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complete title of the information 2009 from the list of unfunded headings, footnotes, quotations,
collection when making your request. applicants from this program. references, and captions, as well as all
Comments regarding burden and/or Estimated Range of Awards: text in charts, tables, figures, and
the collection activity requirements $120,000–$365,000. graphs.
should be electronically mailed to Estimated Average Size of Awards: • Use a font that is either 12 point or Individuals who $315,700. larger, or no smaller than 10 pitch
use a telecommunications device for the Maximum Award: We will reject any (characters per inch).
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal application that proposes a budget • Use one of the following fonts:
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at exceeding $365,000 for a single budget Times New Roman, Courier, Courier
1–800–877–8339. period of 12 months. The Assistant New, or Arial. An application submitted
[FR Doc. E8–8662 Filed 4–21–08; 8:45 am] Secretary for Postsecondary Education in any other font (including Times
may change the maximum amount Roman or Arial Narrow) will not be
through a notice published in the accepted.
Federal Register. The page limit does not apply to the
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Estimated Number of Awards: 21. cover sheet; the budget section,
Note: The Department is not bound by any including the narrative budget
Office of Postsecondary Education; estimates in this notice. justification; the assurances and
Overview Information; Demonstration certifications; or the one-page abstract.
Project Period: Up to 36 months.
Projects To Ensure Students With We will reject your application if you
Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher III. Eligibility Information exceed the page limit.
Education Program (Demonstration 1. Eligible Applicants: IHEs. 3. Submission Dates and Times:
Program); Notice Inviting Applications 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This Applications Available: April 22,
for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) program does not require cost sharing or 2008.
2008 matching. Deadline for Transmittal of
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Applications: May 22, 2008.
IV. Application and Submission Applications for grants under this
(CFDA) Number: 84.333A.)
Information program must be submitted
DATES:Applications Available: April 22, 1. Address to Request Application electronically using the
2008. Package: You can obtain an application Apply site ( For information
Deadline for Transmittal of package via the Internet by downloading (including dates and times) about how
Applications: May 22, 2008. the package at: to submit your application
Deadline for Intergovernmental electronically; or, in paper format by
You also can obtain the application
Review: July 21, 2008. mail or hand delivery if you qualify for
package by writing or calling the
Full Text of Announcement following: Brenda Shade, Demonstration an exception to the electronic
Program, U.S. Department of Education, submission requirement, please refer to
I. Funding Opportunity Description
1990 K Street, NW., room 7090, Section IV. 6. Other Submission
Purpose of Program: The purpose of Washington, DC 20006–8513. Requirements in this notice.
the Demonstration Program is to award Telephone: (202) 502–7773. E-mail We do not consider an application
grants to institutions of higher address: that does not comply with the deadline
education (IHEs) to develop innovative If you use a telecommunications requirements.
demonstration projects that provide device for the deaf (TDD), call the Individuals with disabilities who
technical assistance or professional Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at need an accommodation or auxiliary aid
development that faculty and 1–800–877–8339. in connection with the application
administrators at IHEs need to Individuals with disabilities can process should contact the person listed
effectively teach students with obtain a copy of the application package under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
disabilities. IHEs funded under this in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, CONTACT in Section VII in this notice. If
program also will disseminate large print, audiotape, or computer the Department provides an
information widely about promising diskette) by contacting the program accommodation or auxiliary aid to an
practices and activities that yield contact person listed in this section. individual with a disability in
positive results in their projects and will 2. Content and Form of Application connection with the application
provide training to enable faculty and Submission: Requirements concerning process, the individual’s application
administrators in other IHEs to meet the the content of an application, together remains subject to all other
educational needs of students with with the forms you must submit, are in requirements and limitations in this
disabilities. the application package for this notice.
Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1140–1140d. program. Deadline for Intergovernmental
Applicable Regulations: The Page Limit: The application narrative Review: July 21, 2008.
Education Department General is where you, the applicant, address the 4. Intergovernmental Review: This
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in selection criteria that reviewers use to program is subject to Executive Order
34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 84, 85, evaluate your application. You must 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR
86, 97, 98, and 99. limit the application narrative to the part 79. Information about
equivalent of no more than 40 pages, Intergovernmental Review of Federal
II. Award Information using the following standards: Programs under Executive Order 12372
Type of Award: Discretionary grants. • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side is in the application package for this
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Estimated Available Funds: only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom, program.
$6,629,764. and both sides. 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference
Contingent upon the availability of • Double space (no more than three regulations outlining funding
funds and the quality of applications, lines per vertical inch) all text in the restrictions in the Applicable
we may make additional awards in FY application narrative, including titles, Regulations section in this notice.

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6. Other Submission Requirements: application because it was date and time Construction Programs (ED 524), and all
Applications for grants under this stamped by the system after necessary assurances and certifications.
program must be submitted 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the Please note that two of these forms—the
electronically unless you qualify for an application deadline date. SF 424 and the Department of Education
exception to this requirement in • The amount of time it can take to Supplemental Information for SF 424—
accordance with the instructions in this upload an application will vary have replaced the ED 424 (Application
section. depending on a variety of factors, for Federal Education Assistance).
a. Electronic Submission of including the size of the application and • You must attach any narrative
Applications. the speed of your Internet connection. sections of your application as files in
Applications for grants under the Therefore, we strongly recommend that a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), or
Demonstration Program, CFDA Number you do not wait until the application .PDF (Portable Document) format. If you
84.333A, must be submitted deadline date to begin the submission upload a file type other than the three
electronically using the process through file types specified in this paragraph or
Governmentwide Apply site • You should review and follow the submit a password-protected file, we
at Through this Education Submission Procedures for will not review that material.
site, you will be able to download a submitting an application through • Your electronic application must
copy of the application package, that are included in the comply with any page-limit
complete it offline, and then upload and application package for this program to requirements described in this notice.
submit your application. You may not e- ensure that you submit your application • After you electronically submit
mail an electronic copy of a grant in a timely manner to the your application, you will receive from
application to us. system. You can also find the Education an automatic notification of
We will reject your application if you Submission Procedures pertaining to receipt that contains a
submit it in paper format unless, as at tracking number. (This notification
described elsewhere in this section, you help/ indicates receipt by only, not
qualify for one of the exceptions to the GrantsgovSubmissionProcedures.pdf. receipt by the Department.) The
electronic submission requirement and • To submit your application via Department then will retrieve your
submit, no later than two weeks before, you must complete all steps application from and send a
the application deadline date, a written in the registration process second notification to you by e-mail.
statement to the Department that you (see This second notification indicates that
qualify for one of these exceptions. get_registered.jsp). These steps include the Department has received your
Further information regarding (1) Registering your organization, a application and has assigned your
calculation of the date that is two weeks multi-part process that includes application a PR/Award Number (an
before the application deadline date is registration with the Central Contractor ED-specified identifying number unique
provided later in this section under Registry (CCR); (2) registering yourself to your application).
Exception to Electronic Submission as an Authorized Organization • We may request that you provide us
Requirement. Representative (AOR); and (3) getting original signatures on forms at a later
You may access the electronic grant authorized as an AOR by your date.
application for the Demonstration organization. Details on these steps are Application Deadline Date Extension
Program at You outlined in the 3-Step in Case of Technical Issues with the
must search for the downloadable Registration Guide (see http:// System: If you are
application package for this program by experiencing problems submitting your
the CFDA Number. Do not include the Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf). application through, please
CFDA Number’s alpha suffix in your You also must provide on your contact the Support Desk,
search (e.g., search for 84.333, not application the same D–U–N–S Number toll free, at 1–800–518–4726. You must
84.333A). used with this registration. Please note obtain a Support Desk Case
Please note the following: that the registration process may take Number and must keep a record of it.
• When you enter the site, five or more business days to complete, If you are prevented from
you will find information about and you must have completed all electronically submitting your
submitting an application electronically registration steps to allow you to submit application on the application deadline
through the site, as well as the hours of successfully an application via date because of technical problems with
operation. In addition, you will need to the system, we will grant you
• Applications received by update your CCR registration on an an extension until 4:30 p.m.,
are date and time stamped. Your annual basis. This may take three or Washington, DC time, the following
application must be fully uploaded and more business days to complete. business day to enable you to transmit
submitted and must be date and time • You will not receive additional your application electronically or by
stamped by the system no point value because you submit your hand delivery. You also may mail your
later than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC application in electronic format, nor application by following the mailing
time, on the application deadline date. will we penalize you if you qualify for instructions described elsewhere in this
Except as otherwise noted in this an exception to the electronic notice.
section, we will not accept your submission requirement, as described If you submit an application after 4:30
application if it is received—that is, date elsewhere in this section, and submit p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
and time stamped by the your application in paper format. application deadline date, please
system—after 4:30 p.m., Washington, • You must submit all documents contact the person listed under FOR
DC time, on the application deadline electronically, including all information FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in
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date. We do not consider an application you typically provide on the following Section VII in this notice and provide an
that does not comply with the deadline forms: Application for Federal explanation of the technical problem
requirements. When we retrieve your Assistance (SF 424), the Department of you experienced with, along
application from, we will Education Supplemental Information for with the Support Desk Case
notify you if we are rejecting your SF 424, Budget Information—Non- Number. We will accept your

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application if we can confirm that a Department at the applicable following the CFDA Number, including suffix
technical problem occurred with the address: letter, if any, of the competition under system and that that problem By mail through the U.S. Postal Service: which you are submitting your
affected your ability to submit your U.S. Department of Education, application; and
application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, Application Control Center, (2) The Application Control Center
DC time, on the application deadline Attention: (CFDA Number 84.333A), will mail to you a notification of receipt
date. The Department will contact you 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., of your grant application. If you do not
after a determination is made on Washington, DC 20202–4260; or receive this notification within 15
whether your application will be By mail through a commercial carrier: business days from the application
accepted. U.S. Department of Education, deadline date, you should call the U.S.
Note: The extensions to which we refer in Application Control Center, Stop Department of Education Application
this section apply only to the unavailability 4260, Attention: (CFDA Number Control Center at (202) 245–6288.
of, or technical problems with, the 84.333A), 7100 Old Landover Road, V. Application Review Information
system. We will not grant you an extension Landover, MD 20785–1506.
if you failed to fully register to submit your Selection Criteria: The selection
Regardless of which address you use,
application to before the criteria for this program are from 34 CFR
you must show proof of mailing
application deadline date and time; or, if the 75.210 and are listed in the application
technical problem you experienced is consisting of one of the following:
unrelated to the system. (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service
postmark. VI. Award Administration Information
Exception to Electronic Submission (2) A legible mail receipt with the
Requirement: You qualify for an 1. Award Notices: If your application
date of mailing stamped by the U.S. is successful, we notify your U.S.
exception to the electronic submission Postal Service.
requirement, and may submit your Representative and U.S. Senators and
(3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or send you a Grant Award Notification
application in paper format, if you are receipt from a commercial carrier.
unable to submit an application through (GAN). We may notify you informally,
(4) Any other proof of mailing
the system because— also.
acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S. If your application is not evaluated or
• You do not have access to the Department of Education.
Internet; or not selected for funding, we notify you.
If you mail your application through 2. Administrative and National Policy
• You do not have the capacity to the U.S. Postal Service, we do not
upload large documents to the Requirements: We identify
accept either of the following as proof administrative and national policy system; and of mailing:
• No later than two weeks before the requirements in the application package
(1) A private metered postmark. and reference these and other
application deadline date (14 calendar (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by
days or, if the fourteenth calendar day requirements in the Applicable
the U.S. Postal Service.
before the application deadline date Regulations section in this notice.
If your application is postmarked after We reference the regulations outlining
falls on a Federal holiday, the next the application deadline date, we will
business day following the Federal the terms and conditions of an award in
not consider your application. the Applicable Regulations section in
holiday), you mail or fax a written
statement to the Department, explaining Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not this notice and include these and other
uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before specific conditions in the GAN. The
which of the two grounds for an
relying on this method, you should check GAN also incorporates your approved
exception prevent you from using the with your local post office.
Internet to submit your application. application as part of your binding
If you mail your written statement to c. Submission of Paper Applications commitments under the grant.
the Department, it must be postmarked by Hand Delivery. 3. Reporting: At the end of your
no later than two weeks before the If you qualify for an exception to the project period, you must submit a final
application deadline date. If you fax electronic submission requirement, you performance report, including financial
your written statement to the (or a courier service) may deliver your information, as directed by the
Department, we must receive the faxed paper application to the Department by Secretary. If you receive a multi-year
statement no later than two weeks hand. You must deliver the original and award, you must submit an annual
before the application deadline date. two copies of your application by hand, performance report that provides the
Address and mail or fax your on or before the application deadline most current performance and financial
statement to: Brenda Shade, U.S. date, to the Department at the following expenditure information as directed by
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, address: U.S. Department of Education, the Secretary under 34 CFR 75.118. The
NW., Room 7090, Washington, DC Application Control Center, Attention: Secretary may also require more
20006–8526. FAX: (202) 502–7699. (CFDA Number 84.333A), 550 12th frequent performance reports under 34
Your paper application must be Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center CFR 75.720(c). For specific
submitted in accordance with the mail Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. The requirements on reporting, please go to
or hand delivery instructions described Application Control Center accepts
in this notice. hand deliveries daily between 8 a.m. appforms/appforms.html.
b. Submission of Paper Applications and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, 4. Performance Measures: The
by Mail. except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal objective of the Demonstration Program
If you qualify for an exception to the holidays. is to improve the quality of higher
electronic submission requirement, you Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of education for students with disabilities.
may mail (through the U.S. Postal Paper Applications: If you mail or hand In order to assess the performance of the
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Service or a commercial carrier) your deliver your application to the program in achieving this objective the
application to the Department. You Department— Department has developed the following
must mail the original and two copies (1) You must indicate on the envelope two performance measures:
of your application, on or before the and—if not provided by the a. The percentage of faculty trained
application deadline date, to the Department—in Item 11 of the SF 424, through project activities who

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incorporate elements of their training Dated: April 16, 2008. Invitational Priorities: For FY 2008,
into their classroom teaching. Diane Auer Jones, three priorities are invitational
b. The difference between the rate at Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we
which students with documented Education. do not give an application that meets
disabilities complete courses by faculty [FR Doc. E8–8699 Filed 4–21–08; 8:45 am] these invitational priorities a
trained through project activities, and BILLING CODE 4000–01–P competitive or absolute preference over
the rate at which other students other applications.
complete the same courses. These priorities are:
If funded, awardees will be asked to DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Invitational Priority 1. Applications
collect and report data in their project’s that focus on the development of bridge
annual performance report (EDGAR, 34 Office of Postsecondary Education; or articulation programs that target pre-
CFR 75.590) on these two performance Overview Information: Minority freshmen entering into science,
measures. Science and Engineering Improvement technology, engineering, or mathematics
Consequently, applicants are advised Program (MSEIP); Notice Inviting (STEM) fields.
to include these outcomes in Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Invitational Priority 2. Applications
conceptualizing the design, Year (FY) 2008 that focus directly on student learning
implementation, and evaluation of their and encourage and facilitate
proposed projects. Their measurement Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance implementation of pedagogical
(CFDA) Number: 84.120A.
should be a part of the project approaches that have been proven
evaluation plan, along with measures of Dates: effective in increasing student retention
your progress on the goals and Applications Available: April 22, and achievement in STEM fields.
objectives specific to your project. All 2008. Invitational Priority 3. Applications
grantees are expected to submit an Deadline for Transmittal of that focus on mentoring programs
annual performance report documenting Applications: May 22, 2008. designed to increase the number of
their success in addressing these Full Text of Announcement underrepresented students who
performance measures. graduate with STEM undergraduate
I. Funding Opportunity Description degrees.
VII. Agency Contact Purpose of Program: The MSEIP is Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1067–1067k.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: designed to effect long-range
improvement in science and Applicable Regulations: (a) The
Brenda Shade, Demonstration Program, Education Department General
U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K engineering education at predominantly
minority institutions and to increase the Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in
Street, NW., room 7090, Washington, 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 84, 85,
DC 20006–8526. Telephone: (202) 502– flow of underrepresented ethnic
minorities, particularly minority 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The regulations
7773. for this program in 34 CFR part 637.
If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll women, into scientific and
free, at 1–800–877–8339. technological careers. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86
Priorities: In accordance with 34 CFR apply to institutions of higher education
VIII. Other Information 75.105(b)(2)(iv), these priorities are from only.
Alternative Format: Individuals with allowable activities specified in section
disabilities can obtain this document 352 of the Higher Education Act of II. Award Information
and a copy of the application package in 1965, as amended (HEA) (20 U.S.C. Type of Award: Discretionary grant.
an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large 1067b(b)). Estimated Available Funds:
print, audiotape, or computer diskette) Competitive Preference Priorities: For $2,932,725.
on request to the program contact FY 2008, three priorities are competitive Estimated Range of Awards:
person listed under FOR FURTHER preference priorities based on 34 CFR Institutional Project Grant: $25,000–
INFORMATION CONTACT in Section VII in 637.31(c). Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) $200,000. Special Project Grant:
this notice. we award an additional five (5) points $25,000–$100,000. Cooperative Project
Electronic Access to This Document: to an application that meets Competitive Grant: $100,000–$300,000.
You can view this document, as well as Preference Priority 1. Under 34 CFR Estimated Average Size of Awards:
all other documents of this Department 75.105(c)(2)(ii) we give preference to an Institutional Project Grant: $120,000.
published in the Federal Register, in application that meets Competitive Special Project Grant: $50,000.
text or Adobe Portable Document Preference Priority 2 and Competitive Cooperative Project Grant: $200,000.
Format (PDF) on the Internet at the Preference Priority 3 over an application Maximum Awards: Institutional
following site: of comparable merit that does not meet Project Grant: $200,000. Special Project
fedregister. these priorities. Grant: $100,000. Cooperative Project
To use PDF you must have Adobe These priorities are: Grant: $300,000. For each type of grant,
Acrobat Reader, which is available free Competitive Preference Priority 1. we will not fund any application at an
at this site. If you have questions about Applications from institutions that have amount exceeding the specified
using PDF, call the U.S. Government not received an MSEIP grant within five maximum amount for a single budget
Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– years prior to this competition. period of 12 months. We may choose
888–293–6498; or in the Washington, Competitive Preference Priority 2. not to further consider or review
DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Applications from previous grantees applications with budgets that exceed
with a proven record of success. the maximum amounts; if we conclude,
Note: The official version of this document Competitive Preference Priority 3. during our initial review of the
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is the document published in the Federal

Register. Free Internet access to the official
Applications that contribute to application, that the proposed goals and
edition of the Federal Register and the Code achieving balance among funded objectives cannot be obtained with the
of Federal Regulations is available on GPO projects with respect to—(a) geographic specified maximum amount. The
Access at: region; (b) academic discipline; and (c) Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary
index.html. project type. Education may change the maximum

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