Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Grant Competition To Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among College Students; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, 77004-77007 [E6-21987]

Download as PDF 77004 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices Dated: December 19, 2006. James F. Manning, Delegated the Authority of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. E6–21993 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Grant Competition To Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among College Students; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.184H. Applications Available: January 5, 2007. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 5, 2007. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 6, 2007. Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs), consortia thereof, public and private nonprofit organizations, including faithbased organizations, and individuals. DATES: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Note: The Secretary is limiting eligibility under the Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior among College Students (CFDA Number 84.184H) to applicants that do not currently have an active grant under this program. For the purpose of this eligibility requirement, a grant is considered active until the end of the grant’s project or funding period, including any extensions of those periods that extend the grantee’s authority to obligate funds (71 FR 70369). Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $2,323,000 for new awards under this program for FY 2007. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Contingent upon the availability of funds, we may make additional awards in FY 2008 and subsequent years from the list of unfunded applications from this competition. Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000–$150,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $125,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 18. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 24 months. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior among College Students provides awards to develop or enhance, implement, and evaluate campus- and community-based strategies to prevent high-risk drinking or violent behavior among college students. Priorities: These priorities are from the notice of final priorities and selection criteria for this program, published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2000 (65 FR 82224– 82226), and the correction notice published in the Federal Register on January 10, 2001 (66 FR 1963) (collectively, the Notice of Final Priorities and Selection Criteria). Absolute Priorities: For FY 2007 and any subsequent year in which we make awards based on the list of unfunded applications from this competition, these priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet either of the absolute priorities. These priorities are: Absolute Priority One—Develop or Enhance, Implement, and Evaluate Campus- and/or Community-Based Strategies to Prevent High-Risk Drinking Among College Students. Under this priority, applicants are required to: (1) Identify a specific student population to be served by the grant and provide a justification for its selection; (2) Provide evidence that a needs assessment has been conducted on campus to document prevalence rates related to high-risk drinking by the population selected; (3) Set measurable goals and objectives for the proposed project and provide a description of how progress toward achieving the goals and objectives will be measured annually; (4) Design and implement prevention strategies, using student input and participation, that research has shown to be effective in preventing high-risk drinking by the target population; (5) Use a qualified evaluator to design and implement an evaluation of the project using outcomes-based (summative) performance indicators related to behavioral change and process (formative) measures that assess and document the strategies used; and (6) Demonstrate the ability to start the project within 60 days after receiving Federal funding in order to maximize the time available to show impact within the grant period. Absolute Priority Two—Develop or Enhance, Implement, and Evaluate PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Campus-and/or Community-Based Strategies to Prevent Violent Behavior Among College Students. Under this priority, applicants are required to: (1) Identify a specific student population to be served by the grant and provide a justification for its selection; (2) Provide evidence that a needs assessment has been conducted on campus to document prevalence rates related to violent behavior; (3) Set measurable goals and objectives for the proposed project and provide a description of how progress toward achieving the goals and objectives will be measured annually; (4) Design and implement prevention strategies, using student input and participation, that research has shown to be effective in preventing violent behavior among college students; (5) Use a qualified evaluator to design and implement an evaluation of the project using outcomes-based (summative) performance indicators related to behavioral change and process (formative) measures that assess and document the strategies used; and (6) Demonstrate the ability to start the project within 60 days after receiving Federal funding in order to maximize the time available to show impact within the grant period. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131. Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The Notice of Final Priority and Selection Criteria. (c) The Notice of Final Eligibility Requirement for Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools discretionary grant programs as published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369). Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to IHEs only. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $2,323,000 for new awards under this program for FY 2007. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Contingent upon the availability of funds, we may make additional awards in FY 2008 and subsequent years from the list of unfunded applications from this competition. Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000–$150,000. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices Estimated Average Size of Awards: $125,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 18. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 24 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: IHEs, consortia thereof, public and private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, and individuals. Note: The Secretary is limiting eligibility under the Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior among College Students (CFDA Number 84.184H) to applicants that do not currently have an active grant under this program. For the purpose of this eligibility requirement, a grant is considered active until the end of the grant’s project or funding period, including any extensions of those periods that extend the grantee’s authority to obligate funds (71 FR 70369). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not involve cost sharing or matching. IV. Application Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794–1398. Telephone (toll-free): 1– 877–433–7827. Fax: 1–301–470–1244. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1–877–576–7734. You also may contact ED Pubs at its Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ edpubs.html or you may contact ED Pubs at its e-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov. You may also access the electronic version of the application at the following Web sites: http:// www.grants.gov or http://www.ed.gov/ programs/dvphighrisk/index.html. If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this competition as follows: CFDA Number 84.184H. Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application package in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice. 2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you must submit, are in the application package for this competition. Page Limit: The program narrative section should not exceed 25 double- VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 spaced pages using a standard font no smaller than 12-point, with 1-inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right). The narrative should follow the format and sequence of the selection criteria. 3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: January 5, 2007. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 5, 2007. Applications for grants under this competition may be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.gov), or in paper format by mail or hand delivery. For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application electronically, or by mail or hand delivery, please refer to section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements in this notice. We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation or auxiliary aid in connection with the application process should contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 6, 2007. 4. Intergovernmental Review: This competition is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR Part 79. Information about Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for this competition. 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference regulations outlining funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. 6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under this competition may be submitted electronically or in paper format by mail or hand delivery. a. Electronic Submission of Applications. To comply with the President’s management Agenda, we are participating as a partner in the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site. The Grant Competition to Prevent HighRisk Drinking or Violent Behavior among College Students, CFDA Number 84.184H, is included in this project. We request your participation in Grants.gov. If you choose to submit your application electronically, you must use the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.grants.gov. Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77005 You may access the electronic grant application for the Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior among College Students at http://www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number’s alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.184, not 84.184H). Please note the following: • Your participation in Grants.gov is voluntary. • When you enter the Grants.gov site, you will find information about submitting an application electronically through the site, as well as the hours of operation. • Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time stamped. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as otherwise noted in this section, we will not consider your application if it is date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system later than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. When we retrieve your application from Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are rejecting your application because it was date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. • The amount of time it can take to upload an application will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the application and the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the submission process through Grants.gov. • You should review and follow the Education Submission Procedures for submitting an application through Grants.gov that are included in the application package for this competition to ensure that you submit your application in a timely manner to the Grants.gov system. You can also find the Education Submission Procedures pertaining to Grants.gov at http://eGrants.ed.gov/help/ GrantsgovSubmissionProcedures.pdf. • To submit your application via Grants.gov, you must complete all steps in the Grants.gov registration process (see http://www.grants.gov/applicants/ get_registered.jsp). These steps include (1) registering your organization, a multi-part process that includes registration with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR); (2) registering yourself E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 77006 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR); and (3) getting authorized as an AOR by your organization. Details on these steps are outlined in the Grants.gov 3-Step Registration Guide (see http:// www.grants.gov/section910/ Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf). You also must provide on your application the same D-U-N-S Number used with this registration. Please note that the registration process may take five or more business days to complete, and you must have completed all registration steps to allow you to submit successfully an application via Grants.gov. In addition you will need to update your CCR registration on an annual basis. This may take three or more business days to complete. • You will not receive additional point value because you submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you if you submit your application in paper format. • If you submit your application electronically, you must submit all documents electronically, including all information you typically provide on the following forms: Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424), the Department of Education Supplemental Information for SF 424, Budget Information—Non-Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and certifications. Please note that two of these forms—the SF 424 and the Department of Education Supplemental Information for SF 424— have replaced the ED 424 (Application for Federal Education Assistance). • If you submit your application electronically, you must attach any narrative sections of your application as files in a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF (Portable Document) format. If you upload a file type other than the three file types specified in this paragraph or submit a passwordprotected file, we will not review that material. • Your electronic application must comply with any page-limit requirements described in this notice. • After you electronically submit your application, you will receive from Grants.gov an automatic notification of receipt that contains a Grants.gov tracking number. (This notification indicates receipt by Grants.gov only, not receipt by the Department). The Department then will retrieve your application from Grants.gov and send a second notification to you by e-mail. This second notification indicates that the Department has received your application and has assigned your application a PR/Award number (an ED- VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 specified identifying number unique to your application). • We may request that you provide us original signatures on forms at a later date. Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues with the Grants.gov System: If you are experiencing problems submitting your application through Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov Support Desk at 1–800–518–4726. You must obtain a Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it. If you are prevented from electronically submitting your application on the application deadline date because of technical problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension until 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, the following business day to enable you to transmit your application electronically or by hand delivery. You also may mail your application by following the mailing instructions described elsewhere in this notice. If you submit an application after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date, please contact the person listed elsewhere in this notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and provide an explanation of the technical problem you experienced with Grants.gov, along with the Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number. We will accept your application if we can confirm that a technical problem occurred with the Grants.gov system and that that problem affected your ability to submit your application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. The Department will contact you after a determination is made on whether your application will be accepted. Note: The extensions to which we refer in this section apply only to the unavailability of, or technical problems with, the Grants.gov system. We will not grant you an extension if you failed to fully register to submit your application to Grants.gov before the application deadline date and time or if the technical problem you experienced is unrelated to the Grants.gov system. b. 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: U.S. Department of Education, PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.184H), 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202–4260. or By mail through a commercial carrier: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Stop 4260, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.184H), 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. (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. (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. If your application is postmarked after the application deadline date, we will not consider your application. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office. c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery. If you 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: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.184H), 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you mail or hand deliver your application to the Department— (1) You must indicate on the envelope and—if not provided by the Department—in Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number, including suffix letter, if any, of the competition under which you are submitting your application; and (2) The Application Control Center will mail to you a notification of receipt of your E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices drinking among students served by the project (Absolute Priority One) and (2) the percentage of grantees that achieve a five percent decrease in violent behavior among students served by the project (Absolute Priority Two). V. Application Review Information 1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are from the Notice of Final Priorities and Selection Criteria and are listed in the application package. 2. Review and Selection Process: An additional factor we may consider in selecting an application for an award is the geographic distribution of the projects, in addition to the rank order of applicants. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES grant application. If you do not receive this notification 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. VII. Agency Contact VI. Award Administration Information 1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award Notification (GAN). We may also notify you informally. If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, we notify you. 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify administrative and national policy requirements in the application package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also incorporates your approved application as part of your binding commitments under the grant. 3. Reporting: If funded, you are expected to collect data on the key GPRA performance measures for this program and report those data to the Department in your annual performance report and final performance report. 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. We also may require more frequent performance reports in accordance with 34 CFR 75.720(c). 4. Performance Measures: We have identified the following key GPRA performance measures for assessing the effectiveness of this program at the end of these two-year grants: (1) The percentage of grantees that achieve a five percent decrease in high-risk VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Lucey, Jr., U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E335, Washington, DC 20202– 6450. Telephone: (202) 205–5471 or by e-mail: richard.lucey@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 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. You may also view this document in text or PDF at the following site: http:// www.ed.gov/programs/dvphighrisk/ applicant.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: December 19, 2006. Deborah A. Price, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and DrugFree Schools. [FR Doc. E6–21987 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Mathematics Advisory Panel National Mathematics Advisory Panel, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of open meeting & public hearing. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77007 SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting, including a public hearing, with members of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The notice also describes the functions of the Panel. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend. DATES: Thursday, January 11, 2007. Time: 8:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the InterContinental New Orleans, 444 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 260–8354. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel was established by Executive Order 13398. The purpose of this Panel is to foster greater knowledge of an improved performance in mathematics among American students, in order to keep America competitive, support American talent and creativity, encourage innovation throughout the American economy, and help State, local, territorial, and tribal governments give the nation’s children and youth the education they need to succeed. The meeting will be hosted by Xavier University, a historically black university. It will begin with an Open Public Session from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. At that time, the public is invited to comment on elements of the Executive Order and the Panel’s work. Following the public comment session, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the four task groups—Conceptual Knowledge and Skills, Learning Processes, Instructional Practices, and Teachers—will present their draft contributions to the preliminary report. Individuals interested in attending the meeting are advised to register in advance to ensure space availability. Please contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260–1491 or by e-mail at Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov by Thursday, January 4, 2007. If you are interested in giving testimony during the public session on January 11, please contact Jennifer Graban at (202) 260–1491 or Jennifer.Graban@ed.gov by Thursday, January 4, 2007, to reserve time on the agenda. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Grant 
Competition To Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior Among 
College Students; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2007

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.184H.

DATES: Applications Available: January 5, 2007. Deadline for 
Transmittal of Applications: February 5, 2007. Deadline for 
Intergovernmental Review: April 6, 2007. Eligible Applicants: 
Institutions of higher education (IHEs), consortia thereof, public and 
private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, 
and individuals.


    Note: The Secretary is limiting eligibility under the Grant 
Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior among 
College Students (CFDA Number 84.184H) to applicants that do not 
currently have an active grant under this program. For the purpose 
of this eligibility requirement, a grant is considered active until 
the end of the grant's project or funding period, including any 
extensions of those periods that extend the grantee's authority to 
obligate funds (71 FR 70369).


    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$2,323,000 for new awards under this program for FY 2007. The actual 
level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. 
However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete 
the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. 
Contingent upon the availability of funds, we may make additional 
awards in FY 2008 and subsequent years from the list of unfunded 
applications from this competition.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-$150,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $125,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 18.


    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 Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk 
Drinking or Violent Behavior among College Students provides awards to 
develop or enhance, implement, and evaluate campus- and community-based 
strategies to prevent high-risk drinking or violent behavior among 
college students.
    Priorities: These priorities are from the notice of final 
priorities and selection criteria for this program, published in the 
Federal Register on December 27, 2000 (65 FR 82224-82226), and the 
correction notice published in the Federal Register on January 10, 2001 
(66 FR 1963) (collectively, the Notice of Final Priorities and 
Selection Criteria).
    Absolute Priorities: For FY 2007 and any subsequent year in which 
we make awards based on the list of unfunded applications from this 
competition, these priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet either of the 
absolute priorities.
    These priorities are:
    Absolute Priority One--Develop or Enhance, Implement, and Evaluate 
Campus- and/or Community-Based Strategies to Prevent High-Risk Drinking 
Among College Students.
    Under this priority, applicants are required to:
    (1) Identify a specific student population to be served by the 
grant and provide a justification for its selection;
    (2) Provide evidence that a needs assessment has been conducted on 
campus to document prevalence rates related to high-risk drinking by 
the population selected;
    (3) Set measurable goals and objectives for the proposed project 
and provide a description of how progress toward achieving the goals 
and objectives will be measured annually;
    (4) Design and implement prevention strategies, using student input 
and participation, that research has shown to be effective in 
preventing high-risk drinking by the target population;
    (5) Use a qualified evaluator to design and implement an evaluation 
of the project using outcomes-based (summative) performance indicators 
related to behavioral change and process (formative) measures that 
assess and document the strategies used; and
    (6) Demonstrate the ability to start the project within 60 days 
after receiving Federal funding in order to maximize the time available 
to show impact within the grant period.
    Absolute Priority Two--Develop or Enhance, Implement, and Evaluate 
Campus-and/or Community-Based Strategies to Prevent Violent Behavior 
Among College Students.
    Under this priority, applicants are required to:
    (1) Identify a specific student population to be served by the 
grant and provide a justification for its selection;
    (2) Provide evidence that a needs assessment has been conducted on 
campus to document prevalence rates related to violent behavior;
    (3) Set measurable goals and objectives for the proposed project 
and provide a description of how progress toward achieving the goals 
and objectives will be measured annually;
    (4) Design and implement prevention strategies, using student input 
and participation, that research has shown to be effective in 
preventing violent behavior among college students;
    (5) Use a qualified evaluator to design and implement an evaluation 
of the project using outcomes-based (summative) performance indicators 
related to behavioral change and process (formative) measures that 
assess and document the strategies used; and
    (6) Demonstrate the ability to start the project within 60 days 
after receiving Federal funding in order to maximize the time available 
to show impact within the grant period.
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The Notice of Final Priority 
and Selection Criteria. (c) The Notice of Final Eligibility Requirement 
for Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools discretionary grant programs 
as published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369).

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to IHEs only.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$2,323,000 for new awards under this program for FY 2007. The actual 
level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. 
However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete 
the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. 
Contingent upon the availability of funds, we may make additional 
awards in FY 2008 and subsequent years from the list of unfunded 
applications from this competition.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-$150,000.

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    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $125,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 18.


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


    Project Period: Up to 24 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: IHEs, consortia thereof, public and private 
nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, and 
individuals.


    Note: The Secretary is limiting eligibility under the Grant 
Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior among 
College Students (CFDA Number 84.184H) to applicants that do not 
currently have an active grant under this program. For the purpose 
of this eligibility requirement, a grant is considered active until 
the end of the grant's project or funding period, including any 
extensions of those periods that extend the grantee's authority to 
obligate funds (71 FR 70369).


    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not involve cost 
sharing or matching.

IV. Application Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: Education Publications 
Center (ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone 
(toll-free): 1-877-433-7827. Fax: 1-301-470-1244. If you use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 
1-877-576-7734.
    You also may contact ED Pubs at its Web site: http://www.ed.gov/
pubs/edpubs.html or you may contact ED Pubs at its e-mail 
address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    You may also access the electronic version of the application at 
the following Web sites: http://www.grants.gov or http://www.ed.gov/
programs/dvphighrisk/index.html.
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA Number 84.184H.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, 
audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of 
this notice.
    2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements 
concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you 
must submit, are in the application package for this competition.
    Page Limit: The program narrative section should not exceed 25 
double-spaced pages using a standard font no smaller than 12-point, 
with 1-inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right). The narrative 
should follow the format and sequence of the selection criteria.
    3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: January 5, 
2007. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 5, 2007.
    Applications for grants under this competition may be submitted 
electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.gov), or in 
paper format by mail or hand delivery. For information (including dates 
and times) about how to submit your application electronically, or by 
mail or hand delivery, please refer to section IV.6. Other Submission 
Requirements in this notice.
    We do not consider an application that does not comply with the 
deadline requirements.
    Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid in connection with the application process should contact 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII 
of this notice.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 6, 2007.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This competition is subject to 
Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR Part 79. 
Information about Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under 
Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for this 
competition.
    5. Funding Restrictions: We reference regulations outlining funding 
restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice.
    6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under 
this competition may be submitted electronically or in paper format by 
mail or hand delivery.
    a. Electronic Submission of Applications.
    To comply with the President's management Agenda, we are 
participating as a partner in the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site. 
The Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior 
among College Students, CFDA Number 84.184H, is included in this 
project. We request your participation in Grants.gov.
    If you choose to submit your application electronically, you must 
use the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.grants.gov. 
Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the 
application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit 
your application. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant 
application to us.
    You may access the electronic grant application for the Grant 
Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking or Violent Behavior among 
College Students at http://www.Grants.gov. You must search for the 
downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA 
number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search 
(e.g., search for 84.184, not 84.184H).
    Please note the following:
     Your participation in Grants.gov is voluntary.
     When you enter the Grants.gov site, you will find 
information about submitting an application electronically through the 
site, as well as the hours of operation.
     Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time 
stamped. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must 
be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as 
otherwise noted in this section, we will not consider your application 
if it is date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system later than 4:30 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. When we 
retrieve your application from Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are 
rejecting your application because it was date and time stamped by the 
Grants.gov system after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the 
application deadline date.
     The amount of time it can take to upload an application 
will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the 
application and the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, we 
strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline 
date to begin the submission process through Grants.gov.
     You should review and follow the Education Submission 
Procedures for submitting an application through Grants.gov that are 
included in the application package for this competition to ensure that 
you submit your application in a timely manner to the Grants.gov 
system. You can also find the Education Submission Procedures 
pertaining to Grants.gov at http://e-Grants.ed.gov/help/
GrantsgovSubmissionProcedures.pdf.
     To submit your application via Grants.gov, you must 
complete all steps in the Grants.gov registration process (see http://
www.grants.gov/applicants/get_registered.jsp). These 
steps include (1) registering your organization, a multi-part process 
that includes registration with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR); 
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as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR); and (3) getting 
authorized as an AOR by your organization. Details on these steps are 
outlined in the Grants.gov 3-Step Registration Guide (see http://
www.grants.gov/section910/
Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf). You also must provide on 
your application the same D-U-N-S Number used with this registration. 
Please note that the registration process may take five or more 
business days to complete, and you must have completed all registration 
steps to allow you to submit successfully an application via 
Grants.gov. In addition you will need to update your CCR registration 
on an annual basis. This may take three or more business days to 
complete.
     You will not receive additional point value because you 
submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you 
if you submit your application in paper format.
     If you submit your application electronically, you must 
submit all documents electronically, including all information you 
typically provide on the following forms: Application for Federal 
Assistance (SF 424), the Department of Education Supplemental 
Information for SF 424, Budget Information--Non-Construction Programs 
(ED 524), and all necessary assurances and certifications. Please note 
that two of these forms--the SF 424 and the Department of Education 
Supplemental Information for SF 424--have replaced the ED 424 
(Application for Federal Education Assistance).
     If you submit your application electronically, you must 
attach any narrative sections of your application as files in a .DOC 
(document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF (Portable Document) format. If 
you upload a file type other than the three file types specified in 
this paragraph or submit a password-protected file, we will not review 
that material.
     Your electronic application must comply with any page-
limit requirements described in this notice.
     After you electronically submit your application, you will 
receive from Grants.gov an automatic notification of receipt that 
contains a Grants.gov tracking number. (This notification indicates 
receipt by Grants.gov only, not receipt by the Department). The 
Department then will retrieve your application from Grants.gov and send 
a second notification to you by e-mail. This second notification 
indicates that the Department has received your application and has 
assigned your application a PR/Award number (an ED-specified 
identifying number unique to your application).
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on 
forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues 
with the Grants.gov System: If you are experiencing problems submitting 
your application through Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov 
Support Desk at 1-800-518-4726. You must obtain a Grants.gov Support 
Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.
    If you are prevented from electronically submitting your 
application on the application deadline date because of technical 
problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension 
until 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, the following business day to 
enable you to transmit your application electronically or by hand 
delivery. You also may mail your application by following the mailing 
instructions described elsewhere in this notice.
    If you submit an application after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, 
on the application deadline date, please contact the person listed 
elsewhere in this notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and 
provide an explanation of the technical problem you experienced with 
Grants.gov, along with the Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number. We will 
accept your application if we can confirm that a technical problem 
occurred with the Grants.gov system and that that problem affected your 
ability to submit your application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, 
on the application deadline date. The Department will contact you after 
a determination is made on whether your application will be accepted.

    Note: The extensions to which we refer in this section apply 
only to the unavailability of, or technical problems with, the 
Grants.gov system. We will not grant you an extension if you failed 
to fully register to submit your application to Grants.gov before 
the application deadline date and time or if the technical problem 
you experienced is unrelated to the Grants.gov system.


    b. 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: U.S. Department of Education, 
Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.184H), 400 
Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-4260.

     or

By mail through a commercial carrier: U.S. Department of Education, 
Application Control Center, Stop 4260, Attention: (CFDA Number 
84.184H), 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.
    (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.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    If your application is postmarked after the application deadline 
date, we will not consider your application.

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

    c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery.
    If you 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:

U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number 84.184H), 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center 
Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-4260.

    The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily 
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, 
Sundays, and Federal holidays.


    Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you 
mail or hand deliver your application to the Department--
    (1) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by 
the Department--in Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number, including 
suffix letter, if any, of the competition under which you are 
submitting your application; and
    (2) The Application Control Center will mail to you a 
notification of receipt of your

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grant application. If you do not receive this notification within 15 
business days from the application deadline date, you should call 
the U.S. Department of Education Application Control Center at (202) 
245-6288.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are 
from the Notice of Final Priorities and Selection Criteria and are 
listed in the application package.
    2. Review and Selection Process: An additional factor we may 
consider in selecting an application for an award is the geographic 
distribution of the projects, in addition to the rank order of 
applicants.

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your 
U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award 
Notification (GAN). We may also notify you informally.
    If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, 
we notify you.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify 
administrative and national policy requirements in the application 
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and 
include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also 
incorporates your approved application as part of your binding 
commitments under the grant.
    3. Reporting: If funded, you are expected to collect data on the 
key GPRA performance measures for this program and report those data to 
the Department in your annual performance report and final performance 
report. 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. We also may require more frequent performance reports in 
accordance with 34 CFR 75.720(c).
    4. Performance Measures: We have identified the following key GPRA 
performance measures for assessing the effectiveness of this program at 
the end of these two-year grants: (1) The percentage of grantees that 
achieve a five percent decrease in high-risk drinking among students 
served by the project (Absolute Priority One) and (2) the percentage of 
grantees that achieve a five percent decrease in violent behavior among 
students served by the project (Absolute Priority Two).

VII. Agency Contact

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Lucey, Jr., U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E335, Washington, DC 20202-
6450. Telephone: (202) 205-5471 or by e-mail: richard.lucey@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 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.
    You may also view this document in text or PDF at the following 
site: http://www.ed.gov/programs/dvphighrisk/
applicant.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: December 19, 2006.
Deborah A. Price,
Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
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