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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 90 / Thursday, May 10, 2007 / Notices deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E7–8999 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity; Notice of Members National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, Department of Education. AGENCY: What Is the Purpose of This Notice? The purpose of this notice is to list the members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (National Advisory Committee) and to give the public the opportunity to nominate candidates for the positions to be vacated by those members whose terms will expire on September 30, 2007. This notice is required under Section 114(c) of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES What Is the Role of the National Advisory Committee? The National Advisory Committee is established under Section 114 of the HEA, as amended, and is composed of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Education from among individuals who are representatives of, or knowledgeable concerning, education and training beyond secondary education, including representatives of all sectors and type of institutions of higher education. The National Advisory Committee meets at least twice a year and provides recommendations to the Secretary of Education pertaining to: • The establishment and enforcement of criteria for recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under subpart 2 of part H of Title IV, HEA. • The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or associations. • The preparation and publication of the list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations. As the Committee deems necessary or on request, the Committee also advises the Secretary about: • The eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education under Title IV, HEA. • The development of standards and criteria for specific categories of vocational training institutions and institutions of higher education for which there are no recognized accrediting agencies, associations, or State agencies in order to establish the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 May 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 interim eligibility of those institutions to participate in Federally funded programs. • The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to such institutions. • Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe. What Are the Terms of Office for Committee Members? The term of office of each member is 3 years, except that any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member’s predecessor was appointed is appointed for the remainder of the term. A member may be appointed, at the Secretary’s discretion, to serve more than one term. Who Are the Current Members of the Committee? The current members of the National Advisory Committee are: Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/07 • Dr. Lawrence J. DeNardis, President Emeritus, University of New Haven, Connecticut. • Dr. Geri H. Malandra, Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Planning and Accountability, University of Texas System. • Ms. Andrea Fischer-Newman, Chair, Board of Regents, University of Michigan; Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Northwest Airlines. • Dr. Laura Palmer Noone, President Emerita, University of Phoenix, Arizona. Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/08 • Dr. Karen A. Bowyer, President, Dyersburg State Community College, Tennessee. • Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor, Keiser Collegiate System, Florida. • Dr. George A. Pruitt, President, Thomas A. Edison State College, New Jersey. Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/09 • Dr. Carol D’Amico, Executive Vice President, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana. • Mr. Patrick M. Callan, President, National Center for Public Policy/Higher Education. • Mr. William P. Glasgow, CEO American Way Education. • Ms. Anne D. Neal, President, American Council of Trustees and Alumni. • Ms. Crystal Rimoczy, Student Member, Boston College, Massachusetts. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26609 • Dr. James H. Towey, President Saint Vincent College. • Honorable Pamela P. Willeford, Former Chair, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Former Ambassador, Switzerland. • Dr. George Wright, President, Prairie View A & M University, Texas. How Do I Nominate an Individual for Appointment as a Committee Member? If you would like to nominate an individual for appointment to the Committee, send the following information to the Committee’s Executive Director: • A copy of the nominee’s resume; and • A cover letter that provides your reason(s) for nominating the individual and contact information for the nominee (name, title, business address, and business phone and fax numbers). The information must be sent by June 15, 2007 to the following address: Francesca Paris-Albertson, Executive Director, National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, U.S. Department of Education, room 7110, MS 7592, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. How Can I Get Additional Information? If you have any specific questions about the nomination process or general questions about the National Advisory Committee, please contact Ms. Francesca Paris-Albertson, the Committee’s Executive Director, telephone: (202) 219–7009, fax: (202) 219–7008, e-mail: Francesca.ParisAlbertson@ed.gov between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1011c. Dated: May 4, 2007. James F. Manning, Delegated the Authority of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. E7–9019 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Federal Student Aid [CFDA No. 84.069] Federal Student Aid; Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Programs Department of Education. Notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State applications for Award Year 2007–2008 funds. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This is a notice of deadline dates for receipt of State applications for E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 26610 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 90 / Thursday, May 10, 2007 / Notices Award Year 2007–2008 funds under the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) programs. The LEAP and SLEAP programs, authorized under Title IV, part A, subpart 4 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), assist States in providing aid to students with substantial financial need to help them pay for their postsecondary education costs through matching formula grants to States. Under section 415C(a) of the HEA, a State must submit an application to participate in the LEAP and SLEAP programs through the State agency that administered its LEAP Program as of July 1, 1985, unless the Governor of the State has subsequently designated, and the Department has approved, a different State agency to administer the LEAP Program. DATES: To ensure funding under the LEAP and SLEAP programs for Award Year 2007–2008, a State must meet the applicable deadline date. Applications submitted electronically must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time) May 31, 2007. Paper applications must be received by May 24, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager, Financial Partners Services, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education, 830 First Street, NE., room 111G5, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 377–3304. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Only the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands may submit an application for funding under the LEAP and SLEAP programs. State allotments for each award year are determined according to the statutorily mandated formula under section 415B of the HEA and are not negotiable. A State may also request its share of reallotment, in addition to its basic allotment, which is contingent upon the availability of such additional funds. In Award Year 2006–2007, 49 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 May 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands received funds under the LEAP Program. Additionally, 34 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Virgin Islands received funds under the SLEAP Program. Applications Submitted Electronically: Financial Partners Services within Federal Student Aid has automated the LEAP and SLEAP application process in the Financial Management System (FMS). Applicants may use the web-based form (Form 1288–E OMB 1845–0028) which is available on the FMS LEAP on-line system at the following Internet address: http://fsa-fms.ed.gov. Paper Applications Delivered by Mail: States or territories may request a paper version of the application (Form 1288 OMB 1845–0028) by contacting Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager, at (202) 377–3304 or by e-mail: greg.gerrans@ed.gov. The form will be mailed to you. A paper application sent by mail must be addressed to: Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager, Financial Partners Services, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education, 830 First Street, NE., room 111G5, Washington, DC 20202. The Department of Education encourages applicants that are completing a paper application to use certified or at least first-class mail when sending the application by mail to the Department. The Department must receive paper applications that are mailed no later than May 24, 2007. Paper Applications Delivered by Hand: Paper applications that are handdelivered must be delivered to Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager, Financial Partners Services, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education, 830 First Street, NE., room 111G5, Washington, DC 20202. Handdelivered applications will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily (Eastern time), except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. Paper applications that are handdelivered must be received by 4:30 p.m. (Eastern time) on May 24, 2007. Applicable Regulations: The following regulations are applicable to the LEAP and SLEAP programs: (1) The LEAP and SLEAP Program regulations in 34 CFR part 692. (2) The Student Assistance General Provisions in 34 CFR part 668. (3) The Regulations Governing Institutional Eligibility in 34 CFR part 600. (4) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (EDGAR) in 34 CFR 75.60 through 75.62 (Ineligibility of Certain Individuals to Receive Assistance), part 76 (StateAdministered Programs), part 77 (Definitions that Apply to Department Regulations), part 79 (Intergovernmental Review of Department of Education Programs and Activities), part 80 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments), part 82 (New Restrictions on Lobbying), part 84 (Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance)), part 85 (Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)), part 86 (Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention), and part 99 (Family Educational Rights and Privacy). Electronic Access to This Document You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ news/fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1–888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c et seq. Dated: May 4, 2007. Theresa S. Shaw, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid. [FR Doc. E7–8950 Filed 5–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA Nos. 84.038, 84.033, and 84.007] Federal Perkins Loan, Federal WorkStudy, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs Notice extending the 2006–2007 award year deadline date for the campus-based programs; Extension. ACTION: On March 27, 2006, we published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 15180–81) announcing the 2006–2007 award year deadline dates for the submission of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Federal Student Aid

[CFDA No. 84.069]


Federal Student Aid; Leveraging Educational Assistance 
Partnership and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership 
Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State applications 
for Award Year 2007-2008 funds.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice of deadline dates for receipt of State 
applications for

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Award Year 2007-2008 funds under the Leveraging Educational Assistance 
Partnership (LEAP) and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance 
Partnership (SLEAP) programs.
    The LEAP and SLEAP programs, authorized under Title IV, part A, 
subpart 4 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), assist 
States in providing aid to students with substantial financial need to 
help them pay for their postsecondary education costs through matching 
formula grants to States. Under section 415C(a) of the HEA, a State 
must submit an application to participate in the LEAP and SLEAP 
programs through the State agency that administered its LEAP Program as 
of July 1, 1985, unless the Governor of the State has subsequently 
designated, and the Department has approved, a different State agency 
to administer the LEAP Program.

DATES: To ensure funding under the LEAP and SLEAP programs for Award 
Year 2007-2008, a State must meet the applicable deadline date. 
Applications submitted electronically must be received by 11:59 p.m. 
(Eastern time) May 31, 2007. Paper applications must be received by May 
24, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program 
Manager, Financial Partners Services, Federal Student Aid, U.S. 
Department of Education, 830 First Street, NE., room 111G5, Washington, 
DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 377-3304. If you use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) 
at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Only the 50 States, the District of 
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands 
may submit an application for funding under the LEAP and SLEAP 
programs.
    State allotments for each award year are determined according to 
the statutorily mandated formula under section 415B of the HEA and are 
not negotiable. A State may also request its share of reallotment, in 
addition to its basic allotment, which is contingent upon the 
availability of such additional funds.
    In Award Year 2006-2007, 49 States, the District of Columbia, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and 
the Virgin Islands received funds under the LEAP Program. Additionally, 
34 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Virgin Islands received funds under the 
SLEAP Program.
    Applications Submitted Electronically: Financial Partners Services 
within Federal Student Aid has automated the LEAP and SLEAP application 
process in the Financial Management System (FMS). Applicants may use 
the web-based form (Form 1288-E OMB 1845-0028) which is available on 
the FMS LEAP on-line system at the following Internet address: http://
fsa-fms.ed.gov.
    Paper Applications Delivered by Mail: States or territories may 
request a paper version of the application (Form 1288 OMB 1845-0028) by 
contacting Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager, at (202) 377-3304 or 
by e-mail: greg.gerrans@ed.gov. The form will be mailed to you.
    A paper application sent by mail must be addressed to: Mr. Greg 
Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager, Financial Partners Services, Federal 
Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education, 830 First Street, NE., room 
111G5, Washington, DC 20202.
    The Department of Education encourages applicants that are 
completing a paper application to use certified or at least first-class 
mail when sending the application by mail to the Department. The 
Department must receive paper applications that are mailed no later 
than May 24, 2007.
    Paper Applications Delivered by Hand: Paper applications that are 
hand-delivered must be delivered to Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program 
Manager, Financial Partners Services, Federal Student Aid, U.S. 
Department of Education, 830 First Street, NE., room 111G5, Washington, 
DC 20202. Hand-delivered applications will be accepted between 8 a.m. 
and 4:30 p.m. daily (Eastern time), except Saturdays, Sundays, and 
Federal holidays.
    Paper applications that are hand-delivered must be received by 4:30 
p.m. (Eastern time) on May 24, 2007.
    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations are applicable to 
the LEAP and SLEAP programs:
    (1) The LEAP and SLEAP Program regulations in 34 CFR part 692.
    (2) The Student Assistance General Provisions in 34 CFR part 668.
    (3) The Regulations Governing Institutional Eligibility in 34 CFR 
part 600.
    (4) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations 
(EDGAR) in 34 CFR 75.60 through 75.62 (Ineligibility of Certain 
Individuals to Receive Assistance), part 76 (State-Administered 
Programs), part 77 (Definitions that Apply to Department Regulations), 
part 79 (Intergovernmental Review of Department of Education Programs 
and Activities), part 80 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for 
Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments), part 
82 (New Restrictions on Lobbying), part 84 (Governmentwide Requirements 
for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance)), part 85 
(Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)), part 86 
(Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention), and part 99 (Family Educational 
Rights and Privacy).

Electronic Access to This Document

    You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this 
Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable 
Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://
www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c et seq.

    Dated: May 4, 2007.
Theresa S. Shaw,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. E7-8950 Filed 5-9-07; 8:45 am]
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