Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information; Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grants Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, 9107-9109 [E6-2514]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices performance measures for assessing the effectiveness of the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program: (1) The percentage of grantees closing the gap between their student/mental health professional ratios and the student/mental health professional ratios recommended by the statute; and (2) the median percentage decrease among grantees in the number of student disciplinary referrals in the schools participating in the program. These two measures constitute the Department’s indicators of success for this program. Consequently, applicants for a grant under this program are advised to give careful consideration to these two outcomes in conceptualizing the design, implementation, and evaluation of their proposed project. If funded, applicants will be asked to collect and report data in their annual performance reports about progress toward these goals. The Secretary will also use this information to respond to reporting requirements concerning this program established in Section 5421(f) of the ESEA. VII. Agency Contact For Further Information Contact: Loretta McDaniel, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., room 3E214, Washington, DC 20202– 6450. Telephone: (202) 260–2661 or by e-mail: loretta.mcdaniel@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 person listed in this section. Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Dated: February 16, 2006. Deborah A. Price, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and DrugFree Schools. [FR Doc. E6–2506 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information; Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grants Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.144. Dates: Applications Available: February 22, 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 19, 2006. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 18, 2006. Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies (SEAs) receiving MEP Basic State Formula grants. Estimated Available Funds: $3,000,000. Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000– $110,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $76,923. Maximum Award: By statute, the maximum amount that we may award under this program is $250,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 39. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 24 months. Full Text of Announcement cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES VIII. Other Information I. Funding Opportunity Description 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. Purpose of Program: The purpose of the MEP Consortium Incentive Grants program is to provide incentive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) that participate in high-quality consortia with another SEA or other appropriate entity to improve the delivery of services to migrant children whose education is interrupted. Through this program, the Department provides financial incentives to SEAs to participate in high-quality consortia that improve the intrastate and interstate coordination of migrant education programs by addressing key needs of migratory children who have their education interrupted. Priorities: The priorities for this competition are from the notice of final requirements for this program, 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9107 published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110). Absolute Priorities: For FY 2006, these priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet one or more of these absolute priorities. In order for SEAs to be considered for incentive grants, a proposed consortium in which an SEA would participate must address one or more of the following absolute priorities: 1. Services designed to improve the proper and timely identification and recruitment of eligible migratory children whose education is interrupted; 2. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based research) to improve the school readiness of preschool-aged migratory children whose education is interrupted; 3. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based research) to improve the reading proficiency of migratory children whose education is interrupted; 4. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based research) to improve the mathematics proficiency of migratory children whose education is interrupted; 5. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based research) to decrease the dropout rate of migratory students whose education is interrupted and improve their high school completion rate; 6. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based research) to strengthen the involvement of migratory parents in the education of migratory students whose education is interrupted; and 7. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based research) to expand access to innovative educational technologies intended to increase the academic achievement of migratory students whose education is interrupted. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6398(d). Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75 (except 75.232), 76, 77, 79, 80 (except 80.40(b)), 82, 84, 85 and 99; and (b) the notice of final requirements published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110). II. Award Information Type of Award: Formula grants. Estimated Available Funds: $3,000,000. Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000– $110,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $76,923. E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 9108 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices Maximum Award: By statute, the maximum amount that we may award under this program is $250,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 39. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 24 months. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies (SEAs) receiving MEP Basic State Formula grants. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not involve cost sharing or matching but does involve supplement-not-supplant funding provisions. Pursuant to the notice of final requirements published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110) the supplement-not-supplant provisions in sections 1120A(b) and 1304(c)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, are applicable to this program. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: Lisa Gillette, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E253, FOB–6, Washington, DC 20202–6135. Telephone: (202) 205– 0316, or by e-mail: lisa.gillette@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) by contacting the program contact person listed in this section. 2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements concerning the content of an application, together with the forms an applicant must submit, are in the application package for this program. Page Limit: The application narrative (Part IV of the application) is where you, the applicant, describe the proposed consortium, including how the consortium meets the Application Requirements listed in the notice of final requirements published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110) and one or more of the absolute priorities, and address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your application. You must limit Part IV to the equivalent of no more than 30 double-spaced 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 • Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) all text in the application narrative, including titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs. • Use a consistent font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch). • For charts, tables, and graphs, use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller than 10 pitch. The page limit applies only to Part IV of the application. It does not apply to Parts I through III or Parts V through VII, or to any appendices, resumes, bibliography, or letters of support. However, an applicant must include all of the application narrative in Part IV. Department reviewers will not read any pages of the Part IV narrative that: • Exceed the page limit if you apply these standards, or • Exceed the equivalent of the page limit if you apply other standards. 3. Submission Date and Times: Applications Available: February 22, 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 19, 2006. Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted in paper format by mail or by hand delivery. For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application by mail or by hand delivery, please refer to section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements in this notice. The Department does not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 18, 2006. 4. Intergovernmental Review: This program 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 program. 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference regulations outlining funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section in this notice. 6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted in paper format by mail or hand delivery. a. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail. If you submit your application in paper format by mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier), 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: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By mail through the U.S. Postal Service: Lisa Gillette, Office of Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3E253, Washington, DC 20202– 6135; or By mail through a commercial carrier: U.S. Department of Education, ATTN: Lisa Gillette, OESE, 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. b. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery. If you submit your application in paper format by hand delivery, you (or a courier service) 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: Lisa Gillette, Office of Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3E253, Washington, DC 20202– 6135. Note: A person delivering an application must show identification to enter the U.S. Department of Education building. V. Application Review Information Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are from 34 CFR 75.210 and are listed in the application package. VI. Award Administration Information 1. Award Notices: If a consortium application is successful, the Department will send the applicant a Grant Award Notice (GAN). The Department will also notify Congress E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2006 / Notices cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES regarding grant awards. The Department may also notify successful applicants informally. If an application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, the Department will notify the applicant. 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: Grant recipients under this program must submit the annual and final performance and financial reports specified in the notice of final requirements for this grant program published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110). 4. Performance Measures: Currently, the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) indicator established by the Department for the Migrant Education Program, of which the Consortium Incentive Grants are a component, is that an increasing number of States will show: a. Increasing percentages of migrant students at the elementary school level who meet or exceed the proficient level on State assessments in reading. b. Increasing percentages of migrant students at the middle school level who meet or exceed the proficient level on State assessments in reading. c. Increasing percentages of migrant students at the elementary school level who meet or exceed the proficient level on State assessments in mathematics. d. Increasing percentages of migrant students at the middle school level who meet or exceed the proficient level on State assessments in mathematics. e. Decreasing percentages of migrant students who drop out from secondary school (grades 7–12). f. Increasing percentages of migrant students who graduate from high school. The Department will be collecting data from States on these performance measures. VII. Agency Contacts For Further Information Contact: Lisa Gillette, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E253, FOB–6, Washington, DC 20202– 6135. Telephone: (202) 205–0316, or by e-mail: lisa.gillette@ed.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Feb 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 program contact person 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 for 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. You may also view this document in text at the following site: http:// www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/ ome/index.html 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: February 15, 2006. Henry Johnson, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. E6–2514 Filed 2–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Department of Education. Notice—Computer Matching between the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Pub. L. 100–503, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines on the conduct of computer matching programs, notice is hereby given of the renewal of the computer matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (ED) (recipient agency), and the Social Security Administration (SSA) (the source agency). This renewal of the computer PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9109 matching program between SSA and ED will become effective as explained below. In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100– 503), the OMB guidelines on the conduct of computer matching programs (see 54 FR 25818, June 19, 1989), and OMB Circular A–130, we provide the following information: 1. Names of Participating Agencies The U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration. 2. Purpose of the Match The purpose of this matching program between ED and SSA is to assist the Secretary of Education in her obligation to verify immigration status and social security numbers (SSN) under 20 U.S.C. 1091(g) and (p). The SSA will verify the issuance of an SSN to, and the citizenship status of, those students and parents who provide their SSNs in the course of applying for aid under a student financial assistance program authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Verification of this information by SSA will help ED satisfy its obligation to ensure that individuals applying for financial assistance meet eligibility requirements imposed by the HEA. Verification by this computer matching program effectuates the purpose of the HEA because it provides an efficient and comprehensive method of verifying the accuracy of each individual’s SSN and claim to a citizenship status that permits that individual to qualify for Title IV, HEA assistance. 3. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program ED is authorized to participate in the matching program under sections 484(p) (20 U.S.C. 1091(p)); 484(g) (20 U.S.C. 1091(g)); 483(a)(7) (20 U.S.C. 1090(a)(7)); and 428B(f)(2) (20 U.S.C. 1078–2(f)(2)) of the HEA. The SSA is authorized to participate in the matching program under section 1106(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1306(a)) and the regulations promulgated pursuant to that section (20 CFR part 401). 4. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Match The Federal Student Aid Application File (18–11–01), which contains the information to determine an applicant’s eligibility for Federal student financial assistance, and the ED PIN Registration E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview 
Information; Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive 
Grants Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2006

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.144.
    Dates:
    Applications Available: February 22, 2006.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 19, 2006.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 18, 2006.
    Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies (SEAs) receiving 
MEP Basic State Formula grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $3,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$110,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $76,923.
    Maximum Award: By statute, the maximum amount that we may award 
under this program is $250,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 39.


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


    Project Period: Up to 24 months.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The purpose of the MEP Consortium Incentive 
Grants program is to provide incentive grants to State educational 
agencies (SEAs) that participate in high-quality consortia with another 
SEA or other appropriate entity to improve the delivery of services to 
migrant children whose education is interrupted. Through this program, 
the Department provides financial incentives to SEAs to participate in 
high-quality consortia that improve the intrastate and interstate 
coordination of migrant education programs by addressing key needs of 
migratory children who have their education interrupted.
    Priorities: The priorities for this competition are from the notice 
of final requirements for this program, published in the Federal 
Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110).
    Absolute Priorities: For FY 2006, these priorities are absolute 
priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications 
that meet one or more of these absolute priorities. In order for SEAs 
to be considered for incentive grants, a proposed consortium in which 
an SEA would participate must address one or more of the following 
absolute priorities:
    1. Services designed to improve the proper and timely 
identification and recruitment of eligible migratory children whose 
education is interrupted;
    2. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based 
research) to improve the school readiness of pre-school-aged migratory 
children whose education is interrupted;
    3. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based 
research) to improve the reading proficiency of migratory children 
whose education is interrupted;
    4. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based 
research) to improve the mathematics proficiency of migratory children 
whose education is interrupted;
    5. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based 
research) to decrease the dropout rate of migratory students whose 
education is interrupted and improve their high school completion rate;
    6. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based 
research) to strengthen the involvement of migratory parents in the 
education of migratory students whose education is interrupted; and
    7. Services designed (based on a review of scientifically based 
research) to expand access to innovative educational technologies 
intended to increase the academic achievement of migratory students 
whose education is interrupted.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6398(d).

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75 (except 75.232), 76, 77, 79, 80 
(except 80.40(b)), 82, 84, 85 and 99; and (b) the notice of final 
requirements published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 
10110).

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Formula grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $3,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$110,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $76,923.

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    Maximum Award: By statute, the maximum amount that we may award 
under this program is $250,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 39.


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


    Project Period: Up to 24 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies (SEAs) receiving 
MEP Basic State Formula grants.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not involve cost 
sharing or matching but does involve supplement-not-supplant funding 
provisions. Pursuant to the notice of final requirements published in 
the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110) the supplement-not-
supplant provisions in sections 1120A(b) and 1304(c)(2) of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, are 
applicable to this program.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: Lisa Gillette, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E253, FOB-6, 
Washington, DC 20202-6135. Telephone: (202) 205-0316, or by e-mail: 
lisa.gillette@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) by contacting the program contact person listed in this 
section.
    2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements 
concerning the content of an application, together with the forms an 
applicant must submit, are in the application package for this program.
    Page Limit: The application narrative (Part IV of the application) 
is where you, the applicant, describe the proposed consortium, 
including how the consortium meets the Application Requirements listed 
in the notice of final requirements published in the Federal Register 
on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110) and one or more of the absolute 
priorities, and address the selection criteria that reviewers use to 
evaluate your application. You must limit Part IV to the equivalent of 
no more than 30 double-spaced 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 narrative, including titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in 
charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
     Use a consistent font that is either 12-point or larger or 
no smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
     For charts, tables, and graphs, use a font that is either 
12-point or larger or no smaller than 10 pitch.
    The page limit applies only to Part IV of the application. It does 
not apply to Parts I through III or Parts V through VII, or to any 
appendices, resumes, bibliography, or letters of support. However, an 
applicant must include all of the application narrative in Part IV.
    Department reviewers will not read any pages of the Part IV 
narrative that:
     Exceed the page limit if you apply these standards, or
     Exceed the equivalent of the page limit if you apply other 
standards.
    3. Submission Date and Times:
    Applications Available: February 22, 2006.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 19, 2006.
    Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted in 
paper format by mail or by hand delivery. For information (including 
dates and times) about how to submit your application by mail or by 
hand delivery, please refer to section IV.6. Other Submission 
Requirements in this notice.
    The Department does not consider an application that does not 
comply with the deadline requirements.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 18, 2006.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This program 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 program.
    5. Funding Restrictions: We reference regulations outlining funding 
restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section in this notice.
    6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under 
this competition must be submitted in paper format by mail or hand 
delivery.
    a. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail.
    If you submit your application in paper format by mail (through the 
U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier), 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: Lisa Gillette, Office of 
Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, 
SW., Room 3E253, Washington, DC 20202-6135; or
    By mail through a commercial carrier: U.S. Department of Education, 
ATTN: Lisa Gillette, OESE, 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.


    b. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery.
    If you submit your application in paper format by hand delivery, 
you (or a courier service) 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: Lisa Gillette, Office of 
Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, 
SW., Room 3E253, Washington, DC 20202-6135.


    Note: A person delivering an application must show 
identification to enter the U.S. Department of Education building.

V. Application Review Information

    Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are 
from 34 CFR 75.210 and are listed in the application package.

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If a consortium application is successful, the 
Department will send the applicant a Grant Award Notice (GAN). The 
Department will also notify Congress

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regarding grant awards. The Department may also notify successful 
applicants informally.
    If an application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, the 
Department will notify the applicant.
    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: Grant recipients under this program must submit the 
annual and final performance and financial reports specified in the 
notice of final requirements for this grant program published in the 
Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110).
    4. Performance Measures: Currently, the Government Performance and 
Results Act (GPRA) indicator established by the Department for the 
Migrant Education Program, of which the Consortium Incentive Grants are 
a component, is that an increasing number of States will show:
    a. Increasing percentages of migrant students at the elementary 
school level who meet or exceed the proficient level on State 
assessments in reading.
    b. Increasing percentages of migrant students at the middle school 
level who meet or exceed the proficient level on State assessments in 
reading.
    c. Increasing percentages of migrant students at the elementary 
school level who meet or exceed the proficient level on State 
assessments in mathematics.
    d. Increasing percentages of migrant students at the middle school 
level who meet or exceed the proficient level on State assessments in 
mathematics.
    e. Decreasing percentages of migrant students who drop out from 
secondary school (grades 7-12).
    f. Increasing percentages of migrant students who graduate from 
high school.
    The Department will be collecting data from States on these 
performance measures.

VII. Agency Contacts

    For Further Information Contact: Lisa Gillette, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E253, FOB-6, Washington, DC 
20202-6135. Telephone: (202) 205-0316, or by e-mail: 
lisa.gillette@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 
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    Dated: February 15, 2006.
Henry Johnson,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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