Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Older Americans Act-Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) National Grants for Program Year 2006; SGA/DFA-PY 05-06, 19757-19758 [06-3671]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 73 / Monday, April 17, 2006 / Notices Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $747,138. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 6, 2006. Cheryl Atkinson, Administrator, Office of Workforce Security. [FR Doc. E6–5659 Filed 4–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Older Americans Act—Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) National Grants for Program Year 2006; SGA/DFA–PY 05–06 Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. ACTION: Notice; Amendment 2 to SGA/ DFA–PY 05–06. dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on March 2, 2006 at 71 FR 10797, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for the national grants portion of the Senior Community Service Employment Program. The Department amended the SGA to allow an extension of the application deadline, which was published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2006 at 71 FR 17922. This notice is the second amendment to the SGA, and it amends the SGA in several respects. DATES: This notice is effective on April 17, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James W. Stockton, Grant Officer, Division of Federal Assistance, Telephone (202) 693–3335. (This is not a toll-free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor published a notice to the SCSEP SGA (SGA/DFA–PY 05– 06) at 71 FR 10797 in an April 7, 2006 Federal Register Notice (71 FR 17922). The Department extended the deadline for applications with a notice published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2006 at 71 FR 17922. The first amendment to the SGA, a correction to Appendix K, was published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2006 at 71 FR 15768. As VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:16 Apr 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 a result, several additional date changes must also be amended. In addition, through this notice, the Department is also amending other sections of the SCSEP SGA to exclude certain requirements for organizations applying under the Asian and Pacific Islander or Indian funding categories. The SGA and associated Federal Register notices can be viewed on the http:// www.doleta.gov/seniors Web site. The following additional amendments are made to the SCSEP SGA that was published on March 2, 2006 at 71 FR 10797: (1) Section I ‘‘Funding Opportunity Description’’ (page 10799) is amended to read: Right of first refusal. Under this solicitation, all successful applicants must allow the current participants to remain in the program under the same conditions in which they are found in order to minimize disruptions to the program. Therefore, although participants may not elect to remain under a former grantee, they must be able to continue community service work-based training with the same host agency for a minimum of 90 days beginning on August 1, 2006. (2) Section II ‘‘Award InformationType of Assistance Instrument’’ (page 10800) is amended to change the grant period from ‘‘an initial one year grant’’ to ‘‘an initial eleven (11) month grant.’’ The Department will allocate the full appropriation available for national grantees. (3) Section II(B)(2) ‘‘Minimum Request for Funding’’ (page 10800) is amended to insert the following paragraph after the fourth paragraph: Organizations applying under the Asian and Pacific Islander or Indian funding categories are exempt from the minimum funding requirement to apply for 10 percent or $1.6 million of the amount allocated in a state. Organizations applying under these categories are also exempt from the provision that requires applicants to apply for all of the positions allocated in a county and the provision that requires applicants to apply for contiguous locations. However, the Department believes that it becomes increasingly difficult to provide program oversight and the attendant fiduciary duties if applicants under these categories bid for less than 80 positions. (4) Section II(C) ‘‘Period of Performance’’ (page 10801) is amended to change the start date of the program from July 1, 2006 to August 1, 2006. In addition, this section is amended to change the initial period of performance PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19757 from ‘‘one (1) year’’ to ‘‘eleven (11) months.’’ (5) Section III(A)(4) ‘‘Eligible Applicants/Other Useful Information’’ (page 10801) is amended to include the following sentence after the second sentence: Asian and Pacific Islander or Indian organizations that apply under the General (‘‘G’’) funding category are not exempt from any of the SGA funding requirements described in section II, ‘‘Award Information.’’ (6) Section III(C) ‘‘Ineligible Applicants’’ (page 10802) is amended to add paragraph (6), which reads as follows: Asian and Pacific Islander or Indian organizations that apply under the General (‘‘G’’) funding category and fail to meet the funding requirements described in section II that apply to all applicants that apply under that category. (7) Section IV(B)(2) ‘‘Requirements for the Cost Proposal’’ (page 10803) is amended in the ‘‘note’’ at the end of Section to change the cost proposal coverage from ‘‘one (1) year’’ of program operations to ‘‘eleven (11) months’’ of program operations. (8) Section IV(E) ‘‘Funding Restrictions’’ (page 10803) is amended by adding the following sentence to the end of the paragraph: Please note that organizations applying under the Asian Pacific Islander or Indian funding categories are exempt from this requirement. (9) Section VI(A) ‘‘Award Notices’’ (page 10807) is amended in the first two sentences to read as follows: The Department anticipates completing its review and ranking of proposals by late June 2006. The Grant Officer expects to announce the results of this competition no later than midJuly 2006. (10) Section VIII(C) ‘‘Questions about the Program or SGA’’ (page 10808) amends the fifth sentence to change the length of time that questions will be received from ‘‘one month’’ to ‘‘two months’’ after publication. Therefore, the Department will accept and respond to questions that are received up to and including May 2, 2006. The Department will not respond to questions received after that deadline. Applicants are urged to frequently check the Question and Answer section at http:// www.doleta.gov/seniors/SGA/ SGA_QA.cfm. The Department also reemphasizes that questions must be submitted to the Grant Officer and not to the program staff. (11) Section VIII(D) ‘‘Post-Selection Negotiations and Requirements’’ (page 10808) is amended in the last sentence E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 19758 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 73 / Monday, April 17, 2006 / Notices at the end of the first paragraph to change the date that the Grant Officer expects to negotiate final slot assignments from ‘‘the end of May’’ to ‘‘mid-July.’’ (12) Section VIII(E) ‘‘Transition of Participants’’ (page 10808) is amended as follows: The first sentence is amended to change the transition period from ‘‘June 1–June 30, 2006’’ to ‘‘August 1– September 30, 2006.’’ The fourth sentence in the first paragraph on the required time a participant must remain in the same host agency from ‘‘for up to 90 days’’ to ‘‘for a minimum of 90 days.’’ The second sentence in the third paragraph on the grantee payroll responsibility date is changed from ‘‘July 1, 2006’’ to ‘‘October 1, 2006.’’ Therefore, successful applicants may plan to make the first payment to participants in the first or second week of October 2006. (13) Section VIII(F) ‘‘Transition Roles and Responsibilities’’ is amended as follows: On page 10808, the second sentence on the national SCSEP orientation and training conference is amended to change the estimated date of the conference from ‘‘mid-June’’ to ‘‘early August.’’ On page 10809, the second requirement for national grantees is amended to change the host agency requirement from ‘‘for up to 90 days’’ to ‘‘a minimum of 90 days.’’ Signed in Washington, DC, this 13th day of April, 2006. James W. Stockton, Grant Officer. [FR Doc. 06–3671 Filed 4–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Sago Mine Explosion, Buckhannon, WV; Public Hearing; Correction dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES SUMMARY: This notice corrects the Notice of Public Hearing for Sago Mine explosion, Buckhannon, WV; MSHA’s and State of West Virginia’s investigation published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark R. Malecki, Counsel for Trial Litigation, Office of the Solicitor, United States Department of Labor; phone: 15:16 Apr 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Please remove section 3—issuance of subpoenas and insert the following: 3. Issuance of Subpoenas The Secretary’s designated representative shall have the authority to issue subpoenas for the purpose of securing the attendance of witnesses to provide testimony and the production of relevant documents or objects or testimony. If a witness appears to testify pursuant to subpoena, MSHA and the State of West Virginia shall pay all normally applicable witness fees. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 12, 2006. David G. Dye, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 06–3654 Filed 4–12–06; 4:35 pm] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2007 Competitive Grant Funds Legal Services Corporation. Solicitation for proposals for the provision of civil legal services. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national organization charged with administering federal funds provided for civil legal services to low-income people. LSC hereby announces the availability of competitive grant funds and is soliciting grant proposals from interested parties who are qualified to provide effective, efficient, and high quality civil legal services to eligible clients in the service area(s) of the states and territories identified below. The exact amount of congressionally appropriated funds and the date, terms, and conditions of their availability for calendar year 2007 have not been determined. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for grants competition dates. ADDRESSES: Legal Services Corporation—Competitive Grants, 3333 K Street, NW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20007–3522. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Program Performance by e-mail at competition@lsc.gov, or visit the grants competition Web site at http:// www.ain.lsc.gov. DATES: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of public hearing, correction notice. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 (202) 693–9341; facsimile: (202) 693– 9361; electronic mail: Malecki.Mark@dol.gov. The Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available April 21, 2006. Applicants must file a Notice of Intent to Compete SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (NIC) to participate in the competitive grants process. Applicants competing for service areas in Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia must file the NIC by May 22, 2006, 5 p.m. e.d.t. The due date for filing grant proposals for service areas in these states is June 15, 2006, 5 p.m. e.d.t. Applicants competing for service areas in Wyoming must file the NIC by August 14, 2006, 5 p.m. e.d.t. The due date for filing grant proposals for service areas in Wyoming is September 15, 2006, 5 p.m. e.d.t. LSC is seeking proposals from: (1) Non-profit organizations that have as a purpose the provision of legal assistance to eligible clients; (2) private attorneys; (3) groups of private attorneys or law firms; (4) state or local governments; and (5) sub-state regional planning and coordination agencies that are composed of sub-state areas and whose governing boards are controlled by locally elected officials. The RFP, containing the NIC and grant application, guidelines, proposal content requirements, service area descriptions, and specific selection criteria, will be available from http:// www.ain.lsc.gov April 21, 2006. LSC will not fax the RFP to interested parties. Below are the service areas for which LSC is requesting grant proposals. Service area descriptions will be available from Appendix A of the RFP. Interested parties are asked to visit http://www.ain.lsc.gov regularly for updates on the LSC competitive grants process. State Service area Alabama ............. American Samoa Arkansas ............ California ............ MAL AS–1 MAR CA–2, CA–19, CA–26, CA–29, CA–30, CA–31, MCA CO–6, MCO, NCO–1 FL–5, FL–13, FL–14, FL– 15, FL–16, FL–17, FL– 18, MFL GA–1, GA–2, MGA HI–1, MHI IL–6, MIL IN–5, MIN MKY LA–10, LA–11, MLA MA–12 MS–9, MS–10, MMS, NMS–1 MT–1, MMT, NMT–1 Colorado ............. Florida ................ Georgia ............... Hawaii ................. Illinois ................. Indiana ................ Kentucky ............. Louisiana ............ Massachusetts ... Mississippi .......... Montana ............. E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Older Americans Act--
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) National Grants for 
Program Year 2006; SGA/DFA-PY 05-06

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice; Amendment 2 to SGA/DFA-PY 05-06.

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SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration published a 
document in the Federal Register on March 2, 2006 at 71 FR 10797, 
announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant 
applications (SGA) for the national grants portion of the Senior 
Community Service Employment Program. The Department amended the SGA to 
allow an extension of the application deadline, which was published in 
the Federal Register on April 7, 2006 at 71 FR 17922. This notice is 
the second amendment to the SGA, and it amends the SGA in several 
respects.

DATES: This notice is effective on April 17, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James W. Stockton, Grant Officer, 
Division of Federal Assistance, Telephone (202) 693-3335. (This is not 
a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor published a notice 
to the SCSEP SGA (SGA/DFA-PY 05-06) at 71 FR 10797 in an April 7, 2006 
Federal Register Notice (71 FR 17922). The Department extended the 
deadline for applications with a notice published in the Federal 
Register on April 7, 2006 at 71 FR 17922. The first amendment to the 
SGA, a correction to Appendix K, was published in the Federal Register 
on March 26, 2006 at 71 FR 15768. As a result, several additional date 
changes must also be amended. In addition, through this notice, the 
Department is also amending other sections of the SCSEP SGA to exclude 
certain requirements for organizations applying under the Asian and 
Pacific Islander or Indian funding categories. The SGA and associated 
Federal Register notices can be viewed on the http://www.doleta.gov/
seniors Web site. The following additional amendments are made to the 
SCSEP SGA that was published on March 2, 2006 at 71 FR 10797:
    (1) Section I ``Funding Opportunity Description'' (page 10799) is 
amended to read:
    Right of first refusal. Under this solicitation, all successful 
applicants must allow the current participants to remain in the program 
under the same conditions in which they are found in order to minimize 
disruptions to the program. Therefore, although participants may not 
elect to remain under a former grantee, they must be able to continue 
community service work-based training with the same host agency for a 
minimum of 90 days beginning on August 1, 2006.
    (2) Section II ``Award Information-Type of Assistance Instrument'' 
(page 10800) is amended to change the grant period from ``an initial 
one year grant'' to ``an initial eleven (11) month grant.'' The 
Department will allocate the full appropriation available for national 
grantees.
    (3) Section II(B)(2) ``Minimum Request for Funding'' (page 10800) 
is amended to insert the following paragraph after the fourth 
paragraph:
    Organizations applying under the Asian and Pacific Islander or 
Indian funding categories are exempt from the minimum funding 
requirement to apply for 10 percent or $1.6 million of the amount 
allocated in a state. Organizations applying under these categories are 
also exempt from the provision that requires applicants to apply for 
all of the positions allocated in a county and the provision that 
requires applicants to apply for contiguous locations. However, the 
Department believes that it becomes increasingly difficult to provide 
program oversight and the attendant fiduciary duties if applicants 
under these categories bid for less than 80 positions.
    (4) Section II(C) ``Period of Performance'' (page 10801) is amended 
to change the start date of the program from July 1, 2006 to August 1, 
2006. In addition, this section is amended to change the initial period 
of performance from ``one (1) year'' to ``eleven (11) months.''
    (5) Section III(A)(4) ``Eligible Applicants/Other Useful 
Information'' (page 10801) is amended to include the following sentence 
after the second sentence:
    Asian and Pacific Islander or Indian organizations that apply under 
the General (``G'') funding category are not exempt from any of the SGA 
funding requirements described in section II, ``Award Information.''
    (6) Section III(C) ``Ineligible Applicants'' (page 10802) is 
amended to add paragraph (6), which reads as follows:
    Asian and Pacific Islander or Indian organizations that apply under 
the General (``G'') funding category and fail to meet the funding 
requirements described in section II that apply to all applicants that 
apply under that category.
    (7) Section IV(B)(2) ``Requirements for the Cost Proposal'' (page 
10803) is amended in the ``note'' at the end of Section to change the 
cost proposal coverage from ``one (1) year'' of program operations to 
``eleven (11) months'' of program operations.
    (8) Section IV(E) ``Funding Restrictions'' (page 10803) is amended 
by adding the following sentence to the end of the paragraph:
    Please note that organizations applying under the Asian Pacific 
Islander or Indian funding categories are exempt from this requirement.
    (9) Section VI(A) ``Award Notices'' (page 10807) is amended in the 
first two sentences to read as follows:
    The Department anticipates completing its review and ranking of 
proposals by late June 2006. The Grant Officer expects to announce the 
results of this competition no later than mid-July 2006.
    (10) Section VIII(C) ``Questions about the Program or SGA'' (page 
10808) amends the fifth sentence to change the length of time that 
questions will be received from ``one month'' to ``two months'' after 
publication. Therefore, the Department will accept and respond to 
questions that are received up to and including May 2, 2006. The 
Department will not respond to questions received after that deadline. 
Applicants are urged to frequently check the Question and Answer 
section at http://www.doleta.gov/seniors/SGA/SGA_QA.cfm. The 
Department also re-emphasizes that questions must be submitted to the 
Grant Officer and not to the program staff.
    (11) Section VIII(D) ``Post-Selection Negotiations and 
Requirements'' (page 10808) is amended in the last sentence

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at the end of the first paragraph to change the date that the Grant 
Officer expects to negotiate final slot assignments from ``the end of 
May'' to ``mid-July.''
    (12) Section VIII(E) ``Transition of Participants'' (page 10808) is 
amended as follows:
    The first sentence is amended to change the transition period from 
``June 1-June 30, 2006'' to ``August 1-September 30, 2006.''
    The fourth sentence in the first paragraph on the required time a 
participant must remain in the same host agency from ``for up to 90 
days'' to ``for a minimum of 90 days.''
    The second sentence in the third paragraph on the grantee payroll 
responsibility date is changed from ``July 1, 2006'' to ``October 1, 
2006.'' Therefore, successful applicants may plan to make the first 
payment to participants in the first or second week of October 2006.
    (13) Section VIII(F) ``Transition Roles and Responsibilities'' is 
amended as follows:
    On page 10808, the second sentence on the national SCSEP 
orientation and training conference is amended to change the estimated 
date of the conference from ``mid-June'' to ``early August.''
    On page 10809, the second requirement for national grantees is 
amended to change the host agency requirement from ``for up to 90 
days'' to ``a minimum of 90 days.''

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 13th day of April, 2006.
James W. Stockton,
Grant Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-3671 Filed 4-14-06; 8:45 am]
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