Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 3716-3717 [2010-1199]

Download as PDF 3716 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 14 / Friday, January 22, 2010 / Notices Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages; and a survey of LRC Summer workshop participants. Results from the three surveys will inform the writing of a final report determining the impact of the LRC program. 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 4172. 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 the Internet address 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. 2010–1198 Filed 1–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests. AGENCY: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by February 5, 2010. A regular clearance process is also beginning. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 23, 2010. ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:43 Jan 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget; 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. 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. ED 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 respondents, including through the use of information technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 15, 2010. Angela C. Arrington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Innovation and Improvement Type of Review: Emergency. Title: Open Innovation Web Portal. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) has developed a web-based platform, the Open Innovation Web Portal (Portal), to support communication and collaboration among a wide range of key education stakeholders, including practitioners, funders, and the general public. Once this platform goes on-line, it will allow geographically dispersed but like-minded entities to discover each other and work together to address some of the most intractable challenges in education. OII plans to promote this platform as a tool for use with the Investing in Innovation grant program (i3), which was established as the ‘‘Innovation Fund’’ in the ‘‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’’ (ARRA), signed into law by the President on February 17, 2009. Since passage of ARRA, the Department has worked with all possible speed to develop the i3 program, which will conduct three separate competitions. This new program will provide $650,000,000 in competitive grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), non-profit organizations working in collaboration with LEAs, or non-profit organizations working in collaboration with a consortium of schools. The Department must obligate funds to i3 grantees before the end of fiscal year 2010, September 30, 2010. The Department requests emergency approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) of the information collection request (ICR) for the Portal so that prospective applicants to the i3 competitions may use the Portal to identify partners, find matching funding, and improve the quality of their applications. Additional Information: Part of our intent in implementing the i3 program is to identify innovative new approaches proposed by individuals and organizations that have previously had limited experience in obtaining grants in the education sector yet have promising evidence-based ideas for improving American education. These applicants in particular face challenges in identifying schools or LEAs with which to partner given their limited experience in the field. Further, organizations without existing relationships in education may find it difficult to secure the private sector matching funds required of all grantees under ARRA. Receiving OMB’s approval on an emergency basis is thus essential to launching the Portal and supporting improved student achievement through school improvement and reform, one of the primary objectives of ARRA. Failure to approve this emergency request E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 14 / Friday, January 22, 2010 / Notices would cause substantial harm to precisely the applicants that the i3 program hopes to entice and as a direct result would negatively impact the schools and students who would benefit most from new and improved approaches to education. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits; Federal Government; Individuals or households; Not-forprofit-institutions; Private Sector; State, Local or Tribal Governments. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 4,850. Burden Hours: 63,050. 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 4204. 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 the Internet address 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. 2010–1199 Filed 1–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)—Special Focus Competition: United States (U.S.)Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.116M. Dates: Applications Available: January 22, 2010. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 25, 2010. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 25, 2010. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:43 Jan 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide grants or enter into cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education opportunities by focusing on problem areas in postsecondary education or approaches to improve postsecondary education. Priorities: This competition includes one absolute priority and one invitational priority. Absolute Priority: This priority is from the notice of final priorities for this program, published in the Federal Register on December 11, 2009 (74 FR 65764). For FY 2010 this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program (84.116M). This priority supports the formation of educational consortia of U.S. and Brazilian institutions. To meet this priority, the applicant must propose a project that supports cooperation in the coordination of curricula; the exchange of students, if pertinent to grant activities; and the opening of educational opportunities between the U.S. and Brazil. In order to be eligible for an award under this priority, the applicant in the U.S. must be a U.S. institution and the applicant in Brazil must be a Brazilian institution. Brazilian institutions participating in any consortium proposal under this priority may apply to the Coordination of Improvement of Personnel of Superior Level (CAPES), Brazilian Ministry of Education, for additional funding under a separate but parallel Brazilian competition. Invitational Priority: For FY 2010, this priority is an invitational priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets this invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over other applications. This priority is: Projects that support exchanges between Brazilian universities and U.S. minority-serving institutions to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in the program. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1138– 1138d. Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3717 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 (IHEs) only. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: $490,000. Estimated Range of Awards: $30,000– $35,000 for the first year. $210,000– $250,000 for the four-year duration of the grant. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $240,000 for the four-year duration of the grant. Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $100,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education may change the maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal Register. Estimated Number of Awards: 14. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 48 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: IHEs or combinations of IHEs and other public and private nonprofit institutions and agencies. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost sharing or matching. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: Sarah T. Beaton, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6154, Washington, DC 20006–8544. Telephone: (202) 502–7621. 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 listed in this section. 2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you must submit, are in the application package for this competition. Page Limit: The application narrative (Part III of the application) is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 14 (Friday, January 22, 2010)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-1199]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests.

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SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection 
requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: An emergency review has been requested in accordance with the 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3507 (j)), since public harm is reasonably 
likely to result if normal clearance procedures are followed. Approval 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been requested by 
February 5, 2010. A regular clearance process is also beginning. 
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 
23, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the emergency review 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, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503, or by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or 
faxed to (202) 395-5806.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Director of OMB 
provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity 
to comment on information collection requests. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) may amend or waive the requirement for public 
consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval 
process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate 
State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's 
ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Acting Director, 
Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information 
Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice 
containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of 
the Departmental review of the information collection. 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. ED 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 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: January 15, 2010.
Angela C. Arrington,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Innovation and Improvement

    Type of Review: Emergency.
    Title: Open Innovation Web Portal.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Office of 
Innovation and Improvement (OII) has developed a web-based platform, 
the Open Innovation Web Portal (Portal), to support communication and 
collaboration among a wide range of key education stakeholders, 
including practitioners, funders, and the general public. Once this 
platform goes on-line, it will allow geographically dispersed but like-
minded entities to discover each other and work together to address 
some of the most intractable challenges in education.
    OII plans to promote this platform as a tool for use with the 
Investing in Innovation grant program (i3), which was established as 
the ``Innovation Fund'' in the ``American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
of 2009'' (ARRA), signed into law by the President on February 17, 
2009. Since passage of ARRA, the Department has worked with all 
possible speed to develop the i3 program, which will conduct three 
separate competitions. This new program will provide $650,000,000 in 
competitive grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), non-profit 
organizations working in collaboration with LEAs, or non-profit 
organizations working in collaboration with a consortium of schools. 
The Department must obligate funds to i3 grantees before the end of 
fiscal year 2010, September 30, 2010. The Department requests emergency 
approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) of the 
information collection request (ICR) for the Portal so that prospective 
applicants to the i3 competitions may use the Portal to identify 
partners, find matching funding, and improve the quality of their 
applications.
    Additional Information: Part of our intent in implementing the i3 
program is to identify innovative new approaches proposed by 
individuals and organizations that have previously had limited 
experience in obtaining grants in the education sector yet have 
promising evidence-based ideas for improving American education. These 
applicants in particular face challenges in identifying schools or LEAs 
with which to partner given their limited experience in the field. 
Further, organizations without existing relationships in education may 
find it difficult to secure the private sector matching funds required 
of all grantees under ARRA. Receiving OMB's approval on an emergency 
basis is thus essential to launching the Portal and supporting improved 
student achievement through school improvement and reform, one of the 
primary objectives of ARRA. Failure to approve this emergency request

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would cause substantial harm to precisely the applicants that the i3 
program hopes to entice and as a direct result would negatively impact 
the schools and students who would benefit most from new and improved 
approaches to education.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal Government; 
Individuals or households; Not-for-profit-institutions; Private Sector; 
State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 4,850.
    Burden Hours: 63,050.
    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 4204. 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 the Internet address 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. 2010-1199 Filed 1-21-10; 8:45 am]
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