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Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2021-14868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Education, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of Education publishes a semiannual agenda of Federal regulatory and deregulatory actions. The agenda is issued under the authority of section 4(b) of Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' The purpose of the agenda is to encourage more effective public participation in the regulatory process by providing the public with early information about the regulatory actions we plan to take.
Service Contract Inventory for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019
Document Number: 2021-16204
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Department of Education
Through this notice, the Secretary announces the availability of the Department of Education's service contract inventory for FY 2019 on its website, at www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/contracts/ servicecontractinventoryappendix/servicecontractinventory.htm l. A service contract inventory is a tool for assisting the agency in better understanding how contracted services are being used to support mission and operations and whether the contractors' skills are being utilized in an appropriate manner.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Consolidated State Performance Report Renewal (Part 1 and Part 2)
Document Number: 2021-16177
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Family Educational Loan Program-Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
Document Number: 2021-16128
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Applications for New Awards; Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program-Early-Phase Grants
Document Number: 2021-16099
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the EIR program Early-phase Grants, Assistance Listing Number 84.411C (Early-phase Grants). This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Final Priorities and Definitions-Education Innovation and Research-COVID-19 and Equity
Document Number: 2021-16097
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces priorities and definitions under the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program, Assistance Listing Numbers 84.411A/B/C. The Department may use these priorities and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and in later years.
Applications for New Awards; Rehabilitation Short-Term Training: Client Assistance Program; Correction
Document Number: 2021-16013
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Education
On June 23, 2021, the Department of Education (Department) published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for Rehabilitation Short-Term Training: Client Assistance Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.246K. We are correcting the deadline for intergovernmental review. All other information in the NIA, including the August 9, 2021, deadline for transmittal of applications, remains the same.
Permissibility of Administrative Law Judges Presiding Over Salary Pre-Offset Hearings
Document Number: 2021-15897
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) amends its regulations regarding salary pre-offset hearings to expressly permit administrative law judges (ALJs) to act as the presiding officers.
Final Priority and Requirements-Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind Program
Document Number: 2021-15915
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces a priority and requirements for the Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind program, Assistance Listing Number 84.160D. The Department may use the priority and requirements for competitions in Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 and later years. We take this action to provide training to working interpreters in order to develop a new skill area or enhance an existing skill area. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0018.
Applications for New Awards; Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind Program
Document Number: 2021-15914
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind programAssistance Listing Number 84.160Dto provide training to working interpreters in order to develop a new skill area or enhance an existing skill area. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Implementation of Title I/II-A Program Initiatives-Preliminary Activities
Document Number: 2021-15879
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Implementation Study of Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (Title IV, Part A)
Document Number: 2021-15877
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new collection.
Request for Information Regarding the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Document Number: 2021-15831
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is requesting information in the form of written comments that may include information, research, and suggestions regarding the administration of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The Office of the Under Secretary solicits these comments to identify operational improvements to the PSLF program and to inform determinations about technical improvements, borrower experiences, policy considerations, or other factors that should be considered to improve access to PSLF.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Title I, Part A Accountability Waiver Requests for School Year 2020-2021
Document Number: 2021-15789
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Meeting
Document Number: 2021-15764
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board) meeting scheduled for August 5-6, 2021. This notice provides information about the meeting to members of the public who may be interested in attending and/or providing written comments related to the work of the Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
Document Number: 2021-15688
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Impact Aid Electronic Data Collection (EDC) Program Questionnaire
Document Number: 2021-15609
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Impact Evaluation of Teacher Residency Programs
Document Number: 2021-15530
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.
Applications for New Awards-American History and Civics Education National Activities Program
Document Number: 2021-15365
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the American History and Civics Education National Activities (AHC-NA) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.422B. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB 1894-0006.
Applications for New Awards-American History and Civics Education-Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics
Document Number: 2021-15364
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
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 Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics (Academies) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.422A. 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; Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Improper Payments Information Form
Document Number: 2021-15248
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Income Driven Repayment Plan Request for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans and Federal Family Education Loan Programs
Document Number: 2021-15247
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for the Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) Program
Document Number: 2021-15245
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Federal Need Analysis Methodology for the 2022-23 Award Year-Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and TEACH Grant Programs
Document Number: 2021-15217
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the tables used in the statutory Federal Need Analysis Methodology that determines a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year (AY) 2022- 23 for student financial aid programs, Assistance Listing Numbers 84.063, 84.033, 84.007, 84.268, 84.408, and 84.379. The intent of this notice is to alert the financial aid community and the broader public to these required annual updates used in the determination of student aid eligibility.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Periods for the Equity Assistance Centers Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-15162
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-16
Agency: Department of Education
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 enable four projects under Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.004D to receive funding for an additional period, not to exceed September 30, 2022.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Long-Term Participant Survey
Document Number: 2021-15132
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; ESEA Fiscal Waiver Requests
Document Number: 2021-14732
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 21st Century Community Learning Centers Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2021-15056
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund-Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program Recipient Annual Reporting Data Collection Form
Document Number: 2021-14964
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund-Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER I and GEER II) Recipient Data Collection Form
Document Number: 2021-14963
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.
Final Priority, Requirement, and Definitions-National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students With Disabilities
Document Number: 2021-14865
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces a priority, requirement, and definitions for the National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities program (Comprehensive Centers program), Assistance Listing Number 84.283D. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA), requires the Secretary to establish a comprehensive center for students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability. The Department may use the priority, requirement, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years. We will use the priority, requirement, and definitions to award a cooperative agreement for a comprehensive center designed to improve literacy skills for students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability.
Applications for New Awards; National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students With Disabilities
Document Number: 2021-14864
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for a new award for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for a National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities (Comprehensive Centers program), Assistance Listing Number 84.283D. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
American Rescue Plan Act Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program
Document Number: 2021-14862
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) establishes requirements for the American Rescue Plan Emergency Assistance to Non- Public Schools (ARP EANS) program under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act). This document is intended to clarify the requirements applicable to the ARP EANS program, including the requirement to provide services or assistance to non-public schools that enroll a significant percentage of students from low-income families and are most impacted by the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency.
Applications for New Awards; American Rescue Plan-American Indian Resilience in Education (ARP-AIRE)
Document Number: 2021-14858
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications (NIA) for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the American Rescue PlanAmerican Indian Resilience in Education (ARP-AIRE) program, Assistance Listing Number 84.299C. 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; Performance Report for Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program
Document Number: 2021-14786
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Applications for New Awards; Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program
Document Number: 2021-14763
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
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 Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.215G. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Final Priorities and Requirement-Innovative Approaches to Literacy
Document Number: 2021-14758
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces four priorities and one requirement under the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program, Assistance Listing Number 84.215G. The Department may use one or more of these priorities and requirement for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Assurance of Compliance-Civil Rights Certificate
Document Number: 2021-14742
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of a currently approved collection.
Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for the Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education
Document Number: 2021-14741
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Endowment Excise Tax: Allocation Reduction Waiver
Document Number: 2021-14736
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program
Document Number: 2021-14714
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL), Assistance Listing Number 84.374A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1810-0758.
Final Priorities-Effective Educator Development Division
Document Number: 2021-14713
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces priorities for the following programs of the Effective Educator Development Division (EED): Teacher and School Leader Incentive Grants (TSL), Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.374A; Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED), ALN 84.423A; and Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP), ALN 84.336S. We may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years. We propose these priorities to focus on educator development, leadership, and diversity in the various EED programs in order to improve the quality of teaching and school leadership.
Final Priority and Definition-Teacher and School Leader Incentive (TSL) Program
Document Number: 2021-14712
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Department announces one priority and one definition under the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL), Assistance Listing Number 84.374A. The Department may use this priority and definition for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years. We take this action to make program improvements based on lessons learned over the last decade and to improve program outcomes.
Final Requirements; American Rescue Plan Act Homeless Children and Youth Program
Document Number: 2021-14705
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) establishes requirements for the Homeless Children and Youth program (ARP-HCY), under section 2001(b)(1) of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act). These requirements are intended to clarify program requirements and streamline and clarify the process for State educational agencies (SEAs) to award subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs).
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-14359
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the Department of Education's (Department) implementation of certain sections of the TEACH Grant program final regulations.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-14409
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the U.S. Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Education Enterprise Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ED ICAM) System'' (18-04- 05). The ED ICAM System contains identifying information about individual Department employees and contractors.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund-Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER I/ESSER II/ARP ESSER Fund) Recipient Data Collection Form
Document Number: 2021-14200
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2023) Field Test Data Collection and Main Study Sampling, Recruitment, and Data Collection
Document Number: 2021-14187
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision to a currently approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Rural, Insular, and Native Achievement Programs Progress Update Protocol
Document Number: 2021-14186
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.