Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) Programs for Native Hawaiians; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards Using Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Funds, 4025-4028 [E9-1194]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 13 / Thursday, January 22, 2009 / Notices deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants except federally recognized Indian tribes. [FR Doc. E9–1145 Filed 1–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher education only. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION II. Award Information Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Safe and DrugFree Schools and Communities (SDFSC) Programs for Native Hawaiians; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards Using Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Funds Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.186C. DATES: Applications Available: January 22, 2009. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 9, 2009. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 7, 2009. Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: $579,518. Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, we may make additional awards later in FY 2009 and in FY 2010 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition. Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000–$300,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $289,759. Estimated Number of Awards: 2. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 60 months. rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES Full Text of Announcement III. Eligibility Information I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians awards grants to organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians to plan, conduct, and administer programs to prevent or reduce violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency. Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority is from sections 4115(b)(1)(C)(i) and 4117(c)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7115 and 7117). Absolute Priority: For FY 2009 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: Projects to plan, conduct, and administer programs for Native Hawaiian youth to prevent or reduce violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency. Definition: The following definition is from section 4117(b) of the ESEA and applies to this competition: Native Hawaiian means any individual any of whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7117. Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, 99, and 299. 1. Eligible Applicants: Organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians for the benefit of Native Hawaiians. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:47 Jan 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 Note: In accordance with section 4117(b) of the ESEA, Native Hawaiian means any individual any of whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not require cost sharing or matching. 3. Other: a. Equitable Participation by Private School Children and Teachers: Section 9501 of the (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7881), requires that State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (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 address the needs of private school children, applicants 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. In order to ensure equitable participation of private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel, an applicant must consult with private school officials on PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4025 preventing or reducing violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency, and related issues for private schools in the applicant’s service area. b. Principles of Effectiveness: Programs, activities, and strategies implemented with funds awarded under this competition must meet the requirements of the principles of effectiveness described in section 4115(a) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7115(a)). c. Maintenance of Effort: Section 9521 of the ESEA requires that LEAs may receive a grant only if the SEA finds that 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 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 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 the program office, contact: Pat Rattler, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 10073, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), Washington, DC 20202–4260. Telephone: (202) 245–7893 or by e-mail: pat.rattler@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (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 accessible format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact person 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. 3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: January 22, 2009. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 9, 2009. 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 E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES 4026 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 13 / Thursday, January 22, 2009 / Notices electronically, or in paper format by mail or hand delivery, please refer to section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements of 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 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 7, 2009. 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: We reference 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. We are participating as a partner in the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site. The SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians competition, CFDA Number 84.186C, 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 SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians competition 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 84.186, not 84.186C). Please note the following: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:47 Jan 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 • 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 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as otherwise noted in this section, we will not accept your application if it is received—that is, date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system—after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. 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 4:30:00 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.gov RegistrationBrochure.pdf). You also must provide on your application the same D-U-N-S Number used with this PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. • 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 obtain a Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it. If you are prevented from electronically submitting your E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 13 / Thursday, January 22, 2009 / Notices application on the application deadline date because of technical problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension until 4:30:00 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 4:30:00 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 4:30:00 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. rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES 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 following address: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.186C), LBJ Basement Level 1, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202–4260. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:47 Jan 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 84.186C), 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 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 Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition are from 34 CFR 75.210 and are listed in the application package. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4027 requirements in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section of 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: At the end of your project period, you must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an annual performance report that provides the most current performance and financial expenditures information as directed by the Secretary under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, please go to http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ appforms/appforms.html. 4. Performance Measures: The Secretary has established the following key performance measures for assessing the effectiveness of SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians: (1) The percentage of students annually served by the grant who show a decrease in violent or disruptive behavior, or delinquency; and (2) The percentage of students annually served by the Grant who show a decrease in the use of illegal drugs. 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 and final performance reports data about its progress in meeting these measures. VII. Agency Contacts For Further Information Contact: Pat Rattler, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 10073, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), Washington, DC 20202–4260. Telephone: (202) 245–7893 or by e-mail: pat.rattler@ed.gov. If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. VIII. Other Information Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 4028 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 13 / Thursday, January 22, 2009 / Notices 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. 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 14, 2009. Deborah A. Price, Assistant Deputy Secretary For Safe and Drug-Free Schools. [FR Doc. E9–1194 Filed 1–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 618–182] Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES January 13, 2009. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Request for Temporary Variance of Minimum Flow Requirement. b. Project No.: 618–182. c. Date Filed: January 8, 2009. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Jordan Dam. f. Location: On the Coosa River, in Elmore, Chilton, and Coosa Counties, Alabama. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Barry Lovett, Alabama Power Company, 600 N. 18th Street, P.O. Box 2641, Birmingham, AL 35291, (205) 257–1258. i. FERC Contact: Peter Yarrington, peter.yarrington@ferc.gov, (202) 502– 6129. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:47 Jan 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene and protests: January 28, 2009. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. k. Description of Request: Alabama Power Company (APC) is requesting a temporary variance of the Jordan Dam Project’s minimum flow requirements due to continuing drought conditions in the southeast, and to ensure, to the extent possible, that there will be sufficient water available in the Coosa River to support both reservoir and downstream environmental, municipal and industrial water supply and navigation needs. The project license requires, from July 1 through March 31, a continuous minimum base flow of 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), regardless of inflow. Beginning April 1, a continuous minimum base flow of 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) is required for 18 hours per day, with a pulse flow release for 6 hours per day. During June, flows are ramped back down in daily increments to a continuous 2,000 cfs. APC is requesting a variance to release from Jordan Dam no less than a continuous flow of 2,000 cfs, ± 5 percent, from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. The licensee indicates that, in 2009, it would be its intent to provide flows as close to normal operation as possible, while maintaining flexibility to adjust to changing drought conditions. Any adjustments that were to involve reductions in flow releases would be performed by ramping down flows by no more than 66.7 cfs per day. The licensee is also proposing to facilitate conference calls with the resource agencies to discuss project flow releases and operations, to address droughtrelated issues, and to coordinate with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in conducting any appropriate monitoring of the federally-listed Tulotoma PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 magnifica snail population below the dam. APC would also provide appropriate notice to the public of periods in which flows below the dam may be modified. l. Location of the Application: The filing is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426 or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (P–618) in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. p. Agency Comments: Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. q. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(I)(iii) and the E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Safe 
and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) Programs for Native 
Hawaiians; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards Using Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2008 Funds

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.186C.

DATES: Applications Available: January 22, 2009.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 9, 2009.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 7, 2009.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians awards 
grants to organizations primarily serving and representing Native 
Hawaiians to plan, conduct, and administer programs to prevent or 
reduce violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, 
or delinquency.
    Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority 
is from sections 4115(b)(1)(C)(i) and 4117(c)(1) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7115 and 
7117).
    Absolute Priority: For FY 2009 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:
    Projects to plan, conduct, and administer programs for Native 
Hawaiian youth to prevent or reduce violence, the use, possession and 
distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency.
    Definition: The following definition is from section 4117(b) of the 
ESEA and applies to this competition:
    Native Hawaiian means any individual any of whose ancestors were 
natives, prior to 1778, of the area that now comprises the State of 
Hawaii.
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7117.
    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, 99, and 299.

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


    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of 
higher education only.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $579,518.
    Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of 
applications, we may make additional awards later in FY 2009 and in FY 
2010 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000-$300,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $289,759.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 2.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: Organizations primarily serving and 
representing Native Hawaiians for the benefit of Native Hawaiians.

    Note: In accordance with section 4117(b) of the ESEA, Native 
Hawaiian means any individual any of whose ancestors were natives, 
prior to 1778, of the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii.

    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not require cost 
sharing or matching.
    3. Other: a. Equitable Participation by Private School Children and 
Teachers: Section 9501 of the (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7881), requires that 
State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (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 address the needs of 
private school children, applicants 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.
    In order to ensure equitable participation of private school 
children, teachers, and other educational personnel, an applicant must 
consult with private school officials on preventing or reducing 
violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or 
delinquency, and related issues for private schools in the applicant's 
service area.
    b. Principles of Effectiveness: Programs, activities, and 
strategies implemented with funds awarded under this competition must 
meet the requirements of the principles of effectiveness described in 
section 4115(a) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7115(a)).
    c. Maintenance of Effort: Section 9521 of the ESEA requires that 
LEAs may receive a grant only if the SEA finds that 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 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 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 
the program office, contact: Pat Rattler, U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 10073, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), 
Washington, DC 20202-4260. Telephone: (202) 245-7893 or by e-mail: 
pat.rattler@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (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 accessible format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, 
or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact person 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.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: January 22, 2009.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 9, 2009.
    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

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electronically, or in paper format by mail or hand delivery, please 
refer to section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements of 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 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 7, 2009.
    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: We reference 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. We are participating as a 
partner in the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site. The SDFSC Programs 
for Native Hawaiians competition, CFDA Number 84.186C, 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 SDFSC 
Programs for Native Hawaiians competition 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 84.186, not 84.186C).
    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 4:30:00 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as 
otherwise noted in this section, we will not accept your application if 
it is received--that is, date and time stamped by the Grants.gov 
system--after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date. We do not consider an application that does not comply 
with the deadline requirements. 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 
4:30:00 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.
     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 obtain a 
Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.
    If you are prevented from electronically submitting your

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application on the application deadline date because of technical 
problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension 
until 4:30:00 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 4:30:00 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 4:30:00 
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 following address: 
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number 84.186C), LBJ Basement Level 1, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    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 
84.186C), 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center Plaza, 
Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily 
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 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

    Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition are 
from 34 CFR 75.210 and are listed in the application package.

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 of this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section of 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: At the end of your project period, you must submit a 
final performance report, including financial information, as directed 
by the Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an 
annual performance report that provides the most current performance 
and financial expenditures information as directed by the Secretary 
under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent 
performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements 
on reporting, please go to http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/
appforms.html.
    4. Performance Measures: The Secretary has established the 
following key performance measures for assessing the effectiveness of 
SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians:
    (1) The percentage of students annually served by the grant who 
show a decrease in violent or disruptive behavior, or delinquency; and
    (2) The percentage of students annually served by the Grant who 
show a decrease in the use of illegal drugs.
    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 and final 
performance reports data about its progress in meeting these measures.

VII. Agency Contacts

    For Further Information Contact: Pat Rattler, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 10073, Potomac Center Plaza 
(PCP), Washington, DC 20202-4260. Telephone: (202) 245-7893 or by e-
mail: pat.rattler@ed.gov.
    If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

VIII. Other Information

    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format 
(e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on 
request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER

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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.

    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 14, 2009.
Deborah A. Price,
Assistant Deputy Secretary For Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
[FR Doc. E9-1194 Filed 1-21-09; 8:45 am]
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