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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 55 / Thursday, March 22, 2007 / Notices labor are potentially available domestically and sufficiently familiar with installation procedures and practices, and spare parts and service are available in the U.S. to properly maintain and operate the system. Any warranties would have to be valid in the U.S. Information required to be in the grant application package is contained in 7 CFR 4280.111. Awards are made on a competitive basis using specific evaluation criteria contained in 7 CFR 4280.112(e). To ensure that projects are accurately scored by USDA, applicants are requested to tab and number each evaluation criteria and include in that section, its corresponding supporting documentation and calculations according to 7 CFR 4280.112. Only projects that have completed the environmental review process according to 7 CFR 4280.114(d), demonstrated project eligibility according to 7 CFR 4280.108, and demonstrated technical feasibility will be eligible for funding consideration. State Offices will submit eligible grant funding requests, with the State Office executed score sheets, including supporting documentation to the National Office for funding consideration. To reduce scoring bias by technology and scale, a standard statistical normalization process will be applied to all competitive grant application scores. All applicants will be notified by the USDA Rural Development State Offices of the Agency’s decision on the awards. Information required to be in the guaranteed loan application and the combination guaranteed loan and grant application package is contained in 7 CFR 4280.128 and 7 CFR 4280.193(c), respectively. 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Ben Anderson, Acting Administrator, Rural Business— Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. E7–5198 Filed 3–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION [USARC 07–029] Notice of Meeting United States Arctic Research Commission. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Arctic Research Commission will hold its 83rd meeting in Washington, DC on April 16–17, 2007. The Business Session, open to the public, will convene at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2007 in Washington, DC. An Executive Session will follow adjournment of the Business Session. The Agenda items include: (1) Call to order and approval of the Agenda. (2) Approval of the Minutes of the 82nd Meeting. (3) Reports from Congressional Liaisons. (4) Agency Reports. The focus of the meeting will be reports and updates on programs and research projects affecting the Arctic. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 13474 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 55 / Thursday, March 22, 2007 / Notices Any person planning to attend this meeting who requires special accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters, must inform the Commission in advance of those needs. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: John Farrell, Executive Director, U.S. Arctic Research Commission, 703–525– 0111 or TDD 703–306–0090. Dated: March 13, 2007. John Farrell, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 07–1400 Filed 3–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration [Docket No.: 070309052–7053–01] Solicitation of Proposals and Applications for Economic Development Assistance Programs Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for proposals and applications. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is soliciting proposals or applications (as appropriate) for the following programs authorized by the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3121 et seq.) (PWEDA): (1) Public Works and Economic Development Investments Program, (2) Planning Program, (3) Local Technical Assistance Program, and (4) Economic Adjustment Assistance Program. EDA’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. In implementing this mission pursuant to its authorizing statute, PWEDA, EDA advances economic growth by assisting communities and regions experiencing chronic high unemployment and low per capita income to create an environment that fosters innovation, promotes entrepreneurship, and attracts increased private capital investment. Under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341–2391) (Trade Act), EDA also provides technical assistance to firms adversely affected by increased import competition. DATES: Proposals are accepted on a continuing basis and applications are invited and processed as received. Generally, two months are required for EDA to reach a final decision after VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:11 Mar 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 receipt of a complete application that meets all requirements. Proposals or applications (as appropriate) received after the date of this notice will be processed in accordance with the requirements set forth herein and in the related Federal funding opportunity (FFO) announcement, until the next annual FFO is posted on http:// www.Grants.gov and related notice and request for proposals and applications is published in the Federal Register. Pre-Application and Application Submission Requirements Proponents are advised to carefully read the instructions contained in the complete FFO announcement for this request for proposals and applications, and in the Pre-Application for Investment Assistance (Form ED–900P) and Application for Investment Assistance (Form ED–900A). The requirements of the pre-application are different than the requirements of the application. The content of the preapplication or the application (as appropriate) is the same for paper submissions as it is for electronic submissions. EDA will not accept facsimile transmissions of preapplications and applications. Proposals under EDA’s Public Works Program (CFDA No. 11.300) or Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (CFDA No. 11.307) must be submitted on Form ED–900P, which may be submitted in two formats: (i) In paper (hardcopy) format at the applicable regional office address provided below; or (ii) electronically in accordance with the procedures provided on http://www.Grants.gov. For projects under EDA’s Planning Program (CFDA No. 11.302) or Technical Assistance Program (CFDA No. 11.303), please contact the appropriate EDA regional office listed below for instructions as to whether you should complete a pre-application or an application. In the case of a continuation grant, no pre-application is required. The following forms may be accessed and downloaded as follows: (i) Forms ED–900P and ED–900A at http:// www.eda.gov/InvestmentsGrants/ Application.xml; (ii) Standard Forms (SF) at either http://www.Grants.gov or at http://www.eda.gov/ InvestmentsGrants/Application.xml; and (iii) Department of Commerce (CD) forms at http://www.doc.gov/forms. Addresses and Telephone Numbers for EDA’s Regional Offices: Applicants in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, may submit paper submissions to: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Economic Development Administration, Atlanta Regional Office, 401 West Peachtree Street, NW., Suite 1820, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, Telephone: (404) 730–3002, Fax: (404) 730–3025. Applicants in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, may submit paper submissions to: Economic Development Administration, Austin Regional Office, 504 Lavaca, Suite 1100, Austin, Texas 78701– 2858, Telephone: (512) 381–8144, Fax: (512) 381–8177. Applicants in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, may submit paper submissions to: Economic Development Administration, Chicago Regional Office, 111 North Canal Street, Suite 855, Chicago, Illinois 60606, Telephone: (312) 353– 7706, Fax: (312) 353–8575. Applicants in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, may submit paper submissions to: Economic Development Administration, Denver Regional Office, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Room 670, Denver, Colorado 80204, Telephone: (303) 844–4715, Fax: (303) 844–3968. Applicants in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia, may submit paper submissions to: Economic Development Administration, Philadelphia Regional Office, Curtis Center, 601 Walnut Street, Suite 140 South, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, Telephone: (215) 597–4603, Fax: (215) 597–1063. Applicants in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Republic of Palau and Washington, may submit paper submissions to: Economic Development Administration, Seattle Regional Office, Jackson Federal Building, Room 1890, 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98174, Telephone: (206) 220–7660, Fax: (206) 220–7669. Paper Submissions: To apply for Public Works or Economic Adjustment Assistance under this notice, you may submit a proposal on a completed preapplication (ED–900P) to the applicable EDA regional office listed above. Proponents choosing this option should E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 55 (Thursday, March 22, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13473-13474]
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[FR Doc No: 07-1400]


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ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION

[USARC 07-029]


Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: United States Arctic Research Commission.
    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Arctic Research Commission 
will hold its 83rd meeting in Washington, DC on April 16-17, 2007. The 
Business Session, open to the public, will convene at 8:30 a.m. Monday, 
April 16, 2007 in Washington, DC. An Executive Session will follow 
adjournment of the Business Session.
    The Agenda items include:
    (1) Call to order and approval of the Agenda.
    (2) Approval of the Minutes of the 82nd Meeting.
    (3) Reports from Congressional Liaisons.
    (4) Agency Reports.
    The focus of the meeting will be reports and updates on programs 
and research projects affecting the Arctic.

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    Any person planning to attend this meeting who requires special 
accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language 
interpreters, must inform the Commission in advance of those needs.

Contact Person for More Information: John Farrell, Executive Director, 
U.S. Arctic Research Commission, 703-525-0111 or TDD 703-306-0090.

    Dated: March 13, 2007.
John Farrell,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 07-1400 Filed 3-21-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7555-01-M