Applications for New Awards; Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program, 15606-15610 [2019-07579]

Download as PDF 15606 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.335A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840–0737. DATES: Applications Available: April 16, 2019. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 31, 2019. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 30, 2019. 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 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768), and available at https:// www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-201902-13/pdf/2019-02206.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Antoinette Clark Edwards, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 278–50, Washington, DC 20202–4260. Telephone: (202) 453– 7121. Email: antoinette.edwards@ 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. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Full Text of Announcement khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services. Background: Through the competitive preference priority in this competition, the Secretary seeks to encourage applicants to offer parents a variety of childcare options. For example, applicants may propose to provide student-parents with a greater range of options at which to direct their childcare funds. The grantee institution would still be responsible for fulfilling VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 the requirements of the program, by either: (1) Proactively contracting with a select number of providers from which a parent could choose; or (2) contracting with each eligible provider selected by a parent. With access to a greater diversity of childcare settings, parents would have the opportunity to select an option that meets the unique developmental needs of their child and their own postsecondary educational needs, including with respect to transportation, work schedules, and obligations to other family members. Additionally, applicants may consider describing how their new or existing campus-based child care centers would offer flexible and affordable child care arrangements to low-income parents pursuing postsecondary education, such as part-time, drop-in, or evening child care services. The first absolute priority requires projects to leverage local and institutional resources. The Department also encourages applicants to support student-parents in connecting with Federal and state resources that are available to help provide low-income parents with access to child care services. Applicants could also address how they have taken such resources into account when identifying the need for the project and in designing and targeting the project. We would like to note the other Federal investments in childcare, specifically the Child Care Development Block Grants that are available to help student-parents. Priorities: This notice contains two absolute priorities, one competitive preference priority and an invitational priority. In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(iv), the absolute priorities are from section 419N(d) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1070e(d). The competitive preference priority is from the Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs published on March 2, 2018 (83 FR 9096) (Supplemental Priorities). Absolute Priorities: For FY 2019, and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, these priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet both priorities. These priorities are: Absolute Priority 1: Projects that are designed to leverage significant local or institutional resources, including inkind contributions, to support the activities assisted under section 419N of the HEA. Absolute Priority 2: Projects that are designed to utilize a sliding fee scale for PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 child care services provided under section 419N of the HEA in order to support a high number of low-income parents pursuing postsecondary education at the institution. Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2019, and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is a competitive preference priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), we award up to an additional 5 points to an application, depending on how well the application meets this priority. This priority is: Projects that are designed to address increasing access to educational choice (as defined in this notice) for children in early learning settings. Invitational Priority: For FY 2019, and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications 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: Spurring Investment in Opportunity Zones. Under this priority, an applicant must— (1) Propose to serve children or students who reside, or attend elementary or secondary schools or institutions of higher education, in a qualified opportunity zone as designated by the Secretary of the Treasury under section 1400Z–1 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 115– 97). An applicant must provide the census tract number of the qualified opportunity zone for which it proposes to serve children or students. A list of qualified opportunity zones, with census tract numbers, is available at www.cdfifund.gov/Pages/OpportunityZones.aspx; or (2) Provide evidence in its application that it has received, or will receive, financial assistance from a qualified opportunity fund under section 1400Z– 2 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, for a purpose directly related to its proposed project. An applicant must identify the qualified opportunity fund from which it has received or will receive financial assistance. Definition: This definition is from the Supplemental Priorities. Educational choice means the opportunity for a child or student (or a family member on their behalf) to create a high-quality personalized path for E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices learning that is consistent with applicable Federal, State, and local laws; is in an educational setting that best meets the child’s or student’s needs; and, where possible, incorporates evidence-based activities, strategies, or interventions. Opportunities made available to a student through a grant program are those that supplement what is provided by a child’s or student’s geographically assigned school or the institution in which he or she is currently enrolled and may include one or both of these options: (1) Public educational programs or courses, including those offered by traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, public online education providers, or other public education providers. (2) Private or home-based educational programs or courses, including those offered by private schools, private online providers, private tutoring providers, community or faith-based organizations, or other private education providers. Requirements: An institution of higher education desiring a grant under this competition must submit an application that— (1) Demonstrates that the institution is an eligible institution; (2) Specifies the amount of funds requested; (3) Demonstrates the need of lowincome students at the institution for campus-based child care services by including in the application— (A) Information regarding student demographics; (B) An assessment of child care capacity on or near campus; (C) Information regarding the existence of waiting lists for existing child care; (D) Information regarding additional needs created by concentrations of poverty or by geographic isolation; and (E) Other relevant data; (4) Contains a description of the activities to be assisted, including whether the grant funds will support an existing child care program or a new child care program; (5) Identifies the resources, including technical expertise and financial support, the institution will draw upon to support the child care program and the participation of low-income students in the program, such as accessing social services funding, using student activity fees to help pay the costs of child care, using resources obtained by meeting the needs of parents who are not low-income students, and accessing foundation, corporate or other institutional support, and demonstrate that the use of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 resources will not result in increases in student tuition; (6) Contains an assurance that the institution will meet the child care needs of low-income students through the provision of services, or through a contract for the provision of services; (7) Describes the extent to which the child care program will coordinate with the institution’s early childhood education curriculum, to the extent the curriculum is available, to meet the needs of the students in the early childhood education program at the institution, and the needs of the parents and children participating in the child care program assisted under the applicant’s project; (8) In the case of an institution seeking assistance for a new child care program— (A) Provides a timeline, covering the period from receipt of the grant through the provision of the child care services, delineating the specific steps the institution will take to achieve the goal of providing low-income students with child care services; (B) Specifies any measures the institution will take to assist lowincome students with child care during the period before the institution provides child care services; and (C) Includes a plan for identifying resources needed for the child care services, including space in which to provide child care services, and technical assistance if necessary; (9) Contains an assurance that any child care facility assisted under this section will meet the applicable State or local government licensing, certification, approval, or registration requirements; and (10) Contains a plan for any child care facility assisted under this section to become accredited within three years of the date the institution first receives assistance under this section. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070e. Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 82, 84, 86, 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. (d) The Supplemental Priorities. Note: Because there are no programspecific regulations for the CCAMPIS PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15607 Program, applicants are encouraged to carefully read the authorizing statute: title IV, part A, subpart 7, section 419N of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1070e). II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: $18,483,334. Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, we may make additional awards in subsequent fiscal years from the list of unfunded applications from this competition. Estimated Range of Awards: $30,000 to $375,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $133,937. Maximum Award: In accordance with section 419N(b)(2)(A) of the HEA, the maximum annual amount an applicant may receive under this program is one percent of the total amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to students enrolled at the institution for FY 2018. In the event that an applicant’s maximum award amount is lower than the statutory minimum award of $30,000, the grant will be $30,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. Estimated Number of Awards: 138. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 48 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that awarded a total of $250,000 or more of Federal Pell Grant funds during FY 2018 to students enrolled at the institution. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost sharing or matching. 3. Subgrantees: A grantee under this competition may not award subgrants to entities to directly carry out project activities described in its application. 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 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768), and available at https://www.govinfo.gov/ content/pkg/FR-2019-02-13/pdf/201902206.pdf. 2. Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. Information about Intergovernmental Review of Federal E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 15608 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices Programs under Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for this program. 3. Funding Restrictions: Funding restrictions are outlined in section 419N(b)(2)(B) of the HEA. We reference regulations outlining funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. 4. Recommended Page Limit: The application narrative, Part III of the application, is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your application. We recommend that you (1) limit the application narrative, which includes the budget narrative, to no more than 50 pages and (2) use the following standards: • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ × 11″, on one side only, with 1″ margins. • Double-space all text in the application narrative, and single-space titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs. • Use a 12-point font. • Use an easily readable font such as Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New, or Arial. The recommended 50-page limit does not apply to Part I, the Application for Federal Assistance cover sheet (SF 424); Part II, the Budget Information Summary form (ED Form 524); Part III, the CCAMPIS Program Profile form and the one-page Project Abstract form; or Part IV, the assurances and certifications. The recommended page limit also does not apply to a table of contents, which you should include in the application narrative. You must include your complete response to the selection criteria in the application narrative. Note: Applications that do not follow the page limit and formatting recommendations will not be penalized. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES V. Application Review Information 1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition are from section 419N of the HEA and the Department’s regulations at 34 CFR 75.210 and are listed below. We will award up to 100 points to an application under the selection criteria and up to 5 additional points to an application under the competitive preference priority, for a total score of up to 105 points. The maximum number of points available for each criterion is indicated in parentheses. (a) Need for the project. (30 points) In determining the need for the proposed project, the Secretary considers the extent to which the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 applicant demonstrates, in its application, the need for campus-based child care services for low-income students at the institution by including the following (see section 419N(c)(3) of the HEA): (i) Information regarding student demographics. (ii) An assessment of child care capacity on or near campus. (iii) Information regarding the existence of waiting lists for existing child care. (iv) Information regarding additional needs created by concentrations of poverty or by geographic isolation. (v) Other relevant data. (b) Quality of project design. (25 points) In determining the quality of the design of the proposed project, the Secretary considers the following: (i) The extent to which the applicant describes in its application the activities to be assisted, including whether the grant funds will support an existing child care program or a new child care program (see section 419N(c)(4) of the HEA). (ii) The extent to which the services to be provided by the proposed project are focused on those with the greatest needs (see 34 CFR 75.210(d)(3)(xi)). Note: For consistency in scoring applications, readers of applications will be instructed to include, in their assessment of focus on service of those with the greatest needs, the extent to which services are available during all hours that classes are in session, including evenings and weekends, to part-time students and to students who need only emergency drop-in child care in the event that regularly scheduled child care is unexpectedly unavailable. (iii) The likely impact of the services to be provided by the proposed project on the intended recipients of those services (see 34 CFR 75.210(d)(3)(iv)). (iv) Whether the application includes an assurance that the institution will meet the child care needs of low-income students through the provision of services, or through a contract for the provision of services (see section 419N(c)(6) of the HEA). (v) The extent to which the child care program will coordinate with the institution’s early childhood education curriculum, to the extent the curriculum is available, to meet the needs of the students in the early childhood education program at the institution, and the needs of the parents and children participating in the child care program assisted under this section (see section 419N(c)(7) of the HEA). (vi) The extent to which the proposed project encourages parental involvement (see 34 CFR 75.210(c)(2)(xix)). PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (vii) If the applicant is requesting grant assistance for a new child care program (see section 419N(c)(8) of the HEA)— (1) Whether the applicant provides in its application a timeline, covering the period from receipt of the grant through the provision of the child care services, delineating the specific steps the institution will take to achieve the goal of providing low-income students with child care services; (2) The extent to which the applicant specifies in its application the measures the institution will take to assist lowincome students with child care during the period before the institution provides child care services; and (3) The extent to which the application includes a plan for identifying resources needed for the child care services, including space in which to provide child care services and technical assistance if necessary. (c) Quality of management plan. (25 points) In determining the quality of the management plan for the proposed project, the Secretary considers the following: (i) The extent to which the application includes a management plan that describes the resources, including technical expertise and financial support, the institution will draw upon to support the child care program and the participation of low-income students in the program, such as accessing social services funding, using student activity fees to help pay the costs of child care, using resources obtained by meeting the needs of parents who are not low-income students, and accessing foundation, corporate or other institutional support, and demonstrates that the use of the resources will not result in increases in student tuition (see section 419N(c)(5) of the HEA). (ii) The qualifications, including relevant training and experience, of key project personnel (see 34 CFR 75.210(e)(3)(ii)). (iii) The adequacy of the management plan to achieve the objectives of the proposed project on time and within budget, including clearly defined responsibilities, timelines, and milestones for accomplishing project tasks (see 34 CFR 75.210(g)(2)(i)). (d) Quality of project evaluation. (15 points) In determining the quality of the project evaluation, the Secretary considers the following: (i) The extent to which the methods of evaluation are thorough, feasible, and appropriate to the goals, objectives, and E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices outcomes of the proposed project (see 34 CFR 75.210(h)(2)(i)). (ii) The extent to which the methods of evaluation include the use of objective performance measures that are clearly related to the intended outcomes of the project and will produce quantitative and qualitative data to the extent possible (see 34 CFR 75.210(h)(2)(iv)). (iii) The extent to which the methods of evaluation will provide performance feedback and permit periodic assessment of progress toward achieving intended outcomes (see 34 CFR 75.210(h)(2)(vi)). (e) Adequacy of resources. (5 points) In determining the adequacy of resources for the proposed project, the Secretary considers the following: (i) The extent to which the budget is adequate to support the proposed project (see 34 CFR 75.210(f)(2)(iii)). (ii) The extent to which the costs are reasonable in relation to the number of persons to be served and to the anticipated results and benefits (see 34 CFR 75.210(f)(2)(v)). 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 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 (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23). For this competition, a panel of nonFederal readers will review each application in accordance with the selection criteria, consistent with 34 CFR 75.217. The individual scores of the reviewers will be added and the sum divided by the number of reviewers to determine the peer review score received in the review process. If there are insufficient funds for all applications with the same total scores, the Secretary will choose among the tied applications so as to serve geographical areas that have been underserved by the CCAMPIS Program. 3. Risk Assessment and Specific Conditions: Consistent with 2 CFR 200.205, before awarding grants under VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 this competition, 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. 4. Integrity and Performance System: If you are selected under this competition to receive an award that over the course of the project period may exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (currently $250,000), under 2 CFR 200.205(a)(2), we must make a judgment about your integrity, business ethics, and record of performance under Federal awards—that is, the risk posed by you as an applicant—before we make an award. In doing so, we must consider any information about you that is in the integrity and performance system (currently referred to as the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)), accessible through the System for Award Management. You may review and comment on any information about yourself that a Federal agency previously entered and that is currently in FAPIIS. Please note that, if the total value of your currently active grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement contracts from the Federal Government exceeds $10,000,000, the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 200, Appendix XII, require you to report certain integrity information to FAPIIS semiannually. Please review the requirements in 2 CFR part 200, Appendix XII, if this grant plus all the other Federal funds you receive exceed $10,000,000. VI. Award Administration Information 1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, 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 notify you informally, also. If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, we will notify you. 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify administrative and national policy requirements in the application package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15609 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. Open Licensing Requirements: Unless an exception applies, if you are awarded a grant under this competition, you will be required to openly license to the public grant deliverables created in whole, or in part, with Department grant funds. When the deliverable consists of modifications to pre-existing works, the license extends only to those modifications that can be separately identified and only to the extent that open licensing is permitted under the terms of any licenses or other legal restrictions on the use of pre-existing works. Additionally, a grantee or subgrantee that is awarded competitive grant funds must have a plan to disseminate these public grant deliverables. This dissemination plan can be developed and submitted after your application has been reviewed and selected for funding. For additional information on the open licensing requirements please refer to 2 CFR 3474.20. 4. 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 multiyear 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. (c) Under 34 CFR 75.250(b), the Secretary may provide a grantee with additional funding for data collection analysis and reporting. In this case the Secretary establishes a data collection period. 5. Performance Measures: The success of the CCAMPIS Program will be measured by the postsecondary persistence and degree completion rates of the CCAMPIS Program participants. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 15610 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES All CCAMPIS Program grantees will be required to submit an annual performance report documenting the persistence and degree attainment of their participants. Since students may take different lengths of time to complete their degrees, multiple years of performance report data are needed to determine the degree completion rates of CCAMPIS Program participants. The Department will aggregate the data provided in the annual performance reports from all grantees to determine the accomplishment level. 6. 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. 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 the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations at: www.govinfo.gov. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: April 10, 2019. Diane Auer Jones, Principal Deputy Under Secretary Delegated To Perform the Duties of Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2019–07579 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice–255] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act Office of Electricity, DOE. Notice of filing. AGENCY: ACTION: On April 1, 2019, Cricket Valley Energy Center, LLC (CVEC), as owner and operator of a new baseload power plant, the Cricket Valley Energy Project (Project), submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE). The Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978, as amended, and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 1, 2019, CVEC, as owner and operator of a new baseload power plant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to section 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 8311(d)), and DOE regulations at 10 CFR 501.61(a). The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register within fifteen days. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d)(1); 10 CFR 501.61(c). Section 201(a) of the FUA provides that ‘‘no new electric powerplant may be constructed or operated as a base load powerplant without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source.’’ 42 U.S.C. 8311(a). Pursuant to section 201(d) of the FUA, in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 must certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary), prior to construction or prior to operation as a baseload powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. See 42 U.S.C. 8311(d)(1). Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. Id.; 10 CFR 501.61(b). The following owner of a proposed new baseload electric generating powerplant has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations at 10 CFR 501.61: Owner: Cricket Valley Energy Center, LLC. Design Capacity: 1,020 megawatts (MW). Plant Location: Dover Plains, NY 12522. In-Service Date: January 31, 2020. Signed in Washington, DC on April 10, 2019. Christopher Lawrence, Program Management Analyst, Office of Electricity. [FR Doc. 2019–07549 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Coal Council Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meetings. AGENCY: This notice announces a virtual meeting of the National Coal Council (NCC) via WebEx. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: This will be virtual meeting conducted through WebEx. If you wish to join the meeting you must register by close of business (5 p.m. EST) on Friday, May 10th by using the form available at the following URL: http:// www.nationalcoalcouncil.org/pageNCC-Events.html. The email address you provide in the on-line registration form will be used to forward instructions on how to join the meeting using WebEx. WebEx requires a computer, web browser and an installed application (free). Instructions for joining the webcast will be sent to you two days in advance of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Sarkus, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Mail Stop 920– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Applications for New Awards; Child Care Access Means Parents in 
School Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice 
inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for the 
Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program, Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.335A. This notice relates 
to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-
0737.

DATES: 
    Applications Available: April 16, 2019.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 31, 2019.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 30, 2019.

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 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768), and available at 
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-02-13/pdf/2019-02206.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Antoinette Clark Edwards, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 278-50, 
Washington, DC 20202-4260. Telephone: (202) 453-7121. 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 Program: The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation 
of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision 
of campus-based child care services.
    Background: Through the competitive preference priority in this 
competition, the Secretary seeks to encourage applicants to offer 
parents a variety of childcare options. For example, applicants may 
propose to provide student-parents with a greater range of options at 
which to direct their childcare funds. The grantee institution would 
still be responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the program, by 
either: (1) Proactively contracting with a select number of providers 
from which a parent could choose; or (2) contracting with each eligible 
provider selected by a parent. With access to a greater diversity of 
childcare settings, parents would have the opportunity to select an 
option that meets the unique developmental needs of their child and 
their own postsecondary educational needs, including with respect to 
transportation, work schedules, and obligations to other family 
members. Additionally, applicants may consider describing how their new 
or existing campus-based child care centers would offer flexible and 
affordable child care arrangements to low-income parents pursuing 
postsecondary education, such as part-time, drop-in, or evening child 
care services.
    The first absolute priority requires projects to leverage local and 
institutional resources. The Department also encourages applicants to 
support student-parents in connecting with Federal and state resources 
that are available to help provide low-income parents with access to 
child care services. Applicants could also address how they have taken 
such resources into account when identifying the need for the project 
and in designing and targeting the project. We would like to note the 
other Federal investments in childcare, specifically the Child Care 
Development Block Grants that are available to help student-parents.
    Priorities: This notice contains two absolute priorities, one 
competitive preference priority and an invitational priority. In 
accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(iv), the absolute priorities are 
from section 419N(d) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended 
(HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1070e(d). The competitive preference priority is from 
the Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary 
Grant Programs published on March 2, 2018 (83 FR 9096) (Supplemental 
Priorities).
    Absolute Priorities: For FY 2019, and any subsequent year in which 
we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this 
competition, these priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet both priorities.
    These priorities are:
    Absolute Priority 1: Projects that are designed to leverage 
significant local or institutional resources, including in-kind 
contributions, to support the activities assisted under section 419N of 
the HEA.
    Absolute Priority 2: Projects that are designed to utilize a 
sliding fee scale for child care services provided under section 419N 
of the HEA in order to support a high number of low-income parents 
pursuing postsecondary education at the institution.
    Competitive Preference Priority: For FY 2019, and any subsequent 
year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications 
from this competition, this priority is a competitive preference 
priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), we award up to an additional 5 
points to an application, depending on how well the application meets 
this priority.
    This priority is:
    Projects that are designed to address increasing access to 
educational choice (as defined in this notice) for children in early 
learning settings.
    Invitational Priority: For FY 2019, and any subsequent year in 
which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications 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:
    Spurring Investment in Opportunity Zones.
    Under this priority, an applicant must--
    (1) Propose to serve children or students who reside, or attend 
elementary or secondary schools or institutions of higher education, in 
a qualified opportunity zone as designated by the Secretary of the 
Treasury under section 1400Z-1 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended 
by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 115-97). An applicant must 
provide the census tract number of the qualified opportunity zone for 
which it proposes to serve children or students. A list of qualified 
opportunity zones, with census tract numbers, is available at 
www.cdfifund.gov/Pages/Opportunity-Zones.aspx; or
    (2) Provide evidence in its application that it has received, or 
will receive, financial assistance from a qualified opportunity fund 
under section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by the 
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, for a purpose directly related to its proposed 
project. An applicant must identify the qualified opportunity fund from 
which it has received or will receive financial assistance.
    Definition: This definition is from the Supplemental Priorities.
    Educational choice means the opportunity for a child or student (or 
a family member on their behalf) to create a high-quality personalized 
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learning that is consistent with applicable Federal, State, and local 
laws; is in an educational setting that best meets the child's or 
student's needs; and, where possible, incorporates evidence-based 
activities, strategies, or interventions. Opportunities made available 
to a student through a grant program are those that supplement what is 
provided by a child's or student's geographically assigned school or 
the institution in which he or she is currently enrolled and may 
include one or both of these options:
    (1) Public educational programs or courses, including those offered 
by traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet 
schools, public online education providers, or other public education 
providers.
    (2) Private or home-based educational programs or courses, 
including those offered by private schools, private online providers, 
private tutoring providers, community or faith-based organizations, or 
other private education providers.
    Requirements: An institution of higher education desiring a grant 
under this competition must submit an application that--
    (1) Demonstrates that the institution is an eligible institution;
    (2) Specifies the amount of funds requested;
    (3) Demonstrates the need of low-income students at the institution 
for campus-based child care services by including in the application--
    (A) Information regarding student demographics;
    (B) An assessment of child care capacity on or near campus;
    (C) Information regarding the existence of waiting lists for 
existing child care;
    (D) Information regarding additional needs created by 
concentrations of poverty or by geographic isolation; and
    (E) Other relevant data;
    (4) Contains a description of the activities to be assisted, 
including whether the grant funds will support an existing child care 
program or a new child care program;
    (5) Identifies the resources, including technical expertise and 
financial support, the institution will draw upon to support the child 
care program and the participation of low-income students in the 
program, such as accessing social services funding, using student 
activity fees to help pay the costs of child care, using resources 
obtained by meeting the needs of parents who are not low-income 
students, and accessing foundation, corporate or other institutional 
support, and demonstrate that the use of the resources will not result 
in increases in student tuition;
    (6) Contains an assurance that the institution will meet the child 
care needs of low-income students through the provision of services, or 
through a contract for the provision of services;
    (7) Describes the extent to which the child care program will 
coordinate with the institution's early childhood education curriculum, 
to the extent the curriculum is available, to meet the needs of the 
students in the early childhood education program at the institution, 
and the needs of the parents and children participating in the child 
care program assisted under the applicant's project;
    (8) In the case of an institution seeking assistance for a new 
child care program--
    (A) Provides a timeline, covering the period from receipt of the 
grant through the provision of the child care services, delineating the 
specific steps the institution will take to achieve the goal of 
providing low-income students with child care services;
    (B) Specifies any measures the institution will take to assist low-
income students with child care during the period before the 
institution provides child care services; and
    (C) Includes a plan for identifying resources needed for the child 
care services, including space in which to provide child care services, 
and technical assistance if necessary;
    (9) Contains an assurance that any child care facility assisted 
under this section will meet the applicable State or local government 
licensing, certification, approval, or registration requirements; and
    (10) Contains a plan for any child care facility assisted under 
this section to become accredited within three years of the date the 
institution first receives assistance under this section.
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070e.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 82, 84, 86, 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. (d) The Supplemental Priorities.

    Note:  Because there are no program-specific regulations for the 
CCAMPIS Program, applicants are encouraged to carefully read the 
authorizing statute: title IV, part A, subpart 7, section 419N of 
the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1070e).

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $18,483,334.
    Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of 
applications, we may make additional awards in subsequent fiscal years 
from the list of unfunded applications from this competition.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $30,000 to $375,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $133,937.
    Maximum Award: In accordance with section 419N(b)(2)(A) of the HEA, 
the maximum annual amount an applicant may receive under this program 
is one percent of the total amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds 
awarded to students enrolled at the institution for FY 2018. In the 
event that an applicant's maximum award amount is lower than the 
statutory minimum award of $30,000, the grant will be $30,000 for a 
single budget period of 12 months.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 138.

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

    Project Period: Up to 48 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that 
awarded a total of $250,000 or more of Federal Pell Grant funds during 
FY 2018 to students enrolled at the institution.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost 
sharing or matching.
    3. Subgrantees: A grantee under this competition may not award 
subgrants to entities to directly carry out project activities 
described in its application.

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 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768), 
and available at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-02-13/pdf/2019-02206.pdf.
    2. Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to Executive 
Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. Information about 
Intergovernmental Review of Federal

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Programs under Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for 
this program.
    3. Funding Restrictions: Funding restrictions are outlined in 
section 419N(b)(2)(B) of the HEA. We reference regulations outlining 
funding restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this 
notice.
    4. Recommended Page Limit: The application narrative, Part III of 
the application, is where you, the applicant, address the selection 
criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your application. We recommend 
that you (1) limit the application narrative, which includes the budget 
narrative, to no more than 50 pages and (2) use the following 
standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' 
margins.
     Double-space all text in the application narrative, and 
single-space titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, references, and 
captions, as well as all text in charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
     Use a 12-point font.
     Use an easily readable font such as Times New Roman, 
Courier, Courier New, or Arial.
    The recommended 50-page limit does not apply to Part I, the 
Application for Federal Assistance cover sheet (SF 424); Part II, the 
Budget Information Summary form (ED Form 524); Part III, the CCAMPIS 
Program Profile form and the one-page Project Abstract form; or Part 
IV, the assurances and certifications. The recommended page limit also 
does not apply to a table of contents, which you should include in the 
application narrative. You must include your complete response to the 
selection criteria in the application narrative.

    Note:  Applications that do not follow the page limit and 
formatting recommendations will not be penalized.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition 
are from section 419N of the HEA and the Department's regulations at 34 
CFR 75.210 and are listed below.
    We will award up to 100 points to an application under the 
selection criteria and up to 5 additional points to an application 
under the competitive preference priority, for a total score of up to 
105 points. The maximum number of points available for each criterion 
is indicated in parentheses.
    (a) Need for the project. (30 points)
    In determining the need for the proposed project, the Secretary 
considers the extent to which the applicant demonstrates, in its 
application, the need for campus-based child care services for low-
income students at the institution by including the following (see 
section 419N(c)(3) of the HEA):
    (i) Information regarding student demographics.
    (ii) An assessment of child care capacity on or near campus.
    (iii) Information regarding the existence of waiting lists for 
existing child care.
    (iv) Information regarding additional needs created by 
concentrations of poverty or by geographic isolation.
    (v) Other relevant data.
    (b) Quality of project design. (25 points)
    In determining the quality of the design of the proposed project, 
the Secretary considers the following:
    (i) The extent to which the applicant describes in its application 
the activities to be assisted, including whether the grant funds will 
support an existing child care program or a new child care program (see 
section 419N(c)(4) of the HEA).
    (ii) The extent to which the services to be provided by the 
proposed project are focused on those with the greatest needs (see 34 
CFR 75.210(d)(3)(xi)).

    Note:  For consistency in scoring applications, readers of 
applications will be instructed to include, in their assessment of 
focus on service of those with the greatest needs, the extent to 
which services are available during all hours that classes are in 
session, including evenings and weekends, to part-time students and 
to students who need only emergency drop-in child care in the event 
that regularly scheduled child care is unexpectedly unavailable.

    (iii) The likely impact of the services to be provided by the 
proposed project on the intended recipients of those services (see 34 
CFR 75.210(d)(3)(iv)).
    (iv) Whether the application includes an assurance that the 
institution will meet the child care needs of low-income students 
through the provision of services, or through a contract for the 
provision of services (see section 419N(c)(6) of the HEA).
    (v) The extent to which the child care program will coordinate with 
the institution's early childhood education curriculum, to the extent 
the curriculum is available, to meet the needs of the students in the 
early childhood education program at the institution, and the needs of 
the parents and children participating in the child care program 
assisted under this section (see section 419N(c)(7) of the HEA).
    (vi) The extent to which the proposed project encourages parental 
involvement (see 34 CFR 75.210(c)(2)(xix)).
    (vii) If the applicant is requesting grant assistance for a new 
child care program (see section 419N(c)(8) of the HEA)--
    (1) Whether the applicant provides in its application a timeline, 
covering the period from receipt of the grant through the provision of 
the child care services, delineating the specific steps the institution 
will take to achieve the goal of providing low-income students with 
child care services;
    (2) The extent to which the applicant specifies in its application 
the measures the institution will take to assist low-income students 
with child care during the period before the institution provides child 
care services; and
    (3) The extent to which the application includes a plan for 
identifying resources needed for the child care services, including 
space in which to provide child care services and technical assistance 
if necessary.
    (c) Quality of management plan. (25 points)
    In determining the quality of the management plan for the proposed 
project, the Secretary considers the following:
    (i) The extent to which the application includes a management plan 
that describes the resources, including technical expertise and 
financial support, the institution will draw upon to support the child 
care program and the participation of low-income students in the 
program, such as accessing social services funding, using student 
activity fees to help pay the costs of child care, using resources 
obtained by meeting the needs of parents who are not low-income 
students, and accessing foundation, corporate or other institutional 
support, and demonstrates that the use of the resources will not result 
in increases in student tuition (see section 419N(c)(5) of the HEA).
    (ii) The qualifications, including relevant training and 
experience, of key project personnel (see 34 CFR 75.210(e)(3)(ii)).
    (iii) The adequacy of the management plan to achieve the objectives 
of the proposed project on time and within budget, including clearly 
defined responsibilities, timelines, and milestones for accomplishing 
project tasks (see 34 CFR 75.210(g)(2)(i)).
    (d) Quality of project evaluation. (15 points)
    In determining the quality of the project evaluation, the Secretary 
considers the following:
    (i) The extent to which the methods of evaluation are thorough, 
feasible, and appropriate to the goals, objectives, and

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outcomes of the proposed project (see 34 CFR 75.210(h)(2)(i)).
    (ii) The extent to which the methods of evaluation include the use 
of objective performance measures that are clearly related to the 
intended outcomes of the project and will produce quantitative and 
qualitative data to the extent possible (see 34 CFR 75.210(h)(2)(iv)).
    (iii) The extent to which the methods of evaluation will provide 
performance feedback and permit periodic assessment of progress toward 
achieving intended outcomes (see 34 CFR 75.210(h)(2)(vi)).
    (e) Adequacy of resources. (5 points)
    In determining the adequacy of resources for the proposed project, 
the Secretary considers the following:
    (i) The extent to which the budget is adequate to support the 
proposed project (see 34 CFR 75.210(f)(2)(iii)).
    (ii) The extent to which the costs are reasonable in relation to 
the number of persons to be served and to the anticipated results and 
benefits (see 34 CFR 75.210(f)(2)(v)).
    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 
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 
(34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).
    For this competition, a panel of non-Federal readers will review 
each application in accordance with the selection criteria, consistent 
with 34 CFR 75.217. The individual scores of the reviewers will be 
added and the sum divided by the number of reviewers to determine the 
peer review score received in the review process.
    If there are insufficient funds for all applications with the same 
total scores, the Secretary will choose among the tied applications so 
as to serve geographical areas that have been underserved by the 
CCAMPIS Program.
    3. Risk Assessment and Specific Conditions: Consistent with 2 CFR 
200.205, before awarding grants under this competition, 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.
    4. Integrity and Performance System: If you are selected under this 
competition to receive an award that over the course of the project 
period may exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (currently 
$250,000), under 2 CFR 200.205(a)(2), we must make a judgment about 
your integrity, business ethics, and record of performance under 
Federal awards--that is, the risk posed by you as an applicant--before 
we make an award. In doing so, we must consider any information about 
you that is in the integrity and performance system (currently referred 
to as the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System 
(FAPIIS)), accessible through the System for Award Management. You may 
review and comment on any information about yourself that a Federal 
agency previously entered and that is currently in FAPIIS.
    Please note that, if the total value of your currently active 
grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement contracts from the 
Federal Government exceeds $10,000,000, the reporting requirements in 2 
CFR part 200, Appendix XII, require you to report certain integrity 
information to FAPIIS semiannually. Please review the requirements in 2 
CFR part 200, Appendix XII, if this grant plus all the other Federal 
funds you receive exceed $10,000,000.

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, 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 notify you informally, 
also.
    If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, 
we will notify you.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify 
administrative and national policy requirements in the application 
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and 
include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also 
incorporates your approved application as part of your binding 
commitments under the grant.
    3. Open Licensing Requirements: Unless an exception applies, if you 
are awarded a grant under this competition, you will be required to 
openly license to the public grant deliverables created in whole, or in 
part, with Department grant funds. When the deliverable consists of 
modifications to pre-existing works, the license extends only to those 
modifications that can be separately identified and only to the extent 
that open licensing is permitted under the terms of any licenses or 
other legal restrictions on the use of pre-existing works. 
Additionally, a grantee or subgrantee that is awarded competitive grant 
funds must have a plan to disseminate these public grant deliverables. 
This dissemination plan can be developed and submitted after your 
application has been reviewed and selected for funding. For additional 
information on the open licensing requirements please refer to 2 CFR 
3474.20.
    4. 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 multiyear 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.
    (c) Under 34 CFR 75.250(b), the Secretary may provide a grantee 
with additional funding for data collection analysis and reporting. In 
this case the Secretary establishes a data collection period.
    5. Performance Measures: The success of the CCAMPIS Program will be 
measured by the postsecondary persistence and degree completion rates 
of the CCAMPIS Program participants.

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All CCAMPIS Program grantees will be required to submit an annual 
performance report documenting the persistence and degree attainment of 
their participants. Since students may take different lengths of time 
to complete their degrees, multiple years of performance report data 
are needed to determine the degree completion rates of CCAMPIS Program 
participants. The Department will aggregate the data provided in the 
annual performance reports from all grantees to determine the 
accomplishment level.
    6. 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. 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 the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of 
Federal Regulations at: www.govinfo.gov. 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.

    Dated: April 10, 2019.
Diane Auer Jones,
Principal Deputy Under Secretary Delegated To Perform the Duties of 
Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary 
Education.
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