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                                                to 202–401–0920. Please specify the                     electronic, mechanical, or other                      Requests may also be electronically
                                                complete title of the information                       technological collection techniques or                mailed to the Internet address
                                                collection and OMB Control Number                       other forms of information technology.       or faxed to 202–
                                                when making your request.                                                                                     401–0920. Please specify the complete
                                                   Individuals who use a                                  Dated: March 16, 2011.
                                                                                                                                                              title of the information collection and
                                                telecommunications device for the deaf                  Darrin A. King,                                       OMB Control Number when making
                                                (TDD) may call the Federal Information                  Director, Information Collection Clearance            your request.
                                                Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–                      Division, Regulatory Information                         Individuals who use a
                                                8339.                                                   Management Services, Office of Management.
                                                                                                                                                              telecommunications device for the deaf
                                                [FR Doc. 2011–6674 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am]              Federal Student Aid                                   (TDD) may call the Federal Information
                                                BILLING CODE 4000–01–P                                                                                        Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–
                                                                                                           Type of Review: Extension.
                                                                                                           Title of Collection: William D. Ford               8339.
                                                                                                        Federal (Direct Loan) Program and                     [FR Doc. 2011–6672 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am]
                                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                                 Federal Family Education Loan                         BILLING CODE 4000–01–P

                                                Notice of Submission for OMB Review                     Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness
                                                                                                        Application and Teacher Loan
                                                AGENCY:  Department of Education.                       Forgiveness Forbearance Request.                      DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                                ACTION: Comment Request.                                   OMB Control Number: 1845–0059.
                                                                                                                                                              Applications for New Awards; Fund for
                                                                                                           Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
                                                SUMMARY:    The Director, Information                                                                         the Improvement of Postsecondary
                                                                                                           Frequency of Responses: On
                                                Collection Clearance Division,                                                                                Education—Comprehensive Program
                                                Regulatory Information Management                          Affected Public: Individuals or                    AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary
                                                Services, Office of Management invites                  households.                                           Education, Department of Education.
                                                comments on the submission for OMB                         Total Estimated Number of Annual                   ACTION: Notice.
                                                review as required by the Paperwork                     Responses: 8,700.
                                                Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13).                    Total Estimated Annual Burden                      Overview Information
                                                DATES: Interested persons are invited to                Hours: 2,871.
                                                submit comments on or before April 21,                     Abstract: These forms serve as the                 Fund for the Improvement of
                                                2011.                                                   means by which eligible borrowers in                  Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)—
                                                ADDRESSES: Written comments should                      the Federal Family Education Loan                     Comprehensive Program
                                                be addressed to the Office of                           Program and the William D. Ford                         Notice inviting applications for new
                                                Information and Regulatory Affairs,                     Federal Direct Loan Program apply for                 awards for fiscal year (FY) 2011.
                                                Attention: Education Desk Officer,                      teacher loan forgiveness and request                    Catalog of Federal Domestic
                                                Office of Management and Budget, 725                    forbearance on their loans while                      Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.116B.
                                                17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New                       performing qualifying teaching service.               DATES: Applications Available: March
                                                Executive Office Building, Washington,                  The Teacher Loan Forgiveness                          22, 2011.
                                                DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395–5806 or                 Application is used by eligible Federal                 Deadline for Transmittal of
                                                e-mailed to oira_submission@                            Family Education Loan and Direct Loan                 Applications: May 23, 2011.
                                       with a cc: to                               program borrowers; borrowers apply for                  Deadline for Intergovernmental
                                       Please note that                    loan forgiveness after they have                      Review: July 20, 2011.
                                                written comments received in response                   completed five years of qualifying
                                                to this notice will be considered public                                                                      Full Text of Announcement
                                                                                                        teaching service at a low-income
                                                records.                                                elementary school, secondary school, or               I. Funding Opportunity Description
                                                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section                      educational service agency. The Teacher                  Purpose of Program: The
                                                3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of                  Loan Forgiveness Forbearance Request                  Comprehensive Program supports
                                                1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires                    serves as the means by which a                        innovative grants and cooperative
                                                that the Office of Management and                       borrower who intends to apply for                     agreements to improve postsecondary
                                                Budget (OMB) provide interested                         teacher loan forgiveness requests                     education. It supports reforms,
                                                Federal agencies and the public an early                forbearance (permission to temporarily                innovations, and significant
                                                opportunity to comment on information                   cease making payments) on the loans for               improvements of postsecondary
                                                collection requests. The OMB is                         which he or she is seeking forgiveness                education that respond to problems of
                                                particularly interested in comments                     while performing qualifying teaching                  national significance and serve as
                                                which: (1) Evaluate whether the                         service applies for said loan forgiveness.            national models.
                                                proposed collection of information is                      Copies of the information collection                  Priorities: This notice contains three
                                                necessary for the proper performance of                 submission for OMB review may be                      competitive preference priorities and
                                                the functions of the agency, including                  accessed from the Web site                two invitational priorities. The
                                                whether the information will have                       at                  competitive preference priorities are
                                                practical utility; (2) Evaluate the                     PRAMain or from the Department’s Web                  from the notice of final supplemental
                                                accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the                site at, by                    priorities and definitions for
                                                burden of the proposed collection of                    selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending                        discretionary grant programs, published
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                                                information, including the validity of                  Collections’’ link and by clicking on link            in the Federal Register on December 15,
                                                the methodology and assumptions used;                   number 4485. When you access the                      2010 (75 FR 78486).
                                                (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and                   information collection, click on                         Competitive Preference Priorities: For
                                                clarity of the information to be                        ‘‘Download Attachments ’’ to view.                    FY 2011, these priorities are competitive
                                                collected; and (4) Minimize the burden                  Written requests for information should               preference priorities. Under 34 CFR
                                                of the collection of information on those               be addressed to U.S. Department of                    75.105(c)(2)(i), we award up to an
                                                who are to respond, including through                   Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,                  additional two points, for each priority
                                                the use of appropriate automated,                       LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537.                       met, to an application that meets one or

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                                                more of these priorities. We will not                   and colleges and between 2- and 4-year                  Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86
                                                award more than a total of six                          postsecondary programs.                               apply to institutions of higher education
                                                competitive preference points to any                                                                          (IHEs) only.
                                                                                                        Invitational Priority 2—Reducing
                                                                                                        Instructional Costs.                                  II. Award Information
                                                  These priorities are:
                                                                                                           For applicants that are addressing                   Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
                                                Competitive Preference Priority 1—                      Competitive Preference Priority 3—                      Estimated Available Funds: The
                                                Increasing Postsecondary Success                        Improving Productivity, we are                        Administration has requested
                                                  Projects that are designed to address                 particularly interested in projects that              $64,036,000 for the Fund for the
                                                one or more of the following priority                   propose to make meaningful and                        Improvement of Postsecondary
                                                areas:                                                  constructive changes to postsecondary                 Education for FY 2011, of which we
                                                  (a) Increasing the number and                         courses and programs that effectively                 intend to use an estimated $20,347,000
                                                proportion of high-need students (as                    demonstrate potential in improving                    for awards under this competition. The
                                                defined in this notice) who persist in                  learning outcomes while reducing the                  actual level of funding, if any, depends
                                                and complete college or other                           cost of delivery.                                     on final congressional action. However,
                                                postsecondary education and training.                      Definitions: These definitions are                 we are inviting applications to allow
                                                  (f) Increasing the number and                         from the notice of final supplemental                 enough time to complete the grant
                                                proportion of postsecondary students                    priorities and definitions for                        process, if Congress appropriates funds
                                                who complete college or other                           discretionary grant programs, published               for this program.
                                                postsecondary education and training                    in the Federal Register on December 15,                 Estimated Range of Awards:
                                                and who are demonstrably prepared for                   2010.                                                 $500,000–$750,000 for a three year
                                                successful employment, active                              High-need children and high-need                   project period. $150,000-$200,000 for
                                                participation in civic life, and lifelong               students means children and students at               the first year.
                                                learning.                                               risk of educational failure, such as                    Estimated Average Size of Awards:
                                                                                                        children and students who are living in               $733,000—for a three-year project
                                                Competitive Preference Priority 2—                      poverty, who are English learners, who                period. $175,000 for the first year.
                                                Enabling More Data-Based Decision-                      are far below grade level or who are not                Maximum Award: We will reject any
                                                Making                                                  on track to becoming college- or career-              application that proposes a budget
                                                  Projects that are designed to collect                 ready by graduation, who have left                    exceeding $750,000 for the 36 month
                                                (or obtain), analyze, and use high-                     school or college before receiving,                   budget period. The Assistant Secretary
                                                quality and timely data, including data                 respectively, a regular high school                   for Postsecondary Education may
                                                on program participant outcomes, in                     diploma or a college degree or                        change the maximum amount through a
                                                accordance with privacy requirements                    certificate, who are at risk of not                   notice published in the Federal
                                                (as defined in this notice), in the                     graduating with a diploma on time, who                Register.
                                                following priority area:                                are homeless, who are in foster care,                   Estimated Number of Awards: 28.
                                                  Improving postsecondary student                       who are pregnant or parenting                           Note: The Department is not bound by any
                                                outcomes relating to enrollment,                        teenagers, who have been incarcerated,                estimates in this notice.
                                                persistence, and completion and leading                 who are new immigrants, who are
                                                                                                        migrant, or who have disabilities.                      Project Period: Up to 36 months.
                                                to career success.
                                                                                                           Open educational resources (OER)                   III. Eligibility Information
                                                Competitive Preference Priority 3—                      means teaching, learning, and research
                                                Improving Productivity.                                                                                         1. Eligible Applicants: IHEs or
                                                                                                        resources that reside in the public
                                                                                                                                                              combinations of IHEs and other public
                                                   Projects that are designed to                        domain or have been released under an
                                                                                                                                                              and private nonprofit institutions and
                                                significantly increase efficiency in the                intellectual property license that
                                                use of time, staff, money, or other                     permits their free use or repurposing by
                                                                                                                                                                2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This
                                                resources while improving student                       others.
                                                                                                                                                              program does not require cost sharing or
                                                learning or other educational outcomes                     Privacy requirements means the
                                                (i.e., outcome per unit of resource).                   requirements of the Family Educational
                                                Such projects may include innovative                    Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20                    IV. Application and Submission
                                                and sustainable uses of technology,                     U.S.C. 1232g, and its implementing                    Information
                                                modification of school schedules and                    regulations in 34 CFR part 99, the                       1. Address to Request Application
                                                teacher compensation systems, use of                    Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, as well as all            Package: ED Pubs, U.S. Department of
                                                open educational resources (as defined                  applicable Federal, State and local                   Education, P.O. Box 22207, Alexandria,
                                                in this notice), or other strategies.                   requirements regarding privacy.                       VA 22304. Telephone, toll free: 1–877–
                                                   Invitational Priorities: For FY 2011,                  Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1138–1138d.            433–7827. FAX: (703) 605–6794. If you
                                                these priorities are invitational                          Applicable Regulations: (a) The                    use a telecommunications device for the
                                                priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1),                  Education Department General                          deaf (TDD), call, toll free: 1–877–576–
                                                we do not give an application that meets                Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in                 7734.
                                                these priorities a competitive or                       34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 84,                 You can contact ED Pubs at its Web
                                                absolute preference over other                          85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The notice of             site, also: or at
                                                                                                        final supplemental priorities and
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                                                applications.                                                                                                 its e-mail address:
                                                   These priorities are:                                definitions for discretionary grant                      If you request an application package
                                                                                                        programs, published in the Federal                    from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this
                                                Invitational Priority 1—Curriculum                      Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR                  program or competition as follows:
                                                Alignment.                                              78486).                                               CFDA number 84.116B.
                                                   Under this priority, we are                            Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79                Individuals with disabilities can
                                                particularly interested in initiatives to               apply to all applicants except Federally              obtain a copy of the application package
                                                align curriculum between high schools                   recognized Indian Tribes.                             in an accessible format (e.g., braille,

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                                                large print, audiotape, or computer                        Individuals with disabilities who                  may take three or more business days to
                                                diskette) by contacting the person or                   need an accommodation or auxiliary aid                complete.
                                                team listed under Accessible Format in                  in connection with the application                      In addition, if you are submitting your
                                                section VIII of this notice.                            process should contact the person listed              application via, you must (1)
                                                   2. Content and Form of Application                   under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION                         be designated by your organization as an
                                                Submission: Requirements concerning                     CONTACT in section VII of this notice. If             Authorized Organization Representative
                                                the content of an application, together                 the Department provides an                            (AOR); and (2) register yourself with
                                                with the forms you must submit, are in                  accommodation or auxiliary aid to an         as an AOR. Details on these
                                                the application package for this                        individual with a disability in                       steps are outlined in the 3-
                                                program.                                                connection with the application                       Step Registration Guide (see http://
                                                   Page Limit: The application narrative                process, the individual’s application       
                                                is where you, the applicant, address the                remains subject to all other                          Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf).
                                                selection criteria that reviewers use to                requirements and limitations in this                    7. Other Submission Requirements:
                                                evaluate your application. You must                     notice.                                               Applications for grants under this
                                                limit the application narrative to no                      Deadline for Intergovernmental                     program must be submitted
                                                more than 30 pages.                                     Review: July 20, 2011.                                electronically unless you qualify for an
                                                   • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side                 4. Intergovernmental Review: This                  exception to this requirement in
                                                only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom,               program is subject to Executive Order                 accordance with the instructions in this
                                                and both sides.                                         12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR                   section.
                                                   • Double space (no more than three                   part 79. Information about
                                                lines per vertical inch) all text in the                                                                      a. Electronic Submission of
                                                                                                        Intergovernmental Review of Federal                   Applications
                                                application narrative, including titles,                Programs under Executive Order 12372
                                                headings, footnotes, quotations,                        is in the application package for this                   Applications for grants under the
                                                references, and captions, as well as all                program.                                              Comprehensive Program, CFDA number
                                                text in charts, tables, figures, and                                                                          84.116B, must be submitted
                                                                                                           5. Funding Restrictions: We reference
                                                graphs.                                                                                                       electronically using the
                                                                                                        regulations outlining funding
                                                   • Use a font that is either 12 point or                                                                    Governmentwide Apply site
                                                                                                        restrictions in the Applicable
                                                larger, or no smaller than 10 pitch                                                                           at Through this
                                                                                                        Regulations section of this notice.
                                                (characters per inch).                                                                                        site, you will be able to download a
                                                   • Use one of the following fonts:                       6. Data Universal Numbering System
                                                                                                                                                              copy of the application package,
                                                Times New Roman, Courier, Courier                       Number, Taxpayer Identification
                                                                                                                                                              complete it offline, and then upload and
                                                New, or Arial. An application submitted                 Number, and Central Contractor
                                                                                                                                                              submit your application. You may not e-
                                                in any other font (including Times                      Registry: To do business with the
                                                                                                                                                              mail an electronic copy of a grant
                                                Roman or Arial Narrow) will not be                      Department of Education, you must—
                                                                                                                                                              application to us.
                                                accepted.                                                  a. Have a Data Universal Numbering                    We will reject your application if you
                                                   The 30-page limit does not apply to                  System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer                   submit it in paper format unless, as
                                                the cover sheet; the budget section,                    Identification Number (TIN);                          described elsewhere in this section, you
                                                including the budget narrative; the                        b. Register both your DUNS number                  qualify for one of the exceptions to the
                                                assurances and certifications; the one-                 and TIN with the Central Contractor                   electronic submission requirement and
                                                page abstract; the resumes; the                         Registry (CCR), the Government’s                      submit, no later than two weeks before
                                                bibliography; or the letters of support.                primary registrant database;                          the application deadline date, a written
                                                However, the page limit does apply to                      c. Provide your DUNS number and                    statement to the Department that you
                                                all of the application narrative section.               TIN on your application; and                          qualify for one of these exceptions.
                                                                                                           d. Maintain an active CCR registration             Further information regarding
                                                  Note: Partial pages (pages on which the
                                                narrative or data do not take up the full page)         with current information while your                   calculation of the date that is two weeks
                                                are counted as whole pages for purposes of              application is under review by the                    before the application deadline date is
                                                the page limitation.                                    Department and, if you are awarded a                  provided later in this section under
                                                   We will reject your application if you               grant, during the project period.                     Exception to Electronic Submission
                                                exceed the page limit.                                     You can obtain a DUNS number from                  Requirement.
                                                   3. Submission Dates and Times:                       Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number                        You may access the electronic grant
                                                   Applications Available: March 22,                    can be created within one business day.               application for the Comprehensive
                                                2011.                                                      If you are a corporate entity, agency,             Program at You
                                                   Deadline for Transmittal of                          institution, or organization, you can                 must search for the downloadable
                                                Applications: May 23, 2011.                             obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue                application package for this competition
                                                   Applications for grants under this                   Service. If you are an individual, you                by the CFDA number. Do not include
                                                program must be submitted                               can obtain a TIN from the Internal                    the CFDA number’s alpha suffix in your
                                                electronically using the                     Revenue Service or the Social Security                search (e.g., search for 84.116, not
                                                Apply site ( For information                Administration. If you need a new TIN,                84.116B).
                                                (including dates and times) about how                   please allow 2–5 weeks for your TIN to                   Please note the following:
                                                to submit your application                              become active.                                           • When you enter the site,
                                                electronically, or in paper format by                      The CCR registration process may take              you will find information about
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                                                mail or hand delivery if you qualify for                five or more business days to complete.               submitting an application electronically
                                                an exception to the electronic                          If you are currently registered with the              through the site, as well as the hours of
                                                submission requirement, please refer to                 CCR, you may not need to make any                     operation.
                                                section IV. 7. Other Submission                         changes. However, please make certain                    • Applications received by
                                                Requirements of this notice.                            that the TIN associated with your DUNS                are date and time stamped. Your
                                                   We do not consider an application                    number is correct. Also note that you                 application must be fully uploaded and
                                                that does not comply with the deadline                  will need to update your CCR                          submitted and must be date and time
                                                requirements.                                           registration on an annual basis. This                 stamped by the system no

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                                                later than 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC                 tracking number. (This notification                   requirement, and may submit your
                                                time, on the application deadline date.                 indicates receipt by only, not             application in paper format, if you are
                                                Except as otherwise noted in this                       receipt by the Department.) The                       unable to submit an application through
                                                section, we will not accept your                        Department then will retrieve your                    the system because—
                                                application if it is received—that is, date             application from and send a                   • You do not have access to the
                                                and time stamped by the                      second notification to you by e-mail.                 Internet; or
                                                system—after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington,                  This second notification indicates that                  • You do not have the capacity to
                                                DC time, on the application deadline                    the Department has received your                      upload large documents to the
                                                date. We do not consider an application                 application and has assigned your            system; and
                                                that does not comply with the deadline                  application a PR/Award number (an ED-                    • No later than two weeks before the
                                                requirements. When we retrieve your                     specified identifying number unique to                application deadline date (14 calendar
                                                application from, we will                    your application).                                    days or, if the fourteenth calendar day
                                                notify you if we are rejecting your                        • We may request that you provide us               before the application deadline date
                                                application because it was date and time                original signatures on forms at a later               falls on a Federal holiday, the next
                                                stamped by the system after                  date.                                                 business day following the Federal
                                                4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on                      Application Deadline Date Extension                holiday), you mail or fax a written
                                                the application deadline date.                          in Case of Technical Issues with the                  statement to the Department, explaining
                                                   • The amount of time it can take to         System: If you are                         which of the two grounds for an
                                                upload an application will vary                         experiencing problems submitting your                 exception prevent you from using the
                                                depending on a variety of factors,                      application through, please                Internet to submit your application.
                                                including the size of the application and               contact the Support Desk,                     If you mail your written statement to
                                                the speed of your Internet connection.                  toll free, at 1–800–518–4726. You must                the Department, it must be postmarked
                                                Therefore, we strongly recommend that                   obtain a Support Desk Case                 no later than two weeks before the
                                                you do not wait until the application                   Number and must keep a record of it.                  application deadline date. If you fax
                                                deadline date to begin the submission                      If you are prevented from                          your written statement to the
                                                process through                             electronically submitting your                        Department, we must receive the faxed
                                                   • You should review and follow the                   application on the application deadline               statement no later than two weeks
                                                Education Submission Procedures for                     date because of technical problems with               before the application deadline date.
                                                submitting an application through                       the system, we will grant you                 Address and mail or fax your
                                       that are included in the                     an extension until 4:30:00 p.m.,                      statement to: Sarah T. Beaton,
                                                application package for this competition                Washington, DC time, the following                    Comprehensive Program, U.S.
                                                to ensure that you submit your                          business day to enable you to transmit                Department of Education, 1990 K Street,
                                                application in a timely manner to the                   your application electronically or by                 NW., room 6054, Washington, DC
                                       system. You can also find the                hand delivery. You also may mail your                 20006–8521. FAX: (202) 502–7877.
                                                Education Submission Procedures                         application by following the mailing                     Your paper application must be
                                                pertaining to under News                     instructions described elsewhere in this              submitted in accordance with the mail
                                                and Events on the Department’s G5                       notice.                                               or hand delivery instructions described
                                                system home page at                     If you submit an application after                 in this notice.
                                                   • You will not receive additional                    4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on
                                                point value because you submit your                     the application deadline date, please                 b. Submission of Paper Applications by
                                                application in electronic format, nor                   contact the person listed under FOR                   Mail
                                                will we penalize you if you qualify for                 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in                           If you qualify for an exception to the
                                                an exception to the electronic                          section VII of this notice and provide an             electronic submission requirement, you
                                                submission requirement, as described                    explanation of the technical problem                  may mail (through the U.S. Postal
                                                elsewhere in this section, and submit                   you experienced with, along                Service or a commercial carrier) your
                                                your application in paper format.                       with the Support Desk Case                 application to the Department. You
                                                   • You must submit all documents                      Number. We will accept your                           must mail the original and two copies
                                                electronically, including all information               application if we can confirm that a                  of your application, on or before the
                                                you typically provide on the following                  technical problem occurred with the                   application deadline date, to the
                                                forms: the Application for Federal             system and that that problem               Department at the following address:
                                                Assistance (SF 424), the Department of                  affected your ability to submit your                  U.S. Department of Education,
                                                Education Supplemental Information for                  application by 4:30:00 p.m.,                          Application Control Center, Attention:
                                                SF 424, Budget Information—Non-                         Washington, DC time, on the                           (CFDA Number 84.116B), LBJ Basement
                                                Construction Programs (ED 524), and all                 application deadline date. The                        Level 1, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
                                                necessary assurances and certifications.                Department will contact you after a                   Washington, DC 20202–4260.
                                                   • You must upload any narrative                      determination is made on whether your                    You must show proof of mailing
                                                sections and any other attachments to                   application will be accepted.                         consisting of one of the following:
                                                your application as files in a .PDF                                                                              (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service
                                                                                                           Note: The extensions to which we refer in
                                                (Portable Document) format only. If you                 this section apply only to the unavailability         postmark.
                                                upload a file type other than a .PDF or                 of, or technical problems with, the           (2) A legible mail receipt with the
                                                submit a password-protected file, we                    system. We will not grant you an extension            date of mailing stamped by the U.S.
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                                                will not review that material.                          if you failed to fully register to submit your        Postal Service.
                                                   • Your electronic application must                   application to before the                     (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or
                                                comply with any page-limit                              application deadline date and time or if the          receipt from a commercial carrier.
                                                requirements described in this notice.                  technical problem you experienced is                     (4) Any other proof of mailing
                                                   • After you electronically submit                    unrelated to the system.                   acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S.
                                                your application, you will receive from                   Exception to Electronic Submission                  Department of Education.
                                       an automatic notification of                 Requirement: You qualify for an                          If you mail your application through
                                                receipt that contains a                      exception to the electronic submission                the U.S. Postal Service, we do not

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                                                accept either of the following as proof                 submitted a report of unacceptable                    75.720(c). For specific requirements on
                                                of mailing:                                             quality.                                              reporting, please go to http://
                                                  (1) A private metered postmark.                          In addition, in making a competitive     
                                                  (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by               grant award, the Secretary also requires              appforms/appforms.html.
                                                the U.S. Postal Service.                                various assurances including those                       4. Performance Measures: Under the
                                                  If your application is postmarked after               applicable to Federal civil rights laws               Government Performance and Results
                                                the application deadline date, we will                  that prohibit discrimination in programs              Act of 1993 (GPRA), the Department
                                                not consider your application.                          or activities receiving Federal financial             will use the following two performance
                                                  Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not                assistance from the Department of                     measures in assessing the successful
                                                uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before              Education (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4,                performance of the Comprehensive
                                                relying on this method, you should check                108.8, and 110.23).                                   Program:
                                                with your local post office.                               3. Special Conditions: Under 34 CFR                   (1) The extent to which funded
                                                                                                        74.14 and 80.12, the Secretary may                    projects are being replicated (i.e.,
                                                c. Submission of Paper Applications by                  impose special conditions on a grant if               adopted or adapted by others).
                                                Hand Delivery                                           the applicant or grantee is not                          (2) The extent to which projects are
                                                                                                        financially stable; has a history of                  being institutionalized and continued
                                                  If you qualify for an exception to the                                                                      after funding.
                                                electronic submission requirement, you                  unsatisfactory performance; has a
                                                                                                        financial or other management system                     If funded, you will be asked to collect
                                                (or a courier service) may deliver your                                                                       and report data from your project on
                                                paper application to the Department by                  that does not meet the standards in 34
                                                                                                        CFR parts 74 or 80, as applicable; has                steps taken toward achieving the
                                                hand. You must deliver the original and                                                                       outcomes evaluated by these
                                                two copies of your application by hand,                 not fulfilled the conditions of a prior
                                                                                                        grant; or is otherwise not responsible.               performance measures (i.e.,
                                                on or before the application deadline                                                                         institutionalization and replication).
                                                date, to the Department at the following                VI. Award Administration Information                  Consequently, applicants are advised to
                                                address: U.S. Department of Education,                     1. Award Notices: If your application              include these two outcomes in
                                                Application Control Center, Attention:                  is successful, we notify your U.S.                    conceptualizing the design,
                                                (CFDA Number 84.116B), 550 12th                         Representative and U.S. Senators and                  implementation, and evaluation of their
                                                Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center                  send you a Grant Award Notification                   proposed projects. Institutionalization
                                                Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260.                       (GAN). We may notify you informally,                  and replication are important outcomes
                                                  The Application Control Center                        also.                                                 that ensure the ultimate success of
                                                accepts hand deliveries daily between                      If your application is not evaluated or            projects funded under this program.
                                                8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington,                 not selected for funding, we notify you.                 5. Continuation Awards: In making a
                                                DC time, except Saturdays, Sundays,                        2. Administrative and National Policy              continuation award, the Secretary may
                                                and Federal holidays.                                   Requirements: We identify                             consider, under 34 CFR 75.253, the
                                                   Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper              administrative and national policy                    extent to which a grantee has made
                                                Applications: If you mail or hand deliver               requirements in the application package               ‘‘substantial progress toward meeting the
                                                your application to the Department—                     and reference these and other                         objectives in its approved application.’’
                                                   (1) You must indicate on the envelope                requirements in the Applicable                        This consideration includes the review
                                                and—if not provided by the Department—in                Regulations section of this notice.                   of a grantee’s progress in meeting the
                                                Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number,                     We reference the regulations outlining             targets and projected outcomes in its
                                                including suffix letter, if any, of the
                                                competition under which you are submitting
                                                                                                        the terms and conditions of an award in               approved application, and whether the
                                                your application; and                                   the Applicable Regulations section of                 grantee has expended funds in a manner
                                                   (2) The Application Control Center will              this notice and include these and other               that is consistent with its approved
                                                mail to you a notification of receipt of your           specific conditions in the GAN. The                   application and budget. In making a
                                                grant application. If you do not receive this           GAN also incorporates your approved                   continuation grant, the Secretary also
                                                notification within 15 business days from the           application as part of your binding                   considers whether the grantee is
                                                application deadline date, you should call              commitments under the grant.                          operating in compliance with the
                                                the U.S. Department of Education                           3. Reporting:                                      assurances in its approved application,
                                                Application Control Center at (202) 245–                   (a) If you apply for a grant under this            including those applicable to Federal
                                                6288.                                                   competition, you must ensure that you                 civil rights laws that prohibit
                                                                                                        have in place the necessary processes                 discrimination in programs or activities
                                                V. Application Review Information                       and systems to comply with the                        receiving Federal financial assistance
                                                  1. Selection Criteria: The selection                  reporting requirements in 2 CFR part                  from the Department (34 CFR 100.4,
                                                criteria for this competition are from 34               170 should you receive funding under                  104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).
                                                CFR 75.210 and are listed in the                        the competition. This does not apply if
                                                application package.                                    you have an exception under 2 CFR                     VII. Agency Contact
                                                  2. Review and Selection Process: We                   170.110(b).                                           FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                                remind potential applicants that in                        (b) At the end of your project period,             Sarah T. Beaton, Comprehensive
                                                reviewing applications in any                           you must submit a final performance                   Program, U.S. Department of Education,
                                                discretionary grant competition, the                    report, including financial information,              1990 K Street, NW., room 6054,
                                                Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR                    as directed by the Secretary. If you                  Washington, DC 20006–8544.
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                                                75.217(d)(3), the past performance of the               receive a multi-year award, you must                  Telephone: (202) 502–7621.
                                                applicant in carrying out a previous                    submit an annual performance report                      If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll
                                                award, such as the applicant’s use of                   that provides the most current                        free, at 1–800–877–8339.
                                                funds, achievement of project                           performance and financial expenditure
                                                objectives, and compliance with grant                   information as directed by the Secretary              VIII. Other Information
                                                conditions. The Secretary may also                      under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary                      Accessible Format: Individuals with
                                                consider whether the applicant failed to                may also require more frequent                        disabilities can obtain this document
                                                submit a timely performance report or                   performance reports under 34 CFR                      and a copy of the application package in

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                                                an accessible format (e.g., braille, large              (FY) 2011 and later years. We take this               criterion, we urge you to identify clearly
                                                print, audiotape, or computer diskette)                 action to focus research attention on                 the specific priority or selection
                                                on request to the program contact                       areas of national need.                               criterion that each comment addresses.
                                                person listed under FOR FURTHER                         DATES: We must receive your comments                     We invite you to assist us in
                                                INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of                   on or before April 21, 2011.                          complying with the specific
                                                this notice.                                            ADDRESSES: Address all comments about                 requirements of Executive Order 12866
                                                   Electronic Access to This Document:                  this notice to Lynn Medley, U.S.                      and its overall requirement of reducing
                                                You can view this document, as well as                  Department of Education, 400 Maryland                 regulatory burden that might result from
                                                all other documents of this Department                  Avenue, SW., room 5140, Potomac                       these proposed priorities and selection
                                                published in the Federal Register, in                   Center Plaza (PCP), Washington, DC                    criterion. Please let us know of any
                                                text or Adobe Portable Document                         20202–2700.                                           further ways we could reduce potential
                                                Format (PDF) on the Internet at the                        If you prefer to send your comments                costs or increase potential benefits
                                                following site:                 by e-mail, use the following address:                 while preserving the effective and
                                                fedregister. To use PDF you must have          You must include                  efficient administration of the program.
                                                Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is                          ‘‘Proposed Priorities for SCIMS centers                  During and after the comment period,
                                                available free at this site.                            and SCIMS Multi-Site Collaborative                    you may inspect all public comments
                                                   Note: The official version of this document          Research Projects’’ in the subject line of            about this notice in room 5133, 550 12th
                                                is the document published in the Federal                your electronic message.                              Street, SW., PCP, Washington, DC,
                                                Register. Free Internet access to the official          FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                      between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4
                                                edition of the Federal Register and the Code            Lynn Medley. Telephone: (202) 245–                    p.m., Washington, DC time, Monday
                                                of Federal Regulations is available via the                                                                   through Friday of each week except
                                                Federal Digital System at: http://
                                                                                                        7338 or by e-mail:
                                                                                                           If you use a telecommunications                    Federal holidays.
                                                                                                        device for the deaf (TDD), call the                      Assistance to Individuals With
                                                  Dated: March 17, 2011.                                Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at            Disabilities in Reviewing the
                                                Eduardo M. Ochoa,                                       1–800–877–8339.                                       Rulemaking Record: On request we will
                                                                                                        SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:                            provide an appropriate accommodation
                                                Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary
                                                Education.                                                 This notice of proposed priorities and             or auxiliary aid to an individual with a
                                                                                                        selection criterion is in concert with                disability who needs assistance to
                                                [FR Doc. 2011–6640 Filed 3–21–11; 8:45 am]
                                                                                                        NIDRR’s currently approved Long-Range                 review the comments or other
                                                BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
                                                                                                        Plan (Plan). The Plan, which was                      documents in the public rulemaking
                                                                                                        published in the Federal Register on                  record for this notice. If you want to
                                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                                 February 15, 2006 (71 FR 8165), can be                schedule an appointment for this type of
                                                                                                        accessed on the Internet at the following             accommodation or auxiliary aid, please
                                                [CFDA: 84.133N–1 and 84.133A–15]                                                                              contact the person listed under FOR
                                                                                                        list/osers/nidrr/policy.html.                         FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
                                                Funding Priorities and Selection                                                                                 Purpose of Program: The purpose of
                                                Criterion; Disability and Rehabilitation                   Through the implementation of the
                                                                                                        Plan, NIDRR seeks to: (1) Improve the                 the Disability and Rehabilitation
                                                Research Projects and Spinal Cord                                                                             Research Projects and Centers Program
                                                Injury Model Systems Centers and                        quality and utility of disability and
                                                                                                        rehabilitation research; (2) foster an                is to plan and conduct research,
                                                Multi-Site Collaborative Research                                                                             demonstration projects, training, and
                                                Projects                                                exchange of expertise, information, and
                                                                                                        training to facilitate the advancement of             related activities, including
                                                AGENCY:  Office of Special Education and                knowledge and understanding of the                    international activities, to develop
                                                Rehabilitative Services, Department of                  unique needs of traditionally                         methods, procedures, and rehabilitation
                                                Education.                                              underserved populations; (3) determine                technology, that maximize the full
                                                ACTION: Notice of proposed priorities                   best strategies and programs to improve               inclusion and integration into society,
                                                and selection criterion.                                rehabilitation outcomes for underserved               employment, independent living, family
                                                                                                        populations; (4) identify research gaps;              support, and economic and social self-
                                                SUMMARY:   The Assistant Secretary for                  (5) identify mechanisms of integrating                sufficiency of individuals with
                                                Special Education and Rehabilitative                    research and practice; and (6)                        disabilities, especially individuals with
                                                Services proposes certain funding                       disseminate findings.                                 the most severe disabilities, and to
                                                priorities and a selection criterion for                   This notice proposes two priorities                improve the effectiveness of services
                                                the Disability and Rehabilitation                       and a selection criterion that NIDRR                  authorized under the Rehabilitation Act
                                                Research Projects and Centers Program                   intends to use for competitions in FY                 of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation
                                                administered by the National Institute                  2011 and possibly later years. However,               Act).
                                                on Disability and Rehabilitation                        nothing precludes NIDRR from                             Under the Disability and
                                                Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this                    publishing additional priorities or                   Rehabilitation Research Projects and
                                                notice proposes (1) a priority under the                selection criteria, if needed.                        Centers umbrella program, the
                                                Special Projects and Demonstrations for                 Furthermore, NIDRR is under no                        Department funds projects through a
                                                Spinal Cord Injuries Program for SCIMS                  obligation to make an award for either                number of funding mechanisms,
                                                Centers (proposed priority 1), and (2) a                of these priorities. The decision to make             including the Special Projects and
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                                                priority and selection criterion for                    awards will be based on the quality of                Demonstrations for Spinal Cord Injuries
                                                Disability and Rehabilitation Research                  applications received and available                   (SCI) Program and Disability and
                                                Projects (DRRPs) that will serve as the                 funding.                                              Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP).
                                                SCIMS Multi-Site Collaborative                             Invitation to Comment: We invite you               The SCIMS centers are funded through
                                                Research Projects (proposed priority 2).                to submit comments regarding this                     the Special Projects and Demonstrations
                                                The Assistant Secretary may use one or                  notice. To ensure that your comments                  for SCI program and the SCIMS Multi-
                                                more of these priorities and selection                  have maximum effect in developing the                 Site Collaborative Research Projects are
                                                criterion for competitions in fiscal year               notice of final priorities and selection              funded as DRRPs.

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