Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Programs, 25276-25282 [E7-8576]

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[FR Doc. 07–2198 Filed 5–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA Nos. 84.007, 84.032, 84.033, 84.038, 84.063, 84.069, 84.268, 84.375, and 84.376] Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Programs cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of deadline dates for receipt of applications, reports, and other records for the 2006–2007 award year. SUMMARY: The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from institutions and applicants for the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the 2006– 2007 award year. The Federal student aid programs include the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, and VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:51 Apr 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership programs. These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their educational costs. Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of this notice. Table A—Deadline Dates for Application Processing and Receipt of Student Aid Reports (SARs) or Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) by Institutions Table A provides deadline dates for application processing, including corrections and submission of signatures, submission of verification documents and, for purposes of the Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs, receipt by institutions of SARs or ISIRs. We are using only three deadline dates in Table A for the 2006–2007 award year. The single date for the receipt of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is July 2, 2007, regardless of the method that the applicant uses to submit the FAFSA. September 17, 2007 is the deadline date for the submission and receipt of a signature page (if required), corrections, changes of addresses or schools, or requests for a duplicate SAR. September 24, 2007 is the deadline date for the submission and receipt of all other documents and materials that are specified in Table A. Table B—Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant Programs Submission Dates for Disbursement Information by Institutions Table B provides the earliest submission and deadline dates for institutions to submit Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant disbursement records to the Department’s Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System. In general, an institution must submit Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant disbursement records no later than 30 days after making a Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant disbursement or becoming aware of the need to adjust a student’s previously reported Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant disbursement. However, because institutions were not able to submit ACG and National SMART Grant disbursement records until December 16, 2006, we considered institutions to PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be in compliance with the 30-day disbursement-reporting requirement for those two programs until January 17, 2007. In accordance with the regulations in 34 CFR 668.164, we consider that Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant funds are disbursed on the earlier of the date that the institution: (a) Credits those funds to a student’s account in the institution’s general ledger or any subledger of the general ledger, or (b) pays those funds to a student directly. We consider that Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant funds are disbursed even if an institution uses its own funds in advance of receiving program funds from the Department. An institution’s failure to submit disbursement records within the required 30-day timeframe may result in an audit or program review finding. In addition, the Secretary may initiate an adverse action, such as a fine or other penalty for such failure. Other Sources for Detailed Information We publish a detailed discussion of the Federal student aid application process in the following publications: • 2006–2007 Funding Education Beyond High School. • 2006–2007 Counselors and Mentors Handbook. • A Guide to 2006–2007 SARs and ISIRs. • 2006–2007 Federal Student Aid Handbook. Additional information on the institutional reporting requirements for the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant programs is contained in the 2006–2007 Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) Technical Reference. You may access this reference by selecting ‘‘Software Technical References’’ under the heading ‘‘Publications’’ at the Information for Financial Aid Professionals Web site at: www.ifap.ed.gov. Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply: (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668, (2) Federal Pell Grant Program, 34 CFR part 690, and (3) Academic Competitiveness Grant and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant Programs, 34 CFR part 691. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold McCullough, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street, NE., Union Center Plaza, Room 113E1, Washington, DC 20202– 5345. Telephone: (202) 377–4030. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 86 / Friday, May 4, 2007 / Notices the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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E7–8576 Filed 5–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–C DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Funding of Continuation Grant and Waiver for the Pacific Vocational Educational Improvement Program (PVEIP) AGENCY: Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Secretary waives the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and announces the funding of a continuation grant for the PVEIP. This waiver enables the current, single eligible grantee, the Pacific Region Educational Laboratory (PREL), to continue to receive Federal funding beyond the five-year limitation from fiscal years (FYs) 2006 and 2007 appropriations. EFFECTIVE DATE: This notice is effective June 4, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Karl Messenger, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 11028, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–7241. Telephone (202) 245–7840. 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. Under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553), the Department generally offers interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. However, on March 9, 2007, in accordance with section 553(b) of the APA, the Department gave actual notice to the current PVEIP single eligible grantee and its sub-grantees of, and requested comment on, our proposal to waive 34 CFR 75.250 and to fund a continuation grant instead of requiring PREL to submit a new application for a new, one-year grant award. This waiver and continuation grant enable the Secretary to provide additional funds to the current, single eligible grantee for one additional project period, in accordance with the requirements of section 115(b)(1) of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:51 Apr 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 2006, Pub.L. 109–270 (Perkins Act). There are no substantive differences between the actual notice of our proposal and this notice of funding of a continuation grant and waiver. Therefore, all affected parties were provided actual notice of the Department’s proposal and an opportunity to comment in lieu of publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register. The Perkins Act was signed into law on August 12, 2006. The PVEIP is authorized by section 115(b)(1) of the Perkins Act, which states that, for the first fiscal year following the date of enactment, i.e., FY 2007, the Secretary shall award a grant to PREL to make grants for career and technical education and training in Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and that, beginning with the second fiscal year after enactment, the Secretary shall make grants in equal proportions to Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under section 115(b)(2) from the funds that were previously reserved for PREL. The PVEIP makes grants to Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, for the purpose of providing direct career and technical educational services, including: (A) Teacher and counselor training and retraining; (B) curriculum development; and (C) the improvement of career and technical education and training programs in secondary schools and institutions of higher education or improving cooperative education programs involving secondary schools and institutions of higher education. Because the Perkins Act does not make any substantive changes to the purpose of the PVEIP, and because the law specifies that PREL is to receive an award during one additional fiscal year only, we do not believe it would be in the public interest to require PREL to submit a new application for a one-year grant award. The nature of the PVEIP, in which the single eligible applicant, PREL, is defined in the law, allowed us to provide actual notice in lieu of publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking, consistent with section 553(b) of the APA. Pursuant to the requirements of section 553(b) of the APA, and in order to make a timely grant award in FY 2007, on March 9, 2007, we contacted PREL and its subgrantees directly and provided them actual notice of, and requested their comments on, our proposal to waive 34 CFR 75.250 and fund a continuation grant. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In response to the actual notice of proposed funding of a continuation grant and waiver, and our invitation to comment, two parties submitted comments supporting the proposed waiver and the proposal to fund a continuation grant for the current, single eligible grantee. We did not receive any comments opposing the proposed waiver and proposal to fund a continuation grant, and, therefore, no substantive changes have been made. The Secretary waives the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250, which prohibit project periods exceeding five years. With this waiver we can continue the PVEIP grant to PREL and award the final funding authorized by the Perkins Act for PREL from the FY 2006 and FY 2007 appropriations, in accordance with the requirements of section 115(b)(1) of the Perkins Act. This waiver of 34 CFR 75.250 means that: (1) The current PVEIP grant will be continued in accordance with § 75.253, and (2) we will not make a new award in FY 2007. The waiver of 34 CFR 75.250 does not exempt the current PVEIP grantee from the account closing provisions of 31 U.S.C. 1552(a), nor does it extend the availability of funds previously awarded to the current PVEIP grantee. As a result of 31 U.S.C. 1552(a), appropriations available for a limited period may be used for payment of valid obligations for only five years after the expiration of their period of availability for Federal obligation. After that time, the unexpended balance of those funds is canceled and returned to the Treasury Department and is unavailable for restoration for any purpose. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification The Secretary certifies that this notice of funding of a continuation grant and waiver will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The only entities that would be affected are the current eligible grantee and the three eligible PVEIP sub-grantees. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This notice of funding of a continuation grant and waiver does not contain any information collection requirements. Assessment of Educational Impact Based on our own review, we have determined that this notice of funding of a continuation grant and waiver does not require transmission of information that any other agency or authority of the United States gathers or makes available. E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA Nos. 84.007, 84.032, 84.033, 84.038, 84.063, 84.069, 84.268, 
84.375, and 84.376]


Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Supplemental 
Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal 
Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging 
Educational Assistance Partnership, William D. Ford Federal Direct 
Loan, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and National Science and 
Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Programs

ACTION: Notice of deadline dates for receipt of applications, reports, 
and other records for the 2006-2007 award year.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of 
documents and other information from institutions and applicants for 
the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the 2006-2007 award year. 
The Federal student aid programs include the Federal Perkins Loan, 
Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, 
Federal Family Education Loan, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, 
Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National Science 
and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, and Leveraging 
Educational Assistance Partnership programs.
    These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education 
(Department), provide financial assistance to students attending 
eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their 
educational costs.
    Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of 
this notice.

Table A--Deadline Dates for Application Processing and Receipt of 
Student Aid Reports (SARs) or Institutional Student Information Records 
(ISIRs) by Institutions

    Table A provides deadline dates for application processing, 
including corrections and submission of signatures, submission of 
verification documents and, for purposes of the Federal Pell Grant, 
Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and National Science and 
Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) 
programs, receipt by institutions of SARs or ISIRs. We are using only 
three deadline dates in Table A for the 2006-2007 award year. The 
single date for the receipt of a Free Application for Federal Student 
Aid (FAFSA) is July 2, 2007, regardless of the method that the 
applicant uses to submit the FAFSA. September 17, 2007 is the deadline 
date for the submission and receipt of a signature page (if required), 
corrections, changes of addresses or schools, or requests for a 
duplicate SAR. September 24, 2007 is the deadline date for the 
submission and receipt of all other documents and materials that are 
specified in Table A.

Table B--Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant Programs 
Submission Dates for Disbursement Information by Institutions

    Table B provides the earliest submission and deadline dates for 
institutions to submit Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART 
Grant disbursement records to the Department's Common Origination and 
Disbursement (COD) System.
    In general, an institution must submit Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and 
National SMART Grant disbursement records no later than 30 days after 
making a Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant disbursement 
or becoming aware of the need to adjust a student's previously reported 
Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant disbursement. 
However, because institutions were not able to submit ACG and National 
SMART Grant disbursement records until December 16, 2006, we considered 
institutions to be in compliance with the 30-day disbursement-reporting 
requirement for those two programs until January 17, 2007.
    In accordance with the regulations in 34 CFR 668.164, we consider 
that Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant funds are 
disbursed on the earlier of the date that the institution: (a) Credits 
those funds to a student's account in the institution's general ledger 
or any subledger of the general ledger, or (b) pays those funds to a 
student directly. We consider that Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and 
National SMART Grant funds are disbursed even if an institution uses 
its own funds in advance of receiving program funds from the 
Department. An institution's failure to submit disbursement records 
within the required 30-day timeframe may result in an audit or program 
review finding. In addition, the Secretary may initiate an adverse 
action, such as a fine or other penalty for such failure.

Other Sources for Detailed Information

    We publish a detailed discussion of the Federal student aid 
application process in the following publications:
     2006-2007 Funding Education Beyond High School.
     2006-2007 Counselors and Mentors Handbook.
     A Guide to 2006-2007 SARs and ISIRs.
     2006-2007 Federal Student Aid Handbook.
    Additional information on the institutional reporting requirements 
for the Federal Pell Grant, ACG, and National SMART Grant programs is 
contained in the 2006-2007 Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) 
Technical Reference. You may access this reference by selecting 
``Software Technical References'' under the heading ``Publications'' at 
the Information for Financial Aid Professionals Web site at: 
www.ifap.ed.gov.
    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply: (1) 
Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668, (2) Federal 
Pell Grant Program, 34 CFR part 690, and (3) Academic Competitiveness 
Grant and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent 
Grant Programs, 34 CFR part 691.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold McCullough, U.S. Department of 
Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street, NE., Union Center 
Plaza, Room 113E1, Washington, DC 20202-5345. Telephone: (202) 377-
4030.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call

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the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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: 
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 PDF at the following site: 
www.ifap.ed.gov.

    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: www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html.


    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a, 1070a-1, 1070b-1070b-4, 
1070c-1070c-4, 1071-1087-2, 1087a-1087j, and 1087aa-1087ii; 42 
U.S.C. 2751-2756b.

Theresa S. Shaw,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
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