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									       State Admiiniistrator’s Handbook and User’s Guiide
       State Adm n strator’s Handbook and User’s Gu de
                         Tablle of Contents
                         Tab e 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

APPLIICATIION TO PARTIICIIPATE CHECK SHEET…………………………………………25
APPL CAT ON TO PART C PATE CHECK SHEET…………………………………………25

PERFORMANCE REPORT CHECK SHEET…………………………………………………27
PERFORMANCE REPORT CHECK SHEET…………………………………………………27




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




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Part I: History of the Leveraging Educational
Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Program
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The History - A Timeline of the State
Student Incentive Grant (SSIG)                        Congress never made separate appropriations
Program                                               for initial and continuing awards. So the
                                                      Commissioner allotted the entire
1973-1975                                             appropriation by statutory formula for initial
                                                      awards and let states determine the
The SSIG Program was authorized in                    distribution of their allotment between initial
1973 by the Higher Education Act of                   and continuing awards to students within their
1965, as Amended                                      states.

    The purpose of the State Student Incentive        Some of the major program requirements:
    Grant (SSIG) Program was to give grants               –   Program administered by single state
    to states to assist them in providing grants              agency
    to eligible students with substantial                 –   Base Maintenance-of-Effort
    financial need, enabling them to pursue               –   Federal allotment may only be used by
    their higher education.                                   a state to pay 50% of the amount of
                                                              student grants.
    SSIG gave an opportunity for many states              –   Matching funds may be made
    to develop new student grant programs or                  available by the state from state
    expand existing ones by enlarging the                     appropriation or from other non-
    class of eligible recipients and/or by                    Federal sources.
    increasing the size of the grants                     –   Only students that met the eligibility
    previously awarded.                                       requirements of the program could
                                                              benefit.
Rules were first published in 1974.                       –   Students shall have substantial
And SSIG Grants were first awarded to                         financial need.
states beginning with the 1974-1975                       –   Student grant award maximum was
award year.                                                   $1,500.

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        1979 – 1981
the purpose of continuation awards to eligible
students who previously received initial                  1979 The Department of Education was
awards. This meant states would have had to               established.
apply on two separate applications annually
for these two purposes.

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   New SSIG Program rules were published         entity other than the state for collecting data
   in 1981 to incorporate statutory changes      used to make a determination of financial
   made by the Education Amendments of           need for SSIG Program purposes.
   1980. The new rules also simplified the
   language and requirements of the existing     Allotment Formula (Essentially two
   rules and collapsed the initial and           formulas)
   continuation awards into a single             Statute states that no state may receive less
   program.                                      than the amount it received in fiscal year
                                                 1979, regardless of what the state is scheduled
   Three-year average MOE was established.       to receive under the allotment formula.
                                                 However, it is impossible to allot to each state
1986-1987                                        the amount it received in fiscal year 1979
                                                 when the total amount of SSIG funds
                                                 appropriated for a fiscal year are less than
New SSIG rules were published in
                                                 those appropriated in fiscal year 1979.
1986 and 1987. Rules published in
1987 were needed to implement                    Note: The fiscal year 1979 appropriation was
changes made by the Higher                       $76,452,287.
Education Amendments of 1986
                                                 1) Below 1979 Appropriation Hold-harmless
1986 Rules                                       Amount:

Required states to match with state              Because of this “hold-harmless” requirement,
appropriated dollars.                            the Department allots to each state an amount
                                                 of SSIG funds that represents the same ratio
Also allowed a state to match its Federal        to the current total program appropriation as
allotment at the program level rather than at    the allocation the state received in fiscal year
the individual student grant level.              1979 bears to the total fiscal year 1979
                                                 appropriation for all states.
1987 Rules
                                                 Note: The SSIG appropriation has remained equal to
                                                 or less than this amount; therefore, the states have
Clarified the new allotment formula under        received an allocation based on this formula.
which SSIG funds were allotted to the states.    Enrollment data used in the 1979 formula was taken
                                                 from the most recent data of total enrollment in
Permission of a state to use up to 20% of its    institutions of higher education at the time – the 1976-
                                                 1977 award year.
allotment to carry out a program of
Community Service Work Study Jobs.
                                                 2) Above 1979 Appropriation Hold-harmless
New Program rules were published in              Amount:
1993, which were needed to implement
changes made by the Higher                       Redefine students who are deemed eligible to
Education Amendments of 1993.                    participate in the SSIG Program as students
                                                 who were actually reported by the state as
Maximum award changed from $2,500 to             SSIG recipients in the most recently available
$5000.                                           performance report data.
                                                 –   It was agreed that this change provided for better
                                                 use of Federal funds under the program by 1)
Fees for data collection--No parent or student   Rewarding states that have made a strong commitment
may be charged a fee that is payable to an
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of their state grant funds to the SSIG Program as                      Therefore, a state must satisfy the Base Year Maintenance-of-Effort
                                                                       (MOE), the Dollar-for-Dollar Match, and the Three-Year-Average
reflected by the state’s number of SSIG recipients and,
                                                                       MOE under the LEAP Program, in order to participate in the SLEAP
2) Encouraging states to maintain or expand their                      Program. For purposes of the SLEAP Program, an educational
commitment to the SSIG Program and their level of                      institution’s revenues and expenditures are not considered part
expenditures for state grant programs. Further, the                    of the state’s revenues and expenditures when meeting the
Department believed that using the number of SSIG                      matching and MOE requirements.
recipients as the base of the allotment formula provides
                                                                       Authorized Activity Issues for SLEAP for the 2000-2001 Award
an incentive for a state to expand the size of its SSIG                                             Year
Program in order to receive additional Federal SSIG
funds above the “hold-harmless” amount – if ever the
Federal appropriation reaches higher than the $76                      1. What are the authorized activities under the SLEAP Program?
million amount.                                                        · 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
1998-2000                                                              following:

                                                                       (1) LEAP Grant Supplement – Supplement its LEAP Program by
New Program rules were published in                                    increasing LEAP Program grant amounts for postsecondary students
2000, which were needed to implement                                   (including exceeding the $5,000 maximum LEAP award limit), or by
                                                                       increasing the number of LEAP recipients. This supplement may
changes made by the Higher                                             consist of Federal SLEAP funds or SLEAP matching funds, or both,
Education Amendments of 1998.                                          and is accounted for and reported under SLEAP and not LEAP.

                                                                       (2) Transition Programs – Implement transition programs for
Changed the name of the State Student                                  students who are enrolled in secondary school or who have graduated
                                                                       from secondary school and are accepted for enrollment in a
Incentive Grant Program to the Leveraging                              postsecondary institution.
Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)
                                                                       (3) Aid Programs for Critical Careers – Award financial aid to
Program.                                                               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.
New Sub-Program added: Special
Leveraging Educational Assistance                                      (4) Community Service Work-Study Jobs – Pay wages or salaries to
                                                                       postsecondary students for community service work-study jobs.
Partnership (SLEAP) Program was
established.                                                           (5) Teaching Scholarship Programs – Establish a postsecondary
                                                                       scholarship program that makes awards to students who wish to
                                                                       become teachers.
Note statutory amendments were made to the SLEAP
program in December of 2001. Final Rules were                          (6) Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering Scholarship
published June 26, 2001                                                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.

SLEAP Program Guidance Issued May                                      (7) Early Intervention, Mentoring, and Career Education Programs –
15, 2000 For The 2000-2001 Award                                       Implement early intervention, mentoring, and career education
                                                                       programs for preschool, elementary school, or secondary school
Year                                                                   students.

Posted May 15, 2000                                                    (8) Merit and Academic Scholarships – Award merit or academic
                                                                       scholarships to postsecondary students for any field of study,
TO: All State Grant Agencies                                           including teaching, mathematics, computer science, and engineering.
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: SLEAP PROGRAM GUIDANCE FOR THE 2000-2001                           2. Must a State select more than one activity under the SLEAP
AWARD YEAR                                                             Program?

We are providing this guidance to states to help them administer the   · No, a state may support one or more activities under the SLEAP
Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP)          Program.
Program during the 2000-2001 award year (first year) in the absence
of SLEAP regulations. This guidance is based on section 415E of the    3. May a State fund financial aid awards to eligible students under
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the                SLEAP authorized activities five (Teaching Scholarship Programs)
Education Department General Administrative Regulations                and six (Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering
(EDGAR). The final regulations for the SLEAP Program may change        Scholarship Programs)?
this guidance for the 2001-2002 award year.
                                                                       · Yes, a state may pay financial aid awards to eligible students that
States are reminded that in order to participate in the SLEAP          demonstrate financial need and meet the criteria for SLEAP Program
Program, a state must also participate in the LEAP Program.            activities five and six.

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                                                                            10. When applying for 2000-2001 SLEAP funds, what award year
4. Who is an “eligible student” under the eight authorized activities?      expenditures must a state use to assure that it will meet the SLEAP
                                                                            MOE?
· Under activities one, three, four, five, six, and eight, an eligible
student is a postsecondary student who satisfies the general eligibility    · A state must compare its final 1998-1999 award year expenditures
requirements of section 484 of the HEA and demonstrates financial           for SLEAP activities two through eight with its actual and projected
need as defined under the LEAP Program.                                     1999-2000 award year expenditures for those seven activities. The
                                                                            1999-2000 figures, when finalized, must equal or exceed the final
· Under activity two, an eligible student is a secondary school             data for the 1998-1999 award year in order to meet the SLEAP MOE
student, or a secondary school graduate who is accepted for                 requirement for the 2000-2001 award year.
enrollment in a postsecondary institution. Under activity seven, an
eligible student is a preschool, elementary, or secondary school            · When calculating the SLEAP MOE for the 2000-2001 award year,
student. Under activities two and seven, the student must satisfy the       we will not consider that a state has expended any funds under
state’s definition of financial need, and the citizenship or residency      activity one during award years 1998-1999 and 1999-2000, because
requirements of section 484 of the HEA.                                     we view activity one as supplementing a state’s LEAP Program for
                                                                            grants with SLEAP Program funds. A state could not have used
   Matching Issues for SLEAP for the 2000-2001 Award Year                   SLEAP funds during the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 award years
                                                                            because there was no SLEAP Program during those award years.

5. What funds may a State use as matching funds under the SLEAP             11. What non-Federal funds spent for need-based awards must be
Program?                                                                    reported for the MOE requirements under the SLEAP Program?

· A state may use any non-Federal funds that are spent for any of the       · Any non-Federal funds that a state spends for any activity or
eight authorized activities, as long as those funds are not also being      program that falls within any of the eight SLEAP authorized
used to match other Federal programs. Non-Federal funds include,            activities must be reported in the SLEAP MOE. This would apply
but are not limited to, state-appropriated funds or privately donated       even if the non-Federal funds were used to match another Federal
funds.                                                                      program.

6. Is the matching requirement under the SLEAP Program an                   For example, if a state program offers need-based grants to students
aggregate matching requirement among the authorized activities, so          pursuing an information technology field of study, the non-Federal
that a state may use the non-Federal funds for one authorized               dollars funding that program would be counted in the SLEAP MOE.
activity and use the Federal funds for a different authorized activity?     Also, in another example, a state would include in its SLEAP MOE
                                                                            the state funds spent for LEAP community service work-study jobs.
· Yes, the Federal SLEAP dollars may be spent for one authorized
activity and non-Federal funds may be used for another authorized
activity.                                                                   SLEAP Program Guidance Issued
                                                                            March 29, 2001 For The 2001-2002
7. How many dollars does a State need to provide for the matching
requirement under the SLEAP Program?                                        Award Year
· For every Federal SLEAP dollar a state spends, it must spend at
least two matching dollars from non-Federal funds.                                    Current SLEAP Guidance
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
                                                                            TO: All State Grant Agencies
funds (Federal and State)?
                                                                            FROM: U.S. Department of Education
· Yes, if all the following conditions are met:

· The non-Federal funds are not reported as part of the LEAP                RE: SLEAP PROGRAM GUIDANCE FOR THE
Program for the same award year. The fact that a part of a state            2001-2002 AWARD YEAR
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.                                    We are providing this guidance to States to help them
· The non-Federal funds are not being used as a match for any other         administer the Special Leveraging Educational
Federally funded program.
· The non-Federal funds are used to perform at least one of the eight       Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) Program during the
authorized SLEAP activities.                                                2001-2002 award year. This guidance reflects the
                                                                            statutory amendments made to the SLEAP Program by
   Maintenance-of-Effort Issues for SLEAP for the 2000-2001                 section 316 of the "Department of Education
                         Award Year                                         Appropriations Act, 2001," Title III of the Department
                                                                            of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education,
9. When a State first applies for SLEAP funds, what is the State’s          and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001, as
SLEAP MOE requirement?                                                      enacted by section 1(a)(1) of P.L. 106-554, the
                                                                            "Consolidated Appropriations Act 2001." We plan to
· Under the SLEAP Program, the state must assure that its
expenditures for the eight authorized activities, in the aggregate or
                                                                            revise the SLEAP Program regulations by June 2001 to
per student, in the preceding award year were not less than its             have them conform to the SLEAP statutory changes.
expenditures for those eight activities, in the aggregate or per student,   These statutory amendments were effective on the date
in the second preceding award year.                                         of enactment (12/21/2000), however, they do not affect

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SLEAP grants awarded to the States for the 2000-2001                 supplement may consist of Federal SLEAP
award year, because those grants are subject to the                  funds or SLEAP matching funds, or both, and
terms and conditions that existed when those grants                  is accounted for and reported under SLEAP
were awarded.                                                        and not LEAP.
                                                                3.   Award scholarships to eligible students for
States are reminded that in order to participate in the              merit and academic achievement, or for
SLEAP Program, a State must also participate in the                  critical careers. Scholarships for merit and
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership                        academic achievement can be awarded to
(LEAP) Program. Therefore, a State participating in the              eligible students pursuing any field of study.
SLEAP Program must continue to satisfy the Base                      Critical career scholarships can be awarded to
Year Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE), the Dollar-for-                    eligible students who desire to enter careers in
Dollar Match, and the Three-Year-Average MOE                         information technology, mathematics,
under the LEAP Program.                                              computer science, or engineering, teaching, or
                                                                     other fields determined by the State to be
In addition, States are further reminded that when                   critical to the State’s workforce needs.
meeting the MOE and matching requirements under
both the LEAP and SLEAP programs, a public                      1.   Must a State select more than one activity
institution’s revenues and expenditures are not                      under the SLEAP Program?
considered part of the State’s revenues and
expenditures.                                                        No, a State may select one or more activities
                                                                     under the SLEAP Program.
Authorized Activity Issues for SLEAP for the 2001-
2002 Award Year                                                 2.   May a State use SLEAP funds to pay
                                                                     administrative costs associated with any of the
    1.   What are the authorized activities under the                authorized activities?
         SLEAP Program?
                                                            No, a State is prohibited from using SLEAP funds to
As a result of the statutory amendments, the SLEAP          pay any administrative costs.
Program authorized activities have changed starting
with the 2001-2002 award year. They now consist of          Matching Issues for SLEAP for the 2001-2002
three authorized activities to assist States in providing   Award Year
financial assistance to eligible postsecondary students     What funds may a State use as matching funds under
who demonstrate financial need. Under the SLEAP             the SLEAP Program?
Program, a State may:                                       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
    1.   Supplement LEAP grant awards by increasing
                                                            programs. Non-Federal funds include, but are not
         LEAP Program grant award amounts for
                                                            limited to, State-appropriated funds or privately-
         students, or by increasing the number of
         LEAP Program grant recipients. The $5,000          donated funds. Also, because of the statutory changes,
         maximum LEAP award limit does not apply            the matching non-Federal funds must meet the new
                                                            special rule to qualify as the State’s matching share of
         to the SLEAP funds spent for this purpose.
                                                            the SLEAP Program funds. See the next question and
         This grant supplement may consist of Federal
                                                            answer for information on this new special rule.
         SLEAP funds or SLEAP matching non-
         Federal funds, or both, and is accounted for
         and reported under SLEAP and not LEAP.                 1.   What is the new special rule that must be
    2.   Supplement LEAP community service work-                     satisfied for non-Federal funds to qualify as a
         study awards by increasing LEAP Program                     State’s matching share of the SLEAP Program
         community service work-study award                          funds?
         amounts for students, or by increasing the
         number of LEAP Program community service                    To qualify as matching funds for the SLEAP
         work-study recipients. The $5,000 maximum                   Program, the non-Federal funds must
         LEAP award limit and the 20% cap on using                   represent dollars that are in excess of the total
         Federal LEAP funds for community service                    dollars that a State spent for need-based
         work-study awards does not apply to the                     grants, scholarships, and work-study
         SLEAP funds spent for this purpose. This                    assistance in the 1999-2000 award year. The
         community service work-study award                          total dollars expended by a State in the 1999-

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         2000 award year must include all the State             Under the SLEAP Program, the State must
         funds it reported as part of its LEAP Program.         assure that its expenditures for the authorized
         The purpose of this special rule is to ensure          activities, in the aggregate or per student, in
         that the SLEAP Program generates new funds             the preceding award year were not less than its
         from a State beyond the amount it spent in the         expenditures for those activities, in the
         1999-2000 award year for these kinds of                aggregate or per student, in the second
         assistance before the start of the SLEAP               preceding award year.
         Program (2000-2001 award year).
                                                           2.   When applying for 2001-2002 SLEAP funds,
    2.   Is the matching requirement under the SLEAP            what award year expenditures must a State use
         Program an aggregate matching requirement              to assure that it will meet the SLEAP MOE?
         for the authorized activities, so that a State
         may use the non-Federal funds for one                  The SLEAP MOE for the 2001-2002 award
         authorized activity and use the Federal funds          year requires that a State’s expenditures for
         for a different authorized activity?                   the eight authorized activities under SLEAP,
                                                                in the aggregate or per student, in the 2000-
         Yes, the Federal SLEAP Program funds may               2001 award year were not less than its
         be spent for one authorized activity and the           expenditures for those eight activities, in the
         non-Federal funds may be used for another              aggregate or per student, in the 1999-2000
         authorized activity.                                   award year. See those eight activities in our
                                                                Electronic Announcement of May 15, 2000,
    3.   How many dollars does a State need to                  on SLEAP Program guidance for the 2000-
         provide for the matching requirement under             2001 award year. This announcement is
         the SLEAP Program?                                     available on the Information for Financial Aid
                                                                Professionals (IFAP) web site located at
                                                                http://www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/doc0
         For every Federal SLEAP dollar a State
                                                                919_bodyoftext.htm.
         spends, it must spend at least two dollars from
         non-Federal funds.
                                                                When calculating this SLEAP MOE, we will
                                                                not consider that a State has expended any
    4.   May the non-Federal funds that are used as a
                                                                funds under activity one during award year
         match for SLEAP come from a State program
                                                                1999-2000 because there was no SLEAP
         that also contains some LEAP Program funds
                                                                Program during that year to supplement a
         (Federal and State)?
                                                                State’s LEAP Program. The 2000-2001 award
                                                                year figures, when finalized, must equal or
Yes, if all the following conditions are met:                   exceed the final data for the 1999-2000 award
                                                                year in order to meet the SLEAP MOE
        The non-Federal funds are not reported as part         requirement for the 2001-2002 award year.
         of the LEAP Program for the same award
         year. The fact that part of a State program is    3.   When will the three SLEAP authorized
         reported as LEAP matching funds does not               activities for the 2001-2002 award year, as
         prevent a State from using the part of the             revised by the technical amendments, affect
         program that is not reported as LEAP                   the SLEAP MOE?
         matching funds as SLEAP matching funds.
        The non-Federal funds are not being used as a
                                                                The revised statutory authorized activities will
         match for any other Federally-funded
                                                                not affect the SLEAP MOE until the
         program.
                                                                submission of the 2002-2003 award year
        The non-Federal funds are used to do one or            application. We will provide information on
         more of the authorized SLEAP activities.               calculating the 2002-2003 award year MOE in
                                                                upcoming guidance for that award year.
Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Issues for SLEAP for
the 2001-2002 Award Year                                   4.   What non-Federal funds spent for need-based
                                                                awards must be reported for the MOE
    1.   When a State applies for SLEAP funds, what             requirements under the SLEAP Program?
         is the State’s SLEAP MOE requirement?


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Any non-Federal funds that a State spends for any        The Formula Today
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-             The calculations below occur for the LEAP
Federal funds were used to match another Federal         and SLEAP programs when the Federal
program.                                                 appropriation amount is below $76,452,287
For example, if a State program offers need-based        (FY 1979 “Hold-harmless” Amount):
grants to students pursuing an information technology
field of study, the non-Federal dollars funding that     1)     Derive a percentage of total enrollment of all states:
program would be counted in the SLEAP MOE. Also,
in another example, a State would include in its                    State Enrollment Data (1976-1977 Award Year)
SLEAP MOE the State funds spent for LEAP                                  Total State Enrollment (for all states)
community service work-study jobs.                                             = 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


                                                         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 hellps your sttatte proviide grantts tto sttudentts who demonsttratte
The LEAP Program he ps your s a e prov de gran s o s uden s who demons ra e
substtanttiiall ffiinanciiall need,, enablliing tthose sttudentts tto attttend posttsecondary schooll..
subs an a nanc a need enab ng hose s uden s o a end pos secondary schoo


PROVIDING FUNDS TO STATES                                any refunded or returned amounts that were not
                                                         actually expended.
U    nder the LEAP Program, the Secretary of             Matching in Auditable Dollar Amounts
Education (the Secretary) provides states with           Matching must be in auditable dollar amounts.
funds to establish a state grant program assisting       Tuition waivers or remissions may be considered
students who demonstrate substantial financial           grants only if money actually changes hands from
need. The LEAP Program makes funds available             state to school to student, and if this transfer can
to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto       be documented as a cash transaction in the records
Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam,          at each level.
and the Northern Mariana Islands. These state
programs may carry a variety of names that do not        COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING
necessarily include the name “LEAP” in their             JOB PROGRAM
titles.
                                                         Each award year, your state may use up to 20% of
                                                         its allotment for a community service-learning job
Your state must, at a minimum, match LEAP
                                                         program. The student must receive compensation
grants dollar for dollar with funds provided
                                                         for work, not a grant. The job program must be
through direct state appropriations.
                                                         administered by postsecondary schools in your
                                                         state, and each student employed under the
MATCHING REQUIREMENTS                                    program must be employed in work for the public
If your state is eligible to participate, it may         interest. The employer may be a school; a federal,
receive an annual LEAP allotment (formula grant)         state, or local public agency; or a private nonprofit
from the Department based on your state’s                organization. An arrangement must be established
eligible postsecondary education enrollment. The         between the school and the agency or
federal allotments must be matched by funds              organization.
appropriated by your state, and this matching must
represent an increase in the state-appropriated          Schools, in consultation with local nonprofit,
grant and work-study expenditure over the amount         governmental, and community-based
spent during an established base year (defined as        organizations, identify jobs (in direct service,
the second year before your state began                  planning, or applied research) that are designed to
participating in the LEAP Program). Your state           improve the quality of life for residents
must maintain its matching LEAP Program                  (particularly low-income residents) of the
expenditures at a level not less than the average        community served. Each community service-
for the preceding three fiscal years, or at the level    learning job must
of the average per full-time equivalent student for
those years. LEAP Program expenditures used in           • provide the participating student with a job
matching the federal allotment must be the net           related to his or her educational or vocational
amount of expenditures and should not include            program or goals;

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• be governed by conditions of employment that         schools. This is called decentralized
are considered appropriate and reasonable, based       administration. In these cases, funds available
on such factors as type of work performed,             through the state agency are generally
geographic region, and proficiency of the              suballocated to eligible schools on the basis of
employee;                                              enrollment or need formulas. The schools
                                                       recommend potential LEAP recipients to the
• pay at least the current federal minimum wage as     state agency, which approves individual awards
mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act of            from these fund allotments. In states that use
1938 (not the subminimum wage);                        decentralized administration, funds awarded under
                                                       these programs are still considered to be state aid
• not displace employed workers or impair              and not institutional aid.
existing contracts for service; and
                                                       Location of Student Files
• not involve the construction, operation, or          In the centrally administered state programs,
maintenance of any part of a facility used or to be    actual student files are located in the state agency.
used for religious worship or sectarian instruction.   In decentralized state administration, which
                                                       requires schools to process much of the student
Funding Reallotment                                    information, the financial aid administrator gives
Basic LEAP allotments not used by one state are        the state agency the information needed for formal
reallotted to other qualified states. Within the       approval of individual student awards. In either
constraints of federal appropriations, your state is   case, to monitor the use of LEAP funds, schools
free to schedule its own funding cycles for            examine student files to verify that recipients met
students, but funds may not be carried over from       all eligibility criteria and received the correct
one fiscal year to the next. However, the funds        award amount.
may be used for the summer term if the term falls
within the program year (July 1 through June 30)       SCHOOL PARTICIPATION
for which the funds were appropriated.                 Within the limits of federal statutes and
                                                       regulations, your state determines eligibility
ADMINISTRATIVE PATTERNS                                standards in terms of its own fiscal, constitutional,
Your state may choose different ways to                and statutory restraints.
administer its program. It may choose to use
centralized administration, decentralized              All nonprofit institutions of higher education in
administration, or a combination of both.              your state are eligible to participate, except when
Whichever method is used, your state must use all      participation violates your state’s constitution or a
federal funds and state matching funds for student     state law enacted before October 1, 1978. While
awards. (A state is not permitted to use either        your state is not required to include proprietary
federal funds or state matching funds to help          (for-profit) schools in its programs, the most
defray administrative costs.)                          recent LEAP participation figures show that at
                                                       least half of all states made LEAP awards
Centralized Administration                             available to students attending such schools.
Most states, particularly those with well-
established state student assistance programs, use     Other Factors Affecting Participation
centralized administration. In centralized             School participation may also be affected when
administration, a single state agency receives and     some states suballocate available LEAP funds to
processes student applications, notifies students of   the various types of schools on the basis of
awards, verifies attendance, makes disbursements,      enrollment, need, the availability of non-LEAP
and keeps complete records on all student awards.      aid, and other criteria. In such instances, money
                                                       not claimed for student awards at one school may
Decentralized Administration                           be reclaimed by the state and reassigned to other
In other states, particularly those with relatively    schools.
new state programs, the designated state agency
delegates certain functions to participating
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STUDENT ELIGIBILITY                                     • has borrowed in excess of the annual or
Student eligibility criteria for receiving aid from     aggregate limits for the FSA loan programs, or
the LEAP Program differ among states depending
on constitutional, statutory, or policy restrictions.   • is in default on a student loan or owes an
(Some states have legislated formulas for               overpayment on a student grant from the FSA
determining student eligibility and the amount of       Programs.
assistance given to individual students.) However,
to be eligible for assistance under the LEAP            If, however, a student owes a refund on a LEAP
Program, all students must meet the eligibility         overpayment, that student would still be eligible
requirements and must demonstrate substantial           to receive additional FSA funds as long as he or
financial need as determined in accordance with         she meets all other eligibility requirements and as
your state’s criteria as approved by the Secretary.     long as the school can eliminate the overpayment
The standards that states may use to determine          by adjusting financial aid payments (other than
need are discussed in more detail in the subsection     Federal Pell Grants) in the same award period
on Student Application Procedures and Awards            in which the overpayment occurred.
beginning on the next page (page 11).
                                                        Other Factors Determining a Student’s
General Eligibility Requirements                        Eligibility
The eligibility requirements of Subpart C of the        Other factors that determine whether a student is
General Provisions Regulations (34 CFR 668.31-          eligible for a LEAP award include the your state’s
39) are summarized briefly below. In general, the       definition of substantial financial need, its method
student must:                                           of determining maximum awards, and the costs
                                                        that can be covered. Some states limit awards to
• be either a U.S. Citizen or an eligible noncitizen,   cover only the cost for tuition and fees; some
                                                        states include allowances for room, board, and
• be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible       other costs. Some have allowances for commuters.
program at an eligible school,                          Many state grant programs exclude part-time
                                                        students and those who attend schools outside the
• have a high school diploma or its recognized          state. Some states have reciprocal arrangements
equivalent (or be beyond the age of compulsory          with neighboring states, so that students may
school attendance in the state where the school is      receive LEAP funds from their home states
located and have passed an independently                even though the students are enrolled in schools in
administered test approved by the Department),          other states. LEAP funds may be awarded to
                                                        students participating in programs of study
Note: Relevant Eligibility Requirements                 abroad that are approved for credit by the home
Cite Subpart C of the General Provisions regulations    school.
(34 CFR 668)
                                                        Independent or Less-Than-Full-Time
• be maintaining satisfactory academic progress         Students
standards in his or her course of study,                Your state’s LEAP independent student program
                                                        funding should be comparable to the overall state
• sign a Statement of Educational Purpose and a         program if the entire state program is not
Certification Statement on Overpayments and             contained in your state’s LEAP Program. To the
Default, and                                            extent practicable, the proportion of LEAP funds
                                                        awarded to independent students in the LEAP
• register with the Selective Service, if required.     Program must be the same proportion of funds
                                                        awarded to independent students in your state
A student is not eligible for FSA funds if he or she    program (or programs) of which your state’s
                                                        LEAP Program is a part.
• is enrolled in an elementary or secondary school,
                                                        If your state awards grants to independent or less-
                                                        than-full-time students, it must allocate a
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reasonable portion of funds for these awards. The      student applications may be processed according
Secretary will determine if the allocation is          to the need analysis systems used by the schools.
reasonable on a case-by-case basis, if necessary.      In any event, the designated agency within your
                                                       state has final authority for selecting recipients
If your state’s allocation is based on a formula       who meet the need criteria under standards
that includes the financial need of independent or     established for the statewide program.
less-than-full-time students, your state must
ensure that those students receive a reasonable        Dependency Criteria
proportion of LEAP funds.                              A dependent student who applies for aid from any
                                                       of the FSA Programs must include parental
STUDENT APPLICATION                                    information on the application. An independent
PROCEDURES AND AWARDS                                  student need only include his or her financial
The student must apply to his or her state agency      information (and, if married, that of a spouse).
either directly or indirectly through the school.
Every award requires the official state agency’s       The Department may approve, on a case-by-case
formal approval, based on a determination of           basis, a state’s criteria if they vary from those
need.                                                  listed under the Student Eligibility rules. The state
                                                       must show that it had good reason to use different
Maximum Award                                          criteria. This option to approve different criteria
The maximum award that a student may receive is        began in the 1995-96 award year.
$5,000 per academic year. The maximum award is
reduced proportionately for students who attend        Alternative Criteria for Determining
part-time. Many states set maximum awards under        Dependency Status
$5,000.                                                States that wish to use variant definitions for
                                                       “independent student” must provide information
Most states limit LEAP awards to undergraduates        concerning their definition when applying for
attending at least half-time. However, at your         program funds. The information should include a
state’s option, graduate, less-than-half-time,         justification, with accompanying supporting
and other nontraditional students may also be          documentation, showing why a variant definition
eligible to receive LEAP awards. Your state may        should be approved. For example, your state may
decide whether to make individual LEAP awards          want to use its own definition because it may
that vary according to student need or to give a set   incur excessive costs if required to use the federal
amount to all students who meet the established        definition.
need criteria.
                                                       In approving a state’s “independent student”
Determining Substantial Financial                      definition, the Department might also consider the
Need                                                   extent to which the new definition imposes
Student recipients are selected annually on the        additional data requirements beyond those
basis of substantial financial need, according to      provided for by the federal definition and the
criteria established by your state and approved by     Federal Needs Analysis Methodology.
the Department. Your state may define need in
terms of income, Expected Family Contribution          A state’s definition might not differ totally from
(EFC), or relative need, as measured by cost of        the federal definition. For example, your state
attendance minus available resources.                  might use the federal definition but might delete
                                                       the professional judgment provision.
Need Analysis Systems
Most states measure need by using a single need        Cost of Applying
analysis system for all applicants (the Federal        To award a student aid, your state may require the
Needs Analysis Methodology). However, in               student to provide applicant information on the
decentralized programs—where schools                   Free Application for Federal Student Aid
recommend student candidates for awards subject        (FAFSA) or on another free form. In addition,
to the designated state agency’s approval—             your state may require a student to provide
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supplemental information on a fee-based               A school must also document student
supplemental form. If there is a fee for submitting   acknowledgment of awards if funds are paid to the
and processing state information on the               school on behalf of the recipient; furthermore, the
supplemental form, the fee must be payable to         school must cooperate in packaging aid to avoid
your state, regardless of whether the information     overawards.
may also be used for institutional aid.
Decentralized state grant programs (under which       In decentralized systems (in which the state
schools participating in the state LEAP programs      agency depends on the school to help screen
award state grant funds) must consider state grant    applicants) school records must document need
funds as state aid and not institutional aid.         analysis documentation to justify formal approval
                                                      of individual awards by your state agency.
FISCAL AND REPORTING
RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN                                 Individual student awards are subject to approval
                                                      by your state’s designated educational agency.
SCHOOLS AND YOUR STATE                                Schools may not transfer awards from one student
AGENCY                                                to another without that agency’s approval.
State agencies responsible for administering          Schools and state agencies should maintain
LEAP funds must document their decisions and          regular communication so that any funds that
disbursements in their own central records, in        become available later in the year will be used for
school records, or in both. Variations of             qualified students.
student/school rosters are often sent back and
forth between the state agency and the schools to     The state agency may need to require certain
verify attendance, provide information related to     school reports to document the disbursement of
student need, document disbursement of funds to       federal funds to student recipients. The school
students or to student accounts, guard against        reports might also provide information needed to
overawards, and help provide required records         improve efficiency in the operation of your state
and reports.                                          programs and to provide data for its budgets and
                                                      for annual reports to the Department.
In general, fiscal and reporting relationships
between participating schools and the state
                                                      Recovered Funds Must be
agencies vary according to whether the states’
programs are administered in a centralized or
                                                      Redistributed
                                                      All funds (federal plus state) recovered from
decentralized manner, or in a combined manner.
                                                      overawards should be redistributed to other
In any case, your state agency must be held
                                                      qualified students during the applicable award
accountable for the disbursement of federal funds
                                                      period unless records for the period have been
and for making the required reports to the
                                                      closed. If these funds are not reissued to qualified
Department. States are given considerable leeway
                                                      students, your state must return the recovered
in demonstrating fiscal responsibility related to
                                                      federal portion to the Department.
administration of the LEAP Program. However,
participating schools must meet the federal
standards of fiscal responsibility described under    School Reports Must Document Fund
the Institutional Eligibility rules.                  Disbursement
                                                      The actual form and content of school reports vary
At a minimum, even schools using the most             from state to state, depending upon the size and
centralized administration must:                      maturity of the state programs, among other
                                                      factors. There are no standard formats or channels
• assure that students will meet satisfactory         for these school reports. For example, information
academic standards,                                   about recipients by income level may come either
                                                      from the central office records or from the
• document the status of grant refunds, and           schools. Communication may follow established
                                                      procedures or may be developed through
• document the status of loan defaults.               cooperative efforts of your state and school
                                                      representatives.
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                                                     • 2) Supplement LEAP community service work-
SPECIAL LEVERAGING                                   study awards by increasing LEAP Program
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE                               community service work-study award amounts for
                                                     students, or by increasing the number of LEAP
PARTNERSHIP (SLEAP)                                  Program community-service work-study
PROGRAM                                              recipients. The $5,000 maximum LEAP award
                                                     limit and the 20% cap on using Federal LEAP
The SLEAP Program is an additional component         funds for community service work-study awards
of the LEAP Program. To participate in the           does not apply to the SLEAP funds spent for this
SLEAP Program, your state must also participate      purpose. This community service work-study
in the LEAP Program. Also, the SLEAP Program         award supplement may consist of Federal SLEAP
must be administered by the same state               funds or SLEAP matching funds, or both, and is
educational agency that administers its LEAP         accounted for and reported under SLEAP and not
Program. That agency would have to submit all        LEAP.
required SLEAP Program reports. This includes a
SLEAP application and an annual performance           And 3) Award scholarships to eligible students
report. The LEAP and SLEAP programs are              for merit and academic achievement can be
funded under one appropriation. The initial $30      awarded to eligible students pursuing any field of
million of the appropriation funds the LEAP          study. Critical career scholarships can be awarded
Program. Any amount in excess of the initial $30     to eligible students who desire to enter careers in
million must be used to carry out activities         information technology, mathematics, computer
authorized under the SLEAP Program. For              science, or engineering, teaching, or other fields
example, the funding for the 2003-2004 award         determined by your state to be critical to its
year is $67 million for both programs; therefore,    workforce needs.
there is $37 million for the SLEAP component for
the 2003-2004 award year.                            Your state may select one or more of the above
                                                     activities under the SLEAP Program. Your state is
The SLEAP Program provides incentive grants to       prohibited from using SLEAP funds to pay any
assist states in providing financial assistance to   administrative costs.
eligible needy postsecondary students. Guidance
was issued to your state to help administer          Matching Requirements
the SLEAP Program during the 2001-2002 award         For every Federal (SLEAP) dollar your state
year. This guidance, posted March 29, 2001 (see      spends, it must spend at least two dollars from
previous Part I, page 4 of this handbook) is still   nonfederal funds. It may use any non-Federal
applicable.                                          funds that are spent for any of the authorized
                                                     activities, as long as those funds are not also being
Authorized SLEAP Activities                          used to match other Federal programs. Non-
There are three authorized SLEAP activities.         Federal funds include, but are not limited to,
Under the SLEAP Program, your state may:             State-appropriated funds or privately-donated
                                                     funds. Also, the matching non-Federal funds must
• 1) Supplement LEAP grant awards by                 meet the special rule to qualify as your state’s
increasing LEAP Program grant award amounts          matching share of the SLEAP Program funds.
for students, or by increasing the number of LEAP
Program grant recipients. The $5,000 maximum         To qualify as matching funds for the SLEAP
LEAP award limit does not apply to the SLEAP         Program, the nonfederal funds must represent
funds spent for this purpose. This grant             dollars that are in excess of the total dollars that
supplement may consist of Federal SLEAP funds        your state spent for need-based grants, need-based
or SLEAP matching non-Federal funds, or both,        scholarships, and need-based work-study
and is accounted for and reported under SLEAP        assistance in the 1999-2000 award year. The total
and not LEAP.                                        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
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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.

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
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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               34 CFR Education                              HOW DOES A STATE SELECT
                   Subtitle B                                STUDENTS UNDER THE LEAP
                                                                   PROGRAM?
            CHAPTER VI
     OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY                          692.40 What are the requirements for student
            EDUCATION                                 eligibility?
                                                      692.41 What standards may a State use to determine
                                                      substantial financial need?
     DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

       PART 692 -- LEVERAGING
                                                          Subpart B -- Special Leveraging
      EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE                             Educational Assistance Partnership
       PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM                                           Program


 Subpart A -- Leveraging Educational                                      GENERAL
   Assistance Partnership Program                     692.50 What is the Special Leveraging Educational
                                                      Assistance Partnership Program?
                                                      692.51 What other regulations apply to the SLEAP
                    GENERAL                           Program?
                                                      692.52 What definitions apply to the SLEAP
Sec.                                                  Program?
692.1 What is the Leveraging Educational Assistance   692.53 What requirements must a State satisfy to
Partnership?                                          receive SLEAP Program funds?
692.2 Who is eligible to participate in the LEAP      692.54 What eligibility requirements must a student
Program?                                              satisfy to participate in the SLEAP Program?
692.3 What regulations apply to the LEAP Program?
692.4 What definitions apply to the LEAP Program?          HOW DOES A STATE APPLY TO
                                                            PARTICIPATE IN THE SLEAP
      WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF                                        PROGRAM?
   ASSISTANCE AND HOW MAY IT BE
               USED?                                  692.60 What must a State do to receive an allotment
                                                      under the SLEAP Program?
692.10 How does the Secretary allot funds to the
States?                                                     WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF
692.11 For what purposes may a State use its             ASSISTANCE AND HOW MAY IT BE
payments under the LEAP Program?                                     USED?
   HOW DOES A STATE APPLY TO                          692.70 How does the Secretary allot funds to the
PARTICIPATE IN THE LEAP PROGRAM?                      States?
                                                      692.71 What activities may be funded under the
692.20 What must a State do to receive an allotment   SLEAP Program?
under this program?                                   692.72 May a State use the funds it receives under the
692.21 What requirements must be met by a State       SLEAP Program to pay administrative costs?
program?
                                                       HOW DOES A STATE ADMINISTER ITS
HOW DOES A STATE ADMINISTER ITS                        COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK-STUDY
COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING JOB                                   PROGRAM?
          PROGRAM?
                                                      692.80 How does a State administer its community
692.30 How does a State administer its community      service work-study program?
service-learning job program?                         Authority: 20 U.S.C 1070c through 1070c-4, unless
                                                      otherwise noted.

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Source: 52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, unless         (1) 34 CFR 75.60-75.62 (Ineligibility of
otherwise noted.                                   Certain Individuals to Receive Assistance).
                                                   (2) 34 CFR part 76 (State-Administered
   Subpart A -- Leveraging Educational             Programs).
     Assistance Partnership Program                (3) 34 CFR part 77 (Definitions That Apply to
                                                   Department Regulations).
                     General                       (4) 34 CFR part 79 (Intergovernmental
                                                   Review of Department of Education Programs
§692.1 What is the Leveraging                      and Activities).
                                                   (5) 34 CFR part 80 (Uniform Administrative
Educational Assistance Partnership?
                                                   Requirements for Grants and Cooperative
The Leveraging Educational Assistance
                                                   Agreements to State and Local Governments).
Partnership (LEAP) Program assists States in
                                                   (6) 34 CFR part 82 (New Restrictions on
providing grants and work-study assistance to
                                                   Lobbying).
eligible students who attend institutions of
                                                   (7) 34 CFR part 85 (Governmentwide
higher education and have substantial
                                                   Debarment and Suspension
financial need. The work-study assistance is
                                                   (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide
provided through campus-based community
                                                   Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace
service work learning study programs,
                                                   (Grants)).
hereinafter referred to as community service-
                                                   (8) 34 CFR part 86 (Drug and Alcohol Abuse
learning job programs. (Authority: 20 U.S.C.
1070c-1070c-4)
                                                   Prevention).
[52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR   (c) The Student Assistance General
38729, June 22, 2000]                              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
§692.2 Who is eligible to participate in the       21716, May 25, 1990; 59 FR 4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65
LEAP Program?                                      FR 38729, June 22, 2000]

(a) State participation. A State that meets the    §692.4 What definitions apply to the
requirements in §§692.20 and 692.21 is             LEAP Program?
eligible to receive payments under the LEAP
program.                                           The following definitions apply to the
(b) Student participation. A student must          regulations in this part:
                                                   (a) The definitions of the following terms
meet the requirements of §692.40 to be
                                                   under 34 CFR part 600:
eligible to receive assistance from a State        Postsecondary vocational institution (§600.6).
under the LEAP program. (Authority: 20 U.S.C.      Public or private nonprofit institution of higher
1070c-1)
[52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR   education (§600.4).
38729, June 22, 2000]                              Secretary (§600.2).
                                                   State (§600.2).
§692.3 What regulations apply to the
LEAP Program?                                      (b) The definitions of the following terms
The following regulations apply to the LEAP        under 34 CFR part 668:
Program:                                           Academic year (§668.2).
(a) The regulations in this part 692.
                                                   Enrolled (§668.2).
(b) The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) as              HEA (§668.2).
follows:
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Institution (§668.1(b)).                           of students "deemed eligible" to participate in
                                                   a State's LEAP Program by dividing the
(c) The definitions of the following terms also    amount of that State's LEAP expenditures,
apply to the LEAP Program:                         including both its Federal allotment and the
Full-time student means a student carrying a       State-appropriated funds matching the
full-time academic workload -- other than by       allotment, by the average grant award per
correspondence -- as measured by both of the       student of all participating States. The
following:                                         Secretary determines the "average grant
(1) Coursework or other required activities, as    award per student" by dividing the total
determined by the institution that the student     number of student recipients for all States into
attends or by the State.                           the total amount of LEAP expenditures for all
(2) The tuition and fees normally charged for      States, including both the Federal allotments
full-time study by that institution.               and the State-appropriated funds matching
Nonprofit has the same meaning under this          those allotments. In making this
part as the same term defined in 34 CFR 77.1       determination, the Secretary uses the most
of EDGAR. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-1070c-4)     current available data reported by each State.
[52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR   (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c)
4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65 FR 38729, June 22, 2000]   [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR
                                                   4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65 FR 38730, June 22, 2000]


   What Is the Amount of Assistance and            §692.11 For what purposes may a State
          How May It Be Used?                      use its payments under the LEAP
                                                   Program?
§692.10 How does the Secretary allot               A State may use the funds it receives under
funds to the States?                               the LEAP Program only to make grants to
(a)(1) The Secretary allots to each State          students and to pay wages or salaries to
participating in the LEAP program an amount        students in community service-learning jobs.
                                                   (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c)
which bears the same ratio to the Federal          [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR
LEAP funds appropriated as the number of           38730, June 22, 2000]
students in that State who are "deemed
eligible" to participate in the State's LEAP
program bears to the total number of students       How Does a State Apply To Participate in
in all States who are "deemed eligible" to                  The LEAP Program?
participate in the LEAP program, except that
no State may receive less than it received in
fiscal year 1979.                                  §692.20 What must a State do to receive
(2) If the Federal LEAP funds appropriated
for a fiscal year are not sufficient to allot to   an allotment under this program?
each State the amount of Federal LEAP funds        (a) For each fiscal year that it wishes to
it received in fiscal year 1979, the Secretary     participate, a State shall submit an application
allots to each State an amount which bears the     that contains information that shows that its
same ratio to the amount of Federal LEAP           Leveraging Educational Assistance
funds appropriated as the amount of Federal        Partnership Program meets the requirements
LEAP funds that State received in fiscal year      of §692.21.
1979 bears to the amount of Federal LEAP           (b)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2)
funds all States received in fiscal year 1979.     of this section, the State must submit its
(b) For the purpose of paragraph (a)(1) of this    application through the State agency
section, the Secretary determines the number       designated to administer its Leveraging
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Educational Assistance Partnership Program          less-than-full-time students enrolled in an
as of July 1, 1985.                                 institution, a reasonable portion of the State's
(2) If the Governor of the State so designates,     allocation must be awarded to those students;
and notifies the Secretary in writing, the State    (h) Provides that --
may submit its application under paragraph          (1) The State will pay an amount for grants
(a) of this section through an agency that did      and work-study jobs under this part for each
not administer its Leveraging Educational           fiscal year that is not less than the payment to
Assistance Partnership Program as of July 1,        the State under this part for that fiscal year;
1985. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-2(a))             and
[52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR    (2) The amount that the State expends during
38730, June 22, 2000]                               a fiscal year for grants and work-study jobs
                                                    under the LEAP Program represents an
§692.21 What requirements must be met               additional amount for grants and work-study
by a State program?                                 jobs for students attending institutions over
                                                    the amount expended by the State for those
To receive a payment under the LEAP                 activities during the fiscal year two years
Program for any fiscal year, a State must have      prior to the fiscal year in which the State first
a program that --                                   received funds under the LEAP Program;
(a) Is administered by a single State agency;       (i) Provides for State expenditures under the
(b) Provides assistance only to students who        State program of an amount that is not less
meet the eligibility requirements in §692.40;       than --
                                                    (1) The average annual aggregate
(c) Provides that assistance under this             expenditures for the preceding three fiscal
program to a full-time student will not be          years; or
more than $5,000 for each academic year;            (2) The average annual expenditure per full-
(d) Provides for the selection of students to       time equivalent student for those years;
receive assistance on the basis of substantial      (j) Provides that, to the extent practicable, the
financial need determined annually by the           proportion of the funds awarded to
State on the basis of standards that the State      independent students in the LEAP Program
establishes and the Secretary approves;             shall be the same proportion of funds awarded
Cross-Reference: See §692.41.                       to independent students as is in the State
                                                    program or programs of which the State's
(e) Provides that no student or parent shall be     LEAP Program is a part; and
charged a fee that is payable to an                 (k) Provides for reports to the Secretary that
organization other than the State for the           are necessary to carry out the Secretary's
purpose of collecting data to make a                functions under the LEAP Program. (Authority:
determination of financial need in accordance       20 U.S.C. 1070c-2)
with paragraph (d) of this section;                 [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR
(f) Provides that all public or private nonprofit   4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65 FR 38730, June 22, 2000]
institutions of higher education and all
postsecondary vocational institutions in the
State are eligible to participate unless that
                                                         How Does a State Administer Its
participation is in violation of --
                                                         Community Service-Learning Job
(1) The constitution of the State; or
                                                                  Program?
(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

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                                                     (1) Identified by an institution through formal
§692.30 How does a State administer its              or informal consultation with local nonprofit,
                                                     governmental, and community-based
community service-learning job program?
                                                     organizations; and
(a)(1) Each year, a State may use up to 20
                                                     (2) Designed to improve the quality of life for
percent of its allotment for a community
                                                     residents of the community served,
service-learning job program that satisfies the
                                                     particularly low-income residents, in such
conditions set forth in paragraph (b) of this
                                                     fields as health care, child care, education,
section.
                                                     literacy training, welfare, social services,
(2) A student who receives assistance under
                                                     public safety, crime prevention and control,
this section must receive compensation for
                                                     transportation, recreation, housing and
work and not a grant.
                                                     neighborhood improvement, rural
(b)(1) The community service-learning job
                                                     development, and community improvement.
program must be administered by institutions
                                                     (e) For the purpose of paragraph (d)(2) of this
in the State.
                                                     section, "low-income residents" means --
(2) Each student employed under the program
                                                     (1) Residents whose taxable family income
must be employed in work in the public
                                                     for the year before the year in which they are
interest by an institution itself or by a Federal,
                                                     scheduled to receive assistance under the
State, or local public agency or a private
                                                     LEAP Program did not exceed 150 percent of
nonprofit organization under an arrangement
                                                     the amount equal to the poverty level
between the institution and the agency or
                                                     determined by using criteria of poverty
organization.
                                                     established by the United States Census
(c) Each community service-learning job must
                                                     Bureau; or
--
                                                     (2) Residents who are considered low-income
(1) Provide community service as described
                                                     residents by the State. (Authority: 20 U.S.C.
in paragraph (d) of this section;                    1070c-2, 1070-4)
(2) Provide participating students community         [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR
service-learning opportunities related to their      4223, Jan. 28, 1994; 65 FR 38730, June 22, 2000]
educational or vocational programs or goals;
(3) Not result in the displacement of
employed workers or impair existing
contracts for services;                               How Does a State Select Students Under
(4) Be governed by conditions of employment                   the LEAP Program?
that are considered appropriate and
reasonable, based on such factors as type of         §692.40 What are the requirements for
work performed, geographical region, and             student eligibility?
proficiency of the employee;                         To be eligible for assistance, a student must --
(5) Not involve the construction, operation, or      (a) Meet the relevant eligibility requirements
maintenance of any part of a facility used or        contained in 34 CFR 668.32; and
to be used for religious worship or sectarian        (b) Have substantial financial need as
instruction; and                                     determined annually in accordance with the
(6) Not pay any wage to a student that is less       State's criteria approved by the Secretary.
than the current Federal minimum wage as             (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-2, 1091)
mandated by section 6(a) of the Fair Labor           [52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 65 FR
Standards Act of 1938.                               38730, June 22, 2000]
(d) For the purpose of paragraph (c)(1) of this
section, "community service" means direct
service, planning, or applied research that is --

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§692.41 What standards may a State use              §692.50 What is the Special Leveraging
to determine substantial financial need?            Educational Assistance Partnership
(a) A State determines whether a student has        Program?
substantial financial need on the basis of          The Special Leveraging Educational
criteria it establishes that are approved by the    Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) Program
Secretary. A State may define substantial           assists States in providing grants,
financial need in terms of family income,           scholarships, and community service work-
expected family contribution, and relative          study assistance to eligible students who
need as measured by the difference between          attend institutions of higher education and
the student's cost of attendance and the            demonstrate financial need. (Authority: 20 U.S.C.
resources available to meet that cost. To           1070c-3a)
determine substantial need, the State may use       [66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]
--
(1) A system for determining a student's            §692.51 What other regulations apply to
financial need under part F of title IV of the      the SLEAP Program?
HEA;
(2) The State's own needs analysis system if        The regulations listed in §692.3 also apply to
approved by the Secretary; or
                                                    the SLEAP Program. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-
(3) A combination of these systems, if              3a)
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           §692.52 What definitions apply to the
system applies the term "independent student"       SLEAP Program?
as defined under section 480(d) of the HEA.         The definitions listed in §692.4 apply to the
However, for good cause shown, the                  SLEAP Program. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-3a)
Secretary may approve, on a case-by-case            [66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]
basis, a State's need analysis system that uses
a definition for "independent student" that
varies from that term as defined in section         §692.53 What requirements must a State
480(d) of the HEA. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-2)   satisfy to receive SLEAP Program funds?
[52 FR 45433, Nov. 27, 1987, as amended at 59 FR
4223, Jan. 28, 1994]                                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
  Subpart B -- Special Leveraging                   (c) Have a program that satisfies the
 Educational Assistance Partnership                 requirements in §692.21(a), (b), (d), (e), (f),
             Program
                                                    (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]
Source: 65 FR 65608, Nov. 1, 2000, unless
otherwise noted.
                                                    §692.54 What eligibility requirements
                     General                        must a student satisfy to participate in the
                                                    SLEAP Program?


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To receive assistance under the SLEAP                What Is the Amount of Assistance and
Program, a student must meet the eligibility                How May It Be Used?
requirements contained in §692.40. (Authority:
20 U.S.C. 1070c-3a)                               §692.70 How does the Secretary allot
[66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]                      funds to the States?
                                                  For each fiscal year, the Secretary allots to
                                                  each eligible State that applies for SLEAP
 How Does a State Apply To Participate in
                                                  funds an amount in accordance with the
         the SLEAP Program?
                                                  provisions in §692.10. (Authority: 20 U.S.C.
                                                  1070c-3a)
§692.60 What must a State do to receive
an allotment under the SLEAP Program?
To receive an allotment under the SLEAP           §692.71 What activities may be funded
Program, a State must --                          under the SLEAP Program?
(a) Submit an application in accordance with      A State may use the funds it receives under
                                                  the SLEAP Program for one or more of the
the provisions in §692.20;
                                                  following activities:
(b) Identify the activities in §692.71 for        (a) Supplement LEAP grant awards to eligible
which it plans to use the SLEAP Federal and       students who demonstrate financial need by --
non-Federal funds;                                (1) Increasing the LEAP grant award amounts
(c) Ensure that the non-Federal funds used as     for students; or
matching funds represent dollars that are in      (2) Increasing the number of students
excess of the total dollars that a State spent    receiving LEAP grant awards.
for need-based grants, scholarships, and          (b) Supplement LEAP community service
work-study assistance for fiscal year 1999,       work-study awards to eligible students who
including the State funds reported as part of     demonstrate financial need by --
its LEAP Program;                                 (1) Increasing the LEAP community service
(d) Provide an assurance that for the fiscal      work-study award amounts for students; or
year prior to the fiscal year for which the       (2) Increasing the number of students
State is requesting Federal funds, the amount     receiving LEAP community service work-
the State expended from non-Federal sources       study awards.
per student, or the aggregate amount the State    (c) Award scholarships to eligible students
expended, for all the authorized activities in    who demonstrate financial need and who --
                                                  (1) Demonstrate merit or academic
§692.71 will be no less than the amount the
                                                  achievement; or
State expended from non-Federal sources per       (2) Wish to enter a program of study leading
student, or in the aggregate, for those           to a career in --
activities for the second fiscal year prior to    (i) Information technology;
the fiscal year for which the State is            (ii) Mathematics, computer science, or
requesting Federal funds; and                     engineering;
(e) Ensure that the Federal share will not        (iii) Teaching; or
exceed one-third of the total funds expended      (iv) Other fields determined by the State to be
under the SLEAP Program. (Authority: 20 U.S.C.    critical to the State's workforce needs.
1070c-3a)                                         (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c-3a)
[65 FR 65608, Nov. 1, 2000, as amended at 66 FR   [66 FR 34039, June 26, 2001]
34039, June 26, 2001]




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§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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                 S ection I: Assurances and S ignature
                 The state agency designated in Section A hereby assures the U.S. Secretary of Education that it will comply with all
                 provisions of the laws and regulations applicable to the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) and
                 Special Leveraging Educ

                         That it is the "single state agency" designated to administer the LEAP and SLEAP programs as required by
                         section 415 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
                         That LEAP assistance to a full-time student will not be more than $5,000 per academic year.
                         That the state will use no more than 20 percent of its allotment for each fiscal year for payments to eligible
                         students for community service-learning jobs as defined in 34 CFR 692.30(d).
                         That no student or parent shall be required by the state or any institution participating in the state's LEAP
                         or SLEAP programs to pay a fee payable to an entity other than the state for the collection of any data
                         needed to make a determination of a stude
                         That LEAP and SLEAP recipients are selected on the basis of substantial financial need, determined
                         annually according to criteria established by the state and approved by the Secretary.
                         That all public and nonprofit institutions of higher education in the state are eligible to participate in the
                         state LEAP and SLEAP programs, unless such participation is prohibited by the state's constitution or by
                         state law enacted before O ctober 1, 197
                         That the non-federal portion of expenditures for LEAP grants and work-study jobs under this program will
                         be from funds supplied by the state from direct state appropriations as required under section 415C(b)(6),
                         (b)(8), and (b)(10) of the HEA.
                         That if a state's allocation of LEAP and SLEAP funds is based in part on the financial need demonstrated by
                         independent students as defined in section 480(d) of the HEA or students attending less-than-full-time, a
                         reasonable proportion of the LEAP and SLE

                         That to the extent practicable, state LEAP and SLEAP program funds shall represent the same proportional
                         distribution of the funds awarded to independent students in the LEAP and SLEAP programs as to the funds
                         awarded to all students in the state program
                         That no payment will be made to a student, either directly by the state or indirectly through an institution
                         of higher education under the LEAP and SLEAP programs, unless the student meets the eligibility
                         requirements of the program regulations (34 CFR 69
                         That the state will maintain fiscal control and fund accounting procedures that provide for such reports as
                         may be reasonably necessary to enable the Secretary to perform the Secretary's functions under the LEAP
                         and SLEAP programs.
                         That the state will provide for annual, independent, non-federal audits of its LEAP and SLEAP programs
                         operations as required by section 7501(8)(A) of the Single Audit Act of 1984 (31 USC).
                 If your state participates in the SLEAP Program, the state agency further assures the U.S. Secretary of
                 Education of the following:
                         That the SLEAP funds will only be used for the authorized activities described under section 415E(c) of the
                         HEA.
                         That for purposes of determining the state's share of the cost of authorized SLEAP activities, the state will
                         consider only those expenditures from non-federal sources that exceed its total expenditures for need-based
                         grants, scholarships, and work-study


                         That the total amount spent per student O R the total amount of funds spent by the state, from non-federal
                         sources, for the authorized activities described under section 415E(c) of the HEA for the preceding award
                         year was not less than the amount spent per

                         That the federal share of the total cost of the authorized activities under the SLEAP Program for any fiscal
                         year shall not be more than 33 1/3 percent and the remaining share of the total cost of the state's SLEAP
                         Program are matching dollars derived fro


                 THE S TATE AGENCY CERTIFIES THAT THE INFORMATION IN THIS APPLICATION IS TRUE AND
                                                                                                                                          Sign, date, and mail
                 ACCURATE AND IS BAS ED UPON INFORMATION REFLECTED IN THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNTING AND
                                                                                                                                          certification page along
                 PROGRAM RECORDS OF THIS AGENCY, AND UPON REQUES T, S UCH RECORDS WILL BE MADE
                                                                                                                                          with drug-free
                 AVAILABLE TO THE S E
                                                                                                                                          certification page.
                         M e, CEO
                         Typed Name/Title of Chief Executive

                           eg  rn
                         Gr Ger a s                                                                                31-May-02
                         S ignature of the Chief Executive Officer of Applicant S tate                Date



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        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).
                                                                                                                                                    Allotment  LEAP    SLEAP
        Number of Independent Recipients: This total is the number of independent SLEAP recipients of both the Federal allotment and all state      My State $546,833 $674,427
        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 2-1: $1,348,854
        match, on a 2-to-1 basis, or overmatch your Federal allotment. These funds are aw arded to students under the SLEAP Program



                                                                                                                                                                   Note: LEAP
                                                                                                                                                                   Expenditures are
        Section B: SLEAP Grant Expenditures by Type of Institution
                                                                                                                                                                   reported under the
                                  Dependent Student Recipients                                      Independent Student Recipients                                 LEAP Sections.
                                                                                                                                                                   And SLEAP
                                      Number of                                                 Number of                                                          Expenditures are
                                                      Total Federal                                            Total Federal
              Type of Institution     Dependent                          Total State Funds    Independent                       Total State Funds                  reported seperatly
                                                         Funds                                                    Funds
                                      Recipients                                                Recipients
                                                                                                                                                                   under the SLEAP
                            2-year            568      $75,545.00            $179,180.00              1501      $62,354.00        $147,826.00                      Sections.
          Public:
                            4-year           1185     $150,986.00            $286,614.00               985      $89,654.00        $209,532.00
          Private         2-year                0           $0.00                  $0.00                 0           $0.00              $0.00
         Nonprofit:       4-year              821      $80,354.00            $183,308.00               422      $79,354.00        $180,136.00            Grid Totals (Section
        Other Nonprofit:                                                                                                                                 B, C, D, and E) must
        (Public or Private)                   527      $66,344.00             $97,356.00               884      $69,836.00          $64,902.00           equal across
        Proprietary:                                                                                                                                     categories.
        (For-Profit)                            0           $0.00                  $0.00                 0       $0.00                  $0.00
                   Totals                    3101     $373,229.00            $746,458.00              3792 $301,198.00            $602,396.00




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                                        Section C: SLEAP Community Service Work-Study Expenditures by Type of Institution
                                                               Dependent Student Recipients          Independent Student Recipients
Pages 5 & 6                                 Type of Institution
                                                                         Number of
                                                                         Dependent
                                                                                          Total Federal   Total State
                                                                                                                           Number of
                                                                                                                         Independent
                                                                                                                                            Total Federal   Total State
                                                                                                                                                                           Allotment  LEAP    SLEAP
                                                                                             Funds          Funds                              Funds          Funds
                                                                         Recipients                                        Recipients                                      My State $546,833 $674,427
                                                           2-year
                                          Public:
                                                          4-year
                                          Private         2-year
                                         Nonprofit:       4-year                                                                                                                   Match 2-1: $1,348,854
                                        Other Nonprofit:
                                        (Public or Private)
                                        Proprietary:
                                        (For-Profit)
                                                  Totals                              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                    Independent Student Recipients
                                                                         Number of                                         Number of
                                                                                          Total Federal   Total State                       Total Federal   Total State
                                         Income Level of Recipient       Dependent                                       Independent
                                                                                             Funds          Funds                              Funds          Funds               Grid Totals (Section
                                                                         Recipients                                        Recipients
                                                                                                                                                                                  B, C, D, and E) must
                                           $ 0 to $ 19,999                      2163      $199,409.00     $373,229.00            2097       $150,599.00     $301,198.00
                                                                                                                                                                                  equal across
                                         $ 20,000 to $ 39,999                    846      $101,905.00     $248,819.00            1307        $95,299.00     $200,799.00           categories.
                                            $ 40,000 and Over                     92       $71,915.00     $124,410.00             388        $55,300.00     $100,399.00
                                                 Totals                         3101      $373,229.00     $746,458.00            3792       $301,198.00     $602,396.00

                                        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 less-
                                        than-full-time studen



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

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




     ME, CEO                                                               Greg Gerrans                                                                     31-Oct-01
      Name of authorized official                                          Signature                                                                Date


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