
the program. This restriction also has information regarding the content of the in connection with the application
the effect of allowing projects to recover proposed application, only the process should contact the person listed
indirect costs only on the basis of a applicant’s intent to submit it. The e- under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
restricted indirect cost rate, according to mail notification should be sent to CONTACT in section VII in this notice. If
the requirements in 34 CFR 75.563 and Isadora Binder at the Department provides an
34 CFR 76.564 through 76.569. As soon Isadora.Binder@ed.gov. accommodation or auxiliary aid to an
as they decide to apply, applicants are Applicants that fail to provide this e- individual with a disability in
urged to contact the ED Indirect Cost mail notification may still apply for connection with the application
Group at (202) 377–3833 for guidance funding. process, the individual’s application
about obtaining a restricted indirect cost Page Limit: The application narrative remains subject to all other
rate to use on the Budget Information is where you, the applicant, address the requirements and limitations in this
form (ED Form 524) included with the selection criteria that reviewers use to notice.
application package. evaluate your application. Applicants Deadline for Intergovernmental
3. Coordination Requirement: Under are strongly encouraged to limit the Review: April 29, 2008.
section 5551(f)(1) of the ESEA, the application (Part III) to the equivalent of 4. Intergovernmental Review: This
Secretary requires that each entity no more than 25 pages, using the program is subject to Executive Order
funded under this program coordinate, following standards: 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR
to the extent practicable, each project or • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side part 79. Information about
program carried out through its grant only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom, Intergovernmental Review of Federal
with appropriate activities of public or and both sides. Programs under Executive Order 12372
private cultural agencies, institutions, • Double space (no more than three is in the application package for this
and organizations, including museums, lines per vertical inch) all text in the program.
arts education associations, libraries, application narrative, including titles, 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference
and theaters. headings, footnotes, quotations, regulations outlining funding
references, and captions, as well as all restrictions in the Applicable
IV. Application and Submission Regulations section in this notice.
text in charts, tables, figures, and
Information 6. Other Submission Requirements:
1. Address To Request Application • Use a font that is either 12 point or Applications for grants under this
Package: Education Publications Center larger or no smaller than 10 pitch program must be submitted
(ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD (characters per inch). electronically unless you qualify for an
20794–1398. Telephone, toll free: 1– • Use one of the following fonts: exception to this requirement in
877–433–7827. Fax: (301) 470–1244. If Times New Roman, Courier, Courier accordance with the instructions in this
you use a telecommunications device New, or Arial. An application submitted section.
for the deaf (TDD), call, toll free: 1–877– in any other font (including Times a. Electronic Submission of
576–7734. Roman or Arial Narrow) will not be Applications.
You can contact ED Pubs at its Web accepted. Applications for grants under the
site, also: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ The page limit does not apply to Part PDAE Program, CFDA Number 84.351C,
edpubs.html or at its e-mail address: I, the cover sheet; Part II, the budget must be submitted electronically using
edpubs@inet.ed.gov. section, including the narrative budget the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply
If you request an application package justification; Part IV, the assurances and site at http://www.Grants.gov. Through
from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this certifications; or the one-page abstract, this site, you will be able to download
program or competition as follows: the resumes, the bibliography, or the a copy of the application package,
CFDA number 84.351C. letters of support. However, the page complete it offline, and then upload and
Individuals with disabilities can limit does apply to all of the application submit your application. You may not e-
obtain a copy of the application package narrative section (Part III). mail an electronic copy of a grant
in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, 3. Submission Dates and Times: application to us.
large print, audiotape, or computer Applications Available: January 10, We will reject your application if you
diskette) by contacting the person or 2008. submit it in paper format unless, as
team listed under Alternative Format in Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: described elsewhere in this section, you
section VIII of this notice. February 11, 2008. qualify for one of the exceptions to the
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2. Content and Form of Application Deadline for Transmittal of electronic submission requirement and
Submission: Requirements concerning Applications: February 29, 2008. submit, no later than two weeks before
the content of an application, together Applications for grants under this the application deadline date, a written
with the forms you must submit, are in program must be submitted statement to the Department that you
the application package for this electronically using the Grants.gov qualify for one of these exceptions.
program. Apply site (Grants.gov). For information Further information regarding

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calculation of the date that is two weeks as an Authorized Organization • We may request that you provide us
before the application deadline date is Representative (AOR); and (3) getting original signatures on forms at a later
provided later in this section under authorized as an AOR by your date.
Exception to Electronic Submission organization. Details on these steps are Application Deadline Date Extension
Requirement. outlined in the Grants.gov 3-Step in Case of Technical Issues with the
You may access the electronic grant Registration Guide (see http:// Grants.gov System: If you are
application for the PDAE Program at www.grants.gov/section910/ experiencing problems submitting your
http://www.Grants.gov. You must search Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf). application through Grants.gov, please
for the downloadable application You also must provide on your contact the Grants.gov Support Desk,
package for this program by the CFDA application the same D–U–N–S Number toll free, at 1–800–518–4726. You must
number. Do not include the CFDA used with this registration. Please note obtain a Grants.gov Support Desk Case
number’s alpha suffix in your search that the registration process may take Number and must keep a record of it.
(e.g., search for 84.351, not 84.351C). five or more business days to complete, If you are prevented from
Please note the following: and you must have completed all electronically submitting your
• When you enter the Grants.gov site, registration steps to allow you to submit application on the application deadline
you will find information about successfully an application via date because of technical problems with
submitting an application electronically Grants.gov. In addition you will need to the Grants.gov system, we will grant you
through the site, as well as the hours of update your CCR registration on an an extension until 4:30 p.m.,
operation. annual basis. This may take three or Washington, DC time, the following
• Applications received by Grants.gov more business days to complete. business day to enable you to transmit
are date and time stamped. Your • You will not receive additional your application electronically or by
application must be fully uploaded and point value because you submit your hand delivery. You also may mail your
submitted and must be date and time application in electronic format, nor application by following the mailing
stamped by the Grants.gov system no will we penalize you if you qualify for instructions described elsewhere in this
later than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC an exception to the electronic notice.
time, on the application deadline date. submission requirement, as described If you submit an application after 4:30
Except as otherwise noted in this elsewhere in this section, and submit p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
section, we will not consider your your application in paper format. application deadline date, please
application if it is date and time • You must submit all documents contact the person listed under FOR
stamped by the Grants.gov system later electronically, including all information FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in
than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on you typically provide on the following section VII in this notice and provide an
the application deadline date. When we forms: Application for Federal explanation of the technical problem
retrieve your application from Assistance (SF 424), the Department of you experienced with Grants.gov, along
Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are Education Supplemental Information for with the Grants.gov Support Desk Case
rejecting your application because it SF 424, Budget Information—Non- Number. We will accept your
was date and time stamped by the Construction Programs (ED 524), and all application if we can confirm that a
Grants.gov system after 4:30 p.m., necessary assurances and certifications. technical problem occurred with the
Washington, DC time, on the Please note that two of these forms—the Grants.gov system and that that problem
application deadline date. SF 424 and the Department of Education affected your ability to submit your
• The amount of time it can take to Supplemental Information for SF 424— application by 4:30 p.m., Washington,
upload an application will vary have replaced the ED 424 (Application DC time, on the application deadline
depending on a variety of factors, for Federal Education Assistance). date. The Department will contact you
including the size of the application and • You must attach any narrative after a determination is made on
the speed of your Internet connection. sections of your application as files in whether your application will be
Therefore, we strongly recommend that a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), or accepted.
you do not wait until the application .PDF (Portable Document) format. If you
deadline date to begin the submission upload a file type other than the three Note: The extensions to which we refer in
this section apply only to the unavailability
process through Grants.gov. file types specified in this paragraph or of, or technical problems with, the Grants.gov
• You should review and follow the submit a password-protected file, we system. We will not grant you an extension
Education Submission Procedures for will not review that material. if you failed to fully register to submit your
submitting an application through • Your electronic application must application to Grants.gov before the
Grants.gov that are included in the comply with any page-limit application deadline date and time or if the
application package for this program to requirements described in this notice. technical problem you experienced is
ensure that you submit your application • After you electronically submit unrelated to the Grants.gov system.
in a timely manner to the Grants.gov your application, you will receive from Exception to Electronic Submission
system. You can also find the Education Grants.gov an automatic notification of Requirement: You qualify for an
Submission Procedures pertaining to receipt that contains a Grants.gov exception to the electronic submission
Grants.gov at http://e-Grants.ed.gov/ tracking number. (This notification requirement, and may submit your
help/ indicates receipt by Grants.gov only, not application in paper format, if you are
GrantsgovSubmissionProcedures.pdf. receipt by the Department.) The unable to submit an application through
• To submit your application via Department then will retrieve your the Grants.gov system because—
Grants.gov, you must complete all steps application from Grants.gov and send a • You do not have access to the
in the Grants.gov registration process second notification to you by e-mail. Internet; or
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(see http://www.grants.gov/applicants/ This second notification indicates that • You do not have the capacity to
get_registered.jsp). These steps include the Department has received your upload large documents to the
(1) registering your organization, a application and has assigned your Grants.gov system; and
multi-part process that includes application a PR/Award number (an ED- • No later than two weeks before the
registration with the Central Contractor specified identifying number unique to application deadline date (14 calendar
Registry (CCR); (2) registering yourself your application). days or, if the fourteenth calendar day

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before the application deadline date If your application is postmarked after (a) The extent to which the proposed
falls on a Federal holiday, the next the application deadline date, we will project is likely to build local capacity
business day following the Federal not consider your application. to provide, improve, or expand services
holiday), you mail or fax a written Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not that address the needs of the target
statement to the Department, explaining uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before population.
which of the two grounds for an relying on this method, you should check (b) The potential replicability of the
exception prevent you from using the with your local post office. proposed project or strategies,
Internet to submit your application. including, as appropriate, the potential
If you mail your written statement to c. Submission of Paper Applications
by Hand Delivery. for implementation in a variety of
the Department, it must be postmarked settings.
no later than two weeks before the If you qualify for an exception to the
(2) Quality of the project design (20
application deadline date. If you fax electronic submission requirement, you
points). The Secretary considers the
your written statement to the (or a courier service) may deliver your
quality of the design of the proposed
Department, we must receive the faxed paper application to the Department by
project by considering the following
statement no later than two weeks hand. You must deliver the original and
before the application deadline date. two copies of your application by hand,
(a) The extent to which the goals,
Address and mail or fax your on or before the application deadline
objectives, and outcomes to be achieved
statement to: Isadora Binder, U.S. date, to the Department at the following
by the proposed project are clearly
Department of Education, 400 Maryland address:
specified and measurable.
Avenue, SW., Room 4W246A, U.S. Department of Education,
(b) The extent to which the proposed
Washington, DC 20202–5950. Application Control Center, Attention:
project is designed to build capacity and
Fax: (202) 502–5630. (CFDA Number 84.351C), 550 12th
Your paper application must be yield results that will extend beyond the
Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center
submitted in accordance with the mail period of Federal financial assistance.
Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260.
or hand delivery instructions described (c) The extent to which the proposed
The Application Control Center
in this notice. project is part of a comprehensive effort
accepts hand deliveries daily between 8
b. Submission of Paper Applications to improve teaching and learning and
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC
by Mail. support rigorous academic standards for
time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and
If you qualify for an exception to the students.
Federal holidays.
electronic submission requirement, you (3) Quality of project services (20
may mail (through the U.S. Postal Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper points). The Secretary considers the
Service or a commercial carrier) your Applications: If you mail or hand quality of the services to be provided by
application to the Department. You deliver your application to the the proposed project by considering the
must mail the original and two copies Department— following factors:
of your application, on or before the (1) You must indicate on the envelope (a) The quality and sufficiency of
application deadline date, to the and—if not provided by the strategies for ensuring equal access and
Department at the applicable following Department—in Item 11 of the SF 424 treatment for eligible project
address: the CFDA number, including suffix participants who are members of groups
By mail through the U.S. Postal letter, if any, of the competition under that have traditionally been
Service: U.S. Department of Education, which you are submitting your underrepresented based on race, color,
Application Control Center, Attention: application; and national origin, gender, age, or
(CFDA Number 84.351C), 400 Maryland (2) The Application Control Center disability.
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202– will mail to you a notification of receipt (b) The extent to which the training or
4260 or of your grant application. If you do not professional development services to be
By mail through a commercial carrier: receive this notification within 15 provided by the proposed project are of
U.S. Department of Education, business days from the application sufficient quality, intensity, and
Application Control Center, Stop 4260, deadline date, you should call the U.S. duration to lead to improvements in
Attention: (CFDA Number 84.351C), Department of Education Application practice among the recipients of those
7100 Old Landover Road, Landover, MD Control Center at (202) 245–6288. services.
20785–1506. (c) The likelihood that the services to
Regardless of which address you use, V. Application Review Information
be provided by the proposed project
you must show proof of mailing 1. Selection Criteria: The selection will lead to improvements in the
consisting of one of the following: criteria for this program are from 34 CFR achievement of students as measured
(1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service 75.210. The maximum score for all of against rigorous academic standards.
postmark. the selection criteria is 100 points. The (4) Quality of project personnel (10
(2) A legible mail receipt with the
maximum score for each criterion is points). The Secretary considers the
date of mailing stamped by the U.S.
indicated in parentheses. Each criterion quality of the personnel who will carry
Postal Service.
(3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or also includes the factors that the out the proposed project by considering
receipt from a commercial carrier. reviewers will consider in determining the following factors:
(4) Any other proof of mailing how well an application meets the (a) The extent to which the applicant
acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S. criterion. A note following a selection encourages applications for employment
Department of Education. criterion is guidance to help applicants from persons who are members of
If you mail your application through in preparing their applications, and is groups that have traditionally been
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the U.S. Postal Service, we do not not required by statute or regulations. underrepresented based on race, color,
accept either of the following as proof The criteria are as follows: national origin, gender, age, or
of mailing: (1) Significance (20 points). The disability.
(1) A private metered postmark. Secretary considers the significance of (b) The qualifications, including
(2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the proposed project by considering the relevant training and experience, of key
the U.S. Postal Service. following factors: project personnel.

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(c) The qualifications, including 2. Review and Selection Process: over the course of the school year,
relevant training and experience, of Additional factors we consider in which may include the summer, and
project consultants or subcontractors. selecting an application for an award are that includes a sufficient number of
(5) Quality of the management plan as follows: In accordance with 34 CFR hours of participation to make a
(15 points). The Secretary considers the 75.217(d)(3)(ii) and (iii), the Secretary significant difference in teaching and
quality of the management plan for the may consider an applicant’s past learning. Successful applicants will be
proposed project by considering the performance and compliance history expected to include professional
adequacy of the management plan to when evaluating applications and in development data in their annual
achieve the objectives of the proposed making funding decisions. performance reports to the Department.
project on time and within budget, VI. Award Administration Information VII. Agency Contacts
including clearly defined
responsibilities, timelines, and 1. Award Notices: If your application FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
milestones for accomplishing project is successful, we notify your U.S. Isadora Binder or Adrienne Dukes, U.S.
Representative and U.S. Senators and Department of Education, 400 Maryland
send you a Grant Award Notice (GAN).
(6) Quality of the project evaluation Avenue, SW., Room 4W246A,
We may notify you informally, also.
(15 points). The Secretary considers the Washington, DC 20202–4260 or by e-
If your application is not evaluated or
quality of the evaluation to be not selected for funding, we notify you. mail: PDAE@ed.gov.
conducted of the proposed project by 2. Administrative and National Policy If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll
considering the following factors: Requirements: We identify free, at 1–800–877–8339.
(a) The extent to which the methods administrative and national policy VIII. Other Information
of evaluation include the use of requirements in the application package
objective performance measures that are and reference these and other Alternative Format: Individuals with
clearly related to the intended outcomes requirements in the Applicable disabilities can obtain this document
of the project and will produce Regulations section in this notice. and a copy of the application package in
quantitative and qualitative data to the We reference the regulations outlining an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large
extent possible. the terms and conditions of an award in print, audiotape, or computer diskette)
the Applicable Regulations section in on request to the program contact
(b) The extent to which the evaluation
this notice and include these and other persons listed under FOR FURTHER
will provide guidance about effective
specific conditions in the GAN. The INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII in
strategies suitable for replication or
GAN also incorporates your approved this notice.
testing in other settings.
application as part of your binding Electronic Access to This Document:
Note: A strong evaluation plan should be commitments under the grant. You can view this document, as well as
included in the application narrative and 3. Reporting: At the end of your all other documents of this Department
should be used, as appropriate, to shape the
development of the project from the
project period, you must submit a final published in the Federal Register, in
beginning of the grant period. The evaluation performance report, including financial text or Adobe Portable Document
plan should include benchmarks to monitor information, as directed by the Format (PDF) on the Internet at the
progress toward specific project objectives Secretary. If you receive a multi-year following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/
and also outcome measures to assess the award, you must submit an annual fedregister.
impact on teaching and learning, or other performance report that provides the To use PDF you must have Adobe
important outcomes for project participants. most current performance and financial Acrobat Reader, which is available free
More specifically, the plan should identify expenditure information as directed by at this site. If you have questions about
the individual or organization that has agreed the Secretary under 34 CFR 75.118. The using PDF, call the U.S. Government
to serve as evaluator for the project and Secretary may also require more
describe the qualifications of that evaluator.
Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1–
The plan should describe the evaluation
frequent performance reports under 34 888–293–6498; or in the Washington,
design, indicating: (1) What types of data will CFR 75.720(c). For specific DC, area at (202) 512–1530.
be collected; (2) when various types of data requirements on reporting, please go to Note: The official version of this document
will be collected; (3) what methods will be http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ is the document published in the Federal
used; (4) what instruments will be developed appforms/appforms.html. Register. Free Internet access to the official
and when these instruments will be 4. Performance Measures: We have edition of the Federal Register and the Code
developed; (5) how data will be analyzed; (6) established one performance measure of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
when reports of results and outcomes will be for the PDAE Program. This measure is: Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
available; and (7) how the applicant will use The percentage of teachers participating index.html.
the information collected through the in the PDAE Program who receive
evaluation to monitor progress of the funded Dated: January 4, 2008.
professional development that is
project and to provide accountability Morgan S. Brown,
information both about success at the initial
sustained and intensive. In
implementing this measure, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and
site and about effective strategies for
Department will collect from grantees Improvement.
replication in other settings. Applicants are
encouraged to devote an appropriate level of data on the extent to which they provide [FR Doc. E8–217 Filed 1–9–08; 8:45 am]
resources to project evaluation. professional development that occurs BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
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