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Download as PDF 38510 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 127 / Friday, July 2, 2010 / Notices To assess the success of the grantee in meeting these goals, in addition to other information, the grantee’s annual performance report must include— (1) The percentage of recipients that have grants authorized under the TPSID program that meet Departmentapproved, center-developed standards for necessary program components, reported across each standard; and (2) The percentage of students with intellectual disabilities who are enrolled in programs funded under TPSID who complete the programs and obtain a meaningful credential, as defined by the center and approved by the Department. VII. Agency Contact For Further Information Contact: Shedita Alston, U.S. Department of Education, Teacher and Student Development Programs Service, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6131, Washington, DC 20006–8524. Telephone: (202) 502– 7808 or by e-mail: Shedita.alston@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: www.ed.gov/news/ fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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. Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated authority to Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis for the Office of Postsecondary Education to perform the functions of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. Dated: June 29, 2010. Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis. [FR Doc. 2010–16186 Filed 7–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Jul 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.325D, 84.325K, and 84.325T. Department of Education. Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2010; correction. AGENCY: 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. ACTION: Dated: June 25, 2010. Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. SUMMARY: On June 14, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 33593) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2010 under certain Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities competitions authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. We are correcting the use of the word ‘‘scholar’’ in the Special Education Preservice Program Improvement Grants (84.325T) priority in the notice published on June 14, 2010 (75 FR 33599–33601) because scholars, as defined in 34 CFR 304.3(g), receive scholarship assistance while, under this priority, financial support is not available to students during any year of the project. On page 33600, third column, paragraphs (a)(6)(i) and (a)(6)(ii), we remove the word ‘‘scholars’’ and replace it with the term ‘‘program graduates’’. In addition, on page 33600, third column, we remove footnote number 22 that defines ‘‘scholar’’. And finally, on page 33600, third column, paragraph (b)(2), and page 33601, first column, paragraph (g), we remove the word ‘‘scholars’’ and replace it with the term ‘‘students’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Diamond, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4094, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–2600. Telephone: (202) 245–6674. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll-free, at 1–800–877–8339. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 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: www.ed.gov/news/ [FR Doc. 2010–16204 Filed 7–1–10; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information Training for Realtime Writers; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.116K. Dates: Applications Available: July 2, 2010. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 2, 2010. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The objective of this program is to provide grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) that meet certain qualifications to promote training and placement of individuals, including individuals who have completed a court reporting training program, as realtime writers in order to meet the requirements for closed captioning of video programming set forth in section 713 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 613) and the rules prescribed thereunder. Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority is from section 872(a)(3) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Absolute 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 an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet this priority. Applicants must: (1) Demonstrate they possess the most substantial capability to increase their capacity to train realtime writers; (2) demonstrate they have undertaken the most promising collaboration with educational institutions, businesses, E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 127 / Friday, July 2, 2010 / Notices labor organizations, or other community groups having the potential to train or provide job placement assistance to realtime writers; or (3) propose promising and innovative approaches for initiating or expanding training or job placement assistance efforts with respect to realtime writers. An eligible entity receiving a grant must use the grant funds for purposes relating to the recruitment, training and assistance, and job placement of individuals, including individuals who have completed a court reporting training program, as realtime writers, including: (1) Recruitment; (2) the provision of scholarships (subject to the requirements in section 872(c)(2) of the HEA); (3) distance learning; (4) further developing and implementing both English and Spanish curricula to more effectively train individuals in realtime writing skills, and the knowledge necessary for the delivery of high quality closed captioning services; (5) mentoring students to ensure successful completion of the realtime training and providing assistance in job placement; (6) encouraging individuals with disabilities to pursue a career in realtime writing; and (7) the employment and payment of personnel for the purposes described. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1161s. 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. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: $990,000. Estimated Range of Awards: $200,000–$300,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $250,000 for the entire performance period. Estimated Number of Awards: 4. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 60 months. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES III. Eligibility Information and Program Requirements 1. Eligible Applicants: An IHE that offers a court reporting program that: (1) Has a curriculum capable of training realtime writers qualified to provide captioning services; (2) is accredited by an accrediting agency or association recognized by the Secretary; and (3) is participating in student aid programs under Title IV of the HEA. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost sharing or matching. However, the program does VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Jul 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 include a supplement-not-supplant requirement. Under section 872(c)(4) of the HEA, grant amounts awarded under this program must supplement and not supplant other Federal or non-Federal funds of the grant recipient for purposes of promoting the training and placement of individuals as realtime writers. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: You can obtain an application package via the Internet or from the Education Publications Center (ED Pubs). To obtain a copy via the Internet, use the following address: http:// e-grants.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ grantapps/index.html. To obtain a copy from ED Pubs, write, fax, or call the following: ED Pubs, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 22207, Alexandria, VA 22304. Telephone, toll free: 1–877– 433–7827. FAX: (703) 605–6794. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call toll free: 1–877–576– 7734. You can contact ED Pubs at its Web site, also: http://www.edpubs.gov/ or at its e-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov. If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this program or competition as follows: CFDA number 84.116K. 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 person or team listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in Section VII of this notice. 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 program 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 your application. You must limit the application narrative to the equivalent of no more than 15 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, except titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in charts, tables, figures and graphs. • Use a font that is either 12 point or larger, or no smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch). PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38511 • Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New, or Arial. An application submitted in any other font (including Times Roman or Arial Narrow) will not be accepted. The page limit does not apply to Part I, the cover sheet; Part II, the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; Part IV, the assurances and certifications; the table of contents; the one page abstract, the resumes, the bibliography, or citation list, letters of partners’ or other collaborators’ commitment, or letters from institutional administrators that document the applicant’s existing work study program. We will reject your application if you exceed the page limit. 3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: July 2, 2010. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 2, 2010. Applications for grants under this program competition must be submitted electronically using the Electronic Grant Application System (e-Application) accessible through the Department’s eGrants 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. 7. 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 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 program competition. 5. Funding Restrictions: Under section 872(c)(3) of the HEA, a grantee under this program may not use more than five percent of the grant amount to pay administrative costs associated with activities funded by the grant. We reference regulations outlining E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 38512 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 127 / Friday, July 2, 2010 / Notices additional funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. 6. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification Number, and Central Contractor Registry: To do business with the Department of Education, (1) you must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); (2) you must register both of those numbers with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR), the Government’s primary registrant database; and (3) you must provide those same numbers on your application. You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number can be created within one business day. If you are a corporate entity, agency, institution, or organization, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service. If you are an individual, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration. If you need a new TIN, please allow 2–5 weeks for your TIN to become active. The CCR registration process may take five or more business days to complete. If you are currently registered with the CCR, you may not need to make any changes. However, please make certain that the TIN associated with your DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will need to update your CCR registration on an annual basis. This may take three or more business days to complete. 7. 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 Training for Realtime Writers Program— CFDA number 84.116K—must be submitted electronically using eApplication, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Jul 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. E-Application will not accept an application for this program competition after 4:30:00 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, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Authorizing 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— (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 4:30:00 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— E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 127 / Friday, July 2, 2010 / Notices • 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: Erin Marie McDermott, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6142, Washington, DC 20006–8544. FAX: (202) 502–7877. Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the mail 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: Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.116K) 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Jul 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 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: Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: CFDA Number 84.116K, 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 1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are from 34 CFR 75.210. Additional information regarding these criteria is in the application package for this competition. 2. Review and Selection Process: Additional factors we consider in selecting an application for an award are as follows. In making grant awards for this program, the Department will consider information concerning the applicant’s performance and use of funds under a previous award under any Department program, and will consider any information concerning the applicant’s failure under any Department program to submit a performance report or its submission of a performance report of unacceptable quality, in accordance with 34 CFR 75.217(d)(3). PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38513 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 will 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 and, as required under section 872(d) of the HEA and as directed by the Secretary, (1) an assessment of the effectiveness of activities carried out using such funds in increasing the number of realtime writers, using the performance measures submitted in the application for the grant; and (2) a description of the best practices identified for increasing the number of individuals who are trained, employed, and retained in employment as realtime writers. 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: Under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the following measure will be used by the Department in assessing the performance of the Training for Realtime Writers Program: The number of participants who have completed the program who are employed as realtime writers. If funded, you will be asked to collect and report data on these measures in your project’s annual performance report (34 CFR 75.590). VII. Agency Contact For Further Information Contact: Erin Marie McDermott, Training for Realtime Writers Program, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6142, Washington, DC 20006–8544. Telephone: (202) 502–7607 or by e-mail: erin.mcdermott@ed.gov. E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 38514 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 127 / Friday, July 2, 2010 / Notices If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. ‘‘Department of Housing and Urban Development’’. VIII. Other Information [FR Doc. C1 2010–15353 Filed 7–1–10; 8:45 am] 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. Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated the authority to Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis for the Office of Postsecondary Education, to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis. [FR Doc. 2010–16203 Filed 7–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. FR–5415–N–12] emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Funding Availability for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Challenge Planning Grants and the Department of Transportation’s TIGER II Planning Grants Correction In notice document 2010–15353 beginning on page 36246 in the issue of Thursday, June 24, 2010, make the following correction: On page 36245, on the cover for separate part V, ‘‘Department of Health and Human Services’’ should read VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Jul 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension Department of Energy. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before August 31, 2010. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Anne Broker, GC–12, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585 or by fax at 202– 586–4116 or by e-mail at anne.broker@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Broker at 202–586–5060 or anne.broker@hq.doe.gov. This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910–5115; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Contractor Legal Management Requirements; (3) Type of Review: Renewal; (4) Purpose: The collection of this information continues to be necessary to provide a basis for DOE decisions on requests, from applicable contractors, for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reimbursement of litigation and other legal expenses; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 36; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 36; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 515; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: None. The costs incurred by the DOE contractors in providing the information collections in this package are recovered in their contract fees and payments. Statutory Authority: These requirements are promulgated under authority in section 161 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. 2201; the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7101, et seq.; and the National Nuclear Security Administration Act, 50 U.S.C. 2401, et seq. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 28, 2010. Kathleen M. Binder, Director, Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Office of General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2010–16241 Filed 7–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–368] Application to Export Electric Energy; Brookfield Energy Marketing LP AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. SUMMARY: Brookfield Energy Marketing LP (BEM LP) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene must be submitted on or before August 2, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or requests to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0350 (FAX 202– 586–8008). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) 202–586–5260 or Michael Skinker (Program Attorney) 202–586–2793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information Training 
for Realtime Writers; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.116K.

    Dates: Applications Available: July 2, 2010.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 2, 2010.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The objective of this program is to provide 
grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) that meet certain 
qualifications to promote training and placement of individuals, 
including individuals who have completed a court reporting training 
program, as realtime writers in order to meet the requirements for 
closed captioning of video programming set forth in section 713 of the 
Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 613) and the rules prescribed 
thereunder.
    Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority 
is from section 872(a)(3) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 
amended (HEA).
    Absolute 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 an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we 
consider only applications that meet this priority.
    Applicants must: (1) Demonstrate they possess the most substantial 
capability to increase their capacity to train realtime writers; (2) 
demonstrate they have undertaken the most promising collaboration with 
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labor organizations, or other community groups having the potential to 
train or provide job placement assistance to realtime writers; or (3) 
propose promising and innovative approaches for initiating or expanding 
training or job placement assistance efforts with respect to realtime 
writers.
    An eligible entity receiving a grant must use the grant funds for 
purposes relating to the recruitment, training and assistance, and job 
placement of individuals, including individuals who have completed a 
court reporting training program, as realtime writers, including: (1) 
Recruitment; (2) the provision of scholarships (subject to the 
requirements in section 872(c)(2) of the HEA); (3) distance learning; 
(4) further developing and implementing both English and Spanish 
curricula to more effectively train individuals in realtime writing 
skills, and the knowledge necessary for the delivery of high quality 
closed captioning services; (5) mentoring students to ensure successful 
completion of the realtime training and providing assistance in job 
placement; (6) encouraging individuals with disabilities to pursue a 
career in realtime writing; and (7) the employment and payment of 
personnel for the purposes described.
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1161s.
    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.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $990,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $200,000-$300,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $250,000 for the entire 
performance period.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 4.


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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months.

III. Eligibility Information and Program Requirements

    1. Eligible Applicants: An IHE that offers a court reporting 
program that: (1) Has a curriculum capable of training realtime writers 
qualified to provide captioning services; (2) is accredited by an 
accrediting agency or association recognized by the Secretary; and (3) 
is participating in student aid programs under Title IV of the HEA.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost 
sharing or matching. However, the program does include a supplement-
not-supplant requirement. Under section 872(c)(4) of the HEA, grant 
amounts awarded under this program must supplement and not supplant 
other Federal or non-Federal funds of the grant recipient for purposes 
of promoting the training and placement of individuals as realtime 
writers.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: You can obtain an 
application package via the Internet or from the Education Publications 
Center (ED Pubs). To obtain a copy via the Internet, use the following 
address: http://e-grants.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html. 
To obtain a copy from ED Pubs, write, fax, or call the following: ED 
Pubs, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 22207, Alexandria, VA 
22304. Telephone, toll free: 1-877-433-7827. FAX: (703) 605-6794. If 
you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call toll free: 
1-877-576-7734.
    You can contact ED Pubs at its Web site, also: http://www.edpubs.gov/ or at its e-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this program or competition as follows: CFDA number 84.116K.
    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 person or team listed under For 
Further Information Contact in Section VII of this notice.
    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 program 
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 your application. You must 
limit the application narrative to the equivalent of no more than 15 
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, except titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in 
charts, tables, figures and graphs.
     Use a font that is either 12 point or larger, or no 
smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
     Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, 
Courier New, or Arial. An application submitted in any other font 
(including Times Roman or Arial Narrow) will not be accepted.
    The page limit does not apply to Part I, the cover sheet; Part II, 
the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; Part 
IV, the assurances and certifications; the table of contents; the one 
page abstract, the resumes, the bibliography, or citation list, letters 
of partners' or other collaborators' commitment, or letters from 
institutional administrators that document the applicant's existing 
work study program.
    We will reject your application if you exceed the page limit.
    3. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: July 2, 
2010.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 2, 2010.
    Applications for grants under this program 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. 7. 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 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 program 
competition.
    5. Funding Restrictions: Under section 872(c)(3) of the HEA, a 
grantee under this program may not use more than five percent of the 
grant amount to pay administrative costs associated with activities 
funded by the grant. We reference regulations outlining

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additional funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section 
of this notice.
    6. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification 
Number, and Central Contractor Registry: To do business with the 
Department of Education, (1) you must have a Data Universal Numbering 
System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); (2) 
you must register both of those numbers with the Central Contractor 
Registry (CCR), the Government's primary registrant database; and (3) 
you must provide those same numbers on your application.
    You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number 
can be created within one business day.
    If you are a corporate entity, agency, institution, or 
organization, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service. 
If you are an individual, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal 
Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration. If you need a 
new TIN, please allow 2-5 weeks for your TIN to become active.
    The CCR registration process may take five or more business days to 
complete. If you are currently registered with the CCR, you may not 
need to make any changes. However, please make certain that the TIN 
associated with your DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will 
need to update your CCR registration on an annual basis. This may take 
three or more business days to complete.
    7. 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 Training for Realtime Writers 
Program--CFDA number 84.116K--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 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date. E-Application will not accept an application for this 
program competition after 4:30:00 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 Authorizing 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 4:30:00 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--

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     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: Erin Marie McDermott, 
U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6142, 
Washington, DC 20006-8544. FAX: (202) 502-7877.
    Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the 
mail 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: 
Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA 
Number 84.116K) 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: 
Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: CFDA 
Number 84.116K, 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

    1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are 
from 34 CFR 75.210. Additional information regarding these criteria is 
in the application package for this competition.
    2. Review and Selection Process: Additional factors we consider in 
selecting an application for an award are as follows. In making grant 
awards for this program, the Department will consider information 
concerning the applicant's performance and use of funds under a 
previous award under any Department program, and will consider any 
information concerning the applicant's failure under any Department 
program to submit a performance report or its submission of a 
performance report of unacceptable quality, in accordance with 34 CFR 
75.217(d)(3).

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 will 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 and, as 
required under section 872(d) of the HEA and as directed by the 
Secretary, (1) an assessment of the effectiveness of activities carried 
out using such funds in increasing the number of realtime writers, 
using the performance measures submitted in the application for the 
grant; and (2) a description of the best practices identified for 
increasing the number of individuals who are trained, employed, and 
retained in employment as realtime writers. 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: Under the Government Performance and 
Results Act (GPRA), the following measure will be used by the 
Department in assessing the performance of the Training for Realtime 
Writers Program: The number of participants who have completed the 
program who are employed as realtime writers.
    If funded, you will be asked to collect and report data on these 
measures in your project's annual performance report (34 CFR 75.590).

VII. Agency Contact

    For Further Information Contact: Erin Marie McDermott, Training for 
Realtime Writers Program, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, 
NW., room 6142, Washington, DC 20006-8544. Telephone: (202) 502-7607 or 
by e-mail: erin.mcdermott@ed.gov.

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    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.

    Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated 
the authority to Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy 
Analysis for the Office of Postsecondary Education, to perform the 
functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary 
Education.

Daniel T. Madzelan,
Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2010-16203 Filed 7-1-10; 8:45 am]
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