Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2020-21 Award Year Deadline Dates, 303-305 [2019-28420]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2020 / Notices Administration Patricia Briscoe, Deputy Director, Business Operations (Pricing and Information Management). [FR Doc. 2019–28369 Filed 1–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Federal Perkins Loan, Federal WorkStudy, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2020–21 Award Year Deadline Dates Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary announces the 2020–21 award year deadline dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary institutions for the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program, Federal WorkStudy (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs (collectively, the ‘‘CampusBased programs’’), Catalog of Federal SUMMARY: Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.038, 84.033, and 84.007. DATES: The deadline dates for each program are specified in the chart in the DEADLINE DATES section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Mahan, Director, Grants & Campus-Based Programs, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street NE, Union Center Plaza, Room 64C4, Washington, DC 20202–5453. Telephone: (202) 377– 3019. Email: shannon.mahan@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The authority to award new Federal Perkins Loans to students has expired. Institutions that continue to service their Perkins Loans (or contract with a third-party servicer for servicing) are required to report all Perkins Loan activity on the institution’s Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP). The FWS program encourages the part-time employment of needy undergraduate and graduate students to 303 help pay for their education and to involve the students in community service activities. The FSEOG program encourages institutions to provide grants to exceptionally needy undergraduate students to help pay for their education. The Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs are authorized by parts E and C, and part A, subpart 3, respectively, of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Throughout the year, in its ‘‘Electronic Announcements,’’ the Department will continue to provide additional information for the individual deadline dates listed in the table under the DEADLINE DATES section of this notice. You will also find the information on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website at: www.ifap.ed.gov. Deadline Dates: The following table provides the 2020–21 award year deadline dates for the submission of applications, reports, waiver requests, and other documents for the CampusBased programs. Institutions must meet the established deadline dates to ensure consideration for funding or waiver, as appropriate. 2020–21 AWARD YEAR DEADLINE DATES What does an institution submit? How is it submitted? 1. The Campus-Based Reallocation Form designated for the return of 2019–20 funds and the request for supplemental FWS funds for the 2020–21 award year. 2. The 2021–22 FISAP (reporting 2019–20 expenditure data and requesting funds for 2021–22). The Reallocation Form must be submitted electronically through the Common Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov. Monday, August 17, 2020. The FISAP must be submitted electronically through the Common Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov. Thursday, October 1, 2020. The FISAP signature page must be signed by the institution’s Chief Executive Officer with an original signature and mailed to: FISAP Administrator, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 9003, Niagara Falls, NY 14302. For overnight delivery, mail to: FISAP Administrator, 2429 Military Road, Suite 200, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. The Work Colleges Program Report of Expenditures must be submitted electronically through the Common Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov. Thursday, October 1, 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 3. The Work Colleges Program Report of 2019–20 award year expenditures. 4. The 2019–20 Financial Assistance for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Expenditure Report. VerDate Sep<11>2014 What is the deadline for submission? The signature page must be signed by the institution’s Chief Executive Officer with an original signature and sent to the U.S. Department of Education using one of the following methods: Hand deliver to: U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Grants & CampusBased Division, 830 First Street NE, Room 62B1, ATTN: Work Colleges Coordinator, Washington, DC 20002 or Mail to: The address listed above for hand delivery. However, please use ZIP Code 20202– 5453. The Financial Assistance for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Expenditure Report must be submitted electronically through the Common Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov. 18:42 Jan 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 Thursday, October 1, 2020. 304 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2020 / Notices 2020–21 AWARD YEAR DEADLINE DATES—Continued What does an institution submit? 5. 2021–22 FISAP Edit Corrections. 6. The 2021–22 Perkins Cash on Hand Update as of October 31, 2020. 7. Request for a waiver of the 2021–22 award year penalty for the underuse of 2019–20 award year funds. 8. The Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work Colleges Program for the 2021–22 award year. 9. Request for a waiver of the FWS Community Service Expenditure Requirement for the 2021–22 award year. What is the deadline for submission? How is it submitted? The signature page must be signed by the institution’s Chief Executive Officer with an original signature and sent to the U.S. Department of Education using one of the following methods: Hand deliver to: U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Grants & CampusBased Division, CTP Program, 830 First Street NE, Room 64H1, Washington, DC 20002, or Mail to: The address listed above for hand delivery. However, please use ZIP Code 20202– 5453. FISAP Edit Corrections must be submitted electronically through the Common Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov. The Perkins Cash on Hand Update must be submitted electronically through the Common Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov. Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The request for the waiver of penalty for underuse of funds and the justification must be submitted electronically through the Common Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov. Monday, February 1, 2021. The Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work Colleges Program must be submitted electronically through the Common Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov. Monday, March 1, 2021. The signature page must be signed by the institution’s Chief Executive Officer with an original signature and sent to the U.S. Department of Education using one of the following methods: Hand deliver to: U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, Grants & CampusBased Division, 830 First Street NE, Room 62B1, ATTN: Work Colleges Coordinator, Washington, DC 20002 or Mail to: The address listed above for hand delivery. However, please use ZIP Code 20202– 5453. The request for the waiver of FWS Community Service Expenditure Requirement must be submitted electronically through the Common Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov. Monday, April 19, 2021. Notes: D The deadline for electronic submissions is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the applicable deadline date. Transmissions must be completed and accepted by 11:59 p.m. to meet the deadline. D Paper documents that are sent through the U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked or you must have a mail receipt stamped by the applicable deadline date. D Paper documents that are delivered by a commercial courier must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the applicable deadline date. D The Secretary may consider on a case-by-case basis the effect that a major disaster, as defined in section 102(2) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(2)), or another unusual circumstance has on an institution in meeting the deadlines. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Proof of Mailing or Hand Delivery of Paper Documents If you submit paper documents when permitted by mail or by hand delivery (or from a commercial courier), we accept as proof one of the following: (1) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service. (2) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark. (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial courier. (4) Any other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the Secretary. If you mail your paper documents through the U.S. Postal Service, we do VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Jan 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 not accept either of the following as proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark. (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service. Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your local post office. All institutions are encouraged to use certified or at least first-class mail. The Department accepts hand deliveries from you or a commercial courier between 8:00:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sources for Detailed Information on These Requests A more detailed discussion of each request for funds or waiver is provided in specific ‘‘Electronic Announcements,’’ which are posted on the Department’s IFAP website (http:// ifap.ed.gov) at least 30 days before the established deadline date for the specific request. Information on these items is also found in the Federal Student Aid Handbook, which is also posted on the Department’s IFAP website. Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply to these programs: E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2020 / Notices (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668. (2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal WorkStudy Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 673. (3) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR part 674. (4) Federal Work-Study Program, 34 CFR part 675. (5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 676. (6) Institutional Eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 34 CFR part 600. (7) Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR part 82. (8) Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance), 34 CFR part 84. (9) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement), 2 CFR part 3485. (10) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 34 CFR part 86. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the 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. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq. and 1087aa et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq. Dated: December 30, 2019. Mark A. Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 2 (Friday, January 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-28420]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs; 2020-21 Award Year 
Deadline Dates

AGENCY: Federal Student Aid, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the 2020-21 award year deadline dates 
for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary 
institutions for the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program, 
Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Supplemental Educational 
Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs (collectively, the ``Campus-Based 
programs''), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 
84.038, 84.033, and 84.007.

DATES: The deadline dates for each program are specified in the chart 
in the DEADLINE DATES section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Mahan, Director, Grants & 
Campus-Based Programs, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student 
Aid, 830 First Street NE, Union Center Plaza, Room 64C4, Washington, DC 
20202-5453. Telephone: (202) 377-3019. Email: [email protected].
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-
877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The authority to award new Federal Perkins 
Loans to students has expired. Institutions that continue to service 
their Perkins Loans (or contract with a third-party servicer for 
servicing) are required to report all Perkins Loan activity on the 
institution's Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate 
(FISAP).
    The FWS program encourages the part-time employment of needy 
undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their education and 
to involve the students in community service activities.
    The FSEOG program encourages institutions to provide grants to 
exceptionally needy undergraduate students to help pay for their 
education.
    The Perkins Loan, FWS, and FSEOG programs are authorized by parts E 
and C, and part A, subpart 3, respectively, of title IV of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, as amended.
    Throughout the year, in its ``Electronic Announcements,'' the 
Department will continue to provide additional information for the 
individual deadline dates listed in the table under the DEADLINE DATES 
section of this notice. You will also find the information on the 
Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website at: 
www.ifap.ed.gov.
    Deadline Dates: The following table provides the 2020-21 award year 
deadline dates for the submission of applications, reports, waiver 
requests, and other documents for the Campus-Based programs. 
Institutions must meet the established deadline dates to ensure 
consideration for funding or waiver, as appropriate.

                                        2020-21 Award Year Deadline Dates
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                                                                                           What is the deadline
   What does an institution submit?                  How is it submitted?                    for submission?
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1. The Campus-Based Reallocation Form  The Reallocation Form must be submitted           Monday, August 17,
 designated for the return of 2019-20   electronically through the Common Origination     2020.
 funds and the request for              and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov.
 supplemental FWS funds for the 2020-
 21 award year.
2. The 2021-22 FISAP (reporting 2019-  The FISAP must be submitted electronically        Thursday, October 1,
 20 expenditure data and requesting     through the Common Origination and Disbursement   2020.
 funds for 2021-22).                    website at https://cod.ed.gov.
                                       The FISAP signature page must be signed by the    .......................
                                        institution's Chief Executive Officer with an
                                        original signature and mailed to: FISAP
                                        Administrator, U.S. Department of Education,
                                        P.O. Box 9003, Niagara Falls, NY 14302.
                                       For overnight delivery, mail to: FISAP            .......................
                                        Administrator, 2429 Military Road, Suite 200,
                                        Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
3. The Work Colleges Program Report    The Work Colleges Program Report of Expenditures  Thursday, October 1,
 of 2019-20 award year expenditures.    must be submitted electronically through the      2020.
                                        Common Origination and Disbursement website at
                                        https://cod.ed.gov.
                                       The signature page must be signed by the          .......................
                                        institution's Chief Executive Officer with an
                                        original signature and sent to the U.S.
                                        Department of Education using one of the
                                        following methods:
                                       Hand deliver to: U.S. Department of Education,    .......................
                                        Federal Student Aid, Grants & Campus-Based
                                        Division, 830 First Street NE, Room 62B1, ATTN:
                                        Work Colleges Coordinator, Washington, DC 20002
                                        or
                                       Mail to: The address listed above for hand        .......................
                                        delivery. However, please use ZIP Code 20202-
                                        5453.
4. The 2019-20 Financial Assistance    The Financial Assistance for Students with        Thursday, October 1,
 for Students with Intellectual         Intellectual Disabilities Expenditure Report      2020.
 Disabilities Expenditure Report.       must be submitted electronically through the
                                        Common Origination and Disbursement website at
                                        https://cod.ed.gov.

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                                       The signature page must be signed by the          .......................
                                        institution's Chief Executive Officer with an
                                        original signature and sent to the U.S.
                                        Department of Education using one of the
                                        following methods:
                                       Hand deliver to: U.S. Department of Education,    .......................
                                        Federal Student Aid, Grants & Campus-Based
                                        Division, CTP Program, 830 First Street NE,
                                        Room 64H1, Washington, DC 20002, or
                                       Mail to: The address listed above for hand        .......................
                                        delivery. However, please use ZIP Code 20202-
                                        5453.
5. 2021-22 FISAP Edit Corrections....  FISAP Edit Corrections must be submitted          Tuesday, December 15,
                                        electronically through the Common Origination     2020.
                                        and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov.
6. The 2021-22 Perkins Cash on Hand    The Perkins Cash on Hand Update must be           Tuesday, December 15,
 Update as of October 31, 2020.         submitted electronically through the Common       2020.
                                        Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov.
7. Request for a waiver of the 2021-   The request for the waiver of penalty for         Monday, February 1,
 22 award year penalty for the          underuse of funds and the justification must be   2021.
 underuse of 2019-20 award year funds.  submitted electronically through the Common
                                        Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov.
8. The Institutional Application and   The Institutional Application and Agreement for   Monday, March 1, 2021.
 Agreement for Participation in the     Participation in the Work Colleges Program must
 Work Colleges Program for the 2021-    be submitted electronically through the Common
 22 award year.                         Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov.
                                       The signature page must be signed by the          .......................
                                        institution's Chief Executive Officer with an
                                        original signature and sent to the U.S.
                                        Department of Education using one of the
                                        following methods:
                                       Hand deliver to: U.S. Department of Education,    .......................
                                        Federal Student Aid, Grants & Campus-Based
                                        Division, 830 First Street NE, Room 62B1, ATTN:
                                        Work Colleges Coordinator, Washington, DC 20002
                                        or
                                       Mail to: The address listed above for hand        .......................
                                        delivery. However, please use ZIP Code 20202-
                                        5453.
9. Request for a waiver of the FWS     The request for the waiver of FWS Community       Monday, April 19, 2021.
 Community Service Expenditure          Service Expenditure Requirement must be
 Requirement for the 2021-22 award      submitted electronically through the Common
 year.                                  Origination and Disbursement website at https://cod.ed.gov.
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Notes:
[ssquf] The deadline for electronic submissions is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the applicable deadline date.
  Transmissions must be completed and accepted by 11:59 p.m. to meet the deadline.
[ssquf] Paper documents that are sent through the U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked or you must have a mail
  receipt stamped by the applicable deadline date.
[ssquf] Paper documents that are delivered by a commercial courier must be received no later than 4:30 p.m.
  (Eastern Time) on the applicable deadline date.
[ssquf] The Secretary may consider on a case-by-case basis the effect that a major disaster, as defined in
  section 102(2) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(2)), or
  another unusual circumstance has on an institution in meeting the deadlines.

Proof of Mailing or Hand Delivery of Paper Documents

    If you submit paper documents when permitted by mail or by hand 
delivery (or from a commercial courier), we accept as proof one of the 
following:
    (1) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (2) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
courier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing or delivery acceptable to the 
Secretary.
    If you mail your paper documents through the U.S. Postal Service, 
we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your 
local post office.
    All institutions are encouraged to use certified or at least first-
class mail.
    The Department accepts hand deliveries from you or a commercial 
courier between 8:00:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday 
through Friday except Federal holidays.

Sources for Detailed Information on These Requests

    A more detailed discussion of each request for funds or waiver is 
provided in specific ``Electronic Announcements,'' which are posted on 
the Department's IFAP website (http://ifap.ed.gov) at least 30 days 
before the established deadline date for the specific request. 
Information on these items is also found in the Federal Student Aid 
Handbook, which is also posted on the Department's IFAP website.
    Applicable Regulations: The following regulations apply to these 
programs:

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    (1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668.
    (2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, 
Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational 
Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 673.
    (3) Federal Perkins Loan Program, 34 CFR part 674.
    (4) Federal Work-Study Program, 34 CFR part 675.
    (5) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, 34 
CFR part 676.
    (6) Institutional Eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended, 34 CFR part 600.
    (7) Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR part 82.
    (8) Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial 
Assistance), 34 CFR part 84.
    (9) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement), 2 CFR 
part 3485.
    (10) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 34 CFR part 86.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the 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.
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070b et seq. and 1087aa et seq.; 42 
U.S.C. 2751 et seq.

    Dated: December 30, 2019.
Mark A. Brown,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
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