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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 46 / Thursday, March 9, 2006 / Notices edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2999. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to IC_DocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to the email address IC_DocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. [FR Doc. 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We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the requirements to improve the linkages among local school systems, local mental health systems, and local juvenile justice systems. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: Address all comments about these proposed requirements to Dana Carr, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E100, Washington, DC 20202–6450. If you prefer to send your comments through the Internet, use the following address: Dana.Carr@ed.gov. You must include the term ‘‘Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems, 215M’’ in the subject line of your electronic message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Carr. Telephone: (202) 260–0823 or via Internet: Dana.Carr@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 person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: New. Title: An Impact Evaluation of a School-Based Violence Prevention Program. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Individuals or household. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 13,867. Burden Hours: 15,599. Abstract: The purpose of this study is to implement and test an intervention that combines a classroom-based curriculum with a whole-school approach. The evaluation will provide important and useful information by helping to determine if the intervention decreases problem behaviors and improves school climate and safety. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2945. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to IC DocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202–245– 6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to the email address IC DocketMgr@ed.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. E6–3331 Filed 3–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of proposed requirements. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Invitation To Comment We invite you to submit comments regarding these proposed requirements. To ensure that your comments have maximum effect in developing the E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 12188 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 46 / Thursday, March 9, 2006 / Notices notice of final requirements, we urge you to identify clearly the specific proposed requirement that each comment addresses. We invite you to assist us in complying with the specific requirements of Executive Order 12866 and its overall requirement of reducing regulatory burden that might result from these proposed requirements. Please let us know of any further opportunities we should take to reduce potential costs or increase potential benefits while preserving the effective and efficient administration of the program. During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public comments about these proposed requirements in room 3E242, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday of each week except Federal holidays. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing the Rulemaking Record On request, we will supply an appropriate aid, such as a reader or print magnifier, to an individual with a disability who needs assistance to review the comments or other documents in the public rulemaking record for these proposed requirements. If you want to schedule an appointment for this type of aid, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Background The Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program seeks to improve the linkages among school, mental health, and juvenile justice systems regarding the provision of mental health services to students. The program supports efforts to develop and strengthen the infrastructure in a State or local educational agency or Indian tribe to improve student access to mental health services by creating relationships and protocols, by providing training for teachers and other staff on a range of related issues, and by involving families in program design and implementation, in a manner that is complementary to and does not duplicate any previous or ongoing efforts. Funds awarded under this program are intended to improve linkages, to create and enhance the infrastructure between State and local agencies and authorities, and ultimately to improve students’ access to mental health services. We believe that improved collaboration and infrastructure development among these entities offers the best opportunity for the VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:58 Mar 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 development of sustainable mental health services in communities. Program funds should not be used to hire or contract for the services of an outside direct mental health service provider because the cost of these services is significant and would restrict the available funding under the program to a very limited number of sites. Use of Federal funds to pay these costs also would do little to contribute to the program’s overall goal of increasing coordinated activities among schools, law enforcement/juvenile justice agencies, and mental health systems that are focused on enhancing State and local sustainable capacity to improve students’ access to mental health services. To facilitate this improved collaboration and infrastructure, the Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program requires an Interagency Agreement. The Agreement will delineate each entity’s responsibilities and describe the interactions between the parties. In addition to the statutorily required components of the Agreement, we propose that recipients adopt procedures for obtaining parental consent before provision of services and for ensuring responsible communication with parents concerning their children’s mental health needs and services. Many members of the public have been concerned about parents being excluded from a range of activities related to children’s mental health, from screening to treatment. This requirement would help ensure that recipients address these concerns. We have worked with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop these proposed requirements; this notice reflects the two agencies’ common philosophy and approach. We will announce the final requirements in a notice in the Federal Register. We will determine the final requirements after considering responses to this notice and other information available to the Department. This notice does not preclude us from proposing or funding additional requirements, subject to meeting applicable rulemaking requirements. Note: This notice does not solicit applications. In any year in which we choose to use one or more of these requirements, we invite applications through a notice in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Requirements Proposed Requirement 1: Coordination of Activities We propose that recipients of a grant under the Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program be required to coordinate project activities with projects funded under the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Mental Health Transformation State Infrastructure Grants (MHTSIG) program (CFDA 93.243), if a grantee’s State receives a MHTSIG award. If a recipient of a grant under the Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program has received or receives a grant under the Department of Education’s Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) program (CFDA 84.184E), the recipient must coordinate mental health service activities under this grant with those planned under its ERCM grant. Projects funded by this program must complement, rather than duplicate, existing or ongoing efforts. Proposed Requirement 2: Safe Schools/ Healthy Students Recipients Excluded From Receiving Awards We propose that former or current recipients under the Safe Schools/ Healthy Students program (CFDA 84.184L) will not be eligible to receive a Grant for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program. Recipients of Safe Schools/Healthy Students awards are responsible for completing a scope of work under that program that is very similar to the activities required under the Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program. By restricting the applicant pool to eliminate former or current grantees under the Safe Schools/Healthy Students program, we will be able to focus Federal funds on entities that have not yet received Federal support to develop and implement strong linkages with other entities in their communities for the provision of mental health services to students. Applicants may compete for both the Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems and Safe Schools/Healthy Students programs in the same year; if applicants are deemed eligible for funding in both grant competitions, the applicant will receive the larger and more comprehensive of the awards. E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 46 / Thursday, March 9, 2006 / Notices Proposed Requirement 3: Preliminary Interagency Agreement We propose that applicants for an award under the Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program develop and submit with their applications a preliminary interagency agreement (IAA). The IAA must contain the signatures of an authorized representative of at least (1) One or more State or local educational agencies or Indian tribes; (2) one or more juvenile justice authorities; and (3) one or more State or local public mental health agencies. This preliminary IAA would confirm the commitment of these partners to complete the work under the proposed project, if funded. If funded, recipients will complete a final IAA as required by section 5541(e) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The final IAA must be completed and submitted to us, signed by all parties, no later than 12 months after the award date. Applications that do not include the proposed preliminary IAA with all of the required signatures would be rejected and not considered for funding. Proposed Requirement 4: Inclusion of Parental Consent Considerations in Final IAA We propose that the final Interagency Agreement (IAA) include a description of policies and procedures that would ensure appropriate parental or caregiver consent for any planned services, pursuant to State or local laws or other requirements. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Proposed Requirement 5: Provision of Direct Services We propose that grant funds under this program not be used to provide direct services to students. 13:58 Mar 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 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. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 84.215M) Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7269. Executive Order 12866 This notice of proposed 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 proposed 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 proposed requirements, we have determined that the benefits of the proposed requirements justify the costs. VerDate Aug<31>2005 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. Dated: March 6, 2006. Deborah A. Price, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and DrugFree Schools. [FR Doc. E6–3362 Filed 3–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Open Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE), U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of teleconference meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open teleconference meeting PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12189 of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to listen as the Council conducts their meeting by teleconference. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Agenda: The Council will discuss their work activities, timelines and development of the Annual Report to Congress. Date and Time: March 21, 2006; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time. Location: The Department of Education, Room 1W112, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. Note: Attendees will be required to show picture identification to enter the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard Garcia, Group Leader, Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: 202–260–1454. Fax: 202–260–7779. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council advises the Secretary of Education on the funding and administration (including the development of regulations, and administrative policies and practices) of any program over which the Secretary has jurisdiction and includes Indian children or adults as participants or programs that may benefit Indian children or adults, including any program established under Title VII, Part A of the ESEA. The Council submitted to the Congress June 30 a report on the activities of the Council submitted to the Congress June 30 a report on the activities of the Council that included recommendations the Council considers appropriate for the improvement of Federal education programs that include Indian children or adults as participants or that may benefit Indian children or adults, and recommendations concerning the funding of any such program. The general public is welcome to listen to the March 21, 2006 open meeting to be held form 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Washington, DC. Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order to participate (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Bernard Garcia at 202–260–1454 by March 15, 2006. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Records are kept of all Council proceedings and are available for public inspection at the Office of Indian Education, United States Department of Education, Room 5C141, E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 46 (Thursday, March 9, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12187-12189]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-3362]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed requirements.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools 
proposes five requirements for the Grants for the Integration of 
Schools and Mental Health Systems program. We may use these 
requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. 
We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an 
identified national need. We intend the requirements to improve the 
linkages among local school systems, local mental health systems, and 
local juvenile justice systems.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before April 10, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments about these proposed requirements to 
Dana Carr, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 
3E100, Washington, DC 20202-6450. If you prefer to send your comments 
through the Internet, use the following address: Dana.Carr@ed.gov.
    You must include the term ``Grants for the Integration of Schools 
and Mental Health Systems, 215M'' in the subject line of your 
electronic message.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Carr. Telephone: (202) 260-0823 
or via Internet: Dana.Carr@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 person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Invitation To Comment

    We invite you to submit comments regarding these proposed 
requirements. To ensure that your comments have maximum effect in 
developing the

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notice of final requirements, we urge you to identify clearly the 
specific proposed requirement that each comment addresses.
    We invite you to assist us in complying with the specific 
requirements of Executive Order 12866 and its overall requirement of 
reducing regulatory burden that might result from these proposed 
requirements. Please let us know of any further opportunities we should 
take to reduce potential costs or increase potential benefits while 
preserving the effective and efficient administration of the program.
    During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public 
comments about these proposed requirements in room 3E242, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., 
Eastern time, Monday through Friday of each week except Federal 
holidays.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities in Reviewing the Rulemaking 
Record

    On request, we will supply an appropriate aid, such as a reader or 
print magnifier, to an individual with a disability who needs 
assistance to review the comments or other documents in the public 
rulemaking record for these proposed requirements. If you want to 
schedule an appointment for this type of aid, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Background

    The Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems 
program seeks to improve the linkages among school, mental health, and 
juvenile justice systems regarding the provision of mental health 
services to students. The program supports efforts to develop and 
strengthen the infrastructure in a State or local educational agency or 
Indian tribe to improve student access to mental health services by 
creating relationships and protocols, by providing training for 
teachers and other staff on a range of related issues, and by involving 
families in program design and implementation, in a manner that is 
complementary to and does not duplicate any previous or ongoing 
efforts.
    Funds awarded under this program are intended to improve linkages, 
to create and enhance the infrastructure between State and local 
agencies and authorities, and ultimately to improve students' access to 
mental health services. We believe that improved collaboration and 
infrastructure development among these entities offers the best 
opportunity for the development of sustainable mental health services 
in communities. Program funds should not be used to hire or contract 
for the services of an outside direct mental health service provider 
because the cost of these services is significant and would restrict 
the available funding under the program to a very limited number of 
sites. Use of Federal funds to pay these costs also would do little to 
contribute to the program's overall goal of increasing coordinated 
activities among schools, law enforcement/juvenile justice agencies, 
and mental health systems that are focused on enhancing State and local 
sustainable capacity to improve students' access to mental health 
services.
    To facilitate this improved collaboration and infrastructure, the 
Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program 
requires an Interagency Agreement. The Agreement will delineate each 
entity's responsibilities and describe the interactions between the 
parties. In addition to the statutorily required components of the 
Agreement, we propose that recipients adopt procedures for obtaining 
parental consent before provision of services and for ensuring 
responsible communication with parents concerning their children's 
mental health needs and services. Many members of the public have been 
concerned about parents being excluded from a range of activities 
related to children's mental health, from screening to treatment. This 
requirement would help ensure that recipients address these concerns.
    We have worked with the Department of Health and Human Services' 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop 
these proposed requirements; this notice reflects the two agencies' 
common philosophy and approach.
    We will announce the final requirements in a notice in the Federal 
Register. We will determine the final requirements after considering 
responses to this notice and other information available to the 
Department. This notice does not preclude us from proposing or funding 
additional requirements, subject to meeting applicable rulemaking 
requirements.


    Note: This notice does not solicit applications. In any year in 
which we choose to use one or more of these requirements, we invite 
applications through a notice in the Federal Register.

Requirements

Proposed Requirement 1: Coordination of Activities

    We propose that recipients of a grant under the Grants for the 
Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program be required to 
coordinate project activities with projects funded under the Department 
of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration's Mental Health Transformation State 
Infrastructure Grants (MHTSIG) program (CFDA 93.243), if a grantee's 
State receives a MHTSIG award. If a recipient of a grant under the 
Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program 
has received or receives a grant under the Department of Education's 
Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) program (CFDA 84.184E), 
the recipient must coordinate mental health service activities under 
this grant with those planned under its ERCM grant. Projects funded by 
this program must complement, rather than duplicate, existing or 
ongoing efforts.

Proposed Requirement 2: Safe Schools/Healthy Students Recipients 
Excluded From Receiving Awards

    We propose that former or current recipients under the Safe 
Schools/Healthy Students program (CFDA 84.184L) will not be eligible to 
receive a Grant for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health 
Systems program. Recipients of Safe Schools/Healthy Students awards are 
responsible for completing a scope of work under that program that is 
very similar to the activities required under the Grants for the 
Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program. By 
restricting the applicant pool to eliminate former or current grantees 
under the Safe Schools/Healthy Students program, we will be able to 
focus Federal funds on entities that have not yet received Federal 
support to develop and implement strong linkages with other entities in 
their communities for the provision of mental health services to 
students.
    Applicants may compete for both the Grants for the Integration of 
Schools and Mental Health Systems and Safe Schools/Healthy Students 
programs in the same year; if applicants are deemed eligible for 
funding in both grant competitions, the applicant will receive the 
larger and more comprehensive of the awards.

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Proposed Requirement 3: Preliminary Interagency Agreement

    We propose that applicants for an award under the Grants for the 
Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program develop and 
submit with their applications a preliminary interagency agreement 
(IAA). The IAA must contain the signatures of an authorized 
representative of at least (1) One or more State or local educational 
agencies or Indian tribes; (2) one or more juvenile justice 
authorities; and (3) one or more State or local public mental health 
agencies. This preliminary IAA would confirm the commitment of these 
partners to complete the work under the proposed project, if funded. If 
funded, recipients will complete a final IAA as required by section 
5541(e) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as 
amended (ESEA). The final IAA must be completed and submitted to us, 
signed by all parties, no later than 12 months after the award date.
    Applications that do not include the proposed preliminary IAA with 
all of the required signatures would be rejected and not considered for 
funding.

Proposed Requirement 4: Inclusion of Parental Consent Considerations in 
Final IAA

    We propose that the final Interagency Agreement (IAA) include a 
description of policies and procedures that would ensure appropriate 
parental or caregiver consent for any planned services, pursuant to 
State or local laws or other requirements.

Proposed Requirement 5: Provision of Direct Services

    We propose that grant funds under this program not be used to 
provide direct services to students.

Executive Order 12866

    This notice of proposed 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 proposed 
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 proposed requirements, we have 
determined that the benefits of the proposed 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 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.


(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 84.215M)


    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7269.

    Dated: March 6, 2006.
Deborah A. Price,
Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
 [FR Doc. E6-3362 Filed 3-8-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P