Applications for New Awards; Carol M. White Physical Education Program, 15090-15098 [2016-06301]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15090 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices Excellence (CDSE) of the Defense Security Service announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by May 20, 2016. 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PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 15, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–06245 Filed 3–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Carol M. White Physical Education Program Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Overview Information Carol M. White Physical Education Program Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2016. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.215F. DATES: Applications Available: March 21, 2016. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 20, 2016. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 19, 2016. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, and improve physical education for students in grades K–12. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting State physical education standards. Priorities: This notice contains one absolute priority, three competitive preference priorities, and one invitational priority. The absolute priority and Competitive Preference Priority 1 are from the notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions for this program published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2010 (75 FR 34892). Competitive Preference Priority 2 and Competitive Preference Priority 3 are from the Department’s notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2014 (79 FR 73426). The invitational priority is based on 34 CFR 75.226(d)(4). Absolute Priority: For FY 2016 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices applicants from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: Programs Designed To Create Quality Physical Education Programs Under this priority, an applicant is required to develop, expand, or improve its physical education program and address its State’s physical education standards by undertaking the following activities: (1) Instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and (2) physical fitness activities that must include at least one of the following: (a) Fitness education and assessment to help students understand, improve, or maintain their physical well-being; (b) instruction in a variety of motor skills and physical activities designed to enhance the physical, mental, and social or emotional development of every student; (c) development of, and instruction in, cognitive concepts about motor skills and physical fitness that support a lifelong healthy lifestyle; (d) opportunities to develop positive social and cooperative skills through physical activity participation; or (e) opportunities for professional development for teachers of physical education to stay abreast of the latest research, issues, and trends in the field of physical education. Competitive Preference Priorities: For FY 2016 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, these priorities are competitive preference priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we will award an additional five points to an application that meets Competitive Preference Priority 1, an additional five points to an application that meets Competitive Preference Priority 2, and an additional five points to an application that meets Competitive Preference 3. The maximum number of competitive preference points an application can receive for this competition is 15. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Note: In order to be eligible for earning competitive preference priority points, an applicant must identify in the abstract section of its application the competitive preference priority or priorities for which it is seeking points. Applications that fail to clearly identify in the abstract section the competitive preference priority or priorities for which they are seeking to earn points will not be reviewed against the competitive preference priority and will not be awarded competitive preference priority points. These priorities are: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Mar 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Competitive Preference Priority 1: Partnerships Between Applicants and Supporting Community Entities We will give a competitive preference priority to an applicant that includes in its application an agreement that details the participation of required partners, as defined in this notice. The agreement must include a description of: (1) Each partner’s roles and responsibilities in the project; (2) how each partner will contribute to the project, including any contribution to the local match; (3) an assurance that the application was developed after timely and meaningful consultation between the required parties, as defined in this notice; and (4) a commitment to work together to reach the desired goals and outcomes of the project. The partner agreement must be signed by the Authorized Representative of each of the required partners and by other partners as appropriate. For an LEA applicant, this partnership agreement must include: (1) The LEA; (2) at least one CBO; (3) a local public health entity, as defined in this notice; (4) the LEA’s food service or child nutrition director; and (5) the head of the local government, as defined in this notice. For a CBO applicant, the partnership agreement must include: (1) The CBO; (2) a local public health entity, as defined in this notice; (3) a local organization supporting nutrition or healthy eating, as defined in this notice; (4) the head of the local government, as defined in this notice; and (5) the LEA from which the largest number of students expected to participate in the CBO’s project attend. If the CBO applicant is a school, such as a parochial or other private school, the applicant must describe its school as part of the partnership agreement but is not required to provide an additional signature from an LEA or another school. A CBO applicant that is a school and serves its own population of students is required to include another CBO as part of its partnership and include the head of that CBO as a signatory on the partnership agreement. Although partnerships with other parties are required for this priority, the eligible applicant must retain the administrative and fiscal control of the project. Competitive Preference Priority 2— Development of Non-Cognitive Factors We will give a competitive preference priority to an applicant that includes in its application projects that are designed to improve students’ mastery of noncognitive skills and behaviors (such as academic behaviors, academic mindset, PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15091 perseverance, self-regulation, social and emotional skills, and approaches toward learning strategies) and enhance student motivation and engagement in learning. Competitive Preference Priority 3— Supporting High-Need Students We will give a competitive preference priority to an applicant that includes in its application projects designed to improve academic outcomes; learning environments; or both for students in lowest-performing schools. Invitational Priority: For FY 2016 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is an invitational priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets this invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over other applications. This priority is: Invitational Priority—Evidence of Promise Projects in which physical education or nutrition education programs and practices are supported by research studies that demonstrate evidence of promise as defined in 34 CFR 77.1(c). Note: Under this priority, we are inviting applications that meet the evidence of promise standard as defined in 34 CFR 77.1(c). Each applicant is encouraged to submit a citation for the study or studies that supports the applicant’s proposed process, strategy, or practice and that the applicant provides as justification that it meets the evidence of promise standard. If applicable and available, the on-line link for the citation should be provided in the Abstract. Requirements The following requirements, which are from the notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions for this program published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2010 (75 FR 34892), apply to this competition: Requirement 1—Align Project Goals With Identified Needs Using the School Health Index (SHI) Applicants must complete the physical activity and nutrition questions in Modules 1–4 of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) SHI self-assessment tool and develop project goals and plans that address the identified needs. Modules 1–4 are School Health and Safety Policies and Environment, Health Education, Physical Activity and Other Physical Activity Programs, and Nutrition Services. LEA applicants must use the SHI self-assessment to develop a School Health Improvement Plan focused on improving these issues, and E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15092 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices design an initiative that addresses their identified gaps and weaknesses. Applicants must include their Overall Score Card for the questions answered in Modules 1–4 in their application, and correlate their School Health Improvement Plan to their project design. Grantees must also complete the same modules of the SHI at the end of the project period and submit the Overall Score Card from the second assessment in their final reports to demonstrate SHI completion and program improvement as a result of PEP funding. If a CBO applicant (unless the CBO is a school) is in a partner agreement with an LEA or school, it must collaborate with its partner or partners to complete Modules 1–4 of the SHI. Alternatively, if the CBO has not identified a school or LEA partner, the CBO is not required to do Modules 1– 4 of the SHI but must use an alternative needs assessment tool to assess the nutrition and physical activity environment in the community for children. CBO applicants are required to include their overall findings from the community needs assessment and correlate their findings with their project design. Grantees will be required to complete the same needs assessment at the end of their project and submit their findings in their final reports to demonstrate the completion of the assessment and program involvement as a result of PEP funding. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Requirement 2—Nutrition- and Physical Activity-Related Policies Grantees must develop, update, or enhance physical activity policies and food- and nutrition-related policies that promote healthy eating and physical activity throughout students’ everyday lives, as part of their PEP projects. Applicants must describe in their application their current policy framework, areas of focus, and the planned process for policy development, implementation, review, and monitoring. Grantees will be required to detail at the end of their project period in their final reports the physical activity and nutrition policies selected and how the policies improved through the course of the project. Applicants must sign a ProgramSpecific Assurance that commits them to developing, updating, or enhancing these policies during the project period. Applicants that do not submit such a Program-Specific Assurance signed by the applicant’s Authorized Representative are ineligible for the competition. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Mar 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Requirement 3—Linkage With Local Wellness Policies Representative are ineligible for the competition. Applicants that are participating in a program authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 must describe in their applications their school district’s established local wellness policy and how the proposed PEP project will align with, support, complement, and enhance the implementation of the applicant’s local wellness policy. The LEA’s local wellness policy should address all requirements in the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. CBO applicants must describe in their applications how their proposed projects would enhance or support the intent of the local wellness policies of their LEA partner(s), if they are working in a partnership group. If an applicant or a member of its partnership group does not participate in the school lunch program authorized by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act and the WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, it will not necessarily have a local wellness policy and, thus, is not required to meet this requirement or adopt a local wellness policy. However, we encourage those applicants to develop and adopt a local wellness policy, consistent with the provisions in the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act and the WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 in conjunction with its PEP project. Applicants must sign a ProgramSpecific Assurance that commits them to align their PEP project with the district’s Local Wellness Policy, if applicable. Applicants to whom this requirement applies that do not submit a Program-Specific Assurance signed by the applicant’s Authorized Representative are ineligible for the competition. Requirement 5—Increasing Transparency and Accountability Grantees must create or use existing reporting mechanisms to provide information on students’ progress, in the aggregate, on the key program indicators, as described in this notice and required under the Government Performance and Results Act, as well as on any unique project-level measures proposed in the application. Grantees that are educational agencies or institutions are subject to applicable Federal, State, and local privacy provisions, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act—a law that generally prohibits the nonconsensual disclosure of personally identifiable information in a student’s education record. All grantees must comply with applicable Federal, State, and local privacy provisions. The aggregate-level information should be easily accessible by the public, such as posted on the grantee’s or a partner’s Web site. Applicants must describe in their application the planned method for reporting. Applicants must commit to reporting information to the public by signing a Program-Specific Assurance. Applicants that do not submit a Program-Specific Assurance signed by the applicant’s Authorized Representative are ineligible for the competition. Definitions: The definitions are from the notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2010 (75 FR 34892); the Department’s Notice of Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2014 (79 FR 73453); the ESEA; and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations. After each definition, we identify its source. Community-based organization means a public or private nonprofit organization of demonstrated effectiveness that— (a) Is representative of a community or significant segments of a community; and (b) Provides educational or related services to individuals in the community. (ESEA section 9101(6)). Evidence of promise means there is empirical evidence to support the theoretical linkage(s) between at least one critical component and at least one relevant outcome presented in the logic model for the proposed process, product, strategy, or practice. Specifically, evidence of promise means Requirement 4—Equipment Purchases Purchases of equipment with PEP funds or with funds used to meet the program’s matching requirement must be aligned with the curricular components of the proposed physical education and nutrition program. Applicants must commit to aligning the students’ use of the equipment with PEP elements applicable to their projects, identified in the absolute priority in this notice, and any applicable curricula by signing a Program-Specific Assurance. Applicants that do not submit a Program-Specific Assurance signed by the applicant’s Authorized PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices the conditions in both paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this definition are met: (i) There is at least one study that is a— (A) Correlational study with statistical controls for selection bias; (B) Quasi-experimental design study that meets the What Works Clearinghouse Evidence Standards with reservations; or (C) Randomized controlled trial that meets the What Works Clearinghouse Evidence Standards with or without reservations. (ii) The study referenced in paragraph (i) of this definition found a statistically significant or substantively important (defined as a difference of 0.25 standard deviations or larger) favorable association between at least one critical component and one relevant outcome presented in the logic model for the proposed process, product, strategy, or practice. (34 CFR 77.1(c)). Head of local government means the head of, or an appropriate designee of, the party responsible for the civic functioning of the county, city, town, or municipality would be considered the head of local government. This includes, but is not limited to, the mayor, city manager, or county executive. (75 FR 34892, 34909). Local educational agency (LEA) means: (1) A public board of education or other public authority legally constituted within a State for either administrative control or direction of, or to perform a service function for, public elementary schools or secondary schools in a city, county, township, school district, or other political subdivision of a State, or of or for a combination of school districts or counties that is recognized in a State as an administrative agency for its public elementary schools or secondary schools. (2) The term includes any other public institution or agency having administrative control and direction of a public elementary school or secondary school. (3) The term includes an elementary school or secondary school funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs but only to the extent that including the school makes the school eligible for programs for which specific eligibility is not provided to the school in another provision of law and the school does not have a student population that is smaller than the student population of the local educational agency receiving assistance under this Act with the smallest student population, except that the school shall not be subject to the jurisdiction of any State educational VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Mar 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 agency other than the Bureau of Indian Affairs. (4) The term includes educational service agencies and consortia of those agencies. (5) The term includes the State educational agency in a State in which the State educational agency is the sole educational agency for all public schools. (ESEA section 9101(26)). Local public health entity means an administrative or service unit of local or State government concerned with health and carrying some responsibility for the health of a jurisdiction smaller than the State (except for Rhode Island and Hawaii, because these States’ health departments operate on behalf of local public health and have no sub-State unit). The definition applies to the State health department or the State public health entity in the event that the local public health entity does not govern health and nutrition issues for the local area. (75 FR 34892, 34909). Lowest-performing schools means, for a State with an approved request for flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), priority schools or Tier I and Tier II schools that have been identified under the School Improvement Grants program. For any other State, Tier I and Tier II schools that have been identified under the School Improvement Grants program. Organization supporting nutrition or healthy eating means a local public or private non-profit school, health-related professional organization, local public health entity, or local business that has demonstrated interest and efforts in promoting student health or nutrition. This term includes, but is not limited to LEAs (particularly an LEA’s school food or child nutrition director), grocery stores, supermarkets, restaurants, corner stores, farmers’ markets, farms, other private businesses, hospitals, institutions of higher education, Cooperative Extension Service and 4H Clubs, and community gardening organizations, when such entities have demonstrated a clear intent to promote student health and nutrition or have made tangible efforts to do so. This definition does not include representatives from trade associations or representatives from any organization representing any producers or marketers of food or beverage product(s). (75 FR 34892, 34909). Priority schools means schools that, based on the most recent data available, have been identified as among the lowest-performing schools in the State. The total number of priority schools in a State must be at least five percent of PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15093 the Title I schools in the State. A priority school is— (a) A school among the lowest five percent of Title I schools in the State based on the achievement of the ‘‘all students’’ group in terms of proficiency on the statewide assessments that are part of the SEA’s differentiated recognition, accountability, and support system, combined, and has demonstrated a lack of progress on those assessments over a number of years in the ‘‘all students’’ group; (b) A Title I-participating or Title Ieligible high school with a graduation rate that is less than 60 percent over a number of years; or (c) A Tier I or Tier II school under the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program that is using SIG funds to implement a school intervention model. Tier I schools means: (a) A Title I school that has been identified as in improvement, corrective action, or restructuring under section 1116 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) and that is identified by the SEA under paragraph (a)(1) of the definition of persistently lowest-achieving school. (b) An elementary school that is eligible for Title I, Part A funds that— (1)(i) Has not made adequate yearly progress for at least two consecutive years; or (ii) Is in the State’s lowest quintile of performance based on proficiency rates on the State’s assessments under section 1111(b)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) in reading/language arts and mathematics combined; and (2) Is no higher achieving than the highest-achieving school identified by the SEA under paragraph (a)(1)(i) of the definition of persistently lowestachieving school. Tier II schools means: (a) A secondary school that is eligible for, but does not receive, Title I, Part A funds and is identified by the State educational agency (SEA) under paragraph (a)(2) of the definition of persistently lowest-achieving schools. (b) A secondary school that is eligible for Title I, Part A funds that— (1)(i) Has not made adequate yearly progress for at least two consecutive years; or (ii) Is in the State’s lowest quintile of performance based on proficiency rates on the State’s assessments under section 1111(b)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), in reading/language arts and mathematics combined; and (2)(i) Is no higher achieving than the highest-achieving school identified by the SEA under paragraph (a)(2)(i) of the E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15094 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices definition of persistently lowestachieving school; or (ii) Is a high school that has had a graduation rate, as defined in 34 CFR 200.19(b), that is less than 60 percent over a number of years. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7261– 7261f. Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3485, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended in 2 CFR part 3474. (c) The regulations in 34 CFR part 299. (d) The notice of final eligibility requirements for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools discretionary grant programs published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369). (e) The notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2010 (75 FR 34892). (f) The notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2014 (79 FR 73453). 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: $23,000,000 Estimated Range of Awards: $200,000–$800,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $500,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 15. We expect to make awards under this competition for the complete 3-year (36-month) period by front-loading all 3 years using FY 2016 funds. Additional information regarding this action can be found in the application package. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 36 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: (a) LEAs, including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Mar 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 CBOs, including faith-based organizations provided that they meet the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. (b) The Secretary limits eligibility under this discretionary grant competition to LEAs or CBOs that do not currently have an active grant under PEP. For the purpose of this eligibility requirement, a grant is considered active until the end of the grant’s project or funding period, including any extensions of those periods that extend the grantee’s authority to obligate funds. (See the notice of final eligibility requirements for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools discretionary grant programs published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369)). 2. (a) Cost Sharing or Matching: In accordance with section 5506 of the ESEA, the Federal share of the project costs may not exceed (i) 90 percent of the total cost of a program for the first year for which the program receives assistance; and (ii) 75 percent of such cost for the second and each subsequent year. (b) Supplement-Not-Supplant: This competition involves supplement-notsupplant funding requirements. Funds made available under this program must be used to supplement, and not supplant, any other Federal, State, or local funds available for physical education activities in accordance with section 5507 of the ESEA. 3. Other: An application for funds under this program may provide for the participation, in the activities funded, of (a) students enrolled in private nonprofit elementary schools or secondary schools, and their parents and teachers; or (b) home-schooled students, and their parents and teachers. 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:// www.ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/ applicant.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) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You can contact ED Pubs at its Web site, also: www.EDPubs.gov or at its email address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov. If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this competition as follows: CFDA number 84.215F. Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the person listed under Accessible Format 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 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, including titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions. Double space is optional for the 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. The page limit does not apply to the cover sheet; the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; the assurances and certifications; or the abstract, the resumes, the bibliography, or the letters of support. 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. Submission Dates and Times: Applications Available: March 21, 2016. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 20, 2016. Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.gov). 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 E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices 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 in this notice. If the Department provides an accommodation or auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability in connection with the application process, the individual’s application remains subject to all other requirements and limitations in this notice. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 19, 2016. 4. Intergovernmental Review: This competition is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. Information about Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for this competition. 5. Funding Restrictions: Funds may not be used for construction activities or for extracurricular activities, such as team sports and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program activities (See section 5503(c) of the ESEA). In accordance with section 5505(b) of the ESEA, not more than five percent of grant funds provided under this program to an LEA or CBO for any fiscal year may be used for administrative expenses. We reference additional regulations outlining funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. Information about prohibited activities and use of funds also is included in the application package for this competition. 6. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification Number, and System for Award Management: To do business with the Department of Education, you must— a. Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); b. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the System for Award Management (SAM) (formerly the Central Contractor Registry (CCR)), the Government’s primary registrant database; c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application; and d. Maintain an active SAM registration with current information while your application is under review by the Department and, if you are VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Mar 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 awarded a grant, during the project period. You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number can be created within one-to-two business days. 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 SAM registration process can take approximately seven business days, but may take upwards of several weeks, depending on the completeness and accuracy of the data entered into the SAM database by an entity. Thus if you think you might want to apply for Federal financial assistance under a program administered by the Department, please allow sufficient time to obtain and register your DUNS number and TIN. We strongly recommend that you register early. Note: Once your SAM registration is active, you will need to allow 24 to 48 hours for the information to be available in Grants.gov and before you can submit an application through Grants.gov. If you are currently registered with SAM, 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 registration annually. This may take three or more business days. Information about SAM is available at www.SAM.gov. To further assist you with obtaining and registering your DUNS number and TIN in SAM or updating your existing SAM account, we have prepared a SAM.gov Tip Sheet, which you can find at: http:// www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/samfaqs.html. In addition, if you are submitting your application via Grants.gov, you must (1) be designated by your organization as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR); and (2) register yourself with Grants.gov as an AOR. Details on these steps are outlined at the following Grants.gov Web page: www.grants.gov/ web/grants/register.html. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15095 Applications for grants under the Carol M. White Physical Education Program, CFDA number 84.215F, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov. Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us. 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. You may access the electronic grant application for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program at www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number’s alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.215, not 84.215F). Please note the following: • When you enter the Grants.gov site, you will find information about submitting an application electronically through the site, as well as the hours of operation. • Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time stamped. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as otherwise noted in this section, we will not accept your application if it is received—that is, date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system—after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. When we retrieve your application from Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are rejecting your application because it was date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. • The amount of time it can take to upload an application will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the application and the speed of your Internet connection. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15096 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the submission process through Grants.gov. • You should review and follow the Education Submission Procedures for submitting an application through Grants.gov that are included in the application package for this program to ensure that you submit your application in a timely manner to the Grants.gov system. You can also find the Education Submission Procedures pertaining to Grants.gov under News and Events on the Department’s G5 system home page at www.G5.gov. • 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 upload any narrative sections and all other attachments to your application as files in a PDF (Portable Document) read-only, nonmodifiable format. Do not upload an interactive or fillable PDF file. If you upload a file type other than a readonly, non-modifiable PDF or submit a password-protected file, we will not review that material. • Your electronic application must comply with any page-limit requirements described in this notice. • After you electronically submit your application, you will receive from Grants.gov an automatic notification of receipt that contains a Grants.gov tracking number. (This notification indicates receipt by Grants.gov only, not receipt by the Department.) The Department then will retrieve your application from Grants.gov and send a second notification to you by email. This second notification indicates that the Department has received your application and has assigned your application a PR/Award number (an EDspecified identifying number unique to your application). • We may request that you provide us original signatures on forms at a later date. Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues with the Grants.gov System: If you are experiencing problems submitting your VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Mar 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 application through Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov Support Desk, toll free, at 1–800–518–4726. You must obtain a Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it. If you are prevented from electronically submitting your application on the application deadline date because of technical problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension until 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, the following business day to enable you to transmit your application electronically or by hand delivery. You also may mail your application by following the mailing instructions described elsewhere in this notice. If you submit an application after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice and provide an explanation of the technical problem you experienced with Grants.gov, along with the Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number. We will accept your application if we can confirm that a technical problem occurred with the Grants.gov system and that the problem affected your ability to submit your application by 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. The Department will contact you after a determination is made on whether your application will be accepted. Note: The extensions to which we refer in this section apply only to the unavailability of, or technical problems with, the Grants.gov system. We will not grant you an extension if you failed to fully register to submit your application to Grants.gov before the application deadline date and time or if the technical problem you experienced is unrelated to the Grants.gov system. 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 the Grants.gov system because— • You do not have access to the Internet; or • You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to the Grants.gov system; 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 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 either: Carlette KyserPegram, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3E256, Washington, DC 20202– 6450. FAX: (202) 453–6742. 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: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.215F), 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 E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices 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 84.215F), 550 12th Street SW., Room 7039, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you mail or hand deliver your application to the Department— (1) You must indicate on the envelope and—if not provided by the Department—in Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number, including suffix letter, if any, of the competition under which you are submitting your application; and (2) The Application Control Center will mail to you a notification of receipt of your grant application. If you do not receive this notification within 15 business days from the application deadline date, you should call the U.S. Department of Education Application Control Center at (202) 245– 6288. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES V. Application Review Information 1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition are from 34 CFR 75.210 of EDGAR and are listed in the application package. 2. Review and Selection Process: We remind potential applicants that in reviewing applications in any discretionary grant competition, the Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.217(d)(3), the past performance of the applicant in carrying out a previous award, such as the applicant’s use of funds, achievement of project objectives, and compliance with grant conditions. The Secretary may also consider whether the applicant failed to submit a timely performance report or submitted a report of unacceptable quality. In addition, in making a competitive grant award, the Secretary also requires various assurances including those applicable to Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department of Education (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23). 3. Special Conditions: Under 2 CFR 3474.10, the Secretary may impose special conditions and, in appropriate circumstances, high-risk conditions on a grant if the applicant or grantee is not financially stable; has a history of unsatisfactory performance; has a financial or other management system VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Mar 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 that does not meet the standards in 2 CFR part 200, subpart D; has not fulfilled the conditions of a prior grant; or is otherwise not responsible. 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 Notice (GAN); or we may send you an email containing a link to access an electronic version of your 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: (a) If you apply for a grant under this competition, you must ensure that you have in place the necessary processes and systems to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 should you receive funding under the competition. This does not apply if you have an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b). (b) 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 under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, please go to www.ed.gov/ fund/grant/apply/appforms/ appforms.html. 4. Performance Measures: The Secretary has established the following key performance measures for collecting data to use in assessing the effectiveness of PEP: (a) The percentage of students served by the grant who engage in 60 minutes of daily physical activity. (b) The percentage of students served by the grant who meet the standard of a healthy fitness zone as established by the assessment for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) in at PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15097 least five of the six fitness areas of that assessment. (c) The percentage of students served by the grant who consume fruit two or more times per day and vegetables three or more times per day as measured in programs serving high school students using the nutrition-related questions from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and in programs serving elementary and middle school students using an appropriate assessment tool for their populations. For each measure, grantees should collect and aggregate data from two discrete data collection periods throughout each year. During the first year, grantees have an additional data collection period prior to program implementation to collect baseline data. (d) The cost (based on the amount of the grant award) per student who achieves the level of physical activity required to meet the physical activity measure above (i.e., 60 minutes of daily physical activity). These measures constitute the Department’s measures of success for this program. Consequently, applicants for a grant under this program are advised to give careful consideration to these measures in conceptualizing the approach and evaluation of their proposed project. If funded, applicants will be asked to collect and report data in their performance and final reports about progress toward these measures. 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 from the Department (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23). VII. Agency Contacts FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlette KyserPegram, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3E256, Washington, DC 20202–6450. Telephone: 202–453–6732 or by email: Carlette.KyserPegram@ ed.gov. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15098 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices If you use a TDD or a TTY, 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 compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII in this notice. 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 Adobe Portable Document Format (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: March 16, 2016. Ann Whalen, Senior Advisor to the Secretary Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2016–06301 Filed 3–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL16–39–000] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.; Notice of Supplement to Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on March 10, 2016, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2015), Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Petitioner) filed a supplement to its petition for declaratory order filed on February 17, 2016, requesting that the Commission find that its fixed cost recovery proposal contained in the proposed revised Board Policy 101 is consistent with the Public VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Mar 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) and the Commission’s regulations implementing PURPA, as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in this proceeding must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on March 25, 2016. Dated: March 15, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–06253 Filed 3–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL16–46–000] LS Power Development, LLC; Cross Texas Transmission, LLC; Notice Of Petiton for Declaratory Order Take notice that on March 10, 2016, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207 (2015), LS Power Development, LLC and Cross Texas Transmission, LLC (Petitioners) filed a petition for declaratory order (petition) confirming that the provision of certain transmission operations control services by employees of Petitioners or any of their affiliates will not cause the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), and/or ERCOT market participants to become subject to Commission jurisdiction under Part II of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 824, et seq. (2012), all as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in this proceeding must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioners. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Applications for New Awards; Carol M. White Physical Education 
Program

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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Overview Information

Carol M. White Physical Education Program

    Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 
2016.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.215F.

DATES: 
    Applications Available: March 21, 2016.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 20, 2016.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 19, 2016.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The Carol M. White Physical Education Program 
(PEP) provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and 
community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, and improve 
physical education for students in grades K-12. Grant recipients must 
implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting 
State physical education standards.
    Priorities: This notice contains one absolute priority, three 
competitive preference priorities, and one invitational priority. The 
absolute priority and Competitive Preference Priority 1 are from the 
notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions for this 
program published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2010 (75 FR 
34892). Competitive Preference Priority 2 and Competitive Preference 
Priority 3 are from the Department's notice of final supplemental 
priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published 
in the Federal Register on December 10, 2014 (79 FR 73426). The 
invitational priority is based on 34 CFR 75.226(d)(4).
    Absolute Priority: For FY 2016 and any subsequent year in which we 
make awards from the list of unfunded

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applicants from this competition, this priority is an absolute 
priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that 
meet this priority.
    This priority is:

Programs Designed To Create Quality Physical Education Programs

    Under this priority, an applicant is required to develop, expand, 
or improve its physical education program and address its State's 
physical education standards by undertaking the following activities: 
(1) Instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and (2) 
physical fitness activities that must include at least one of the 
following: (a) Fitness education and assessment to help students 
understand, improve, or maintain their physical well-being; (b) 
instruction in a variety of motor skills and physical activities 
designed to enhance the physical, mental, and social or emotional 
development of every student; (c) development of, and instruction in, 
cognitive concepts about motor skills and physical fitness that support 
a lifelong healthy lifestyle; (d) opportunities to develop positive 
social and cooperative skills through physical activity participation; 
or (e) opportunities for professional development for teachers of 
physical education to stay abreast of the latest research, issues, and 
trends in the field of physical education.
    Competitive Preference Priorities: For FY 2016 and any subsequent 
year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from 
this competition, these priorities are competitive preference 
priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we will award an additional 
five points to an application that meets Competitive Preference 
Priority 1, an additional five points to an application that meets 
Competitive Preference Priority 2, and an additional five points to an 
application that meets Competitive Preference 3. The maximum number of 
competitive preference points an application can receive for this 
competition is 15.

    Note:  In order to be eligible for earning competitive 
preference priority points, an applicant must identify in the 
abstract section of its application the competitive preference 
priority or priorities for which it is seeking points.

    Applications that fail to clearly identify in the abstract section 
the competitive preference priority or priorities for which they are 
seeking to earn points will not be reviewed against the competitive 
preference priority and will not be awarded competitive preference 
priority points.
    These priorities are:

Competitive Preference Priority 1: Partnerships Between Applicants and 
Supporting Community Entities

    We will give a competitive preference priority to an applicant that 
includes in its application an agreement that details the participation 
of required partners, as defined in this notice. The agreement must 
include a description of: (1) Each partner's roles and responsibilities 
in the project; (2) how each partner will contribute to the project, 
including any contribution to the local match; (3) an assurance that 
the application was developed after timely and meaningful consultation 
between the required parties, as defined in this notice; and (4) a 
commitment to work together to reach the desired goals and outcomes of 
the project. The partner agreement must be signed by the Authorized 
Representative of each of the required partners and by other partners 
as appropriate.
    For an LEA applicant, this partnership agreement must include: (1) 
The LEA; (2) at least one CBO; (3) a local public health entity, as 
defined in this notice; (4) the LEA's food service or child nutrition 
director; and (5) the head of the local government, as defined in this 
notice.
    For a CBO applicant, the partnership agreement must include: (1) 
The CBO; (2) a local public health entity, as defined in this notice; 
(3) a local organization supporting nutrition or healthy eating, as 
defined in this notice; (4) the head of the local government, as 
defined in this notice; and (5) the LEA from which the largest number 
of students expected to participate in the CBO's project attend. If the 
CBO applicant is a school, such as a parochial or other private school, 
the applicant must describe its school as part of the partnership 
agreement but is not required to provide an additional signature from 
an LEA or another school. A CBO applicant that is a school and serves 
its own population of students is required to include another CBO as 
part of its partnership and include the head of that CBO as a signatory 
on the partnership agreement.
    Although partnerships with other parties are required for this 
priority, the eligible applicant must retain the administrative and 
fiscal control of the project.

Competitive Preference Priority 2--Development of Non-Cognitive Factors

    We will give a competitive preference priority to an applicant that 
includes in its application projects that are designed to improve 
students' mastery of non-cognitive skills and behaviors (such as 
academic behaviors, academic mindset, perseverance, self-regulation, 
social and emotional skills, and approaches toward learning strategies) 
and enhance student motivation and engagement in learning.

Competitive Preference Priority 3--Supporting High-Need Students

    We will give a competitive preference priority to an applicant that 
includes in its application projects designed to improve academic 
outcomes; learning environments; or both for students in lowest-
performing schools.
    Invitational Priority: For FY 2016 and any subsequent year in which 
we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this 
competition, this priority is an invitational priority. Under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets this invitational 
priority a competitive or absolute preference over other applications.
    This priority is:

Invitational Priority--Evidence of Promise

    Projects in which physical education or nutrition education 
programs and practices are supported by research studies that 
demonstrate evidence of promise as defined in 34 CFR 77.1(c).

    Note:  Under this priority, we are inviting applications that 
meet the evidence of promise standard as defined in 34 CFR 77.1(c). 
Each applicant is encouraged to submit a citation for the study or 
studies that supports the applicant's proposed process, strategy, or 
practice and that the applicant provides as justification that it 
meets the evidence of promise standard. If applicable and available, 
the on-line link for the citation should be provided in the 
Abstract.

Requirements

    The following requirements, which are from the notice of final 
priorities, requirements, and definitions for this program published in 
the Federal Register on June 18, 2010 (75 FR 34892), apply to this 
competition:

Requirement 1--Align Project Goals With Identified Needs Using the 
School Health Index (SHI)

    Applicants must complete the physical activity and nutrition 
questions in Modules 1-4 of the Center for Disease Control's (CDC's) 
SHI self-assessment tool and develop project goals and plans that 
address the identified needs. Modules 1-4 are School Health and Safety 
Policies and Environment, Health Education, Physical Activity and Other 
Physical Activity Programs, and Nutrition Services. LEA applicants must 
use the SHI self-assessment to develop a School Health Improvement Plan 
focused on improving these issues, and

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design an initiative that addresses their identified gaps and 
weaknesses. Applicants must include their Overall Score Card for the 
questions answered in Modules 1-4 in their application, and correlate 
their School Health Improvement Plan to their project design. Grantees 
must also complete the same modules of the SHI at the end of the 
project period and submit the Overall Score Card from the second 
assessment in their final reports to demonstrate SHI completion and 
program improvement as a result of PEP funding.
    If a CBO applicant (unless the CBO is a school) is in a partner 
agreement with an LEA or school, it must collaborate with its partner 
or partners to complete Modules 1-4 of the SHI.
    Alternatively, if the CBO has not identified a school or LEA 
partner, the CBO is not required to do Modules 1-4 of the SHI but must 
use an alternative needs assessment tool to assess the nutrition and 
physical activity environment in the community for children. CBO 
applicants are required to include their overall findings from the 
community needs assessment and correlate their findings with their 
project design. Grantees will be required to complete the same needs 
assessment at the end of their project and submit their findings in 
their final reports to demonstrate the completion of the assessment and 
program involvement as a result of PEP funding.

Requirement 2--Nutrition- and Physical Activity-Related Policies

    Grantees must develop, update, or enhance physical activity 
policies and food- and nutrition-related policies that promote healthy 
eating and physical activity throughout students' everyday lives, as 
part of their PEP projects. Applicants must describe in their 
application their current policy framework, areas of focus, and the 
planned process for policy development, implementation, review, and 
monitoring. Grantees will be required to detail at the end of their 
project period in their final reports the physical activity and 
nutrition policies selected and how the policies improved through the 
course of the project.
    Applicants must sign a Program-Specific Assurance that commits them 
to developing, updating, or enhancing these policies during the project 
period. Applicants that do not submit such a Program-Specific Assurance 
signed by the applicant's Authorized Representative are ineligible for 
the competition.

Requirement 3--Linkage With Local Wellness Policies

    Applicants that are participating in a program authorized by the 
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition 
and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 must describe in their applications 
their school district's established local wellness policy and how the 
proposed PEP project will align with, support, complement, and enhance 
the implementation of the applicant's local wellness policy. The LEA's 
local wellness policy should address all requirements in the Child 
Nutrition Act of 1966. CBO applicants must describe in their 
applications how their proposed projects would enhance or support the 
intent of the local wellness policies of their LEA partner(s), if they 
are working in a partnership group.
    If an applicant or a member of its partnership group does not 
participate in the school lunch program authorized by the Richard B. 
Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act and the 
WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, it will not necessarily have a local 
wellness policy and, thus, is not required to meet this requirement or 
adopt a local wellness policy. However, we encourage those applicants 
to develop and adopt a local wellness policy, consistent with the 
provisions in the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the 
Child Nutrition Act and the WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 in 
conjunction with its PEP project.
    Applicants must sign a Program-Specific Assurance that commits them 
to align their PEP project with the district's Local Wellness Policy, 
if applicable. Applicants to whom this requirement applies that do not 
submit a Program-Specific Assurance signed by the applicant's 
Authorized Representative are ineligible for the competition.

Requirement 4--Equipment Purchases

    Purchases of equipment with PEP funds or with funds used to meet 
the program's matching requirement must be aligned with the curricular 
components of the proposed physical education and nutrition program. 
Applicants must commit to aligning the students' use of the equipment 
with PEP elements applicable to their projects, identified in the 
absolute priority in this notice, and any applicable curricula by 
signing a Program-Specific Assurance. Applicants that do not submit a 
Program-Specific Assurance signed by the applicant's Authorized 
Representative are ineligible for the competition.

Requirement 5--Increasing Transparency and Accountability

    Grantees must create or use existing reporting mechanisms to 
provide information on students' progress, in the aggregate, on the key 
program indicators, as described in this notice and required under the 
Government Performance and Results Act, as well as on any unique 
project-level measures proposed in the application. Grantees that are 
educational agencies or institutions are subject to applicable Federal, 
State, and local privacy provisions, including the Family Educational 
Rights and Privacy Act--a law that generally prohibits the non-
consensual disclosure of personally identifiable information in a 
student's education record. All grantees must comply with applicable 
Federal, State, and local privacy provisions. The aggregate-level 
information should be easily accessible by the public, such as posted 
on the grantee's or a partner's Web site. Applicants must describe in 
their application the planned method for reporting.
    Applicants must commit to reporting information to the public by 
signing a Program-Specific Assurance. Applicants that do not submit a 
Program-Specific Assurance signed by the applicant's Authorized 
Representative are ineligible for the competition.

    Definitions: The definitions are from the notice of final 
priorities, requirements, and definitions published in the Federal 
Register on June 18, 2010 (75 FR 34892); the Department's Notice of 
Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant 
Programs, published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2014 (79 FR 
73453); the ESEA; and the Education Department General Administrative 
Regulations. After each definition, we identify its source.
    Community-based organization means a public or private nonprofit 
organization of demonstrated effectiveness that--
    (a) Is representative of a community or significant segments of a 
community; and
    (b) Provides educational or related services to individuals in the 
community. (ESEA section 9101(6)).
    Evidence of promise means there is empirical evidence to support 
the theoretical linkage(s) between at least one critical component and 
at least one relevant outcome presented in the logic model for the 
proposed process, product, strategy, or practice. Specifically, 
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the conditions in both paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this definition are 
met:
    (i) There is at least one study that is a--
    (A) Correlational study with statistical controls for selection 
bias;
    (B) Quasi-experimental design study that meets the What Works 
Clearinghouse Evidence Standards with reservations; or
    (C) Randomized controlled trial that meets the What Works 
Clearinghouse Evidence Standards with or without reservations.
    (ii) The study referenced in paragraph (i) of this definition found 
a statistically significant or substantively important (defined as a 
difference of 0.25 standard deviations or larger) favorable association 
between at least one critical component and one relevant outcome 
presented in the logic model for the proposed process, product, 
strategy, or practice. (34 CFR 77.1(c)).
    Head of local government means the head of, or an appropriate 
designee of, the party responsible for the civic functioning of the 
county, city, town, or municipality would be considered the head of 
local government. This includes, but is not limited to, the mayor, city 
manager, or county executive. (75 FR 34892, 34909).
    Local educational agency (LEA) means:
    (1) A public board of education or other public authority legally 
constituted within a State for either administrative control or 
direction of, or to perform a service function for, public elementary 
schools or secondary schools in a city, county, township, school 
district, or other political subdivision of a State, or of or for a 
combination of school districts or counties that is recognized in a 
State as an administrative agency for its public elementary schools or 
secondary schools.
    (2) The term includes any other public institution or agency having 
administrative control and direction of a public elementary school or 
secondary school.
    (3) The term includes an elementary school or secondary school 
funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs but only to the extent that 
including the school makes the school eligible for programs for which 
specific eligibility is not provided to the school in another provision 
of law and the school does not have a student population that is 
smaller than the student population of the local educational agency 
receiving assistance under this Act with the smallest student 
population, except that the school shall not be subject to the 
jurisdiction of any State educational agency other than the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs.
    (4) The term includes educational service agencies and consortia of 
those agencies.
    (5) The term includes the State educational agency in a State in 
which the State educational agency is the sole educational agency for 
all public schools. (ESEA section 9101(26)).
    Local public health entity means an administrative or service unit 
of local or State government concerned with health and carrying some 
responsibility for the health of a jurisdiction smaller than the State 
(except for Rhode Island and Hawaii, because these States' health 
departments operate on behalf of local public health and have no sub-
State unit). The definition applies to the State health department or 
the State public health entity in the event that the local public 
health entity does not govern health and nutrition issues for the local 
area. (75 FR 34892, 34909).
    Lowest-performing schools means, for a State with an approved 
request for flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), priority schools or Tier I and Tier II 
schools that have been identified under the School Improvement Grants 
program. For any other State, Tier I and Tier II schools that have been 
identified under the School Improvement Grants program.
    Organization supporting nutrition or healthy eating means a local 
public or private non-profit school, health-related professional 
organization, local public health entity, or local business that has 
demonstrated interest and efforts in promoting student health or 
nutrition. This term includes, but is not limited to LEAs (particularly 
an LEA's school food or child nutrition director), grocery stores, 
supermarkets, restaurants, corner stores, farmers' markets, farms, 
other private businesses, hospitals, institutions of higher education, 
Cooperative Extension Service and 4H Clubs, and community gardening 
organizations, when such entities have demonstrated a clear intent to 
promote student health and nutrition or have made tangible efforts to 
do so. This definition does not include representatives from trade 
associations or representatives from any organization representing any 
producers or marketers of food or beverage product(s). (75 FR 34892, 
34909).
    Priority schools means schools that, based on the most recent data 
available, have been identified as among the lowest-performing schools 
in the State. The total number of priority schools in a State must be 
at least five percent of the Title I schools in the State. A priority 
school is--
    (a) A school among the lowest five percent of Title I schools in 
the State based on the achievement of the ``all students'' group in 
terms of proficiency on the statewide assessments that are part of the 
SEA's differentiated recognition, accountability, and support system, 
combined, and has demonstrated a lack of progress on those assessments 
over a number of years in the ``all students'' group;
    (b) A Title I-participating or Title I-eligible high school with a 
graduation rate that is less than 60 percent over a number of years; or
    (c) A Tier I or Tier II school under the School Improvement Grant 
(SIG) program that is using SIG funds to implement a school 
intervention model.
    Tier I schools means:
    (a) A Title I school that has been identified as in improvement, 
corrective action, or restructuring under section 1116 of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) and 
that is identified by the SEA under paragraph (a)(1) of the definition 
of persistently lowest-achieving school.
    (b) An elementary school that is eligible for Title I, Part A funds 
that--
    (1)(i) Has not made adequate yearly progress for at least two 
consecutive years; or
    (ii) Is in the State's lowest quintile of performance based on 
proficiency rates on the State's assessments under section 1111(b)(3) 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended 
(ESEA) in reading/language arts and mathematics combined; and
    (2) Is no higher achieving than the highest-achieving school 
identified by the SEA under paragraph (a)(1)(i) of the definition of 
persistently lowest-achieving school.
    Tier II schools means:
    (a) A secondary school that is eligible for, but does not receive, 
Title I, Part A funds and is identified by the State educational agency 
(SEA) under paragraph (a)(2) of the definition of persistently lowest-
achieving schools.
    (b) A secondary school that is eligible for Title I, Part A funds 
that--
    (1)(i) Has not made adequate yearly progress for at least two 
consecutive years; or
    (ii) Is in the State's lowest quintile of performance based on 
proficiency rates on the State's assessments under section 1111(b)(3) 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended 
(ESEA), in reading/language arts and mathematics combined; and
    (2)(i) Is no higher achieving than the highest-achieving school 
identified by the SEA under paragraph (a)(2)(i) of the

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definition of persistently lowest-achieving school; or
    (ii) Is a high school that has had a graduation rate, as defined in 
34 CFR 200.19(b), that is less than 60 percent over a number of years.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7261-7261f.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 
84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The OMB Guidelines to Agencies on 
Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 
180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR 
part 3485, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost 
Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 
200, as adopted and amended in 2 CFR part 3474. (c) The regulations in 
34 CFR part 299. (d) The notice of final eligibility requirements for 
the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools discretionary grant programs 
published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369). 
(e) The notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions 
published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2010 (75 FR 34892). (f) 
The notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for 
discretionary grant programs published in the Federal Register on 
December 10, 2014 (79 FR 73453).

    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: $23,000,000
    Estimated Range of Awards: $200,000-$800,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $500,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 15. We expect to make awards under this 
competition for the complete 3-year (36-month) period by front-loading 
all 3 years using FY 2016 funds. Additional information regarding this 
action can be found in the application package.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: (a) LEAs, including charter schools that 
are considered LEAs under State law, and CBOs, including faith-based 
organizations provided that they meet the applicable statutory and 
regulatory requirements.
    (b) The Secretary limits eligibility under this discretionary grant 
competition to LEAs or CBOs that do not currently have an active grant 
under PEP. For the purpose of this eligibility requirement, a grant is 
considered active until the end of the grant's project or funding 
period, including any extensions of those periods that extend the 
grantee's authority to obligate funds. (See the notice of final 
eligibility requirements for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 
discretionary grant programs published in the Federal Register on 
December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369)).
    2. (a) Cost Sharing or Matching: In accordance with section 5506 of 
the ESEA, the Federal share of the project costs may not exceed (i) 90 
percent of the total cost of a program for the first year for which the 
program receives assistance; and (ii) 75 percent of such cost for the 
second and each subsequent year.
    (b) Supplement-Not-Supplant: This competition involves supplement-
not-supplant funding requirements. Funds made available under this 
program must be used to supplement, and not supplant, any other 
Federal, State, or local funds available for physical education 
activities in accordance with section 5507 of the ESEA.
    3. Other: An application for funds under this program may provide 
for the participation, in the activities funded, of (a) students 
enrolled in private nonprofit elementary schools or secondary schools, 
and their parents and teachers; or (b) home-schooled students, and 
their parents and teachers.

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://www.ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/applicant.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) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
800-877-8339.
    You can contact ED Pubs at its Web site, also: www.EDPubs.gov or at 
its email address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA number 84.215F.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application 
package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, 
or compact disc) by contacting the person listed under Accessible 
Format 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 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, including titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions. Double space is 
optional for the 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.
    The page limit does not apply to the cover sheet; the budget 
section, including the narrative budget justification; the assurances 
and certifications; or the abstract, the resumes, the bibliography, or 
the letters of support. 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. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: March 21, 2016.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 20, 2016.
    Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted 
electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.gov). 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

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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 
in this notice. If the Department provides an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability in connection with the 
application process, the individual's application remains subject to 
all other requirements and limitations in this notice.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 19, 2016.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This competition is subject to 
Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. 
Information about Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under 
Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for this 
competition.
    5. Funding Restrictions: Funds may not be used for construction 
activities or for extracurricular activities, such as team sports and 
Reserve Officers' Training Corps program activities (See section 
5503(c) of the ESEA).
    In accordance with section 5505(b) of the ESEA, not more than five 
percent of grant funds provided under this program to an LEA or CBO for 
any fiscal year may be used for administrative expenses.
    We reference additional regulations outlining funding restrictions 
in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. Information about 
prohibited activities and use of funds also is included in the 
application package for this competition.
    6. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification 
Number, and System for Award Management: To do business with the 
Department of Education, you must--
    a. Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a 
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);
    b. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the System for Award 
Management (SAM) (formerly the Central Contractor Registry (CCR)), the 
Government's primary registrant database;
    c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application; and
    d. Maintain an active SAM registration with current information 
while your application is under review by the Department and, if you 
are awarded a grant, during the project period.
    You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number 
can be created within one-to-two business days.
    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 SAM registration process can take approximately seven business 
days, but may take upwards of several weeks, depending on the 
completeness and accuracy of the data entered into the SAM database by 
an entity. Thus if you think you might want to apply for Federal 
financial assistance under a program administered by the Department, 
please allow sufficient time to obtain and register your DUNS number 
and TIN. We strongly recommend that you register early.

    Note: Once your SAM registration is active, you will need to 
allow 24 to 48 hours for the information to be available in 
Grants.gov and before you can submit an application through 
Grants.gov.

    If you are currently registered with SAM, 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 registration annually. This may take three or more business days.
    Information about SAM is available at www.SAM.gov. To further 
assist you with obtaining and registering your DUNS number and TIN in 
SAM or updating your existing SAM account, we have prepared a SAM.gov 
Tip Sheet, which you can find at: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/sam-faqs.html.
    In addition, if you are submitting your application via Grants.gov, 
you must (1) be designated by your organization as an Authorized 
Organization Representative (AOR); and (2) register yourself with 
Grants.gov as an AOR. Details on these steps are outlined at the 
following Grants.gov Web page: www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html.
    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 Carol M. White Physical Education 
Program, CFDA number 84.215F, must be submitted electronically using 
the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov. Through 
this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application 
package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your 
application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant 
application to us.
    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.
    You may access the electronic grant application for the Carol M. 
White Physical Education Program at www.Grants.gov. You must search for 
the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA 
number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search 
(e.g., search for 84.215, not 84.215F).
    Please note the following:
     When you enter the Grants.gov site, you will find 
information about submitting an application electronically through the 
site, as well as the hours of operation.
     Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time 
stamped. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must 
be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30:00 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as 
otherwise noted in this section, we will not accept your application if 
it is received--that is, date and time stamped by the Grants.gov 
system--after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date. We do not consider an application that does not comply 
with the deadline requirements. When we retrieve your application from 
Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are rejecting your application 
because it was date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system after 
4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date.
     The amount of time it can take to upload an application 
will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the 
application and the speed of your Internet connection.

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Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the 
application deadline date to begin the submission process through 
Grants.gov.
     You should review and follow the Education Submission 
Procedures for submitting an application through Grants.gov that are 
included in the application package for this program to ensure that you 
submit your application in a timely manner to the Grants.gov system. 
You can also find the Education Submission Procedures pertaining to 
Grants.gov under News and Events on the Department's G5 system home 
page at www.G5.gov.
     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 upload any narrative sections and all other 
attachments to your application as files in a PDF (Portable Document) 
read-only, non-modifiable format. Do not upload an interactive or 
fillable PDF file. If you upload a file type other than a read-only, 
non-modifiable PDF or submit a password-protected file, we will not 
review that material.
     Your electronic application must comply with any page-
limit requirements described in this notice.
     After you electronically submit your application, you will 
receive from Grants.gov an automatic notification of receipt that 
contains a Grants.gov tracking number. (This notification indicates 
receipt by Grants.gov only, not receipt by the Department.) The 
Department then will retrieve your application from Grants.gov and send 
a second notification to you by email. This second notification 
indicates that the Department has received your application and has 
assigned your application a PR/Award number (an ED-specified 
identifying number unique to your application).
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on 
forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues 
with the Grants.gov System: If you are experiencing problems submitting 
your application through Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov 
Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726. You must obtain a 
Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.
    If you are prevented from electronically submitting your 
application on the application deadline date because of technical 
problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension 
until 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, the following business day to 
enable you to transmit your application electronically or by hand 
delivery. You also may mail your application by following the mailing 
instructions described elsewhere in this notice.
    If you submit an application after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC 
time, on the application deadline date, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this 
notice and provide an explanation of the technical problem you 
experienced with Grants.gov, along with the Grants.gov Support Desk 
Case Number. We will accept your application if we can confirm that a 
technical problem occurred with the Grants.gov system and that the 
problem affected your ability to submit your application by 4:30:00 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. The 
Department will contact you after a determination is made on whether 
your application will be accepted.

    Note: The extensions to which we refer in this section apply 
only to the unavailability of, or technical problems with, the 
Grants.gov system. We will not grant you an extension if you failed 
to fully register to submit your application to Grants.gov before 
the application deadline date and time or if the technical problem 
you experienced is unrelated to the Grants.gov system.

    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 the Grants.gov system because--
     You do not have access to the Internet; or
     You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to 
the Grants.gov system;
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 either: Carlette 
KyserPegram, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., 
Room 3E256, Washington, DC 20202-6450. FAX: (202) 453-6742.
    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: 
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number 84.215F), 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

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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 84.215F), 550 12th Street SW., 
Room 7039, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily 
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, except 
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays.


    Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you 
mail or hand deliver your application to the Department--
    (1) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by 
the Department--in Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number, including 
suffix letter, if any, of the competition under which you are 
submitting your application; and
    (2) The Application Control Center will mail to you a 
notification of receipt of your grant application. If you do not 
receive this notification within 15 business days from the 
application deadline date, you should call the U.S. Department of 
Education Application Control Center at (202) 245-6288.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition 
are from 34 CFR 75.210 of EDGAR and are listed in the application 
package.
    2. Review and Selection Process: We remind potential applicants 
that in reviewing applications in any discretionary grant competition, 
the Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.217(d)(3), the past 
performance of the applicant in carrying out a previous award, such as 
the applicant's use of funds, achievement of project objectives, and 
compliance with grant conditions. The Secretary may also consider 
whether the applicant failed to submit a timely performance report or 
submitted a report of unacceptable quality.
    In addition, in making a competitive grant award, the Secretary 
also requires various assurances including those applicable to Federal 
civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or 
activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department 
of Education (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).
    3. Special Conditions: Under 2 CFR 3474.10, the Secretary may 
impose special conditions and, in appropriate circumstances, high-risk 
conditions on a grant if the applicant or grantee is not financially 
stable; has a history of unsatisfactory performance; has a financial or 
other management system that does not meet the standards in 2 CFR part 
200, subpart D; has not fulfilled the conditions of a prior grant; or 
is otherwise not responsible.

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 Notice 
(GAN); or we may send you an email containing a link to access an 
electronic version of your 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: (a) If you apply for a grant under this competition, 
you must ensure that you have in place the necessary processes and 
systems to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 
should you receive funding under the competition. This does not apply 
if you have an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b).
    (b) 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 under 34 
CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance 
reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, 
please go to www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html.
    4. Performance Measures: The Secretary has established the 
following key performance measures for collecting data to use in 
assessing the effectiveness of PEP:
    (a) The percentage of students served by the grant who engage in 60 
minutes of daily physical activity.
    (b) The percentage of students served by the grant who meet the 
standard of a healthy fitness zone as established by the assessment for 
the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) in at least five of the 
six fitness areas of that assessment.
    (c) The percentage of students served by the grant who consume 
fruit two or more times per day and vegetables three or more times per 
day as measured in programs serving high school students using the 
nutrition-related questions from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and in 
programs serving elementary and middle school students using an 
appropriate assessment tool for their populations.
    For each measure, grantees should collect and aggregate data from 
two discrete data collection periods throughout each year. During the 
first year, grantees have an additional data collection period prior to 
program implementation to collect baseline data.
    (d) The cost (based on the amount of the grant award) per student 
who achieves the level of physical activity required to meet the 
physical activity measure above (i.e., 60 minutes of daily physical 
activity).
    These measures constitute the Department's measures of success for 
this program. Consequently, applicants for a grant under this program 
are advised to give careful consideration to these measures in 
conceptualizing the approach and evaluation of their proposed project. 
If funded, applicants will be asked to collect and report data in their 
performance and final reports about progress toward these measures.
    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 from the Department (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 
106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).

VII. Agency Contacts

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlette KyserPegram, U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3E256, Washington, DC 
20202-6450. Telephone: 202-453-6732 or by email: 
Carlette.KyserPegram@ed.gov.

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    If you use a TDD or a TTY, 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 compact disc) on request to 
the program contact person listed under For Further Information Contact 
in section VII in this notice.
    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 Adobe Portable Document Format (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: March 16, 2016.
Ann Whalen,
Senior Advisor to the Secretary Delegated the Duties of Assistant 
Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2016-06301 Filed 3-18-16; 8:45 am]
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