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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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights Program Assurances
Document Number: 2020-19392
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Reopening; Applications for New Awards; Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-19391
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Department of Education
On May 4, 2020, we published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs competitions, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.305A, 84.305B, 84.305C, 84.305R, 84.324A, 84.324B, 84.324P, and 84.324R. The NIA established a deadline date of August 20, 2020, for the transmittal of applications. This notice reopens the competition until September 8, 2020, for certain prospective eligible applicants described elsewhere in this notice.
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 2020-19320
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the September 23, 2020, meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (PBA) and provides information to members of the public about the meeting. Notice of the meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.
Distance Education and Innovation
Document Number: 2020-18636
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the general, establishing eligibility, maintaining eligibility, and losing eligibility sections of the Institutional Eligibility regulations issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), related to distance education and innovation. In addition, the Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations issued under the HEA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Performance Report for Titles III, V, and VII Grants
Document Number: 2020-19186
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement with change of a previously existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Final Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-19175
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under the Talent Search Program
Document Number: 2020-19163
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement without change of a previously approved information collection.
Notice of the Rescission of Outdated Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-19144
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the guidance documents the Department of Education (Department) is rescinding because they are outdated, after conducting a review of its guidance under Executive Order (E.O.) 13891.
Notice of Public Posting Requirement of Grant Information for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grantees
Document Number: 2020-19041
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) publishes a revised Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Electronic Announcement (EA), originally posted May 6, 2020, that describes the public reporting requirements for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Universal Form
Document Number: 2020-19029
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Final Waivers and Extensions of the Project Periods for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Training and Technical Assistance Center and the Vocational Rehabilitation Training Institute for the Preparation of Personnel in American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Document Number: 2020-19004
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-27
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 waivers and extensions enable the current grantees under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.250Z and 84.315C to receive funding for an additional budget period, not to exceed September 30, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; CARES Act 18004(a)(3) Discretionary Grant Application
Document Number: 2020-18594
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
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 Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2020-18564
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education invites publishers to submit tests for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) and announces the date by which publishers must submit these tests. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1830-0567.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request for Supplemental Information
Document Number: 2020-18458
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision to an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity Grants Program
Document Number: 2020-18531
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications (NIA) from eligible applicants for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity (IREPO) Grants under section 18004(a)(3) of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or Act), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.425P. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0848.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Formula Grant EASIE Electronic Application System for Indian Education
Document Number: 2020-18421
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
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; Master Generic Plan for Customer Surveys and Focus Groups
Document Number: 2020-18241
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection request (ICR).
Withdrawal of Notice Inviting Applications and Cancellation of the Competition for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program
Document Number: 2020-18004
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) withdraws the notice inviting applications (NIA) and cancels the competition for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) program under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.250N. The Department intends to announce a new competition in FY 2021.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Periods for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program
Document Number: 2020-18003
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
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 29 American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) projects under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.250K to receive funding for an additional period, not beyond September 30, 2021.
Statewide Family Engagement Centers Program
Document Number: 2020-17872
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) amends program requirement (a) in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 notice inviting applications (NIA) for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.310A. This final requirement provides current grantees the opportunity to request, on an annual basis, a reduction in their required 15 percent matching contribution in a project year due to economic circumstances related to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Programs, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, National Direct Student Loan Program, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program, Federal Pell Grant Program, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program, and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
Document Number: 2020-14589
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Department of Education
In response to the United States Supreme Court decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer (Trinity Lutheran), and the United States Attorney General's October 7, 2017 Memorandum on Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty pursuant to Executive Order No. 13798 (Attorney General's memorandum), the Department of Education (Department or we) amends the current regulations regarding the eligibility of faith-based entities to participate in the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV 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 amends the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program regulations to minimize the number of TEACH Grants that are converted to Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and to update, strengthen, and clarify other areas of the TEACH Grant Program regulations.
Service Contract Inventory for Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 and 2018
Document Number: 2020-17739
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Department of Education
Through this notice, the Secretary announces the availability of the Department of Education's service contract inventory for FY 2017 and FY 2018 on its website, at www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/contracts/ servicecontractinventoryappendix/servicecontractinventory.htm l. A service contract inventory is a tool for assisting the agency in better understanding how contracted services are being used to support mission and operations and whether the contractors' skills are being utilized in an appropriate manner.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Report of the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program
Document Number: 2020-17715
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension to an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Nominee Presentation Form
Document Number: 2020-17697
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension to an existing information collection.
Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for the Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education
Document Number: 2020-17634
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Department of Education
This notice provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the Secretary of Education.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-17546
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
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; Student Support Services Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-17545
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
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.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Variable-Rate Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2010
Document Number: 2020-17397
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program that have variable interest rates. The rates announced in this notice are in effect for the period July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Variable-Rate Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2020-17396
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Subsidized Loans), Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Unsubsidized Loans), and Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Direct PLUS Loan) with first disbursement dates before July 1, 2006, and for Federal Direct Consolidation Loans (Direct Consolidation Loans) for which the application was received before February 1, 1999. The rates announced in this notice are in effect for the period July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Fixed-Rate Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2020-17395
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Subsidized Loans), Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Unsubsidized Loans), and Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Direct PLUS Loans) made under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program with first disbursement dates on or after July 1, 2020, and before July 1, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Forms and Instructions for the Centers for International Business Education (84.220a) Program
Document Number: 2020-17337
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Competitive Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-17407
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-07
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 would enable 23 projects under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.382A to receive funding for an additional period, not to exceed September 30, 2021.
Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2020-17301
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces tests, test forms, and delivery formats that the Secretary determines to be suitable for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS). This notice relates to the approved information collections under OMB control numbers 1830-0027 and 1830-0567.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities and Demonstration and Training Programs-The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Paperwork Reduction Planning and Implementation Program
Document Number: 2020-17218
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-06
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 IDEA Paperwork Reduction Planning and Implementation Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326F, to assist States in identifying excessive paperwork and noninstructional time burdens on special education teachers, related services providers, and State and local administrators that do not assist in improving educational and functional results for children with disabilities. The funds will support developing and, if appropriate, implementing comprehensive plans to reduce the burden. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Applications for New Awards; Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind-Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Training and Technical Assistance
Document Number: 2020-17216
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind ProgramIndependent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB) Training and Technical Assistance, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.177Z. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0018.
Final Priorities and Definitions-Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind-Training and Technical Assistance
Document Number: 2020-17215
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces priorities and definitions under the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.177Z. The Department may use one or more of these priorities and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priorities and definitions to improve the administration, operation, and performance of the OIB program.