Applications for New Awards; High School Equivalency Program
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the High School Equivalency Program (HEP), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.141A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Applications for New Awards; College Assistance Migrant Program
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.149A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Administrative Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs
The Secretary of Education proposes to establish six priorities for discretionary grant programs that would 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 (Proposed Priorities 1 and 2), applicants proposing to serve rural communities (Proposed Priorities 3 and 4), applicants that demonstrate a rationale for their proposed projects (Proposed Priority 5), or applicants proposing to collect data after the grant's original project period (Proposed Priority 6).
Final Priority for Discretionary Grant Programs
The Secretary of Education announces a priority for discretionary grant programs that supports alignment between the Department of Education's (the Department's) discretionary grant investments and the Administration's Opportunity Zones initiative, which aims to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities.
Total and Permanent Disability Discharge of Loans Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act
The Department of Education (Department) issues these interim final regulations to amend and update the regulations for total and permanent disability student loan discharge for veterans by removing administrative burdens that may have prevented at least 20,000 totally and permanently disabled veterans from obtaining discharges of their student loans, as the law provides. These barriers create significant and unnecessary hardship for these veterans. Removing these barriers is a matter of pressing national concern. Although the Department construes its interim final rulemaking power narrowly, under these circumstances the Department finds good cause to implement the rule immediately.
Applications for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CMO Grants)
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for CSPCMO grants, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.282M. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 4040-0004.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Title I-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Education of Migratory Children
The Department modifies the requirements related to the responsibilities of State educational agency (SEA) recipients of funds under title I, part C, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to conduct annual prospective re-interviews to confirm the eligibility of children under the Migrant Education Program (MEP). We clarify the definition of ``independent re-interviewer'' and reduce the costs and burden of prospective re-interviews conducted by independent re-interviewers while maintaining adequate quality control measures to safeguard the integrity of program eligibility determinations.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
This provides notice of the re-establishment of a matching program between the Department of Education (Department or ED) and the Selective Service System (SSS). Under the Solomon Amendment to the Military Selective Service Act Section 12(f), young men who are required under Section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act to be registered with SSS must fulfill the registration requirement in order to be eligible for any form of assistance or benefits provided under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). This matching program enables ED to prevent improper payments to those applicants who are not eligible under the Military Selective Service Act to receive any form of assistance or benefit provided under title IV of the HEA.
Notice of Investigation and Record Requests
The Department publishes letters, dated September 26, 2019, notifying the University of Maryland and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
This provides notice of the establishment of the matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (Department) and the Department of Defense (DoD), which sets forth the terms, safeguards, and procedures under which the DoD will disclose data to the Department on service members deployed to areas that qualify for imminent danger pay (IDP) or hostile fire pay (HFP) as described in Defense Manpower Data Center Base (DMDC 01) System of Records Notice, routine use 15.b. This matching program will enable the Department to provide no-interest accrual benefits on qualifying loans made under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) during the time those service members were deployed to qualifying locations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Subpart K-Cash Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Proposed Priority and Requirements-Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-IDEA Data Management Center
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. As such, the Department of Education (Department) proposes a funding priority and requirements under the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program. The Department may use the proposed priority and requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an identified national need to provide technical assistance (TA) to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This Data Management Center would help States in collecting, reporting, and determining how to best analyze and use their data to establish and meet high expectations for each child with a disability by enhancing, streamlining, and integrating their IDEA Part B data into their State longitudinal data systems and would customize its TA to meet each State's specific needs.
National Assessment Governing Board
This notice sets forth the agenda for the November 14-16, 2019 Quarterly Board Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or 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). This notice is being posted late because of challenges in ensuring the availability of members to constitute a quorum.
2019-2020 Award Year Deadline Dates for Reports and Other Records Associated With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG), the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Programs, the Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program
The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from applicants and institutions participating in certain Federal student aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), for the 2019-2020 award year. These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their educational costs. The Federal student aid programs (title IV, HEA programs) covered by this deadline date notice are the Pell Grant, Direct Loan, TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and campus-based (FSEOG and FWS) programs.
Student Assistance General Provisions, The Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, The Secretary's Recognition Procedures for State Agencies
The Secretary amends the regulations governing the recognition of accrediting agencies, certain student assistance general provisions, and institutional eligibility, as well as makes various technical corrections.