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proposed information collection, agency located in the State on the Estimated Range of Awards:
grouped by office, contains the targets in the State’s performance plan. $200,000–$400,000.
following: (1) Type of review requested, The State shall report annually to the Estimated Average Size of Awards:
e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or Secretary on the performance of the $270,000.
reinstatement; (2) title; (3) summary of State under the State’s performance Estimated Number of Awards: 13.
the collection; (4) description of the plan. This report, referenced here-to- Note: The Department is not bound by any
need for, and proposed use of, the after, is called the Part B Annual estimates in this notice.
information; (5) respondents and Performance Report (Part B—APR).
frequency of collection; and (6) Requests for copies of the proposed Project Period: Up to 36 months.
reporting and/or recordkeeping burden. information collection request may be Full Text of Announcement
OMB invites public comment. accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov,
The Department of Education is by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending I. Funding Opportunity Description
especially interested in public comment Collections’’ link and by clicking on Purpose of Program: The purpose of
addressing the following issues: (1) Is link number 2705. When you access the this program is to carry out a
this collection necessary to the proper information collection, click on coordinated program of scientifically
functions of the Department; (2) will ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. based research, demonstration projects,
this information be processed and used Written requests for information should innovative strategies, and similar
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate be addressed to U.S. Department of activities designed to build and enhance
of burden accurate; (4) how might the Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., the ability of elementary and secondary
Department enhance the quality, utility, Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, schools nationwide to meet the special
and clarity of the information to be DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be educational needs of gifted and talented
collected; and (5) how might the electronically mailed to the Internet students.
Department minimize the burden of this address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR
collection on the respondents, including 202–245–6621. Please specify the 75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority
through the use of information complete title of the information implements section 5464(c) of the Jacob
technology. collection when making your request. K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students
Dated: March 3, 2005. Comments regarding burden and/or Education Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. 7253
Angela C. Arrington, the collection activity requirements et seq.).
Leader, Information Management Case should be directed to Sheila Carey at her Absolute Priority: For FY 2005 and
Services Team, Regulatory Information e-mail address Sheila.Carey@ed.gov. any subsequent year in which we make
Management Services, Office of the Chief Individuals who use a awards based on the list of unfunded
Information Officer. telecommunications device for the deaf applicants from this competition, this
(TDD) may call the Federal Information priority is an absolute priority. Under 34
Office of Special Education and
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only
Rehabilitative Services
8339. applications that meet this priority.
Type of Review: Revision. [FR Doc. 05–4453 Filed 3–7–05; 8:45 am] This priority is based on the ‘‘Special
Title: Part B State Performance Plan Rule’’ in section 5464(c) of the statute,
(SPP) and Annual Performance Report which provides that in a year in which
(APR). the Javits appropriation exceeds the
Frequency: State Performance Plan— DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION appropriation for FY 2001, the Secretary
every 6 years; Annual Performance
must use such excess funds to award
Report—annually. Office of Elementary and Secondary
Affected Public: State, local, or tribal grants, on a competitive basis, to State
Education; Overview Information; educational agencies, local educational
gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Federal Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented
government. agencies, or both, to implement
Students Education Program; Notice activities described in section 5464(b).
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Inviting Applications for New Awards
Burden: In accordance with section 5464(c) and
for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 because the FY 2001 Javits
Respones: 60.
Burden Hours: 18,000. appropriation was $7.5 million and the
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance FY 2005 appropriation is $11 million,
Abstract: The Individuals with
(CFDA) Number: 84.206A.
Disabilities Education Improvement Act the Secretary will utilize approximately
of 2004, signed on December 3, 2004, DATES: Applications Available: March 8, $3.5 million to fund new awards under
became Public Law 108–446. In 2005. the ‘‘Special Rule.’’ Therefore, the
accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), Deadline for Notice of Intent To Secretary establishes an absolute
not later than one year after the date of Apply: April 4, 2005. priority for this competition such that
enactment of the Individuals with Deadline for Transmittal of applications submitted in response to
Disabilities Education Improvement Act Applications: April 22, 2005. this announcement must propose to
of 2004, each State must have in place Deadline for Intergovernmental carry out one or more of the following
a performance plan that evaluates the Review: June 21, 2005. 5464(b) activities:
States efforts to implement the Eligible Applicants: State educational (1) Conducting—
requirements and purposes of Part B agencies (SEAs), local educational (A) Scientifically based research on
and describe how the State will improve agencies (LEAs), or both. methods and techniques for identifying
such implementation. This plan, Estimated Available Funds for New and teaching gifted and talented
referenced here-to-after, is called the Awards: $3,522,122. Contingent upon students and for using gifted and
Part B State Performance Plan (Part B— the availability of funds and quality of talented programs and methods to serve
SPP). In accordance with 20 U.S.C. applications, the Secretary may make all students; and
1416(b)(C)(ii) the State shall report additional awards in FY 2006 from the (B) Program evaluations, surveys, and
annually to the public on the list of unfunded applicants from this the collection, analysis, and
performance of each local educational competition. development of information needed to

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accomplish the purpose of the Javits III. Eligibility Information Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply:
program. 1. Eligible Applicants: State April 4, 2005.
(2) Carrying out professional Deadline for Transmittal of
educational agencies (SEAs), local
development (which may include Applications: April 22, 2005.
educational agencies (LEAs), or both.
fellowships) for personnel (which may Applications for grants under this
2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This
include leadership personnel) involved competition may be submitted
program does not involve cost sharing
in the education of gifted and talented electronically using the Electronic Grant
or matching.
students. Application System (e-Application)
(3) Establishing and operating model IV. Application and Submission accessible through the Department’s e-
projects and exemplary programs for Information Grants system, or in paper format by
serving gifted and talented students, 1. Address To Request Application mail or hand delivery. For information
including innovative methods for Package: Education Publications Center (including dates and times) about how
identifying and educating students who (ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD to submit your application
may not be served by traditional gifted 20794–1398. Telephone (toll free): 1– electronically, or by mail or hand
and talented programs (such as summer 877–433–7827. Fax: (301) 470–1244. If delivery, please refer to section IV. 6.
programs, mentoring programs, service you use a telecommunications device Other Submission Requirements in this
learning programs, and cooperative for the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll notice.
programs involving business, industry, We do not consider an application
free): 1–877–576–7734.
and education). that does not comply with the deadline
You may also contact ED Pubs at its
(4) Implementing innovative requirements.
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/
Deadline for Intergovernmental
strategies, such as cooperative learning, edpubs.html or you may contact ED
Review: June 21, 2005.
peer tutoring, and service learning. Pubs at its e-mail address: 4. Intergovernmental Review: This
(5) Carrying out programs of technical edpubs@inet.ed.gov. program is subject to Executive Order
assistance and information If you request an application from ED 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR
dissemination, including assistance and Pubs, be sure to identify this part 79. Information about
information with respect to how gifted competition as follows: CFDA number Intergovernmental Review of Federal
and talented programs and methods, 84.206A. Programs under Executive Order 12372
where appropriate, may be adapted for Individuals with disabilities may is in the application package for this
use by all students. obtain a copy of the application package competition.
(6) Making materials and services in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference
available through State regional large print, audiotape, or computer regulations outlining funding
educational service centers, institutions diskette) by contacting the program restrictions in the Applicable
of higher education, or other entities. contact person listed under FOR FURTHER Regulations section of this notice.
(7) Providing funds for challenging, INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of 6. Other Submission Requirements:
high-level course work, disseminated this notice. Applications for grants under this
through technologies (which may You may also obtain an application competition may be submitted
include distance learning), for package for this program via the Internet electronically or in paper format by mail
individual students or groups of at the following address: http:// or hand delivery.
students in schools and local www.ed.gov/programs/javits/ a. Electronic Submission of
educational agencies that would not applicant.html. Applications. If you choose to submit
otherwise have the resources to provide 2. Content and Form of Application your application to us electronically,
such course work. Submission: Requirements concerning you must use e-Application available
the content of an application, together through the Department’s e-Grants
Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7253 et seq.
with the forms you must submit, are in system, accessible through the e-Grants
Applicable Regulations: The the application package for this portal page at: http://e-grants.ed.gov.
Education Department General program. While completing your electronic
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in Notice of Intent to Apply: We strongly application, you will be entering data
34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, encourage each potential applicant to online that will be saved into a
84, 85, 97, 98, and 99. notify us by April 4, 2005, of its intent database. You may not e-mail an
to submit an application for funding. electronic copy of a grant application to
II. Award Information We will be able to develop a more us.
Type of Award: Discretionary grants. efficient process for reviewing grant Please note the following:
Estimated Available Funds: applications if we have an estimate of • Your participation in e-Application
$3,522,122. Contingent upon the the number of entities that intend to is voluntary.
availability of funds and quality of apply for funding under this • You must complete the electronic
applications, the Secretary may make competition. Notifications should be submission of your grant application by
additional awards in FY 2006 from the sent by e-mail to the following Internet 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
list of unfunded applicants from this address: javits@ed.gov. Please put application deadline date. The e-
competition. ‘‘Notice of Intent’’ in the subject line. Application system will not accept an
Estimated Range of Awards: Applicants that do not provide this e- application for this competition after
$200,000–$400,000. mail notification may still apply for 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
Estimated Average Size of Awards: funding. application deadline date. Therefore, we
$270,000. Page Limit: It is recommended that strongly recommend that you do not
Estimated Number of Awards: 13. the program narrative not exceed 20 wait until the application deadline date
pages, size 12 font, double-spaced. to begin the application process.
Note: The Department is not bound by any 3. Submission Dates and Times: • The regular hours of operation of
estimates in this notice.
Applications Available: March 8, the e-Grants Web site are 6 a.m. Monday
Project Period: Up to 36 months. 2005. until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m.

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Thursday until midnight Saturday, (2)(a) The e-Application system is (4) Any proof of mailing acceptable to
Washington, DC time. Please note that unavailable for 60 minutes or more the Secretary of the U.S. Department of
the system is unavailable on Sundays, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 Education.
and between 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and p.m., Washington, DC time, on the If you mail your application through
6 a.m. on Thursdays, Washington, DC application deadline date; or the U.S. Postal Service, we do not
time, for maintenance. Any (b) The e-Application system is accept either of the following as proof
modifications to these hours are posted unavailable for any period of time of mailing:
on the e-Grants Web site. between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., (1) A private metered postmark, or
• You will not receive additional Washington, DC time, on the (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by
point value because you submit your application deadline date. the U.S. Postal Service.
application in electronic format, nor We must acknowledge and confirm If your application is postmarked after
will we penalize you if you submit your these periods of unavailability before the application deadline date, we will
application in paper format. granting you an extension. To request not consider your application.
• You must submit all documents this extension or to confirm our Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not
electronically, including the acknowledgement of any system uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before
Application for Federal Education unavailability, you may contact either relying on this method, you should check
Assistance (ED 424), Budget (1) the person listed elsewhere in this with your local post office.
Information—Non-Construction notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION c. Submission of Paper Applications
Programs (ED 524), and all necessary CONTACT (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2) by Hand Delivery. If you submit your
assurances and certifications. the e-Grants help desk at 1–888–336– application in paper format by hand
• Any narrative sections of your 8930. If the system is down and delivery, you (or a courier service) must
application should be attached as files therefore the application deadline is deliver the original and two copies of
in a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), extended, an e-mail will be sent to all your application by hand, on or before
or .PDF (Portable Document) format. registered users who have initiated an e- the application deadline date, to the
• Your electronic application must Application. Department at the following address:
comply with any page limit Extensions referred to in this section U.S. Department of Education,
requirements described in this notice. apply only to the unavailability of the Application Control Center, Attention:
• Prior to submitting your electronic Department’s e-Application system. If CFDA Number 84.206A, 550 12th Street,
application, you may wish to print a the e-Application system is available, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center Plaza,
copy of it for your records. and, for any reason, you are unable to Washington, DC 20202–4260.
• After you electronically submit submit your application electronically The Application Control Center
your application, you will receive an or you do not receive an automatic accepts hand deliveries daily between 8
automatic acknowledgement that will acknowledgement of your submission, a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC
include a PR/Award number (an you may submit your application in time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and
identifying number unique to your paper format by mail or hand delivery Federal holidays.
application). in accordance with the instructions in Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of
• Within three working days after this notice. Paper Applications: If you mail or hand
submitting your electronic application, Submission of Paper Applications by deliver your application to the
fax a signed copy of the ED 424 to the Mail: If you submit your application in Department:
Application Control Center after paper format by mail (through the U.S. (1) You must indicate on the envelope
following these steps: Postal Service or a commercial carrier), and—if not provided by the
(1) Print ED 424 from e-Application. you must mail the original and two Department—in Item 4 of the ED 424 the
(2) The applicant’s Authorizing copies of your application, on or before CFDA number—and suffix letter, if
Representative must sign this. the application deadline date, to the any—of the competition under which
(3) Place the PR/Award number in the Department at the applicable following you are submitting your application.
upper right hand corner of the hard- address: (2) The Application Control Center
copy signature page of the ED 424. By mail through the U.S. Postal will mail a grant application receipt to
(4) Fax the signed ED 424 to the Service: U.S. Department of Education, you. If you do not receive the grant
Application Control Center at (202) Application Control Center, Attention: application receipt acknowledgement
245–6272. CFDA Number 84.206A, 400 Maryland within 15 business days from the
• We may request that you provide us Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202– application deadline date, you should
original signatures on other forms at a 4260; or call the U.S. Department of Education
later date. By mail through a commercial carrier: Application Control Center at (202)
Application Deadline Date Extension U.S. Department of Education, 245–6288.
in Case of System Unavailability: If you Application Control Center—Stop 4260,
are prevented from electronically Attention: CFDA Number 84.206A, 7100 V. Application Review Information
submitting your application on the Old Landover Road, Landover, MD 1. Selection Criteria: We use the
application deadline date because the e- 20785–1506. following selection criteria from 34 CFR
Application system is unavailable, we Regardless of which address you use, 75.210 to evaluate applications for new
will grant you an extension of one you must show proof of mailing grants under this competition. The
business day in order to transmit your consisting of one of the following: maximum score for each criterion is
application electronically, by mail, or by (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service indicated in parenthesis.
hand delivery. We will grant this postmark; We evaluate an application by
extension if— (2) A legible mail receipt with the determining how well the proposed
(1) You are a registered user of e- date of mailing stamped by the U.S. project meets the following criteria:
Application and you have initiated an Postal Service; (a) Need for project (20 points). The
electronic application for this (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or Secretary considers the need for the
competition; and receipt from a commercial carrier; or proposed project. In determining the

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need for the proposed project, the i. The extent to which the methods of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
Secretary considers the extent to which evaluation are thorough, feasible, and room 3W253, Washington, DC 20202–
specific gaps or weaknesses in services, appropriate to the goals, objectives, and 6200. Telephone: (202) 260–8735 or by
infrastructure, or opportunities have outcomes of the proposed project. e-mail: Danita.Woodley@ed.gov. If you
been identified and will be addressed by ii. The extent to which the evaluation use a telecommunications device for the
the proposed project, including the will provide guidance about effective deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal
nature and magnitude of those gaps or strategies suitable for replication or Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–
weaknesses. testing in other settings. 8339.
(b) Quality of the project design (25 Individuals with disabilities may
VI. Award Administration Information
points). The Secretary considers the obtain this document in an alternative
quality of the design of the proposed 1. Award Notices: If your application format (e.g., Braille, large print,
project. In determining the quality of the is successful, we notify your U.S. audiotape, or computer diskette) on
design of the proposed project, the Representative and U.S. Senators and request to the program contact person
Secretary considers the following send you a Grant Award Notification listed in this section.
factors: (GAN). We may also notify you
informally. VIII. Other Information
i. The extent to which the goals,
objectives, and outcomes to be achieved If your application is not evaluated or Electronic Access to This Document:
by the proposed project are clearly not selected for funding, we notify you. You may view this document, as well as
specified and measurable. 2. Administrative and National Policy all other documents of this Department
Requirements: We identify published in the Federal Register, in
ii. The extent to which the design of
administrative and national policy text or Adobe Portable Document
the proposed project is appropriate to,
requirements in the application package Format (PDF) on the Internet at the
and will successfully address, the needs
and reference these and other following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/
of the target population or other
requirements in the Applicable fedregister.
identified needs.
Regulations section of this notice. To use PDF you must have Adobe
iii. The extent to which the proposed We reference the regulations outlining
project represents an exceptional Acrobat Reader, which is available free
the terms and conditions of an award in at this site. If you have questions about
approach for meeting statutory purposes the Applicable Regulations section of
and requirements. using PDF, call the U.S. Government
this notice and include these and other Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1–
(c) Quality of project personnel (10 specific conditions in the GAN. The
points). The Secretary considers the 888–293–6498; or in the Washington,
GAN also incorporates your approved DC, area at (202) 512–1530.
quality of the personnel who will carry application as part of your binding
out the proposed project. In determining commitments under the grant. Note: The official version of this document
the quality of project personnel, the is the document published in the Federal
3. Reporting: At the end of your
Secretary considers the extent to which Register. Free Internet access to the official
project period, you must submit a final edition of the Federal Register and the Code
the applicant encourages applications performance report, including financial
for employment from persons who are of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
information, as directed by the Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
members of groups that have Secretary. If you receive a multi-year index.html.
traditionally been underrepresented award, you must submit an annual
based on race, color, national origin, performance report that provides the Dated: March 3, 2005.
gender, age, or disability. In addition, most current performance and financial Raymond Simon,
the Secretary considers the following: expenditure information as specified by Assistant Secretary for Elementary and
i. The qualifications, including the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. Secondary Education.
relevant training and experience, of the 4. Performance Measures: Pursuant to [FR Doc. 05–4436 Filed 3–7–05; 8:45 am]
project director or principal the Government Performance and BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
investigator. Results Act (GPRA), the Department
ii. The qualifications, including developed two measures for evaluating
relevant training and experience, of key the overall effectiveness of projects DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
project personnel. funded under the Javits program. These
(d) Quality of the management plan measures gauge project quality and Office of Innovation and Improvement
(20 points). The Secretary considers the improvements in professional Program (OII); Overview Information;
quality of the management plan for the knowledge for teachers and academic Star Schools Program; Notice Inviting
proposed project. In determining the achievement in students served by the Applications for New Awards for Fiscal
quality of the management plan for the projects by assessing: (1) The number of Year (FY) 2005
proposed project, the Secretary project designs that are rated by an Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
considers the adequacy of the independent review panel of qualified (CFDA) Number: 84.203G.
management plan to achieve the scientists and practitioners as being of
objectives of the proposed project on ‘‘high or above’’ quality; and (2) the DATES: Applications Available: March 8,
time and within budget, including number of projects that have evidence of 2005.
clearly defined responsibilities, significant gains in teacher knowledge Date of Pre-Application Meeting:
timelines, and milestones for or student achievement, or both. March 11, 2005 (webcast).
accomplishing project tasks. The Department will collect data for Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply:
(e) Quality of the project evaluation these measures from grantees’ annual April 7, 2005.
(25 points). The Secretary considers the performance reports and other existing Deadline for Transmittal of
quality of the evaluation to be data sources. Applications: May 9, 2005.
conducted of the proposed project. In Deadline for Intergovernmental
determining the quality of the VII. Agency Contact Review: July 6, 2005.
evaluation, the Secretary considers the For Further Information Contact: Eligible Applicants: Eligible entities,
following factors: Danita Woodley, U.S. Department of which include any one of the following

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