Application Deadline for Fiscal Year 2020; Small, Rural School Achievement Program, 4311-4313 [2020-01193]

Download as PDF lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Notices five preliminary alternatives in addition to the No Action alternative for revitalizing the OTC. Alternative 1 (Navy Recapitalization at OTC) would consist of revitalization of the OTC to meet NAVWAR’s facility requirements with Navy-funded capital improvements only. This would potentially include consolidating NAVWAR operations into two of the existing 310,000 SF buildings (Buildings 2 and 3) on OTC Site 1. Alternative 2 (High-Density Mixed Use Revitalization) would consist of construction of new Navy facilities for NAVWAR on the OTC site through an agreement with a public-private partner, and the relocation of some warehouse functions to a separate off-site location. Alternative 3 (Low-Density Mixed Use Revitalization) would be similar to Alternative 2, but the development scenario for private development would be reduced. The development requirements for NAVWAR would be the same as under Alternative 2. Alternative 4 (High-Density Mixed Use Revitalization Including a Transit Center) would be similar to Alternative 2, but a portion of the OTC site would be developed as a transit center. The development requirements for NAVWAR would be the same as under Alternative 2. Alternative 5 (Low-Density Mixed Use Revitalization Including a Transit Center) would be similar to Alternative 2, but a portion of the OTC site would be developed as a transit center and the development scenario for private development would be reduced. The development requirements for NAVWAR would be the same as under Alternative 2. Alternative 6 (No Action Alternative) would be no change from status quo. The Navy would continue to maintain and repair the existing facilities, and NAVWAR would continue to operate at the OTC site as is. Environmental issues and resources to be examined and addressed in the EIS include, but are not limited to: Air Quality (including environmental effects analyses pursuant to CEQA for greenhouse gases/Climate Change and Odor), Transportation, Visual Resources, Land Use (including Agricultural Resources for CEQA), Socioeconomics (including Growth Inducing Impacts for CEQA), Cultural Resources (including Paleontology for CEQA), Hazardous Materials and Waste, Public Health and Safety (including Wildfire for CEQA), Environmental Justice, Infrastructure (including Schools, Utilities and Energy Consumption for CEQA), Airspace, Noise, Geology (including Mineral VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 Resources for CEQA), Water Resources, and Biological Resources. The EIS will also analyze measures that would avoid or mitigate environmental effects. Additionally, the Navy will undertake any coordination and consultation activities required by the National Historic Preservation Act. The Navy encourages interested persons to submit comments concerning the alternatives proposed for study, and environmental issues for analysis in the EIS. Federal, State, local, and Tribal agencies, and interested persons are encouraged to provide comments to the Navy to identify specific environmental issues or topics of environmental concern that the Navy should consider when developing the Draft EIS. The Navy will prepare the Draft EIS, incorporating issues identified by the commenting public. All comments received during the public scoping period will receive consideration during EIS preparation. Mailed comments on the scope of the EIS should be postmarked no later than February 24, 2020. Comments may be mailed to: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, Navy OTC Revitalization EIS Project Manager, Attn: Mr. Ron Bochenek, 1220 Pacific Highway (Code EV21.RB), San Diego, California 92132–5101. Interested parties can also submit comments via the EIS website at www.navwarrevitalization.com. Dated: January 20, 2020. D.J. Antenucci, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–01144 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Application Deadline for Fiscal Year 2020; Small, Rural School Achievement Program Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CDFA) number 84.358A, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline and describe the submission procedures for fiscal year (FY) 2020 SRSA grant applications. All LEAs eligible for FY 2020 SRSA funds SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4311 must submit an application electronically via the process described in this notice by the deadline in this notice. DATES: Applications Available: February 3, 2020. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Hitchcock, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3E–218, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 260–1472. Email: reap@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Award Information Type of Award: Formula grant. Available Funds: The Administration has requested $90,420,000 for SRSA in FY 2020. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Estimated Range of Awards: $0– $60,000. Note: Depending on the number of eligible LEAs identified in a given year and the amount appropriated by Congress for the program, some eligible LEAs may receive an SRSA allocation of $0 under the statutory funding formula. Estimated Number of Awards: 4,000. II. Program Authority and Eligibility Information Under what statutory authority will FY 2020 SRSA grant awards be made? The FY 2020 SRSA grant awards will be made under title V, part B, subpart 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). Which LEAs are eligible for an award under the SRSA program? For FY 2020, an LEA (including a public charter school that meets the definition of LEA in section 8101(30) of the ESEA) is eligible for an award under the SRSA program if it meets one of the following criteria: (a)(1) The total number of students in average daily attendance at all of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600; or each county in which a school served by the LEA is located has a total population density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and (2) All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a school locale E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 4312 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Notices code of 41, 42, or 43 by the Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); or the Secretary has determined, based on a demonstration by the LEA and concurrence of the State educational agency, that the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a governmental agency of the State; or (b) The LEA is a member of an educational service agency (ESA) that does not receive SRSA funds, and the LEA meets the eligibility requirements described in (a)(1) and (2) above. Note: The ‘‘Choice of Participation’’ provision under section 5225 of the ESEA gives LEAs eligible for both SRSA and the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program authorized under title V, part B, subpart 2 of the ESEA the option to participate in either the SRSA program or the RLIS program. LEAs eligible for both SRSA and RLIS are henceforth referred to as ‘‘dual-eligible LEAs.’’ oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formulagrants/rural-insular-nativeachievement-programs/rural-educationachievement-program/small-ruralschool-achievement-program/. If an LEA on the Department’s list of LEAs eligible to receive an FY 2020 SRSA award will close prior to the 2020–2021 school year, that LEA is no longer eligible to receive an FY 2020 SRSA award and should not apply. An LEA eligible to receive FY 2020 SRSA funds that fails to submit an FY 2020 SRSA application in accordance with the application and submission information below is at risk of not receiving an FY 2020 SRSA award. Such an LEA may receive an award only to the extent funds become available after awards are made to all eligible LEAs that complied with the application procedures. Which eligible LEAs must submit an application to receive an FY 2020 SRSA grant award? Under 34 CFR 75.104(a), the Secretary makes a grant only to an eligible entity that submits an application. In FY 2020, all LEAs eligible to receive an SRSA award are required to submit an SRSA application in order to receive SRSA funds, regardless of whether the LEA received an award or submitted an application in any previous year. This includes dualeligible LEAs that choose to participate in the SRSA program instead of the RLIS program, and SRSA-eligible LEAs that are members of ESAs that do not receive SRSA funds. In the case of SRSA-eligible LEAs that are members of SRSA-eligible ESAs, the respective LEAs and ESAs must coordinate directly with each other to determine which entity will submit an SRSA application, as both entities may not apply for or receive SRSA funds. Additionally, pursuant to section 5225 of the ESEA, dual-eligible LEAs that apply for SRSA funds in accordance with these application submission procedures will not be considered for an RLIS award. We also note that a separate application must be submitted for each eligible LEA. For example, if a rural community has two distinct LEAs—one composed of its elementary school(s) and one composed of its high school(s)—each distinct LEA would have to submit its own SRSA application. A list of LEAs eligible for FY 2020 SRSA grant funds is available on the Department’s website at: https:// Electronic Submission of Applications Using Max.gov VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 III. Application and Submission Information All LEAs eligible for FY 2020 SRSA grant funds will be sent an email with a uniquely identifiable application link on February 3, 2020. The email will include customized instructions for completing the electronic application via the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Max Survey platform. An eligible LEA must submit an electronic application via OMB Max Survey by April 17, 2020, to be assured of receiving an FY 2020 SRSA grant award. The Department may consider applications submitted after the deadline to the extent practicable and contingent upon the availability of funding. Please note the following: • We estimate that it will take 30 minutes to submit an application. However, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline date to begin the application process. • To better ensure applications are processed in a more timely, accurate, and efficient manner, if an LEA has not submitted an application by March 1, 2020, we will send the LEA a reminder email to submit its application. • Applications received by OMB Max Survey are date and time stamped upon submission and applicants will receive a confirmation email after the application is submitted. • Once your application is submitted via OMB Max Survey you must contact the REAP program staff at reap@ed.gov to update any information in your application if necessary. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues With OMB Max Survey If you are unable to submit an application by April 17, 2020, because of problems with OMB Max Survey, contact the REAP program staff at reap@ ed.gov within five business days and provide an explanation of the technical problem you experienced. We will accept your late application as having met the deadline if we can confirm that a technical problem occurred with the OMB Max Survey system and that the problem affected your ability to submit your application by the application deadline date. As noted above, if you submit your application after the deadine and the late submission is not due to a technical issue about which you have notified the REAP program staff, the Department may consider your application to the extent practicable and contingent upon the availability of funding. IV. Other Procedural Requirements System for Award Management To do business with the Department, you must register in the System for Award Management (SAM), the Government’s primary registrant database, using the following information: a. Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. b. Legal business name. c. Physical address from your Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) record. d. Taxpayer identification number (TIN). e. Taxpayer name associated with your TIN. f. Bank information to set up Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) (i.e., routing number, account number, and account type (checking/savings)). Entities must have an active SAM registration throughout the grant performance period. You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet at the following website: http:// fedgov.dnb.com/webform. A DUNS number can be created within one to two business days. If you are a corporate entity, agency (including an LEA), institution, or organization, you can find your taxpayer name and TIN in tax documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (such as a 1099 or W–2 form) or obtain one from the IRS. The SAM registration process can take approximately seven business days, but may take upwards of several weeks, depending on the completeness and accuracy of the data you enter into the SAM database. Thus, if you think you E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Notices might want to apply for Federal financial assistance under a program administered by the Department, please allow sufficient time to register with SAM. We strongly recommend that you register by June 1. If you are currently registered with SAM, you may not need to make any changes. However, please make certain that the TIN associated with your DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will need to update your registration annually. This may take three or more business days. Information about SAM is available at www.SAM.gov. To further assist you with obtaining and registering your DUNS number and TIN in SAM or updating your existing SAM account, we have prepared a SAM.gov Tip Sheet, which you can find at: http:// www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/samfaqs.html. V. Acessibility Information and Program Authority lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 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. Program Authority: Sections 5211– 5212 of the ESEA, 20 U.S.C. 7345– 7345a. Dated: January 21, 2020. Frank T. Brogan, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2020–01193 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity Meeting U.S. Department of Education, National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), Office of Postsecondary Education. ACTION: Announcement of an open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and location for the February 27, 2020 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) and provides information to members of the public regarding the meeting, including requesting to make oral comments. The notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Higher Education Act (HEA). DATES: The NACIQI meeting will be held on February 27, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Virginia Ballroom, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Alan Smith, Acting Executive Director/Designated Federal Official, NACIQI, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 271– 03, Washington, DC 20202, telephone: (202) 453–7757, or email: George.Alan.Smith@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NACIQI’s Statutory Authority and Function: NACIQI is established under section 114 of the HEA. NACIQI advises the Secretary of Education with respect to: • The establishment and enforcement of the standards of accrediting agencies or associations under subpart 2, part G, Title IV of the HEA, as amended. • The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or associations. • The preparation and publication of the list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations. • The eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education under Title IV of the HEA and part C, subchapter I, chapter 34, Title 42, together with recommendations for improvement in such process. • The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to such institutions. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4313 • Any other advisory function relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary of Education may prescribe by regulation. Meeting Agenda: Agenda items for the February 27, 2020 meeting are below. Application for Initial Recognition 1. National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium. Requested Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of postgraduate residency and fellowship nurse practitioner (NP) postgraduate training programs in the United States. This recognition also extends to the agency’s Appeal Panel. Application for Renewal of Recognition 1. New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Public Postsecondary Vocational Education, Practical Nursing). 2. Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education. 3. Kansas State Board of Nursing. 4. Maryland Board of Nursing. Application for an Expansion of Scope 1. The Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation. Scope of Recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (‘‘Candidate for Accreditation’’), at the undergraduate level, of institutions of biblical higher education in the United States offering both campus-based and distance education instructional programs. Requested Scope of Recognition: The accreditation and preaccreditation (‘‘Candidate Status’’) of institutions of biblical higher education in the United States offering undergraduate certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, graduate certificates, master’s degrees, including the accreditation of educational programs offered via distance education. Compliance Report 1. The Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education (OBCTE) compliance report includes findings of noncompliance with the criteria in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 603 identified in the May 9, 2018 letter from the senior Department official following the February 7, 2018 NACIQI meeting available at: https://opeweb.ed.gov/ aslweb/finalstaffreports.cfm. Subcommittee on Governance The subcommittee will provide an update on its research of accreditor and state/gubernatorial relations. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Application Deadline for Fiscal Year 2020; Small, Rural School 
Achievement Program

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CDFA) number 84.358A, the U.S. 
Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis 
to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique 
needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the 
deadline and describe the submission procedures for fiscal year (FY) 
2020 SRSA grant applications. All LEAs eligible for FY 2020 SRSA funds 
must submit an application electronically via the process described in 
this notice by the deadline in this notice.

DATES: 
    Applications Available: February 3, 2020.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 17, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Hitchcock, U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3E-218, Washington, DC 
20202. Telephone: (202) 260-1472. Email: [email protected].
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text 
telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Award Information

    Type of Award: Formula grant.
    Available Funds: The Administration has requested $90,420,000 for 
SRSA in FY 2020. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final 
congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow 
enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates 
funds for this program.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $0-$60,000.
    Note: Depending on the number of eligible LEAs identified in a 
given year and the amount appropriated by Congress for the program, 
some eligible LEAs may receive an SRSA allocation of $0 under the 
statutory funding formula.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 4,000.

II. Program Authority and Eligibility Information

Under what statutory authority will FY 2020 SRSA grant awards be made?

    The FY 2020 SRSA grant awards will be made under title V, part B, 
subpart 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as 
amended (ESEA).

Which LEAs are eligible for an award under the SRSA program?

    For FY 2020, an LEA (including a public charter school that meets 
the definition of LEA in section 8101(30) of the ESEA) is eligible for 
an award under the SRSA program if it meets one of the following 
criteria:
    (a)(1) The total number of students in average daily attendance at 
all of the schools served by the LEA is fewer than 600; or each county 
in which a school served by the LEA is located has a total population 
density of fewer than 10 persons per square mile; and
    (2) All of the schools served by the LEA are designated with a 
school locale

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code of 41, 42, or 43 by the Department's National Center for Education 
Statistics (NCES); or the Secretary has determined, based on a 
demonstration by the LEA and concurrence of the State educational 
agency, that the LEA is located in an area defined as rural by a 
governmental agency of the State; or
    (b) The LEA is a member of an educational service agency (ESA) that 
does not receive SRSA funds, and the LEA meets the eligibility 
requirements described in (a)(1) and (2) above.
    Note: The ``Choice of Participation'' provision under section 5225 
of the ESEA gives LEAs eligible for both SRSA and the Rural and Low-
Income School (RLIS) program authorized under title V, part B, subpart 
2 of the ESEA the option to participate in either the SRSA program or 
the RLIS program. LEAs eligible for both SRSA and RLIS are henceforth 
referred to as ``dual-eligible LEAs.''

Which eligible LEAs must submit an application to receive an FY 2020 
SRSA grant award?

    Under 34 CFR 75.104(a), the Secretary makes a grant only to an 
eligible entity that submits an application.
    In FY 2020, all LEAs eligible to receive an SRSA award are required 
to submit an SRSA application in order to receive SRSA funds, 
regardless of whether the LEA received an award or submitted an 
application in any previous year. This includes dual-eligible LEAs that 
choose to participate in the SRSA program instead of the RLIS program, 
and SRSA-eligible LEAs that are members of ESAs that do not receive 
SRSA funds. In the case of SRSA-eligible LEAs that are members of SRSA-
eligible ESAs, the respective LEAs and ESAs must coordinate directly 
with each other to determine which entity will submit an SRSA 
application, as both entities may not apply for or receive SRSA funds. 
Additionally, pursuant to section 5225 of the ESEA, dual-eligible LEAs 
that apply for SRSA funds in accordance with these application 
submission procedures will not be considered for an RLIS award.
    We also note that a separate application must be submitted for each 
eligible LEA. For example, if a rural community has two distinct LEAs--
one composed of its elementary school(s) and one composed of its high 
school(s)--each distinct LEA would have to submit its own SRSA 
application.
    A list of LEAs eligible for FY 2020 SRSA grant funds is available 
on the Department's website at: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formula-grants/rural-insular-native-achievement-programs/rural-education-achievement-program/small-rural-school-achievement-program/.
    If an LEA on the Department's list of LEAs eligible to receive an 
FY 2020 SRSA award will close prior to the 2020-2021 school year, that 
LEA is no longer eligible to receive an FY 2020 SRSA award and should 
not apply.
    An LEA eligible to receive FY 2020 SRSA funds that fails to submit 
an FY 2020 SRSA application in accordance with the application and 
submission information below is at risk of not receiving an FY 2020 
SRSA award. Such an LEA may receive an award only to the extent funds 
become available after awards are made to all eligible LEAs that 
complied with the application procedures.

III. Application and Submission Information

Electronic Submission of Applications Using Max.gov

    All LEAs eligible for FY 2020 SRSA grant funds will be sent an 
email with a uniquely identifiable application link on February 3, 
2020. The email will include customized instructions for completing the 
electronic application via the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
Max Survey platform.
    An eligible LEA must submit an electronic application via OMB Max 
Survey by April 17, 2020, to be assured of receiving an FY 2020 SRSA 
grant award. The Department may consider applications submitted after 
the deadline to the extent practicable and contingent upon the 
availability of funding.
    Please note the following:
     We estimate that it will take 30 minutes to submit an 
application. However, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until 
the application deadline date to begin the application process.
     To better ensure applications are processed in a more 
timely, accurate, and efficient manner, if an LEA has not submitted an 
application by March 1, 2020, we will send the LEA a reminder email to 
submit its application.
     Applications received by OMB Max Survey are date and time 
stamped upon submission and applicants will receive a confirmation 
email after the application is submitted.
     Once your application is submitted via OMB Max Survey you 
must contact the REAP program staff at [email protected] to update any 
information in your application if necessary.

Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues With 
OMB Max Survey

    If you are unable to submit an application by April 17, 2020, 
because of problems with OMB Max Survey, contact the REAP program staff 
at [email protected] within five business days and provide an explanation of 
the technical problem you experienced. We will accept your late 
application as having met the deadline if we can confirm that a 
technical problem occurred with the OMB Max Survey system and that the 
problem affected your ability to submit your application by the 
application deadline date. As noted above, if you submit your 
application after the deadine and the late submission is not due to a 
technical issue about which you have notified the REAP program staff, 
the Department may consider your application to the extent practicable 
and contingent upon the availability of funding.

IV. Other Procedural Requirements

System for Award Management

    To do business with the Department, you must register in the System 
for Award Management (SAM), the Government's primary registrant 
database, using the following information:
    a. Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number.
    b. Legal business name.
    c. Physical address from your Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) record.
    d. Taxpayer identification number (TIN).
    e. Taxpayer name associated with your TIN.
    f. Bank information to set up Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) 
(i.e., routing number, account number, and account type (checking/
savings)).
    Entities must have an active SAM registration throughout the grant 
performance period. You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and 
Bradstreet at the following website: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. A 
DUNS number can be created within one to two business days.
    If you are a corporate entity, agency (including an LEA), 
institution, or organization, you can find your taxpayer name and TIN 
in tax documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (such as a 
1099 or W-2 form) or obtain one from the IRS.
    The SAM registration process can take approximately seven business 
days, but may take upwards of several weeks, depending on the 
completeness and accuracy of the data you enter into the SAM database. 
Thus, if you think you

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might want to apply for Federal financial assistance under a program 
administered by the Department, please allow sufficient time to 
register with SAM. We strongly recommend that you register by June 1.
    If you are currently registered with SAM, you may not need to make 
any changes. However, please make certain that the TIN associated with 
your DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will need to update 
your registration annually. This may take three or more business days.
    Information about SAM is available at www.SAM.gov. To further 
assist you with obtaining and registering your DUNS number and TIN in 
SAM or updating your existing SAM account, we have prepared a SAM.gov 
Tip Sheet, which you can find at: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/sam-faqs.html.

V. Acessibility Information and Program Authority

    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.
    Program Authority: Sections 5211-5212 of the ESEA, 20 U.S.C. 7345-
7345a.

    Dated: January 21, 2020.
Frank T. Brogan,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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