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Definitions and Selection Criteria That Apply to Direct Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-21745
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is issuing this rule in order to update the versions of the What Works Clearinghouse Standards Handbook and What Works Clearinghouse Procedures Handbook incorporated by reference into the Department's applicable regulations.
Rulemaking and Guidance Procedures
Document Number: 2020-20799
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) issues these interim final regulations to codify procedures relating to the issuance of rulemaking and guidance documents. These regulations implement an Executive order entitled ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,'' issued on Oct. 9, 2019, whose central principles are transparency and the presumption that guidance documents only clarify existing legal obligations and may not become a vehicle for implementing new, binding requirements on stakeholders or the public. In addition, these, these regulations outline how the Department will develop rules and the circumstances under which it will do so.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Vocational Rehabilitation Program Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
Document Number: 2020-21797
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
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; Implementation Evaluation of the Title III National Professional Development Program
Document Number: 2020-21684
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
President's Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity
Document Number: 2020-21616
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and instructions for public participation in the September 30, 2020 meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity (Commission) and provides information to members of the public regarding the meeting. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). This notice is being published less than 15 days from the meeting date due to the exceptional and immediate need to establish a strategic plan for the Commission and to identify items and measures for reaction in light of the declared national emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant changes to educational delivery and massive economic dislocation it has caused the Hispanic American community.
Notice of Investigation and Record Requests
Document Number: 2020-21649
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Department publishes a letter, dated September 15, 2020, notifying Binghamton University of an investigation and request for records and transcribed interviews.
Guidance Regarding Department of Education Grants and Executive Order 13798
Document Number: 2020-21648
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Department publishes this guidance, dated August 7, 2020, pursuant to a memorandum from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directing all grant administering agencies to publish policies detailing how they will administer Federal Grants in compliance with Executive Order 13798, titled ``Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty,'' the Attorney General's October 6, 2017 Memorandum on Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty, and OMB's Memorandum.
National Assessment Governing Board Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2020-21515
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Department of Education
The National Assessment Governing Board (Governing Board) published a document in the Federal Register on September 23, 2020, announcing the schedule and proposed agenda of a September 29, 2020 virtual meeting of the Governing Board. The September 29, 2020 meeting agenda is being revised.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Eligibility Regulations
Document Number: 2020-21439
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
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; Talent Search (TS) Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-21433
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
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 Package for Grants Under the Predominantly Black Institutions Program (PBI)
Document Number: 2020-21430
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
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; CARES Act 18004(a)(1) Reserve Fund Application
Document Number: 2020-21367
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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; Foreign Institution Reporting Requirements Under the CARES Act
Document Number: 2020-21361
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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; Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting Under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3)
Document Number: 2020-21355
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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
Document Number: 2020-21215
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
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; CARES Act, Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement (Institutional Aid)
Document Number: 2020-21212
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
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; Certification and Agreement for the ESSER Fund Application
Document Number: 2020-21205
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
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; Recipient's Funding Certification and Agreement CARES Act
Document Number: 2020-21187
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
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; Statewide Family Engagement Centers-Annual Performance Reporting Form
Document Number: 2020-21068
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
List of Borrowers Who Have Defaulted on Their Health Education Assistance Loans
Document Number: 2020-21065
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
Federal Student Aid (FSA), as required by the Public Health Service Act (the Act), is publishing this list of Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) borrowers who have defaulted on their loans as of August 1, 2020. This information is also made available for use by organizations authorized by the Act.
Meetings
Document Number: 2020-20267
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for a National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board) meeting in September 2020. 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 the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Participation in the open sessions of the meeting is via advance online registration at www.nagb.gov, which will open five working days prior to September 29, 2020.
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definition, and Selection Criteria-Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-18304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education proposes priorities, requirements, a definition, and selection criteria under the Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.051F. The Assistant Secretary may use the priorities, requirements, definition, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action in order to support the identification of strong and well-designed projects that will incorporate evidence-based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize career and technical education (CTE) and better prepare youth and adults for in-demand jobs.
Direct Grant Programs, State-Administered Formula Grant Programs, Non Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program, Strengthening Institutions Program, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program, and Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions Program
Document Number: 2020-20152
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Department of Education, Office of the Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education
In response to Executive Order 13864 (Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities), the Department of Education revises its current regulations to encourage institutions of higher education to foster environments that promote open, intellectually engaging, and diverse debate, including through compliance with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for public institutions and compliance with stated institutional policies regarding freedom of speech, including academic freedom, for private institutions. These regulations also require a public institution to not deny a religious student organization any of the rights, benefits, or privileges that are otherwise afforded to other student organizations. In response to recent decisions from United States Supreme Court's decisions, the Department revises its current regulations regarding grant programs authorized under titles III and V of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the eligibility of students to obtain certain benefits under those programs. The Department also revises its current regulations to clarify how educational institutions may demonstrate that they are controlled by a religious organization to qualify for the exemption provided under Title IX, 20 U.S.C. 1681(a)(3), to the extent Title IX or its implementing regulations would not be consistent with the religious tenets of such organization.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-20897
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
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; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2022-23 (ECLS-K:2023) Kindergarten and First-Grade Field Test Data Collection, National Sampling, and National Recruitment
Document Number: 2020-20895
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
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; Application for Grants Under the Predominantly Black Institutions Formula Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-20730
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
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; Third Party Servicer Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-20525
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
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; Title IV Part A Waiver Request
Document Number: 2020-20524
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
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 Period for a Grant that Provides Rehabilitation Short-Term Training to the Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Document Number: 2020-20510
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) 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 the Rehabilitation Short-Term Training-CAP under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.246K to receive funding for an additional performance period of one year, not to exceed September 30, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; HBCU Capital Financing Program Deferment Applications
Document Number: 2020-20414
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an ICR Extension.
Applications for New Awards; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-Open Textbooks Pilot Program
Document Number: 2020-20379
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Open Textbooks Pilot program conducted under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.116T. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Final Priorities, Requirements, and Definitions-Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-Open Textbooks Pilot Program
Document Number: 2020-20378
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education announces priorities, requirements, and definitions for the Open Textbooks Pilot (OTP) program conducted under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), CFDA number 84.116T. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on the creation of new open textbooks (as defined in this notice) and to expand the use of open textbooks in courses that are part of a degree- granting program, particularly those with high enrollments. We intend this action to further develop and identify programs and practices that improve instruction and student learning outcomes, as well as increase access, affordability, and completion rates, for students seeking postsecondary education degrees through the development, enhancement, and use of open textbooks.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-20336
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
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 Educational Opportunity Centers Program
Document Number: 2020-20298
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement with change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Report of Dispute Resolution Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Document Number: 2020-20008
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021 Materials Update
Document Number: 2020-19965
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision to an existing information collection.
Proposed Priorities and Definitions-American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services-Training and Technical Assistance
Document Number: 2020-19925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) proposes priorities and definitions to fund an American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center (AIVRTTAC), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.250Z. The Department may use the priorities and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on identified national needs and to improve employment outcomes and raise expectations for American Indians with disabilities. We intend the AIVRTTAC to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) project personnel, especially vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors, in order to improve their capacity to implement innovative and effective VR services and employment strategies and practices to increase the number and quality of employment outcomes for American Indians with disabilities served through the AIVRS program.
Administrative Priority and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-19741
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education proposes to establish a priority and definitions for discretionary grant programs that would promote the use of the Department of Education's (the Department's) discretionary grants funds to support remote learning (as defined in this notice).
Notice Reopening the Application Period; Applications for Funding under 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: 2020-19791
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is reopening the application period for institutions of higher education (IHEs) intending to apply for HEERF, CARES Act funds. The Secretary takes this action to allow eligible applicants 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund Application
Document Number: 2020-19543
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Information To Be Verified for the 2021-2022 Award Year
Document Number: 2020-19501
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Department of Education
For each award year, the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register a notice announcing the FAFSA information that an institution and an applicant may be required to verify, as well as the acceptable documentation for verifying FAFSA information. This is the notice for the 2021-2022 award year, CFDA numbers 84.007, 84.033, 84.063, and 84.268.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 21st CCLC 4201(b)(1) Waiver Request
Document Number: 2020-19474
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
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.
Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 3511 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Document Number: 2020-19445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2020/22 Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS:20/22) Field Test
Document Number: 2020-19423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
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; Study of Financial Aid Supports for GEAR UP Students
Document Number: 2020-19422
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
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; Evaluation of the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority Pilot Program-Survey Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-19421
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
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; High School and Beyond 2021 (HS&B:21) Base-Year Full-Scale Study Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-19420
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision to an existing information collection.