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Download as PDF 65298 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 213 / Monday, November 3, 2008 / Notices Dated: October 28, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. AGENCY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 3, 2008. DATES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses electronically by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax to (202) 395–6974. 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The International Education Programs Service staff, other Department staff, as well as guest speakers, will present information about the purpose of the Title VI programs, the selection criteria used to evaluate grant applications, data collection and performance reporting requirements, evaluation, the peer review process, submitting applications on the Grants.gov Apply site, guidance for preparing the application narrative and budget, competition priorities, if any, and other technical assistance topics. Although the Department has not yet announced application deadline dates in the Federal Register, the Department is conducting this workshop to provide potential applicants with information they will need for preparing grant applications for competitions we expect to conduct for FY 2009 and FY 2010 new awards. Specific requirements for these competitions will be published in separate Federal Register notices. This notice announces the technical assistance workshop only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla White, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006–8521. Telephone: (202) 502–7631. E-mail: carla.white@ed.gov. 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, audio E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 213 / Monday, November 3, 2008 / Notices tape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Technical Assistance Workshop will be held at the following location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (800) 228–9290, Reservation Code: DOEO. The Technical Assistance Workshop will be held February 2–3, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration packets will be available Sunday, February 1, from 4 p.m.–6 p.m., and on Monday, February 2, from 8 a.m.–9 a.m. A registration fee is not required for this workshop; however, space is limited. Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel reservations. Please be advised that Title VI funds may not be used to attend this workshop. We encourage those who will be writing the grant application, collecting data for the application and performance reports, as well as those who will be submitting applications using the Grants.gov Apply site, to attend the workshop. We also encourage attendance from persons responsible for specific program areas such as evaluation, language assessment, outreach, and fellowships administration. The full agenda for this workshop will be posted at a later date at the following Web site: http://www.ed.gov/ope/iegps. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities Attending the Technical Assistance Workshop The technical assistance workshop site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the workshop (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternative format), notify the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least two weeks before the scheduled workshop date. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it. 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Oldham, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. E8–26164 Filed 10–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Standards Board Charter Renewal Election Assistance Commission. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the purpose of this notice is to announce that the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has renewed the charter for the Standards Board for a two-year period through October 27, 2010. The Standards Board is a Federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: Renewed through October 27, 2010. Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gineen Beach, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 566–3100. E-mail: havainfo@eac.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 213 (Monday, November 3, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA Nos: 84.015A, 84.015B, 84.220A, 84.229A, and 84.269A]


Office of Postsecondary Education, International Education 
Programs Service

ACTION: Notice Announcing the Technical Assistance Workshop for Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2009 Title VI Institute for International Public Policy 
Program and FY 2010 Title VI National Resource Centers Program, Foreign 
Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program, Centers for 
International Business Education Program, and Language Resource Centers 
Program.

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SUMMARY: The Department expects to hold competitions for grants under 
the above-referenced Title VI programs for FY 2009 and FY 2010. This 
notice provides information about a two-day technical assistance 
workshop to assist institutions of higher education interested in 
preparing grant applications for new awards under these programs. The 
International Education Programs Service staff, other Department staff, 
as well as guest speakers, will present information about the purpose 
of the Title VI programs, the selection criteria used to evaluate grant 
applications, data collection and performance reporting requirements, 
evaluation, the peer review process, submitting applications on the 
Grants.gov Apply site, guidance for preparing the application narrative 
and budget, competition priorities, if any, and other technical 
assistance topics.
    Although the Department has not yet announced application deadline 
dates in the Federal Register, the Department is conducting this 
workshop to provide potential applicants with information they will 
need for preparing grant applications for competitions we expect to 
conduct for FY 2009 and FY 2010 new awards. Specific requirements for 
these competitions will be published in separate Federal Register 
notices. This notice announces the technical assistance workshop only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla White, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: 
(202) 502-7631. E-mail: carla.white@ed.gov.
    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, audio

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tape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in 
this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Technical Assistance Workshop will be 
held at the following location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 
Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (800) 228-
9290, Reservation Code: DOEO.
    The Technical Assistance Workshop will be held February 2-3, 2009, 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration packets will be available Sunday, 
February 1, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., and on Monday, February 2, from 8 a.m.-
9 a.m. A registration fee is not required for this workshop; however, 
space is limited. Attendees are responsible for making their own travel 
and hotel reservations. Please be advised that Title VI funds may not 
be used to attend this workshop. We encourage those who will be writing 
the grant application, collecting data for the application and 
performance reports, as well as those who will be submitting 
applications using the Grants.gov Apply site, to attend the workshop. 
We also encourage attendance from persons responsible for specific 
program areas such as evaluation, language assessment, outreach, and 
fellowships administration.
    The full agenda for this workshop will be posted at a later date at 
the following Web site: http://www.ed.gov/ope/iegps.

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities Attending the Technical 
Assistance Workshop

    The technical assistance workshop site is accessible to individuals 
with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the workshop (e.g., interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternative format), notify the 
contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 
two weeks before the scheduled workshop date. Although we will attempt 
to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make 
available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of 
insufficient time to arrange it.
    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 any questions about using PDF, call the 
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; 
or, in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.


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


    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1121-1123(c), 1130-1131.

    Dated: October 29, 2008.
Cheryl A. Oldham,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
 [FR Doc. E8-26164 Filed 10-31-08; 8:45 am]
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