State Administrator’s Handbook and User’s Guide Table of Contents Part I: History of the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership

(LEAP) Program ………..............................…………………........…...3
Authorized in 1973 by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended…………………..…3 First Rules were first published in 1974. First SSIG Grants ……………………………...….3 New SSIG rules were published in 1986 and 1987…………………………………………….4 New Program rules were published in 1993……………………………………………….……4 Allotment Formula (Essentially two formulas)……………………………………………….….4 New Program rules were published in 2000…………………………………………………….4 Initial SLEAP Program Guidance Issued May 15, 2000…………..…………………………..4 SLEAP Program Guidance Issued March 29, 2001…………………………………………...6

The Formula Today…………………………………………………………………….….9

Part II: Administering the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program and Its Subprogram Within Your State Today …......……………………………………….......……………………………. 10
PROVIDING FUNDS TO STATES MATCHING REQUIREMENTS ………………….. …10 COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING JOB PROGRAM.................. ………………….……10 ADMINISTRATIVE PATTERNS ................... ………………………………………………..11 SCHOOL PARTICIPATION ...……………………………………………………….............. 11 STUDENT ELIGIBIITY………………………………………………………………………..…12

STUDENT APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND AWARDS..…………………………..…..13 FISCAL AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND STATE AGENCIES ………………………………………………………………………………………14 SPECIAL LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP (SLEAP) PROGRAM……………………………………………………………………………………….15 AUTHORIZED SLEAP ACTIVITIES .……………………………………………............……15 Matching Requirements………………………………………………………………………....15 SLEAP Maintenance of Effort…………………………………………………………………..16 34 CFR PART 692 -- LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM RULES……………………………………………………………………………...17 APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE CHECK SHEET…………………………………………25 PERFORMANCE REPORT CHECK SHEET…………………………………………………27

LEAP and SLEAP PROGRAM DATA…………………………………………………………30

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Part I: History of the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program
Formerly the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) Program, the LEAP Program was established to give states incentive to develop and administer grant programs that provide aid to students who demonstrate substantial financial need, enabling those students to attend postsecondary school.
The History - A Timeline of the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) Program 1973-1975
The SSIG Program was authorized in 1973 by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended The purpose of the State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) Program was to give grants to states to assist them in providing grants to eligible students with substantial financial need, enabling them to pursue their higher education. SSIG gave an opportunity for many states to develop new student grant programs or expand existing ones by enlarging the class of eligible recipients and/or by increasing the size of the grants previously awarded. Rules were first published in 1974. And SSIG Grants were first awarded to states beginning with the 1974-1975 award year. apply on two separate applications annually for these two purposes. Congress never made separate appropriations for initial and continuing awards. So the Commissioner allotted the entire appropriation by statutory formula for initial awards and let states determine the distribution of their allotment between initial and continuing awards to students within their states.

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Some of the major program requirements:
– – – – Program administered by single state agency Base Maintenance-of-Effort Federal allotment may only be used by a state to pay 50% of the amount of student grants. Matching funds may be made available by the state from state appropriation or from other nonFederal sources. Only students that met the eligibility requirements of the program could benefit. Students shall have substantial financial need. Student grant award maximum was $1,500.

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The program statute and rules were established with the premise that separate appropriations would be made for the purpose of initial awards to eligible students and for the purpose of continuation awards to eligible students who previously received initial awards. This meant states would have had to

1979 – 1981
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1979 The Department of Education was established. New SSIG Program rules were published in 1981 to incorporate statutory changes made by the Education Amendments of 1980. The new rules also simplified the language and requirements of the existing rules and collapsed the initial and continuation awards into a single program. Three-year average MOE was established.

Maximum award changed from $2,500 to $5000. Fees for data collection--No parent or student may be charged a fee that is payable to an entity other than the state for collecting data used to make a determination of financial need for SSIG Program purposes. Allotment Formula (Essentially two formulas) Statute states that no state may receive less than the amount it received in fiscal year 1979, regardless of what the state is scheduled to receive under the allotment formula. However, it is impossible to allot to each state the amount it received in fiscal year 1979 when the total amount of SSIG funds appropriated for a fiscal year are less than those appropriated in fiscal year 1979.
Note: The fiscal year 1979 appropriation was $76,452,287.

1986-1987
New SSIG rules were published in 1986 and 1987. Rules published in 1987 were needed to implement changes made by the Higher Education Amendments of 1986 •

1986 Rules
Required states to match with state appropriated dollars. Also allowed a state to match its Federal allotment at the program level rather than at the individual student grant level.

1) Below 1979 Appropriation Hold-harmless Amount: Because of this “hold-harmless” requirement, the Department allots to each state an amount of SSIG funds that represents the same ratio to the current total program appropriation as the allocation the state received in fiscal year 1979 bears to the total fiscal year 1979 appropriation for all states.
Note: The SSIG appropriation has remained equal to or less than this amount; therefore, the states have received an allocation based on this formula. Enrollment data used in the 1979 formula was taken from the most recent data of total enrollment in institutions of higher education at the time – the 19761977 award year.


1987 Rules
Clarified the new allotment formula under which SSIG funds were allotted to the states. Permission of a state to use up to 20% of its allotment to carry out a program of Community Service Work Study Jobs. New Program rules were published in 1993, which were needed to implement changes made by the Higher Education Amendments of 1993.

2) Above 1979 Appropriation Hold-harmless Amount: Redefine students who are deemed eligible to participate in the SSIG Program as students who were actually reported by the state as 4

SSIG recipients in the most recently available performance report data.

It was agreed that this change provided for better use of Federal funds under the program by 1) Rewarding states that have made a strong commitment of their state grant funds to the SSIG Program as reflected by the state’s number of SSIG recipients and, 2) Encouraging states to maintain or expand their commitment to the SSIG Program and their level of expenditures for state grant programs. Further, the Department believed that using the number of SSIG recipients as the base of the allotment formula provides an incentive for a state to expand the size of its SSIG Program in order to receive additional Federal SSIG funds above the “hold-harmless” amount – if ever the Federal appropriation reaches higher than the $76 million amount.

Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) Program during the 2000-2001 award year (first year) in the absence of SLEAP regulations. This guidance is based on section 415E of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). The final regulations for the SLEAP Program may change this guidance for the 2001-2002 award year. States are reminded that in order to participate in the SLEAP Program, a state must also participate in the LEAP Program. Therefore, a state must satisfy the Base Year Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE), the Dollar-for-Dollar Match, and the Three-Year-Average MOE under the LEAP Program, in order to participate in the SLEAP Program. For purposes of the SLEAP Program, an educational institution’s revenues and expenditures are not considered part of the state’s revenues and expenditures when meeting the matching and MOE requirements. Authorized Activity Issues for SLEAP for the 2000-2001 Award Year 1. What are the authorized activities under the SLEAP Program? · The SLEAP Program includes eight authorized activities to assist states in providing assistance to eligible students who demonstrate financial need. Under the SLEAP Program a state may do the following: (1) LEAP Grant Supplement – Supplement its LEAP Program by increasing LEAP Program grant amounts for postsecondary students (including exceeding the $5,000 maximum LEAP award limit), or by increasing the number of LEAP recipients. This supplement may consist of Federal SLEAP funds or SLEAP matching funds, or both, and is accounted for and reported under SLEAP and not LEAP. (2) Transition Programs – Implement transition programs for students who are enrolled in secondary school or who have graduated from secondary school and are accepted for enrollment in a postsecondary institution. (3) Aid Programs for Critical Careers – Award financial aid to postsecondary students who wish to enter careers in information technology, or other fields of study that the state determines are critical to the state’s workforce needs. (4) Community Service Work-Study Jobs – Pay wages or salaries to postsecondary students for community service work-study jobs. (5) Teaching Scholarship Programs – Establish a postsecondary scholarship program that makes awards to students who wish to become teachers. (6) Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering Scholarship Programs – Establish a postsecondary scholarship program that makes awards to students who wish to pursue a program of study leading to a degree in mathematics, computer science, or engineering. (7) Early Intervention, Mentoring, and Career Education Programs – Implement early intervention, mentoring, and career education programs for preschool, elementary school, or secondary school students. (8) Merit and Academic Scholarships – Award merit or academic scholarships to postsecondary students for any field of study, including teaching, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. 2. Must a State select more than one activity under the SLEAP Program? · No, a state may support one or more activities under the SLEAP

1998-2000
New Program rules were published in 2000, which were needed to implement changes made by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. Changed the name of the State Student Incentive Grant Program to the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program. New Sub-Program added: Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) Program was established.
Note statutory amendments were made to the SLEAP program in December of 2001. Final Rules were published June 26, 2001

SLEAP Program Guidance Issued May 15, 2000 For The 2000-2001 Award Year
Posted May 15, 2000 TO: All State Grant Agencies FROM: U.S. Department of Education RE: SLEAP PROGRAM GUIDANCE FOR THE 2000-2001 AWARD YEAR We are providing this guidance to states to help them administer the

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Program. 3. May a State fund financial aid awards to eligible students under SLEAP authorized activities five (Teaching Scholarship Programs) and six (Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering Scholarship Programs)? · Yes, a state may pay financial aid awards to eligible students that demonstrate financial need and meet the criteria for SLEAP Program activities five and six. 4. Who is an “eligible student” under the eight authorized activities? · Under activities one, three, four, five, six, and eight, an eligible student is a postsecondary student who satisfies the general eligibility requirements of section 484 of the HEA and demonstrates financial need as defined under the LEAP Program. · Under activity two, an eligible student is a secondary school student, or a secondary school graduate who is accepted for enrollment in a postsecondary institution. Under activity seven, an eligible student is a preschool, elementary, or secondary school student. Under activities two and seven, the student must satisfy the state’s definition of financial need, and the citizenship or residency requirements of section 484 of the HEA. Matching Issues for SLEAP for the 2000-2001 Award Year 5. What funds may a State use as matching funds under the SLEAP Program? · A state may use any non-Federal funds that are spent for any of the eight authorized activities, as long as those funds are not also being used to match other Federal programs. Non-Federal funds include, but are not limited to, state-appropriated funds or privately donated funds. 6. Is the matching requirement under the SLEAP Program an aggregate matching requirement among the authorized activities, so that a state may use the non-Federal funds for one authorized activity and use the Federal funds for a different authorized activity? · Yes, the Federal SLEAP dollars may be spent for one authorized activity and non-Federal funds may be used for another authorized activity. 7. How many dollars does a State need to provide for the matching requirement under the SLEAP Program? · For every Federal SLEAP dollar a state spends, it must spend at least two matching dollars from non-Federal funds. 8. May the non-Federal funds that are used as a match for SLEAP come from a State program that also contains some LEAP Program funds (Federal and State)? · Yes, if all the following conditions are met: · The non-Federal funds are not reported as part of the LEAP Program for the same award year. The fact that a part of a state program is reported as LEAP matching funds does not prevent a state from using the part of the program that is not reported as LEAP matching funds for SLEAP matching funds. · The non-Federal funds are not being used as a match for any other Federally funded program. · The non-Federal funds are used to perform at least one of the eight authorized SLEAP activities. Maintenance-of-Effort Issues for SLEAP for the 2000-2001 Award Year 9. When a State first applies for SLEAP funds, what is the State’s SLEAP MOE requirement? · Under the SLEAP Program, the state must assure that its expenditures for the eight authorized activities, in the aggregate or per student, in the preceding award year were not less than its expenditures for those eight activities, in the aggregate or per student, in the second preceding award year. 10. When applying for 2000-2001 SLEAP funds, what award year expenditures must a state use to assure that it will meet the SLEAP MOE? · A state must compare its final 1998-1999 award year expenditures for SLEAP activities two through eight with its actual and projected 1999-2000 award year expenditures for those seven activities. The 1999-2000 figures, when finalized, must equal or exceed the final data for the 1998-1999 award year in order to meet the SLEAP MOE requirement for the 2000-2001 award year. · When calculating the SLEAP MOE for the 2000-2001 award year, we will not consider that a state has expended any funds under activity one during award years 1998-1999 and 1999-2000, because we view activity one as supplementing a state’s LEAP Program for grants with SLEAP Program funds. A state could not have used SLEAP funds during the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 award years because there was no SLEAP Program during those award years. 11. What non-Federal funds spent for need-based awards must be reported for the MOE requirements under the SLEAP Program? · Any non-Federal funds that a state spends for any activity or program that falls within any of the eight SLEAP authorized activities must be reported in the SLEAP MOE. This would apply even if the non-Federal funds were used to match another Federal program. For example, if a state program offers need-based grants to students pursuing an information technology field of study, the non-Federal dollars funding that program would be counted in the SLEAP MOE. Also, in another example, a state would include in its SLEAP MOE the state funds spent for LEAP community service work-study jobs.

SLEAP Program Guidance Issued March 29, 2001 For The 2001-2002 Award Year

Current SLEAP Guidance
TO: All State Grant Agencies FROM: U.S. Department of Education RE: SLEAP PROGRAM GUIDANCE FOR THE 2001-2002 AWARD YEAR We are providing this guidance to States to help them administer the Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) Program during the 2001-2002 award year. This guidance reflects the statutory amendments made to the SLEAP Program by section 316 of the "Department of Education

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Appropriations Act, 2001," Title III of the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001, as enacted by section 1(a)(1) of P.L. 106-554, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act 2001." We plan to revise the SLEAP Program regulations by June 2001 to have them conform to the SLEAP statutory changes. These statutory amendments were effective on the date of enactment (12/21/2000), however, they do not affect SLEAP grants awarded to the States for the 2000-2001 award year, because those grants are subject to the terms and conditions that existed when those grants were awarded. 3. States are reminded that in order to participate in the SLEAP Program, a State must also participate in the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program. Therefore, a State participating in the SLEAP Program must continue to satisfy the Base Year Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE), the Dollar-for-Dollar Match, and the Three-Year-Average MOE under the LEAP Program. In addition, States are further reminded that when meeting the MOE and matching requirements under both the LEAP and SLEAP programs, a public institution’s revenues and expenditures are not considered part of the State’s revenues and expenditures. Authorized Activity Issues for SLEAP for the 20012002 Award Year 1. What are the authorized activities under the SLEAP Program?

community service work-study award amounts for students, or by increasing the number of LEAP Program community service work-study recipients. The $5,000 maximum LEAP award limit and the 20% cap on using Federal LEAP funds for community service work-study awards does not apply to the SLEAP funds spent for this purpose. This community service work-study award supplement may consist of Federal SLEAP funds or SLEAP matching funds, or both, and is accounted for and reported under SLEAP and not LEAP. Award scholarships to eligible students for merit and academic achievement, or for critical careers. Scholarships for merit and academic achievement can be awarded to eligible students pursuing any field of study. Critical career scholarships can be awarded to eligible students who desire to enter careers in information technology, mathematics, computer science, or engineering, teaching, or other fields determined by the State to be critical to the State’s workforce needs. Must a State select more than one activity under the SLEAP Program? No, a State may select one or more activities under the SLEAP Program.

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May a State use SLEAP funds to pay administrative costs associated with any of the authorized activities?

As a result of the statutory amendments, the SLEAP Program authorized activities have changed starting with the 2001-2002 award year. They now consist of three authorized activities to assist States in providing financial assistance to eligible postsecondary students who demonstrate financial need. Under the SLEAP Program, a State may: 1. Supplement LEAP grant awards by increasing LEAP Program grant award amounts for students, or by increasing the number of LEAP Program grant recipients. The $5,000 maximum LEAP award limit does not apply to the SLEAP funds spent for this purpose. This grant supplement may consist of Federal SLEAP funds or SLEAP matching nonFederal funds, or both, and is accounted for and reported under SLEAP and not LEAP. Supplement LEAP community service workstudy awards by increasing LEAP Program

No, a State is prohibited from using SLEAP funds to pay any administrative costs. Matching Issues for SLEAP for the 2001-2002 Award Year What funds may a State use as matching funds under the SLEAP Program? A State may use any non-Federal funds that are spent for any of the authorized activities, as long as those funds are not also being used to match other Federal programs. Non-Federal funds include, but are not limited to, State-appropriated funds or privatelydonated funds. Also, because of the statutory changes, the matching non-Federal funds must meet the new special rule to qualify as the State’s matching share of the SLEAP Program funds. See the next question and answer for information on this new special rule. 1. What is the new special rule that must be satisfied for non-Federal funds to qualify as a

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State’s matching share of the SLEAP Program funds? To qualify as matching funds for the SLEAP Program, the non-Federal funds must represent dollars that are in excess of the total dollars that a State spent for need-based grants, scholarships, and work-study assistance in the 1999-2000 award year. The total dollars expended by a State in the 19992000 award year must include all the State funds it reported as part of its LEAP Program. The purpose of this special rule is to ensure that the SLEAP Program generates new funds from a State beyond the amount it spent in the 1999-2000 award year for these kinds of assistance before the start of the SLEAP Program (2000-2001 award year). 2. Is the matching requirement under the SLEAP Program an aggregate matching requirement for the authorized activities, so that a State may use the non-Federal funds for one authorized activity and use the Federal funds for a different authorized activity? Yes, the Federal SLEAP Program funds may be spent for one authorized activity and the non-Federal funds may be used for another authorized activity. 3. How many dollars does a State need to provide for the matching requirement under the SLEAP Program? For every Federal SLEAP dollar a State spends, it must spend at least two dollars from non-Federal funds. 4. May the non-Federal funds that are used as a match for SLEAP come from a State program that also contains some LEAP Program funds (Federal and State)?

The non-Federal funds are used to do one or more of the authorized SLEAP activities.

Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Issues for SLEAP for the 2001-2002 Award Year 1. When a State applies for SLEAP funds, what is the State’s SLEAP MOE requirement? Under the SLEAP Program, the State must assure that its expenditures for the authorized activities, in the aggregate or per student, in the preceding award year were not less than its expenditures for those activities, in the aggregate or per student, in the second preceding award year. 2. When applying for 2001-2002 SLEAP funds, what award year expenditures must a State use to assure that it will meet the SLEAP MOE? The SLEAP MOE for the 2001-2002 award year requires that a State’s expenditures for the eight authorized activities under SLEAP, in the aggregate or per student, in the 20002001 award year were not less than its expenditures for those eight activities, in the aggregate or per student, in the 1999-2000 award year. See those eight activities in our Electronic Announcement of May 15, 2000, on SLEAP Program guidance for the 20002001 award year. This announcement is available on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) web site located at http://www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/doc0 919_bodyoftext.htm. When calculating this SLEAP MOE, we will not consider that a State has expended any funds under activity one during award year 1999-2000 because there was no SLEAP Program during that year to supplement a State’s LEAP Program. The 2000-2001 award year figures, when finalized, must equal or exceed the final data for the 1999-2000 award year in order to meet the SLEAP MOE requirement for the 2001-2002 award year. 3. When will the three SLEAP authorized activities for the 2001-2002 award year, as revised by the technical amendments, affect the SLEAP MOE? The revised statutory authorized activities will not affect the SLEAP MOE until the submission of the 2002-2003 award year

Yes, if all the following conditions are met: • The non-Federal funds are not reported as part of the LEAP Program for the same award year. The fact that part of a State program is reported as LEAP matching funds does not prevent a State from using the part of the program that is not reported as LEAP matching funds as SLEAP matching funds. The non-Federal funds are not being used as a match for any other Federally-funded program.

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application. We will provide information on calculating the 2002-2003 award year MOE in upcoming guidance for that award year. 4. What non-Federal funds spent for need-based awards must be reported for the MOE requirements under the SLEAP Program?

The Formula Today
The calculations below occur for the LEAP and SLEAP programs when the Federal appropriation amount is below $76,452,287 (FY 1979 “Hold-harmless” Amount):
1) Derive a percentage of total enrollment of all states: State Enrollment Data (1976-1977 Award Year) Total State Enrollment (for all states) = a) % of total enrollment 2) Determine what portion of the Federal Appropriation a state/territory receives: a) % of total enrollment X Federal Appropriation Amount = Amount of LEAP/SLEAP Allocation Per State

Any non-Federal funds that a State spends for any activity or program that falls within any of the eight SLEAP authorized activities must be reported in the SLEAP MOE. This would apply even if the nonFederal funds were used to match another Federal program. For example, if a State program offers need-based grants to students pursuing an information technology field of study, the non-Federal dollars funding that program would be counted in the SLEAP MOE. Also, in another example, a State would include in its SLEAP MOE the State funds spent for LEAP community service work-study jobs.

The calculations below occur for the SLEAP program amount over $46,452,287:
1) Determine the average grant award per student: Final Federal LEAP Allotment + State LEAP Match (for all states) Total Number of Recipients that received LEAP (for all states) = a) Average grant award per student (for all states) 2) Determine the number of students "deemed eligible per state: Final Federal LEAP Allotment + State LEAP Match (per state) a) Average grant award per student (for all states) = b) Students deemed eligible (per state) 3) Determine what portion of the amount above the $76,452,287 a state/territory receives: b) Students deemed eligible (per state) Total # of students deemed eligible (for all states) X Amount of Appropriation Above $76,452,287 = Additional Amount of SLEAP Allocation Per State

Note: Final Federal LEAP Allotment and State LEAP Matching dollars are taken from the latest performance report data on file with the Department.

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Part II: Administering the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program and its Subprogram Within Your State Today
The LEAP Program helps your state provide grants to students who demonstrate substantial financial need, enabling those students to attend postsecondary school.
PROVIDING FUNDS TO STATES
and should not include any refunded or returned amounts that were not actually expended.

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nder the LEAP Program, the Secretary of

Education (the Secretary) provides states with funds to establish a state grant program assisting students who demonstrate substantial financial need. The LEAP Program makes funds available to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. These state programs may carry a variety of names that do not necessarily include the name “LEAP” in their titles. Your state must, at a minimum, match LEAP grants dollar for dollar with funds provided through direct state appropriations.

Matching in Auditable Dollar Amounts
Matching must be in auditable dollar amounts. Tuition waivers or remissions may be considered grants only if money actually changes hands from state to school to student, and if this transfer can be documented as a cash transaction in the records at each level.

COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING JOB PROGRAM
Each award year, your state may use up to 20% of its allotment for a community service-learning job program. The student must receive compensation for work, not a grant. The job program must be administered by postsecondary schools in your state, and each student employed under the program must be employed in work for the public interest. The employer may be a school; a federal, state, or local public agency; or a private nonprofit organization. An arrangement must be established between the school and the agency or organization. Schools, in consultation with local nonprofit, governmental, and community-based organizations, identify jobs (in direct service, planning, or applied research) that are designed to improve the quality of life for residents (particularly low-income residents) of the community served. Each community servicelearning job must

MATCHING REQUIREMENTS
If your state is eligible to participate, it may receive an annual LEAP allotment (formula grant) from the Department based on your state’s eligible postsecondary education enrollment. The federal allotments must be matched by funds appropriated by your state, and this matching must represent an increase in the state-appropriated grant and workstudy expenditure over the amount spent during an established base year (defined as the second year before your state began participating in the LEAP Program). Your state must maintain its matching LEAP Program expenditures at a level not less than the average for the preceding three fiscal years, or at the level of the average per full-time equivalent student for those years. LEAP Program expenditures used in matching the federal allotment must be the net amount of expenditures

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• provide the participating student with a job related to his or her educational or vocational program or goals; • be governed by conditions of employment that are considered appropriate and reasonable, based on such factors as type of work performed, geographic region, and proficiency of the employee; • pay at least the current federal minimum wage as mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (not the subminimum wage); • not displace employed workers or impair existing contracts for service; and • not involve the construction, operation, or maintenance of any part of a facility used or to be used for religious worship or sectarian instruction.

Decentralized Administration
In other states, particularly those with relatively new state programs, the designated state agency delegates certain functions to participating schools. This is called decentralized administration. In these cases, funds available through the state agency are generally suballocated to eligible schools on the basis of enrollment or need formulas. The schools recommend potential LEAP recipients to the state agency, which approves individual awards from these fund allotments. In states that use decentralized administration, funds awarded under these programs are still considered to be state aid and not institutional aid.

Location of Student Files
In the centrally administered state programs, actual student files are located in the state agency. In decentralized state administration, which requires schools to process much of the student information, the financial aid administrator gives the state agency the information needed for formal approval of individual student awards. In either case, to monitor the use of LEAP funds, schools examine student files to verify that recipients met all eligibility criteria and received the correct award amount.

Funding Reallotment
Basic LEAP allotments not used by one state are reallotted to other qualified states. Within the constraints of federal appropriations, your state is free to schedule its own funding cycles for students, but funds may not be carried over from one fiscal year to the next. However, the funds may be used for the summer term if the term falls within the program year (July 1 through June 30) for which the funds were appropriated.

SCHOOL PARTICIPATION
Within the limits of federal statutes and regulations, your state determines eligibility standards in terms of its own fiscal, constitutional, and statutory restraints. All nonprofit institutions of higher education in your state are eligible to participate, except when participation violates your state’s constitution or a state law enacted before October 1, 1978. While your state is not required to include proprietary (for-profit) schools in its programs, the most recent LEAP participation figures show that at least half of all states made LEAP awards available to students attending such schools.

ADMINISTRATIVE PATTERNS
Your state may choose different ways to administer its program. It may choose to use centralized administration, decentralized administration, or a combination of both. Whichever method is used, your state must use all federal funds and state matching funds for student awards. (A state is not permitted to use either federal funds or state matching funds to help defray administrative costs.)

Centralized Administration
Most states, particularly those with wellestablished state student assistance programs, use centralized administration. In centralized administration, a single state agency receives and processes student applications, notifies students of awards, verifies attendance, makes disbursements, and keeps complete records on all student awards.

Other Factors Affecting Participation
School participation may also be affected when some states suballocate available LEAP funds to the various types of schools on the basis of enrollment, need, the availability of non-LEAP aid, and other criteria. In such instances, money

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not claimed for student awards at one school may be reclaimed by the state and reassigned to other schools.

A student is not eligible for FSA funds if he or she • is enrolled in an elementary or secondary school, • has borrowed in excess of the annual or aggregate limits for the FSA loan programs, or • is in default on a student loan or owes an overpayment on a student grant from the FSA Programs. If, however, a student owes a refund on a LEAP overpayment, that student would still be eligible to receive additional FSA funds as long as he or she meets all other eligibility requirements and as long as the school can eliminate the overpayment by adjusting financial aid payments (other than Federal Pell Grants) in the same award period in which the overpayment occurred.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
Student eligibility criteria for receiving aid from the LEAP Program differ among states depending on constitutional, statutory, or policy restrictions. (Some states have legislated formulas for determining student eligibility and the amount of assistance given to individual students.) However, to be eligible for assistance under the LEAP Program, all students must meet the eligibility requirements and must demonstrate substantial financial need as determined in accordance with your state’s criteria as approved by the Secretary. The standards that states may use to determine need are discussed in more detail in the subsection on Student Application Procedures and Awards beginning on the next page (page 11).

Other Factors Determining a Student’s Eligibility
Other factors that determine whether a student is eligible for a LEAP award include the your state’s definition of substantial financial need, its method of determining maximum awards, and the costs that can be covered. Some states limit awards to cover only the cost for tuition and fees; some states include allowances for room, board, and other costs. Some have allowances for commuters. Many state grant programs exclude part-time students and those who attend schools outside the state. Some states have reciprocal arrangements with neighboring states, so that students may receive LEAP funds from their home states even though the students are enrolled in schools in other states. LEAP funds may be awarded to students participating in programs of study abroad that are approved for credit by the home school.

General Eligibility Requirements
The eligibility requirements of Subpart C of the General Provisions Regulations (34 CFR 668.3139) are summarized briefly below. In general, the student must: • be either a U.S. Citizen or an eligible noncitizen, • be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program at an eligible school, • have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (or be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in the state where the school is located and have passed an independently administered test approved by the Department), Note: Relevant Eligibility Requirements Cite Subpart C of the General Provisions regulations
(34 CFR 668)

• be maintaining satisfactory academic progress standards in his or her course of study, • sign a Statement of Educational Purpose and a Certification Statement on Overpayments and Default, and • register with the Selective Service, if required.

Independent or Less-Than-Full-Time Students
Your state’s LEAP independent student program funding should be comparable to the overall state program if the entire state program is not contained in your state’s LEAP Program. To the extent practicable, the proportion of LEAP funds awarded to independent students in the LEAP Program must be the same proportion of funds awarded to independent students in your state

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program (or programs) of which your state’s LEAP Program is a part. If your state awards grants to independent or lessthan-full-time students, it must allocate a reasonable portion of funds for these awards. The Secretary will determine if the allocation is reasonable on a case-by-case basis, if necessary. If your state’s allocation is based on a formula that includes the financial need of independent or lessthan-full-time students, your state must ensure that those students receive a reasonable proportion of LEAP funds.

Most states measure need by using a single need analysis system for all applicants (the Federal Needs Analysis Methodology). However, in decentralized programs—where schools recommend student candidates for awards subject to the designated state agency’s approval—student applications may be processed according to the need analysis systems used by the schools. In any event, the designated agency within your state has final authority for selecting recipients who meet the need criteria under standards established for the statewide program.

Dependency Criteria
A dependent student who applies for aid from any of the FSA Programs must include parental information on the application. An independent student need only include his or her financial information (and, if married, that of a spouse). The Department may approve, on a case-by-case basis, a state’s criteria if they vary from those listed under the Student Eligibility rules. The state must show that it had good reason to use different criteria. This option to approve different criteria began in the 1995-96 award year.

STUDENT APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND AWARDS
The student must apply to his or her state agency either directly or indirectly through the school. Every award requires the official state agency’s formal approval, based on a determination of need.

Maximum Award
The maximum award that a student may receive is $5,000 per academic year. The maximum award is reduced proportionately for students who attend part-time. Many states set maximum awards under $5,000. Most states limit LEAP awards to undergraduates attending at least half-time. However, at your state’s option, graduate, less-than-half-time, and other nontraditional students may also be eligible to receive LEAP awards. Your state may decide whether to make individual LEAP awards that vary according to student need or to give a set amount to all students who meet the established need criteria.

Alternative Criteria for Determining Dependency Status
States that wish to use variant definitions for “independent student” must provide information concerning their definition when applying for program funds. The information should include a justification, with accompanying supporting documentation, showing why a variant definition should be approved. For example, your state may want to use its own definition because it may incur excessive costs if required to use the federal definition. In approving a state’s “independent student” definition, the Department might also consider the extent to which the new definition imposes additional data requirements beyond those provided for by the federal definition and the Federal Needs Analysis Methodology. A state’s definition might not differ totally from the federal definition. For example, your state might use the federal definition but might delete the professional judgment provision.

Determining Substantial Financial Need
Student recipients are selected annually on the basis of substantial financial need, according to criteria established by your state and approved by the Department. Your state may define need in terms of income, Expected Family Contribution (EFC), or relative need, as measured by cost of attendance minus available resources.

Need Analysis Systems

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Cost of Applying
To award a student aid, your state may require the student to provide applicant information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or on another free form. In addition, your state may require a student to provide supplemental information on a fee-based supplemental form. If there is a fee for submitting and processing state information on the supplemental form, the fee must be payable to your state, regardless of whether the information may also be used for institutional aid. Decentralized state grant programs (under which schools participating in the state LEAP programs award state grant funds) must consider state grant funds as state aid and not institutional aid.

• assure that students will meet satisfactory academic standards, • document the status of grant refunds, and • document the status of loan defaults. A school must also document student acknowledgment of awards if funds are paid to the school on behalf of the recipient; furthermore, the school must cooperate in packaging aid to avoid overawards. In decentralized systems (in which the state agency depends on the school to help screen applicants) school records must document need analysis documentation to justify formal approval of individual awards by your state agency. Individual student awards are subject to approval by your state’s designated educational agency. Schools may not transfer awards from one student to another without that agency’s approval. Schools and state agencies should maintain regular communication so that any funds that become available later in the year will be used for qualified students. The state agency may need to require certain school reports to document the disbursement of federal funds to student recipients. The school reports might also provide information needed to improve efficiency in the operation of your state programs and to provide data for its budgets and for annual reports to the Department.

FISCAL AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND YOUR STATE AGENCY
State agencies responsible for administering LEAP funds must document their decisions and disbursements in their own central records, in school records, or in both. Variations of student/school rosters are often sent back and forth between the state agency and the schools to verify attendance, provide information related to student need, document disbursement of funds to students or to student accounts, guard against overawards, and help provide required records and reports. In general, fiscal and reporting relationships between participating schools and the state agencies vary according to whether the states’ programs are administered in a centralized or decentralized manner, or in a combined manner. In any case, your state agency must be held accountable for the disbursement of federal funds and for making the required reports to the Department. States are given considerable leeway in demonstrating fiscal responsibility related to administration of the LEAP Program. However, participating schools must meet the federal standards of fiscal responsibility described under the Institutional Eligibility rules. At a minimum, even schools using the most centralized administration must:

Recovered Funds Must be Redistributed
All funds (federal plus state) recovered from overawards should be redistributed to other qualified students during the applicable award period unless records for the period have been closed. If these funds are not reissued to qualified students, your state must return the recovered federal portion to the Department.

School Reports Must Document Fund Disbursement
The actual form and content of school reports vary from state to state, depending upon the size and maturity of the state programs, among other factors. There are no standard formats or channels

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for these school reports. For example, information about recipients by income level may come either from the central office records or from the schools. Communication may follow established procedures or may be developed through cooperative efforts of your state and school representatives.

funds spent for this purpose. This grant supplement may consist of Federal SLEAP funds or SLEAP matching non-Federal funds, or both, and is accounted for and reported under SLEAP and not LEAP.

• 2) Supplement LEAP community service workstudy awards by increasing LEAP Program community service work-study award amounts for students, or by increasing the number of LEAP Program community-service work-study recipients. The $5,000 maximum LEAP award limit and the 20% cap on using Federal LEAP funds for community service work-study awards does not apply to the SLEAP funds spent for this purpose. This community service work-study award supplement may consist of Federal SLEAP funds or SLEAP matching funds, or both, and is accounted for and reported under SLEAP and not LEAP. • And 3) Award scholarships to eligible students for merit and academic achievement can be awarded to eligible students pursuing any field of study. Critical career scholarships can be awarded to eligible students who desire to enter careers in information technology, mathematics, computer science, or engineering, teaching, or other fields determined by your state to be critical to its workforce needs.

SPECIAL LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP (SLEAP) PROGRAM
The SLEAP Program is an additional component of the LEAP Program. To participate in the SLEAP Program, your state must also participate in the LEAP Program. Also, the SLEAP Program must be administered by the same state educational agency that administers its LEAP Program. That agency would have to submit all required SLEAP Program reports. This includes a SLEAP application and an annual performance report. The LEAP and SLEAP programs are funded under one appropriation. The initial $30 million of the appropriation funds the LEAP Program. Any amount in excess of the initial $30 million must be used to carry out activities authorized under the SLEAP Program. For example, the funding for the 2003-2004 award year is $67 million for both programs; therefore, there is $37 million for the SLEAP component for the 2003-2004 award year. The SLEAP Program provides incentive grants to assist states in providing financial assistance to eligible needy postsecondary students. Guidance was issued to your state to help administer the SLEAP Program during the 2001-2002 award year. This guidance, posted March 29, 2001 (see previous Part I, page 4 of this handbook) is still applicable.

Your state may select one or more of the above activities under the SLEAP Program. Your state is prohibited from using SLEAP funds to pay any administrative costs.

Matching Requirements
For every Federal (SLEAP) dollar your state spends, it must spend at least two dollars from nonfederal funds. It may use any non-Federal funds that are spent for any of the authorized activities, as long as those funds are not also being used to match other Federal programs. NonFederal funds include, but are not limited to, State-appropriated funds or privately-donated funds. Also, the matching non-Federal funds must meet the special rule to qualify as your state’s matching share of the SLEAP Program funds. To qualify as matching funds for the SLEAP Program, the nonfederal funds must represent

Authorized SLEAP Activities
There are three authorized SLEAP activities. Under the SLEAP Program, your state may:

• 1) Supplement LEAP grant awards by
increasing LEAP Program grant award amounts for students, or by increasing the number of LEAP Program grant recipients. The $5,000 maximum LEAP award limit does not apply to the SLEAP

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dollars that are in excess of the total dollars that your state spent for need-based grants, need-based scholarships, and need-based work-study assistance in the 1999-2000 award year. The total dollars expended by your state in the 1999-2000 award year must include all the funds your state reported as part of its LEAP Program. The purpose of this special rule is to ensure that the SLEAP Program generates new funds from your state beyond the amount it spent in the 1999-2000 award year for these kinds of assistance before the start of the SLEAP Program (2000-2001 award year.) The matching requirement under the SLEAP Program is an aggregate matching requirement for the authorized activities. Therefore, your state may use the nonfederal funds for one authorized activity and use the federal funds for a different SLEAP activity. The non-federal funds that are used as a match for SLEAP may come from a state program that also contains some LEAP Program funds (federal and state), if all the following conditions are met: • The non-Federal funds are not reported as part of your state’s LEAP Program for the same award year. The fact that part of your state’s program is reported as LEAP matching funds does not prevent your state from using the part of the program that is not reported as LEAP matching funds as SLEAP matching funds. The non-federal funds are not being used as a match for any other federally-funded program The non-federal funds are used to do one or more of the authorized SLEAP activities.

2002-2003 award year must not be less than its expenditures for those same three activities, in the aggregate or per student, in the 2001-2002 award year. See those three activities under the heading “Authorized SLEAP Activities” on the previous page.

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SLEAP Maintenance - of - Effort
Under the SLEAP Program, your state must assure that its expenditures for the authorized activities, in the aggregate or per student, in the preceding award year were not less than its expenditures for those activities, in the aggregate or per student, in the second preceding award year. In other words, the SLEAP MOE (maintenance of effort) for the 2003-2004 award year requires that your state’s expenditures from non-federal funds for the three SLEAP authorized postsecondary activities, in the aggregate or per student, in the

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34 CFR Education Subtitle B CHAPTER VI OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PART 692 -- LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

HOW DOES A STATE ADMINISTER ITS COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING JOB PROGRAM?
692.30 How does a State administer its community service-learning job program?

HOW DOES A STATE SELECT STUDENTS UNDER THE LEAP PROGRAM?
692.40 What are the requirements for student eligibility? 692.41 What standards may a State use to determine substantial financial need?

Subpart A -- Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program
GENERAL
Sec. 692.1 What is the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership? 692.2 Who is eligible to participate in the LEAP Program? 692.3 What regulations apply to the LEAP Program? 692.4 What definitions apply to the LEAP Program?

Subpart B -- Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program
GENERAL
692.50 What is the Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program? 692.51 What other regulations apply to the SLEAP Program? 692.52 What definitions apply to the SLEAP Program? 692.53 What requirements must a State satisfy to receive SLEAP Program funds? 692.54 What eligibility requirements must a student satisfy to participate in the SLEAP Program?

WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE AND HOW MAY IT BE USED?
692.10 How does the Secretary allot funds to the States? 692.11 For what purposes may a State use its payments under the LEAP Program?

HOW DOES A STATE APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SLEAP PROGRAM?
692.60 What must a State do to receive an allotment under the SLEAP Program?

HOW DOES A STATE APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LEAP PROGRAM?
692.20 What must a State do to receive an allotment under this program? 692.21 What requirements must be met by a State program?

WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE AND HOW MAY IT BE USED?
692.70 How does the Secretary allot funds to the States? 692.71 What activities may be funded under the SLEAP Program? 692.72 May a State use the funds it

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receives under the SLEAP Program to pay administrative costs?

HOW DOES A STATE ADMINISTER ITS COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK-STUDY PROGRAM?
692.80 How does a State administer its community service work-study program? Authority: 20 U.S.C 1070c through 1070c4, unless otherwise noted.

(b) Student participation. A student must meet the requirements of §692.40 to be eligible to receive assistance from a State under the LEAP program. (Authority: 20 U.S.C.
1070c-1) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR 38729, June 22, 2000]

Source: 52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, unless otherwise noted. Subpart A -- Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program General §692.1 What is the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership? The Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program assists States in providing grants and work-study assistance to eligible students who attend institutions of higher education and have substantial financial need. The work-study assistance is provided through campus-based community service work learning study programs, hereinafter referred to as community service-learning job programs. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c1070c-4) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR 38729, June 22, 2000]

§692.2 Who is eligible to participate in the LEAP Program? (a) State participation. A State that meets the requirements in §§692.20 and 692.21 is eligible to receive payments under the LEAP program.

§692.3 What regulations apply to the LEAP Program? The following regulations apply to the LEAP Program: (a) The regulations in this part 692. (b) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) as follows: (1) 34 CFR 75.60-75.62 (Ineligibility of Certain Individuals to Receive Assistance). (2) 34 CFR part 76 (StateAdministered Programs). (3) 34 CFR part 77 (Definitions That Apply to Department Regulations). (4) 34 CFR part 79 (Intergovernmental Review of Department of Education Programs and Activities). (5) 34 CFR part 80 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments). (6) 34 CFR part 82 (New Restrictions on Lobbying). (7) 34 CFR part 85 (Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants)). (8) 34 CFR part 86 (Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention). (c) The Student Assistance General Provisions in 34 CFR part 668.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-1070c-4) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 55 FR 21716, May 25, 1990; 59 FR 4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65 FR 38729, June 22, 2000]

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§692.4 What definitions apply to the LEAP Program? The following definitions apply to the regulations in this part: (a) The definitions of the following terms under 34 CFR part 600:
Postsecondary vocational institution (§600.6). Public or private nonprofit institution of higher education (§600.4). Secretary (§600.2). State (§600.2).

(b) The definitions of the following terms under 34 CFR part 668:
Academic year (§668.2). Enrolled (§668.2). HEA (§668.2). Institution (§668.1(b)).

(c) The definitions of the following terms also apply to the LEAP Program: Full-time student means a student carrying a full-time academic workload -- other than by correspondence -- as measured by both of the following: (1) Coursework or other required activities, as determined by the institution that the student attends or by the State. (2) The tuition and fees normally charged for full-time study by that institution. Nonprofit has the same meaning under this part as the same term defined in 34 CFR 77.1 of EDGAR.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-1070c-4) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR 4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65 FR 38729, June 22, 2000]

What Is the Amount of Assistance and How May It Be Used?

§692.10 How does the Secretary allot funds to the States? (a)(1) The Secretary allots to each State participating in the LEAP program an amount which bears the same ratio to the Federal LEAP funds appropriated as the number of students in that State who are "deemed eligible" to participate in the State's LEAP program bears to the total number of students in all States who are "deemed eligible" to participate in the LEAP program, except that no State may receive less than it received in fiscal year 1979. (2) If the Federal LEAP funds appropriated for a fiscal year are not sufficient to allot to each State the amount of Federal LEAP funds it received in fiscal year 1979, the Secretary allots to each State an amount which bears the same ratio to the amount of Federal LEAP funds appropriated as the amount of Federal LEAP funds that State received in fiscal year 1979 bears to the amount of Federal LEAP funds all States received in fiscal year 1979. (b) For the purpose of paragraph (a)(1) of this section, the Secretary determines the number of students "deemed eligible" to participate in a State's LEAP Program by dividing the amount of that State's LEAP expenditures, including both its Federal allotment and the Stateappropriated funds matching the allotment, by the average grant award per student of all participating States. The Secretary determines the "average grant award per student" by dividing the total number of student recipients for all States into the total amount of LEAP expenditures for all States, including 19

both the Federal allotments and the State-appropriated funds matching those allotments. In making this determination, the Secretary uses the most current available data reported by each State. (Authority: 20

U.S.C. 1070c) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR 4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65 FR 38730, June 22, 2000]

Secretary in writing, the State may submit its application under paragraph (a) of this section through an agency that did not administer its Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program as of July 1, 1985. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-2(a))
[52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR 38730, June 22, 2000]

§692.11 For what purposes may a State use its payments under the LEAP Program? A State may use the funds it receives under the LEAP Program only to make grants to students and to pay wages or salaries to students in community service-learning jobs.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR 38730, June 22, 2000]

§692.21 What requirements must be met by a State program? To receive a payment under the LEAP Program for any fiscal year, a State must have a program that -(a) Is administered by a single State agency; (b) Provides assistance only to students who meet the eligibility requirements in §692.40; (c) Provides that assistance under this program to a full-time student will not be more than $5,000 for each academic year; (d) Provides for the selection of students to receive assistance on the basis of substantial financial need determined annually by the State on the basis of standards that the State establishes and the Secretary approves;
Cross-Reference: See §692.41.

How Does a State Apply To Participate in The LEAP Program? §692.20 What must a State do to receive an allotment under this program? (a) For each fiscal year that it wishes to participate, a State shall submit an application that contains information that shows that its Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program meets the requirements of §692.21. (b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, the State must submit its application through the State agency designated to administer its Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program as of July 1, 1985. (2) If the Governor of the State so designates, and notifies the

(e) Provides that no student or parent shall be charged a fee that is payable to an organization other than the State for the purpose of collecting data to make a determination of financial need in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section; (f) Provides that all public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education and all postsecondary vocational institutions in the State 20

are eligible to participate unless that participation is in violation of -(1) The constitution of the State; or (2) A State statute that was enacted before October 1, 1978; (g) Provides that, if a State awards grants to independent students or to students who are less-than-full-time students enrolled in an institution, a reasonable portion of the State's allocation must be awarded to those students; (h) Provides that -(1) The State will pay an amount for grants and work-study jobs under this part for each fiscal year that is not less than the payment to the State under this part for that fiscal year; and (2) The amount that the State expends during a fiscal year for grants and work-study jobs under the LEAP Program represents an additional amount for grants and work-study jobs for students attending institutions over the amount expended by the State for those activities during the fiscal year two years prior to the fiscal year in which the State first received funds under the LEAP Program; (i) Provides for State expenditures under the State program of an amount that is not less than -(1) The average annual aggregate expenditures for the preceding three fiscal years; or (2) The average annual expenditure per full-time equivalent student for those years; (j) Provides that, to the extent practicable, the proportion of the funds awarded to independent students in the LEAP Program shall be the same proportion of funds awarded to independent students as is in the State program or programs

of which the State's LEAP Program is a part; and (k) Provides for reports to the Secretary that are necessary to carry out the Secretary's functions under the LEAP Program. (Authority: 20
U.S.C. 1070c-2) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR 4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65 FR 38730, June 22, 2000]

How Does a State Administer Its Community Service-Learning Job Program? §692.30 How does a State administer its community service-learning job program? (a)(1) Each year, a State may use up to 20 percent of its allotment for a community service-learning job program that satisfies the conditions set forth in paragraph (b) of this section. (2) A student who receives assistance under this section must receive compensation for work and not a grant. (b)(1) The community servicelearning job program must be administered by institutions in the State. (2) Each student employed under the program must be employed in work in the public interest by an institution itself or by a Federal, State, or local public agency or a private nonprofit organization under an arrangement between the institution and the agency or organization. (c) Each community service-learning job must --

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(1) Provide community service as described in paragraph (d) of this section; (2) Provide participating students community service-learning opportunities related to their educational or vocational programs or goals; (3) Not result in the displacement of employed workers or impair existing contracts for services; (4) Be governed by conditions of employment that are considered appropriate and reasonable, based on such factors as type of work performed, geographical region, and proficiency of the employee; (5) Not involve the construction, operation, or maintenance of any part of a facility used or to be used for religious worship or sectarian instruction; and (6) Not pay any wage to a student that is less than the current Federal minimum wage as mandated by section 6(a) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. (d) For the purpose of paragraph (c)(1) of this section, "community service" means direct service, planning, or applied research that is -(1) Identified by an institution through formal or informal consultation with local nonprofit, governmental, and communitybased organizations; and (2) Designed to improve the quality of life for residents of the community served, particularly low-income residents, in such fields as health care, child care, education, literacy training, welfare, social services, public safety, crime prevention and control, transportation, recreation, housing and neighborhood

improvement, rural development, and community improvement. (e) For the purpose of paragraph (d)(2) of this section, "low-income residents" means -(1) Residents whose taxable family income for the year before the year in which they are scheduled to receive assistance under the LEAP Program did not exceed 150 percent of the amount equal to the poverty level determined by using criteria of poverty established by the United States Census Bureau; or (2) Residents who are considered low-income residents by the State.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-2, 1070-4) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR 4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65 FR 38730, June 22, 2000]

How Does a State Select Students Under the LEAP Program? §692.40 What are the requirements for student eligibility? To be eligible for assistance, a student must -(a) Meet the relevant eligibility requirements contained in 34 CFR 668.32; and (b) Have substantial financial need as determined annually in accordance with the State's criteria approved by the Secretary. (Authority:
20 U.S.C. 1070c-2, 1091) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR 38730, June 22, 2000]

§692.41 What standards may a State use to determine substantial financial need? (a) A State determines whether a student has substantial financial 22

need on the basis of criteria it establishes that are approved by the Secretary. A State may define substantial financial need in terms of family income, expected family contribution, and relative need as measured by the difference between the student's cost of attendance and the resources available to meet that cost. To determine substantial need, the State may use -(1) A system for determining a student's financial need under part F of title IV of the HEA; (2) The State's own needs analysis system if approved by the Secretary; or (3) A combination of these systems, if approved by the Secretary. (b) The Secretary generally approves a need-analysis system under paragraph (a) (2) or (3) of this section only if the need-analysis system applies the term "independent student" as defined under section 480(d) of the HEA. However, for good cause shown, the Secretary may approve, on a caseby-case basis, a State's need analysis system that uses a definition for "independent student" that varies from that term as defined in section 480(d) of the HEA.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-2) [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR 4223, Jan. 28, 1994]

General §692.50 What is the Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program? The Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) Program assists States in providing grants, scholarships, and community service work-study assistance to eligible students who attend institutions of higher education and demonstrate financial need.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-3a) [66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]

§692.51 What other regulations apply to the SLEAP Program? The regulations listed in §692.3 also apply to the SLEAP Program.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-3a)

§692.52 What definitions apply to the SLEAP Program? The definitions listed in §692.4 apply to the SLEAP Program. (Authority: 20
U.S.C. 1070c-3a) [66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]

§692.53 What requirements must a State satisfy to receive SLEAP Program funds? To receive SLEAP Program funds for any fiscal year, a State must -(a) Participate in the LEAP Program; (b) Meet the requirements in §692.60; and (c) Have a program that satisfies the requirements in §692.21(a), (b), (d), (e), (f), (g), (j), and (k). (Authority: 20
U.S.C. 1070c-3a) [65 FR 65608, Nov. 1, 2000, as amended at 66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]

Subpart B -- Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program
Source: 65 FR 65608, Nov. 1, 2000, unless otherwise noted.

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§692.54 What eligibility requirements must a student satisfy to participate in the SLEAP Program? To receive assistance under the SLEAP Program, a student must meet the eligibility requirements contained in §692.40. (Authority: 20
U.S.C. 1070c-3a) [66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]

aggregate, for those activities for the second fiscal year prior to the fiscal year for which the State is requesting Federal funds; and (e) Ensure that the Federal share will not exceed one-third of the total funds expended under the SLEAP Program. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-3a)
[65 FR 65608, Nov. 1, 2000, as amended at 66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]

How Does a State Apply To Participate in the SLEAP Program? §692.60 What must a State do to receive an allotment under the SLEAP Program? To receive an allotment under the SLEAP Program, a State must -(a) Submit an application in accordance with the provisions in §692.20; (b) Identify the activities in §692.71 for which it plans to use the SLEAP Federal and non-Federal funds; (c) Ensure that the non-Federal funds used as matching funds represent dollars that are in excess of the total dollars that a State spent for need-based grants, scholarships, and work-study assistance for fiscal year 1999, including the State funds reported as part of its LEAP Program; (d) Provide an assurance that for the fiscal year prior to the fiscal year for which the State is requesting Federal funds, the amount the State expended from non-Federal sources per student, or the aggregate amount the State expended, for all the authorized activities in §692.71 will be no less than the amount the State expended from non-Federal sources per student, or in the

What Is the Amount of Assistance and How May It Be Used? §692.70 How does the Secretary allot funds to the States? For each fiscal year, the Secretary allots to each eligible State that applies for SLEAP funds an amount in accordance with the provisions in §692.10. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-3a) §692.71 What activities may be funded under the SLEAP Program? A State may use the funds it receives under the SLEAP Program for one or more of the following activities: (a) Supplement LEAP grant awards to eligible students who demonstrate financial need by -(1) Increasing the LEAP grant award amounts for students; or (2) Increasing the number of students receiving LEAP grant awards. (b) Supplement LEAP community service work-study awards to eligible students who demonstrate financial need by -(1) Increasing the LEAP community service work-study award amounts for students; or 24

(2) Increasing the number of students receiving LEAP community service work-study awards. (c) Award scholarships to eligible students who demonstrate financial need and who -(1) Demonstrate merit or academic achievement; or (2) Wish to enter a program of study leading to a career in -(i) Information technology; (ii) Mathematics, computer science, or engineering; (iii) Teaching; or (iv) Other fields determined by the State to be critical to the State's workforce needs. (Authority: 20 U.S.C.
1070c-3a) [66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]

§692.72 May a State use the funds it receives under the SLEAP Program to pay administrative costs? A State may not use any of the funds it receives under the SLEAP Program to pay any administrative costs. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-3a)
[66 FR 34040, June 26, 2001]

How Does a State Administer Its Community Service Work-Study Program? §692.80 How does a State administer its community service work-study program? When administering its community service work-study program, a State must follow the provisions in §692.30, other than the provisions of paragraph (a)(1) of that section.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-3a)

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Application to Participate in the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) and Special Leveraging
(2002-2003 Award Year)
Section A: State Agency and Contact Information P
1. S tate:

O.M.B. No 18450028 Expiration Date: 07/31/2004

My State's LEAP Base: $500, 000 Tentative Allotment My State

My S tate

4. LEAP and S LEAP program contact(s):

G eg G r ans r er

LEAP $546, 833

SLEAP $674,4 27

2. Data Universal Numbering

5. Contact(s) Email address(es): greg.gerrans@ed.gov 6. Contact(s) phone number(s): 7. Contact(s) fax number(s):

3. S tate agency's name and mailing address:

202-337-3304 202-275-091 3

US D epar t ment of Educat ion

10.(a) + 10.(b) minus Item 23 = new money available to match SLEAP. The matching requirement is 2-to-1.

Section B: State Request for Federal Funds

(Section 415C(a)) Plus Minus = 1,000,000

8. Total federal funds requested under LEAP for student awards (include the basic state allotment plus any available reallotted funds):

$

$8,0 00,0 00.0 0

9. Does your state also choose to participate in S LEAP? YES NO If yes, total federal funds requested under S LEAP for student awards (include the basic state allotment plus any available reallotted funds):

New Money: $10,000,000 $750,000 $10,750,000 $8,507,500 $2,242,500 x2 = 2,000,000

$ Section C: State Matching Funds Available

$1,0 00,0 00.0 0 (Sections The total of 10(a) + 10(b) + 10(c) must equal or be greater than (=>) (Item 8 + your State's LEAP base year amount)

For the year for which funds are requested, indicate the expected amount of: 10. (a) Total state-appropriated funds available for $ $10,0 00,0 00.0 0 (b) All other state funds available for need(c) Total state funds available for non-need $ $

$750,0 00.0 0 $1,0 00,0 00.0 0

S ection D: LEAP State Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) S ection F : Institutional Eligibility Within S tate

(S ection 415C(b)(8))

Application To Participate Check Sheet

19. Please indicate each type of postsecondary educational institution three (3) award years: 11. Total LEAP expenditures (not including federal funds) for previousthat students may attend in 2002-2003 as recipients of assistance under the LEAP and S LEAP program(s): Expenditures - Previous Three (3) Award Years: (a) Public 2-year (c) Private 2-year (a) 1998-1999: $ $6, 850, 000. 00 (b) 1999-2000: $ (e) $ 7, 000, 000. 00 Other Nonprofit Institutions (c) 2000-2001: $ $7, 850, 000. 00

As Reported by My State on Performance Reports Completed for the Corresponding Years.

Pages 1 & 2

(b) Public 4-year (d) Private 4-year (f) Private Proprietary (for profit) 12. Projected LEAP expenditures for award year 20012002: 13. Projected LEAP expenditures for award year 2002-2003: 20. If 19(a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) were left blank, please indicate the reason and type of institution(s) for which the reason applies: $ $ $7, 233, 333. 00 $7, 233, 333. 00 (a) S tate Constitution 14. If item 13 is more than the item 11 average, check here and go to item 17. If item 13 is less than the average for (b) S tate Law enacted before October a 1978 item 11, show full-time equivalent enrollment as 1, basis for calculating average annual expenditures per full-time equiva Full-time Equivalent (FTE) S tudents - Previous Three (3) Award Years: (c) Type of institution does not exist in my State (a) 1998-1999: (b) 1999-2000: (c) 2000-2001: 16. Projected FTEs for award year 2002-2003: 22. Maximum award amount(s) for the program(s) listed in

My State ' s 3-Ye ar-Ave rag e

11(a) + 11(b ) + 11(c )/3 =

$7,233,333
OR 1997-1998 Expenditures $6, 85 0, 00 0 1997-1998+ 11(a ) + 11(b )/ 3=
$ 6, 900, 000

15. Projected FTEs for award year 2001-2002: S ection G : State Program Names and Maximums 21. Name of state program(s)

(a) LEAP Program: S ection E: S tate Determination of S ubstantial Financial Need of Students (S$5,000 ection 415C(b)(4)) m state's tuition assistance pr ogr am y SLEAP Base Year Requirement: (b) includeduseyour"Free Application for Federal S tudent Aid (FAFSA)" or "Renewal FAFS A" for students be comparable to what was in the SLEAP Program: (b) SLEAP Program: Should to 17. (a) Does your state $5,000 apply for state grant and work-study aid in your state? YES reported on my State's 1999-2000 NO m state's tuition assistance pr ogr am y Performance Report minus any (b) If your state uses any application forms in addition to the FAFS A or Renewal FAFS A, or if your answer to 17(a) was non-need-based awards.
"No," provide a copy of eachInformation the state. Include each form's instructions, including any instructions S ection H: SLEAP Specific form used by concerning the paymen If State is also participating in SLEAP, please complete Section H.

(a) included in your LEAP Program:

S LEAP Base Year Special Rule (S ection 415E(f)) (c) Does your state use the Federal Need Analysis Methodology to determine financial need for your LEAP and SLEAP 23. Total state expenditures for need-based grants, scholarships, and workprograms? YES NO study assistance for the 1999-2000 Award Year: $ $8, 507, 500.0 0

(d) If your answer to 17(c) was "No," provide a detailed description of the methodology used by your state including all of SLEAP State Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) (Section 415E(d))
the descriptive materials produced by your state or other entity to explain your state's methodology. 24. Total state expenditures for S LEAP authorized activities for the following award years: a) Does your state use in its expenditures: b) definition of "independent student" in section (e)2001-2002 final award yearneed analysis methodology the2002-2003 projected award year expenditures: 480(d) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (P.L. 102-325)? NO YES $ $ $1,200,000.00 $1,500,000.00

(f) If your answer to 17(e) was "No," you must provide a detailed explanation as to why the S ecretary should approve a

Application To

25. If Itemof "independent student" that varies from that term as defined ingo to item 26. If itemHEA. is lessyou must and section 480(d) of the 24(b) Also, than definition 24(b) is equal to or higher than Item 24(a), check here SLEAP MOE: Does not contain LEAP item 24(a), show provide a detail the number of students who received assistance under the SLEAP authorized activities for the match or non-match dollars. Only following award yea SLEAP (LEAP Grant Awards (a) 2000-2001 final award year (b) 2001-2002 projected 18. Provide a description of the criteria (standards) used by your state to determine whether a student's financial need is Supplement, and or, LEAP Community S LEAP Activities (S ection criteria substantial. Clearly relate these415E(c)) (standards) to the need analysis methodology used by your state. Also, include Service Work-Study Awards 26. st any Please indicate each activity your state plans to fund using its SLEAP allotment for the 2003-2004 award year. On file, no changes Supplement, and or, Merit and Please check all that apply. (a) LEAP Grant Awards S upplement (b) LEAP Community Service Work-S tudy Awards S upplement (c) Merit and Academic Achievement, or Critical Careers S cholarships

Academic Achievement, or Critical Careers Scholarships) match dollars. 24.(b) MUST = or > than 24.(a)

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Participate Check Sheet

Pages 3 & 4

S ection I: Assurances and S ignature
The state age ncy de signate d i n S e ction A h e reby assures the U.S. Se cretary of Education that it will comply with all provisions of the laws and re gulati ons applicable to the Le ve raging Educational Assistance Partne rship (LEAP) and Spe cial Le ve raging Educ That it is the "single state age ncy" de signate d to administe r the LEAP and SLEAP programs as require d by se ction 415 of the Highe r Education Act of 1965, as ame nde d (HEA). That LEAP assistance to a ful l-time stude nt will n ot be more than $5,000 pe r acade mic ye ar. That the state will use n o m ore than 20 pe rcent of its allotme nt for e ach fiscal ye ar for payme nts to e l igible stude nts for community se rvice -le arning jobs as de fine d in 34 CFR 692.30(d). That no stude nt or pare nt shall be re quired by the state or any institution participating in the state 's LEAP or S LEAP programs to pay a fe e payable to an e ntity othe r than the state for the colle ction of any data ne e de d to make a de te rmination of a stude That LEAP and SLEAP recipie nts are se le cte d on the basis of substantial financial ne e d, de te rmine d annually according to crite ria e stablishe d by the state and approve d by the S e cretary.

That all public and n onprofit institutions of highe r e ducation in the state are e ligi ble to participate in the LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP (LEAP) AND SPECIAL state LEAP and SLEAP programs, unle ss such participation is prohibite d by the state 's constitution or by LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL 197 state l aw e nacte d be fore O ctobe r 1, ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP (SLEAP) PROGRAMS That the non-fe de ral portion of e xpe nditure s for LEAP grants and work-study jobs unde r this program will PERFORMANCE REPORT be from funds supplie d by the state from direct state appropriations as re quire d u nde r se ction 415C (b)(6), (b)(8), and (b)(10) of the HEA. That if a state 's allocation of LEAP and SLEAP funds is base d in part on the financial ne e d de monstrate d by READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM inde pe nde nt stude nts as de fine d in se ction 480(d) of the HEA or stude nts atte nding le ss-than-full-time , a State: re asonable proportion of the LEAP and S LEMy State
U.S . DEP ARTMENT OF EDUC ATION S TUDENT FINANC IAL AS S IS TANC E

2000-2001 Award Year Report period ending June 30, 2001

PART I:That to the eStudent Assistance Information General xte nt practicable , state LEAP and SLEAP program funds shall re pre se nt the same proportional

distribution of the funds awarde d to inde pe nde nt stude nts in the LEAP and S LEAP programs as to the funds awarde d to all stude nts in the state program That no payme nt will be made to a stude nt, e ithe r di rectly by the state or i ndire ctly through an institution of highe r e ducation unde r the LEAP and S LEAP programs, unle ss the stude nt me e ts the e li gibility re quire me nts of the program regulations (34 C FR 69 That the state will maintain fiscal control and fund accounting procedures that provide for such re ports as may be reasonably n e ce ssary to e nable the Se cre tary to pe rform the Se cretary's functions unde r the LEAP and SLEAP programs. That the state will provide for annual, inde pe nde nt, non-fe de ral audits of its LEAP and SLEAP programs ope rations as require d by se ction 7501(8)(A) of the S ingle Au dit Act of 1984 (31 USC ).

That the SLEAP Ins tructions for Part I funds will only be use d for the authoriz e d activitie s de scribe d u nde r se ction 415E(c) of the HEA. Include all state expenditures (appropriated and non-appropriated funds) in 2000-2001 for grants and w ork-study jobs (need-based and non-need-based aw ards,of de te rmining the and graduate) for the cost attending institutions of hig That for purpose s both undergraduate state 's share of students of authoriz e d S LEAP activitie s, the state will

If your state participates in the SLEAP Program, the state agency further assures the U.S. Secretary of Education of the following:

Total s tate (non-Federal) expenditures for grants and work-study jobs for e xcee d i ts(415C(b)(6)&(10) and 415E(e)&(f), conside r only those e xpe nditures from non-fe de ral sources that students total e xpe nditure s for n e e d-base d HEA) in the Julyscholarships, and work-study grants, 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001 reporting period: (a) Total state-appropriated funds spent for need-based awards: $

$8,500,000.00

That the total amount spe nt pe r stude nt O R the total amount of funds spe nt by the state , from non-fe de ral (b) Totalsources, for the authorizspent for need-based awards: ction 415E(c) of the HEA for the pre ceding award of all other state funds e d activitie s de scribe d unde r se $ $750,000.00 ye ar was not le ss than the amount spe nt pe r (c) Total state funds spent for non-need based awards: $ $1,000,000.00 That the fe de ral share of the total cost of the authoriz e d activitie s u nde r the SLEAP Program for any fiscal ye ar shall n ot be more than 33 1/3 pe rcent and the re maining share of the total cost of the state 's S LEAP (d) Total $10,250,000.00 $ Program are matching dol lars de rive d fro

The total of (a) + (b) + (c) must equal or be greater than (=>) (Your State's Federal allotment + your State's LEAP base year amount).

PART TATE AGENCY CERTIFIES THAT THE INFORMATION IN THIS APPLICATION IS TRUE AND THE S II: LEAP Information Ins tructions for Part II, Sections A - DINFORMATION REFLECTED IN THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNTING AND ACCURATE AND IS BAS ED UPON Reporting by Dependency Status: To the extent practicable, stateREQUES T, S UCH RECORDS WILL same proportionate PROGRAM RECORDS OF THIS AGENCY, AND UPON LEAP Program funds shall represent the BE MADE distribution of the funds awE AVAILABLE TO THE S arded to independent students in the LEAP Program as to the funds aw arded to all students in the state
Number of Dependent Recipients: This total is the number of dependent LEAP recipients of both the Federal allotment and all stateTyped Name/Title of Chief Executive appropriated funds used to match the Federal allotment under section 415C(b). Number of Independent Recipients: This total is the number of independent LEAP recipients of both the Federal allotment and all stateS ignature of to Chief Executive Officer of Applicant S tate Date appropriated funds usedthematch the Federal allotment under section 415C(b). Total Federal Funds: Include only the expenditures of your Federal LEAP allotment. When exact expenditures are available, you should use them. How ever, if your state accounts for Federal program expenditures at the program level, not the student level, Total State Funds: Include only the expenditures of all state-appropriated funds in your LEAP program. These funds are used to match or overmatch your Federal allotment. These funds are aw arded to students under the LEAP Program regulations and statute

Sign, date, and mail certification page along with drug-free certification page.

Me, CEO

Greg Gerrans

31-May-02

Performance Report

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ED Form 1 288-1

O.M.B No. 1845 -0044

EXPIRATION DATE: 01/31/2002

Check Sheet

Pages 1 & 2

Section A: LEAP Grant Expenditures by Type of Institution Dependent Student Recipients
Number of Dependent Recipients

Independent Student Recipients
Number of Independent Total Federal Funds Recipients

Allotment My State

LEAP $546,8 33

SLEAP $674,4 27

Type of Institution

Total Federal Funds

Total State Funds

Total State Funds

Public: Private Nonprofit:

2-year 4-year 2-year

768 1385 0 1021 587 0 3761

$ 60, 054. 00 $ 76, 655. 00 $0. 00 $ 70, 354. 00 $ 66, 354. 00 $0. 00 $ 273, 417. 00

$1, 090, 625. 00 $2, 001, 250. 00 $ 0. 00 $795, 625. 00 $100, 000. 00 $ 0. 00 $3, 987, 500. 00

1701 985 0 422 784 0 3892

$59, 354. 00 $77, 354. 00 $ 0. 00 $69, 354. 00 $67, 354. 00 $ 0. 00 $273, 416. 00

$990, 625. 00 $ 2, 001, 250. 00 $0. 00 $770, 625. 00 $100, 000. 00 $0. 00 $ 3, 862, 500. 00

Must = or > MOE = $6,9 00,0 00

4-year Other Nonprofit: (Public or Private) Proprietary: (For-Profit)
Totals

Section B: LEAP Community Service Work-Study Expenditures by Type of Institution Dependent Student Recipients Independent Student Recipients
Number of Dependent Recipients Number of Independent Total Federal Funds Recipients

Type of Institution

Total Federal Funds

Total State Funds

Total State Funds

4-year 2-year 4-year Other Nonprofit: (Public or Private) Proprietary: (For-Profit) Private Nonprofit:
Totals

Public:

2-year

Note: LEAP Expenditures are reported under the LEAP Sections. And SLEAP Expenditures are reported seperatly under the SLEAP Sections.

0

$0.00

$0.00

0

$0.00

$0.00 Grid Totals (Section A, B, C, and D) must equal across categories.

Section C: LEAP Expenditures By Income Level - All Student Recipients
LEAP expenditures (both Federal and state) for grants and community service work-study jobs by income level of recipients ("Income level of recipient" means family income of dependent or independent students, as used to compute the student's financial nee

Dependent Student Recipients
Number of Dependent Recipients

Independent Student Recipients
Number of Independent Total Federal Funds Recipients

Income Level of Recipient

Total Federal Funds

Total State Funds

Total State Funds

$ 0 to $ 19,999 $ 20,000 to $ 39,999 $ 40,000 and Over Totals

2253 926 582 3761

$ 171, 886. 00 $ 67, 687. 00 $ 33, 844. 00 $ 273, 417. 00

$1, 993, 750. 00 $1, 329, 167. 00 $ 664, 583. 00 $3, 987, 500. 00

2446 996 450 3892

$136, 708. 00 $91, 139. 00 $45, 569. 00 $273, 416. 00

$1, 487, 500. 00 $1, 358, 333. 00 $1, 016, 667. 00 $3, 862, 500. 00

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Check Sheet

Pages 3 & 4
Item 2 This total includes only the non-Federal funds that a state spent for the 2000-2001 aw ard year for any need-based-transition programs for students enrolled in secondary school; early intervention, mentoring, or career education programs for

Because this total is for the SLEAP MOE, be sure to include the non-Federal funds spent for those need-based activities that w ere not part of the SLEAP Program. Any funds reported here are also included in Item 1. This total w ill enable us to adjust the Item 3 You must indicate all the authorized activities you used for purposes of the SLEAP Program during the 2000-2001 aw ard year. A state may select one or more of these authorized activities to be part of the SLEAP Program.

Section A: SLEAP Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) and Authorized Activities
1. Total state expenditures for postsecondary activities that meet the definition of the SLEAP authorized activities for the 2000-2001 award year:

Note: For 2001-2002 and beyond: Does not contain LEAP match or nonmatch dollars. Only SLEAP (LEAP Grant Awards Supplement, and or, LEAP Community Service Work-Study Awards Supplement, and or, Merit and Academic Achievement, or Critical Careers Scholarships) match dollars.

$

$2,098,854.00

Instructions for Part III, Sections B - E:
Reporting by Dependency Status: To the extent practicable, state SLEAP Program funds shall represent the same proportionate distribution of the funds aw arded to independent students in the SLEAP Program as to the funds aw arded to all students in the stat Number of Dependent Recipients: This total is the number of dependent SLEAP recipients of both the Federal allotment and all state funds used to match the Federal allotment under section 415C(b). Number of Independent Recipients: This total is the number of independent SLEAP recipients of both the Federal allotment and all state funds used to match the Federal allotment under section 415C(b). Total Federal Funds: Include only the expenditures of your LEAP Federal allotment. When exact expenditures are available, you should use them. How ever, if your state accounts for Federal program expenditures at the program level, not the student level, Total State Funds: Include only the expenditures derived from non-federal sources in your SLEAP Program. These funds are used to match, on a 2-to-1 basis, or overmatch your Federal allotment. These funds are aw arded to students under the SLEAP Program

Allotment LEAP SLEAP My State $546,8 33 $674,427

Match 2-1: $1,348,854

Section B: SLEAP Grant Expenditures by Type of Institution Dependent Student Recipients
Number of Dependent Recipients

Independent Student Recipients
Number of Independent Recipients

Type of Institution

Total Federal Funds

Total State Funds

Total Federal Funds

Total State Funds

Public: Private Nonprofit:

2-year 4-year 2-year

4-year Other Nonprofit: (Public or Private) Proprietary: (For-Profit)
Totals

568 1185 0 821 527 0 3101

$75,545.00 $150,986.00 $0.00 $80,354.00 $66,344.00 $0.00 $373,229.00

$179,180.00 $286,614.00 $0.00 $183,308.00 $97,356.00 $0.00 $746,458.00

1501 985 0 422 884

$62,354.00 $89,654.00 $0.00 $79,354.00 $69,836.00

$147,826.00 $209,532.00 $0.00 $180,136.00 $64,902.00 $0.00 $602,396.00

Note: LEAP Expenditures are reported under the LEAP Sections. And SLEAP Expenditures are reported seperatly under the SLEAP Sections.

Grid Totals (Section B, C, D, and E) must equal across categories.

0 $0.00 3792 $301,198.00

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Check Sheet

Pages 5 & 6

Section C: SLEAP Community Service Work-Study Expenditures by Type of Institution Dependent Student Recipients Independent Student Recipients
Type of Institution Number of Dependent Recipients Total Federal Funds Total State Funds Number of Independent Recipients Total Federal Funds Total State Funds

Allotment LEAP SLEAP My State $546, 833 $674,4 27

2-year Public: 4-year Private 2-year Nonprofit: 4-year Other Nonprofit: (Public or Private) Proprietary: (For-Profit)
Totals

Match 2-1: $1,348,854

0

$0.00

$0.00

0

$0.00

$0.00

Section D: SLEAP Expenditures By Income Level - All Student Recipients
SLEAP expenditures (both Federal and state) for grants and community service work-study jobs by income level of recipients ("Income level of recipient" means family income of dependent or independent students, as used to compute the student's financial ne

Dependent Student Recipients
Income Level of Recipient Number of Dependent Recipients Total Federal Funds Total State Funds

Independent Student Recipients
Number of Independent Recipients Total Federal Funds Total State Funds

$ 0 to $ 19,999 $ 20,000 to $ 39,999 $ 40,000 and Over Totals

2163 846 92 3101

$199,409.00 $101,905.00 $71,915.00 $373,229.00

$373,229.00 $248,819.00 $124,410.00 $746,458.00

2097 1307 388 3792

$150,599.00 $95,299.00 $55,300.00 $301,198.00

$301,198.00 $200,799.00 $100,399.00 $602,396.00

Grid Totals (Section B, C, D, and E) must equal across categories.

Section E: SLEAP Recipient Information
1. Did your state award SLEAP funds to graduate students during the report period?

x

YES

NO

2. Check each student enrollment status box in which a student may be eligible to receive SLEAP Program funds.

x

Full Time

3/4 Time

1/2 Time

Less than 1/2 Time

3. The following grid is used to determine whether a state made a reasonable proportion of SLEAP funds available to less-than-full-time students if your state's allocation was based in part on the financial need demonstrated by lessthan-full-time studen

Dependent Student Recipients
Enrollment Status of Recipient Full-Time Number of Dependent Recipients Total Federal Funds Total State Funds

Independent Student Recipients
Number of Independent Recipients Total Federal Funds Total State Funds

3/4 Time 1/2 Time Less Than 1/2 Time Totals

0

$0.00

$0.00

0

$0.00

$0.00

SUBMISSION OF REPORT The signed original of this report should be mailed to: U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager 830 First Street, NE Suite 111H1 Washington, DC 20202 NOTE: Further monies or other benefits may be withheld unless this report is completed and filed as required by existing law (20 U.S.C. 1070c-2) PART IV: Certification by Authorized Official of Agency Print, sign, and date Sign, date, and mail certification page.

I CERTIFY that the information provided in this Performance Report is based upon information reflected in the official accounting and program records of this agency. Upon request, such records will be made available to the Secretary or his delegate for r

ME, CEO Name of authorized official

Gre Ge g rrans Signature O.M.B No. 1845 -0044 Date

31-Oct-01

EXPIRATION DATE:

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