Reopening; Application Period for Certain Applicants Under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program Competition, 12662-12663 [2021-04485]

Download as PDF 12662 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 41 / Thursday, March 4, 2021 / Notices manner as the existing application. AmeriCorps also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on March 31, 20201. Dated: February 25, 2021. Mary Hyde, Director, Office of Research and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2021–04421 Filed 3–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Reopening; Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities—Stepping-Up Technology Implementation Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Education (Department) reopens the competition for fiscal year (FY) 2021, for certain prospective eligible applicants described elsewhere in this notice, under the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities—Stepping-up Technology Implementation, Assistance Listing Number 84.327S. The Department takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications by prospective eligible applicants affected by the severe winter weather in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. DATES: Deadline for Transmittal of Applications for Applicants Meeting the Eligibility Criteria in this Notice: March 8, 2021. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 5, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Jackson, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 5128, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–5076. Telephone: (202) 245–6039. Email: Terry.Jackson@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 22, 2020, we published the notice inviting applications (NIA) for the FY 2021 Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities—Stepping-up Technology Implementation jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:27 Mar 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 competition in the Federal Register (85 FR 83531). Under the NIA, applications were due on February 22, 2021. We are reopening this competition for eligible applicants in affected areas in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas to allow those applicants more time to prepare and submit their applications. For applicants that meet the eligibility criteria in this notice, we are reopening the competition until March 8, 2021. We are also extending the intergovernmental review deadline until May 5, 2021. Eligibility: The reopening of the competition in this notice applies to eligible applicants under Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities—Steppingup Technology Implementation, Assistance Listing Number 84.327S, that are located in an area for which the President has issued an emergency declaration (see www.fema.gov/ disasters/), in Louisiana (FEMA Disaster designation 3556), Oklahoma (FEMA Disaster designation 3555), and Texas (FEMA Disaster designation 3554). In accordance with the NIA, eligible applicants for this competition are limited to State educational agencies; local educational agencies (LEAs), including public charter schools that operate as LEAs under State law; institutions of higher education; other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; freely associated States and outlying areas; Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations. Note: All information in the NIA for this competition remains the same, except for, with respect to eligible applicants, the deadline for the transmittal of applications and the deadline for intergovernmental review. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1474 and 1481. Accessible Format: On request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format. The Department will provide the requestor with an accessible format that may include Rich Text Format (RTF) or text format (txt), a thumb drive, an MP3 file, braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc, or other accessible format. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. David Cantrell, Deputy Director, Office of Special Education Programs, Delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. 2021–04444 Filed 3–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Reopening; Application Period for Certain Applicants Under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program Competition Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Education (Department) reopens the competition for FY 2021, for certain eligible applicants described elsewhere in this notice, under the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program, Assistance Listing Number 84.200A. The Department takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications by eligible applicants affected by the severe winter weather in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, where the President has issued a disaster declaration. The reopening of the application deadline date for this competition is intended to help affected eligible applicants compete fairly with other eligible applicants under this competition. DATES: Deadline for Transmittal of Applications for Applicants Meeting the Eligibility Criteria in this Notice: March 15, 2021. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 25, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Ell, U.S Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, 2B214, Washington, DC 20202–4260. Telephone: (202) 453–6348. Email: Rebecca.ell@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 41 / Thursday, March 4, 2021 / Notices telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. On January 15, 2021, we published the notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for the FY 2021 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need competition in the Federal Register (86 FR 4024). Under the NIA, applications were due on March 1, 2021. We are reopening this competition for eligible applicants in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, for which the President has issued a disaster declaration, to allow those applicants more time to prepare and submit applications. For applicants that meet the eligibility criteria in this notice, we are reopening the competition until March 15, 2021. We are also extending the intergovernmental review deadline until May 25, 2021. Eligibility: The reopening of the competition in this notice applies to eligible applicants under the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program, Assistance Listing Number 84.200A, that are located in an area for which the President has issued an emergency declaration (see www.fema.gov/disasters/), in Louisiana (FEMA Disaster designation 3556), Oklahoma (FEMA Disaster designation 3555), and Texas (FEMA Disaster designation 3554). In accordance with the NIA, eligible applicants for this competition are: (a) Any academic department of an institution of higher education (IHE) that provides a course of study that— (i) Leads to a graduate degree in an area of national need; and (ii) Has been in existence for at least four years at the time of an application for a grant under this competition; or (b) An academic department of an IHE that— (i) Satisfies the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section; and (ii) Submits a joint application with one or more eligible non-degree-granting institutions that have formal arrangements for the support of doctoral dissertation research with one or more degree-granting institutions. Note: All information in the NIA for this competition remains the same, except for, with respect to eligible applicants, the deadline for the transmittal of applications and the deadline for intergovernmental review. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1135– 1135e. Accessible Format: On request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, individuals with disabilities can obtain jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:27 Mar 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format. The Department will provide the requestor with an accessible format that may include Rich Text Format (RTF) or text format (txt), a thumb drive, an MP3 file, braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc, or other accessible format. 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. Tiwanda Burse, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management & Planning, Office of Postsecondary Education, Delegated authority to perform functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. 2021–04485 Filed 3–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2020–SCC–0182] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Higher Education Act (HEA) Title II Report Cards on State Teacher Credentialing and Preparation Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12663 this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. Find this information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. Comments may also be sent to ICDocketmgr@ed.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Freddie Cross, (202) 453–7224. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Higher Education Act (HEA) Title II Report Cards on State Teacher Credentialing and Preparation. OMB Control Number: 1840–0744. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,794. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 267,588. Abstract: This request is a revision that includes COVID–19 guidance and to approve the state report card and institution and program report cards required by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 2008 by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 41 (Thursday, March 4, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Reopening; Application Period for Certain Applicants Under the 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need 
Program Competition

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) reopens the 
competition for FY 2021, for certain eligible applicants described 
elsewhere in this notice, under the Graduate Assistance in Areas of 
National Need program, Assistance Listing Number 84.200A. The 
Department takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and 
submission of applications by eligible applicants affected by the 
severe winter weather in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, where the 
President has issued a disaster declaration. The reopening of the 
application deadline date for this competition is intended to help 
affected eligible applicants compete fairly with other eligible 
applicants under this competition.

DATES: 
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications for Applicants Meeting the 
Eligibility Criteria in this Notice: March 15, 2021.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 25, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Ell, U.S Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, 2B214, Washington, DC 20202-4260. 
Telephone: (202) 453-6348. Email: [email protected].
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text

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telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 15, 2021, we published the notice 
inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for the FY 2021 Graduate 
Assistance in Areas of National Need competition in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 4024). Under the NIA, applications were due on March 1, 
2021.
    We are reopening this competition for eligible applicants in 
Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, for which the President has issued a 
disaster declaration, to allow those applicants more time to prepare 
and submit applications. For applicants that meet the eligibility 
criteria in this notice, we are reopening the competition until March 
15, 2021. We are also extending the intergovernmental review deadline 
until May 25, 2021.
    Eligibility: The reopening of the competition in this notice 
applies to eligible applicants under the Graduate Assistance in Areas 
of National Need program, Assistance Listing Number 84.200A, that are 
located in an area for which the President has issued an emergency 
declaration (see www.fema.gov/disasters/), in Louisiana (FEMA Disaster 
designation 3556), Oklahoma (FEMA Disaster designation 3555), and Texas 
(FEMA Disaster designation 3554).
    In accordance with the NIA, eligible applicants for this 
competition are:
    (a) Any academic department of an institution of higher education 
(IHE) that provides a course of study that--
    (i) Leads to a graduate degree in an area of national need; and
    (ii) Has been in existence for at least four years at the time of 
an application for a grant under this competition; or
    (b) An academic department of an IHE that--
    (i) Satisfies the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section; 
and
    (ii) Submits a joint application with one or more eligible non-
degree-granting institutions that have formal arrangements for the 
support of doctoral dissertation research with one or more degree-
granting institutions.
    Note: All information in the NIA for this competition remains the 
same, except for, with respect to eligible applicants, the deadline for 
the transmittal of applications and the deadline for intergovernmental 
review.
    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1135-1135e.
    Accessible Format: On request to the program contact person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, individuals with disabilities 
can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an 
accessible format. The Department will provide the requestor with an 
accessible format that may include Rich Text Format (RTF) or text 
format (txt), a thumb drive, an MP3 file, braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc, or other accessible format.
    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.

Tiwanda Burse,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management & Planning, Office of 
Postsecondary Education, Delegated authority to perform functions and 
duties of the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary 
Education.
[FR Doc. 2021-04485 Filed 3-3-21; 8:45 am]
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