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[Federal Register: September 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 169)]

[Notices]

[Page 47779-47780]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA No.: 84.133B-12]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice Inviting Applications and Pre-application Meeting for a New Award for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

Purpose

On May 4, 1999 a notice was published in the Federal Register (64 FR 23988) inviting applications for a new FY 1999 award for an RRTC on rehabilitation for children with disabilities and special health care needs. Satisfactory applications were not received for this priority area. There is a continuing need for this center.

The purposes of this notice are to: (1) Invite applications for an RRTC on rehabilitation for children with disabilities and special health care needs for FY 2000; and (2) invite interested parties to participate in a pre-application meeting to discuss the funding priority and receive technical assistance through individual consultation and information about the funding priority.

Eligible Applicants: Parties eligible to apply for grants under this program are States; public or private agencies, including for- profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations; institutions of higher education; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

Applications Available: September 1, 1999.

Pre-Application Meeting: Interested parties are invited to participate in a pre-application meeting to discuss the funding priority for an RRTC on rehabilitation for children with disabilities and special health care needs and to receive technical assistance through individual consultation and information about the funding priority. The pre-application meeting will be held on September 22, 1999 at the Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Switzer Building, Room 3065, 330 C St., SW, Washington, DC, between 10 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. NIDRR staff will also be available at this location from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on that same day to provide technical assistance through individual consultation and information about the funding priority. NIDRR will make alternate arrangements to accommodate interested parties who are unable to

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attend the pre-application meeting in person. Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Public Meeting:

The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed below at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a request we receive after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it.

Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97; (b) the regulations for this program in 34 CFR Part 350; and (c) the notice of final priorities published on May 4, 1999 in the Federal Register (64 FR 23988); and the notice inviting applications published on May 4, 1999 in the Federal Register (64 FR 23993).

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 1, 1999.

Maximum Award Amount Per Year: $700,000.

Note: The Secretary will reject without consideration or evaluation any application that proposes a project funding level that exceeds the stated maximum award amount per year (See 34 CFR 75.104(b)).

Estimated Number of Awards: 1.

Note: The estimate of funding level and awards in this notice do not bind the Department of Education to a specific level of funding or number of grants.

Project Period: 60 months.

For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), PO Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433- 7827. FAX: (301) 470-1244. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll-free): 1-877-576-7734.

You may also contact ED Pubs at its Web site: http://www.ed.gov/ pubs/edpubs.html or you may contact ED Pubs at its E-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov

Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application package in an alternate format by contacting the Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone: (202)205-8207. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the TDD number at (202) 205-4475. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format the standard forms included in the application package.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In order to obtain further information about the funding priority and the pre-application meeting on the RRTC on rehabilitation for children with disabilities and special health care needs contact Roseann Rafferty, U.S. Department of Education, Room 3428, Switzer Building, 330 C St, S.W., Washington, DC 20202, or call (202) 205-5867. Individuals who use a telecommunications device (TDD) may call the TDD number at (202) 205-4475. Internet: Roseann__Rafferty@ed.gov

Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of this document in an alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding paragraph.

Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at either of the following sites:

http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg.htm http://www.ed.gov/news.html

To use the PDF you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with Search, which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you have questions about using the PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office toll free at 1-888-293-6498; or in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO access at:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.133B, Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers)

Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 761a and 762.

Dated: August 27, 1999. Judith E. Heumann, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

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