Applications for New Awards; Alaska Native Education Program

CourtEducation Department
Citation87 FR 1732
Publication Date12 January 2022
Record Number2022-00411
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POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF
RECORDS
:
Paper records and electronic storage
media.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF
RECORDS
:
Individual’s name, email address, and
name of the deceased or injured
persons.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND
DISPOSAL OF RECORDS
:
Disposition pending (Treat system
records as permanent until the National
Archives and Records Administration
approves the proposed retention and
disposal schedule).
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TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL
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:
The records are maintained in a
controlled facility. Access to the records
is limited to person(s) responsible for
servicing the record in performance of
their official duties and who are
properly screened and cleared for need-
to-know. Physical entry is restricted by
the use of combination and cipher locks,
guards, and is accessible only to
authorized personnel. Paper records are
stored in locked file cabinets. Access to
the Victim and Witness Assistance
Program (VWAP) SharePoint site is
restricted by Common Access Card
(CAC) and PIN.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES
:
Individuals seeking access to records
about themselves contained in this
system of records should address
written inquiries to Office of the
Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff Freedom
of Information Act Requester Service
Center, Office of Freedom of
Information, 1155 Defense Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301–1155. Signed,
written requests should include the
individual’s full name the name of the
deceased or injured, and the name and
number of this system of records notice.
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a notarized statement or an unsworn
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Executed on (date). (Signature).’’
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES
:
The DoD rules for accessing records,
contesting contents, and appealing
initial Component determinations are
contained in 32 CFR part 310, or may
be obtained from the system manager.
NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES
:
Individuals seeking to determine
whether information about themselves
is contained in this system of records
should follow the instructions for
Record Access Procedures above.
EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM
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None.
HISTORY
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None.
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BILLING CODE 5001–06–P
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Applications for New Awards; Alaska
Native Education Program
AGENCY
: Office of Elementary and
Secondary Education, Department of
Education.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The Department of Education
(Department) is issuing a notice inviting
applications for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for
the Alaska Native Education (ANE)
program, Assistance Listing Number
84.356A. This notice relates to the
approved information collection under
OMB control number 1894–0006.
DATES
:
Applications Available: January 12,
2022.
Deadline for Transmittal of
Applications: March 14, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: For the addresses for
obtaining and submitting an
application, please refer to our Common
Instructions for Applicants to
Department of Education Discretionary
Grant Programs, published in the
Federal Register on December 27, 2021
(86 FR 73264) and available at
www.federalregister.gov/d/2021-27979.
Please note that these Common
Instructions supersede the version
published on February 13, 2019, and, in
part, describe the transition from the
requirement to register in SAM.gov a
Data Universal Numbering System
(DUNS) number to the implementation
of the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).
More information on the phase-out of
DUNS numbers is available at https://
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ofo/
docs/unique-entity-identifier-transition-
fact-sheet.pdf.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Almita Reed, U.S. Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW,
Room 3E222, Washington, DC 20202.
Telephone: (202) 260–1979. Email:
OESE.ASKANEP@ed.gov.
If you use a telecommunications
device for the deaf (TDD) or a text
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay
Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877–
8339.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Full Text of Announcement
I. Funding Opportunity Description
Purpose of Program: The purpose of
the ANE program is to support
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innovative projects that recognize and
address the unique educational needs of
Alaska Natives. These projects must
include the activities authorized under
section 6304(a)(2) of the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act of 1965, as
amended (ESEA), and may include one
or more of the activities authorized
under section 6304(a)(3) of the ESEA,
including, but not limited to,
curriculum development, training and
professional development, early
childhood and parent outreach, and
enrichment programs.
Background: The ANE program serves
the unique educational needs of Alaska
Natives and recognizes the roles of
Alaska Native languages and cultures in
the educational success and long-term
well-being of Alaska Native students.
The Department encourages
applicants to propose a broad array of
activities to achieve these purposes,
including activities that are consistent
with the Administration’s policy focus
areas, such as promoting equity in
student access to educational resources
and opportunities. These activities may
include supporting inclusive
pedagogical practices in education
preparation and professional
development programs, and increasing
the number and diversity of experienced
effective educators, including those
from the community that they serve.
Priorities: This notice contains one
absolute priority. In accordance with 34
CFR 75.105(b)(2)(v), the absolute
priority is from section 6304(a)(2)(A)
and (B) of the ESEA.
Absolute Priority: For FY 2022 and
any subsequent year in which we make
awards from the list of unfunded
applications from this competition, this
priority is an absolute priority. Under 34
CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only
applications that meet this priority.
An applicant must address both parts
of the absolute priority. An applicant
must clearly identify in its application
where the absolute priority is addressed.
This priority is:
Eligible applicants must design a
project that—
1. Develops and implements plans,
methods, strategies, and activities to
improve the educational outcomes of
Alaska Natives; and
2. Collects data to assist in the
evaluation of the programs carried out
under the ANE program.
Note: The construction of facilities
that support the operation of ANE
programs will be a permissible activity
only if Congress specifically authorizes
the use of FY 2022 funds for that
purpose.
Definitions: The definitions for
‘‘Alaska Native’’ and ‘‘Alaska Native
organization’’ are from section 6306 of
the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7546). The
definitions for ‘‘demonstrates a
rationale,’’ ‘‘logic model,’’ ‘‘project
component,’’ and ‘‘relevant outcome’’
are from 34 CFR 77.1. The definition for
‘‘Native’’ is from section 3(b) of the
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43
U.S.C. 1602(b)). In addition, the
definitions for ‘‘experience operating
programs that fulfill the purposes of the
ANE program,’’ ‘‘official charter or
sanction,’’ and ‘‘predominately
governed by Alaska Natives’’ are from
the notice of final definitions and
requirements—Alaska Native Program,
published June 4, 2019, in the Federal
Register (84 FR 25682) (NFR).
Alaska Native has the same meaning
as the term Native has in section 3(b) of
the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
(43 U.S.C. 1602(b)) and includes the
descendants of individuals so defined.
Alaska Native organization (ANO)
means an organization that has or
commits to acquire expertise in the
education of Alaska Natives and is—
(a) An Indian Tribe, as defined in
section 4 of the Indian Self-
Determination and Education
Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304), that is
an Indian Tribe located in Alaska;
(b) A Tribal organization, as defined
in section 4 of such Act (25 U.S.C.
5304), that is a Tribal organization
located in Alaska; or
(c) An organization listed in clauses
(i) through (xii) of section 619(4)(B) of
the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.
619(4)(B)(i) through (xii)), or the
successor of an entity so listed.
Demonstrates a rationale means a key
project component included in the
project’s logic model is informed by
research or evaluation findings that
suggest the project component is likely
to improve relevant outcomes.
Experience operating programs that
fulfill the purposes of the ANE program
means that, within the past four years,
the entity has received and satisfactorily
administered, in compliance with
applicable terms and conditions, a grant
under the ANE program or another
Federal or non-Federal program that
focused on meeting the unique
education needs of Alaska Native
children and families in Alaska.
Logic model (also referred to as a
theory of action) means a framework
that identifies key project components
of the proposed project (i.e., the active
‘‘ingredients’’ that are hypothesized to
be critical to achieving the relevant
outcomes) and describes the theoretical
and operational relationships among the
key project components and relevant
outcomes.
Native means a citizen of the United
States who is a person of one-fourth
degree or more Alaska Indian (including
Tsimshian Indians not enrolled in the
Metlaktla Indian Community) Eskimo,
or Aleut blood, or combination thereof.
The term includes any Native as so
defined either or both of whose adoptive
parents are not Natives. It also includes,
in the absence of proof of a minimum
blood quantum, any citizen of the
United States who is regarded as an
Alaska Native by the Native village or
Native group of which he claims to be
a member and whose father or mother
is (or, if deceased, was) regarded as
Native by any village or group. Any
decision of the Secretary of the Interior
regarding eligibility for enrollment shall
be final.
Official charter or sanction means a
signed letter or written agreement from
an Alaska Native Tribe or ANO that is
dated within 120 days prior to the date
of the submission of the application and
expressly (1) authorizes the applicant to
conduct activities authorized under the
ANE program and (2) describes the
nature of those activities.
Predominately governed by Alaska
Natives means that at least 80 percent of
the entity’s governing board (i.e., the
board elected or appointed to direct the
policies of the organization) are Alaska
Natives.
Project component means an activity,
strategy, intervention, process, product,
practice, or policy included in a project.
Evidence may pertain to an individual
project component or to a combination
of project components (e.g., training
teachers on instructional practices for
English learners and follow-on coaching
for these teachers).
Relevant outcome means the student
outcome(s) or other outcome(s) the key
project component is designed to
improve, consistent with the specific
goals of the program.
Application Requirements: The
following requirements are from section
6304(a)(2) of the ESEA and from the
NFR. In order to receive funding, an
applicant must meet the following
requirements.
(a) The applicant must provide a
detailed description of the plans,
methods, strategies, and activities it will
develop and implement to improve the
educational outcomes of Alaska Natives
and how the applicant will develop and
implement such plans, methods,
strategies, and activities. (ESEA section
6304(a)(2))
(b) The applicant must provide a
detailed description of the data it will
collect to assist in the evaluation of the
programs carried out under the ANE
program, including data that address the
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performance measures in section VI.5
(Performance Measures) of this notice;
and how the applicant will collect such
data. (ESEA section 6304(a)(2))
(c) Group Application Requirements:
An applicant that applies as part of a
partnership must meet this requirement,
in addition to the requirements in
paragraphs (a) and (b) above.
(1) An ANO that applies for a grant in
partnership with a State educational
agency (SEA) or local educational
agency (LEA) must serve as the fiscal
agent for the project.
(2) Group applications under the ANE
program must include a partnership
agreement that includes a Memorandum
of Understanding or a Memorandum of
Agreement (MOU/MOA) between the
members of the partnership identified
and discussed in the grant application.
Each MOU/MOA must—
(i) Be signed by all partners, and
dated within 120 days prior to the date
of the submission of the application;
(ii) Clearly outline the work to be
completed by each partner that will
participate in the grant in order to
accomplish the goals and objectives of
the project; and
(iii) Demonstrate an alignment
between the activities, roles, and
responsibilities described in the grant
application for each of the partners in
the partnership agreement. (NFR)
(d) Applicants Establishing Eligibility
through a Charter or Sanction from an
Alaska Native Tribe or ANO:
For an entity that does not meet the
eligibility requirements for an ANO,
established in section 6304(a)(1) and
6306(2) of the ESEA and the definitions
in this notice, and that seeks to establish
eligibility through a charter or sanction
provided by an Alaska Native Tribe or
ANO as required under section
6304(a)(1)(C)(ii) of the ESEA, the
following documentation is required, in
addition to the information in
Application Requirements (a) through
(c) above:
(1) Written documentation
demonstrating that the entity is
physically located in the State of
Alaska.
(2) Written documentation
demonstrating that the entity has
experience operating programs that
fulfill the purposes of the ANE program.
(3) Written documentation
demonstrating that the entity is
predominately governed by Alaska
Natives (as defined in this notice),
including the total number, names, and
Tribal affiliations of members of the
governing board.
(4) A copy of the official charter or
sanction (as defined in this notice)
provided to the entity by an Alaska
Native Tribe or ANO. (NFR)
Statutory Hiring Preference: (a)
Awards that are primarily for the benefit
of Indians are subject to the provisions
of section 7(b) of the Indian Self-
Determination and Education
Assistance Act (93 Pub. L. 638). That
section requires that, to the greatest
extent feasible, a grantee—
(1) Give to Indians preferences and
opportunities for training and
employment in connection with the
administration of the grant; and
(2) Give to Indian organizations and to
Indian-owned economic enterprises, as
defined in section 3 of the Indian
Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C.
1452(e)), preference in the award of
subcontracts in connection with the
administration of the grant.
(b) For purposes of this requirement,
an Indian is a member of any federally
recognized Indian Tribe.
Program Authority: Title VI, part C of
the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7541–7546).
Note: Projects will be awarded and
must be operated in a manner consistent
with the nondiscrimination
requirements contained in Federal civil
rights laws.
Applicable Regulations: (a) The
Education Department General
Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR
parts 75, 77, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and
99. (b) The Office of Management and
Budget Guidelines to Agencies on
Governmentwide Debarment and
Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR
part 180, as adopted and amended as
regulations of the Department in 2 CFR
part 3485. (c) The Uniform
Administrative Requirements, Cost
Principles, and Audit Requirements for
Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as
adopted and amended as regulations of
the Department in 2 CFR part 3474. (d)
The NFR.
Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part
86 apply to institutions of higher
education only.
II. Award Information
Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
Estimated Available Funds: The
Administration’s budget request for FY
2022 included $36,453,000 for this
program. The actual level of funding, if
any, depends on final congressional
action. However, we are inviting
applications to allow enough time to
complete the grant process before the
end of the current fiscal year if Congress
appropriates funds for this program.
Contingent upon the availability of
funds and the quality of applications,
we may make additional awards in FY
2022 or in subsequent years from the list
of unfunded applications from this
competition.
Estimated Range of Awards:
$300,000–$1,500,000 for each 12-month
budget period.
Estimated Average Size of Awards:
$750,000 for each 12-month period.
Estimated Number of Awards: 48.
Note: The Department is not bound by
any estimates in this notice.
Project Period: Up to 36 months.
III. Eligibility Information
1. Eligible Applicants: (a) Alaska
Native organizations with experience
operating programs that fulfill the
purposes of the ANE program;
(b) Alaska Native organizations that
do not have experience operating
programs that fulfill the purposes of the
ANE program, but are in partnership
with—
(i) An SEA or LEA; or
(ii) An Alaska Native organization
that operates a program that fulfills the
purposes of the ANE program; or
(c) An entity located in Alaska, and
predominately governed by Alaska
Natives, that does not meet the
definition of an Alaska Native
organization but—
(i) Has experience operating programs
that fulfill the purposes of the ANE
program; and
(ii) Is granted an official charter or
sanction from at least one Alaska Native
Tribe or Alaska Native organization to
carry out programs that meet the
purposes of the ANE program.
2. a. Cost Sharing or Matching: This
program does not require cost sharing or
matching.
b. Indirect Cost Rate Information: This
program uses an unrestricted indirect
cost rate. For more information
regarding indirect costs, or to obtain a
negotiated indirect cost rate, please see
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocfo/
intro.html.
c. Administrative Cost Limitation: No
more than five percent of funds awarded
for a grant under this program may be
used for direct administrative costs
(ESEA section 6305 and 20 U.S.C. 7545).
3. Subgrantees: A grantee under this
competition may not award subgrants to
entities to directly carry out project
activities described in its application.
IV. Application and Submission
Information
1. Application Submission
Instructions: Applicants are required to
follow the Common Instructions for
Applicants to Department of Education
Discretionary Grant Programs,
published in the Federal Register on
December 27, 2021 (86 FR 73264) and
available at www.federalregister.gov/d/
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2021-27979, which contain
requirements and information on how to
submit an application. Please note that
these Common Instructions supersede
the version published on February 13,
2019, and, in part, describe the
transition from the requirement to
register in SAM.gov a DUNS number to
the implementation of the UEI. More
information on the phase-out of DUNS
numbers is available at https://
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ofo/
docs/unique-entity-identifier-transition-
fact-sheet.pdf.
2. Submission of Proprietary
Information: Given the types of projects
that may be proposed in applications for
the ANE program, your application may
include business information that you
consider proprietary. In 34 CFR 5.11, we
define ‘‘business information’’ and
describe the process we use in
determining whether any of that
information is proprietary and, thus,
protected from disclosure under
Exemption 4 of the Freedom of
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552, as
amended).
Because we plan to make successful
applications available to the public, you
may wish to request confidentiality of
business information.
Consistent with Executive Order
12600, please designate in your
application any information that you
believe is exempt from disclosure under
Exemption 4. In the appropriate
Appendix section of your application,
under ‘‘Other Attachments Form,’’
please list the page number or numbers
on which we can find this information.
For additional information please see 34
CFR 5.11(c).
3. Intergovernmental Review: This
program is not subject to Executive
Order 12372 and the regulations in 34
CFR part 79.
4. Funding Restrictions: No more than
five percent of funds awarded for a grant
under this program may be used for
direct administrative costs (ESEA
section 6305 and 20 U.S.C. 7545).
5. Recommended Page Limit: The
application narrative is where you, the
applicant, address the selection criteria
that reviewers use to evaluate your
application. We recommend that you (1)
limit the application narrative to no
more than 30 pages and (2) use the
following standards:
A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5; x 11, on one side
only, with 1margins at the top, bottom,
and both sides.
Double space (no more than three
lines per vertical inch) all text in the
application narrative, including titles,
headings, footnotes, quotations,
references, and captions.
Use a font that is either 12 point or
larger or no smaller than 10 pitch
(characters per inch).
Use one of the following fonts:
Times New Roman, Courier, Courier
New, or Arial.
The recommended page limit does not
apply to the cover sheet; the budget
section, including the narrative budget
justification; the assurances and
certifications; or the one-page abstract,
the re
´sume
´s, the bibliography, or the
letters of support. However, the
recommended page limit does apply to
all of the application narrative. An
applicant will not be disqualified if it
exceeds the recommended page limit.
V. Application Review Information
1. Selection Criteria: The selection
criteria for this competition are from 34
CFR 75.210. The maximum score for all
of the selection criteria is 100 points.
The maximum score for each criterion is
included in parentheses following the
title of the specific selection criterion.
Each criterion also includes the factors
that reviewers will consider in
determining the extent to which an
applicant meets the criterion.
The selection criteria are as follows:
(a) Need for project (up to 10 points).
The Secretary considers the need for
the proposed project. In determining the
need for the proposed project, the
Secretary considers the following
factors:
(1) The magnitude of the need for the
services to be provided or the activities
to be carried out by the proposed project
(up to 5 points).
(2) The extent to which specific gaps
or weaknesses in services,
infrastructure, or opportunities have
been identified and will be addressed by
the proposed project, including the
nature and magnitude of those gaps or
weaknesses (up to 5 points).
(b) Quality of the project design (up to
20 points).
The Secretary considers the quality of
the design of the proposed project. In
determining the quality of the design of
the proposed project, the Secretary
considers the following factors:
(1) The extent to which the design of
the proposed project is appropriate to,
and will successfully address, the needs
of the target population or other
identified needs (up to 10 points).
(2) The extent to which the proposed
project demonstrates a rationale (as
defined in this notice) (up to 10 points).
(c) Quality of project services (up to
30 points).
The Secretary considers the quality of
the services to be provided by the
proposed project.
(1) In determining the quality of the
services to be provided by the proposed
project, the Secretary considers the
quality and sufficiency of strategies for
ensuring equal access and treatment for
eligible project participants who are
members of groups that have
traditionally been underrepresented
based on race, color, national origin,
gender, age, or disability (up to 10
points).
(2) In addition, the Secretary
considers the extent to which the
services to be provided by the proposed
project reflect up-to-date knowledge
from research and effective practice (up
to 20 points).
(d) Quality of project personnel (up to
10 points).
The Secretary considers the quality of
the personnel who will carry out the
proposed project.
(1) In determining the quality of
project personnel, the Secretary
considers the extent to which the
applicant encourages applications for
employment from persons who are
members of groups that have
traditionally been underrepresented
based on race, color, national origin,
gender, age, or disability (up to 5
points).
(2) In addition, the Secretary
considers the qualifications, including
relevant training and experience, of key
project personnel (up to 5 points).
(e) Quality of the management plan
(up to 20 points).
The Secretary considers the quality of
the management plan for the proposed
project. In determining the quality of the
management plan for the proposed
project, the Secretary considers the
following factors:
(1) The adequacy of the management
plan to achieve the objectives of the
proposed project on time and within
budget, including clearly defined
responsibilities, timelines, and
milestones for accomplishing project
tasks (up to 10 points); and
(2) The adequacy of mechanisms for
ensuring high-quality products and
services from the proposed project (up
to 10 points).
(f) Quality of the project evaluation
(up to 10 points).
The Secretary considers the quality of
the evaluation to be conducted of the
proposed project. In determining the
quality of the evaluation, the Secretary
considers the extent to which the
methods of evaluation will provide
valid and reliable performance data on
relevant outcomes.
2. Review and Selection Process: We
remind potential applicants that in
reviewing applications in any
discretionary grant competition, the
Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR
75.217(d)(3)(ii), the past performance of
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the applicant in carrying out a previous
award, such as the applicant’s use of
funds, achievement of project
objectives, and compliance with grant
conditions. The Secretary may also
consider whether the applicant failed to
submit a timely performance report or
submitted a report of unacceptable
quality.
In addition, in making a competitive
grant award, the Secretary requires
various assurances, including those
applicable to Federal civil rights laws
that prohibit discrimination in programs
or activities receiving Federal financial
assistance from the Department (34 CFR
100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).
3. Risk Assessment and Specific
Conditions: Consistent with 2 CFR
200.206, before awarding grants under
this competition the Department
conducts a review of the risks posed by
applicants. Under 2 CFR 200.208, the
Secretary may impose specific
conditions and, under 2 CFR 3474.10, in
appropriate circumstances, high-risk
conditions on a grant if the applicant or
grantee is not financially stable; has a
history of unsatisfactory performance;
has a financial or other management
system that does not meet the standards
in 2 CFR part 200, subpart D; has not
fulfilled the conditions of a prior grant;
or is otherwise not responsible.
4. Integrity and Performance System:
If you are selected under this
competition to receive an award that
over the course of the project period
may exceed the simplified acquisition
threshold (currently $250,000), under 2
CFR 200.206(a)(2), we must make a
judgment about your integrity, business
ethics, and record of performance under
Federal awards—that is, the risk posed
by you as an applicant—before we make
an award. In doing so, we must consider
any information about you that is in the
integrity and performance system
(currently referred to as the Federal
Awardee Performance and Integrity
Information System (FAPIIS)),
accessible through the System for
Award Management. You may review
and comment on any information about
yourself that a Federal agency
previously entered and that is currently
in FAPIIS.
Please note that, if the total value of
your currently active grants, cooperative
agreements, and procurement contracts
from the Federal Government exceeds
$10,000,000, the reporting requirements
in 2 CFR part 200, Appendix XII,
require you to report certain integrity
information to FAPIIS semiannually.
Please review the requirements in 2 CFR
part 200, Appendix XII, if this grant
plus all the other Federal funds you
receive exceed $10,000,000.
5. In General. In accordance with the
Office of Management and Budget’s
guidance located at 2 CFR part 200, all
applicable Federal laws, and relevant
Executive guidance, the Department
will review and consider applications
for funding pursuant to this notice
inviting applications in accordance
with—
(a) Selecting recipients most likely to
be successful in delivering results based
on the program objectives through an
objective process of evaluating Federal
award applications (2 CFR 200.205);
(b) Prohibiting the purchase of certain
telecommunication and video
surveillance services or equipment in
alignment with section 889 of the
National Defense Authorization Act of
2019 (Pub. L. 115–232) (2 CFR 200.216);
(c) Providing a preference, to the
extent permitted by law, to maximize
use of goods, products, and materials
produced in the United States (2 CFR
200.322); and
(d) Terminating agreements in whole
or in part to the greatest extent
authorized by law if an award no longer
effectuates the program goals or agency
priorities (2 CFR 200.340).
VI. Award Administration Information
1. Award Notices: If your application
is successful, we notify your U.S.
Representative and U.S. Senators and
send you a Grant Award Notification
(GAN); or we may send you an email
containing a link to access an electronic
version of your GAN. We may notify
you informally, also.
If your application is not evaluated or
not selected for funding, we notify you.
2. Administrative and National Policy
Requirements: We identify
administrative and national policy
requirements in the application package
and reference these and other
requirements in the Applicable
Regulations section of this notice.
We reference the regulations outlining
the terms and conditions of an award in
the Applicable Regulations section of
this notice and include these and other
specific conditions in the GAN. The
GAN also incorporates your approved
application as part of your binding
commitments under the grant.
3. Open Licensing Requirements:
Unless an exception applies, if you are
awarded a grant under this competition,
you will be required to openly license
to the public grant deliverables created
in whole, or in part, with Department
grant funds. When the deliverable
consists of modifications to pre-existing
works, the license extends only to those
modifications that can be separately
identified and only to the extent that
open licensing is permitted under the
terms of any licenses or other legal
restrictions on the use of pre-existing
works. Additionally, a grantee or
subgrantee that is awarded competitive
grant funds must have a plan to
disseminate these public grant
deliverables. This dissemination plan
can be developed and submitted after
your application has been reviewed and
selected for funding. For additional
information on the open licensing
requirements please refer to 2 CFR
3474.20.
4. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a
grant under this competition, you must
ensure that you have in place the
necessary processes and systems to
comply with the reporting requirements
in 2 CFR part 170 should you receive
funding under the competition. This
does not apply if you have an exception
under 2 CFR 170.110(b).
(b) At the end of your project period,
you must submit a final performance
report, including financial information,
as directed by the Secretary. If you
receive a multiyear award, you must
submit an annual performance report
that provides the most current
performance and financial expenditure
information as directed by the Secretary
under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary
may also require more frequent
performance reports under 34 CFR
75.720(c). For specific requirements on
reporting, please go to www.ed.gov/
fund/grant/apply/appforms/
appforms.html.
(c) Under 34 CFR 75.250(b), the
Secretary may provide a grantee with
additional funding for data collection
analysis and reporting. In this case the
Secretary establishes a data collection
period.
5. Performance Measures: For the
purposes of Department reporting under
34 CFR 75.110, we have established four
performance measures for the ANE
program: (1) The number of grantees
who attain or exceed the targets for the
outcome indicators for their projects
that have been approved by the
Secretary; (2) the percentage of Alaska
Native children participating in early
learning and preschool programs who
consistently demonstrate school
readiness in language and literacy as
measured by the Revised Alaska
Development Profile; (3) the percentage
of Alaska Native students in schools
served by the program who earn a high
school diploma in four years; and (4) the
number of Alaska Native programs that
primarily focus on Alaska Native
culture and language.
6. Continuation Awards: In making a
continuation award under 34 CFR
75.253, the Secretary considers, among
other things: Whether a grantee has
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made substantial progress in achieving
the goals and objectives of the project;
whether the grantee has expended funds
in a manner that is consistent with its
approved application and budget; and,
if the Secretary has established
performance measurement
requirements, whether the grantee has
made substantial progress in achieving
the performance targets in the grantee’s
approved application.
In making a continuation award, the
Secretary also considers whether the
grantee is operating in compliance with
the assurances in its approved
application, including those applicable
to Federal civil rights laws that prohibit
discrimination in programs or activities
receiving Federal financial assistance
from the Department (34 CFR 100.4,
104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).
VII. Other Information
Accessible Format: On request to the
program contact person listed under
FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
,
individuals with disabilities can obtain
this document and a copy of the
application package in an accessible
format. The Department will provide the
requestor with an accessible format that
may include Rich Text Format (RTF) or
text format (txt), a thumb drive, an MP3
file, braille, large print, audiotape, or
compact disc, or other accessible format.
Electronic Access to This Document:
The official version of this document is
the document published in the Federal
Register. You may access the official
edition of the Federal Register and the
Code of Federal Regulations at
www.govinfo.gov. At this site you can
view this document, as well as all other
documents of this Department
published in the Federal Register, in
text or Portable Document Format
(PDF). To use PDF you must have
Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is
available free at the site.
You may also access documents of the
Department published in the Federal
Register by using the article search
feature at www.federalregister.gov.
Specifically, through the advanced
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Ian Rosenblum,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and
Programs, Delegated the Authority to Perform
the Functions and Duties of the Assistant
Secretary Office of Elementary and Secondary
Education.
[FR Doc. 2022–00411 Filed 1–11–22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission
[Project No. 2445–028]
Notice of Application Tendered for
Filing With the Commission and
Soliciting Additional Study Requests
and Establishing Procedural Schedule
for Relicensing and a Deadline for
Submission of Final Amendments;
Green Mountain Power Corporation
Take notice that the following
hydroelectric application has been filed
with the Commission and is available
for public inspection.
a. Type of Application: Subsequent
Minor License.
b. Project No.: 2445–028.
c. Date filed: December 23, 2021.
d. Applicant: Green Mountain Power
Corporation (GMP).
e. Name of Project: Center Rutland
Hydroelectric Project (project).
f. Location: On Otter Creek in Rutland
County, Vermont. The project does not
occupy any federal land.
g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power
Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r).
h. Applicant Contact: Mr. John
Greenan, PE, Green Mountain Power
Corporation, 2152 Post Road, Rutland,
VT 05701; Phone at (802) 770–2195, or
email at John.Greenan@
greenmountainpower.com.
i. FERC Contact: Taconya D. Goar at
(202) 502–8394, or Taconya.Goar@
ferc.gov.
j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state,
local, and tribal agencies with
jurisdiction and/or special expertise
with respect to environmental issues
that wish to cooperate in the
preparation of the environmental
document should follow the
instructions for filing such requests
described in item l below. Cooperating
agencies should note the Commission’s
policy that agencies that cooperate in
the preparation of the environmental
document cannot also intervene. See 94
FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001).
k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18
CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if
any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or
person believes that an additional
scientific study should be conducted in
order to form an adequate factual basis
for a complete analysis of the
application on its merit, the resource
agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file
a request for a study with the
Commission not later than 60 days from
the date of filing of the application, and
serve a copy of the request on the
applicant.
l. Deadline for filing additional study
requests and requests for cooperating
agency status: February 21, 2022.
The Commission strongly encourages
electronic filing. Please file additional
study requests and requests for
cooperating agency status using the
Commission’s eFiling system at https://
ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx.
For assistance, please contact FERC
Online Support at
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866)
208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659
(TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, you
may submit a paper copy. Submissions
sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be
addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room
1A, Washington, DC 20426.
Submissions sent via any other carrier
must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue,
Rockville, MD 20852. All filings must
clearly identify the project name and
docket number on the first page: Center
Rutland Hydroelectric Project (P–2445–
028).
m. The application is not ready for
environmental analysis at this time.
n. Project Description: The existing
Center Rutland Project consists of: (1) A
190-foot-long, 14-foot-high concrete and
stone masonry gravity dam that
includes: (i) A 174-foot-long spillway
section with 2.3-foot-high wooden
flashboards and a crest elevation of
507.1 feet mean seal level (msl) at the
top of the flashboards; and (ii) a 16-foot-
long non-overflow section; (2) an
impoundment with a surface area of 13
acres and a storage capacity of 30 acre-
feet at an elevation of 507.4 feet msl; (3)
a forebay; (4) a concrete and marble
masonry intake structure; (5) a 6-foot-
diameter, 75-foot-long steel penstock;
(6) a 40-foot-long, 33-foot-wide stone
and marble masonry powerhouse
containing one 275-kilowatt horizontal-
shaft turbine-generator unit; (7) a
substation; (8) an 80-foot-long, 12.47-
kilovolt transmission line; (9) a 0.35-
mile-long fiber optic cable for smart grid
communications with the electric
system; and (10) appurtenant facilities.
The project creates an approximately
100-foot-long bypassed reach of Otter
Creek.
The project includes a small off-street
parking area (with 3 to 5 car spaces),
signage, landscaping, and a marked
footpath to Otter Creek.
The current license requires the
project to operate in a run-of-river mode
such that outflow from the project
approximates inflow to the
impoundment to protect aquatic
resources in Otter Creek. The current
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