Notice Announcing Availability of Funds and Application Deadlines; Hurricane Education Recovery, 18015-18018 [2018-08700]

Download as PDF 18015 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 25, 2018 / Notices Program and type of investment Energy & Water TAPL Total Program Development and Support for other Vulnerable Communities ........... 500,000 .............................. 500,000 Subtotal ....................................................................................................... 5,000,000 .............................. 5,000,000 Totals .................................................................................................... 12,000,000 1,700,000 13,700,000 Energy and Bulk Fuel Programs Shishmaref DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FY 2019 Denali Commission investments in Energy and Bulk Fuel may include: Shishmaref has voted to relocate and is now working to select a new site. The Commission funds summarized above may be used for the following activities: Notice Announcing Availability of Funds and Application Deadlines; Hurricane Education Recovery • Continued support for the existing Community Relocation Coordinator • New town-site planning and design • Professional project management services AGENCY: • Remote Power System Upgrade (RPSU) projects at locations selected based on need in consultation with the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) • Bulk Fuel Upgrade (BFU) projects at locations selected based on need in consultation with AEA and AVEC • Rural power system and bulk fuel facility Maintenance and Improvement (M&I) projects at locations selected based on need in consultation with AEA and AVEC • Continued support of the rural power system and bulk fuel facility operator training programs managed by AEA • Continued support of the Sanitation Energy Efficiency Program at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Village Infrastructure Protection Program In order to fulfill its role as lead federal coordinating agency the Commission staff, in consultation with State, Federal, and other partners, and the referenced communities in particular, proposes the following investments in support of the new Village Infrastructure Protection (VIP) Program. United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report 09– 551 (http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO09-551) has been instrumental in charting prospective Commission investments under this program. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Mertarvik The community of Newtok has initiated its relocation to Mertarvik and has started building infrastructure at Mertarvik. The Commission funds summarized above may be used for the following activities: • Continued support for the existing Community Relocation Coordinator • Continued support for professional project management and contracting services • Infrastructure development at Mertarvik VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Apr 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 Shaktoolik The community of Shaktoolik has decided to protect the community in place for now. The Commission funds summarized above may be used for the following activities: • Continued support for the existing Community Relocation Coordinator • Administrative support • Match/gap funds for other related activities Kivalina Kivalina is considering relocation and has selected a site for a new school. The Commission funds summarized above may be used for the following activities: • Continued support for the existing Community Relocation Coordinator • Administrative support • Match/gap funds for other related activities Program Development and Support for Other Vulnerable Communities The $500,000 referenced above for this line item in the Workplan may be used for activities such as the following. • Continued support for the ETC (Environmentally Threatened Communities) Grant Writing Center of Excellence at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium • Hazard Mitigation Plan related initiatives and projects • Data/threat analyses related to erosion, flooding and permafrost degradation • VIP related coordination, outreach and partner support Joel Neimeyer, Federal Co-Chair. [FR Doc. 2018–08632 Filed 4–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3300–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice announcing availability of funds and application deadlines for the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students (Emergency Impact Aid) and the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth programs under the Division B, Subdivision 1, Title VIII, ‘‘Hurricane Education Recovery,’’ of Public Law 115–123, the ‘‘Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.’’ DATES: Applications Available: April 25, 2018. Deadline for Transmittal of State educational agency (SEA) Application for the Emergency Impact Aid program: May 25, 2018. Deadline for Transmittal of State educational agency (SEA) Application for the Homeless Children and Youth program: May 25, 2018. Deadline for local educational agencies (LEAs) to submit applications to SEAs under the Emergency Impact Aid program: May 15, 2018. Deadline for LEAs to submit applications to SEAs under the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program: There is no statutory deadline for LEA applications under this program. Each eligible SEA will set a reasonable deadline for the submission of LEA applications. ADDRESSES: For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 (83 FR 6003) and available at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-12/ pdf/2018-02558.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the Emergency Impact Aid program, please contact Francisco Ramirez. Telephone (202) 260–1541. Email: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 18016 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 25, 2018 / Notices K12EmergencyImpactAid@ed.gov. For additional information on the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program, please contact Peter Eldridge. Telephone (202) 260–2514. Email: HurricaneHomeless@ed.gov. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Programs: Under the Emergency Impact Aid program, we will award grants to eligible SEAs to enable them to make emergency impact aid payments to eligible LEAs and eligible Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)— funded schools for the cost of educating during the 2017–2018 school year public and non-public school students displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or the 2017 California wildfires for which a major disaster or emergency has been declared under sections 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 and 5190) (covered disaster or emergency). Under the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program, we will award grants to eligible SEAs to enable them to provide financial assistance to LEAs serving homeless children and youth displaced by a covered disaster or emergency in order to address the educational and related needs of these students in a manner consistent with section 723 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinneyVento Act) and with section 106 of title IV of division B of Public Law 109–148. Background: This notice announces availability of funds and application deadlines for eligible applicants for two programs: (1) Emergency Impact Aid (CFDA number 84.938C) and (2) the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program (CFDA number 84.938B). The amounts awarded under each program will be based on demand and specific data received from eligible applicants. Exemption from Rulemaking: These programs are exempt from the rulemaking requirements in section 437 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232) and section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553), as established in Division B, Subdivision 1, Title VIII, ‘‘Hurricane Education Recovery’’ paragraph (6), of Public Law 115–123, the ‘‘Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.’’ 132 Stat. 98. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Apr 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 Program Authority: Division B, Subdivision 1, Title VIII of Public Law 115–123, the ‘‘Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.’’ needs of homeless students displaced by a covered disaster or emergency. Note: An SEA seeking funding under Emergency Impact Aid and Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth programs must submit a separate application for each program. The data that the SEA provides in each application will be used by the Department to determine allocations under the respective programs. 1. Eligible Applicants: SEAs in any State, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and each of the outlying areas. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: These programs do not require cost sharing or matching. Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 76, 77, 81, 82, 84, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The Office of Management and Budget 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. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474. IV. Application and Submission Information III. Eligibility Information Note: The open licensing requirement in 2 CFR 3474.20 does not apply for these programs. 1. Application Submission Instructions: For information on how to submit an application please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 (83 FR 6003) and available at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-12/ pdf/2018-02558.pdf. 2. Intergovernmental Review: These programs are subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. However, under 34 CFR 79.8(a), we waive intergovernmental review in order to make awards by the end of FY 2018. II. Award Information V. Application Review Information Estimated Available Funds under Emergency Impact Aid program (CFDA number 84.938C): Congress appropriated a combined amount of approximately $2.5 billion for both the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (CFDA number 84.938A) and Emergency Impact Aid programs. The amounts awarded under each program will be based on demand and on specific data received from eligible applicants. Available Funds under the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program (CFDA number 84.938B): $25 million. Period of Funding Availability under the Emergency Impact Aid program: SEAs, LEAs, and BIE-funded schools must obligate funds received under this program by December 31, 2018 for expenses incurred during the 2017– 2018 school year. SEAs must return to the Department any funds that are not obligated by SEAs, LEAs, or BIE-funded schools by this deadline. Period of Funding Availability under the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program: Grantees must expend funds within 24 months of the award date. We strongly encourage SEAs to make these funds available to LEAs at the earliest possible date and for LEAs to obligate the funds in a timely fashion to address the immediate 1. Student Enrollment Data for the Emergency Impact Aid program: In the Emergency Impact Aid application for SEA funding, we request quarterly data on the numbers of displaced students enrolled in public, non-public, and BIEfunded schools as of four different count dates. SEAs must report separate counts of displaced students with disabilities, displaced English learners without disabilities, and all other displaced students. The Department has identified four suggested quarterly count dates for identifying numbers of eligible displaced students: October 1, 2017; December 1, 2017; February 1, 2018; and April 1, 2018. SEAs may use these dates or select count dates that fall within a 21-day range for each of the quarters, that is, within 10 calendar days before or after these dates. Each SEA must select four specific dates for the quarterly counts and use those dates consistently for all applicants within the SEA. SEAs must submit enrollment data for all four quarters of the 2017–18 school year, which may include estimated data for the fourth quarter, in their initial Emergency Impact Aid applications. SEAs that meet the initial deadline must provide any updated enrollment data generally and any unreported fourth quarter data for the 2017–18 school year by June 29, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 25, 2018 / Notices We will use the enrollment data that are included in the SEA applications to make initial payments under the Emergency Impact Aid program. We also are aware that it may take some time for SEAs and LEAs to count, retroactively for all four quarters of the 2017–18 school year, all eligible students, including students who subsequently may have moved to other States or LEAs. Therefore, SEAs and LEAs are encouraged to provide their best available estimates of eligible students for each count date in their initial applications, and, in the event that they collect more satisfactory data that were not available at the time of their initial application, to amend their applications if they need to make upward or downward revisions to their initial child counts. The Secretary will make appropriate upward or downward revisions to subsequent payments, or request a refund for any overpayment, based on the final data provided by an SEA. SEAs must submit any application amendments affecting allocations under the Emergency Impact Aid program to the Department no later than June 29, 2018. 2. Student Enrollment Data for the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program: In the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth SEA application, we request data on: (1) The total number of displaced children and youth, as defined in the authorizing statute, enrolled in public schools in the State during the 2017–2018 school year; (2) the total number of displaced students enrolled in public school who are also homeless, as defined in section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act; and (3) additional information on demonstrated need for funding, including data on the total number of homeless children and youth, as defined in section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act, who were enrolled in public schools in the State during the 2017–18 school year, whose primary nighttime residence changed as a result of the covered disaster or emergency, and who do not meet the definition of displaced student. We will use the data included in the SEA application to determine funding amounts. 3. Other Requirements for Emergency Impact Aid: LEAs must make Emergency Impact Aid payments to accounts on behalf of displaced non-public school students within 14 calendar days of receiving payments from their SEAs. The Secretary may solicit from any applicant at any time additional information needed to process an application for either program. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Apr 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 4. Special Funding Rule for Emergency Impact Aid: In calculating funding under the Impact Aid Basic Support Payments program, authorized under section 7003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7703) for an eligible LEA that receives an Emergency Impact Aid payment, the Secretary shall not count displaced students served by such agency for whom an Emergency Impact Aid payment is received under this section, nor shall such students be counted for the purpose of calculating the total number of children in average daily attendance at the schools served by such agency as provided in section 7003(b)(3)(B)(i) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 7703(b)(3)(B)(i)). 5. Risk Assessment and Grant Conditions: Consistent with 2 CFR 200.205, before awarding grants under these programs the Department conducts a review of the risks posed by applicants. Under 2 CFR 3474.10, the Secretary may impose specific 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. 6. Additional Monitoring: The ‘‘Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018’’ designates this program to be ‘‘susceptible to significant improper payments’’ for purposes of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (31 U.S.C. 3321 note). See Public Law 115– 123, the ‘‘Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018,’’ Division B, Subdivision 1, Title XII, § 21208(a), Feb. 9, 2018; 132 Stat. 108. Under the statute, once any of these programs expends more than $10,000,000, it will result in additional requirements for grantees under the program, including making expenditure information and documentation available for review by the Department, starting with the Fiscal Year 2019 reporting period. We will provide additional information about this requirement after we make awards, providing advanced notice to ensure grantees understand their responsibilities for documenting all expenditures of Emergency Impact Aid and Homeless Children and Youth funds. We further note that, in general, these documentation requirements are identical to those ordinarily required for all Federal education program expenditures; the primary impact of the Improper Payments Information Act PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18017 will be increased review of this documentation. VI. Award Administration Information 1. Award Notices: If you receive a grant award under the Emergency Impact Aid or Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program, we will notify your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award Notification (GAN); or we may send you an email containing a link to access an electronic version of your GAN. We may also notify you informally. 2. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a grant under these programs, 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. 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. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). VII. 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. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations 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 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. E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 18018 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 25, 2018 / Notices Dated: April 20, 2018. Jason Botel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Delegated the Authority to Perform the Functions and Duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2018–08700 Filed 4–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY U.S. Energy Information Administration Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: EIA submitted an information collection request for extension as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension, with no changes, of its Uranium Data Program, OMB Control Number 1905–0160. The Uranium Data Program collects data on domestic uranium supply and demand activities, including production, exploration and development, trade, purchases and sales available to the U.S. The users of these data include Congress, Executive Branch agencies, the nuclear and uranium industry, electric power industry, and the public. DATES: Comments on this information collection must be received no later than May 25, 2018. If you anticipate any difficulties in submitting your comments by the deadline, contact the DOE Desk Officer at 202–395–4718. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to DOE Desk Officer: James Tyree, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 9249, 735 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, James.N.Tyree@omb.eop.gov and to Tim Shear, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585, Uranium2018@eia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions, send your request to Tim Shear at 202–586–0403 or email it to Tim.Shear@eia.gov. You can view Form EIA–851A Domestic Uranium Production Report (Annual), Form EIA–851Q Domestic Uranium Production Report (Quarterly), and Form EIA–858 Uranium Marketing sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Apr 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 Annual Survey online at https:// www.eia.gov/survey. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1905–0160; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Uranium Data Program; (3) Type of Request: Three-year extension; (4) Purpose: The Uranium Data Program includes three forms. Form EIA–851A collects annual data from the U.S. uranium industry on uranium milling and processing, uranium feed sources, uranium mining, employment, drilling, expenditures, and uranium reserves. Form EIA–851Q collects monthly data from the U.S. uranium industry on uranium production and sources (mines and other) and is published on a quarterly basis. Form EIA–858 collects annual data from the U.S. uranium market on uranium contracts and deliveries, inventories, enrichment services purchased, uranium in fuel assemblies, feed deliveries to enrichers, and existing unfilled market requirements for the current year and the following ten years. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 124; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 169; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1,200; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: The cost of the burden hours is estimated to be $90,828 (1,200 burden hours times $75.69 per hour). EIA estimates that there are no additional costs to respondents associated with the surveys other than the costs associated with the burden hours. Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93–275, codified as 15 U.S.C. 772(b) and the DOE Organization Act of 1977, Pub. L. 95–91, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2018. Nanda Srinivasan Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration U. S. Energy Information Administration. 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The discussions at the meetings, which are open to the public, may address matters at issue in the following Commission proceedings: Docket No. RR17–6, North American Electric Reliability Corporation For further information, please contact Jonathan First, 202–502–8529, or jonathan.first@ferc.gov. Dated: April 19, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–08672 Filed 4–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP17–40–000, CP17–40–001] Spire STL Pipeline, LLC; Notice Granting Late Interventions On February 6, 2017, in Docket No. CP17–40–000, the Commission issued public notice of Spire STL Pipeline, LLC’s (Spire) application requesting approval to construct and operate a pipeline project, which would include: (i) The construction of approximately 59 miles of a new greenfield, 24-inch diameter pipeline; (ii) the acquisition of approximately seven miles of existing E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 25, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18015-18018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08700]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice Announcing Availability of Funds and Application 
Deadlines; Hurricane Education Recovery

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice 
announcing availability of funds and application deadlines for the 
Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students (Emergency Impact 
Aid) and the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth programs under 
the Division B, Subdivision 1, Title VIII, ``Hurricane Education 
Recovery,'' of Public Law 115-123, the ``Bipartisan Budget Act of 
2018.''

DATES: Applications Available: April 25, 2018.
    Deadline for Transmittal of State educational agency (SEA) 
Application for the Emergency Impact Aid program: May 25, 2018.
    Deadline for Transmittal of State educational agency (SEA) 
Application for the Homeless Children and Youth program: May 25, 2018.
    Deadline for local educational agencies (LEAs) to submit 
applications to SEAs under the Emergency Impact Aid program: May 15, 
2018.
    Deadline for LEAs to submit applications to SEAs under the 
Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program: There is no 
statutory deadline for LEA applications under this program. Each 
eligible SEA will set a reasonable deadline for the submission of LEA 
applications.

ADDRESSES: For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an 
application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to 
Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the 
Federal Register on February 12, 2018 (83 FR 6003) and available at 
www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-12/pdf/2018-02558.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information on the 
Emergency Impact Aid program, please contact Francisco Ramirez. 
Telephone (202) 260-1541. Email:

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[email protected]. For additional information on the 
Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program, please contact 
Peter Eldridge. Telephone (202) 260-2514. Email: 
[email protected].
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Programs: Under the Emergency Impact Aid program, we 
will award grants to eligible SEAs to enable them to make emergency 
impact aid payments to eligible LEAs and eligible Bureau of Indian 
Education (BIE)--funded schools for the cost of educating during the 
2017-2018 school year public and non-public school students displaced 
by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or the 2017 California wildfires 
for which a major disaster or emergency has been declared under 
sections 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 and 5190) (covered disaster or 
emergency). Under the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth 
program, we will award grants to eligible SEAs to enable them to 
provide financial assistance to LEAs serving homeless children and 
youth displaced by a covered disaster or emergency in order to address 
the educational and related needs of these students in a manner 
consistent with section 723 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance 
Act (McKinney-Vento Act) and with section 106 of title IV of division B 
of Public Law 109-148.
    Background: This notice announces availability of funds and 
application deadlines for eligible applicants for two programs: (1) 
Emergency Impact Aid (CFDA number 84.938C) and (2) the Assistance for 
Homeless Children and Youth program (CFDA number 84.938B). The amounts 
awarded under each program will be based on demand and specific data 
received from eligible applicants.
    Exemption from Rulemaking: These programs are exempt from the 
rulemaking requirements in section 437 of the General Education 
Provisions Act (GEPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232) and section 553 of the 
Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553), as established in 
Division B, Subdivision 1, Title VIII, ``Hurricane Education Recovery'' 
paragraph (6), of Public Law 115-123, the ``Bipartisan Budget Act of 
2018.'' 132 Stat. 98.
    Program Authority: Division B, Subdivision 1, Title VIII of Public 
Law 115-123, the ``Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.''

    Note:  An SEA seeking funding under Emergency Impact Aid and 
Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth programs must submit a 
separate application for each program. The data that the SEA 
provides in each application will be used by the Department to 
determine allocations under the respective programs.

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 76, 77, 81, 82, 84, 
97, 98, and 99. (b) The Office of Management and Budget 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. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost 
Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 
200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR 
part 3474.

    Note:  The open licensing requirement in 2 CFR 3474.20 does not 
apply for these programs.

II. Award Information

    Estimated Available Funds under Emergency Impact Aid program (CFDA 
number 84.938C): Congress appropriated a combined amount of 
approximately $2.5 billion for both the Immediate Aid to Restart School 
Operations (CFDA number 84.938A) and Emergency Impact Aid programs. The 
amounts awarded under each program will be based on demand and on 
specific data received from eligible applicants.
    Available Funds under the Assistance for Homeless Children and 
Youth program (CFDA number 84.938B): $25 million.
    Period of Funding Availability under the Emergency Impact Aid 
program: SEAs, LEAs, and BIE-funded schools must obligate funds 
received under this program by December 31, 2018 for expenses incurred 
during the 2017-2018 school year. SEAs must return to the Department 
any funds that are not obligated by SEAs, LEAs, or BIE-funded schools 
by this deadline.
    Period of Funding Availability under the Assistance for Homeless 
Children and Youth program: Grantees must expend funds within 24 months 
of the award date. We strongly encourage SEAs to make these funds 
available to LEAs at the earliest possible date and for LEAs to 
obligate the funds in a timely fashion to address the immediate needs 
of homeless students displaced by a covered disaster or emergency.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: SEAs in any State, including the District 
of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and each of the outlying 
areas.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: These programs do not require cost 
sharing or matching.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Application Submission Instructions: For information on how to 
submit an application please refer to our Common Instructions for 
Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, 
published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 (83 FR 6003) and 
available at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-12/pdf/2018-02558.pdf.
    2. Intergovernmental Review: These programs are subject to 
Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. However, 
under 34 CFR 79.8(a), we waive intergovernmental review in order to 
make awards by the end of FY 2018.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Student Enrollment Data for the Emergency Impact Aid program: In 
the Emergency Impact Aid application for SEA funding, we request 
quarterly data on the numbers of displaced students enrolled in public, 
non-public, and BIE-funded schools as of four different count dates. 
SEAs must report separate counts of displaced students with 
disabilities, displaced English learners without disabilities, and all 
other displaced students. The Department has identified four suggested 
quarterly count dates for identifying numbers of eligible displaced 
students: October 1, 2017; December 1, 2017; February 1, 2018; and 
April 1, 2018. SEAs may use these dates or select count dates that fall 
within a 21-day range for each of the quarters, that is, within 10 
calendar days before or after these dates. Each SEA must select four 
specific dates for the quarterly counts and use those dates 
consistently for all applicants within the SEA.
    SEAs must submit enrollment data for all four quarters of the 2017-
18 school year, which may include estimated data for the fourth 
quarter, in their initial Emergency Impact Aid applications. SEAs that 
meet the initial deadline must provide any updated enrollment data 
generally and any unreported fourth quarter data for the 2017-18 school 
year by June 29, 2018.

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    We will use the enrollment data that are included in the SEA 
applications to make initial payments under the Emergency Impact Aid 
program.
    We also are aware that it may take some time for SEAs and LEAs to 
count, retroactively for all four quarters of the 2017-18 school year, 
all eligible students, including students who subsequently may have 
moved to other States or LEAs. Therefore, SEAs and LEAs are encouraged 
to provide their best available estimates of eligible students for each 
count date in their initial applications, and, in the event that they 
collect more satisfactory data that were not available at the time of 
their initial application, to amend their applications if they need to 
make upward or downward revisions to their initial child counts. The 
Secretary will make appropriate upward or downward revisions to 
subsequent payments, or request a refund for any overpayment, based on 
the final data provided by an SEA. SEAs must submit any application 
amendments affecting allocations under the Emergency Impact Aid program 
to the Department no later than June 29, 2018.
    2. Student Enrollment Data for the Assistance for Homeless Children 
and Youth program: In the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth 
SEA application, we request data on: (1) The total number of displaced 
children and youth, as defined in the authorizing statute, enrolled in 
public schools in the State during the 2017-2018 school year; (2) the 
total number of displaced students enrolled in public school who are 
also homeless, as defined in section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act; 
and (3) additional information on demonstrated need for funding, 
including data on the total number of homeless children and youth, as 
defined in section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act, who were enrolled 
in public schools in the State during the 2017-18 school year, whose 
primary nighttime residence changed as a result of the covered disaster 
or emergency, and who do not meet the definition of displaced student.
    We will use the data included in the SEA application to determine 
funding amounts.
    3. Other Requirements for Emergency Impact Aid:
    LEAs must make Emergency Impact Aid payments to accounts on behalf 
of displaced non-public school students within 14 calendar days of 
receiving payments from their SEAs.
    The Secretary may solicit from any applicant at any time additional 
information needed to process an application for either program.
    4. Special Funding Rule for Emergency Impact Aid:
    In calculating funding under the Impact Aid Basic Support Payments 
program, authorized under section 7003 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7703) for an eligible LEA that 
receives an Emergency Impact Aid payment, the Secretary shall not count 
displaced students served by such agency for whom an Emergency Impact 
Aid payment is received under this section, nor shall such students be 
counted for the purpose of calculating the total number of children in 
average daily attendance at the schools served by such agency as 
provided in section 7003(b)(3)(B)(i) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 
7703(b)(3)(B)(i)).
    5. Risk Assessment and Grant Conditions: Consistent with 2 CFR 
200.205, before awarding grants under these programs the Department 
conducts a review of the risks posed by applicants. Under 2 CFR 
3474.10, the Secretary may impose specific 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.
    6. Additional Monitoring: The ``Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018'' 
designates this program to be ``susceptible to significant improper 
payments'' for purposes of the Improper Payments Information Act of 
2002 (31 U.S.C. 3321 note). See Public Law 115-123, the ``Bipartisan 
Budget Act of 2018,'' Division B, Subdivision 1, Title XII, Sec.  
21208(a), Feb. 9, 2018; 132 Stat. 108. Under the statute, once any of 
these programs expends more than $10,000,000, it will result in 
additional requirements for grantees under the program, including 
making expenditure information and documentation available for review 
by the Department, starting with the Fiscal Year 2019 reporting period. 
We will provide additional information about this requirement after we 
make awards, providing advanced notice to ensure grantees understand 
their responsibilities for documenting all expenditures of Emergency 
Impact Aid and Homeless Children and Youth funds. We further note that, 
in general, these documentation requirements are identical to those 
ordinarily required for all Federal education program expenditures; the 
primary impact of the Improper Payments Information Act will be 
increased review of this documentation.

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If you receive a grant award under the Emergency 
Impact Aid or Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program, we 
will notify your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a 
Grant Award Notification (GAN); or we may send you an email containing 
a link to access an electronic version of your GAN. We may also notify 
you informally.
    2. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a grant under these programs, 
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. 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. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance 
reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c).

VII. 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.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may 
access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of 
Federal Regulations 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 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 
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    Dated: April 20, 2018.
Jason Botel,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Delegated the Authority to Perform 
the Functions and Duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and 
Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2018-08700 Filed 4-24-18; 8:45 am]
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