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                                               DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE                                    DATES:   Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at 10              DATES: Anyone wishing to object to the
                                                                                                        a.m.                                                  grant of this license must file written
                                               Office of the Secretary                                  ADDRESSES:    1400 Key Boulevard, Level               objections along with supporting
                                                                                                        A, Room A101, Rosslyn, Virginia 22209.                evidence, if any, not later than August
                                               Department of Defense Wage                                                                                     9, 2011.
                                                                                                        FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                               Committee; Notice of Closed Meetings
                                                                                                        Additional information concerning the                 ADDRESSES: Written objections are to be
                                               AGENCY: Department of Defense, Office                    meetings may be obtained by writing to                filed with the Office of Technology
                                               of the Secretary.                                        the Chairman, Department of Defense                   Transfer, Naval Medical Research
                                               ACTION: Notice of closed meeting.                        Wage Committee, 4000 Defense                          Center, 503 Robert Grant Ave., Silver
                                                                                                        Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–4000.                  Spring, MD 20910–7500.
                                               SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of                                                                         FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                                                                                        SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the
                                               section 10 of Public Law 92–463, the                     provisions of section 10(d) of Public                 Roxanne Charles, Office of Legal and
                                               Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice                   Law 92–463, the Department of Defense                 Technology Services, Naval Medical
                                               is hereby given that a closed meeting of                 has determined that the meetings meet                 Research Center, 503 Robert Grant Ave.,
                                               the Department of Defense Wage                           the criteria to close meetings to the                 Silver Spring, MD 20910–7500,
                                               Committee will be held.                                  public because the matters to be                      telephone 301–319–9846.
                                               DATES: Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 10                    considered are related to internal rules                Dated: July 19, 2011.
                                               a.m.                                                     and practices of the Department of                    L. M. Senay,
                                               ADDRESSES: 1400 Key Boulevard, Level                     Defense and the detailed wage data to be
                                               A, Room A101, Rosslyn, Virginia 22209.                                                                         Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps,
                                                                                                        considered were obtained from officials
                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer.
                                               FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                         of private establishments with a
                                                                                                                                                              [FR Doc. 2011–18765 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am]
                                               Additional information concerning the                    guarantee that the data will be held in
                                                                                                                                                              BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P
                                               meetings may be obtained by writing to                   confidence.
                                               the Chairman, Department of Defense                        However, members of the public who
                                               Wage Committee, 4000 Defense                             may wish to do so are invited to submit
                                               Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–4000.                     material in writing to the chairman                   DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                               SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the                     concerning matters believed to be
                                                                                                        deserving of the Committee’s attention.               Applications for New Awards; Charter
                                               provisions of section 10(d) of Public
                                                                                                                                                              Schools Program Grants to Non-State
                                               Law 92–463, the Department of Defense                      Dated: July 20, 2011.
                                                                                                                                                              Educational Agencies for Planning,
                                               has determined that the meetings meet                    Aaron Siegel,                                         Program Design, and Initial
                                               the criteria to close meetings to the                    Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison                Implementation and for Dissemination
                                               public because the matters to be                         Officer, Department of Defense.
                                               considered are related to internal rules                 [FR Doc. 2011–18715 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am]           AGENCY: Office of Innovation and
                                               and practices of the Department of                       BILLING CODE 5001–06–P                                Improvement, Department of Education.
                                               Defense and the detailed wage data to be                                                                       ACTION: Notice.
                                               considered were obtained from officials
                                               of private establishments with a                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE                                 Overview Information
                                               guarantee that the data will be held in
                                               confidence.                                              Department of the Navy                                  Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants
                                                  However, members of the public who                                                                          to Non-State Educational Agencies
                                               may wish to do so are invited to submit                  Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially                 (Non-SEA) for Planning, Program
                                               material in writing to the chairman                      Exclusive Patent License;                             Design, and Initial Implementation and
                                               concerning matters believed to be                        TransMembrane Bioscience, Inc.                        for Dissemination. Notice inviting
                                               deserving of the Committee’s attention.                                                                        applications for new awards for fiscal
                                                                                                        AGENCY:   Department of the Navy, DoD.                year (FY) 2011.
                                                 Dated: July 20, 2011.                                  ACTION:   Notice.
                                               Aaron Siegel,                                                                                                  Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
                                                                                                        SUMMARY:   The Department of the Navy                   (CFDA) Numbers: 84.282B and 84.282C.
                                               Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison
                                               Officer, Department of Defense.                          hereby gives notice of its intent to grant            DATES:
                                                                                                        to TranMembrane Bioscience, Inc., a                    Applications Available: July 25, 2011.
                                               [FR Doc. 2011–18714 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am]
                                                                                                        revocable, nonassignable, partially                    Deadline for Transmittal of
                                               BILLING CODE 5001–06–P
                                                                                                        exclusive license to practice worldwide               Applications: August 24, 2011.
                                                                                                        the Government owned inventions                       Full Text of Announcement
                                               DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE                                    described in U.S. Patent No. 7,329,503:
                                                                                                        Recombinant antigens for the detection                I. Funding Opportunity Description
                                               Office of the Secretary                                  of Coxiella burnetii; U.S. Patent No.                    Purpose of Program: The purpose of
                                                                                                        7,824,875: Recombinant antigens for the               the CSP is to increase national
                                               Department of Defense Wage                               detection of Coxiella burnetii; and U.S.              understanding of the charter school
                                               Committee; Notice of Closed Meetings                     Patent No. 7,824,909: Recombinant                     model and to expand the number of
                                               AGENCY: Department of Defense, Office                    antigens for the detection of Coxiella                high-quality charter schools available to
                                               of the Secretary.                                        burnetii in the field of ‘‘Development of             students across the Nation by providing
                                               ACTION: Notice of Closed Meeting.                        human and veterinary diagnostic assays                financial assistance for the planning,
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                                                                                                        for the detection of prior exposure to                program design, and initial
                                               SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of                   Coxiella burnetii infection by antibody-              implementation of charter schools, and
                                               section 10 of Public Law 92–463, the                     based assays using recombinant,                       to evaluate the effects of charter schools,
                                               Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice                   immunodominant C. burnetii                            including their effects on students,
                                               is hereby given that a closed meeting of                 polypeptides and the development of                   student academic achievement, staff,
                                               the Department of Defense Wage                           veterinary vaccines to prevent C.                     and parents. Non-SEA eligible
                                               Committee will be held.                                  burnetii infections.’’                                applicants in States in which the SEA


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                                               does not have an approved application                      (a) Accelerating learning and helping               resources (as defined in this notice), or
                                               under the CSP may receive direct grants                  to improve high school graduation rates               other strategies.
                                               from the Secretary for planning,                         (as defined in this notice) and college                  Invitational Priority: For FY 2011 and
                                               program design, and initial                              enrollment rates for students in rural                any subsequent year in which we make
                                               implementation of charter schools, and                   local educational agencies (as defined in             awards from the list of unfunded
                                               to carry out dissemination activities.                   this notice);                                         applicants from this competition, this
                                               States with an approved application are                    (b) Accelerating learning and helping               priority is an invitational priority.
                                               Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado,                 to improve high school graduation rates               Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not
                                               Delaware, the District of Columbia,                      (as defined in this notice) and college               give an application that meets this
                                               Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana,                        enrollment rates for students with                    invitational priority a competitive or
                                               Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts,                      disabilities;                                         absolute preference over other
                                               Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New                         (c) Accelerating learning and helping               applications.
                                               Hampshire, New Mexico, New York,                         to improve high school graduation rates                  This priority is:
                                               Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South                        (as defined in this notice) and college                  Turning Around Persistently Low-
                                               Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and                    enrollment rates for English learners;                Performing Schools.
                                               Wisconsin.                                                 (d) Accelerating learning and helping                  The Secretary is particularly
                                                  Non-SEA eligible applicants that                      to improve high school graduation rates               interested in projects that support
                                               propose to use grant funds for planning,                 (as defined in this notice) and college               turning around persistently low-
                                               program design, and initial                              enrollment rates for high-need students               performing schools. To meet this
                                               implementation of charter schools must                   (as defined in this notice);                          invitational priority, the proposed
                                               apply under CFDA number 84.282B.                           (e) Accelerating learning and helping               project should engage in one or both of
                                               Non-SEA eligible applicants that request                 to improve high school graduation rates               the following types of activities: (1) The
                                               funds for dissemination activities must                  (as defined in this notice) and college               creation of a new charter school in the
                                               apply under CFDA number 84.282C.                         enrollment rates in high-poverty schools              vicinity of one or more public schools
                                                  Priorities: This notice includes three                (as defined in this notice);                          closed as a consequence of a local
                                               competitive preference priorities and                      (f) Accelerating learning and helping               educational agency (LEA) implementing
                                               one invitational priority. The                           to improve high school graduation rates               a restructuring plan under section
                                               competitive preference priorities are                    (as defined in this notice) and college               1116(b)(8) of the ESEA, provided that
                                               from the notice of final supplemental                    enrollment rates for all students in an               this is done in coordination with the
                                               priorities and definitions for                           inclusive manner that ensures that the                LEA; or (2) the creation of a new charter
                                               discretionary grant programs, published                  specific needs of high-need students (as              school under the restart model of
                                               in the Federal Register on December 15,                  defined in this notice) participating in              intervention supported under the
                                               2010 (75 FR 78486).                                      the project are addressed.                            Department’s School Improvement
                                                 Competitive Preference Priorities: For                   Note: Applicants will receive one point for         Grants program. (See Final
                                               FY 2011 and any subsequent year in                       each priority area they address satisfactorily        Requirements for School Improvement
                                               which we make awards from the list of                    under this priority.                                  Grants as Amended October 28, 2010 at
                                               unfunded applicants from this                                                                                  http://www2.ed.gov/programs/sif/2010-
                                               competition, these priorities are                        Competitive Preference Priority 2—                    27313.pdf.) Under this model, an LEA
                                               competitive preference priorities. Under                 Promoting Diversity (up to 2 points)                  converts a school or closes and reopens
                                               34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we will award up                                                                        a school under a charter school
                                                                                                          This priority is for projects that are
                                               to an additional six points to an                                                                              operator, a charter management
                                                                                                        designed to promote student diversity,
                                               application depending on how well the                                                                          organization (CMO), or an education
                                                                                                        including racial and ethnic diversity, or
                                               application meets Competitive                                                                                  management organization (EMO) that
                                                                                                        avoid racial isolation.
                                               Preference Priority 1, up to an                                                                                has been selected through a rigorous
                                               additional two points to an application                     Note: An applicant addressing Priority 2—          review process.
                                               depending on how well the application                    Promoting Diversity is invited to discuss how
                                                                                                        the proposed design of its project would help         Definitions
                                               meets Competitive Preference Priority 2,                 bring together students from different
                                               and up to an additional two points to an                 backgrounds, including students from                     The following definitions are taken
                                               application depending on how well the                    different racial and ethnic backgrounds, to           from the notice of final supplemental
                                               application meets Competitive                            attain the benefits that flow from a diverse          priorities and definitions for
                                               Preference Priority 3. The maximum                       student body. We encourage each applicant             discretionary grant programs, published
                                               number of points an application can                      that addresses this priority to discuss in its        in the Federal Register on December 15,
                                               receive under these priorities is 10                     application how it would ensure that its              2010 (75 FR 78486), and apply to this
                                               points.                                                  approach to promoting diversity is                    competition.
                                                                                                        permissible under current law.                           1. Graduation rate means a four-year
                                                 Note: In order to be eligible to receive
                                               preference under these competitive                                                                             adjusted cohort graduation rate
                                                                                                        Competitive Preference Priority 3—                    consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1) and
                                               preference priorities, the applicant should
                                               identify the priority or priorities that it
                                                                                                        Improving Productivity (up to 2 points)               may also include an extended-year
                                               believes it meets and provide documentation                 This priority is for projects that are             adjusted cohort graduation rate
                                               supporting its claims.                                   designed to significantly increase                    consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1)(v) if
                                                  These priorities are:                                 efficiency in the use of time, staff,                 the State in which the proposed project
                                                                                                        money, or other resources while                       is implemented has been approved by
                                               Competitive Preference Priority 1—
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                                                                                                        improving student learning or other                   the Secretary to use such a rate under
                                               Improving Achievement and High                           educational outcomes (i.e., outcome per               Title I of the ESEA.
                                               School Graduation Rates (up to 6                         unit of resource). Such projects may                     2. High-need children and high-need
                                               points)                                                  include innovative and sustainable uses               students means children and students at
                                                 This priority is for projects that are                 of technology, modification of school                 risk of educational failure, such as
                                               designed to address one or more of the                   schedules and teacher compensation                    children and students who are living in
                                               following priority areas:                                systems, use of open educational                      poverty, who are English learners, who


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                                               are far below grade level or who are not                   Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79             program design, or implementation, if the
                                               on track to becoming college- or career-                 apply to all applicants except federally              charter school has been in operation for at
                                               ready by graduation, who have left                       recognized Indian tribes.                             least three consecutive years and has
                                                                                                                                                              demonstrated overall success, including—
                                               school or college before receiving,                        Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86               (1) Substantial progress in improving
                                               respectively, a regular high school                      apply only to institutions of higher                  student academic achievement;
                                               diploma or a college degree or                           education.                                              (2) High levels of parent satisfaction; and
                                               certificate, who are at risk of not                                                                              (3) The management and leadership
                                               graduating with a diploma on time, who                     Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 99             necessary to overcome initial start-up
                                               are homeless, who are in foster care,                    apply only to educational agencies or                 problems and establish a thriving, financially
                                               who are pregnant or parenting                            institutions.                                         viable charter school.
                                               teenagers, who have been incarcerated,
                                                                                                        II. Award Information                                   Note: The term eligible applicant is defined
                                               who are new immigrants, who are                                                                                in section 5210(3) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C.
                                               migrants, or who have disabilities.                        Type of Award: Discretionary grants.                7221i(3))as a developer that has (a) Applied
                                                  3. High-poverty school means a school                   Estimated Available Funds: The FY                   to an authorized public chartering authority
                                               in which at least 50 percent of students                 2011 appropriation for the CSP is                     to operate a charter school; and (b) provided
                                               are eligible for free or reduced-price                   $255,518,938, of which we intend to use               adequate and timely notice to that authority
                                               lunches under the Richard B. Russell                     an estimated $4,201,705 for this                      under section 5203(d)(3) of the ESEA (20
                                               National School Lunch Act or in which                    competition for non-SEA eligible                      U.S.C. 7221b(d)(3)). A developer is defined in
                                               at least 50 percent of students are from                 applicants.                                           section 5210(2) of the ESEA as an individual
                                                                                                                                                              or group of individuals (including a public or
                                               low-income families as determined                          Estimated Range of Awards:                          private nonprofit organization), which may
                                               using one of the criteria specified under                $140,000–$200,000 per year for up to                  include teachers, administrators and other
                                               section 1113(a)(5) of the Elementary and                 three years.                                          school staff, parents, or other members of the
                                               Secondary Education Act of 1965, as                        Estimated Average Size of Awards:                   local community in which a charter school
                                               amended. For middle and high schools,                    $175,000 per year.                                    project will be carried out (see section
                                               eligibility may be calculated on the                       Estimated Number of Awards: 22–26.                  5210(2) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221i(2))).
                                               basis of comparable data from feeder                                                                           These competitions (CFDA numbers 84.282B
                                                                                                          Note: The Department is not bound by any            and 84.282C) are limited to eligible
                                               schools. Eligibility as a high-poverty                   estimates in this notice.                             applicants in States in which the SEA does
                                               school under this definition is                                                                                not have an approved application under the
                                                                                                          Project Period: Up to 36 months for
                                               determined on the basis of the most                                                                            CSP (or will not have an approved
                                                                                                        planning, program design, and initial
                                               currently available data.                                                                                      application as of October 1, 2011). The
                                                                                                        implementation grants under CFDA
                                                  4. Open Educational Resources (OER)                                                                         following States currently have an approved
                                                                                                        number 84.282B. Up to 24 months for
                                               means teaching, learning, and research                                                                         application under the CSP: Arizona,
                                                                                                        dissemination grants under CFDA                       Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware,
                                               resources that reside in the public
                                                                                                        number 84.282C.                                       District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho,
                                               domain or have been released under an
                                               intellectual property license that                         Note: For planning, program design, and             Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts,
                                               permits their free use or repurposing by                 initial implementation grants awarded by the          Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New
                                                                                                        Secretary to non-SEA eligible applicants              Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio,
                                               others.                                                                                                        Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
                                                                                                        under CFDA number 84.282B, no more than
                                                  5. Rural local educational agency                     18 months may be used for planning and                Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.
                                               means a local educational agency (LEA)                   program design and no more than two years
                                               that is eligible under the Small Rural                                                                           Non-SEA eligible applicants and
                                                                                                        may be used for the initial implementation of         charter schools located in States with
                                               School Achievement (SRSA) program or                     a charter school.
                                               the Rural and Low-Income School                                                                                currently approved CSP applications
                                               (RLIS) program authorized under Title                    III. Eligibility Information                          that are interested in participating in the
                                               VI, Part B of the ESEA. Eligible                                                                               CSP should contact the SEA for
                                                                                                           1. Eligible Applicants:                            information related to the State’s CSP
                                               applicants may determine whether a                          (a) Planning, Program Design, and
                                               particular LEA is eligible for these                                                                           subgrant competition. Further
                                                                                                        Initial Implementation grants (CFDA                   information is available at http://
                                               programs by referring to information on                  number 84.282B): A non-SEA eligible
                                               the Department’s Web site at https://                                                                          www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/csp/
                                                                                                        applicant that serves a State with a State            funding.html.
                                               www2.ed.gov/nclb/freedom/local/                          statute specifically authorizing the                    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This
                                               reap.html.                                               establishment of charter schools and in               program does not require cost sharing or
                                                  Requirements: Applicants approved                     which the SEA elects not to participate               matching.
                                               for funding under this competition must                  in the CSP or does not have an
                                               attend an in-person, two-day meeting                     application approved under the CSP.                   IV. Application and Submission
                                               for project directors during each year of                (See the Note below for a definition of               Information
                                               the project. Applicants are encouraged                   ‘‘eligible applicant.’’)                                1. Address to Request Application
                                               to include the cost of attending this                       (b) Dissemination grants (CFDA                     Package: LaShawndra Thornton, U.S.
                                               meeting in their proposed budgets.                       number 84.282C): Charter schools, as                  Department of Education, 400 Maryland
                                                 Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7221–7221i;               defined in section 5210(1) of the ESEA                Avenue, SW., room 4W257,
                                               Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010,                   (20 U.S.C. 7221i), in States in which the             Washington, DC 20202–5970.
                                               Division D, Title III, Public Law 111–117;               SEA elects not to participate in the CSP              Telephone: (202) 453–5617 or by e-mail:
                                               Department of Defense and Full-Year                      or does not have an application                       Lashawndra.Thornton@ed.gov.
                                               Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011,
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                                                                                                        approved under the CSP.                                 If you use a telecommunications
                                               Division B, Title VIII, Public Law 112–10.
                                                                                                          Note: Consistent with section 5204(f)(6) of
                                                                                                                                                              device for the deaf (TDD), call the
                                                 Applicable Regulations: The                            the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221c(f)(6)), a charter           Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at
                                               Education Department General                             school may apply for funds to carry out               1–800–877–8339.
                                               Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in                    dissemination activities, whether or not the            Individuals with disabilities can
                                               34 CFR parts 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81,                 charter school previously applied for or              obtain a copy of the application package
                                               82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.                          received funds under the CSP for planning,            in an accessible format (e.g., braille,


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                                               large print, audiotape, or computer                      individual with a disability in                          (d) Conducting evaluations and
                                               diskette) by contacting the program                      connection with the application                       developing materials that document the
                                               contact person listed in this section.                   process, the individual’s application                 successful practices of the assisting
                                                  2. Content and Form of Application                    remains subject to all other                          charter school and that are designed to
                                               Submission: Requirements concerning                      requirements and limitations in this                  improve student performance in other
                                               the content of an application, together                  notice.                                               schools. (20 U.S.C. 7221c(f)(6))
                                               with the forms you must submit, are in                      4. Intergovernmental Review: This                     We reference additional regulations
                                               the application package for this                         competition is subject to Executive                   outlining funding restrictions in the
                                               competition.                                             Order 12372 and the regulations in 34                 Applicable Regulations section in this
                                                  Page Limit: The application narrative                 CFR part 79. Information about                        notice.
                                               (Part III of the application) is where you,              Intergovernmental Review of Federal                      6. Data Universal Numbering System
                                               the applicant, address the selection                     Programs under Executive Order 12372                  Number, Taxpayer Identification
                                               criteria that reviewers use to evaluate                  is in the application package for this                Number, and Central Contractor
                                               your application. The Secretary strongly                 program.                                              Registry: To do business with the
                                               encourages applicants to limit Part III to                  5. Funding Restrictions:                           Department of Education, you must—
                                               the equivalent of no more than 50 pages,                    Use of Funds for Post-Award Planning                  a. Have a Data Universal Numbering
                                               using the following standards:                           and Design of the Educational Program                 System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer
                                                  • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5’’ × 11’’, on one side             and Initial Implementation of the                     Identification Number (TIN);
                                               only, with 1’’ margins at the top,                       Charter School. A non-SEA eligible                       b. Register both your DUNS number
                                               bottom, and both sides.                                  applicant receiving a grant under this                and TIN with the Central Contractor
                                                  • Double space (no more than three                    program may use the grant funds only                  Registry (CCR), the Government’s
                                               lines per vertical inch) all text in the                 for—                                                  primary registrant database;
                                               application narrative, including titles,                                                                          c. Provide your DUNS number and
                                                                                                           (a) Post-award planning and design of
                                               headings, footnotes, quotations,                                                                               TIN on your application; and
                                                                                                        the educational program, which may                       d. Maintain an active CCR registration
                                               references, and captions, as well as all                 include (i) refinement of the desired
                                               text in charts, tables, figures, and                                                                           with current information while your
                                                                                                        educational results and of the methods                application is under review by the
                                               graphs.                                                  for measuring progress toward achieving
                                                  • Use a font that is either 12 point or               those results; and (ii) professional
                                                                                                                                                              Department and, if you are awarded a
                                               larger or no smaller than 10 pitch                                                                             grant, during the project period.
                                                                                                        development of teachers and other staff                  You can obtain a DUNS number from
                                               (characters per inch).                                   who will work in the charter school;
                                                  • Use one of the following fonts:                                                                           Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number
                                                                                                        and                                                   can be created within one business day.
                                               Times New Roman, Courier, Courier
                                                                                                           (b) Initial implementation of the                     If you are a corporate entity, agency,
                                               New, or Arial.
                                                  The page limit does not apply to Part                 charter school, which may include (i)                 institution, or organization, you can
                                               I, the cover sheet; Part II, the budget                  informing the community about the                     obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue
                                               section, including the narrative budget                  school; (ii) acquiring necessary                      Service. If you are an individual, you
                                               justification; Part IV, the assurances and               equipment and educational materials                   can obtain a TIN from the Internal
                                               certifications; or the one-page abstract,                and supplies; (iii) acquiring or                      Revenue Service or the Social Security
                                               the resumes, the bibliography, or the                    developing curriculum materials; and                  Administration. If you need a new TIN,
                                               letters of support. However, you must                    (iv) other initial operational costs that             please allow 2–5 weeks for your TIN to
                                               include all of the application narrative                 cannot be met from State or local                     become active.
                                               in Part III.                                             sources. (20 U.S.C. 7221c(f)(3))                         The CCR registration process may take
                                                  3. Submission Dates and Times:                           Use of Funds for Dissemination                     five or more business days to complete.
                                                  Applications Available: July 25, 2011.                Activities. A charter school may use                  If you are currently registered with the
                                                  Deadline for Transmittal of                           grant funds to assist other schools in                CCR, you may not need to make any
                                               Applications: August 24, 2011.                           adapting the charter school’s program                 changes. However, please make certain
                                                  Applications for grants under this                    (or certain aspects of the charter                    that the TIN associated with your DUNS
                                               program must be submitted                                school’s program), or to disseminate                  number is correct. Also note that you
                                               electronically using the Grants.gov                      information about the charter school,                 will need to update your CCR
                                               Apply site (Grants.gov). For information                 through such activities as—                           registration on an annual basis. This
                                               (including dates and times) about how                       (a) Assisting other individuals with               may take three or more business days to
                                               to submit your application                               the planning and start-up of one or more              complete.
                                               electronically, or in paper format by                    new public schools, including charter                    In addition, if you are submitting your
                                               mail or hand delivery if you qualify for                 schools, that are independent of the                  application via Grants.gov, you must (1)
                                               an exception to the electronic                           assisting charter school and the assisting            Be designated by your organization as
                                               submission requirement, please refer to                  charter school’s developers, and that                 an Authorized Organization
                                               section IV. 7. Other Submission                          agree to be held to at least as high a level          Representative (AOR); and (2) register
                                               Requirements of this notice.                             of accountability as the assisting charter            yourself with Grants.gov as an AOR.
                                                  We do not consider an application                     school;                                               Details on these steps are outlined in the
                                               that does not comply with the deadline                      (b) Developing partnerships with                   Grants.gov 3-Step Registration Guide
                                               requirements.                                            other public schools, including charter               (see http://www.grants.gov/section910/
                                                  Individuals with disabilities who                     schools, designed to improve student                  Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf).
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                                               need an accommodation or auxiliary aid                   academic achievement in each of the                      7. Other Submission Requirements:
                                               in connection with the application                       schools participating in the partnership;             Applications for grants under this
                                               process should contact the person listed                    (c) Developing curriculum materials,               competition must be submitted
                                               under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION                            assessments, and other materials that                 electronically unless you qualify for an
                                               CONTACT in section VII of this notice. If                promote increased student achievement                 exception to this requirement in
                                               the Department provides an                               and are based on successful practices                 accordance with the instructions in this
                                               accommodation or auxiliary aid to an                     within the assisting charter school; and              section.


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                                                  a. Electronic Submission of                           the speed of your Internet connection.                toll free, at 1–800–518–4726. You must
                                               Applications.                                            Therefore, we strongly recommend that                 obtain a Grants.gov Support Desk Case
                                                  Applications for grants under the                     you do not wait until the application                 Number and must keep a record of it.
                                               CSP, CFDA Numbers 84.282B and                            deadline date to begin the submission                    If you are prevented from
                                               84.282C, must be submitted                               process through Grants.gov.                           electronically submitting your
                                               electronically using the                                    • You should review and follow the                 application on the application deadline
                                               Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site                     Education Submission Procedures for                   date because of technical problems with
                                               at http://www.Grants.gov. Through this                   submitting an application through                     the Grants.gov system, we will grant you
                                               site, you will be able to download a                     Grants.gov that are included in the                   an extension until 4:30:00 p.m.,
                                               copy of the application package,                         application package for this program to               Washington, DC time, the following
                                               complete it offline, and then upload and                 ensure that you submit your application               business day to enable you to transmit
                                               submit your application. You may not e-                  in a timely manner to the Grants.gov                  your application electronically or by
                                               mail an electronic copy of a grant                       system. You can also find the Education               hand delivery. You also may mail your
                                               application to us.                                       Submission Procedures pertaining to                   application by following the mailing
                                                  We will reject your application if you                Grants.gov under News and Events on                   instructions described elsewhere in this
                                               submit it in paper format unless, as                     the Department’s G5 system home page                  notice.
                                               described elsewhere in this section, you                 at http://www.G5.gov.                                    If you submit an application after
                                               qualify for one of the exceptions to the                    • You will not receive additional                  4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on
                                               electronic submission requirement and                    point value because you submit your                   the application deadline date, please
                                               submit, no later than two weeks before                   application in electronic format, nor                 contact the person listed under FOR
                                               the application deadline date, a written                 will we penalize you if you qualify for               FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in
                                               statement to the Department that you                     an exception to the electronic                        section VII of this notice and provide an
                                               qualify for one of these exceptions.                     submission requirement, as described                  explanation of the technical problem
                                               Further information regarding                            elsewhere in this section, and submit                 you experienced with Grants.gov, along
                                               calculation of the date that is two weeks                your application in paper format.                     with the Grants.gov Support Desk Case
                                               before the application deadline date is                     • You must submit all documents                    Number. We will accept your
                                               provided later in this section under                     electronically, including all information             application if we can confirm that a
                                               Exception to Electronic Submission                       you typically provide on the following                technical problem occurred with the
                                               Requirement.                                             forms: the Application for Federal                    Grants.gov system and that that problem
                                                  You may access the electronic grant                   Assistance (SF 424), the Department of                affected your ability to submit your
                                               application for the CSP at http://                       Education Supplemental Information for                application by 4:30:00 p.m.,
                                               www.Grants.gov. You must search for                      SF 424, Budget Information—Non-                       Washington, DC time, on the
                                               the downloadable application package                     Construction Programs (ED 524), and all               application deadline date. The
                                               for this program by the CFDA number.                     necessary assurances and certifications.              Department will contact you after a
                                               Do not include the CFDA number’s                            • You must upload any narrative                    determination is made on whether your
                                               alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search                sections and all other attachments to                 application will be accepted.
                                               for 84.282, not 84.282B or 282C).                        your application as files in a .PDF
                                                  Please note the following:                            (Portable Document) format only. If you                  Note: The extensions to which we refer in
                                                  • When you enter the Grants.gov site,                                                                       this section apply only to the unavailability
                                                                                                        upload a file type other than a .PDF or               of, or technical problems with, the Grants.gov
                                               you will find information about                          submit a password-protected file, we                  system. We will not grant you an extension
                                               submitting an application electronically                 will not review that material.                        if you failed to fully register to submit your
                                               through the site, as well as the hours of                   • Your electronic application must                 application to Grants.gov before the
                                               operation.                                               comply with any page-limit                            application deadline date and time or if the
                                                  • Applications received by Grants.gov                 requirements described in this notice.                technical problem you experienced is
                                               are date and time stamped. Your                             • After you electronically submit                  unrelated to the Grants.gov system.
                                               application must be fully uploaded and                   your application, you will receive from                  Exception to Electronic Submission
                                               submitted and must be date and time                      Grants.gov an automatic notification of               Requirement: You qualify for an
                                               stamped by the Grants.gov system no                      receipt that contains a Grants.gov                    exception to the electronic submission
                                               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 Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov system because–—
                                               application if it is received—that is, date              application from Grants.gov and send a                   • You do not have access to the
                                               and time stamped by the Grants.gov                       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                     Grants.gov system;
                                               that does not comply with the deadline                   application a PR/Award number (an ED-                    and
                                               requirements. When we retrieve your                      specified identifying number unique to                   • No later than two weeks before the
                                               application from Grants.gov, we will                     your application).                                    application deadline date (14 calendar
                                               notify you if we are rejecting your                         • We may request that you provide us               days or, if the fourteenth calendar day
                                               application because it was date and time                 original signatures on forms at a later               before the application deadline date
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                                               stamped by the Grants.gov system after                   date.                                                 falls on a Federal holiday, the next
                                               4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on                       Application Deadline Date Extension                business day following the Federal
                                               the application deadline date.                           in Case of Technical Issues with the                  holiday), you mail or fax a written
                                                  • The amount of time it can take to                   Grants.gov System: If you are                         statement to the Department, explaining
                                               upload an application will vary                          experiencing problems submitting your                 which of the two grounds for an
                                               depending on a variety of factors,                       application through Grants.gov, please                exception prevent you from using the
                                               including the size of the application and                contact the Grants.gov Support Desk,                  Internet to submit your application.


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                                                 If you mail your written statement to                  two copies of your application by hand,               involved in the planning, program
                                               the Department, it must be postmarked                    on or before the application deadline                 design, and implementation of the
                                               no later than two weeks before the                       date, to the Department at the following              charter school;
                                               application deadline date. If you fax                    address:                                                 (vi) Describe how the authorized
                                               your written statement to the                               U.S. Department of Education,                      public chartering agency will provide
                                               Department, we must receive the faxed                    Application Control Center, Attention:                for continued operation of the charter
                                               statement no later than two weeks                        (CFDA Number 84.282B or 84.282C),                     school once the Federal grant has
                                               before the application deadline date.                    550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041,                      expired, if that agency determines that
                                                 Address and mail or fax your                           Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC                  the charter school has met its objectives
                                               statement to: LaShawndra Thornton,                       20202–4260.                                           as described in paragraph (iii);
                                               U.S. Department of Education, 400                           The Application Control Center                        (vii) If the charter school desires the
                                               Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W257,                        accepts hand deliveries daily between                 Secretary to consider waivers under the
                                               Washington, DC 20202–5970. FAX:                          8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington,               authority of the CSP, include a request
                                               (202) 205–5630.                                          DC time, except Saturdays, Sundays,                   and justification for waivers of any
                                                 Your paper application must be                         and Federal holidays.                                 Federal statutory or regulatory
                                               submitted in accordance with the mail                       Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of                  provisions that the applicant believes
                                               or hand delivery instructions described                  Paper Applications: If you mail or hand               are necessary for the successful
                                               in this notice.                                          deliver your application to the                       operation of the charter school, and a
                                                 b. Submission of Paper Applications                    Department—                                           description of any State or local rules,
                                               by Mail.                                                    (1) You must indicate on the envelope              generally applicable to public schools,
                                                 If you qualify for an exception to the                 and—if not provided by the                            that will be waived for, or otherwise not
                                               electronic submission requirement, you                   Department—in Item 11 of the SF 424                   apply to, the school;
                                               may mail (through the U.S. Postal                        the CFDA number, including suffix                        (viii) Describe how the grant funds, as
                                               Service or a commercial carrier) your                    letter, if any, of the competition under              appropriate, will be used, including a
                                               application to the Department. You                       which you are submitting your                         description of how these funds will be
                                               must mail the original and two copies                    application; and                                      used in conjunction with other Federal
                                               of your application, on or before the                       (2) The Application Control Center
                                                                                                                                                              programs administered by the Secretary;
                                               application deadline date, to the                        will mail to you a notification of receipt
                                                                                                                                                                 (ix) Describe how students in the
                                               Department at the following address:                     of your grant application. If you do not
                                                                                                                                                              community will be informed about the
                                                 U.S. Department of Education,                          receive this notification within 15
                                                                                                                                                              charter school and be given an equal
                                               Application Control Center, Attention:                   business days from the application
                                                                                                                                                              opportunity to attend the charter school;
                                               (CFDA Number 84.282B or 84.282C),                        deadline date, you should call the U.S.
                                                                                                        Department of Education Application                      (x) Describe how a charter school that
                                               LBJ Basement Level 1, 400 Maryland                                                                             is considered an LEA under State law,
                                               Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202–                       Control Center at (202) 245–6288.
                                                                                                                                                              or an LEA in which a charter school is
                                               4260.                                                    V. Application Review Information                     located, will comply with sections
                                                 You must show proof of mailing                                                                               613(a)(5) and 613(e)(1)(B) of the
                                               consisting of one of the following:                         1. Application Requirements. An
                                                                                                        applicant applying for CSP grant funds,               Individuals with Disabilities Education
                                                 (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service
                                                                                                        under either CFDA number 84.282B or                   Act (IDEA); and
                                               postmark.
                                                 (2) A legible mail receipt with the                    84.282C, must address the following                     Note: For more information on IDEA,
                                               date of mailing stamped by the U.S.                      application requirements, which are                   please see http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/
                                               Postal Service.                                          based on 20 U.S.C. 7221b(b), 7221c(a),                %2Croot%2Cstatute
                                                 (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or                and 7221c(b), as well as the applicable               %2CI%2CB%2C613%2C.
                                               receipt from a commercial carrier.                       selection criteria in this notice, and may
                                                                                                        choose to respond to the application                     (xi) If the eligible applicant desires to
                                                 (4) Any other proof of mailing                                                                               use grant funds for dissemination
                                               acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S.                  requirements in the context of its
                                                                                                        responses to the selection criteria.                  activities under section 20 U.S.C 7221a
                                               Department of Education.                                                                                       (c)(2)(C), describe those activities and
                                                 If you mail your application through                      (i) Describe the educational program
                                                                                                        to be implemented by the proposed                     how those activities will involve charter
                                               the U.S. Postal Service, we do not                                                                             schools and other public schools, LEAs,
                                               accept either of the following as proof                  charter school, including how the
                                                                                                        program will enable all students to meet              developers, and potential developers.
                                               of mailing:
                                                                                                        challenging State student academic                       2. Selection Criteria: The selection
                                                 (1) A private metered postmark.
                                                                                                        achievement standards, the grade levels               criteria for this competition are from 20
                                                 (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by
                                                                                                        or ages of children to be served, and the             U.S.C. 7221b; 20 U.S.C. 7221c; 34 CFR
                                               the U.S. Postal Service.
                                                                                                        curriculum and instructional practices                75.210 of EDGAR; the Consolidated
                                                 If your application is postmarked after
                                                                                                        to be used;                                           Appropriations Act, 2010, Division D,
                                               the application deadline date, we will
                                                                                                           (ii) Describe how the charter school               Title III, Pub. L. 111–117; and the
                                               not consider your application.
                                                                                                        will be managed;                                      Department of Defense and Full-Year
                                                 Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not                    (iii) Describe the objectives of the               Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011,
                                               uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before               charter school and the methods by                     Division B, Title VIII, Public Law 112–
                                               relying on this method, you should check                 which the charter school will determine               10.
                                               with your local post office.                                                                                      The selection criteria for applicants
                                                                                                        its progress toward achieving those
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                                                 c. Submission of Paper Applications                    objectives;                                           submitting applications under CFDA
                                               by Hand Delivery.                                           (iv) Describe the administrative                   number 84.282B are listed in paragraph
                                                 If you qualify for an exception to the                 relationship between the charter school               (a) In this section, and the selection
                                               electronic submission requirement, you                   and the authorized public chartering                  criteria for applicants submitting
                                               (or a courier service) may deliver your                  agency;                                               applications under CFDA number
                                               paper application to the Department by                      (v) Describe how parents and other                 84.282C are listed in paragraph (b) in
                                               hand. You must deliver the original and                  members of the community will be                      this section.


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                                                 (a) Selection Criteria for Planning,                   Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010,                criteria are from section 5204 of the
                                               Program Design, and Initial                              Division D, Title III, Pub. L. 111–117;               ESEA and 34 CFR 75.210 of EDGAR.
                                               Implementation Grants (CFDA number                       Department of Defense and Full-Year                   The maximum possible score for all the
                                               84.282B). The following selection                        Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011,                  criteria in this section is 100 points. The
                                               criteria are from section 5204 of the                    Division B, Title VIII, Public Law 112–               maximum possible score for each
                                               ESEA and 34 CFR 75.210 of EDGAR.                         10) (5 points). The existence of a charter            criterion is indicated in parentheses
                                               The maximum possible score for all of                    or performance contract between the                   following the criterion. In evaluating an
                                               the criteria in this section is 100 points.              charter school and its authorized public              application for a dissemination grant,
                                               The maximum possible score for each                      chartering agency and the extent to                   the Secretary considers the following
                                               criterion is indicated in parentheses                    which the charter or performance                      criteria:
                                               following the criterion. In evaluating an                contract describes how student                           (i) The quality of the proposed
                                               application for a planning, program                      performance will be measured in the                   dissemination activities and the
                                               design, and implementation grant, the                    charter school pursuant to State                      likelihood that those activities will
                                               Secretary considers the following                        assessments that are required of other                improve student achievement (20 U.S.C.
                                               criteria:                                                schools and pursuant to any other                     7221c(b)(7)) (20 points).
                                                 (i) Quality of the proposed curriculum                 assessments mutually agreeable to the
                                                                                                                                                                Note: The Secretary encourages the
                                               and instructional practices (20 U.S.C.                   authorized public chartering agency and               applicant to describe the objectives for the
                                               7221c(b)(1)) (25 points).                                the charter school.                                   proposed dissemination activities and the
                                                 Note: The Secretary encourages the                       (vi) The extent to which the proposed               methods by which the charter school will
                                               applicant to describe the quality of the                 project encourages parental and                       determine its progress toward achieving
                                               educational program to be implemented by                 community involvement (20 U.S.C.                      those objectives.
                                               the proposed charter school, including how               7221b(b)(3)(E)) (3 points).
                                               the program will enable all students to meet                                                                      (ii) Performance contract (20 U.S.C.
                                               challenging State student academic                         Note: The Secretary encourages the                  7221i(1)(L); Consolidated
                                               achievement standards, the grade levels or               applicant to describe how parents and other           Appropriations Act, 2010, Division D,
                                                                                                        members of the community will be involved
                                               ages of students to be served, and the                                                                         Title III, Pub. L. 111–117; Department of
                                               curriculum and instructional practices to be             in the planning, program design, and
                                                                                                        implementation of the charter school.                 Defense and Full-Year Continuing
                                               used. If the curriculum and instructional                                                                      Appropriations Act, 2011, Division B,
                                               practices have been successfully used in                    (vii) Quality of the personnel (34 CFR             Title VIII, Public Law 112–10) (5 points).
                                               other schools operated or managed by the                 75.210(e)(1), (e)(2), and (e)(3)(ii)) (25
                                               applicant, we encourage the applicant to
                                                                                                                                                              The existence of a charter or
                                                                                                        points). The Secretary considers the                  performance contract between the
                                               describe the implementation of such
                                                                                                        quality of the personnel who will carry               charter school and its authorized public
                                               practices and the academic results achieved.
                                                                                                        out the proposed project. In determining              chartering agency and the extent to
                                                 (ii) The degree of flexibility afforded                the quality of project personnel, the                 which the charter or performance
                                               by the SEA and, if applicable, the LEA                   Secretary considers the extent to which               contract describes how student
                                               to the charter school (20 U.S.C.                         the applicant encourages applications                 performance will be measured in the
                                               7721c(b)(2)) (3 points).                                 for employment from persons who are                   charter school pursuant to State
                                                  Note: The Secretary encourages the                    members of groups that have                           assessments that are required of other
                                               applicant to include a description of the                traditionally been underrepresented                   schools and pursuant to any other
                                               flexibility afforded under the State’s law for           based on race, color, national origin,                assessments mutually agreeable to the
                                               establishing an administrative relationship              gender, age, or disability. In addition,
                                               between the charter school and the
                                                                                                                                                              authorized public chartering agency and
                                                                                                        the Secretary considers the                           the charter school.
                                               authorized public chartering agency and for
                                                                                                        qualifications, including relevant                       (iii) Demonstration of success (20
                                               exempting the charter school from significant
                                               State or local rules that inhibit the flexible           training and experience, of key project               U.S.C. 7221c(f)(6)(A)) (up to 30 points).
                                               operation and management of public schools.              personnel.                                            The extent to which the school has
                                                  The Secretary also encourages the                        (viii) Quality of the management plan              demonstrated overall success,
                                               applicant to include a description of the                (34 CFR 75.210(g)(1) and (g)(2)(i)) (16               including—
                                               degree of autonomy the charter school will               points). The Secretary considers the                     (1) Substantial progress in improving
                                               have over such matters as the charter school’s           quality of the management plan for the                student achievement (15 points);
                                               budget, expenditures, daily operation, and               proposed project. In determining the                     (2) High levels of parent satisfaction
                                               personnel in accordance with its State’s                 quality of the management plan for the                (5 points); and
                                               charter school law.                                      proposed project, the Secretary                          (3) The management and leadership
                                                 (iii) The extent of community support                  considers the adequacy of the                         necessary to overcome initial start-up
                                               for the application (20 U.S.C.                           management plan to achieve the                        problems and establish a thriving,
                                               7221c(b)(3)) (3 points).                                 objectives of the proposed project on                 financially viable charter school (10
                                                 Note: The Secretary encourages the                     time and within budget, including                     points).
                                               applicant to describe how parents and other              clearly defined responsibilities,                        (iv) Dissemination strategy (34 CFR
                                               members of the community will be informed                timelines, and milestones for                         75.210(b)(2)(xii)) (15 points). The
                                               about the charter school, and how students               accomplishing project tasks.                          Secretary considers the significance of
                                               will be given an equal opportunity to attend                (ix) The extent to which the proposed              the proposed project. In determining the
                                               the charter school.                                      project will assist educationally                     significance of the proposed project, the
                                                 (iv) The quality of the strategy for                   disadvantaged students in meeting State               Secretary considers the extent to which
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                                               assessing achievement of the charter                     academic content standards and State                  the results of the proposed project are to
                                               school’s objectives (20 U.S.C.                           student academic achievement                          be disseminated in ways that will
                                               7221c(b)(5)) (15 points).                                standards (20 U.S.C. 7221c(a)(1)) (5                  enable others to use the information or
                                                 (v) Existence of a charter or                          points).                                              strategies.
                                               performance contract between the                            (b) Selection Criteria for                            (v) Quality of the personnel (34 CFR
                                               charter school and its authorized public                 Dissemination Grants (CFDA number                     75.210(e)(1), (e)(2), and (e)(3)(i)) (20
                                               chartering agency (20 U.S.C. 7221i(1)(L);                84.282C). The following selection                     points). The Secretary considers the


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                                               quality of the personnel who will carry                  (GAN). We may notify you informally,                     All grantees will be expected to
                                               out the proposed project. In determining                 also.                                                 submit an annual performance report
                                               the quality of project personnel, the                      If your application is not evaluated or             documenting their contribution in
                                               Secretary considers the extent to which                  not selected for funding, we notify you.              assisting the Department in meeting
                                               the applicant encourages applications                      2. Administrative and National Policy               these performance measures.
                                               for employment from persons who are                      Requirements: We identify                                5. Continuation Awards: In making a
                                               members of groups that have                              administrative and national policy                    continuation award, the Secretary may
                                               traditionally been underrepresented                      requirements in the application package               consider, under 34 CFR 75.253, the
                                               based on race, color, national origin,                   and reference these and other                         extent to which a grantee has made
                                               gender, age, or disability. In addition,                 requirements in the Applicable                        ‘‘substantial progress toward meeting
                                               the Secretary considers the                              Regulations section of this notice.                   the objectives in its approved
                                               qualifications, including relevant                         We reference the regulations outlining              application.’’ This consideration
                                               training and experience, of the project                  the terms and conditions of an award in               includes the review of a grantee’s
                                               director or principal investigator.                      the Applicable Regulations section of                 progress in meeting the targets and
                                                  (vi) Quality of the management plan                   this notice and include these and other               projected outcomes in its approved
                                               (34 CFR 75.210(g)(1) and (g)(2)(i)) (10                  specific conditions in the GAN. The                   application, and whether the grantee
                                               points). The Secretary considers the                     GAN also incorporates your approved                   has expended funds in a manner that is
                                               quality of the management plan for the                   application as part of your binding                   consistent with its approved application
                                               proposed project. In determining the                     commitments under the grant.                          and budget. In making a continuation
                                               quality of the management plan for the                     3. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a                grant, the Secretary also considers
                                               proposed project, the Secretary                          grant under this competition, you must                whether the grantee is operating in
                                               considers the adequacy of the                            ensure that you have in place the                     compliance with the assurances in its
                                               management plan to achieve the                           necessary processes and systems to                    approved application, including those
                                               objectives of the proposed project on                    comply with the reporting requirements                applicable to Federal civil rights laws
                                               time and within budget, including                        in 2 CFR part 170 should you receive                  that prohibit discrimination in programs
                                               clearly defined responsibilities,                        funding under the competition. This                   or activities receiving Federal financial
                                               timelines, and milestones for                            does not apply if you have an exception               assistance from the Department (34 CFR
                                               accomplishing project tasks.                             under 2 CFR 170.110(b).                               100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).
                                                  4. Review and Selection Process: We                     (b) At the end of your project period,
                                               remind potential applicants that in                      you must submit a final performance                   VII. Agency Contact
                                               reviewing applications in any                            report, including financial information,              FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                               discretionary grant competition, the                     as directed by the Secretary. If you                  LaShawndra Thornton, U.S. Department
                                               Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR                     receive a multi-year award, you must                  of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue,
                                               75.217(d)(3), the past performance of the                submit an annual performance report                   SW., room 4W257, Washington, DC
                                               applicant in carrying out a previous                     that provides the most current                        20202–5970. Telephone: (202) 453–5617
                                               award, such as the applicant’s use of                    performance and financial expenditure                 or by e-mail:
                                               funds, achievement of project                            information as directed by the Secretary              Lashawndra.Thornton@ed.gov.
                                               objectives, and compliance with grant                    under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary                       If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll
                                               conditions. The Secretary may also                       may also require more frequent                        free, at 1–800–877–8339.
                                               consider whether the applicant failed to                 performance reports under 34 CFR
                                                                                                        75.720(c). For specific requirements on               VIII. Other Information
                                               submit a timely performance report or
                                               submitted a report of unacceptable                       reporting, please go to http://                          Accessible Format: Individuals with
                                               quality.                                                 www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/                          disabilities can obtain this document
                                                  In addition, in making a competitive                  appforms/appforms.html.                               and a copy of the application package in
                                               grant award, the Secretary also requires                   4. Performance Measures: The goal of                an accessible format (e.g., braille, large
                                               various assurances, including those                      the CSP is to support the creation and                print, audiotape, or computer diskette)
                                               applicable to Federal civil rights laws                  development of a large number of high-                on request to the program contact
                                               that prohibit discrimination in programs                 quality charter schools that are free from            person listed under FOR FURTHER
                                               or activities receiving Federal financial                State or local rules that inhibit flexible            INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of
                                               assistance from the Department of                        operation, are held accountable for                   this notice.
                                               Education (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4,                   enabling students to reach challenging                   Electronic Access to This Document:
                                               108.8, and 110.23).                                      State performance standards, and are                  The official version of this document is
                                                  5. Special Conditions: Under 34 CFR                   open to all students. The Secretary has               the document published in the Federal
                                               74.14 and 80.12, the Secretary may                       two performance indicators to measure                 Register. Free Internet access to the
                                               impose special conditions on a grant if                  progress toward this goal: (1) The                    official edition of the Federal Register
                                               the applicant or grantee is not                          number of high-quality charter schools                and the Code of Federal Regulations is
                                               financially stable; has a history of                     in operation around the Nation, and (2)               available via the Federal Digital System
                                               unsatisfactory performance; has a                        the percentage of fourth- and eighth-                 at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this
                                               financial or other management system                     grade charter school students who are                 site you can view this document, as well
                                               that does not meet the standards in 34                   achieving at or above the proficient                  as all other documents of this
                                               CFR parts 74 or 80, as applicable; has                   level on State examinations in                        Department published in the Federal
                                               not fulfilled the conditions of a prior                  mathematics and reading/language arts.                Register, in text or Adobe Portable
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                                               grant; or is otherwise not responsible.                  Additionally, the Secretary has                       Document Format (PDF). To use PDF
                                                                                                        established the following measure to                  you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader,
                                               VI. Award Administration Information                     examine the efficiency of the CSP:                    which is available free at the site.
                                                  1. Award Notices: If your application                 Federal cost per student in                              You may also access documents of the
                                               is successful, we notify your U.S.                       implementing a successful school                      Department published in the Federal
                                               Representative and U.S. Senators and                     (defined as a school in operation for                 Register by using the article search
                                               send you a Grant Award Notification                      three or more consecutive years).                     feature at: http://


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                                               www.federalregister.gov. Specifically,                   SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:       The                    Dated: July 19, 2011.
                                               through the advanced search feature at                   Advisory Committee on Student                         William J. Goggin,
                                               this site, you can limit your search to                  Financial Assistance is established                   Executive Director, Advisory Committee on
                                               documents published by the                               under Section 491 of the Higher                       Student Financial Assistance.
                                               Department.                                              Education Act of 1965 as amended by                   [FR Doc. 2011–18677 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am]
                                                 Dated: July 20, 2011.                                  Public Law 100–50 (20 U.S.C. 1098).                   BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
                                               James H. Shelton, III,                                   The Advisory Committee serves as an
                                               Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and            independent source of advice and
                                               Improvement.                                             counsel to the Congress and the                       DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
                                               [FR Doc. 2011–18740 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am]              Secretary of Education on student
                                               BILLING CODE 4000–01–P                                   financial aid policy. Since its inception,            Federal Energy Regulatory
                                                                                                        the congressional mandate requires the                Commission
                                                                                                        Advisory Committee to conduct                         [Docket No. DI11–12–000]
                                               DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                                  objective, nonpartisan, and independent
                                                                                                        analyses on important aspects of the                  Gay & Robinson, Inc.; Notice of
                                               Advisory Committee on Student
                                               Financial Assistance: Meeting                            student assistance programs under Title               Declaration of Intention and Soliciting
                                                                                                        IV of the Higher Education Act. In                    Comments, Protests, and/or Motions
                                               AGENCY: Advisory Committee on                            addition, Congress expanded the                       To Intervene
                                               Student Financial Assistance,                            Advisory Committee’s mission in the
                                               Education.                                                                                                        Take notice that the following
                                                                                                        Higher Education Opportunity Act of                   application has been filed with the
                                               ACTION: Notice of open teleconference                    2008 to include several important areas:              Commission and is available for public
                                               meeting.                                                 access, Title IV modernization, early                 inspection:
                                               SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the
                                                                                                        information and needs assessment and                     a. Application Type: Declaration of
                                               schedule and proposed agenda of a                        review and analysis of regulations.                   Intention.
                                               forthcoming teleconference meeting of                    Specifically, the Advisory Committee is                  b. Docket No: DI11–12–000.
                                               the Advisory Committee on Student                        to review, monitor and evaluate the                      c. Date Filed: July 11, 2011.
                                               Financial Assistance. Individuals who                    Department of Education’s progress in                    d. Applicant: Gay & Robinson, Inc.
                                               will need accommodations for a                           these areas and report recommended                       e. Name of Project: Olokele River
                                               disability in order to attend the                        improvements to Congress and the                      Hydroelectric Project.
                                               teleconference meeting (i.e., interpreting               Secretary.                                               f. Location: The proposed Olokele
                                               services, assistive listening devices,                      The Advisory Committee has                         River Hydroelectric Project will be
                                               and/or materials in alternative format)                  scheduled this teleconference for annual              located on Olokele River, near the town
                                               should notify the Advisory Committee                     election of officers and to approve its               of Waimea, Kauai County, Hawaii, at
                                               no later than Monday, August 1, 2011                     Fiscal Year 2012 work plan.                           Latitude 22°00′16.92″ N. Longitude
                                               by contacting Ms. Tracy Jones at (202)                                                                         159°37.20″ W.
                                               219–2099 or via e-mail at                                   Space for the teleconference meeting                  g. Filed Pursuant to: Section 23(b)(1)
                                               tracy.deanna.jones@ed.gov. We will                       is limited and you are encouraged to                  of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C.
                                               attempt to meet requests after this date,                register early if you plan to attend. You             817(b).
                                               but cannot guarantee availability of the                 may register by sending an e-mail to the                 h. Applicant Contact: Charles
                                               requested accommodation. The                             following e-mail address:                             Okamoto, President, Gay & Robinson,
                                               teleconference site is accessible to                     tracy.deanna.jones@ed.gov. Please                     Inc., P.O. Box 156, Kaumakani, Hawaii
                                               individuals with disabilities. This                      include your name, title, affiliation,                96747; telephone: (808) 335–3133; Fax:
                                               notice also describes the functions of                   complete address (including internet                  (808) 335–6424; e-mail: http://
                                               the Advisory Committee. Notice of this                   and e-mail, if available), and telephone              www.cokamoto@gayandrobinson.com.
                                               meeting is required under Section                        and fax numbers. If you are unable to                    i. FERC Contact: Any questions on
                                               10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory                         register electronically, you may fax your             this notice should be addressed to
                                               Committee Act. This document is                          registration information to the Advisory              Henry Ecton, (202) 502–8768, or E-mail
                                               intended to notify the general public.                   Committee staff office at (202) 219–                  address: henry.ecton@ferc.gov.
                                                  Date and time: Wednesday, August                                                                               j. Deadline for filing comments,
                                                                                                        3032. You may also contact the
                                               10, 2011, beginning at 4 p.m. and                                                                              protests, and/or motions: August 30,
                                                                                                        Advisory Committee staff directly at
                                               ending at approximately 5:30 p.m.                                                                              2011.
                                               (EST).                                                   (202) 219–2099. The registration
                                                                                                        deadline is Wednesday, August 3, 2011.                   All documents should be filed
                                               ADDRESSES: Office of the Advisory                                                                              electronically via the Internet. See 18
                                               Committee on Student Financial                              Records are kept for Advisory                      CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the
                                               Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F Street,                  Committee proceedings, and are                        instructions on the Commission’s Web
                                               NW., Room 412, Washington DC 20202–                      available for inspection at the Office of             site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/
                                               7582.                                                    the Advisory Committee on Student                     efiling.asp. If unable to be filed
                                               FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr.                     Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F             electronically, documents may be paper-
                                               William J. Goggin, Executive Director,                   Street, NW., Suite 413, Washington, DC                filed. To paper-file, an original and
                                               Advisory Committee on Student                            from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.                 seven copies should be filed with:
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                                               Financial Assistance, Capitol Place, 80 F                Monday through Friday, except Federal                 Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory
                                               Street, NW., Suite 413, Washington DC                    holidays. Information regarding the                   Commission, 888 First Street, NE.,
                                               20202–7582, (202) 219–2099.                              Advisory Committee is available on the                Washington, DC 20426.
                                                  Individuals who use a                                 Committee’s Web site, http://                            Commenters can submit brief
                                               telecommunications device for the deaf                   www.ed.gov/ACSFA.                                     comments up to 6,000 characters,
                                               (TTY) may call the Federal Information                                                                         without prior registration, using the
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