Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information; Migrant Education Even Start Family Literacy Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, 15696-15700 [2010-7112]

Download as PDF 15696 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 2010 / Notices short period of time; illuminate the complex range of policies, programs, and practices used by these turnaround schools; and compare them to strategies employed by not improving, chronically low-performing schools. The ultimate goal of the study is to specify replicable policies, programs, and practices that hold greatest promise for further rigorous analysis. To this end, the study will collect data from school principals as well as school staff through a webbased and telephone survey and on-site interviews in selected schools. The data will be used by the U.S. Department of Education to identify policies, programs, and practices associated with school turnaround that can be rigorously tested in a future impact evaluation study. 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 4260. 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. Dated: March 25, 2010. James Hyler, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. 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 that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. [FR Doc. 2010–7090 Filed 3–29–10; 8:45 am] Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: New. Title: Identifying Potentially Successful Approaches to Turning Around Chronically Low Performing Schools. Frequency: Once. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 1,746. Burden Hours: 743. Abstract: This study seeks to identify schools that have achieved rapid improvements in student outcomes in a Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information; Migrant Education Even Start Family Literacy Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:22 Mar 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.214A. Dates: Applications Available: March 30, 2010. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 14, 2010. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 13, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The Migrant Education Even Start (MEES) Family Literacy program is intended to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy of migratory agricultural or fishing families by improving the educational opportunities of these families through the integration of early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program. This program is implemented through cooperative activities that build on highquality existing community resources to create a new range of educational services for the most-in-need migratory agricultural or fishing families, promote the academic achievement of migratory children and adults, assist migratory children in meeting challenging State content standards and challenging State achievement standards, and use instructional programs based on scientifically based reading research on preventing and overcoming reading difficulties for children and adults. The application package contains a description of the 15 program elements that MEES projects must implement, as required by Title I, Part B, section 1235 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). Priority: This notice includes one competitive preference priority. This priority is from the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) that apply to this program (34 CFR 75.225). Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2010 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is a competitive preference priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), we award an additional five points to an application that meets this priority. This priority is: Novice Applicant The applicant must be a ‘‘novice applicant.’’ Under 34 CFR 75.225 a novice applicant is an applicant that has never received a grant or subgrant under the MEES program; has never been a participant in a group application, submitted in accordance with §§ 75.127 through 75.129 of EDGAR, that received a grant under the MEES program; and has not had an active discretionary grant from the Federal Government in the five years before the deadline date for applications under the MEES program. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6381a(a)(1)(A). E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 2010 / Notices Applicable Regulations: EDGAR in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. 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: $1,196,500. Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, we may make additional awards in FY 2011 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition. Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000–$400,000 per year. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $325,000 per year. Estimated Number of Awards: 3. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 48 months. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: Any State or local government entity, institution of higher education or non-profit organization is eligible to apply for a grant under the MEES Program. For example, the following types of entities are eligible to apply: State educational agencies (SEAs) that administer migrant education programs; local educational agencies (LEAs) that have a high percentage of migratory students; nonprofit community-based organizations that work with migratory agricultural or fishing families; and faith-based organizations that work with migratory agricultural or fishing families. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: See section 1234(b) of the ESEA. MEES grants are funded for 48 months. The matching requirement for a new MEES program begins at 10 percent of the total cost of the project in the project’s first year and increases incrementally as the project continues to receive Federal support, through 40 percent in its fourth budget cycle. Previously funded MEES projects may apply for a second 48month cycle, where, in years 5 through 8, the project must provide a 50 percent cost share of the total cost of the project. Further, a current or former MEES project may apply for a third project cycle that would fund their ninth year and beyond. Those projects, beginning in year 9, must maintain a 65 percent cost share of the total cost of the project. See ESEA section 1234(b). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:22 Mar 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 3. Other: Eligible MEES participants consist of migratory children and their parents who meet the definitions of a migratory child, a migratory agricultural worker, or a migratory fisher in 34 CFR 200.81, and who also meet the additional conditions specified in section 1236(a) of the ESEA. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: DonnaMarie Fekete, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E313, Washington, DC 20202–6135. Telephone: (202) 260– 2815 or by e-mail: DonnaMarie.Fekete@ed.gov. The application package content also can be viewed electronically at the following address: http://www.ed.gov/ programs/MEES/applicant.html. 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 is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your application. You must limit the application narrative to no more than 30 pages, using the following standards: • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom, and both sides. • Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) all text in the application narrative (Part 4), including titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions. However, you may single space all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs. Charts, tables, figures, and graphs presented in the application narrative count toward the page limit. • Use a font that is either 12 point or larger or no smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch) throughout the entire application package. Appendices must be limited to a total of 20 pages for all content and must include the following: Resumes, job descriptions of key personnel, and citations for the scientifically based reading research upon which your PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15697 instructional programs are based. Job descriptions must include duties and minimum qualifications. Items in the appendices will only be used by the program office for the purpose of approving any future personnel changes. The 30-page limit for the project narrative does not apply to the cover sheet; the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; the assurances and certifications; or the one-page abstract. However, the page limit does apply to all of the application narrative section. Our reviewers will not read any pages of your application that exceed the page limit. (3) Additionally, please limit other application materials to the specific materials indicated in the application package and do not include any video or other non-print materials. 3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: March 30, 2010. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 14, 2010. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 13, 2010. Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically using the Electronic Grant Application System (e-Application) accessible through the Department’s e-Grants site. For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application electronically, or in paper format by mail or hand delivery if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, 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 of 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. 4. Intergovernmental Review: This program 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 program. E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 15698 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 2010 / Notices 5. Funding Restrictions: Recipients of a MEES Family Literacy program grant may not use funds awarded under this competition for the indirect costs of a project or claim indirect costs as part of the local project share. ((section 1234(b)(3)) of the ESEA) We reference regulations outlining additional funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. 6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically unless you qualify for an exception to this requirement in accordance with the instructions in this section. a. Electronic Submission of Applications. Applications for grants under the MEES Family Literacy Program, CFDA number 84.214A, must be submitted electronically using e-Application, accessible through the Department’s e-Grants Web site at: http:// e-grants.ed.gov. We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format unless, as described elsewhere in this section, you qualify for one of the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date that is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided later in this section under Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement. While completing your electronic application, you will be entering data online that will be saved into a database. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. Please note the following: • You must complete the electronic submission of your grant application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. E-Application will not accept an application for this competition after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the application process. • The hours of operation of the eGrants Web site are 6:00 a.m. Monday until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday; and 6:00 a.m. Thursday until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Washington, DC time. Please note that, because of maintenance, the system is unavailable between 8:00 p.m. on Sundays and 6:00 a.m. on Mondays, and between 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6:00 a.m. on Thursdays, Washington, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:22 Mar 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 DC time. Any modifications to these hours are posted on the e-Grants Web site. • You will not receive additional point value because you submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submit your application in paper format. • You must submit all documents electronically, including all information you typically provide on the following forms: the Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424), the Department of Education Supplemental Information for SF 424, Budget Information—NonConstruction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and certifications. 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. • Prior to submitting your electronic application, you may wish to print a copy of it for your records. • After you electronically submit your application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgment that will include a PR/Award number (an identifying number unique to your application). • Within three working days after submitting your electronic application, fax a signed copy of the SF 424 to the Application Control Center after following these steps: (1) Print SF 424 from e-Application. (2) The applicant’s Authorized Representative must sign this form. (3) Place the PR/Award number in the upper-right-hand corner of the hardcopy signature page of the SF 424. (4) Fax the signed SF 424 to the Application Control Center at (202) 245–6272. • We may request that you provide us original signatures on other forms at a later date. Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of e-Application Unavailability: If you are prevented from electronically submitting your application on the application deadline date because eApplication is unavailable, we will grant you an extension of one business day to enable you to transmit your application electronically, by mail, or by hand delivery. We will grant this extension if— PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) You are a registered user of eApplication and you have initiated an electronic application for this competition; and (2) (a) E-Application is unavailable for 60 minutes or more between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date; or (b) E-Application is unavailable for any period of time between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. We must acknowledge and confirm these periods of unavailability before granting you an extension. To request this extension or to confirm our acknowledgment of any system unavailability, you may contact either (1) the person listed elsewhere in this notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2) the e-Grants help desk at 1–888–336– 8930. If e-Application is unavailable due to technical problems with the system and, therefore, the application deadline is extended, an e-mail will be sent to all registered users who have initiated an e-Application. Extensions referred to in this section apply only to the unavailability of e-Application. Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: You qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, and may submit your application in paper format, if you are unable to submit an application through e-Application because— • You do not have access to the Internet; or • You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to eApplication; and • No later than two weeks before the application deadline date (14 calendar days or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception prevents you from using the Internet to submit your application. If you mail your written statement to the Department, it must be postmarked no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. If you fax your written statement to the Department, we must receive the faxed statement no later than two weeks before the application deadline date. Address and mail or fax your statement to: DonnaMarie Fekete, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 3E313, Washington, DC 20202–6135. FAX: (202) 205–0089. Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the mail E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 2010 / Notices or hand delivery instructions described in this notice. b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail. If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, you may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier) your application to the Department. 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 84.214A), 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. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, you (or a courier service) may deliver your paper application to the Department by hand. You 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 84.214A), 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:22 Mar 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 grant 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 of EDGAR 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 expenditure information as directed by the Secretary in 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 Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) directs Federal departments and agencies to improve the effectiveness of their programs by engaging in strategic planning, setting outcome-related goals for programs, and measuring program results against those goals. Program officials must develop performance measures for all of their grant programs in order to assess their PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15699 performance and effectiveness. The Department has established a set of measures to assess the effectiveness of the Even Start program. The MEES Family Literacy projects will report data on the following measures: (1) The percentage of adults showing significant learning gains on measures of reading; (2) the percentage of limited English proficient (LEP) adults showing significant learning gains on measures of English language acquisition; (3) the percentage of school-age adults who earn a high school diploma or GED; (4) the percentage of non-school-age adults who earn a high school diploma or GED; (5) the percentage of children entering kindergarten who are achieving significant learning gains on measures of language development; (6) the average number of letters preschool-age children can identify; (7) the percentage of school-age children who are reading on grade level; and (8) percentage of parents who show improvement on measures of parental support for children’s learning in the home, school environment, and through interactive learning activities. VII. Agency Contact FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DonnaMarie Fekete, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E313, Washington, DC 20202–6135. Telephone Number: (202) 260–2815, or by e-mail: DonnaMarie.Fekete@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 INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 15700 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 2010 / Notices Dated: March 25, 2010. ´ Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2010–7112 Filed 3–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 1267–089] Greenwood County, SC; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES March 23, 2010. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Amendment of License. b. Project No.: 1267–089. c. Date Filed: January 26, 2010. d. Applicant: Greenwood County, South Carolina. e. Name of Project: Buzzards Roost Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Saluda River, in Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry Counties, South Carolina. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Charles M. Watson Jr., County Attorney, County of Greenwood, 600 Monument St., Suite 102, Greenwood, SC 29646, (864) 942– 3140. i. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, (202) 502–6778, christopher.chaney@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: April 21, 2010. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ferconline.asp) under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. For a simpler method of submitting text only comments, click on ‘‘Quick Comment.’’ For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; call tollfree at (866) 208–3676; or, for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and eight copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:22 Mar 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. k. Description of Application: The applicant seeks approval to amend Article 407 of its project license to revise the schedule for management of lake levels (rule curve). Under the licensed rule curve, the reservoir level is maintained at an elevation of 439 feet mean sea level (msl) between April 15 and August 31 of each year. Beginning on September 1, the reservoir level is then reduced until it reaches 437 feet msl by October 1. The level is maintained at 437 feet msl until January 1, and then is further reduced to 434.5 feet msl by February 1. At that time, the reservoir level starts increasing until it reaches 439 feet msl, and the annual cycle is repeated. Now the licensee proposes to maintain the reservoir level at 439 feet msl from April 15 until November 1. Between November 1 and December 1 the reservoir level would gradually descend to 437 feet msl, then continue descending to 434.5 feet msl between December 1 and January 15, and be maintained at 434.5 feet msl until January 31. Between February 1 and April 15, the reservoir level would gradually increase from 434.5 feet msl to 439 feet msl. In addition, the reservoir levels may be occasionally modified to the extent necessary to comply with the minimum downstream releases required by Article 408. In summary, the licensee proposes to maintain the upper reservoir level of 439 feet msl for two additional months through November 1, and to attain the low reservoir level of 434.5 feet msl by January 15 instead of February 1. The licensee states that these proposed changes to the operating rule curve would allow greater recreational access to the lake during the fall and, in the winter, allow additional time to complete maintenance work which requires lower water levels. l. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. 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. 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. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. o. 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. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–6982 Filed 3–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview 
Information; Migrant Education Even Start Family Literacy Program; 
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.214A.
    Dates:
    Applications Available: March 30, 2010.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 14, 2010.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 13, 2010.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The Migrant Education Even Start (MEES) Family 
Literacy program is intended to help break the cycle of poverty and 
illiteracy of migratory agricultural or fishing families by improving 
the educational opportunities of these families through the integration 
of early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, 
and parenting education into a unified family literacy program. This 
program is implemented through cooperative activities that build on 
high-quality existing community resources to create a new range of 
educational services for the most-in-need migratory agricultural or 
fishing families, promote the academic achievement of migratory 
children and adults, assist migratory children in meeting challenging 
State content standards and challenging State achievement standards, 
and use instructional programs based on scientifically based reading 
research on preventing and overcoming reading difficulties for children 
and adults. The application package contains a description of the 15 
program elements that MEES projects must implement, as required by 
Title I, Part B, section 1235 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA).
    Priority: This notice includes one competitive preference priority. 
This priority is from the Education Department General Administrative 
Regulations (EDGAR) that apply to this program (34 CFR 75.225).
    Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2010 and any subsequent 
year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from 
this competition, this priority is a competitive preference priority. 
Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), we award an additional five points to an 
application that meets this priority.
    This priority is:

Novice Applicant

    The applicant must be a ``novice applicant.'' Under 34 CFR 75.225 a 
novice applicant is an applicant that has never received a grant or 
subgrant under the MEES program; has never been a participant in a 
group application, submitted in accordance with Sec. Sec.  75.127 
through 75.129 of EDGAR, that received a grant under the MEES program; 
and has not had an active discretionary grant from the Federal 
Government in the five years before the deadline date for applications 
under the MEES program.
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6381a(a)(1)(A).

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    Applicable Regulations: EDGAR in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.

    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: $1,196,500.
    Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of 
applications, we may make additional awards in FY 2011 from the list of 
unfunded applicants from this competition.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000-$400,000 per year.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $325,000 per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 3.

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

    Project Period: Up to 48 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: Any State or local government entity, 
institution of higher education or non-profit organization is eligible 
to apply for a grant under the MEES Program. For example, the following 
types of entities are eligible to apply: State educational agencies 
(SEAs) that administer migrant education programs; local educational 
agencies (LEAs) that have a high percentage of migratory students; 
nonprofit community-based organizations that work with migratory 
agricultural or fishing families; and faith-based organizations that 
work with migratory agricultural or fishing families.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: See section 1234(b) of the ESEA. MEES 
grants are funded for 48 months. The matching requirement for a new 
MEES program begins at 10 percent of the total cost of the project in 
the project's first year and increases incrementally as the project 
continues to receive Federal support, through 40 percent in its fourth 
budget cycle. Previously funded MEES projects may apply for a second 
48-month cycle, where, in years 5 through 8, the project must provide a 
50 percent cost share of the total cost of the project. Further, a 
current or former MEES project may apply for a third project cycle that 
would fund their ninth year and beyond. Those projects, beginning in 
year 9, must maintain a 65 percent cost share of the total cost of the 
project. See ESEA section 1234(b).
    3. Other: Eligible MEES participants consist of migratory children 
and their parents who meet the definitions of a migratory child, a 
migratory agricultural worker, or a migratory fisher in 34 CFR 200.81, 
and who also meet the additional conditions specified in section 
1236(a) of the ESEA.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: DonnaMarie Fekete, U.S. 
Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW., room 3E313, Washington, DC 20202-6135. Telephone: (202) 
260-2815 or by e-mail: DonnaMarie.Fekete@ed.gov.
    The application package content also can be viewed electronically 
at the following address: http://www.ed.gov/programs/MEES/applicant.html.
    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 is where you, the applicant, 
address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your 
application. You must limit the application narrative to no more than 
30 pages, using the following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application narrative (Part 4), including titles, 
headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions. However, you 
may single space all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs. 
Charts, tables, figures, and graphs presented in the application 
narrative count toward the page limit.
     Use a font that is either 12 point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 pitch (characters per inch) throughout the entire application 
package.
    Appendices must be limited to a total of 20 pages for all content 
and must include the following: Resumes, job descriptions of key 
personnel, and citations for the scientifically based reading research 
upon which your instructional programs are based. Job descriptions must 
include duties and minimum qualifications. Items in the appendices will 
only be used by the program office for the purpose of approving any 
future personnel changes.
    The 30-page limit for the project narrative does not apply to the 
cover sheet; the budget section, including the narrative budget 
justification; the assurances and certifications; or the one-page 
abstract. However, the page limit does apply to all of the application 
narrative section.
    Our reviewers will not read any pages of your application that 
exceed the page limit.
    (3) Additionally, please limit other application materials to the 
specific materials indicated in the application package and do not 
include any video or other non-print materials.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: March 30, 2010.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 14, 2010.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 13, 2010. Applications 
for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically 
using the Electronic Grant Application System (e-Application) 
accessible through the Department's e-Grants site. For information 
(including dates and times) about how to submit your application 
electronically, or in paper format by mail or hand delivery if you 
qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, 
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 
of 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.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This program 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 program.

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    5. Funding Restrictions: Recipients of a MEES Family Literacy 
program grant may not use funds awarded under this competition for the 
indirect costs of a project or claim indirect costs as part of the 
local project share. ((section 1234(b)(3)) of the ESEA) We reference 
regulations outlining additional funding restrictions in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice.
    6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under 
this competition must be submitted electronically unless you qualify 
for an exception to this requirement in accordance with the 
instructions in this section.
    a. Electronic Submission of Applications.
    Applications for grants under the MEES Family Literacy Program, 
CFDA number 84.214A, must be submitted electronically using e-
Application, accessible through the Department's e-Grants Web site at: 
http://e-grants.ed.gov.
    We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format 
unless, as described elsewhere in this section, you qualify for one of 
the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no 
later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written 
statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these 
exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date that 
is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided later in 
this section under Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement.
    While completing your electronic application, you will be entering 
data online that will be saved into a database. You may not e-mail an 
electronic copy of a grant application to us.
    Please note the following:
     You must complete the electronic submission of your grant 
application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date. E-Application will not accept an application for this 
competition after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait 
until the application deadline date to begin the application process.
     The hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are 6:00 
a.m. Monday until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday; and 6:00 a.m. Thursday until 
8:00 p.m. Sunday, Washington, DC time. Please note that, because of 
maintenance, the system is unavailable between 8:00 p.m. on Sundays and 
6:00 a.m. on Mondays, and between 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6:00 a.m. 
on Thursdays, Washington, DC time. Any modifications to these hours are 
posted on the e-Grants Web site.
     You will not receive additional point value because you 
submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you 
if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submit your 
application in paper format.
     You must submit all documents electronically, including 
all information you typically provide on the following forms: the 
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. 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.
     Prior to submitting your electronic application, you may 
wish to print a copy of it for your records.
     After you electronically submit your application, you will 
receive an automatic acknowledgment that will include a PR/Award number 
(an identifying number unique to your application).
     Within three working days after submitting your electronic 
application, fax a signed copy of the SF 424 to the Application Control 
Center after following these steps:
    (1) Print SF 424 from e-Application.
    (2) The applicant's Authorized Representative must sign this form.
    (3) Place the PR/Award number in the upper-right-hand corner of the 
hard-copy signature page of the SF 424.
    (4) Fax the signed SF 424 to the Application Control Center at 
(202) 245-6272.
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on 
other forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of e-Application 
Unavailability: If you are prevented from electronically submitting 
your application on the application deadline date because e-Application 
is unavailable, we will grant you an extension of one business day to 
enable you to transmit your application electronically, by mail, or by 
hand delivery. We will grant this extension if--
    (1) You are a registered user of e-Application and you have 
initiated an electronic application for this competition; and
    (2) (a) E-Application is unavailable for 60 minutes or more between 
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the 
application deadline date; or
    (b) E-Application is unavailable for any period of time between 
3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date.
    We must acknowledge and confirm these periods of unavailability 
before granting you an extension. To request this extension or to 
confirm our acknowledgment of any system unavailability, you may 
contact either (1) the person listed elsewhere in this notice under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2) the e-
Grants help desk at 1-888-336-8930. If e-Application is unavailable due 
to technical problems with the system and, therefore, the application 
deadline is extended, an e-mail will be sent to all registered users 
who have initiated an e-Application. Extensions referred to in this 
section apply only to the unavailability of e-Application.
    Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: You qualify for an 
exception to the electronic submission requirement, and may submit your 
application in paper format, if you are unable to submit an application 
through e-Application because--
     You do not have access to the Internet; or
     You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to 
e-Application; and
     No later than two weeks before the application deadline 
date (14 calendar days or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the 
application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business 
day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement 
to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception 
prevents you from using the Internet to submit your application. If you 
mail your written statement to the Department, it must be postmarked no 
later than two weeks before the application deadline date. If you fax 
your written statement to the Department, we must receive the faxed 
statement no later than two weeks before the application deadline date.
    Address and mail or fax your statement to: DonnaMarie Fekete, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 3E313, Washington, 
DC 20202-6135. FAX: (202) 205-0089.
    Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the 
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or hand delivery instructions described in this notice.
    b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail.
    If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, you may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a 
commercial carrier) your application to the Department. 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 84.214A), 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 qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, you (or a courier service) may deliver your paper 
application to the Department by hand. You 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 84.214A), 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 grant 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 of EDGAR 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 expenditure information as directed by the Secretary in 
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 Government Performance and Results Act 
(GPRA) directs Federal departments and agencies to improve the 
effectiveness of their programs by engaging in strategic planning, 
setting outcome-related goals for programs, and measuring program 
results against those goals. Program officials must develop performance 
measures for all of their grant programs in order to assess their 
performance and effectiveness. The Department has established a set of 
measures to assess the effectiveness of the Even Start program. The 
MEES Family Literacy projects will report data on the following 
measures: (1) The percentage of adults showing significant learning 
gains on measures of reading; (2) the percentage of limited English 
proficient (LEP) adults showing significant learning gains on measures 
of English language acquisition; (3) the percentage of school-age 
adults who earn a high school diploma or GED; (4) the percentage of 
non-school-age adults who earn a high school diploma or GED; (5) the 
percentage of children entering kindergarten who are achieving 
significant learning gains on measures of language development; (6) the 
average number of letters preschool-age children can identify; (7) the 
percentage of school-age children who are reading on grade level; and 
(8) percentage of parents who show improvement on measures of parental 
support for children's learning in the home, school environment, and 
through interactive learning activities.

VII. Agency Contact

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DonnaMarie Fekete, U.S. Department of 
Education, Office of Migrant Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 
3E313, Washington, DC 20202-6135. Telephone Number: (202) 260-2815, or 
by e-mail: DonnaMarie.Fekete@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 
INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of 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.

    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.



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    Dated: March 25, 2010.
Thelma Mel[eacute]ndez de Santa Ana,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2010-7112 Filed 3-29-10; 8:45 am]
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