Department of Education 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-31063
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Race to the Top Fund
Document Number: E9-30975
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of Education
On October 23, 2009, the Department announced in the Federal Register (74 FR 54795) a series of public meetings to be held throughout November and December 2009 to inform its work on a potential Assessment Program within the Race to the Top Fund and to provide technical assistance to States. This notice announces three additional
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E9-30691
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act) 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 552a, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice proposing to revise the system of records for the Federal Student Financial Aid Application File (18-11-01), 64 FR 30159-30161 (June 4, 1999), as corrected by, 64 FR 72407 (December 27, 1999), as corrected by, 65 FR 11294 (March 2, 2000), as corrected by 66 FR 18758 (April 11, 2001). This system of records contains information provided by applicants for Title IV, HEA Program assistance, on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Among other purposes described in this notice, the information is maintained in order to determine an applicant's eligibility for the Federal student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the HEA; make a loan, grant or scholarship, and verify the identity of the individual. This notice proposes to update the categories of records maintained in this system, to clarify the system's purposes, and to expand the routine uses to reflect needed programmatic disclosures.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP)-Transition to Employment
Document Number: E9-30670
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by NIDRR. Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for a DRRP. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2010 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E9-30661
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-30514
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E9-30375
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-30370
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E9-30276
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs)-Individual-Level Characteristics Related to Employment Among Individuals With Disabilities
Document Number: E9-30188
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a funding priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by NIDRR. Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2010 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-30018
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP)-Reducing Obesity and Obesity-Related Secondary Health Conditions Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Disabilities From Diverse Race and Ethnic Backgrounds
Document Number: E9-29809
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by NIDRR. Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for a DRRP. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2010 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-European Union-United States Atlantis Program; Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education; United States-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program; United States-Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education
Document Number: E9-29584
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education announces one absolute priority for each of the four special focus competitions conducted by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE): The EU-U.S. Atlantis Program, the Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education, the U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program, and the U.S.-Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education competitions.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E9-29439
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-29437
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
School Improvement Grants; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA); Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended (ESEA)
Document Number: E9-29183
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Secretary of Education (Secretary) issues final requirements for School Improvement Grants authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the ESEA, and funded through both the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2009 and the ARRA. The final requirements govern the process that a State educational agency (SEA) uses to award school improvement funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) with the persistently lowest-achieving Title I schools that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use those funds to raise substantially the achievement of the students attending those schools. Under the final requirements, an LEA may also use school improvement funds to serve persistently lowest- achieving secondary schools that are eligible for, but do not receive, Title I funds and Title I schools in improvement, corrective action, and restructuring that are not among the persistently lowest-achieving schools. The final requirements require an SEA to award school improvement funds to eligible LEAs in amounts sufficient to enable the persistently lowest-achieving schools to implement one of four specific school intervention models.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E9-29337
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Emergency Management for Higher Education Grant Program
Document Number: E9-28994
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools proposes priorities and requirements for the Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) grant program. The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use one or more of these priorities and requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2010 and later years. Congress appropriated initial funding for the EMHE grant competition in FY 2008 following the tragic shooting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2007. That and other past emergencies, such as the events of September 11, 2001, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University, reinforce the need for colleges and universities to prepare for the full range of emergency events that may affect their campus communities. The EMHE grant program provides funds to institutions of higher education (IHEs) to establish or enhance an emergency management planning process that integrates the various components and departments of each IHE; focuses on reviewing, strengthening, and institutionalizing all-hazards emergency management plans; fosters partnerships with local and State community partners; supports vulnerability assessments; encourages training and drilling on the emergency management plan across the campus community; and requires IHEs to develop a written plan for preventing violence on campus by
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-28983
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E9-28819
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-28574
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
On November 20, 2009, the Department of Education published a comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 60246, Column 3) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Annual Performance Report for the State Grant for Assistive Technology Program''. The number of responses are corrected to 190,456 and the burden hours are corrected to 26,796. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-28533
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
On November 20, 2009, the Department of Education published a comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 60247, Column 3) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Guidance on Title I, Part A''. The notice is hereby corrected, stating that requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and clicking on link number 4171. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-28254
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-28253
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-28252
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Student Assistance General Provisions; Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program; Federal Pell Grant Program; Academic Competitiveness Grant Program and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Program
Document Number: E9-28050
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is adopting as final, with changes, interim final regulations for the Academic Competitiveness (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs; Student Assistance General Provisions; Federal Pell Grant Program; and Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. These final regulations are needed to implement provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008 (ECASLA) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). The new statutory provisions became effective July 1, 2009.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E9-27958
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27902
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27901
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E9-27841
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-19
Agency: Department of Education
Section 473(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1087mm(b)) requires the Secretary of Defense to provide the Secretary of Education with information to identify children whose parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Beginning with the 2009-2010 Award Year, a qualifying student may be eligible for a higher amount of Title IV, HEA program assistance. The qualifying student must have been age 24 or less at the time of the parent or guardian's death or, if older than 24, enrolled in an institution of higher education on a part-time or full-time basis at the time of the parent or guardian's death. Beginning July 1, 2010, students who are otherwise qualified children of deceased U.S. military who meet the requirements of section 420R of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1070h) (effective July 1, 2010) may also be eligible for higher amounts of Title IV, HEA program assistance.
Race to the Top Fund
Document Number: E9-27426
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) announces priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the Race to the Top Fund. The Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in any year in which this program is in effect.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27601
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program
Document Number: E9-27517
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Department of Education
Under the SFSF program, authorized in Title XIV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law No. 111-5, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is awarding Education Stabilization funds in two phases. In Phase I, the Department awarded each State a portion of its SFSF Education Stabilization funds on the basis of the information included in its Application for Initial Funding. The Department is awarding the remainder of each State's allocation based on the information that the State will provide in its Phase II application.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E9-27410
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27409
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services-Capacity Building Program for Traditionally Underserved Populations: Technical Assistance for American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Projects
Document Number: E9-27197
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Capacity Building program for Traditionally Underserved Populations to fund a grant that will establish a training and technical assistance center to support the projects funded under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) program authorized under section 121 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The purpose of this center is to improve the provision of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to, and the employment outcomes of, American Indians with disabilities through the provision of training and technical assistance to projects funded under the AIVRS program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year 2010 and later years.