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Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 62968 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 22, 2008 / Notices Affected Public: Federal Government; Business or other for-profit; Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Gov’t. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 60. Burden Hours: 19,500. Abstract: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, signed on December 3, 2004, became PL 108–446. In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), not later than one year after the date of enactment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, each State must have in place a performance plan that evaluates the State’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B and describe how the State will improve such implementation. This plan is called the Part B State Performance Plan (Part B— SPP). In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(2)(C)(ii) the State shall report annually to the public on the performance of each local educational agency located in the State on the targets in the State’s performance plan. The State also shall report annually to the Secretary on the performance of the State under the State’s performance plan. This report is called the Part B Annual Performance Report (Part B— APR). Information Collection 1820–0624 corresponds to 34 CFR 300.600– 300.602. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3870. 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. E8–25134 Filed 10–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Oct 21, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of dates of submission of State revenue and expenditure reports for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and of revisions to those reports. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary announces dates for the submission by State educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for FY 2008. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Bureau of the Census (Bureau of the Census) is the data collection agent for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2010 appropriated funds. DATES: The date on which submissions will first be accepted is March 16, 2009. The mandatory deadline for the final submission of all data, including any revisions to previously submitted data, is September 8, 2009. Addresses and Submission Information: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 to: Bureau of the Census, ATTENTION: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233–6800. SEAs may submit data via the World Wide Web using the interactive survey form at http://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ ccdnpefs. If the Web form is used, it includes a digital confirmation page where a pin number may be entered. A successful entry of the pin number serves as a signature by the authorizing official. A certification form also may be printed from the Web site, and signed by the authorizing official and mailed to the Governments Division of the Bureau of the Census, at the address listed in the previous paragraph. This signed form must be mailed within five business days of Web form data submission. Alternatively, SEAs may hand deliver submissions by 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to: Governments Division, Bureau of the Census, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746. If an SEA’s submission is received by the Bureau of the Census after September 8, 2009, in order for the submission to be accepted, the SEA must show one of the following as proof PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that the submission was mailed on or before the mandatory deadline date: 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. If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the Secretary does 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. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check with its local post office. Ms. Terri Kennerly, Chief, Bureau of the Census, Attention: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233–6800. Telephone: (301) 763–1559. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20208– 5651. Telephone: (202) 502–7362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of section 153(a)(1)(I) of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, 20 U.S.C. 9543, which authorizes NCES to gather data on the financing of education, NCES collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. The report from SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data from which NCES determines the average State per-pupil expenditure (SPPE) for elementary and secondary education, as defined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7801(2)). In addition to utilizing the SPPE data as general information on the financing of elementary and secondary education, the Secretary uses these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula grant programs, including Title I, Part A of the ESEA, Impact Aid, and Indian Education programs. Other programs, such as the Educational Technology State Grants program (Title II, Part D of the ESEA), the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program under Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the Teacher FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 22, 2008 / Notices Quality State Grants program (Title II, Part A of the ESEA), and the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program (Title IV, Part A of the ESEA), make use of SPPE data indirectly because their formulas are based, in whole or in part, on State Title I, Part A allocations. In January 2009, the Bureau of the Census, acting as the data collection agent for NCES, will e-mail to SEAs ED Form 2447 with instructions and request that SEAs submit data to the Bureau of the Census on March 16, 2009, or as soon as possible thereafter. SEAs are urged to submit accurate and complete data on March 16, or as soon as possible thereafter, to facilitate timely processing. Submissions by SEAs to the Bureau of the Census will be checked for accuracy and returned to each SEA for verification. All data, including any revisions, must be submitted to the Bureau of the Census by an SEA not later than September 8, 2009. Having accurate and consistent information on time is critical to an efficient and fair allocation process and to the NCES statistical process. To ensure timely distribution of Federal education funds based on the best, most accurate data available, NCES establishes, for allocation purposes, September 8, 2009, as the final date by which the NPEFS Web form or ED Form 2447 must be submitted. If an SEA submits revised data after the final deadline that results in a lower SPPE figure, its allocations may be adjusted downward or the Department may request the SEA to return funds. SEAs should be aware that all of these data are subject to audit and that, if any inaccuracies are discovered in the audit process, the Department may seek recovery of overpayments for the applicable programs. If an SEA submits revised data after September 8, 2009, the data also may be too late to be included in the final NCES published dataset. Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Oct 21, 2008 Jkt 217001 of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 9543. Dated: October 17, 2008. Grover J. Whitehurst, Director, Institute of Education Sciences. [FR Doc. E8–25185 Filed 10–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information: Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowship Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.019A. DATES: Applications Available: October 22, 2008. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 3, 2008. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The FulbrightHays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program offers opportunities to faculty of Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to engage in research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Priorities: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii), this priority is from the regulations for this program (34 CFR 663.21(d)). Absolute Priority: For FY 2009, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: A research project that focuses on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Please note that applications that propose projects focused on Western Europe are not eligible. Within this absolute priority, we give competitive preference to applications that address the following priority. Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2009, this priority is a competitive preference priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105 (c)(2)(i) and 34 CFR 663.21(d), we award an additional five (5) points to an application that meets this priority. This priority is: Projects that focus on any of the seventy-eight (78) languages deemed PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62969 critical on the U.S. Department of Education’s list of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). The LCTL list includes the following languages: Akan (Twi-Fante), Albanian, Amharic, Arabic (all dialects), Armenian, Azeri (Azerbaijani), Balochi, Bamanakan (Bamana, Bambara, Mandikan, Mandingo, Maninka, Dyula), Belarusian, Bengali (Bangla), Berber (all languages), Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cebuano (Visayan), Chechen, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Gan), Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Min), Chinese (Wu), Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Georgian, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Igbo, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khmer (Cambodian), Kirghiz, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Malay (Bahasa Melayu or Malaysian), Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Oromo, Panjabi, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (all varieties), Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala (Sinhalese), Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur/Uigur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, and Zulu. Program Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2452(b)(6). Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 663. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to IHEs only. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants redistributed as fellowships to individual beneficiaries. Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $13,372,000 for the International Education and Foreign Language Studies Overseas programs for FY 2009, of which we propose to allocate $1,395,000 for new awards for this program. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final Congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Estimated Range of Fellowship Awards: $25,000–$115,000. Estimated Average Size of Fellowship Awards: $70,000. Estimated Number of Fellowship Awards: 23. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of 
Education Sciences, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of dates of submission of State revenue and expenditure 
reports for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and of revisions to those reports.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces dates for the submission by State 
educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average 
daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public 
Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for FY 2008. The Secretary sets 
these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for 
timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Bureau of the Census 
(Bureau of the Census) is the data collection agent for the National 
Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by 
NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of 
allocations for FY 2010 appropriated funds.

DATES: The date on which submissions will first be accepted is March 
16, 2009. The mandatory deadline for the final submission of all data, 
including any revisions to previously submitted data, is September 8, 
2009.
    Addresses and Submission Information: SEAs may mail ED Form 2447 
to: Bureau of the Census, ATTENTION: Governments Division, Washington, 
DC 20233-6800.
    SEAs may submit data via the World Wide Web using the interactive 
survey form at http://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ccdnpefs. If the Web form is 
used, it includes a digital confirmation page where a pin number may be 
entered. A successful entry of the pin number serves as a signature by 
the authorizing official. A certification form also may be printed from 
the Web site, and signed by the authorizing official and mailed to the 
Governments Division of the Bureau of the Census, at the address listed 
in the previous paragraph. This signed form must be mailed within five 
business days of Web form data submission.
    Alternatively, SEAs may hand deliver submissions by 4:00 p.m. 
(Eastern Time) to: Governments Division, Bureau of the Census, 4600 
Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746.
    If an SEA's submission is received by the Bureau of the Census 
after September 8, 2009, in order for the submission to be accepted, 
the SEA must show one of the following as proof that the submission was 
mailed on or before the mandatory deadline date:
    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.
    If the SEA mails ED Form 2447 through the U.S. Postal Service, the 
Secretary does 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.

    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, an SEA should check with 
its local post office.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Terri Kennerly, Chief, Bureau of 
the Census, Attention: Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233-6800. 
Telephone: (301) 763-1559. If you use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-
877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education 
Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of 
Education, Washington, DC 20208-5651. Telephone: (202) 502-7362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of section 153(a)(1)(I) 
of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, 20 U.S.C. 9543, which 
authorizes NCES to gather data on the financing of education, NCES 
collects data annually from SEAs through ED Form 2447. The report from 
SEAs includes attendance, revenue, and expenditure data from which NCES 
determines the average State per-pupil expenditure (SPPE) for 
elementary and secondary education, as defined in the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7801(2)).
    In addition to utilizing the SPPE data as general information on 
the financing of elementary and secondary education, the Secretary uses 
these data directly in calculating allocations for certain formula 
grant programs, including Title I, Part A of the ESEA, Impact Aid, and 
Indian Education programs. Other programs, such as the Educational 
Technology State Grants program (Title II, Part D of the ESEA), the 
Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program under Title VII of 
the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the Teacher

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Quality State Grants program (Title II, Part A of the ESEA), and the 
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program (Title IV, Part A of 
the ESEA), make use of SPPE data indirectly because their formulas are 
based, in whole or in part, on State Title I, Part A allocations.
    In January 2009, the Bureau of the Census, acting as the data 
collection agent for NCES, will e-mail to SEAs ED Form 2447 with 
instructions and request that SEAs submit data to the Bureau of the 
Census on March 16, 2009, or as soon as possible thereafter. SEAs are 
urged to submit accurate and complete data on March 16, or as soon as 
possible thereafter, to facilitate timely processing. Submissions by 
SEAs to the Bureau of the Census will be checked for accuracy and 
returned to each SEA for verification. All data, including any 
revisions, must be submitted to the Bureau of the Census by an SEA not 
later than September 8, 2009.
    Having accurate and consistent information on time is critical to 
an efficient and fair allocation process and to the NCES statistical 
process. To ensure timely distribution of Federal education funds based 
on the best, most accurate data available, NCES establishes, for 
allocation purposes, September 8, 2009, as the final date by which the 
NPEFS Web form or ED Form 2447 must be submitted. If an SEA submits 
revised data after the final deadline that results in a lower SPPE 
figure, its allocations may be adjusted downward or the Department may 
request the SEA to return funds. SEAs should be aware that all of these 
data are subject to audit and that, if any inaccuracies are discovered 
in the audit process, the Department may seek recovery of overpayments 
for the applicable programs. If an SEA submits revised data after 
September 8, 2009, the data also may be too late to be included in the 
final NCES published dataset.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in 
the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.

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


    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 9543.

    Dated: October 17, 2008.
Grover J. Whitehurst,
Director, Institute of Education Sciences.
[FR Doc. E8-25185 Filed 10-21-08; 8:45 am]
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