Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Competitive Grant Program, 47915-47917 [2020-17407]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 153 / Friday, August 7, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 165.23, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative. A designated representative is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to units under the operational control of USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River. (2) Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through the zone must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. They may be contacted by telephone at 314–269– 2332. (3) If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative while navigating in the regulated area. (d) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public of the enforcement date and times for this safety zone, as well as any emergent safety concerns that may delay the enforcement of the zone through Local Notices to Mariners (LNM) and or broadcast notice to mariners (BNM). Dated: July 22, 2020. R.M. Scott, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River. [FR Doc. 2020–17012 Filed 8–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter III [Docket ID ED–2020–OPE–0044] Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Competitive Grant Program Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of Education. ACTION: Final waiver and extension of project periods. AGENCY: The Secretary waives the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The waiver and extension would enable 23 projects under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.382A to receive funding for an additional period, not to exceed September 30, 2021. DATES: The waiver and extension of the project periods are effective August 7, 2020. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernadette Miles, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 250–22, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: 202–453–7892. Email: Bernadette.Miles@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. On March 23, 2020, we published a notice in the Federal Register (85 FR 16307) proposing an extension of the project period and a waiver of the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250, which prohibit project periods exceeding five years, as well as a waiver of the requirements in 34 CFR 75.261(a) and (c)(2), which allow the extension of a project period only if the extension does not involve the obligation of additional Federal funds, in order to enable the Secretary to provide additional funds to 23 projects under CFDA number 84.382A for an additional period, not to exceed September 30, 2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background We are extending the 23 PBI projects in order to align and coordinate the funding cycles of all discretionary grant programs authorized under Title III, Part F, Section 371 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). With the extension, the PBI program will align with (1) the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving Institutions programs (CFDA numbers 84.031R & 84.031V); (2) the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islanderserving Institutions program (CFDA number 84.382B); (3) the Native American-serving Non-Tribal Institutions program (CFDA number 84.382C); and (4) the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and Articulation program (CFDA number 84.031C). In September 2015, the Department made 23 60-month awards to eligible institutions funded by the PBI program as follows: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Institution State University of West Alabama ........................................................................................................................................................................ Mid-South/Arkansas State University .......................................................................................................................................................... Pulaski Technical College ........................................................................................................................................................................... South Georgia Technical College ............................................................................................................................................................... Albany Technical College ............................................................................................................................................................................ Oconee Fall Line Technical College ........................................................................................................................................................... Augusta Technical College .......................................................................................................................................................................... Central Georgia Technical College ............................................................................................................................................................. Georgia State University ............................................................................................................................................................................. Malcolm X College ...................................................................................................................................................................................... Olive Harvey College ................................................................................................................................................................................... Chicago State University ............................................................................................................................................................................. Mississippi Delta Community College ......................................................................................................................................................... Halifax Community College ......................................................................................................................................................................... Bloomfield College ....................................................................................................................................................................................... Medgar Evers College ................................................................................................................................................................................. York College ................................................................................................................................................................................................ Community College of Philadelphia ............................................................................................................................................................ Northeastern Technical College .................................................................................................................................................................. Florence-Darlington Technical College ....................................................................................................................................................... Central Carolina Technical College ............................................................................................................................................................. Southwest Tennessee Community College ................................................................................................................................................ Cedar Valley College ................................................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Aug 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 47915 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\07AUR1.SGM 07AUR1 AL AR AR GA GA GA GA GA GA IL IL IL MS NC NJ NY NY PA SC SC SC TN TX 47916 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 153 / Friday, August 7, 2020 / Rules and Regulations All current project periods for these grantees end on September 30, 2020. One additional PBI, South Suburban College, was funded in 2016. Its project currently has an end date of September 30, 2021, and thus, does not need this waiver or extension. The purpose of the PBI program is to increase the institutions’ capacity to prepare students for careers in STEM; health education; internationalization or globalization; teacher preparation; or improve educational outcomes of African American males. Public Comment: In response to our invitation in the notice of proposed waiver and extension of the project periods, 15 parties submitted responsive comments. Generally, we do not address technical and other minor changes. In addition, we do not address general comments that raise concerns not directly related to the proposed waiver and extension. There are no substantive differences between the proposed waiver and extension and this final waiver and extension. Analysis of Comments and Changes jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Comment: Thirteen of the 15 commenters provided favorable and supportive comments regarding the proposed waiver and extension of the project periods. These commenters expressed appreciation for the work carried out by these projects. Many of these commenters also noted that the extension would continue to allow students the opportunity to be connected to resources that will lead to graduations and jobs. One of the 13 commenters, who was currently funded under this program, stated that due to the success of their institution’s project, extending the grant would have a considerable and measurable positive impact on furthering the goals and objectives of the projects funded under this program. Discussion: We thank these commenters for their support for extending the project periods, and we agree that extending the project periods will allow for a continued positive impact on the students and successful project outcomes by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2021. Changes: None. Comment: Two commenters were in opposition, but did not substantively address the proposed waiver extension. Discussion: We thank these commenters for their comments concerning the PBI program. However, since these comments did not relate to the purpose of the PBI program, we are not making changes to the proposed waiver and extension. Changes: None. Final Waivers and Extensions: We are extending the 23 PBI projects in order to align and coordinate the funding cycles of all discretionary grant programs authorized under Title III, Part F, Section 371 of the HEA. With the final extension, the PBI program funding cycles will align with (1) the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiianserving Institutions programs (CFDA numbers 84.031R & 84.031V); (2) the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions program (CFDA number 84.382B); (3) the Native American-serving Non-Tribal Institutions program (CFDA number 84.382C); and (4) the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and Articulation program (CFDA number 84.031C). The waivers and extensions will allow the Department to align and coordinate the award cycles of all of the Title III, Part F competitive grant programs, and improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of direct training and technical assistance services focused on the competitive strengthening institutions programs. In addition, the Department will consider approaches for improving coordination among projects that provide these services to meet the needs of these institutions more efficiently and effectively and to allow for efficient use of the funding available to support these activities. We do not believe that it would be in the public interest to run a competition for this program in FY 2020. The program has remaining FY 2019 appropriated funds to be carried over to the current FY 2020 grant cycle. Further, running an FY 2020 competition would continue an award cycle that would not coordinate with the Department’s existing Title III Part F competitive grant programs. The Department has also concluded that it would not be in the public interest to run two consecutive program competitions with the first using the appropriated 2019 carry over funds and the second using the funds appropriated by H.R. 2486, the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act, because doing so would increase the burden on potential applicants. For these reasons, the Secretary waives the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250, which prohibit project periods exceeding five years, and the requirements in 34 CFR 75.261(a) and (c)(2), which allow the extension of a project period only if the extension does not involve the obligation of additional Federal funds. The waiver will allow the Department to issue one-time FY 2020 continuation awards to the current 23 PBI program grantees estimated as follows: Institution State University of West Alabama ............................................................................................................................................ Mid-South/Arkansas State University .............................................................................................................................. Pulaski Technical College ............................................................................................................................................... South Georgia Technical College ................................................................................................................................... Albany Technical College ................................................................................................................................................ Oconee Fall Line Technical College ............................................................................................................................... Augusta Technical College .............................................................................................................................................. Central Georgia Technical College ................................................................................................................................. Georgia State University ................................................................................................................................................. Malcolm X College .......................................................................................................................................................... Olive Harvey College ....................................................................................................................................................... Chicago State University ................................................................................................................................................. Mississippi Delta Community College ............................................................................................................................. Halifax Community College ............................................................................................................................................. Bloomfield College ........................................................................................................................................................... Medgar Evers College ..................................................................................................................................................... York College .................................................................................................................................................................... Community College of Philadelphia ................................................................................................................................ Northeastern Technical College ...................................................................................................................................... Florence-Darlington Technical College ........................................................................................................................... AL .......... AR .......... AR .......... GA .......... GA .......... GA .......... GA .......... GA .......... GA .......... IL ............ IL ............ IL ............ MS ......... NC .......... NJ .......... NY .......... NY .......... PA .......... SC .......... SC .......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Aug 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\07AUR1.SGM 07AUR1 Award $414,672 599,996 599,856 600,000 600,000 545,459 591,493 596,148 600,000 590,500 543,246 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 600,000 599,252 599,993 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 153 / Friday, August 7, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Institution State Central Carolina Technical College ................................................................................................................................. Southwest Tennessee Community College .................................................................................................................... Cedar Valley College ....................................................................................................................................................... SC .......... TN .......... TX .......... Any activities carried out during the year of this continuation award must be consistent with the scope, goals, and objectives of the grantees’ applications as approved in the 2015 competition. The requirements for continuation awards are set forth in 34 CFR 75.253. Waiver of Delayed Effective Date The Administrative Procedure Act requires that a substantive rule must be published at least 30 days before its effective date, except as otherwise provided for good cause (5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3)). All but two of the comments we received supported the proposed waiver and extension, and we have not made any substantive changes to the proposed waiver and extension. A delayed effective date would be contrary to public interest because we would not be able to ensure there is not a lapse in technical assistance services currently provided by the projects. Therefore, the Secretary waives the delayed effective date provision for good cause. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification The Secretary certifies that the final waiver and extension of the project period will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The only entities that will be affected by the final waiver and extension of the project period are the current grantees and any other potential applicants. The Secretary certifies that the final waiver and extension will not have a significant economic impact on these entities because the extension of an existing project period imposes minimal compliance costs, and the activities required to support the additional year of funding would not impose additional regulatory burdens or require unnecessary Federal supervision. local governments for coordination and review of proposed Federal financial assistance. This document provides early notification of our specific plans and actions for this program. 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 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. Robert L. King, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2020–17407 Filed 8–5–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This final waiver and extension of the project period does not contain any information collection requirements. 50 CFR Part 622 Intergovernmental Review These programs are subject to Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the objectives of the Executive order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened federalism. The Executive order relies on processes developed by State and Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Electronic Reporting for Federally Permitted Charter Vessels and Headboats in Atlantic Fisheries VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Aug 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 [Docket No. 200127–0032] RIN 0648–BG75 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ACTION: 47917 Award 599,921 600,000 467,126 Final rule; delay of effective date. NMFS is delaying the effective date of a final rule that published on February 24, 2020. DATES: The effective date of the final rule amending 50 CFR part 622 that published at 85 FR 10331 on February 24, 2020, is delayed until January 4, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karla Gore, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, telephone: 727–824–5305, or email: karla.gore@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 24, 2020, NMFS published a final rule to implement management measures described in the For-hire Reporting Amendment, as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council), and that rule had an effective date of September 1, 2020 (85 FR 10331). That final rule establishes new, and revises existing, electronic reporting requirements for federally permitted charter vessels and headboats (for-hire vessels), respectively, in certain Atlantic fisheries. That final rule applies to an owner or operator of a for-hire vessel with a Federal permit for Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) species, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snapper-grouper. The purpose of that final rule is to increase and improve fisheries information collected from federally permitted forhire vessels in the Atlantic. The information is expected to improve recreational fisheries management of the for-hire component in the Atlantic. The For-hire Reporting Amendment amends three fishery management plans (FMPs), and includes Amendment 27 to the FMP for CMP Resources of the Gulf and Atlantic Region (CMP FMP), Amendment 9 to the FMP for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic, and Amendment 39 to the FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. All of these FMPs are implemented by NMFS through regulations at 50 CFR part 622 under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. NMFS is now delaying the effective date of the final rule published on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07AUR1.SGM 07AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Chapter III

[Docket ID ED-2020-OPE-0044]


Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the 
Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Competitive Grant Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Final waiver and extension of project periods.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary waives the requirements in the Education 
Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit 
project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions 
involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The waiver and 
extension would enable 23 projects under Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance (CFDA) number 84.382A to receive funding for an additional 
period, not to exceed September 30, 2021.

DATES: The waiver and extension of the project periods are effective 
August 7, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernadette Miles, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 250-22, Washington, DC 20202. 
Telephone: 202-453-7892. 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: On March 23, 2020, we published a notice in 
the Federal Register (85 FR 16307) proposing an extension of the 
project period and a waiver of the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250, which 
prohibit project periods exceeding five years, as well as a waiver of 
the requirements in 34 CFR 75.261(a) and (c)(2), which allow the 
extension of a project period only if the extension does not involve 
the obligation of additional Federal funds, in order to enable the 
Secretary to provide additional funds to 23 projects under CFDA number 
84.382A for an additional period, not to exceed September 30, 2021.

Background

    We are extending the 23 PBI projects in order to align and 
coordinate the funding cycles of all discretionary grant programs 
authorized under Title III, Part F, Section 371 of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). With the extension, the PBI program will 
align with (1) the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving 
Institutions programs (CFDA numbers 84.031R & 84.031V); (2) the Asian 
American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions 
program (CFDA number 84.382B); (3) the Native American-serving Non-
Tribal Institutions program (CFDA number 84.382C); and (4) the 
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering, and 
Mathematics and Articulation program (CFDA number 84.031C).
    In September 2015, the Department made 23 60-month awards to 
eligible institutions funded by the PBI program as follows:

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                   Institution                             State
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University of West Alabama.......................  AL
Mid-South/Arkansas State University..............  AR
Pulaski Technical College........................  AR
South Georgia Technical College..................  GA
Albany Technical College.........................  GA
Oconee Fall Line Technical College...............  GA
Augusta Technical College........................  GA
Central Georgia Technical College................  GA
Georgia State University.........................  GA
Malcolm X College................................  IL
Olive Harvey College.............................  IL
Chicago State University.........................  IL
Mississippi Delta Community College..............  MS
Halifax Community College........................  NC
Bloomfield College...............................  NJ
Medgar Evers College.............................  NY
York College.....................................  NY
Community College of Philadelphia................  PA
Northeastern Technical College...................  SC
Florence-Darlington Technical College............  SC
Central Carolina Technical College...............  SC
Southwest Tennessee Community College............  TN
Cedar Valley College.............................  TX
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    All current project periods for these grantees end on September 30, 
2020. One additional PBI, South Suburban College, was funded in 2016. 
Its project currently has an end date of September 30, 2021, and thus, 
does not need this waiver or extension.
    The purpose of the PBI program is to increase the institutions' 
capacity to prepare students for careers in STEM; health education; 
internationalization or globalization; teacher preparation; or improve 
educational outcomes of African American males.
    Public Comment:
    In response to our invitation in the notice of proposed waiver and 
extension of the project periods, 15 parties submitted responsive 
comments. Generally, we do not address technical and other minor 
changes. In addition, we do not address general comments that raise 
concerns not directly related to the proposed waiver and extension.
    There are no substantive differences between the proposed waiver 
and extension and this final waiver and extension.

Analysis of Comments and Changes

    Comment: Thirteen of the 15 commenters provided favorable and 
supportive comments regarding the proposed waiver and extension of the 
project periods. These commenters expressed appreciation for the work 
carried out by these projects. Many of these commenters also noted that 
the extension would continue to allow students the opportunity to be 
connected to resources that will lead to graduations and jobs. One of 
the 13 commenters, who was currently funded under this program, stated 
that due to the success of their institution's project, extending the 
grant would have a considerable and measurable positive impact on 
furthering the goals and objectives of the projects funded under this 
program.
    Discussion: We thank these commenters for their support for 
extending the project periods, and we agree that extending the project 
periods will allow for a continued positive impact on the students and 
successful project outcomes by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2021.
    Changes: None.
    Comment: Two commenters were in opposition, but did not 
substantively address the proposed waiver extension.
    Discussion: We thank these commenters for their comments concerning 
the PBI program. However, since these comments did not relate to the 
purpose of the PBI program, we are not making changes to the proposed 
waiver and extension.
    Changes: None.
    Final Waivers and Extensions:
    We are extending the 23 PBI projects in order to align and 
coordinate the funding cycles of all discretionary grant programs 
authorized under Title III, Part F, Section 371 of the HEA. With the 
final extension, the PBI program funding cycles will align with (1) the 
Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving Institutions programs (CFDA 
numbers 84.031R & 84.031V); (2) the Asian American and Native American 
Pacific Islander-serving Institutions program (CFDA number 84.382B); 
(3) the Native American-serving Non-Tribal Institutions program (CFDA 
number 84.382C); and (4) the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science, 
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and Articulation program (CFDA 
number 84.031C).
    The waivers and extensions will allow the Department to align and 
coordinate the award cycles of all of the Title III, Part F competitive 
grant programs, and improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of 
direct training and technical assistance services focused on the 
competitive strengthening institutions programs. In addition, the 
Department will consider approaches for improving coordination among 
projects that provide these services to meet the needs of these 
institutions more efficiently and effectively and to allow for 
efficient use of the funding available to support these activities.
    We do not believe that it would be in the public interest to run a 
competition for this program in FY 2020. The program has remaining FY 
2019 appropriated funds to be carried over to the current FY 2020 grant 
cycle. Further, running an FY 2020 competition would continue an award 
cycle that would not coordinate with the Department's existing Title 
III Part F competitive grant programs.
    The Department has also concluded that it would not be in the 
public interest to run two consecutive program competitions with the 
first using the appropriated 2019 carry over funds and the second using 
the funds appropriated by H.R. 2486, the Fostering Undergraduate Talent 
by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act, because doing so 
would increase the burden on potential applicants.
    For these reasons, the Secretary waives the requirements in 34 CFR 
75.250, which prohibit project periods exceeding five years, and the 
requirements in 34 CFR 75.261(a) and (c)(2), which allow the extension 
of a project period only if the extension does not involve the 
obligation of additional Federal funds. The waiver will allow the 
Department to issue one-time FY 2020 continuation awards to the current 
23 PBI program grantees estimated as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Institution                     State              Award
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University of West Alabama.........  AL.................        $414,672
Mid-South/Arkansas State University  AR.................         599,996
Pulaski Technical College..........  AR.................         599,856
South Georgia Technical College....  GA.................         600,000
Albany Technical College...........  GA.................         600,000
Oconee Fall Line Technical College.  GA.................         545,459
Augusta Technical College..........  GA.................         591,493
Central Georgia Technical College..  GA.................         596,148
Georgia State University...........  GA.................         600,000
Malcolm X College..................  IL.................         590,500
Olive Harvey College...............  IL.................         543,246
Chicago State University...........  IL.................         600,000
Mississippi Delta Community College  MS.................         600,000
Halifax Community College..........  NC.................         600,000
Bloomfield College.................  NJ.................         600,000
Medgar Evers College...............  NY.................         600,000
York College.......................  NY.................         600,000
Community College of Philadelphia..  PA.................         600,000
Northeastern Technical College.....  SC.................         599,252
Florence-Darlington Technical        SC.................         599,993
 College.

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Central Carolina Technical College.  SC.................         599,921
Southwest Tennessee Community        TN.................         600,000
 College.
Cedar Valley College...............  TX.................         467,126
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    Any activities carried out during the year of this continuation 
award must be consistent with the scope, goals, and objectives of the 
grantees' applications as approved in the 2015 competition. The 
requirements for continuation awards are set forth in 34 CFR 75.253.

Waiver of Delayed Effective Date

    The Administrative Procedure Act requires that a substantive rule 
must be published at least 30 days before its effective date, except as 
otherwise provided for good cause (5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3)). All but two of 
the comments we received supported the proposed waiver and extension, 
and we have not made any substantive changes to the proposed waiver and 
extension. A delayed effective date would be contrary to public 
interest because we would not be able to ensure there is not a lapse in 
technical assistance services currently provided by the projects. 
Therefore, the Secretary waives the delayed effective date provision 
for good cause.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification

    The Secretary certifies that the final waiver and extension of the 
project period will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. The only entities that will be 
affected by the final waiver and extension of the project period are 
the current grantees and any other potential applicants.
    The Secretary certifies that the final waiver and extension will 
not have a significant economic impact on these entities because the 
extension of an existing project period imposes minimal compliance 
costs, and the activities required to support the additional year of 
funding would not impose additional regulatory burdens or require 
unnecessary Federal supervision.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    This final waiver and extension of the project period does not 
contain any information collection requirements.

Intergovernmental Review

    These programs are subject to Executive Order 12372 and the 
regulations in 34 CFR part 79. One of the objectives of the Executive 
order is to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened 
federalism. The Executive order relies on processes developed by State 
and local governments for coordination and review of proposed Federal 
financial assistance. This document provides early notification of our 
specific plans and actions for this program.
    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 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.

Robert L. King,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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