Department of Education June 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; G5 System Post Award Budget Drawdown E-Form
Document Number: 2020-14041
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension to an existing information collection request.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities and Demonstration and Training Programs-National Technical Assistance Center on Transition for Students and Youth with Disabilities
Document Number: 2020-13975
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition for Students with Disabilities (Center), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326E, to assist States in their work to improve outcomes for students and youth with disabilities based on their particular needs. To achieve this purpose, the Center will engage in partnerships with parents, families, and diverse stakeholders and empower States to pursue innovation. Further, the Center will be required to customize its technical assistance (TA) to meet each State's specific, identified needs. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Promise Neighborhoods (PN) Program
Document Number: 2020-13158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the PN program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.215N. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action to make program improvements based on lessons learned over the last decade and to improve program outcomes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Performance Report for Titles III, V, and VII Grants
Document Number: 2020-13781
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
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; Request for Title IV Reimbursement or Heightened Cash Monitoring 2 (HCM2)
Document Number: 2020-13688
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program-Stepping-Up Technology Implementation
Document Number: 2020-13737
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with DisabilitiesStepping-up Technology Implementation, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327S. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity
Document Number: 2020-13723
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and instructions for participation in the July 29 & 30, 2020 virtual 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 or submit written statements. The notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and section 114(d)(1)(B) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended.
Indian Education Discretionary Grant Programs; Professional Development Program
Document Number: 2020-13286
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) amends the regulations for the Indian Education Professional Development (PD) Program, under section 6122 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). This final rule provides additional time for participants in current PD grant-funded programs who are impacted by the extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic to find qualifying employment or to complete their work- related payback obligation.
Application for New Awards Deadline Date; 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: 2020-13645
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Department of Education
This notice establishes the deadline date for institutions of higher education (IHEs) that did not initially apply to receive allocations to transmit their applications for funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund under sections 18004(a)(1), 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3) of the CARES Act as August 1, 2020. This notice applies to applications under the following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers:
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Application for the Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program
Document Number: 2020-13588
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the FY 2020 Education Stabilization Fund-Reimagine Workforce Preparation (ESF-RWP) Grants Program
Document Number: 2020-13480
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing an NIA for eligible applicants for the FY 2020 ESF-RWP Grants program under section 18001(a)(3) of Division B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.425G. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006. This supplemental notice supersedes the notice published on April 27, 2020 at https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/stat es- highest-coronavirus-burden/.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program Assurances
Document Number: 2020-13344
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program
Document Number: 2020-13304
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications from State educational agencies (SEAs) as the lead applicant and fiscal agent of a partnership for an Out-of-School Time Career Pathway program under the national activities authority in the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.287D.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424 Form
Document Number: 2020-13265
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
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; NCEE System Clearance for Design and Field Studies 2020-2023
Document Number: 2020-13263
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
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; Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds Under the CARES Act
Document Number: 2020-13246
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
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; Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2020-13237
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
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; Measuring Educational Gain in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2020-13233
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
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; Report of Children Receiving Early Intervention Services in Accordance With Part C; Report of Program Settings in Accordance With Part C; Report on Infants and Toddlers Exiting Part C
Document Number: 2020-13200
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
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; State Lead Agency Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Document Number: 2020-13199
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Notice of Investigation and Record Requests
Document Number: 2020-13195
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department publishes a letter, dated May 27, 2020, notifying Case Western Reserve University of an investigation related to Case Western Reserve University's reports of defined gifts and contracts, including restricted and conditional gifts or contracts, from or with a statutorily defined foreign source.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Report of Dispute Resolution Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Document Number: 2020-12973
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Document Number: 2020-12965
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) issues this interim final rule so that institutions of higher education may appropriately determine which individuals attending their institution are eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (March 27, 2020).
National Assessment Governing Board; Meetings
Document Number: 2020-12952
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of Education
The National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board) announces two virtual meetings that are scheduled on June 29, 2020. The meeting will have two sessionsa closed session which is not open to the public, followed by a session open to the public via video and audio access. This notice sets forth the agenda for the two meetings and meeting participation information. Notice of the meeting is required under Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Certification and Agreement for the ESSER Fund Application
Document Number: 2020-12946
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Final Priority and Requirements-Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-National Technical Assistance Center To Improve State Capacity To Collect, Report, Analyze, and Use Accurate IDEA Part B and Part C Fiscal Data
Document Number: 2020-11512
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces a funding priority and requirements under the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.373F. The Department may use this priority and these 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 under Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-National Technical Assistance Center To Improve State Capacity To Collect, Report, Analyze, and Use Accurate IDEA Part B and Part C Fiscal Data
Document Number: 2020-11504
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for a National Technical Assistance Center to Improve State Capacity to Collect, Report, Analyze, and Use Accurate IDEA Part B and Part C Fiscal Data (Fiscal Data Center), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.373F. The Fiscal Data Center will provide technical assistance (TA) to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection requirements under Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Fiscal Data Center will support States in collecting, reporting, and determining how to best analyze and use their IDEA Parts B and C fiscal data to establish and meet high expectations for each child with a disability and will customize its TA to meet each State's specific needs. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Statewide Family Engagement Centers-Annual Performance Reporting Form
Document Number: 2020-12854
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-15
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; Master Generic Plan for Customer Surveys and Focus Groups
Document Number: 2020-12796
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 3511 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Document Number: 2020-12794
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-15
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we announce waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted, within the last 30 days, under the CARES Act.
Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund Application; Correction
Document Number: 2020-12760
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Department of Education
On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register with FR DOC# 2020- 11352 (Page 31756, Column 2 and 3; Page 31757, Column 1) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund Application.'' The Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours of 26 is wrong, and the correct number is 130. The PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Draft Reading Assessment Framework for the 2025 National Assessment of Educational Progress
Document Number: 2020-12693
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Department of Education
The National Assessment Governing Board (Governing Board) is soliciting public comment for guidance in updating the Assessment Framework for the 2025 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading. The Governing Board is authorized to formulate policy guidelines for NAEP. Section 302(e)(1)(c) of Public Law 107-279 s specifies that the Governing Board determines the content to be assessed for each NAEP Assessment. Each NAEP subject area assessment is guided by a framework that defines the scope of the domain to be measured by delineating the knowledge and skills to be tested at each grade and subject, the format of the assessment, and the achievement level definitionsguiding assessments that are valid, reliable, and reflective of widely accepted professional standards. The NAEP Reading Assessment Framework was last revised in 2004. It is anticipated that the current update of the NAEP Reading Assessment Framework will be presented for approval at the National Assessment Governing Board quarterly meeting on November 19-21, 2020. Public and private parties and organizations are invited to provide written comments and recommendations on the draft framework. This notice sets forth the review schedule and provides information for accessing additional materials that will be informative and useful for this review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Foreign Institution Reporting Requirements Under the CARES Act
Document Number: 2020-12613
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing 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: 2020-12583
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesImproving Retention of Special Education Teachers and Early Intervention Personnel, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.325P. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Comprehensive Literacy Program Evaluation: Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Program Evaluation
Document Number: 2020-12502
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
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; Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds Under the CARES Act
Document Number: 2020-12491
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-09
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.
Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education; Update
Document Number: 2020-12351
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Department of Education
This notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register Vol 85, No. 103 on May 28, 2020 for members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The purpose of this notice is to correct the scope of recognition for the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences Inc.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Loan Discharge Application: Forgery
Document Number: 2020-12178
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Federal Need Analysis Methodology for the 2021-22 Award Year-Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and TEACH Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-12169
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the tables used in the statutory Federal Need Analysis Methodology that determines a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year (AY) 2021- 22 for student financial aid programs, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.063, 84.033, 84.007, 84.268, 84.408, and 84.379. This notice alerts the financial aid community and the broader public to these required annual updates used in the determination of student aid eligibility.
Proposed Requirements-The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Paperwork Reduction Waivers
Document Number: 2020-11416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) proposes requirements and a definition for waivers under section 609 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Department may select as many as 15 States to receive waivers of statutory requirements of, or regulatory requirements relating to, IDEA Part B, for a period of time not to exceed 4 years, to reduce excessive paperwork and noninstructional time burdens that do not assist in improving educational and functional results for children with disabilities. The purpose of these waivers is to increase the time and resources available for instruction and other activities aimed at improving educational and functional results for children with disabilities. Statutory requirements of, or regulatory requirements relating to, applicable civil rights requirements or procedural safeguards under section 615 of IDEA may not be waived. The Department may use these proposed requirements and definition in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request for Supplemental Information
Document Number: 2020-12095
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
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; Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Application Package
Document Number: 2020-12032
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021
Document Number: 2020-11925
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
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; CARES Act, Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement (SIP, MSI, FIPSE)
Document Number: 2020-11895
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Native American Language (NAL@ED) Application Package
Document Number: 2020-11884
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Annual Updates to the Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan Formula for 2020-William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2020-11818
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2020 to give notice to borrowers and the public regarding how monthly ICR payment amounts will be calculated for the 2020-2021 year under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.063.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; ED-524 Budget Information Non-Construction Programs Form and Instructions
Document Number: 2020-11744
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.