Department of Education 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Administrative Priority and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-28820
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education announces a priority and definitions for discretionary grant programs that the Secretary may use in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years to promote the use of the Department of Education's (the Department's) discretionary grants funds to support remote learning.
Applications for New Awards; American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Document Number: 2020-28541
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS)Assistance Listing Number 84.250Nto partner with Indian Tribes in providing eligible American Indians with disabilities with vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0018.
Notice Reopening the Application Period for Certain Applicants Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Sections 18004(a)(1), 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3); Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Document Number: 2020-28501
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is reopening the application period for certain institutions of higher education (IHEs) that previously applied for HEERF, CARES Act funds. The Secretary takes this action to specifically allow those eligible applicants that previously submitted timely applications but were denied funding due to technical errors with their submission, additional time to submit their Certifications and Agreements (applications), and associated data submissions for approved information collections under OMB control numbers 1801-0005, 1840-0842, and 1840-0843. This reopening also permits prior applicants that did not apply for the full amount of their allocation within a particular funding stream to resubmit their applications, in order to receive the full allocation amount they were eligible to receive. This reopening does not apply to any IHE that did not apply for HEERF, CARES Act funds during a previous open period, or allow an IHE to apply to a new CARES Act funding stream.
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, and Definitions-Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-National Dissemination Grants
Document Number: 2020-28411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes priorities, requirements, and definitions for the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)National Dissemination Grants, Assistance Listing Number 84.282T. We may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years. We take this action to ensure that CSP National Dissemination Grants are aligned with the statutory purposes of the CSP and address key national policy issues. Specifically, the proposed priorities, requirements, and definitions focus on disseminating best practices for strengthening charter school authorizing and oversight; improving charter school access to facilities and facility financing; increasing educational choice for students with disabilities, English learners, and other traditionally underserved student groups, including Native American students and students in rural communities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)
Document Number: 2020-28348
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change to a currently approved collection.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program-Stepping-Up Technology Implementation
Document Number: 2020-28345
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with DisabilitiesStepping-up Technology Implementation, Assistance Listing Number 84.327S. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) 2019-2021: Common Core of Data (CCD)
Document Number: 2020-28257
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is seeking public comment on proposed changes to a currently existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
Document Number: 2020-28251
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension to a currently approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting Under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3)
Document Number: 2020-28000
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-21
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.
Proposed Guidance; Questions and Answers on Serving Children With Disabilities Placed by Their Parents in Private Schools
Document Number: 2020-27872
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) seeks public comment on proposed guidance that addresses State and local responsibilities under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for providing equitable services to parentally placed private school children with disabilities. The proposed guidance updates and supersedes the Department's guidance titled Questions and Answers on Serving Children with Disabilities Placed by Their Parents in Private Schools issued in April 2011.
Application for New Awards; Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program
Document Number: 2020-27882
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School (NAM) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.365C. 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; Implementation of Key Federal Policies in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Document Number: 2020-27879
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in the Federal Agencies' Programs and Activities
Document Number: 2020-27084
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
This rule amends the regulations of the agencies listed above (``the Agencies'') to implement Executive Order 13831 of May 3, 2018 (Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative). This rule provides clarity about the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in the Agencies' Federal financial assistance programs and activities. This rulemaking is intended to ensure that the Agencies' Federal financial assistance programs and activities are implemented in a manner consistent with the requirements of Federal law, including the First Amendment to the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory
Document Number: 2020-27646
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-16
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; Student Assistance General Provision-Subpart I-Immigration Status Confirmation
Document Number: 2020-27575
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
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; HBCU Scholar Recognition Program
Document Number: 2020-27496
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Impact Evaluation of Teacher Residency Programs
Document Number: 2020-27495
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Improving Retention of Special Education Teachers and Early Intervention Personnel
Document Number: 2020-27356
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesImproving Retention of Special Education Teachers and Early Intervention Personnel, Assistance Listing Number 84.325P. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program (Title IV, Part A) Waiver Request
Document Number: 2020-27287
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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; Indian Education Professional Development (PD) Application Package
Document Number: 2020-27246
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection.
Federal Student Aid Programs (Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, and Federal-Work Study Programs)
Document Number: 2020-27042
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is issuing updated waivers and modifications of statutory and regulatory provisions governing the Federal student financial aid programs under the authority of the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (HEROES Act or Act). The HEROES Act requires the Secretary to publish, in a document in the Federal Register, the waivers or modifications of statutory or regulatory provisions applicable to the student financial assistance programs under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to assist individuals who are performing qualifying military service, and individuals who are affected by a disaster, war, or other military operation or national emergency, as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency based on the COVID-19 outbreak. (Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak, available at https:/ /www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-declari ng- national-emergency-concerning-novel-coronavirus-disease-covid -19- outbreak/).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Case Service Report (RSA-911)
Document Number: 2020-27169
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
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.
Notice of Revision to the National Assessment of Educational Progress Survey by Suspending Data Collection for 2021
Document Number: 2020-27153
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
This notice announces the intention of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) not to collect student assessment data for the currently approved information collection, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, originally planned for January-March 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Survey on Use of Funds Under Title II, Part A
Document Number: 2020-27152
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
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; College Affordability and Transparency Explanation Form (CATEF) 2021-2023
Document Number: 2020-27141
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-10
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 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Document Number: 2020-27056
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-09
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Higher Education Act (HEA) Title II Report Cards on State Teacher Credentialing and Preparation
Document Number: 2020-27013
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-09
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; Vocational Rehabilitation Program Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
Document Number: 2020-26928
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
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; Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-26850
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of a currently approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds
Document Number: 2020-26849
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.
High School and Beyond 2021 (HS&B:21) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Data Collection; Correction
Document Number: 2020-26705
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
The PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)
Document Number: 2020-26624
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-03
Agency: Department of Education
Notice of this meeting is required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify members of the public of an upcoming NACIE open teleconference meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Third Party Servicer Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-26610
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2020-26478
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-03
Agency: Department of Education
This document provides notice of a new CMA between the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). The current 18-month CMA was recertified for an additional 12 months on January 2, 2020 and will automatically expire on January 1, 2021.
Request for Information on Expanding Work-Based Learning Opportunities for Youth
Document Number: 2020-26483
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-02
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is requesting information on successful approaches for expanding work-based learning (WBL) opportunities for youth by working across Federal, State, and local education and employer systems. We will use this information to inform our implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Office of State Support Progress Check Quarterly Protocol
Document Number: 2020-26458
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
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; Application for Grants Under the Predominantly Black Institutions Formula Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-26326
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; High School and Beyond 2021 (HS&B:21) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-26269
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a change to a currently approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; 2020/22 Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS:20/22) Field Test
Document Number: 2020-26268
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement with change of a previously approved information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)
Document Number: 2020-26112
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
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 Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP), Assistance Listing number 84.101A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1830-0542.
Notice of Reporting Process
Document Number: 2020-26108
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education publishes information on how institutions of higher education may submit to the Secretary of Education a copy of certain final, non-default judgments as required under newly promulgated regulations in the Department's Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry Final Rule, (``Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry Final Rule'' or ``Final Rule''). The Department also publishes information about how a person may report a violation of newly promulgated regulations in the Final Rule that ensure equal treatment of religious student organizations at public institutions of higher education.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2021) Main Study Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-25989
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a change to a currently existing information collection.
Measures and Methods for the National Reporting System for Adult Education; Correction
Document Number: 2020-25934
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Education
The PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Applications for New Awards; High School Equivalency Program
Document Number: 2020-25892
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the High School Equivalency Program (HEP), Assistance Listing 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
Document Number: 2020-25891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Assistance Listing Number 84.149A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Experimental Sites Initiative Reporting Tool 2020
Document Number: 2020-25797
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing revision of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Report of the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program
Document Number: 2020-25776
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.