Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, 4196-4201 [E8-1208]

Download as PDF 4196 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices Dated: January 16, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 24, 2008. DATES: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 14, 2008. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 13, 2008. Department of Education Type of Review: Extension. Title: Generic Plan for Customer Satisfaction Surveys and Focus Groups. Frequency: Annually Other: one time or annually. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 70,000. Burden Hours: 25,000. Abstract: Customer satisfaction surveys and focus group discussions will be conducted by the Principal Offices of the Department of Education to measure customer satisfaction and establish and improve customer service standards as required by Executive Order 12862. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3569. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 245–6623. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Full Text of Announcement [FR Doc. E8–1128 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Safe Schools/ Healthy Students Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.184L. DATES: Applications Available: January 24, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The Safe Schools/Healthy Students program (SS/ HS) supports the implementation and enhancement of integrated, comprehensive community-wide plans that create safe and drug-free schools and promote healthy childhood development. Priorities: These priorities are from the notice of final priorities, requirements, selection criteria, and definitions for this program, published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2007 (72 FR 26692). Note: Definitions for important terms associated with this competition (e.g., authorized representative, local juvenile justice agency) can be found in the notice of final priorities, requirements, selection criteria, and definitions published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2007 (72 FR 26692). Absolute Priority: For FY 2008 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: Comprehensive Plan. This priority supports projects of local educational agencies (LEAs) proposing to implement an integrated, comprehensive community-wide plan designed to create safe, respectful, and drug-free school environments and promote prosocial skills and healthy childhood development. Plans must focus activities, curricula, programs, and services in a manner that responds to the community’s existing needs, gaps, or weaknesses in areas related to the five comprehensive plan elements: Element One—Safe School Environments and Violence Prevention Activities. Element Two—Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Activities. Element Three—Student Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Supports. Element Four—Mental Health Services. Element Five—Early Childhood Social and Emotional Learning Programs. Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2008 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is a E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices competitive preference priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award an additional 5 points to an application that meets this priority. This priority is: LEAs That Have Not Previously Received a Grant or Services Under the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. Under this priority, we give priority to applications from LEAs that have not yet received a grant under this program as an applicant or as a member of a consortium. In order for a consortium application to be eligible under this priority, no member of the LEA consortium may have received a grant or services under this program as an applicant or as a member of a consortium applicant. Application and Eligibility Requirements. The applicant must meet the following requirements: (1) Program-Specific Assurances for Former SS/HS Grant Recipients. For those LEAs that have previously received funds or services (or for those LEA consortia that include a member LEA that has received funds or services) under the SS/HS program, a programspecific assurance must be submitted as part of the SS/HS application. All participating LEAs in a proposed consortium project must sign this program-specific assurance. The assurance must state that, if awarded, the project will not serve those schools or sub-regions served by the first SS/HS project. Applications from prior SS/HS grant recipients (or from a consortium that includes an LEA that has previously received SS/HS funds or services) that do not include the program-specific assurance will be rejected and not considered for funding. (2) Funding Limits for Applicants. An applicant’s request for funding must not exceed the following maximum amounts, based on student enrollment data, for any of the project’s four 12month budget periods: $2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 35,000 students; $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 students but fewer than 35,000 students; and $750,000 for an LEA with fewer than 5,000 students. In applying these maximums, applicants must use the most recent student enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) as posted on the NCES Web site. In the case of consortium applicants, the maximum funding request is based on the combined student enrollment data for the participating LEAs. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools that are not included in the NCES database and request grant funds that exceed VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 $750,000 for any of the project’s four 12month budget periods must provide documentation of enrollment data. (3) Preliminary Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Each applicant must include in its application a preliminary MOA that is signed by the authorized representatives of the LEA, the local juvenile justice agency, the local law enforcement agency, and the local public mental health authority—the required SS/HS partners. For consortium applicants, the preliminary MOA must be signed by the authorized representatives of each member LEA and by the authorized representatives of each corresponding required SS/HS partner for each member LEA. Additionally, the preliminary MOA must: (a) Include information that supports the selection of each identified SS/HS required partner that has signed the preliminary MOA; (b) Demonstrate the support and commitment of the required SS/HS partners to implement and sustain the project if funded; (c) Name a core management team of senior representatives from the required partners, and clearly define how each member of the team will support the project director in the day-to-day management of the project; (d) Describe how multiple and diverse sectors of the community, including parents and students, have been and will continue to be involved in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of the project; and (e) Include, as an attachment, a logic model (a graphic representation of the project in chart format) that identifies needs or gaps and connects those needs or gaps with corresponding project goals, objectives, activities, partners’ roles, outcomes, and outcome measures for each of the SS/HS elements. Applications that do not include the preliminary MOA signed by the authorized representatives of each of the required SS/HS partners (the LEA, the local juvenile justice agency, the local law enforcement agency, and the local public mental health authority) and the logic model will be rejected and not considered for funding. (4) Final MOA. If funded, grant recipients must complete a final MOA. The final MOA must be signed by the authorized representatives of the LEA, the local juvenile justice agency, the local law enforcement agency, and the local public mental health authority— the required SS/HS partners. For consortium applicants, the final MOA must be signed by the authorized representative for each member LEA and the authorized representative for PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4197 each of the corresponding required SS/ HS partners for each member LEA. The final MOA must also include the following: (a) Information that supports the selection of each identified SS/HS required partner that has signed the final MOA; (b) Any needed revisions to the statement of support and commitment for each of the required SS/HS partners to implement and sustain the project; (c) A final roster of the core management team of senior representatives from the required SS/HS partners that clearly defines how each member of the team will support the project director in the day-to-day management of the project; (d) Any needed revisions to the process for involving multiple and diverse sectors of the community in the implementation and continuous improvement of the project; (e) A final logic model that identifies needs or gaps and connects those needs or gaps with corresponding project goals, objectives, activities, partners’ roles, outcomes, and outcome measures for each of the SS/HS elements; (f) A description of each partner’s financial responsibility for the services that it will provide, along with the conditions and terms of responsibility for those services, including the quality, accountability, and coordination of services as they relate to achieving the goals, objectives, and outcomes of the project; (g) A description of the procedures to be used for referral, treatment, and follow-up for children and adolescents in need of mental health services and an assurance that the local public mental health authority will provide administrative control and/or oversight of the delivery of mental health services; and (h) Any other necessary revisions to information furnished in the preliminary MOA. Program Authority: Safe and DrugFree Schools and Communities Act (20 U.S.C. 7131); Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290aa); and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. 5614(b)(4)(e) and 5781 et seq.). Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 97, 98, 99, and 299. (b) The notice of final priorities, requirements, selection criteria, and definitions published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2007 (72 FR 26692). (c) The notice of final eligibility requirement published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369). E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 4198 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices Note: The regulations in 34 part 79 apply to all applicants except federally recognized Indian tribes. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: $72,000,000. Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, we may make additional awards later in FY 2008 and in FY 2009 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition. Estimated Range of Awards: Up to $750,000 for an LEA with fewer than 5,000 students; up to $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 students but fewer than 35,000 students; and up to $2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 35,000 students. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $750,000 for an LEA with fewer than 5,000 students; $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 students but fewer than 35,000 students; and $2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 35,000 students. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $750,000 for an LEA with fewer than 5,000 students; $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 students but fewer than 35,000 students; and $2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 35,000 students. Estimated Number of Awards: 55. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 48 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: LEAs, including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law, and consortia of LEAs. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Note: The Secretary limits eligibility under the SS/HS grant program competition (CFDA Number 84.184L) to applicants that do not currently have an active grant under this grant 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. This eligibility requirement is from the notice of final eligibility requirement published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369). 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not require cost sharing or matching. 3. Other: (a) Participation by Private School Children and Teachers. Section 9501 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), requires that LEAs or other entities receiving funds under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act provide for the equitable participation of private school VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 children, their teachers, and other educational personnel in private schools located in areas served by the grant recipient. In order to ensure that grant program activities, curricula, programs, and services address the needs of private school children, LEAs must engage in timely and meaningful consultation with private school officials during the design and development of the program. This consultation must take place before any decision is made that affects the opportunities of eligible private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel to participate. Administrative direction and control over grant funds must remain with the grantee. (b) Maintenance of Effort. Section 9521 of the ESEA provides that LEAs may receive a grant only if the State educational agency finds that either the combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate expenditures of the LEA and the State with respect to the provision of free public education by the LEA for the preceding fiscal year was not less than 90 percent of the combined fiscal effort or aggregate expenditures for the second preceding fiscal year. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address To Request Application Package: You can obtain an application package via the Internet, from the Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), or from the program office. To obtain a copy via the Internet, use the following address: http://www.ed.gov/ fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html. To obtain a copy from ED Pubs, write, fax, or call the following: Education Publications Center, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794–1398. Telephone, toll free: 1–877–433–7827. FAX: (301) 470– 1244. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call, toll free: 1–877–576–7734. You can contact ED Pubs at its Web site, also: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ edpubs.html or at its e-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov. If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this competition as follows: CFDA number 84.184L. To obtain a copy from the program office, contact: Karen Dorsey, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E336, Washington, DC 20202–6450. Telephone: (202) 708– 4674 or by e-mail: karen.dorsey@ed.gov. If you use TDD, call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application package PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact person listed in this section. 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 application narrative is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your application. You must limit the application narrative to the equivalent of no more than 40 pages, using the following standards: • A page is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom, and both sides. • Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) all text in the application narrative. Titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs, can be single spaced. • Use a font that is either 12 point or larger or no smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch). • Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New, or Arial. • Number all pages consecutively using the style 1 of 40, 2 of 40, and so forth. • Include a Table of Contents with page references. The 40-page limit does not apply to the Table of Contents. Our reviewers will not read any pages of the narrative portion of your application that exceed the page limit if you apply these standards; or exceed the equivalent of the page limit if you apply other standards. 3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: January 24, 2008. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 14, 2008. 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 in paper format 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 E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices in section VII in this notice. If the Department provides an accommodation or auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability in connection with the application process, the individual’s application remains subject to all other requirements and limitations in this notice. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 13, 2008. 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: (1) No less than seven percent of a grantee’s budget for each year must be used to support costs associated with local evaluation activities. (2) No more than 10 percent of the total budget for each project year may be used to support costs associated with security equipment, security personnel, and minor remodeling of school facilities to improve school safety. (3) We reference additional regulations outlining funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section in 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 Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program, CFDA Number 84.184L, 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 Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program 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 84.184L). Please note the following: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES CONTACT VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 • 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4199 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 EDspecified 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, toll free, at 1–800–518–4726. You must E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 4200 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII in this notice 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. (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 84.184L), 550 12th Note: The extensions to which we refer in Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center this section apply only to the unavailability of, or technical problems with, the Grants.gov Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. The Application Control Center system. We will not grant you an extension accepts hand deliveries daily between 8 if you failed to fully register to submit your application to Grants.gov before the a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC application deadline date and time or if the time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and technical problem you experienced is Federal holidays. unrelated to the Grants.gov system. Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of b. Submission of Paper Applications Paper Applications: If you mail or hand by Mail. If you submit your application deliver your application to the in paper format by mail (through the Department— U.S. Postal Service or a commercial (1) You must indicate on the envelope carrier), you must mail the original and and—if not provided by the two copies of your application, on or Department—in Item 11 of the SF 424 before the application deadline date, to the CFDA number, including suffix the Department at the applicable letter, if any, of the competition under following address: which you are submitting your By mail through the U.S. Postal Service: application; and U.S. Department of Education, (2) The Application Control Center Application Control Center, will mail to you a notification of receipt Attention: (CFDA Number 84.184L), of your grant application. If you do not 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., receive this notification within 15 Washington, DC 20202–4260; business days from the application or deadline date, you should call the U.S. By mail through a commercial carrier: Department of Education Application U.S. Department of Education, Control Center at (202) 245–6288. Application Control Center, Stop V. Application Review Information 4260, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.184L), 7100 Old Landover Road, 1. Selection Criteria: The selection Landover, MD 20785–1506. criteria for this competition are from the notice of final priorities, requirements, Regardless of which address you use, selection criteria, and definitions you must show proof of mailing published in the Federal Register on consisting of one of the following: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 May 10, 2007 (72 FR 26692) and are listed in the application package. 2. Review and Selection Process: Additional factors we consider in selecting an application for an award are as follows: (1) Geographic distribution; and (2) diversity of activities addressed by the projects. 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 notify you informally, also. 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 in this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section in 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: Semi-annual and annual performance reports are required for each of the project’s four 12-month performance periods in accordance with 34 CFR 75.720(c). At the end of your project period, you must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. For specific requirements on reporting, please go to http:// www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ appforms/appforms.html. 4. Performance Measures: The Department has established the following Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) performance measures for the SS/HS program: (1) Student Victimization/Perception of School Safety. (a) Percentage of grantees that experience a decrease in students who did not go to school on 1 or more days during the past 30 days because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to and from school. (b) Percentage of grantees that experience a decrease in students who have been in a physical fight on school property in the 12 months prior to the survey. (2) Student Substance Use/Abuse. (a) Percentage of grantees that report a decrease in students who report current (30-day) marijuana use. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices (b) Percentage of grantees that report a decrease in students who report current (30-day) alcohol use. (3) Mental Health Services Provided (a) Percentage of grantees that report an increase in the number of students receiving school-based mental health services. (b) Percentage of grantees that report an increase in the percentage of mental health referrals for students that result in mental health services being provided in the community. These measures constitute the Department’s indicators of success for this program. Consequently, we advise an applicant for a grant under this program to give careful consideration to these measures in conceptualizing the approach and evaluation for its proposed project. Each grantee will be required to provide, in its annual performance and final reports, data about its progress in meeting these measures. VII. Agency Contacts FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Dorsey, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E336, Washington, DC 20202– 6450. Telephone: (202) 708–4674 or by e-mail: karen.dorsey@ed.gov. If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES VIII. Other Information Alternative Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package 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 in section VII in this notice. 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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: January 18, 2008. Deborah A. Price, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and DrugFree Schools. [FR Doc. E8–1208 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 January 17, 2008. Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP98–18–032. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: Iroquois Gas Transmission System submits First Revised Sheet 6L to FERC Gas Tariff Revised Volume 1. Filed Date: 01/15/2008. Accession Number: 20080116–0167. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, January 28, 2008. Docket Numbers: RP99–301–197. Applicants: ANR Pipeline Company. 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Applicants: El Paso Natural Gas Company. Description: El Paso Natural Gas Company submits Fourth Revised Sheet 150 et al. to FERC Gas Tariff, Second Revised Volume 1A under RP05–422. Filed Date: 01/14/2008. Accession Number: 20080116–0172. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, January 28, 2008. Docket Numbers: RP08–162–000. Applicants: Gas Transmission Northwest Corporation. Description: Gas Transmission Northwest Corporation submits acceptance of a refund report reflecting interruptible transportation revenue credits on GTN Coyote Spring Lateral for the period from 11/1/06 through 10/31/07 the Refund Year. Filed Date: 01/15/2008. Accession Number: 20080116–0169. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, January 28, 2008. Docket Numbers: RP08–163–000. Applicants: Liberty Gas Storage, LLC. Description: Liberty Gas Storage LLC submits First Revised Sheet 132 to FERC Gas Tariff Original Volume 1. Filed Date: 01/15/2008. Accession Number: 20080116–0168. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, January 28, 2008. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. It is not necessary to separately intervene again in a subdocket related to a compliance filing if you have previously intervened in the same docket. Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. In reference to filings initiating a new proceeding, interventions or protests submitted on or before the comment deadline need not be served on persons other than the Applicant. 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Safe 
Schools/Healthy Students Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New 
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.184L.
    DATES:
    Applications Available: January 24, 2008.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 14, 2008.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 13, 2008.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The Safe Schools/Healthy Students program (SS/
HS) supports the implementation and enhancement of integrated, 
comprehensive community-wide plans that create safe and drug-free 
schools and promote healthy childhood development.
    Priorities: These priorities are from the notice of final 
priorities, requirements, selection criteria, and definitions for this 
program, published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2007 (72 FR 
26692).

    Note: Definitions for important terms associated with this 
competition (e.g., authorized representative, local juvenile justice 
agency) can be found in the notice of final priorities, 
requirements, selection criteria, and definitions published in the 
Federal Register on May 10, 2007 (72 FR 26692).

    Absolute Priority: For FY 2008 and any subsequent year in which we 
make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, 
this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we 
consider only applications that meet this priority.
    This priority is:
    Comprehensive Plan.
    This priority supports projects of local educational agencies 
(LEAs) proposing to implement an integrated, comprehensive community-
wide plan designed to create safe, respectful, and drug-free school 
environments and promote prosocial skills and healthy childhood 
development. Plans must focus activities, curricula, programs, and 
services in a manner that responds to the community's existing needs, 
gaps, or weaknesses in areas related to the five comprehensive plan 
elements:
    Element One--Safe School Environments and Violence Prevention 
Activities.
    Element Two--Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention 
Activities.
    Element Three--Student Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Supports.
    Element Four--Mental Health Services.
    Element Five--Early Childhood Social and Emotional Learning 
Programs.
    Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2008 and any subsequent 
year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from 
this competition, this priority is a

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competitive preference priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award 
an additional 5 points to an application that meets this priority.
    This priority is:
    LEAs That Have Not Previously Received a Grant or Services Under 
the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative.
    Under this priority, we give priority to applications from LEAs 
that have not yet received a grant under this program as an applicant 
or as a member of a consortium. In order for a consortium application 
to be eligible under this priority, no member of the LEA consortium may 
have received a grant or services under this program as an applicant or 
as a member of a consortium applicant.
    Application and Eligibility Requirements. The applicant must meet 
the following requirements:
    (1) Program-Specific Assurances for Former SS/HS Grant Recipients. 
For those LEAs that have previously received funds or services (or for 
those LEA consortia that include a member LEA that has received funds 
or services) under the SS/HS program, a program-specific assurance must 
be submitted as part of the SS/HS application. All participating LEAs 
in a proposed consortium project must sign this program-specific 
assurance. The assurance must state that, if awarded, the project will 
not serve those schools or sub-regions served by the first SS/HS 
project. Applications from prior SS/HS grant recipients (or from a 
consortium that includes an LEA that has previously received SS/HS 
funds or services) that do not include the program-specific assurance 
will be rejected and not considered for funding.
    (2) Funding Limits for Applicants. An applicant's request for 
funding must not exceed the following maximum amounts, based on student 
enrollment data, for any of the project's four 12-month budget periods: 
$2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 35,000 students; $1,500,000 for an 
LEA with at least 5,000 students but fewer than 35,000 students; and 
$750,000 for an LEA with fewer than 5,000 students. In applying these 
maximums, applicants must use the most recent student enrollment data 
from the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core 
of Data (CCD) as posted on the NCES Web site. In the case of consortium 
applicants, the maximum funding request is based on the combined 
student enrollment data for the participating LEAs. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools that are not 
included in the NCES database and request grant funds that exceed 
$750,000 for any of the project's four 12-month budget periods must 
provide documentation of enrollment data.
    (3) Preliminary Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Each applicant must 
include in its application a preliminary MOA that is signed by the 
authorized representatives of the LEA, the local juvenile justice 
agency, the local law enforcement agency, and the local public mental 
health authority--the required SS/HS partners. For consortium 
applicants, the preliminary MOA must be signed by the authorized 
representatives of each member LEA and by the authorized 
representatives of each corresponding required SS/HS partner for each 
member LEA. Additionally, the preliminary MOA must:
    (a) Include information that supports the selection of each 
identified SS/HS required partner that has signed the preliminary MOA;
    (b) Demonstrate the support and commitment of the required SS/HS 
partners to implement and sustain the project if funded;
    (c) Name a core management team of senior representatives from the 
required partners, and clearly define how each member of the team will 
support the project director in the day-to-day management of the 
project;
    (d) Describe how multiple and diverse sectors of the community, 
including parents and students, have been and will continue to be 
involved in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of 
the project; and
    (e) Include, as an attachment, a logic model (a graphic 
representation of the project in chart format) that identifies needs or 
gaps and connects those needs or gaps with corresponding project goals, 
objectives, activities, partners' roles, outcomes, and outcome measures 
for each of the SS/HS elements.
    Applications that do not include the preliminary MOA signed by the 
authorized representatives of each of the required SS/HS partners (the 
LEA, the local juvenile justice agency, the local law enforcement 
agency, and the local public mental health authority) and the logic 
model will be rejected and not considered for funding.
    (4) Final MOA. If funded, grant recipients must complete a final 
MOA. The final MOA must be signed by the authorized representatives of 
the LEA, the local juvenile justice agency, the local law enforcement 
agency, and the local public mental health authority--the required SS/
HS partners. For consortium applicants, the final MOA must be signed by 
the authorized representative for each member LEA and the authorized 
representative for each of the corresponding required SS/HS partners 
for each member LEA. The final MOA must also include the following:
    (a) Information that supports the selection of each identified SS/
HS required partner that has signed the final MOA;
    (b) Any needed revisions to the statement of support and commitment 
for each of the required SS/HS partners to implement and sustain the 
project;
    (c) A final roster of the core management team of senior 
representatives from the required SS/HS partners that clearly defines 
how each member of the team will support the project director in the 
day-to-day management of the project;
    (d) Any needed revisions to the process for involving multiple and 
diverse sectors of the community in the implementation and continuous 
improvement of the project;
    (e) A final logic model that identifies needs or gaps and connects 
those needs or gaps with corresponding project goals, objectives, 
activities, partners' roles, outcomes, and outcome measures for each of 
the SS/HS elements;
    (f) A description of each partner's financial responsibility for 
the services that it will provide, along with the conditions and terms 
of responsibility for those services, including the quality, 
accountability, and coordination of services as they relate to 
achieving the goals, objectives, and outcomes of the project;
    (g) A description of the procedures to be used for referral, 
treatment, and follow-up for children and adolescents in need of mental 
health services and an assurance that the local public mental health 
authority will provide administrative control and/or oversight of the 
delivery of mental health services; and
    (h) Any other necessary revisions to information furnished in the 
preliminary MOA.
    Program Authority: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act 
(20 U.S.C. 7131); Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290aa); and 
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. 
5614(b)(4)(e) and 5781 et seq.).
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 84, 85, 97, 98, 99, and 299. (b) The notice of final priorities, 
requirements, selection criteria, and definitions published in the 
Federal Register on May 10, 2007 (72 FR 26692). (c) The notice of final 
eligibility requirement published in the Federal Register on December 
4, 2006 (71 FR 70369).


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    Note: The regulations in 34 part 79 apply to all applicants 
except federally recognized Indian tribes.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $72,000,000.
    Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of 
applications, we may make additional awards later in FY 2008 and in FY 
2009 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition.
    Estimated Range of Awards: Up to $750,000 for an LEA with fewer 
than 5,000 students; up to $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 
students but fewer than 35,000 students; and up to $2,250,000 for an 
LEA with at least 35,000 students.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $750,000 for an LEA with fewer 
than 5,000 students; $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 students 
but fewer than 35,000 students; and $2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 
35,000 students.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $750,000 for an LEA with fewer 
than 5,000 students; $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 students 
but fewer than 35,000 students; and $2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 
35,000 students.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 55.

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

    Project Period: Up to 48 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: LEAs, including charter schools that are 
considered LEAs under State law, and consortia of LEAs.

    Note: The Secretary limits eligibility under the SS/HS grant 
program competition (CFDA Number 84.184L) to applicants that do not 
currently have an active grant under this grant 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. This eligibility requirement is from 
the notice of final eligibility requirement published in the Federal 
Register on December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369).

    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not require cost 
sharing or matching.
    3. Other: (a) Participation by Private School Children and 
Teachers. Section 9501 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
1965, as amended (ESEA), requires that LEAs or other entities receiving 
funds under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act provide 
for the equitable participation of private school children, their 
teachers, and other educational personnel in private schools located in 
areas served by the grant recipient. In order to ensure that grant 
program activities, curricula, programs, and services address the needs 
of private school children, LEAs must engage in timely and meaningful 
consultation with private school officials during the design and 
development of the program. This consultation must take place before 
any decision is made that affects the opportunities of eligible private 
school children, teachers, and other educational personnel to 
participate.
    Administrative direction and control over grant funds must remain 
with the grantee.
    (b) Maintenance of Effort. Section 9521 of the ESEA provides that 
LEAs may receive a grant only if the State educational agency finds 
that either the combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate 
expenditures of the LEA and the State with respect to the provision of 
free public education by the LEA for the preceding fiscal year was not 
less than 90 percent of the combined fiscal effort or aggregate 
expenditures for the second preceding fiscal year.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address To Request Application Package: You can obtain an 
application package via the Internet, from the Education Publications 
Center (ED Pubs), or from the program office. To obtain a copy via the 
Internet, use the following address: http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/
apply/grantapps/index.html.
    To obtain a copy from ED Pubs, write, fax, or call the following: 
Education Publications Center, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. 
Telephone, toll free: 1-877-433-7827. FAX: (301) 470-1244. If you use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call, toll free: 1-877-
576-7734.
    You can contact ED Pubs at its Web site, also: http://www.ed.gov/
pubs/edpubs.html or at its e-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA number 84.184L.
    To obtain a copy from the program office, contact: Karen Dorsey, 
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E336, 
Washington, DC 20202-6450. Telephone: (202) 708-4674 or by e-mail: 
karen.dorsey@ed.gov.
    If you use TDD, call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 
1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can 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 in this section.
    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 application narrative is where you, the applicant, 
address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your 
application. You must limit the application narrative to the equivalent 
of no more than 40 pages, using the following standards:
     A page is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' margins 
at the top, bottom, and both sides.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application narrative. Titles, headings, footnotes, 
quotations, references, and captions, as well as text in charts, 
tables, figures, and graphs, can be single spaced.
     Use a font that is either 12 point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
     Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, 
Courier New, or Arial.
     Number all pages consecutively using the style 1 of 40, 2 
of 40, and so forth.
     Include a Table of Contents with page references. The 40-
page limit does not apply to the Table of Contents.
    Our reviewers will not read any pages of the narrative portion of 
your application that exceed the page limit if you apply these 
standards; or exceed the equivalent of the page limit if you apply 
other standards.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: January 24, 2008.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 14, 2008.
    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 in 
paper format 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

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CONTACT in section VII in this notice. If the Department provides an 
accommodation or auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability in 
connection with the application process, the individual's application 
remains subject to all other requirements and limitations in this 
notice.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 13, 2008.
    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:
    (1) No less than seven percent of a grantee's budget for each year 
must be used to support costs associated with local evaluation 
activities.
    (2) No more than 10 percent of the total budget for each project 
year may be used to support costs associated with security equipment, 
security personnel, and minor remodeling of school facilities to 
improve school safety.
    (3) We reference additional regulations outlining funding 
restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section in 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 Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program, CFDA Number 84.184L, 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 Safe 
Schools/Healthy Students Program 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 84.184L).
    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); (2) registering yourself 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, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726. You must

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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 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII in this notice 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 84.184L), 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 
84.184L), 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 84.184L), 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 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 competition 
are from the notice of final priorities, requirements, selection 
criteria, and definitions published in the Federal Register on May 10, 
2007 (72 FR 26692) and are listed in the application package.
    2. Review and Selection Process: Additional factors we consider in 
selecting an application for an award are as follows: (1) Geographic 
distribution; and (2) diversity of activities addressed by the 
projects.

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 notify you informally, also.
    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 in this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section in 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: Semi-annual and annual performance reports are 
required for each of the project's four 12-month performance periods in 
accordance with 34 CFR 75.720(c). At the end of your project period, 
you must submit a final performance report, including financial 
information, as directed by the Secretary. For specific requirements on 
reporting, please go to http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/
appforms.html.
    4. Performance Measures: The Department has established the 
following Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) 
performance measures for the SS/HS program:
    (1) Student Victimization/Perception of School Safety.
    (a) Percentage of grantees that experience a decrease in students 
who did not go to school on 1 or more days during the past 30 days 
because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to and from school.
    (b) Percentage of grantees that experience a decrease in students 
who have been in a physical fight on school property in the 12 months 
prior to the survey.
    (2) Student Substance Use/Abuse.
    (a) Percentage of grantees that report a decrease in students who 
report current (30-day) marijuana use.

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    (b) Percentage of grantees that report a decrease in students who 
report current (30-day) alcohol use.
    (3) Mental Health Services Provided
    (a) Percentage of grantees that report an increase in the number of 
students receiving school-based mental health services.
    (b) Percentage of grantees that report an increase in the 
percentage of mental health referrals for students that result in 
mental health services being provided in the community.
    These measures constitute the Department's indicators of success 
for this program. Consequently, we advise an applicant for a grant 
under this program to give careful consideration to these measures in 
conceptualizing the approach and evaluation for its proposed project. 
Each grantee will be required to provide, in its annual performance and 
final reports, data about its progress in meeting these measures.

VII. Agency Contacts

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Dorsey, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E336, Washington, DC 20202-
6450. Telephone: (202) 708-4674 or by e-mail: karen.dorsey@ed.gov.
    If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

VIII. Other Information

    Alternative Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document and a copy of the application package 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 in section VII in this notice.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You can 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 
sites: http://www.ed.gov/programs/dvpsafeschools/applicant.html, http:/
/www.sshs.samhsa.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: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
nara/index.html.


    Dated: January 18, 2008.
Deborah A. Price,
Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
[FR Doc. E8-1208 Filed 1-23-08; 8:45 am]
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