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Download as PDF 36570 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 121 / Friday, June 24, 2005 / Notices 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 Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are in 34 CFR 75.210 and in the application package for this competition. 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. 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 grants. 3. Reporting: At the end of your project period, you must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an annual performance report that provides the most current performance and financial expenditure information as specified by the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. 4. Performance Measures: The Secretary may choose to develop performance measures for the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses Program in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). If indicators are developed, grantees will be asked to provide information that relates to participant outcomes and project management. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:06 Jun 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 VII. Agency Contacts For Further Information Contact: Vera Messina, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E258, Washington, DC 20202–6450. Telephone: (202) 260–8273 or by e-mail: vera.messina@ed.gov or Ruth Tringo, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E338, Washington, DC 20202–6450. Telephone: (202) 260–2838 or by e-mail: ruth.tringo@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 888–877–8339. 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 all 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 21, 2005. Deborah A. Price, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and DrugFree Schools. [FR Doc. 05–12588 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of final priority and eligibility requirements. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools announces a priority and eligibility requirements under the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Models on College Campuses grant competition. We may use the priority and eligibility requirements for competitions in FY 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priority and eligibility requirements to support the identification and dissemination of models of effective alcohol and other drug prevention at institutions of higher education (IHEs). DATES: The priority and eligibility requirements are effective July 25, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vera Messina, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E258, Washington, DC 20202–6450. Telephone: (202) 260–8273 or via Internet: vera.messina@ed.gov; or Ruth Tringo, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E338, Washington, DC 20202–6450. Telephone: (202) 260–2838 or via Internet: ruth.tringo@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (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 contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education seeks to support projects that address high-risk drinking and drug use and that can become practical models for replication and adaptation in other college communities. The goals of this program are to identify models of effective campus-based alcohol and other drug prevention programs and disseminate information about these programs to other colleges and universities where similar efforts may be adopted. We published a notice of proposed priority and eligibility requirements for this program in the Federal Register on April 8, 2005 (70 FR 17984). Other than minor editorial changes, there are no differences between the notice of proposed priority and eligibility requirements and this notice of final priority and eligibility requirements. Public Comment In the notice of proposed priority and eligibility requirements, we invited comments on the proposed priority and eligibility requirements. We did not receive any substantive comments. Note: This notice does not solicit applications. In any year in which we choose E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 121 / Friday, June 24, 2005 / Notices to use the priority and eligibility requirements, we invite applications through a notice in the Federal Register. When inviting applications we designate the priority as absolute, competitive preference, or invitational. The effect of each type of priority follows: Absolute priority: Under an absolute priority we consider only applications that meet the priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(3)). Competitive preference priority: Under a competitive preference priority we give competitive preference to an application by either (1) awarding additional points, depending on how well or the extent to which the application meets the competitive priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i)); or (2) selecting an application that meets the competitive priority over an application of comparable merit that does not meet the priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(ii)). Invitational priority: Under an invitational priority we are particularly interested in applications that meet the invitational priority. However, we do not give an application that meets the invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over other applications (34 CFR 75.105(c)(1)). Priority Under this priority the Department provides funding to institutions of higher education (IHEs) that have been implementing effective alcohol and other drug prevention programs on their campuses. An IHE that receives funding under this priority must identify, enhance, further evaluate, and disseminate information about an effective alcohol or other drug prevention program being implemented on its campus. To meet the priority, applicants must provide in their application— (1) A description of an alcohol or other drug prevention program that has been implemented for at least two full academic years on the applicant’s campus; (2) Evidence of the effectiveness of the program on the applicant’s campus; (3) A plan to enhance and further evaluate the program during the project period; and (4) A plan to disseminate information to assist other IHEs in implementing a similar program. Eligibility Requirements Only institutions of higher education (IHEs) that offer an associate or baccalaureate degree will be eligible under this program. Additionally, to be eligible, an IHE must not have received an award under this grant competition (CFDA 84.184N) during the previous VerDate jul<14>2003 19:06 Jun 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 five fiscal years (fiscal years 2000 through 2004). Executive Order 12866 This notice of final priority and eligibility requirements has been reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 12866. Under the terms of the order, we have assessed the potential costs and benefits of this regulatory action. The potential costs associated with the notice of final priority and eligibility requirements are those resulting from statutory requirements and those we have determined as necessary for administering this program effectively and efficiently. In assessing the potential costs and benefits—both quantitative and qualitative—of this notice of final priority and eligibility requirements, we have determined that the benefits of the final priority and eligibility requirements justify the costs. We have also determined that this regulatory action does not unduly interfere with State, local, and tribal governments in the exercise of their governmental functions. Intergovernmental Review This program is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the objectives of the Executive order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened federalism. The Executive order relies on processes developed by State and local governments for coordination and review of proposed Federal financial assistance. This document provides early notification of our specific plans and actions for this program. Electronic Access to This Document You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents 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. PO 00000 Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131. Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36571 (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.184N Office of Safe and DrugFree Schools—Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses) Dated: June 21, 2005. Deborah A. Price, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and DrugFree Schools. [FR Doc. 05–12589 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Overview Information; Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as Amended—National Activities—National Assistive Technology Public Internet Site; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.224B–2. Dates: Applications Available: June 24, 2005. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 25, 2005. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 22, 2005. Eligible Applicants: Public or private nonprofit or for-profit organizations, including institutions of higher education, that— (1) Emphasize research and engineering; (2) Have a multidisciplinary research center; and (3) Have demonstrated expertise in— (a) Working with assistive technology and intelligent agent interactive information dissemination systems; (b) Managing libraries of assistive technology and disability-related resources; (c) Delivering to individuals with disabilities education, information, and referral services, including technologybased curriculum-development services for adults with low-level reading skills; (d) Developing cooperative partnerships with the private sector, particularly with private-sector computer software, hardware, and Internet services entities; and (e) Developing and designing advanced Internet sites. Estimated Available Funds: $100,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 1. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 121 (Friday, June 24, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses

AGENCY: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of final priority and eligibility requirements.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools 
announces a priority and eligibility requirements under the Alcohol and 
Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses grant competition. We 
may use the priority and eligibility requirements for competitions in 
FY 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial 
assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priority and 
eligibility requirements to support the identification and 
dissemination of models of effective alcohol and other drug prevention 
at institutions of higher education (IHEs).

DATES: The priority and eligibility requirements are effective July 25, 
2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vera Messina, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E258, Washington, DC 20202-
6450. Telephone: (202) 260-8273 or via Internet: vera.messina@ed.gov; 
or Ruth Tringo, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
room 3E338, Washington, DC 20202-6450. Telephone: (202) 260-2838 or via 
Internet: ruth.tringo@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Relay Service (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 contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education seeks to support 
projects that address high-risk drinking and drug use and that can 
become practical models for replication and adaptation in other college 
communities. The goals of this program are to identify models of 
effective campus-based alcohol and other drug prevention programs and 
disseminate information about these programs to other colleges and 
universities where similar efforts may be adopted.
    We published a notice of proposed priority and eligibility 
requirements for this program in the Federal Register on April 8, 2005 
(70 FR 17984).
    Other than minor editorial changes, there are no differences 
between the notice of proposed priority and eligibility requirements 
and this notice of final priority and eligibility requirements.

Public Comment

    In the notice of proposed priority and eligibility requirements, we 
invited comments on the proposed priority and eligibility requirements. 
We did not receive any substantive comments.

    Note: This notice does not solicit applications. In any year in 
which we choose

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to use the priority and eligibility requirements, we invite 
applications through a notice in the Federal Register. When inviting 
applications we designate the priority as absolute, competitive 
preference, or invitational. The effect of each type of priority 
follows:

    Absolute priority: Under an absolute priority we consider only 
applications that meet the priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(3)).
    Competitive preference priority: Under a competitive preference 
priority we give competitive preference to an application by either (1) 
awarding additional points, depending on how well or the extent to 
which the application meets the competitive priority (34 CFR 
75.105(c)(2)(i)); or (2) selecting an application that meets the 
competitive priority over an application of comparable merit that does 
not meet the priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(ii)).
    Invitational priority: Under an invitational priority we are 
particularly interested in applications that meet the invitational 
priority. However, we do not give an application that meets the 
invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over other 
applications (34 CFR 75.105(c)(1)).

Priority

    Under this priority the Department provides funding to institutions 
of higher education (IHEs) that have been implementing effective 
alcohol and other drug prevention programs on their campuses. An IHE 
that receives funding under this priority must identify, enhance, 
further evaluate, and disseminate information about an effective 
alcohol or other drug prevention program being implemented on its 
campus. To meet the priority, applicants must provide in their 
application--
    (1) A description of an alcohol or other drug prevention program 
that has been implemented for at least two full academic years on the 
applicant's campus;
    (2) Evidence of the effectiveness of the program on the applicant's 
campus;
    (3) A plan to enhance and further evaluate the program during the 
project period; and
    (4) A plan to disseminate information to assist other IHEs in 
implementing a similar program.

Eligibility Requirements

    Only institutions of higher education (IHEs) that offer an 
associate or baccalaureate degree will be eligible under this program. 
Additionally, to be eligible, an IHE must not have received an award 
under this grant competition (CFDA 84.184N) during the previous five 
fiscal years (fiscal years 2000 through 2004).

Executive Order 12866

    This notice of final priority and eligibility requirements has been 
reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 12866. Under the terms of 
the order, we have assessed the potential costs and benefits of this 
regulatory action.
    The potential costs associated with the notice of final priority 
and eligibility requirements are those resulting from statutory 
requirements and those we have determined as necessary for 
administering this program effectively and efficiently.
    In assessing the potential costs and benefits--both quantitative 
and qualitative--of this notice of final priority and eligibility 
requirements, we have determined that the benefits of the final 
priority and eligibility requirements justify the costs.
    We have also determined that this regulatory action does not unduly 
interfere with State, local, and tribal governments in the exercise of 
their governmental functions.

Intergovernmental Review

    This program is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the 
regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the objectives of the Executive 
order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened 
federalism. The Executive order relies on processes developed by State 
and local governments for coordination and review of proposed Federal 
financial assistance.
    This document provides early notification of our specific plans and 
actions for this program.

Electronic Access to This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other Department of 
Education documents 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.


    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 7131.


(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.184N Office of 
Safe and Drug-Free Schools--Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models 
on College Campuses)

    Dated: June 21, 2005.
Deborah A. Price,
Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
[FR Doc. 05-12589 Filed 6-23-05; 8:45 am]
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