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

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-16230
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a modified system of records entitled ``Case Service Report (RSA-911)'' (18-16-02), last published in full in the Federal Register on April 8, 2004. The system contains information on individuals who are participating in or who have exited from the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services program, and the State Supported Employment (SE) Services program as applicable.
Applications for New Awards; State Personnel Development Grants
Document Number: 2020-16549
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications (NIA) for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.323A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund- Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) Recipient Data Collection Form
Document Number: 2020-16445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
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; Education Stabilization Fund-Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) Recipient Data Collection Form
Document Number: 2020-16444
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
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; Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Data Collection Form
Document Number: 2020-16429
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
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; Annual Progress Reporting Form for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program
Document Number: 2020-16353
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
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; Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program-Early-Phase Grants
Document Number: 2020-15994
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the EIR program Early-phase Grants, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.411C (Early-phase Grants). This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1855-0021.
Final Priorities, Requirements, Definition, and Selection Criteria-Education Innovation and Research-Teacher-Directed Professional Learning Experiences
Document Number: 2020-15993
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education announces priorities, requirements, definition, and selection criteria under the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.411A/B/C. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, definition, and selection criteria for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and in later years. The Department intends these priorities, requirements, definition, and selection criteria to support competitions under the EIR program for the purpose of developing, implementing, and evaluating teacher-directed professional learning projects designed to enhance instructional practice and improve achievement and attainment for high- need students.
Final Priority and Definitions-State Personnel Development Grants
Document Number: 2020-15983
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces a priority and definitions under the State Personnel Development Grants program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.323A. The Department may use this priority and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an identified national need to provide teachers and other personnel who serve children with disabilities the option to select professional development activities that will best meet their needs. This priority will support States in developing pilots or other innovative means of providing choice in professional development.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-16201
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-27
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 new system of records entitled ``National Evaluation of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy and Comprehensive Literacy State Development Programs'' (18-13-45). This system contains individually identifying information of principals, teachers, and students voluntarily provided by grantees, subgrantees, and individuals that participate in the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) program and the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program. The SRCL program and the CLSD program both provide high- quality literacy instruction to improve the reading and writing skills of students from birth through grade 12. The information in this system will be used to conduct a national evaluation of the SRCL program's implementation and outcomes and the CLSD program's implementation and effectiveness.
Applications for New Awards; Out of School Time Career Pathway Program; Correction
Document Number: 2020-16140
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-27
Agency: Department of Education
On June 22, 2020, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.287D. We are correcting the information regarding the Grants.gov registration requirements. All other information in the NIA, including the September 21, 2020, deadline for transmittal of applications, remains the same.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Eligibility Regulations
Document Number: 2020-16086
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
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; Talent Search (TS) Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-16013
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-24
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; Comment Request; Measures and Methods for the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2020-15990
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision to an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; CARES Act 18004(a)(1) Reserve Fund Application
Document Number: 2020-15825
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-22
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; Comment Request; CARES Act 18004(a)(3) Budget and Expenditure Reporting
Document Number: 2020-15824
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-22
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.
Certification and Agreement for the ESSER Fund Application; ED-2020-SCC-0077; Correction
Document Number: 2020-15803
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-22
Agency: Department of Education
On June 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (Vol. 85, No 116, Page 36385, Column 1, 2 and 3) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Certification and Agreement for the ESSER Fund Application.'' The total estimated number of annual burden hours of 260 was incorrect, and the correct number is 76,653 to include the LEA burden from the approved emergency collection under 1810-0744. The burden that relates to the Equitable Services Interim Final Rule will now be part of the 1810-0743 information collection. 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.
Priority and Requirements-Activities for Traditionally Underserved Populations Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.315C
Document Number: 2020-14535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-22
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) proposes a priority under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act) for Activities for Traditionally Underserved Populations, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.315C. The purpose of this activity for traditionally underserved populations is to make awards to minority entities and Indian Tribes to conduct research, training and technical assistance, and related activities to improve services under the Rehabilitation Act, especially services provided to individuals from minority backgrounds. As defined in the Rehabilitation Act, a minority entity means an entity that is a historically Black college or university, a Hispanic-serving institution of higher education, an American Indian tribal college or university, or another institute of higher education whose minority student enrollment is at least 50 percent.
Applications for New Awards; Education Stabilization Fund-Reimagine Workforce Preparation (ESF-RWP) Grants Program
Document Number: 2020-15678
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-21
Agency: Department of Education
On June 23, 2020, the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the ESF-RWP Grants Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.425G. We are correcting the information regarding eligible entities for the ESF-RWP grant program to indicate that the applicant must be either a State Workforce Board that is a State agency or entity with the authority to apply for, receive, and administer ESF-RWP funds; or a State agency or entity that is designated by the State Workforce Board to apply for, receive, and administer ESF-RWP funds. All other information in the NIA, including the August 24, 2020, deadline for transmittal of applications, remains the same.
Indian Education Discretionary Grant Programs; Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program
Document Number: 2020-15543
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations that govern the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program (Demonstration program), authorized under title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to implement changes to title VI resulting from the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These final regulations would update, clarify, and improve the current regulations. These regulations also add a new priority, and accompanying requirements and selection criteria, for applicants proposing to empower Tribes and families to decide which education services will best support their children to succeed in college and careers.
Applications for New Awards; Indian Education Discretionary Grant Programs-Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program
Document Number: 2020-15542
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program (Demonstration program), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.299A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1810-0722.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; EDGAR Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-15523
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-17
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; Consolidated State Plan
Document Number: 2020-15418
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-17
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; Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs-Native American Language Program
Document Number: 2020-15222
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Indian Education Discretionary Grants ProgramsNative American Language (NAL@ED) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.415B.
Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs-Native American Language (NAL@ED) Program
Document Number: 2020-15221
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education announces priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the NAL@ED program, CFDA number 84.415B. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action to support Native language revitalization and instruction through the development and expansion of high-quality Native language programs.
Reopening; Applications for New Awards; Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities-Parent Training and Information Centers
Document Number: 2020-15202
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
On April 21, 2020, we published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Parent Training and Information Centers program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 84.328M. The NIA established a deadline date of June 22, 2020, for the transmittal of applications. This notice reopens the competition for five days.
2020-2021 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 (FSEOG) Program, 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
Document Number: 2020-15142
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
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 2020-2021 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 pay their educational costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Evaluation of the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority Pilot Program-Preliminary Activities
Document Number: 2020-15130
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)
Document Number: 2020-14915
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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; IDEA Part C State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)
Document Number: 2020-14914
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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; Annual State Application Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021
Document Number: 2020-14807
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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-IDEA Data Management Center
Document Number: 2020-14073
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces a priority and requirements under the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection Program. 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 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDEA Data Management Center (Data Management Center) will assist 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 will customize its TA to meet each State's specific needs.
Indian Education Discretionary Grant Programs; Professional Development Program
Document Number: 2020-13426
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations that govern the Professional Development (PD) program, authorized under title VI of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to implement changes to title VI resulting from the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These final regulations update, clarify, and improve the current regulations. These regulations pertain to Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.299B.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools
Document Number: 2020-14817
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-09
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 collection.
Meetings
Document Number: 2020-14702
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for a series of National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board) meetings that will be convened in July 2020 and August 2020. This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in accessing the meetings 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). The open sections of the virtual meetings can be accessed via registration at the Governing Board's web's site page at www.nagb.gov beginning at 2:00 p.m. E.T. on Monday, July 6, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Loan Discharge Applications (DL/FFEL/Perkins)
Document Number: 2020-14682
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
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; Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-IDEA Data Management Center
Document Number: 2020-14072
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for an IDEA Data Management Center, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.373M. This Center will respond to State needs as States integrate their Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B data required to meet the data collection requirements in section 616 and section 618 of IDEA, including information collected through the IDEA State Supplemental Survey, into their longitudinal data systems. This will improve the capacity of States to collect, report, analyze, and use high-quality IDEA Part B data to establish and meet high expectations for each child with a disability. The Data Management Center will help States address challenges with data management procedures and data systems architecture and better meet current and future IDEA Part B data collection and reporting requirements. 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; Application for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Document Number: 2020-14556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a change to an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools
Document Number: 2020-14550
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
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 collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-14486
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision to an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Education Stabilization Fund-Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grants
Document Number: 2020-14470
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
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; HBCU Capital Financing Program Deferment Applications
Document Number: 2020-14432
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
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.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Periods for Television Access Grants
Document Number: 2020-12954
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary waives the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The waiver and extension enable five projects under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327C to receive funding for an additional period, not beyond September 30, 2021.
CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools
Document Number: 2020-14224
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) issues this interim final rule to clarify the requirement in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that local educational agencies (LEAs) provide equitable services to students and teachers in non-public schools under the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER Fund) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) (collectively, the CARES Act programs).
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities-National Center To Improve Faculty Capacity To Use Educational Technology in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Personnel Preparation and Leadership Personnel Preparation Programs
Document Number: 2020-13862
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
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 DisabilitiesNational Center to Improve Faculty Capacity to Use Educational Technology in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Personnel Preparation and Leadership Personnel Preparation Programs, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327F. This center will identify and disseminate types of educational technologies that can enhance teaching and learning in educator and leader preparation programs in institutions of higher education (IHEs); and support learning networks for IHE faculty on using educational technologies to enhance teaching and learning in educator and leader preparation programs. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
National Assessment Governing Board; Meetings
Document Number: 2020-13758
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of Education
The National Assessment Governing Board (Governing Board) published a document in the Federal Register of June 16, 2020, announcing the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming virtual meeting of the Governing Board on June 29, 2020. The meeting agenda has been updated to reflect a change to the closed session scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. (ET).