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Applications for New Awards; Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program
Document Number: 2020-07026
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.374A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Applications for New Awards; Comprehensive Literacy State Development Program
Document Number: 2020-07014
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.371C. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894- 0006.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Consolidation Loan Rebate Fee Report
Document Number: 2020-06991
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program-150% Limitation
Document Number: 2020-06950
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Loan Rehabilitation: Reasonable and Affordable Payments
Document Number: 2020-06899
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EZ-Audit: Electronic Submission of Financial Statements and Compliance Audits
Document Number: 2020-06893
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Periods for Television Access Grants
Document Number: 2020-06752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to waive 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 proposed waiver and extension would enable five projects under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327C to receive funding for an additional period, not to exceed September 30, 2021.
Distance Education and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-05700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the general, establishing eligibility, maintaining eligibility, and losing eligibility sections of the Institutional Eligibility regulations issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), related to distance education and innovation. In addition, the Secretary proposes to amend the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations issued under the HEA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Migrant Education Program Regulations and Certificate of Eligibility
Document Number: 2020-06778
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Proposed Priorities, Requirement, and Definitions-Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-Open Textbooks Pilot Program
Document Number: 2020-06350
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education proposes priorities, requirement, and definitions for the Open Textbooks Pilot program conducted under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.116T. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirement, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We intend this action to further develop and identify programs and practices that improve instruction and student learning outcomes, as well as increase access, affordability, and completion rates of students seeking postsecondary education degrees or other recognized credentials as a result of the development, enhancement, and use of open textbooks (as defined in this notice).
Indian Education Discretionary Grant Programs; (Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program)
Document Number: 2020-06224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) proposes to revise the regulations that govern the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program (Demonstration program), authorized under title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to implement changes to title VI resulting from the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These proposed regulations would update, clarify, and improve the current regulations. The Secretary also proposes a new priority, and accompanying requirements and selection criteria, for applicants proposing to empower Tribes and families to decide which education services will best support their children to succeed in college and careers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Loan Discharge Application: Forgery
Document Number: 2020-06536
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program-Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Document Number: 2020-06535
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Education
The mission of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is to improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes and raise expectations for all people with disabilities, their families, their communities, and the Nation. The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.129B. The Long-Term Training program will provide training in Rehabilitation Counseling. Projects funded under the Rehabilitation Long-Term Training competition must meet rigorous standards in order to provide rehabilitation professionals the knowledge, skills, and qualifications necessary to meet the current challenges facing State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and related agencies and to assist youth and adults with disabilities in achieving competitive integrated employment outcomes and independent living. This priority fosters collaboration between education providers and employers and partnerships with one or multiple local or State entities to help meet the goals of the project. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Special Education-Individual Reporting on Regulatory Compliance Related to the Personnel Development Program's Service Obligation and the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
Document Number: 2020-06534
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children With Disabilities Who Have High-Intensity Needs
Document Number: 2020-06522
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesInterdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children with Disabilities who have High-Intensity Needs, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.325K. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2021) Main Study Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-06485
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; ED-524 Budget Information Non-Construction Programs Form and Instructions
Document Number: 2020-06436
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Statistical and Research Methodology in Education and Using Longitudinal Data To Support State Education Policymaking Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-06255
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Statistical and Research Methodology in Education and the Using Longitudinal Data to Support State Education Policymaking Grant Programs, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.305D and 84.305S. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 4040-0001.
Proposed Priorities and Definitions-Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind-Training and Technical Assistance
Document Number: 2020-06060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes priorities and definitions under the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.177Z. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priorities and definitions to improve the administration, operation, and performance of the OIB program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-06068
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Written Application for the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program
Document Number: 2020-06059
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Predominantly Black Institutions Competitive Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-05741
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to waive 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 proposed waiver and extension would enable 23 projects under CFDA number 84.382A to receive funding for an additional period, not to exceed September 30, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Request for Title IV Reimbursement or Heightened Cash Monitoring 2 (HCM2)
Document Number: 2020-05895
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Direct Loan Program and Federal Family Education Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms
Document Number: 2020-05755
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; RSA-227, Annual Client Assistance Program Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-05635
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Survey 2020-2022; ED-2020-SCC-0010; Correction
Document Number: 2020-05494
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Department of Education
On March 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published a 30-day comment period notice in the Federal Register with FR DOC# 2020- 04568 seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Survey 2020-2022''. The comment period ends on April 17, 2020 instead of April 6, 2020, and interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 17, 2020. The PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds
Document Number: 2020-05475
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Ready to Learn Programming
Document Number: 2020-05357
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Ready to Learn Programming, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.295A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Report of Children in State Agency and Locally Operated Institutions for Neglected and Delinquent Children
Document Number: 2020-05276
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Lender's Application for Insurance Claim Form and Request for Collection Assistance Form
Document Number: 2020-05188
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Magnet Schools Assistance Program
Document Number: 2020-04885
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications (NIA) for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.165A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1855-0011.
Administrative Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-04761
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education announces six priorities for discretionary grant programs that the Secretary may use in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years that expand the Department of Education's (the Department's) flexibility to give priority to a broader range of applicants with varying experience in administering Federal education funds (Priorities 1 and 2), applicants proposing to serve rural communities (Priorities 3 and 4), applicants that demonstrate a rationale for their proposed projects (Priority 5), or applicants proposing to collect data after the grant's original project period (Priority 6).
Applications for New Awards; American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Document Number: 2020-04757
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS)Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.250Nto partner with Indian Tribes in providing eligible American Indians with disabilities with vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0018.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities; State Vocational Rehabilitation Services; State Supported Employment Services; Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind; Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights; Client Assistance Program
Document Number: 2020-04462
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is seeking comment on its October 29, 2019, policy statement and frequently asked questions (Policy Statement) granting prior approval for two direct cost categories under the Department's authority in the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). The prior approval applies to State formula grant programs administered by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) for two direct cost categories: Participant support costs and equipment.
Applications for New Awards; Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program
Document Number: 2020-04651
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Department of Education
On February 5, 2020, we published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Program for fiscal year (FY) 2020. This notice corrects the deadline for transmittal of applications and the deadline for intergovernmental review. All other requirements and conditions in the notice remain the same.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Survey 2020-2022
Document Number: 2020-04568
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2016/20 Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B:16/20) Full-Scale Study
Document Number: 2020-04541
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Universal Form
Document Number: 2020-04423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Office of Postsecondary Education; Call for Written Third-Party Comments
Document Number: 2020-04410
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Department of Education
This notice provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Model Demonstration Projects To Develop Coaching Systems
Document Number: 2020-04316
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Model Demonstration Projects to Develop Coaching Systems, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326M. These projects will provide support to professionals to collaborate with early learning and early intervention programs, schools, districts, and State agencies to establish the infrastructure, personnel skills, and processes necessary for an effective and sustainable coaching system. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies
Document Number: 2020-04255
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
On February 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) published in the Federal Register (85 FR 7298) a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Formula Grants) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.060A. We are correcting the deadline for transmittal of Part I of Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE) applications and correcting the Formula Grants program contact.
Peer Review Opportunities With the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Document Number: 2020-04148
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) announces opportunities for individuals to participate in its peer review process by reviewing applications for competitive grant funding.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; RSA-509, Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-04123
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program
Document Number: 2020-03208
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) issues this interpretation to clarify current policy and announce a change in policy regarding the use of Federal vocational rehabilitation (VR) funds reserved for pre-employment transition services.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-03903
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs-Native American Language (NAL@ED) Program
Document Number: 2020-03762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the Native American Language (NAL@ED) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.415B. We may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action to support the development, improvement, expansion, or maintenance of programs that support elementary or secondary schools in using Native American and Alaska Native languages as the primary language of instruction.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Professional Development Program: Grantee Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-03885
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Document Number: 2020-03874
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Notice of Investigation and Record Requests
Document Number: 2020-03812
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Department publishes letters, dated February 11, 2020, notifying Yale University and Harvard University of investigations related to the universities' reports of defined gifts and contracts, including restricted and conditional gifts or contracts, from or with a statutorily defined foreign source.
Notice of Guidance Portal
Document Number: 2020-03811
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Education
Through this notice, the Department announces the existence and location of its guidance portal. This guidance portal is meant to make it easy for the public and our stakeholders to locate the Department's guidance documents through the links within the guidance portal.