Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Part 601 Preferred Lender Arrangements, 10231-10232 [2016-04323]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices Materials for Individuals with Disabilities program. These measures are included in the application package and focus on the extent to which projects are of high quality, are relevant to improving outcomes of children with disabilities, contribute to improving outcomes for children with disabilities, and generate evidence of validity and availability to appropriate populations. Projects funded under this competition are required to submit data on these measures as directed by OSEP: Program Performance Measure #1: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects judged to be of high quality. Program Performance Measure #2: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects judged to be of high relevance to improving outcomes of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Program Performance Measure #3: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects that produce findings, products, and other services that contribute to improving results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Program Performance Measure #4: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects that validate their products and services. Program Performance Measure #5: The percentage of educational technology, media, and materials projects that make validated technologies available for widespread use. Grantees will be required to report information on their project’s performance in annual performance reports and additional performance data to the Department (34 CFR 75.590 and 75.591). 5. Continuation Awards: In making a continuation award under 34 CFR 75.253, the Secretary considers, among other things: Whether a grantee has made substantial progress in achieving the goals and objectives of the project; whether the grantee has expended funds in a manner that is consistent with its approved application and budget; and, if the Secretary has established performance measurement requirements, the performance targets in the grantee’s approved application. In making a continuation grant, the Secretary also considers whether the grantee is operating in compliance with the assurances in its approved application, including those applicable to Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 from the Department (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23). VII. Agency Contact FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Jackson, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5158, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–5076. Telephone: (202) 245–6039. If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the Federal Relay Service (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 compact disc) by contacting the Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5037, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–2550. Telephone: (202) 245–7363. If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. Electronic Access to This Document: 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 via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or PDF. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: February 23, 2016. Michael K. Yudin, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2016–04338 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0023] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Part 601 Preferred Lender Arrangements Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10231 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2016–ICCD–0023. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E–103, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202–377–4018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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. Please note SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1 10232 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / Notices that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Part 601 Preferred Lender Arrangements. OMB Control Number: 1845–0101. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector; Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 17,405,090. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,553,281. Abstract: Part 601—Institution and Lender Requirements Relating to Education Loans is a section of the regulations governing private education loans offered at covered institutions. These regulations assure the Secretary that the integrity of the program is protected from fraud and misuse of program funds and places requirements on institutions and lenders to ensure that borrowers receive additional disclosures about Title IV, HEA program assistance prior to obtaining a private education loan. The Department is submitting the unchanged Private Education Loan Applicant SelfCertification for OMB’s continued approval. While information about the applicant’s cost of attendance and estimated financial assistance must be provided to the student, if available, the student will provide the data to the private loan lender who must collect and maintain the self-certification form prior to disbursement of a Private Education Loan. The Department will not receive the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form and therefore will not be collecting and maintaining the form or its data. Dated: February 24, 2016. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–04323 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs—Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Overview Information Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs—Demonstration Grants for VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Indian Children Program Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2016. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.299A. Dates: Applications Available: February 29, 2016. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: April 29, 2016. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 31, 2016. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 28, 2016. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program is to provide financial assistance to projects that develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve the educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary Indian students. Background: For FY 2016, the Department will continue to use the priority for Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) first used in FY 2015 to support community-led, comprehensive projects to help American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children become college- and career-ready. NYCP funding is one of many efforts across the Federal government to coordinate, measure progress, and make investments in Native youth programs as part of the Generation Indigenous Initiative. These efforts aim to address educational outcomes, access to the internet, the availability of teacher housing, Indian Child Welfare Act implementation, tribal criminal justice, and the suicide rate. The Department intends to award several NYCP grants for communities to improve educational outcomes, specifically college- and career-readiness, through strategies tailored to address the specific challenges and build upon the specific opportunities and culture within a community. Due to increased funding for FY 2016, the Department expects to support more comprehensive projects that implement multiple strategies. Given the interconnectedness of inschool and out-of-school factors that relate to student achievement and positive youth development, grants will support a community-led approach to providing academic, social-emotional, cultural, and other support services for AI/AN students and students’ family members. Recognizing the importance of tribes to the education of Native youth, NYCP projects are based on a partnership that includes at least one tribe and one school district or BIE- PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 funded school. We expect that this partnership will facilitate capacity building within the community, generating positive results and practices for student college- and career-readiness beyond the period of Federal financial assistance. The requirement of a written partnership agreement helps to ensure that all relevant partners needed to achieve the project goals are included from the outset. Finally, grantees’ project evaluations should help inform future practices that effectively improve outcomes for AI/AN youth. Priorities: This competition contains one absolute priority and three competitive preference priorities. In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii), the absolute priority is from the regulations at 34 CFR 263.21(c)(1) and 263.20. In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii), competitive preference priority one is from § 263.21(c)(5) of the regulations, competitive preference priority two is from § 263.21(b) of the regulations, and competitive preference priority three paragraph (b) is from § 263.21(c)(2) of the regulations. Competitive preference priority three paragraph (a) (relating to Promise Zones) is from the notice of final priority published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2014 (79 FR 17035). Absolute Priority: For FY 2016 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: Native Youth Community Projects. A native youth community project is— (1) Focused on a defined local geographic area to be served by the project; (2) Centered on the goal of ensuring that Indian students are prepared for college and careers; (3) Informed by evidence, which could be either a needs assessment conducted within the last three years or other data analysis, on— (i) The greatest barriers, both in and out of school, to the readiness of local Indian students for college and careers; (ii) Opportunities in the local community to support Indian students; and (iii) Existing local policies, programs, practices, service providers, and funding sources; (4) Focused on one or more barriers or opportunities with a community-based strategy or strategies and measurable objectives; E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0023]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Part 
601 Preferred Lender Arrangements

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an 
existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2016-ICCD-
0023. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E-103, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202-377-4018.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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. Please note

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that written comments received in response to this notice will be 
considered public records.
    Title of Collection: Part 601 Preferred Lender Arrangements.
    OMB Control Number: 1845-0101.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; 
Private Sector; Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 17,405,090.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,553,281.
    Abstract: Part 601--Institution and Lender Requirements Relating to 
Education Loans is a section of the regulations governing private 
education loans offered at covered institutions. These regulations 
assure the Secretary that the integrity of the program is protected 
from fraud and misuse of program funds and places requirements on 
institutions and lenders to ensure that borrowers receive additional 
disclosures about Title IV, HEA program assistance prior to obtaining a 
private education loan. The Department is submitting the unchanged 
Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification for OMB's continued 
approval. While information about the applicant's cost of attendance 
and estimated financial assistance must be provided to the student, if 
available, the student will provide the data to the private loan lender 
who must collect and maintain the self-certification form prior to 
disbursement of a Private Education Loan. The Department will not 
receive the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form 
and therefore will not be collecting and maintaining the form or its 
data.

    Dated: February 24, 2016.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2016-04323 Filed 2-26-16; 8:45 am]
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