Department of Education April 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Comment Request; Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Capital Financing Program Deferment Request
Document Number: 2018-09048
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Education
ED is requesting public comment on a proposed instrument.
Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board
Document Number: 2018-08977
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the April 25, 2018 closed teleconference meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board's (Governing Board) Nominations Committee, which has been delegated by the Governing Board to take action on behalf of the Board. This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in providing written comments related to the work of the Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Definitions and Selection Criteria That Apply to Direct Grant Programs
Document Number: 2018-08965
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Department of Education
On July 31, 2017, the Department of Education (Department) issued a new rule in order to better align the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) with the definition of ``evidence-based'' in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA). Through this document, we are adding a selection factor that was inadvertently omitted and removing an outdated definition.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-08962
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a modified system of records entitled ``Secretary's Communications Control System'' (18-01-01), last published in full in the Federal Register on June 4, 1999 (64 FR 30106, 30108-30109) and subsequently amended on December 27, 1999 (64 FR 72405). This system of records is maintained to account for the correspondence received by the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Senior Officers, or other officials of the Department for whom the Department controls responses.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 21st Century Community Learning Centers Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2018-08735
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Notice Announcing Availability of Funds and Application Deadlines; Hurricane Education Recovery
Document Number: 2018-08700
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice announcing availability of funds and application deadlines for the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students (Emergency Impact Aid) and the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth programs under the Division B, Subdivision 1, Title VIII, ``Hurricane Education Recovery,'' of Public Law 115-123, the ``Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Magnet Schools Assistance Program- Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Table Form
Document Number: 2018-08547
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
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; Campus Safety and Security Survey
Document Number: 2018-08353
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-23
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-Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-08281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to waive the requirement in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibits project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The proposed waiver and extension of the project period would enable the 34 grantees under the Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) Program that received awards in the fiscal year (FY) 2015 grant competition to continue to receive Federal funding for up to 24 additional months.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Proposed Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay Period
Document Number: 2018-08231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Transportation, Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs
In a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory changes in a separate final rule published on September 18, 2017. The 2018 Requirements were scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018 (with the exception of the revisions to the cooperative research provision). The departments and agencies listed in this document have also published an interim final rule delaying the effective date and general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for six months, to cover the time period of January 19, 2018 until July 19, 2018. As per the interim final rule, the effective date of the 2018 Requirements is now July 19, 2018. The departments and agencies listed in this document propose delaying the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional six months, for the time period of July 19, 2018 until January 21, 2019. This proposed rule is intended to provide additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements. This proposed rule, if finalized, would require regulated entities to continue to comply with the requirements of the current Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. This proposal also takes comment on whether to permit institutions to implement, for certain research studies, the following provisions in the 2018 Requirements during the period from July 19, 2018, until January 21, 2019, that the general compliance date is delayed. Those three provisions, intended to reduce burdens on regulated entities, are the 2018 Requirements' definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research, the allowance for no annual continuing review of certain categories of research, and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications related to the research. The way that this option is proposed, regulated entities would be required to comply with all pre- 2018 Requirements during the period that the general compliance date is delayed, except for provisions substituted by the three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements. As described in section III, below, this flexibility is proposed only for studies for which an institution makes a choice to transition to comply with the 2018 Requirements, beginning on July 19, 2018. In order to clearly describe this proposed flexibility, including how it would impact institutions choosing to transition research to comply with the 2018 Requirements, this document proposes a redrafted transition provision.
Applications for New Awards; Education Innovation and Research Program-Early-Phase Grants
Document Number: 2018-08239
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Education Innovation and Research ProgramEarly-phase Grants, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.411C (Early-phase Grants).
Applications for New Awards; Education Innovation and Research Program-Mid-Phase Grants
Document Number: 2018-08238
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Education Innovation and Research ProgramMid-phase Grants, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.411B (Mid-phase Grants).
Applications for New Awards; Education Innovation and Research Program-Expansion Grants
Document Number: 2018-08237
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Education Innovation and Research ProgramExpansion Grants, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.411A (Expansion Grants).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Formula Grant EASIE Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2018-08223
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
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; Application for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Document Number: 2018-08212
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
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; Extension Grants Funding Opportunity for FY 2011 and FY 2012 Promise Neighborhoods Implementation Grantees (84.215N)
Document Number: 2018-08209
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Fiscal Operations Report for 2017-2018 and Application To Participate 2019-2020 (FISAP) and Reallocation Form
Document Number: 2018-08202
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
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; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2019 and 2020
Document Number: 2018-08105
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
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; Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program
Document Number: 2018-08093
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.215G.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Survey 2018-2019
Document Number: 2018-08068
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
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; Privacy Act Request Form
Document Number: 2018-07862
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools; Amendment and Extension of Deadline for Transmittal of Applications
Document Number: 2018-07744
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Department of Education
On March 2, 2018, we published in the Federal Register (83 FR 8974) a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the CSP Grants to Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers 84.282B and 84.282E. Since that time, Congress passed and the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Act), which provides funding for the awards under this competition. This document amends the NIA by: (1) Stating that the Secretary may fund out of rank order applications proposing to open a new charter school or replicate or expand a high-quality charter school in underserved, high-poverty, rural areas; and (2) adding definitions related to funding such applications out of rank order. In addition, we are extending the deadline for transmittal of applications by two weeks, until April 30, 2018.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-07641
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Impact Evaluation of Parent Messaging Strategies on Student Attendance (18-13-42).'' This system contains individually identifying information voluntarily provided by individuals and districts who participate in the impact study. The information contained in the records maintained in this system will be used to conduct a rigorous study of the effectiveness of a low-cost, parent-focused text messaging intervention, meant to reduce elementary school absenteeism and ultimately improve student achievement.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE or Council); Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07349
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule of an upcoming public meeting conducted by the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE). Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. Due to unforeseen delays in ensuring the establishment of a quorum of the NACIE membership and in order to facilitate the coordination of schedules of OESE senior leadership and presenters, this notice is being published in less than 15 days prior to the date of the scheduled meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for New Grants Under the Indian Education Professional Development Plan (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2018-07235
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
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; Applications for Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students and Assistance for Homeless Children and Youths
Document Number: 2018-07234
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
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.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality Integrity; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07212
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and location for the May 22-24, 2018 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), and provides information to members of the public regarding the meeting, including requesting to make oral comments. The notice of this meeting is required under Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and Sec. 114(d)(1)(B) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for the Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) Program
Document Number: 2018-06967
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Opportunity Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2018-06757
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Department of Education
For projects funded under the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), the Secretary: (1) Waives the requirements of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds; and (2) extends the project period for the current OSP grantee for up to an additional 24 months under the existing program authority. This waiver and extension will enable the Department to provide continuation awards to the current OSP grantee through FY 2019 under the existing program authority.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Pre-Authorized Debit Account Brochure and Application
Document Number: 2018-06715
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Higher Education Hurricane and Wildfire Relief Program Application; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-06729
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
On March 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education published an emergency comment period notice in the Federal Register on Monday, March 26, 2018 (83 FR 12945, Column 3; Page 12946, Column 1, 2) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Higher Education Hurricane and Wildfire Relief Program Application''.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Income Driven Repayment Plan Request for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans and Federal Family Education Loan Programs
Document Number: 2018-06637
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
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; Comment Request; Federal Student Loan Program: Internship/Residency and Loan Debt Burden Forbearance Forms
Document Number: 2018-06635
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
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; Comment Request; Federal Student Loan Program Deferment Request Forms
Document Number: 2018-06634
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
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; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Grant Performance Report Form (ED 524B)
Document Number: 2018-06560
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.