Small, Rural School Achievement Program, 32312-32313 [E8-12744]

Download as PDF 32312 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices 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. Dated: June 2, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Student Aid Type of Review: Extension. Title: Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) School Letter. Frequency: One time. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 500. Burden Hours: 125. Abstract: On March 4, 2008, a letter was sent via e-mail to 4,155 financial aid administrators at institutions that participate in the Federal Family Educational Loan Program. The purpose of the letter is to inform the financial aid administrators that the Department of Education is monitoring the current uncertainty in the credit markets and the impact of that uncertainty on student loan programs. The letter invites the financial aid administrator to provide the Department with any information he or she has related to any lender that plans to reduce, suspend, or discontinue making student loans. The letter requests this information for both federal and non-federal student loans. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jun 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 The Department uses the information received from the financial aid administrators to prepare an analysis and summary for presentation to the Secretary. The Secretary continues to use the information to make her decisions related to ensuring the continued availability of educational loans for students and their families. 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 3657. 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., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202–401–0920. 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. [FR Doc. E8–12686 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Small, Rural School Achievement Program Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice announcing application deadline. AGENCY: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 84.358A. SUMMARY: Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline for submission of fiscal year (FY) 2008 SRSA grant applications. An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application must do so electronically by the deadline in this notice. If it submits its application after this deadline, the LEA will receive a grant award only to the extent that funds are available after the Department PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 awards grants to other eligible LEAs under the program. Application Deadline: June 30, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Washington, DC time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Which LEAs Are Eligible for an Award Under the SRSA Program? An LEA is eligible for an award under the SRSA program if— (a) The total number of students in average daily attendance at all of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600, or each county in which a school served by the LEA is located has a total population density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and (b) All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale code of 7 or 8 by the Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (using the NCES school locale methodology in place at the time of NCLB’s enactment), or the Secretary has determined, based on a demonstration by the LEA and concurrence of the SEA, that the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a governmental agency of the State. Which Eligible LEAs Must Submit an Application To Receive a FY 2008 SRSA Grant Award? An eligible LEA must submit an application to receive a FY 2008 SRSA grant award if it falls under any of the following categories: 1. The LEA never submitted an application for SRSA funds in any prior year; 2. The LEA received an SRSA grant award for FY 2005 and, as of February 15, 2008, had not drawn down from the Department’s Grant Administration and Payment System any of its FY 2005 SRSA funds; or 3. The LEA received an SRSA grant award for FY 2006 and, as of March 31, 2008, had not drawn down from the Department’s Grant Administration and Payment System any of its FY 2006 SRSA funds. Under the regulations in 34 CFR 75.104(a), the Secretary makes grants only to an eligible party that submits an application. Given the limited purpose served by the application under the SRSA program, the Secretary considers the application requirement to be met if the LEA submitted an SRSA application for any prior year and does not fall under any of the categories listed above requiring the submission of a new application. In this circumstance, unless the LEA advises the Secretary by the application deadline that it is withdrawing its application, the Secretary deems the application that the LEA previously submitted to remain in E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES effect for FY 2008 funding, and the LEA does not have to submit an additional application. We intend to provide, by May 23, 2008, a list of LEAs eligible for FY 2008 funds on the Department’s Web site at http://www.ed.gov/programs/reapsrsa/ index.html under the ‘‘Eligibility’’ hyperlink. The Web site will also indicate which of these eligible LEAs must submit a new application to the Department to receive their FY 2008 SRSA grant award, and which eligible LEAs are considered already to have met the application requirement. Eligible LEAs that must submit a new application in order to receive FY 2008 SRSA funds must do so electronically by the deadline established in this notice. Electronic Submission of Applications An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application to receive FY 2008 SRSA funds must submit an electronic application by June 30, 2008, 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time. Submission of an electronic application involves the use of the Department’s Electronic Grant Application System (eApplication) available through the Department’s e-GRANTS system. You can access the electronic application for the SRSA Program at: http://e-grants.ed.gov. Once you access this site, you will receive specific instructions regarding the information to include in your application. The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are 6 a.m. Monday until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. Thursday until midnight, Saturday (Washington, DC time). Please note that the system is unavailable on Sundays, Federal holidays, and after 7 p.m. on Wednesdays for maintenance (Washington, DC time). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eric Schulz, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E108, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 401–0039 or via Internet: reap@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the FRS at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this notice 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. Electronic Access to This Document: You can view this document, as well as other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jun 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 version 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. 7345–7345b. Dated: June 3, 2008. Kerri L. Briggs, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. E8–12744 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension Department of Energy. Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a threeyear extension of its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), OMB Control Number 1910–5127. The Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a formula grant program. DOE has developed four forms designed to reduce the length of time to input information and provide a consistent format for all States to submit as part of their State Application and Plan process. This activity will benefit the program and State because all forms are in electronic format that will populate a database for program information. The program information captured will be used to provide the most current program information for budget, congressional and public inquiries to the program. The forms will be used as part of the Grants.gov process. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before July 7, 2008. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32313 time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202–395–4650. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; and Elnora Long, EE–2K, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585–1290, Fax #: (202) 586–1233, elnora.long@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elnora Long, EE–2K, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585–1290, Fax #: (202) 586–1233, elnora.long@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–5127; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Weatherization Assistance Program; (3) Purpose: The Weatherization Assistance Program provides grants to States, the District of Columbia and Native American Tribes annually; (4) Estimated Number of Respondents: 52 (Fifty Two) States and Territories; (5) Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3 hours per respondent; (6) Number of Collections: The information collection request contains 3 information and/or recordkeeping requirements. Statutory Authority: 10 CFR part 440 Issued in Washington, DC, on June 2, 2008. Alexander A. Karsner, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. E8–12678 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension Department of Energy. Submission for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review; comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three- E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 110 (Friday, June 6, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32312-32313]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-12744]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Small, Rural School Achievement Program

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice announcing application deadline.

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    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 84.358A.

SUMMARY: Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program, the 
U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula 
basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the 
unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish 
the deadline for submission of fiscal year (FY) 2008 SRSA grant 
applications.
    An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application must do 
so electronically by the deadline in this notice. If it submits its 
application after this deadline, the LEA will receive a grant award 
only to the extent that funds are available after the Department awards 
grants to other eligible LEAs under the program.
    Application Deadline: June 30, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Washington, DC time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Which LEAs Are Eligible for an Award Under the SRSA Program?

    An LEA is eligible for an award under the SRSA program if--
    (a) The total number of students in average daily attendance at all 
of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600, or each county in 
which a school served by the LEA is located has a total population 
density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and
    (b) All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a 
school locale code of 7 or 8 by the Department's National Center for 
Education Statistics (using the NCES school locale methodology in place 
at the time of NCLB's enactment), or the Secretary has determined, 
based on a demonstration by the LEA and concurrence of the SEA, that 
the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a governmental agency 
of the State.

Which Eligible LEAs Must Submit an Application To Receive a FY 2008 
SRSA Grant Award?

    An eligible LEA must submit an application to receive a FY 2008 
SRSA grant award if it falls under any of the following categories:
    1. The LEA never submitted an application for SRSA funds in any 
prior year;
    2. The LEA received an SRSA grant award for FY 2005 and, as of 
February 15, 2008, had not drawn down from the Department's Grant 
Administration and Payment System any of its FY 2005 SRSA funds; or
    3. The LEA received an SRSA grant award for FY 2006 and, as of 
March 31, 2008, had not drawn down from the Department's Grant 
Administration and Payment System any of its FY 2006 SRSA funds.
    Under the regulations in 34 CFR 75.104(a), the Secretary makes 
grants only to an eligible party that submits an application. Given the 
limited purpose served by the application under the SRSA program, the 
Secretary considers the application requirement to be met if the LEA 
submitted an SRSA application for any prior year and does not fall 
under any of the categories listed above requiring the submission of a 
new application. In this circumstance, unless the LEA advises the 
Secretary by the application deadline that it is withdrawing its 
application, the Secretary deems the application that the LEA 
previously submitted to remain in

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effect for FY 2008 funding, and the LEA does not have to submit an 
additional application.
    We intend to provide, by May 23, 2008, a list of LEAs eligible for 
FY 2008 funds on the Department's Web site at http://www.ed.gov/
programs/reapsrsa/index.html under the ``Eligibility'' hyperlink. The 
Web site will also indicate which of these eligible LEAs must submit a 
new application to the Department to receive their FY 2008 SRSA grant 
award, and which eligible LEAs are considered already to have met the 
application requirement.
    Eligible LEAs that must submit a new application in order to 
receive FY 2008 SRSA funds must do so electronically by the deadline 
established in this notice.

Electronic Submission of Applications

    An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application to 
receive FY 2008 SRSA funds must submit an electronic application by 
June 30, 2008, 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time. Submission of an 
electronic application involves the use of the Department's Electronic 
Grant Application System (e-Application) available through the 
Department's e-GRANTS system.
    You can access the electronic application for the SRSA Program at: 
http://e-grants.ed.gov.
    Once you access this site, you will receive specific instructions 
regarding the information to include in your application.
    The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are 6 a.m. 
Monday until 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 6 a.m. Thursday until midnight, 
Saturday (Washington, DC time). Please note that the system is 
unavailable on Sundays, Federal holidays, and after 7 p.m. on 
Wednesdays for maintenance (Washington, DC time).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eric Schulz, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E108, Washington, DC 20202. 
Telephone: (202) 401-0039 or via Internet: reap@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the FRS at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this notice 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.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You can view this document, as 
well as other Department of Education documents 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 version 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. 7345-7345b.

    Dated: June 3, 2008.
Kerri L. Briggs,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. E8-12744 Filed 6-5-08; 8:45 am]
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