Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005, 33460-33463 [05-11390]

Download as PDF 33460 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 8, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.335. Dates: Applications Available: June 10, 2005. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 22, 2005. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 20, 2005. Eligible Applicants: Any institution of higher education that during FY 2004 awarded a total of $350,000 or more of Federal Pell Grant funds to students enrolled at the institution. Institutions that currently have a CCAMPIS Program grant with a project period ending in 2006 are eligible to apply in accordance with section III.3 of this notice. Estimated Available Funds: $10,353,010. Estimated Range of Awards: $10,000– $300,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $47,491. Maximum Award: In accordance with section 419N(b)(2) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), the maximum amount an applicant may receive under this program is one percent of the total amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to students enrolled at the institution for FY 2004. A grant shall not be less than $10,000, for a single budget period of 12 months. Estimated Number of Awards: 218. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: 48 months. Full Text of Announcement Purpose of Program: The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services. Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105 (b)(2)(iv), this priority is from section 419N(d) of the HEA. Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2005 this priority is a competitive preference priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award up to an additional 10 points to an application, depending on the extent to which the application meets this priority. This priority is: Priority is given to institutions of higher education that 18:08 Jun 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070e. Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. Because there are no program-specific regulations for the CCAMPIS Program, applicants are encouraged to carefully read the authorizing statute, section 419N of the HEA. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants except federally recognized Indian Tribes. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher education only. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: $10,353,010. Estimated Range of Awards: $10,000– $300,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $47,491. Maximum Award: In accordance with section 419N(b)(2) of the HEA, the maximum amount an applicant may receive under this program is one percent of the total amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to students enrolled at the institution for FY 2004. A grant shall not be less than $10,000, for a single budget period of 12 months. Estimated Number of Awards: 218. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. I. Funding Opportunity Description VerDate jul<14>2003 submit applications describing child care programs that: (1) Leverage significant local or institutional resources, including in-kind contributions, to support the activities assisted under this program; and (2) utilize a sliding fee scale for child care services provided under this program to support a high number of low-income parents pursuing postsecondary education at the institution. Project Period: 48 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: Any institution of higher education that during FY 2004 awarded a total of $350,000 or more of Federal Pell Grant funds to students enrolled at the institution. Institutions that currently have a CCAMPIS Program grant with a project period ending in 2006 are eligible to apply in accordance with section III.3 of this notice. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not involve cost sharing or matching. 3. Other: At this time, we do not anticipate conducting a competition for PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 new awards in FY 2006. Institutions that currently have a CCAMPIS Program grant with a project period ending in 2006 should apply for a new grant during this FY 2005 competition. Subject to the availability of funds, we plan to make new awards in FY 2006 by funding in rank order those applicants with project periods ending in 2006 who scored within the funding range under the FY 2005 competition; and by funding in rank order any other highquality applications that remain on the slate, including applicants with project periods ending in 2006. Those applicants with project periods ending in 2006 may be awarded a new grant to begin in FY 2006 if: (1) The FY 2005 application scores in the funding range for new awards, and (2) the applicant met all the terms and conditions of the previous grant, including the submission of all required reports. However, the HEA, the statute authorizing the CCAMPIS Program currently expires at the end of FY 2005. If the statute is not extended or the statute is extended and the terms of the program are substantially changed, the applications from applicants with project periods ending in 2006 that applied in FY 2005 and scored within the funding range will not be funded. If Congress substantially changes the terms of the CCAMPIS Program, the Department may conduct a new competition in FY 2006. If that is the case, we will require all institutions requesting new FY 2006 funding to submit applications in the FY 2006 competition. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: Dorothy S. Marshall or Antoinette Clark-Ross, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., suite 7000, Washington, DC 20006–8510. Telephone (202) 502–7600 or by email: TRIO@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Services (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application package in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact persons listed in this section. 2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you must submit, are in the application package for this competition. Page Limit: You must limit the narrative part of your application—Part E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 8, 2005 / Notices II—First Year Budget Narrative and Part III—Program Narrative—to the equivalent of no more than 45 pages using the following standards: • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom, and both sides. • Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) all text in the application, including titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs. • Use a font that is either 12 point or larger or no smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch). The page limit does not apply to the application face sheet (ED 424); Part I– A one-page abstract; Part I–B profile; the budget summary form (ED 524), Part IV CCAMPIS Program Assurances, and Part V Department of Education Certifications and Assurances. The page limit also does not apply to a table of contents, should the applicant wish to include one in its application. No appendices or attachments should be included with the application. If you include any attachments or appendices, these items will be counted as part of the Program Narrative for purposes of the page limit requirement. We will reject your application if— • You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or • You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the page limit. 3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: June 10, 2005. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 22, 2005. Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically using the Electronic Grant Application System (e-Application) available through the Department’s eGrants system. For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application electronically or by mail or hand delivery if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, please refer to section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements in this notice. The dates and times for the transmittal of applications by mail or by hand (including a courier service or commercial carrier) are in the application package for this competition. The application package also specifies the hours of operation of the e-Application Web site. We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 20, 2005. 4. Intergovernmental Review: This program competition is subject to VerDate jul<14>2003 18:08 Jun 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. Information about Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for this competition. 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference regulations outlining funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. 6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically, unless you qualify for an exception to this requirement in accordance with the instructions in this section. We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format unless, as described elsewhere in this section, you qualify for one of the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date that is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided later in this section under Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement. a. Electronic Submission of Applications. Applications for grants under the CCAMPIS Program—CFDA Number 84.335 must be submitted electronically using e-Application available through the Department’s e-Grants system, accessible through the e-Grants portal page at: http://e-grants.ed.gov. While completing your electronic application, you will be entering data online that will be saved into a database. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. Please note the following: • You must complete the electronic submission of your grant application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. The eApplication system will not accept an application for this program [competition] after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the application process. • The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are 6 a.m. Monday until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. Thursday until midnight Saturday, Washington, DC time. Please note that the system is unavailable on Sundays, and between 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6 a.m. on Thursdays, Washington, DC PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33461 time, for maintenance. Any modifications to these hours are posted on the e-Grants Web site. • You will not receive additional point value because you submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submit your application in paper format. • You must submit all documents electronically, including the Application for Federal Education Assistance (ED 424), Budget Information—Non-Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and certifications. • Any narrative sections of your application must be attached as files in a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF (Portable Document) format. • Your electronic application must comply with any page limit requirements described in this notice. • Prior to submitting your electronic application, you may wish to print a copy of it for your records. • After you electronically submit your application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgment that will include a PR/Award number (an identifying number unique to your application). • Within three working days after submitting your electronic application, fax a signed copy of the ED 424 to the Application Control Center after following these steps: (1) Print ED 424 from e-Application. (2) The applicant’s Authorizing Representative must sign this form. (3) Place the PR/Award number in the upper right hand corner of the hardcopy signature page of the ED 424. (4) Fax the signed ED 424 to the Application Control Center at (202) 245–6272. • We may request that you provide us original signatures on other forms at a later date. Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of e-Application System Unavailability: If you are prevented from electronically submitting your application on the application deadline date because the e-Application system is unavailable, we will grant you an extension of one business day in order to transmit your application electronically, by mail, or by hand delivery. We will grant this extension if— (1) You are a registered user of eApplication and you have initiated an electronic application for this competition; and (2)(a) The e-Application system is unavailable for 60 minutes or more E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 33462 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 8, 2005 / Notices between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date; or (b) The e-Application system is unavailable for any period of time between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. We must acknowledge and confirm these periods of unavailability before granting you an extension. To request this extension or to confirm our acknowledgment of any system unavailability, you may contact either (1) the person listed elsewhere in this notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2) the e-Grants help desk at 1–888–336– 8930. If the system is down and therefore the application deadline is extended, an e-mail will be sent to all registered users who have initiated an eApplication. Extensions referred to in this section apply only to the unavailability of the Department’s eApplication system. Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: You qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, and may submit your application in paper format, if you are unable to submit an application through the e-Application system because— • You do not have access to the Internet; or • You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to the Department’s e-Application system; and • No later than two weeks before the application deadline date (14 calendar days or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception prevent you from using the Internet to submit your application. If you mail your written statement to the Department, it must be postmarked no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. If you fax your written statement to the Department, we must receive the faxed statement no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. Address and mail or fax your statement to: Linda Byrd-Johnson, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 7085, Washington, DC 20006. FAX: (202) 502– 7857. Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the mail or hand delivery instructions described in this notice. b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:08 Jun 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, you may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier) your application to the Department. You must mail the original and two copies of your application, on or before the application deadline date, to the Department at the applicable following address: By mail through the U.S. Postal Service: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.335), 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202– 4260; or By mail through a commercial carrier: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center—Stop 4260, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.335), 7100 Old Landover Road, Landover, MD 20785–1506. Regardless of which address you use, you must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following: (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark, (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service, (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier, or (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark, or (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. If your application is postmarked after the application deadline date, we will not consider your application. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office. c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery. If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, you (or a courier service) may deliver your paper application to the Department by hand. You must deliver the original and two copies of your application, by hand, on or before the application deadline date, to the Department at the following address: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.335), 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you mail or hand deliver your application to the Department: (1) You must indicate on the envelope and—if not provided by the Department—in Item 4 of the ED 424 the CFDA number—and suffix letter, if any—of the competition under which you are submitting your application. (2) The Application Control Center will mail a grant application receipt acknowledgment to you. If you do not receive the grant application receipt acknowledgment within 15 business days from the application deadline date, you should call the U.S. Department of Education Application Control Center at (202) 245–6288. V. Application Review Information 1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition are from the statute authorizing the CCAMPIS Program, Section 491N(c) of the HEA, and are as follows: The maximum score for the total of these criteria (A-E) is 100 points. The maximum score for each criterion is indicated in parentheses, and the maximum score for each subcriterion is in the application package for this competition. A. Need for the Project. (Maximum 35 Points) The applicant must demonstrate the need for campus-based child services for low-income students at the institution by including the following: 1. Information regarding student demographics; 2. An assessment of child care capacity on or near campus; 3. Information regarding the existence of waiting lists for existing child care; 4. Information regarding additional needs created by concentrations of poverty or by geographic isolation; and 5. Other relevant data. B. Plan of Operation. (Maximum 25 Points) The applicant must describe the activities to be assisted, and must specify whether the grant funds will support an existing child care program or a new child care program. 1. All applicants must address the following: (a) The plan to identify and select students with the greatest need of child care services; (b) The type of child care services to be provided and the likely impact of the services on the intended recipients of those services; (c) 1. If the institution has an early childhood education curriculum, the extent to which the child care program will coordinate with that curriculum to E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 8, 2005 / Notices meet the needs of the students in the early childhood education program at the institution, and the needs of the parents and children participating in the child care program; or 2. If the institution does not have an early childhood education curriculum, the extent to which the project will coordinate with the institution’s other programs for economically disadvantaged students to meet the needs of the parents and children participating in the child care program; and (d) The plan to encourage parental involvement. 2. Only applicants requesting grant assistance for new child care programs must: (a) Provide a timeline, covering the period from receipt of the grant through the provision of the child care services, delineating the specific steps the institution will take to achieve the goal of providing low-income students with child care services; (b) Specify any measures the institution will take to assist lowincome students with child care during the period before the institution provides child care services; and (c) Include a plan for identifying resources needed for the child care services, including space in which to provide childcare services and technical assistance if necessary. C. Management of Project. (Maximum 20 Points) All applicants must describe the management plan for the proposed project, and include the following: 1. The resources, including technical expertise and financial support, the institution will draw upon to support the child care program and the participation of low-income students in the program, such as accessing social services funding, using student activity fees to help pay the costs of child care, using resources obtained by meeting the needs of parents who are not lowincome students, and accessing foundation, corporate or other institutional support, and demonstrate that the use of the resources will not result in increases in student tuition; 2. The qualifications, including relevant training, experience, and time commitment of key project personnel; 3. The organizational placement of the project; and 4. Specific plans for financial management, student records management, and personnel management. D. Evaluation. (Maximum 15 Points) All applicants must describe the evaluation plan for the project and must: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:08 Jun 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 1. Demonstrate that the evaluation plan is: (a) appropriate to the project; and (b) includes both quantitative and qualitative evaluation measures; and 2. Describe the specific and measurable ways by which the plan will evaluate the success of the project on the retention and graduation of students whose children are served by the project. E. Budget. (Maximum 5 points) The extent to which the budget is adequate to support the proposed project (costs are reasonable in relation to the number of persons to be served and to the anticipated results and benefits). VI. Award Administration Information 1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award Notification (GAN). We may also notify you informally. If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, we notify you. 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify administrative and national policy requirements in the application package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also incorporates your approved application as part of your binding commitments under the grant. 3. Reporting: At the end of your project period, you must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. In addition, pursuant to Section 419N(e) of the HEA, you must submit reports 18 months and 36 months after receiving the first grant payment, as directed by the Secretary. 4. Performance Measures: The success of the CCAMPIS Program will be measured by the persistence and completion rates of students whose children are served by the program. VII. Agency Contacts FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothy S. Marshall or Antoinette ClarkRoss, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 7000, Washington, DC 20006–8510. Telephone: 202–502–7600 or by e-mail: TRIO@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), you may call PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33463 the Federal Relay Services (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact persons listed in this section. VIII. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Child 
Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.335.

    Dates: Applications Available: June 10, 2005.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 22, 2005.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 20, 2005.
    Eligible Applicants: Any institution of higher education that 
during FY 2004 awarded a total of $350,000 or more of Federal Pell 
Grant funds to students enrolled at the institution. Institutions that 
currently have a CCAMPIS Program grant with a project period ending in 
2006 are eligible to apply in accordance with section III.3 of this 
notice.
    Estimated Available Funds: $10,353,010.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $10,000-$300,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $47,491.
    Maximum Award: In accordance with section 419N(b)(2) of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), the maximum amount an 
applicant may receive under this program is one percent of the total 
amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to students enrolled at 
the institution for FY 2004. A grant shall not be less than $10,000, 
for a single budget period of 12 months.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 218.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 
notice.


    Project Period: 48 months.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation 
of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision 
of campus-based child care services.
    Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105 (b)(2)(iv), this 
priority is from section 419N(d) of the HEA.
    Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2005 this priority is a 
competitive preference priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award 
up to an additional 10 points to an application, depending on the 
extent to which the application meets this priority.
    This priority is: Priority is given to institutions of higher 
education that submit applications describing child care programs that: 
(1) Leverage significant local or institutional resources, including 
in-kind contributions, to support the activities assisted under this 
program; and (2) utilize a sliding fee scale for child care services 
provided under this program to support a high number of low-income 
parents pursuing postsecondary education at the institution.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070e.

    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
    Because there are no program-specific regulations for the CCAMPIS 
Program, applicants are encouraged to carefully read the authorizing 
statute, section 419N of the HEA.

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants 
except federally recognized Indian Tribes.


    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of 
higher education only.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $10,353,010.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $10,000-$300,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $47,491.
    Maximum Award: In accordance with section 419N(b)(2) of the HEA, 
the maximum amount an applicant may receive under this program is one 
percent of the total amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to 
students enrolled at the institution for FY 2004. A grant shall not be 
less than $10,000, for a single budget period of 12 months.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 218.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 
notice.


    Project Period: 48 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: Any institution of higher education that 
during FY 2004 awarded a total of $350,000 or more of Federal Pell 
Grant funds to students enrolled at the institution. Institutions that 
currently have a CCAMPIS Program grant with a project period ending in 
2006 are eligible to apply in accordance with section III.3 of this 
notice.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not involve cost 
sharing or matching.
    3. Other: At this time, we do not anticipate conducting a 
competition for new awards in FY 2006. Institutions that currently have 
a CCAMPIS Program grant with a project period ending in 2006 should 
apply for a new grant during this FY 2005 competition. Subject to the 
availability of funds, we plan to make new awards in FY 2006 by funding 
in rank order those applicants with project periods ending in 2006 who 
scored within the funding range under the FY 2005 competition; and by 
funding in rank order any other high-quality applications that remain 
on the slate, including applicants with project periods ending in 2006. 
Those applicants with project periods ending in 2006 may be awarded a 
new grant to begin in FY 2006 if: (1) The FY 2005 application scores in 
the funding range for new awards, and (2) the applicant met all the 
terms and conditions of the previous grant, including the submission of 
all required reports.
    However, the HEA, the statute authorizing the CCAMPIS Program 
currently expires at the end of FY 2005. If the statute is not extended 
or the statute is extended and the terms of the program are 
substantially changed, the applications from applicants with project 
periods ending in 2006 that applied in FY 2005 and scored within the 
funding range will not be funded. If Congress substantially changes the 
terms of the CCAMPIS Program, the Department may conduct a new 
competition in FY 2006. If that is the case, we will require all 
institutions requesting new FY 2006 funding to submit applications in 
the FY 2006 competition.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: Dorothy S. Marshall or 
Antoinette Clark-Ross, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, 
NW., suite 7000, Washington, DC 20006-8510. Telephone (202) 502-7600 or 
by email: TRIO@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Services (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, 
audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact 
persons listed in this section.
    2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements 
concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you 
must submit, are in the application package for this competition.
    Page Limit: You must limit the narrative part of your application--
Part

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II--First Year Budget Narrative and Part III--Program Narrative--to the 
equivalent of no more than 45 pages using the following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application, including titles, headings, footnotes, 
quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in charts, 
tables, figures, and graphs.
     Use a font that is either 12 point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
    The page limit does not apply to the application face sheet (ED 
424); Part I-A one-page abstract; Part I-B profile; the budget summary 
form (ED 524), Part IV CCAMPIS Program Assurances, and Part V 
Department of Education Certifications and Assurances. The page limit 
also does not apply to a table of contents, should the applicant wish 
to include one in its application.
    No appendices or attachments should be included with the 
application. If you include any attachments or appendices, these items 
will be counted as part of the Program Narrative for purposes of the 
page limit requirement.
    We will reject your application if--
     You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or
     You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the 
page limit.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: June 10, 2005.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 22, 2005.
    Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted 
electronically using the Electronic Grant Application System (e-
Application) available through the Department's e-Grants system. For 
information (including dates and times) about how to submit your 
application electronically or by mail or hand delivery if you qualify 
for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, please refer 
to section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements in this notice.
    The dates and times for the transmittal of applications by mail or 
by hand (including a courier service or commercial carrier) are in the 
application package for this competition. The application package also 
specifies the hours of operation of the e-Application Web site.
    We do not consider an application that does not comply with the 
deadline requirements.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 20, 2005.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This program competition is subject to 
Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. 
Information about Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under 
Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for this 
competition.
    5. Funding Restrictions: We reference regulations outlining funding 
restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice.
    6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under 
this competition must be submitted electronically, unless you qualify 
for an exception to this requirement in accordance with the 
instructions in this section.
    We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format 
unless, as described elsewhere in this section, you qualify for one of 
the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no 
later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written 
statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these 
exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date that 
is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided later in 
this section under Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement.
    a. Electronic Submission of Applications.
    Applications for grants under the CCAMPIS Program--CFDA Number 
84.335 must be submitted electronically using e-Application available 
through the Department's e-Grants system, accessible through the e-
Grants portal page at: http://e-grants.ed.gov.
    While completing your electronic application, you will be entering 
data online that will be saved into a database. You may not e-mail an 
electronic copy of a grant application to us.
    Please note the following:
     You must complete the electronic submission of your grant 
application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date. The e-Application system will not accept an application 
for this program [competition] after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on 
the application deadline date. Therefore, we strongly recommend that 
you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the 
application process.
     The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site 
are 6 a.m. Monday until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. Thursday until 
midnight Saturday, Washington, DC time. Please note that the system is 
unavailable on Sundays, and between 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6 a.m. on 
Thursdays, Washington, DC time, for maintenance. Any modifications to 
these hours are posted on the e-Grants Web site.
     You will not receive additional point value because you 
submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you 
if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submit your 
application in paper format.
     You must submit all documents electronically, including 
the Application for Federal Education Assistance (ED 424), Budget 
Information--Non-Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary 
assurances and certifications.
     Any narrative sections of your application must be 
attached as files in a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF 
(Portable Document) format.
     Your electronic application must comply with any page 
limit requirements described in this notice.
     Prior to submitting your electronic application, you may 
wish to print a copy of it for your records.
     After you electronically submit your application, you will 
receive an automatic acknowledgment that will include a PR/Award number 
(an identifying number unique to your application).
     Within three working days after submitting your electronic 
application, fax a signed copy of the ED 424 to the Application Control 
Center after following these steps:
    (1) Print ED 424 from e-Application.
    (2) The applicant's Authorizing Representative must sign this form.
    (3) Place the PR/Award number in the upper right hand corner of the 
hard-copy signature page of the ED 424.
    (4) Fax the signed ED 424 to the Application Control Center at 
(202) 245-6272.
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on 
other forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of e-Application System 
Unavailability: If you are prevented from electronically submitting 
your application on the application deadline date because the e-
Application system is unavailable, we will grant you an extension of 
one business day in order to transmit your application electronically, 
by mail, or by hand delivery. We will grant this extension if--
    (1) You are a registered user of e-Application and you have 
initiated an electronic application for this competition; and
    (2)(a) The e-Application system is unavailable for 60 minutes or 
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between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on 
the application deadline date; or
    (b) The e-Application system is unavailable for any period of time 
between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the 
application deadline date.
    We must acknowledge and confirm these periods of unavailability 
before granting you an extension. To request this extension or to 
confirm our acknowledgment of any system unavailability, you may 
contact either (1) the person listed elsewhere in this notice under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2) the e-
Grants help desk at 1-888-336-8930. If the system is down and therefore 
the application deadline is extended, an e-mail will be sent to all 
registered users who have initiated an e-Application. Extensions 
referred to in this section apply only to the unavailability of the 
Department's e-Application system.
    Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: You qualify for an 
exception to the electronic submission requirement, and may submit your 
application in paper format, if you are unable to submit an application 
through the e-Application system because--
     You do not have access to the Internet; or
     You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to 
the Department's e-Application system; and
     No later than two weeks before the application deadline 
date (14 calendar days or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the 
application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business 
day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement 
to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception 
prevent you from using the Internet to submit your application. If you 
mail your written statement to the Department, it must be postmarked no 
later than two weeks before the application deadline date. If you fax 
your written statement to the Department, we must receive the faxed 
statement no later than two weeks before the application deadline date.
    Address and mail or fax your statement to: Linda Byrd-Johnson, 
Ph.D., U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 7085, 
Washington, DC 20006. FAX: (202) 502-7857.
    Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the 
mail or hand delivery instructions described in this notice.
    b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail.
    If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, you may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a 
commercial carrier) your application to the Department. You must mail 
the original and two copies of your application, on or before the 
application deadline date, to the Department at the applicable 
following address:
    By mail through the U.S. Postal Service: U.S. Department of 
Education, Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.335), 
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-4260; or
    By mail through a commercial carrier: U.S. Department of Education, 
Application Control Center--Stop 4260, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.335), 
7100 Old Landover Road, Landover, MD 20785-1506.
    Regardless of which address you use, you must show proof of mailing 
consisting of one of the following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark,
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service,
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier, or
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the 
U.S. Department of Education.
    If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do 
not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark, or
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    If your application is postmarked after the application deadline 
date, we will not consider your application.

    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your 
local post office.


    c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery.
    If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, you (or a courier service) may deliver your paper 
application to the Department by hand. You must deliver the original 
and two copies of your application, by hand, on or before the 
application deadline date, to the Department at the following address: 
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number 84.335), 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center 
Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily 
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, 
Sundays, and Federal holidays.
    Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you mail 
or hand deliver your application to the Department:
    (1) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by the 
Department--in Item 4 of the ED 424 the CFDA number--and suffix letter, 
if any--of the competition under which you are submitting your 
application.
    (2) The Application Control Center will mail a grant application 
receipt acknowledgment to you. If you do not receive the grant 
application receipt acknowledgment within 15 business days from the 
application deadline date, you should call the U.S. Department of 
Education Application Control Center at (202) 245-6288.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition 
are from the statute authorizing the CCAMPIS Program, Section 491N(c) 
of the HEA, and are as follows:
    The maximum score for the total of these criteria (A-E) is 100 
points. The maximum score for each criterion is indicated in 
parentheses, and the maximum score for each subcriterion is in the 
application package for this competition.
    A. Need for the Project. (Maximum 35 Points)
    The applicant must demonstrate the need for campus-based child 
services for low-income students at the institution by including the 
following:
    1. Information regarding student demographics;
    2. An assessment of child care capacity on or near campus;
    3. Information regarding the existence of waiting lists for 
existing child care;
    4. Information regarding additional needs created by concentrations 
of poverty or by geographic isolation; and
    5. Other relevant data.
    B. Plan of Operation. (Maximum 25 Points)
    The applicant must describe the activities to be assisted, and must 
specify whether the grant funds will support an existing child care 
program or a new child care program.
    1. All applicants must address the following:
    (a) The plan to identify and select students with the greatest need 
of child care services;
    (b) The type of child care services to be provided and the likely 
impact of the services on the intended recipients of those services;
    (c) 1. If the institution has an early childhood education 
curriculum, the extent to which the child care program will coordinate 
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meet the needs of the students in the early childhood education program 
at the institution, and the needs of the parents and children 
participating in the child care program; or
    2. If the institution does not have an early childhood education 
curriculum, the extent to which the project will coordinate with the 
institution's other programs for economically disadvantaged students to 
meet the needs of the parents and children participating in the child 
care program; and
    (d) The plan to encourage parental involvement.
    2. Only applicants requesting grant assistance for new child care 
programs must:
    (a) Provide a timeline, covering the period from receipt of the 
grant through the provision of the child care services, delineating the 
specific steps the institution will take to achieve the goal of 
providing low-income students with child care services;
    (b) Specify any measures the institution will take to assist low-
income students with child care during the period before the 
institution provides child care services; and
    (c) Include a plan for identifying resources needed for the child 
care services, including space in which to provide childcare services 
and technical assistance if necessary.
    C. Management of Project. (Maximum 20 Points)
    All applicants must describe the management plan for the proposed 
project, and include the following:
    1. The resources, including technical expertise and financial 
support, the institution will draw upon to support the child care 
program and the participation of low-income students in the program, 
such as accessing social services funding, using student activity fees 
to help pay the costs of child care, using resources obtained by 
meeting the needs of parents who are not low-income students, and 
accessing foundation, corporate or other institutional support, and 
demonstrate that the use of the resources will not result in increases 
in student tuition;
    2. The qualifications, including relevant training, experience, and 
time commitment of key project personnel;
    3. The organizational placement of the project; and
    4. Specific plans for financial management, student records 
management, and personnel management.
    D. Evaluation. (Maximum 15 Points)
    All applicants must describe the evaluation plan for the project 
and must:
    1. Demonstrate that the evaluation plan is:
    (a) appropriate to the project; and
    (b) includes both quantitative and qualitative evaluation measures; 
and
    2. Describe the specific and measurable ways by which the plan will 
evaluate the success of the project on the retention and graduation of 
students whose children are served by the project.
    E. Budget. (Maximum 5 points)
    The extent to which the budget is adequate to support the proposed 
project (costs are reasonable in relation to the number of persons to 
be served and to the anticipated results and benefits).

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your 
U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award 
Notification (GAN). We may also notify you informally.
    If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, 
we notify you.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify 
administrative and national policy requirements in the application 
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and 
include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also 
incorporates your approved application as part of your binding 
commitments under the grant.
    3. Reporting: At the end of your project period, you must submit a 
final performance report, including financial information, as directed 
by the Secretary. In addition, pursuant to Section 419N(e) of the HEA, 
you must submit reports 18 months and 36 months after receiving the 
first grant payment, as directed by the Secretary.
    4. Performance Measures: The success of the CCAMPIS Program will be 
measured by the persistence and completion rates of students whose 
children are served by the program.

VII. Agency Contacts

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothy S. Marshall or Antoinette 
Clark-Ross, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 
7000, Washington, DC 20006-8510. Telephone: 202-502-7600 or by e-mail: 
TRIO@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Services (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the program contact persons listed in this 
section.

VIII. Other Information

    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC area at 202-512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


    Dated: June 3, 2005.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 05-11390 Filed 6-7-05; 8:45 am]
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