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20006–8524, telephone 202–502–7676, individuals (whether or not those family applicant’s prior success, as described
fax (202) 502–7675, or e-mail members are individuals with in the application, in employing and
gearup@ed.gov disabilities). advancing in employment qualified
If you use a telecommunications Eligible Applicants: A State individuals with disabilities.
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call designated agency; nonprofit agencies Therefore, within this competitive
the Federal Information Relay Service working in collaboration with a State preference, applicants can be awarded
(FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. agency; and a local agency working in up to a total of 10 points in addition to
Individuals with disabilities may collaboration with a State agency. those awarded under the published
obtain this document or a copy of the Applications Available: January 30, selection criteria for this program (The
GEAR UP application package in an 2001. selection criteria to be used for this
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large Deadline for Transmittal of competition will be provided in the
print, audiotape, or computer diskette) Applications: March 30, 2001. application package for this
upon request to the contact number Deadline for Intergovernmental competition). That is, an applicant
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Review: May 30, 2001. meeting this competitive preference
CONTACT. However, the Department is Estimated Available Funds: $528,000. could earn a maximum total of 110
not able to reproduce in an alternative Estimated Range of Awards: points.
format the standard forms included in $150,000–$170,000. Application Procedures:
the application package. Estimated Average Size of Awards: Note: Some of the procedures in these
$165,000. instructions for transmitting applications
Electronic Access to This Document Estimated Number of Awards: 3. differ from those in the Education
You may view this document, as well Note: The Department is not bound by any Department General Administrative
as all other Department of Education estimates in this notice. Regulations (EDGAR) (34 CFR 75.102). Under
documents published in the Federal the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C.
Reasonable Accommodations: We 553) the Department generally offers
Register in text or Adobe Portable will consider, and may fund, requests interested parties the opportunity to
Document Format (PDF) on the Internet for additional funding as an addendum comment on proposed regulations. However,
at either of the following sites: to an application to reflect the costs of these amendments make procedural changes
http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg.htm reasonable accommodations necessary only and do not establish new substantive
http://www.ed.gov/new.html to allow individuals with disabilities to policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A),
To use PDF you must have Adobe be employed on the project as personnel the Secretary has determined that proposed
rulemaking is not required.
Acrobat Reader, which is available free on project activities.
at either of the previous sites. If you Project Period: Up to 60 months. Pilot Project for Electronic Submission
have any questions about using PDF, Applicable Regulations: The of Applications
call the U.S. Government Printing Office Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in The U.S. Department of Education is
(GPO) at (202) 512–1530 or, toll free, at
34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, expanding its pilot project of electronic
1–888–293–6498.
85, and 86. submission of applications to include
Note: The official version of this document
certain formula grant programs, as well
is the document published in the Federal Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79
Register. Free Internet access to the offical apply to applicants except federally
as additional discretionary grant
edition of the Federal Register and the Code recognized Indian tribes. competitions. The Migrant and Seasonal
of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Farmworkers Program (CFDA 84.128G)
Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 is one of the programs included in the
Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/
apply to institutions of higher education
index.html.
only.
pilot project. If you are an applicant
under the Migrant and Seasonal
Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a–21— Priority: This competition focuses on
20 U.S.C. 1070a–28. Farmworkers Program, you may submit
projects designed to meet the priority in your application to us in either
Dated: January 12, 2001. the notice of final competitive electronic or paper format.
A. Lee Fritschler, preference for this program, published The pilot project involves the use of
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary in the Federal Register on November 22, the Electronic Grant Application System
Education. 2000 (65 FR 70408). Under 34 CFR (e-APPLICATION, formerly e-GAPS)
[FR Doc. 01–1529 Filed 1–17–01; 8:45 am] 75.105 (c)(2)(i) the Assistant Secretary portion of the Grant Administration and
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
adds a competitive preference to Payment System (GAPS). We request
applications that are otherwise eligible your participation in this pilot project.
for funding under this program. We shall continue to evaluate its
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION The maximum score under the success and solicit suggestions for
selection criteria for this program is 100 improvement.
[CFDA No.: 84.128G] points; however, we will also use the If you participate in this e-
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers following competitive preference so that APPLICATION pilot, please note the
Program; Notice Inviting Applications up to an additional 10 points may be following:
for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) earned by an applicant for a total • Your participation is voluntary.
2001 possible score of 110 points. • You will not receive any additional
Up to 10 points may be earned based point value or penalty because you
Purpose of Program: To provide on the extent to which an application submit a grant application in electronic
grants for vocational rehabilitation includes effective strategies for or paper format.
services to individuals with disabilities employing and advancing in • You can submit all documents
who are migrant or seasonal employment qualified individuals with electronically, including the
farmworkers, as determined in disabilities as project employees in Application for Federal Assistance (ED
accordance with rules prescribed by the projects awarded under this program. In 424), Budget Information—Non-
Secretary of Labor, and to the family determining the effectiveness of those Construction Programs (ED 524), and all
members who are residing with those strategies, we will consider the necessary assurances and certifications.

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• Fax a signed copy of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: on May 23–25, 2001. The notice also
Application for Federal Assistance (ED Mary E. Chambers, U.S. Department of invites written comments on agencies
424) after following these steps: Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., submitting interim reports that will be
1. Print ED 424 from the e- room 3322, Switzer Building, reviewed at the May meeting. Further,
APPLICATION system. Washington, DC 20202–2647. the notice invites written comments on
2. Make sure that the institution’s Telephone (202) 205–8435. If you use a one Federal agency seeking degree-
Authorizing Representative signs this telecommunications device for the deaf granting authority.
form. (TDD), you may call the Federal
Where Should I Submit My Comments?
3. Before faxing this form, submit Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–
your electronic application via the e- 800–877–8339. Please submit your written comments
APPLICATION system. You will receive Individuals with disabilities may by March 5, 2001 to Carol Griffiths,
an automatic acknowledgement, which obtain a copy of this document in an Chief, Accrediting Agency Evaluation,
will include a PR/Award number (an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large Accreditation and State Liaison. You
identifying number unique to your print, audiotape, or computer diskette) may contact her at the U.S. Department
application). on request to the contact person listed of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, 7th
4. Place the PR/Award number in the in the preceding paragraph. Floor, Room 7105, Washington, DC
upper right hand corner of ED 424. 20006–8509, telephone: (202) 219–7011.
Electronic Access to This Document Individuals who use a
5. Fax ED 424 to the Application
Control Center within three working You may view this document, as well telecommunications device for the deaf
days of submitting your electronic as other Department of Education (TDD) may call the Federal Information
application. We will indicate a fax documents published in the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339.
number in e-APPLICATION at the time Register, in text or Adobe Portable
Document Format (PDF) on the Internet What Is the Authority for the Advisory
of your submission. Committee?
• We may request that you give us at either of the following sites:
http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg.htm The National Advisory Committee on
original signatures on all other forms at
http://www.ed.gov/news.html Institutional Quality and Integrity is
a later date. You may access the
To use the PDF you must have Adobe established under Section 114 of the
electronic grant application for the
Acrobat Reader, which is available free Higher Education Act (HEA), as
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
at either of the previous sites. If you amended, 20 U.S.C. 1011c. One of the
Program at: http://e-grants.ed.gov.
have questions about using PDF, call the purposes of the Advisory Committee is
We have included additional
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), to advise the Secretary of Education on
information about the e-APPLICATION
toll free, at 1–888–293–6498; or in the the recognition of accrediting agencies
pilot project (see Parity Guidelines
Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. and State approval agencies.
between Paper and Electronic
Applications) in the application Note: The official version of this document Will This Be My Only Opportunity To
package. is the document published in the Federal Submit Written Comments?
For Applications Contact: Education Register. Free Internet access to the official
edition of the Federal Register and the Code Yes, this notice announces the only
Publications Center (ED Pubs), P.O. Box opportunity you will have to submit
of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
1398, Jessup, MD 20794–1398. Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/ written comments. However, a
Telephone (toll free): 1–877–433–7827. index.html subsequent Federal Register notice will
FAX: (301) 470–1244. If you use a Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 774. announce the meeting and invite
telecommunications device for the deaf individuals and/or groups to submit
(TDD), you may call (toll free): 1–877– Dated: January 12, 2001.
requests to make oral presentations
576–7734. Judith E. Heumann,
before the Advisory Committee on the
You may also contact ED Pubs via its Assistant Secretary for Special Education and agencies that the Committee will
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ Rehabilitative Services.
review. That notice, however, does not
edpubs.html. [FR Doc. 01–1528 Filed 1–17–01; 8:45 am] offer a second opportunity to submit
Or you may contact ED Pubs at its e- BILLING CODE 4000–01–P written comment.
mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
If you request an application from ED What Happens to the Comments That I
Pubs, be sure to identify this DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submit?
competition as follows: CFDA number We will review your comments, in
84.128G. Recognition of Accrediting Agencies,
response to this notice, as part of our
Individuals with disabilities may State Agencies for the Approval of
evaluation of the agencies’ compliance
obtain a copy of the application package Public Postsecondary Vocational
with the Secretary’s Criteria for
in an alternative format by contacting Education, and State Agencies for the
Recognition of Accrediting Agencies.
the Grants and Contracts Services Team Approval of Nurse Education
The Criteria are regulations found in 34
(GCST), U.S. Department of Education, AGENCY: National Advisory Committee CFR part 602 (for accrediting agencies)
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3317, on Institutional Quality and Integrity, and in 34 CFR part 603 (for State
Switzer Building, Washington, DC Department of Education (The Advisory approval agencies).
20202–2550. Telephone: (202) 205– Committee). We will also respond to your
8351. If you use a telecommunications comments, as appropriate, in the staff
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call What Is the Purpose of This Notice? analyses we present to the Advisory
the Federal Information Relay Service The purpose of this notice is to invite Committee at its May 2001 meeting.
(FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. However, written comments on accrediting Therefore, in order for us to give full
the Department is not able to reproduce agencies whose applications to the consideration to your comments, it is
in an alternative format the standard Secretary for initial or renewed important that we receive them by
forms included in the application recognition will be reviewed at the March 5, 2001. In all instances, your
package. Advisory Committee meeting to be held comments about agencies seeking initial

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