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addition, applicants should budget for Individuals with disabilities may Deadline for Transmittal of
one Project Directors meeting to be held obtain this document in an alternative Applications: April 28, 2005.
in Washington, DC in each subsequent format (e.g., Braille, large print, Deadline for Intergovernmental
year of the grant. The cost of attending audiotape, or computer diskette) on Review: June 27, 2005.
these meetings may be paid from RTL request to the program contact persons Eligible Applicants: States and public
program grant funds or other resources. listed in this section. or nonprofit agencies and organizations,
4. Reporting: At the end of your VIII. Other Information including Indian tribes and institutions
project period, you must submit a final of higher education.
performance report, including financial Electronic Access to This Document: Estimated Available Funds:
information, as directed by the You may view this document, as well as $1,600,000.
Secretary. If you receive a multi-year all other documents of this Department Estimated Range of Awards: $75,000–
award, you must submit an annual published in the Federal Register, in $100,000.
performance report that meets the text or Adobe Portable Document Estimated Average Size of Awards:
reporting requirements in section Format (PDF) on the Internet at the $87,500.
2431(c)(1) of the ESEA, as amended by following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ Estimated Number of Awards: 16.
NCLB, and provides the most current fedregister.
To use PDF you must have Adobe Note: The Department is not bound by any
performance and financial expenditure estimates in this notice.
information as specified by the Acrobat Reader, which is available free
Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. For specific at this site. If you have questions about Project Period: Up to 60 months.
requirements on grantee reporting, using PDF, call the U.S. Government
Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– Full Text of Announcement
please go to http://www.ed.gov/fund/
grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html. 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, I. Funding Opportunity Description
5. Performance Measures: The DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Purpose of Program: The
Department is currently developing Note: The official version of this document Rehabilitation Long-Term Training
measures that will be designed to yield is the document published in the Federal program provides financial assistance
information on the effectiveness of grant Register. Free Internet access to the official for—
supported activities (e.g., the extent to edition of the Federal Register and the Code (1) Projects that provide basic or
of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
which children ages 3 to 6 years old advanced training leading to an
Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
who view scientifically based RTL index.html. academic degree in areas of personnel
shows demonstrate expressive shortages in rehabilitation as identified
vocabulary and emergent literacy skills Dated: March 9, 2005. by the Assistant Secretary;
at or above national norms). If funded, Michael J. Petrilli, (2) Projects that provide a specified
applicants will be expected to Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for series of courses or program of study
participate in collecting and reporting Innovation and Improvement. leading to award of a certificate in areas
data for these measures. We will notify [FR Doc. 05–4978 Filed 3–11–05; 8:45 am] of personnel shortages in rehabilitation
grantees of the performance measures BILLING CODE 4000–01–P as identified by the Assistant Secretary;
once they are developed. and
(3) Projects that provide support for
VII. Agency Contacts
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION medical residents enrolled in residency
For Further Information Contact: training programs in the specialty of
Joseph Caliguro or Norma Fleischman, Office of Special Education and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Rehabilitative Services Overview Priorities: In accordance with 34 CFR
Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, Information, Rehabilitation Training: 75.105(b)(2)(ii), these priorities are from
DC 20202–5900. Telephone: (202) 205– Rehabilitation Long-Term Training; the regulations for this program (34 CFR
5449 (Joe Caliguro) or (202) 205–5482 Notice Inviting Applications for New 386.1).
(Norma Fleischman), or by e-mail: Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Absolute Priorities: For FY 2005 these
Joseph.Caliguro@ed.gov or priorities are absolute priorities. Under
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Norma.Fleischman@ed.gov. (CFDA) Number: 84.129C, E, F, H, J, P, Q, 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only
If you use a telecommunications and R. applications that propose to provide
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call Dates: training in the priority areas of
the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– Applications Available: March 14, personnel shortages listed in the
800–877–8339. 2005. following chart.

CFDA No. Priority area (maximum number of awards in parentheses)

84.129C ............................... Rehabilitation Administration (2).


84.129E ............................... Rehabilitation Technology (2).
84.129F ............................... Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (3).
84.129H ............................... Rehabilitation of Individuals Who Are Mentally Ill (4).
84.129J ............................... Rehabilitation Psychology (3).
84.129P ............................... Specialized Personnel for Rehabilitation of Individuals Who Are Blind or Have Vision Impairment (3).
84.129Q .............................. Rehabilitation of Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (4).
84.129R ............................... Job Development and Job Placement Services to Individuals With Disabilities (3).

Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 772. Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in for this program in 34 CFR parts 385
Applicable Regulations: (a) The 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, and 386.
Education Department General 84, 85, 86, and 99. (b) The regulations

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Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 Avenue, SW., room 5075, Potomac 4. Intergovernmental Review: This
apply to all applicants except federally Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202– program is subject to Executive Order
recognized Indian tribes. 2550. Telephone: (202) 245–7363. If you 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR
use a telecommunications device for the part 79. Information about
Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Intergovernmental Review of Federal
apply to institutions of higher education
Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Programs under Executive Order 12372
only.
2. Content and Form of Application is in the application package for this
II. Award Information Submission: Requirements concerning competition.
the content of an application, together 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference
Type of Award: Discretionary grants. with the forms you must submit, are in regulations outlining funding
Estimated Available Funds: the application package for this restrictions in the Applicable
$1,600,000. competition. Regulations section of this notice.
Estimated Range of Awards: $75,000– Page Limit: The application narrative 6. Other Submission Requirements:
$100,000. (Part III of the application) is where you, Applications for grants under this
Estimated Average Size of Awards: the applicant, address the selection competition must be submitted
$87,500. criteria that reviewers use to evaluate electronically, unless you qualify for an
Estimated Number of Awards: 16. your application. You must limit Part III exception to this requirement in
Note: The Department is not bound by any to the equivalent of no more than 35 accordance with the instructions in this
estimates in this notice. pages, using the following standards: section.
Project Period: Up to 60 months. • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side We will reject your application if you
only, with 1’’ margins at the top, submit it in paper format unless, as
III. Eligibility Information bottom, and both sides. described elsewhere in this section, you
1. Eligible Applicants: States and • Double space (no more than three qualify for one of the exceptions to the
public or nonprofit agencies and lines per vertical inch) all text in the electronic submission requirement and
organizations, including Indian tribes application narrative, including titles, submit, no later than two weeks before
and institutions of higher education. headings, footnotes, quotations, the application deadline date, a written
2. Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost references, and captions, as well as all statement to the Department that you
sharing of at least 10 percent of the total text in charts, tables, figures, and qualify for one of these exceptions.
cost of the project is required of grantees graphs. Further information regarding
under the Rehabilitation Training • Use a font that is either 12 point or calculation of the date that is two weeks
program (34 CFR 386.30). larger or no smaller than 10 pitch before the application deadline date is
Note: Under 34 CFR 75.562(c), an indirect
(characters per inch). provided later in this section under
cost reimbursement on a training grant is The page limit does not apply to Part Exception to Electronic Submission
limited to the recipient’s actual indirect I, the cover sheet; Part II, the budget Requirement.
costs, as determined by its negotiated section, including the narrative budget a. Electronic Submission of
indirect cost rate agreement, or eight percent justification; Part IV, the assurances and Applications.
of a modified total direct cost base, certifications; or the one-page abstract, Applications for grants under the
whichever amount is less. Indirect costs in the resumes, the bibliography, or the Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation
excess of the eight percent limit may not be letters of support. However, you must Long-Term Training program—CFDA
charged directly, used to satisfy matching or include all of the application narrative Number 84.129C, E, F, H, J, P, Q, and
cost-sharing requirements, or charged to R must be submitted electronically
in Part III.
another Federal award.
We will reject your application if— using e-Application available through
• You apply these standards and the Department’s e-Grants system,
IV. Application and Submission
exceed the page limit; or accessible through the e-Grants portal
Information
• You apply other standards and page at: http://e-grants.ed.gov.
1. Address to Request Application exceed the equivalent of the page limit. While completing your electronic
Package: Education Publications Center 3. Submission Dates and Times: application, you will be entering data
(ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD Applications Available: March 14, 2005. online that will be saved into a
20794–1398. Telephone (toll free): 1– Deadline for Transmittal of database. You may not e-mail an
877–433–7827. FAX: (301) 470–1244. If Applications: April 28, 2005. electronic copy of a grant application to
you use a telecommunications device Applications for grants under this us.
for the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll competition must be submitted Please note the following:
free): 1–877–576–7734. electronically using the Electronic Grant • You must complete the electronic
You may also contact ED Pubs at its Application System (e-Application) submission of your grant application by
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ available through the Department’s e- 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
edpubs.html or you may contact ED Grants system. For information application deadline date. The e-
Pubs at its e-mail address: (including dates and times) about how Application system will not accept an
edpubs@inet.ed.gov. to submit your application application for this competition after
If you request an application from ED electronically, or by mail or hand 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
Pubs, be sure to identify this delivery if you qualify for an exception application deadline date. Therefore, we
competition as follows: CFDA number to the electronic submission strongly recommend that you do not
84.129C, E, F, H, J, P, Q, and R. requirement, please refer to section IV.6. wait until the application deadline date
Individuals with disabilities may Other Submission Requirements in this to begin the application process.
obtain a copy of the application package notice. • The regular hours of operation of
in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, We do not consider an application the e-Grants Web site are 6 a.m. Monday
large print, audiotape, or computer that does not comply with the deadline until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m.
diskette) by contacting the Grants and requirements. Thursday until midnight Saturday,
Contracts Services Team, U.S. Deadline for Intergovernmental Washington, DC time. Please note that
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Review: June 27, 2005. the system is unavailable on Sundays,

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and between 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and (2) (a) The e-Application system is b. Submission of Paper Applications
6 a.m. on Thursdays, Washington, DC unavailable for 60 minutes or more by Mail.
time, for maintenance. Any between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 If you qualify for any exception to the
modifications to these hours are posted p.m., Washington, DC time, on the electronic submission requirement, you
on the e-Grants Web site. application deadline date; or may mail (through the U.S. Postal
• You will not receive additional (b) The e-Application system is Service or a commercial carrier) your
point value because you submit your unavailable for any period of time application to the Department. You
application in electronic format, nor between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., must mail the original and two copies
will we penalize you if you qualify for Washington, DC time, on the of your application, on or before the
an exception to the electronic application deadline date. application deadline date, to the
submission requirement, as described We must acknowledge and confirm Department at the applicable following
elsewhere in this section, and submit these periods of unavailability before address:
your application in paper format. granting you an extension. To request By mail through the U.S. Postal Service:
• You must submit all documents this extension or to confirm our U.S. Department of Education,
electronically, including the acknowledgement of any system Application Control Center,
Application for Federal Education unavailability, you may contact either Attention: (CFDA Number 84.129C, E,
Assistance (ED 424) Budget (1) the person listed elsewhere in this F, H, J, P, Q, and R), 400 Maryland
Information—Non-Construction notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202–
Programs (ED 524) and all necessary CONTACT (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2)
4260
assurances and certifications. the e-Grants help desk at 1–888–336– or
• Any narrative sections of your 8930. If the system is down and By mail through a commercial carrier:
application should be attached as files therefore the application deadline is U.S. Department of Education,
in a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), extended, an e-mail will be sent to all Application Control Center—Stop
or .PDF (Portable Document) format. registered users who have initiated an e- 4260, Attention: (CFDA Number
• Your electronic application must Application. Extensions referred to in 84.129C, E, F, H, J, P, Q, and R), 7100
comply with any page limit this section apply only to the Old Landover Road, Landover, MD
requirements described in this notice. unavailability of the Department’s e- 20785–1506.
• Prior to submitting your electronic Application system.
Exception to Electronic Submission Regardless of which address you use,
application, you may wish to print a
Requirement: You qualify for an you must show proof of mailing
copy of it for your records.
• After you electronically submit exception to the electronic submission consisting of one of the following:
requirement, and may submit your (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service
your application, you will receive an
application in paper format, if you are postmark,
automatic acknowledgement that will
(2) A legible mail receipt with the
include a PR/Award number (an unable to submit an application through
date of mailing stamped by the U.S.
identifying number unique to your the e-Application system because—
• You do not have access to the Postal Service,
application). (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or
• Within three working days after Internet; or
• You do not have the capacity to receipt from a commercial carrier, or
submitting your electronic application,
upload large documents to the (4) Any other proof of mailing
fax a signed copy of the ED 424 to the
Department’s e-Application system; and acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S.
Application Control Center after
• No later than two weeks before the Department of Education.
following these steps: If you mail your application through
(1) Print ED 424 from e-Application. application deadline date (14 calendar
days or, if the fourteenth calendar day the U.S. Postal Service, we do not
(2) The applicant’s Authorizing
before the application deadline date accept either of the following as proof
Representative must sign this form.
(3) Place the PR/Award number in the falls on a Federal holiday, the next of mailing:
upper right hand corner of the hard- business day following the Federal (1) A private metered postmark, or
holiday), you mail or fax a written (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by
copy signature page of the ED 424.
(4) Fax the signed ED 424 to the statement to the Department, explaining the U.S. Postal Service.
If your application is postmarked after
Application Control Center at (202) which of the two grounds for an
the application deadline date, we will
245–6272. exception prevent you from using the
• We may request that you provide us not consider your application.
Internet to submit your application. If
original signatures on other forms at a you mail your written statement to the Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not
later date. Department, it must be postmarked no uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before
Application Deadline Date Extension later than two weeks before the relying on this method, you should check
in Case of e-Application System with your local post office.
application deadline date. If you fax
Unavailability: If you are prevented your written statement to the c. Submission of Paper Applications
from electronically submitting your Department, we must receive the faxed by Hand Delivery.
application on the application deadline statement no later than two weeks If you qualify for an exception to the
date because the e-Application system is before the application deadline date. electronic submission requirement, you
unavailable, we will grant you an Address and mail or fax your (or a courier service) may deliver your
extension of one business day in order statement to: Marilyn P. Fountain, U.S. paper application to the Department by
to transmit your application Department of Education, 400 Maryland hand. You must deliver the original and
electronically, by mail, or by hand Avenue, SW., room 5028, Potomac two copies of your application, by hand,
delivery. We will grant this extension Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202– on or before the application deadline
if— 2800. FAX: (202) 245–7591. date, to the Department at the following
(1) You are a registered user of e- Your paper application must be address: U.S. Department of Education,
Application and you have initiated an submitted in accordance with the mail Application Control Center, Attention:
electronic application for this or hand delivery instructions described (CFDA Number 84.129C, E, F, H, J, P, Q,
competition; and in this notice. and R), 550 12th Street, SW., Room

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7041, Potomac Center Plaza, GAN also incorporates your approved room 5028, Potomac Center Plaza,
Washington, DC 20202–4260. application as part of your binding Washington, DC 20202–2800.
The Application Control Center accepts commitments under the grant. Telephone: (202) 245–7346 or by e-mail:
hand deliveries daily between 8 a.m. 3. Reporting: At the end of your Marilyn.Fountain@ed.gov.
and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, project, you must submit a final If you use a telecommunications
except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal performance report, including financial device for the deaf (TDD), you may call
holidays. Note for Mail or Hand Delivery information, as directed by the the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–
of Paper Applications: If you mail or Secretary. If you receive a multi-year 800–877–8339.
hand deliver your application to the award, you must submit an annual Individuals with disabilities may
Department: performance report that provides the obtain this document in an alternative
(1) You must indicate on the envelope most current performance and financial format (e.g., Braille, large print,
and—if not provided by the expenditure information as specified by audiotape, or computer diskette) on
Department—in Item 4 of the ED 424 the the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. request to the program contact person
CFDA number—and suffix letter, if 4. Performance Measures: The listed in this section.
any—of the competition under which Government Performance and Results
Act (GPRA) of 1993 directs Federal VIII. Other Information
you are submitting your application.
(2) The Application Control Center departments and agencies to improve Electronic Access to This Document:
will mail a grant application receipt the effectiveness of their programs by You may view this document, as well as
acknowledgment to you. If you do not engaging in strategic planning, setting all other documents of this Department
receive the grant application receipt outcome-related goals for programs, and published in the Federal Register, in
acknowledgment within 15 business measuring program results against those text or Adobe Portable Document
days from the application deadline date, goals. The Rehabilitation Long-Term Format (PDF) on the Internet at the
you should call the U.S. Department of Training program is designed to provide following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/
Education Application Control Center at academic training in areas of personnel fedregister.
(202) 245–6288. shortages. To use PDF you must have Adobe
The goal of the Rehabilitation Acrobat Reader, which is available free
V. Application Review Information Services Administration’s (RSA) at this site. If you have questions about
1. Selection Criteria: The selection Rehabilitation Long-Term Training using PDF, call the U.S. Government
criteria for this competition are from 34 program is to increase the number of Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1–
CFR 75.210 and 34 CFR 386.20 and are qualified vocational rehabilitation 888–293–6498; or in the Washington,
listed in the application package. personnel working in State vocational DC, area at (202) 512–1530.
2. Review and Selection Process: rehabilitation agencies or related Note: The official version of this document
Additional factors we consider in agencies. Seventy-five percent of all is the document published in the Federal
selecting an application for an award are grant funds must be used for direct Register. Free Internet access to the official
the geographical distribution of projects payment of student scholarships. Each edition of the Federal Register and the Code
in each Rehabilitation Training program grantee is required to track students of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
category throughout the country (see 34 receiving scholarships and must Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
maintain information on the cumulative index.html.
CFR 385.33(a)); and, the past
performance of the applicant in carrying support granted to RSA scholars,
Dated: March 3, 2005.
out similar training activities under scholar-debt in years, program
John H. Hager,
previously awarded grants, as indicated completion data for each scholar, dates
each scholar’s work begins and is Assistant Secretary for Special Education and
by factors such as compliance with Rehabilitative Services.
grant conditions, soundness of completed to meet his or her payback
agreement, current home address, and [FR Doc. 05–4942 Filed 3–11–05; 8:45 am]
programmatic and financial
management practices, and attainment the place of employment of individual BILLING CODE 4000–01–P

of established project objectives (see 34 scholars.


CFR 385.33(b)). Grantees are required to report
annually to RSA on these data using the DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
VI. Award Administration Information RSA Grantee Reporting Form, OMB#
1820–0617, an electronic reporting Arbitration Panel Decision Under the
1. Award Notices: If your application Randolph-Sheppard Act
is successful, we notify your U.S. system. The RSA Grantee Reporting
Representative and U.S. Senators and Form collects specific data regarding the AGENCY: Department of Education.
send you a Grant Award Notification number of RSA scholars entering the ACTION: Notice of arbitration panel
(GAN). We may also notify you rehabilitation workforce, in what decision under the Randolph-Sheppard
informally. rehabilitation field, and in what type of Act.
If your application is not evaluated or employment (e.g. State agency,
not selected for funding, we notify you. nonprofit service provider, or practice SUMMARY: The Department gives notice
2. Administrative and National Policy group). This form allows RSA to that on October 10, 2003, an arbitration
Requirements: We identify measure results against the goal of panel rendered a decision in the matter
administrative and national policy increasing the number of qualified of Faye Autry v. Kentucky Department
requirements in the application package vocational rehabilitation personnel for the Blind (Docket No. R–S/00–5).
and reference these and other working in State vocational This panel was convened by the U.S.
requirements in the Applicable rehabilitation agencies or related Department of Education, under 20
Regulations section of this notice. agencies. U.S.C. 107d–1(a), after the Department
We reference the regulations outlining received a complaint filed by the
VII. Agency Contact petitioner, Faye Autry.
the terms and conditions of an award in
the Applicable Regulations section of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You
this notice and include these and other Marilyn P. Fountain, U.S. Department of may obtain a copy of the full text of the
specific conditions in the GAN. The Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., arbitration panel decision from Suzette

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