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The Department expects to hold competitions for new State and Partnership grants under the GEAR UP program in FY 2006. This notice provides information about four one-day technical assistance workshops to assist institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, and States interested in preparing grant applications for FY 2006 new awards under the Gaining Early. Program staff will present information about the purpose of the GEAR UP Program, selection criteria, application content, submission procedures, and reporting requirements. Although the Department has not yet announced an application deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2006 competitions, the Department is holding these workshops to give potential applicants guidance for preparing applications for the competitions we expect to conduct in FY 2006. Specific requirements for the FY 2006 competitions will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. This notice announces the technical assistance workshops only.