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Application Deadline for Fiscal Year 2021; Small, Rural School Achievement Program
Document Number: 2021-02351
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Department of Education
Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, Assistance Listing Number 84.358A, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline and describe the submission procedures for fiscal year (FY) 2021 SRSA grant applications. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1810-0646. All LEAs eligible for FY 2021 SRSA funds must submit an application electronically via the process described in this notice by the deadline in this notice.
Applications for New Awards; Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Document Number: 2021-02339
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.022A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0005.
Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2021-02231
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) issues these final regulations to adjust the Department's civil monetary penalties (CMPs) for inflation. This adjustment is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act), which amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (Inflation Adjustment Act). These final regulations provide the 2021 annual inflation adjustments being made to the penalty amounts in the Department's final regulations published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2020 (2020 final rule).
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity Meeting
Document Number: 2021-02106
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and instructions to access or participate in the March 3-5, 2021 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. 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2021-02002
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-29
Agency: Department of Education
This document provides notice of a new Computer Matching Agreement (CMA) between the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) and the Department of Defense (DoD). The current 18-month CMA was recertified for an additional 12 months on February 27, 2020, and will automatically expire on February 26, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Master's Degree Program
Document Number: 2021-01970
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-29
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; Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program Application
Document Number: 2021-01878
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.
Notice Inviting Applications for Proprietary Institutions Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Section 314(a)(4); Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA); Correction
Document Number: 2021-01531
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Department of Education
On January 15, 2021, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register inviting applications (NIA) from eligible proprietary institutions listed on the Department's section 314(a)(4) allocation table to apply for funding under the Proprietary Institution Grant Funds for Students program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.425Q. This notice corrects the Grants.gov Opportunity Number and the OMB control number associated with this collection, and clarifies the deadline date for transmittal of applications. All other information in the NIA, including the April 15, 2021, deadline for transmittal of applications, remains the same.
Accrediting Agencies Currently Undergoing Review for the Purposes of Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education
Document Number: 2021-01357
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
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 U.S. Secretary of Education.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Peer Reviewer Data Form
Document Number: 2021-01294
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
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.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity
Document Number: 2021-01222
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of Education
This notice provides a link to the SDO's decision letters associated with recommendations from NACIQI's July 29 & 30, 2020 meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Example Application for the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program
Document Number: 2021-01192
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
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; Work Colleges Application and Agreement
Document Number: 2021-01114
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Work Colleges Expenditure Report
Document Number: 2021-01113
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of a currently approved collection.
Notice of the Rescission of Outdated Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2021-01123
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of Education
On August 31, 2020, we published in the Federal Register a notice announcing 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 (85 FR 54148). This notice makes corrections to the included list of documents for the Office of Postsecondary Education.
Applications for New Awards; Promise Neighborhoods (PN) Program
Document Number: 2021-00907
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the PN Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.215N. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, And Selection Criteria-Promise Neighborhoods (PN) Program
Document Number: 2021-00902
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education announces priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the PN program, Assistance Listing Number 84.215N. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years. We take this action to make program improvements based on lessons learned over the last decade and to improve program outcomes.
Applications for New Awards; Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP)
Document Number: 2021-00809
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP), Assistance Listing number 84.259A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1830-0564.
Federal Student Aid Programs (Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, and Federal-Work Study Programs)
Document Number: 2020-28105
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of Education
On December 11, 2020, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register a notice updating waivers and modifications of statutory and regulatory provisions governing the Federal student financial aid programs under the authority of the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (HEROES Act). This document corrects the date through which certain waivers and modifications extend.
Applications for New Awards; Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
Document Number: 2021-00757
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program, Assistance Listing Numbers 84.021A and 84.021B. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0792.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Improper Payments Information Form
Document Number: 2021-00571
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
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; Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) for Disbursing Title IV Aid to Students With Intellectual Disabilities Expenditure Report
Document Number: 2021-00566
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
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.
Applications for New Awards; Equity Assistance Centers
Document Number: 2021-00540
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Equity Assistance Centers, Assistance Listing Number 84.004D. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Arbitration Panel Decisions Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2021-00486
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Department of Education
This notice lists arbitration panel decisions under the Randolph-Sheppard Act issued from April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020. This notice also lists any older decisions that the Department of Education (Department) has made publicly available in accessible electronic format during that period. All decisions are available on the Department's website and by request.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Opportunity Centers Program
Document Number: 2021-00329
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.066A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0820.
President's Advisory 1776 Commission
Document Number: 2021-00525
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and instructions for public participation in the January 15, 2021, meeting of the President's Advisory 1776 Commission (``The 1776 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 next steps for the work of The 1776 Commission in light of ongoing attacks on the American founding and critical discussion around the nation's core principles for further enjoyment of liberty and striving ``to form a more perfect Union.''
Applications for New Awards; Alaska Native Education Program
Document Number: 2021-00378
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Alaska Native Education (ANE) program, Assistance Listing Number 84.356A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.
Applications for New Awards; Office of Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies
Document Number: 2021-00321
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for Office of Indian Education (OIE) Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies, Assistance Listing Number 84.060A. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1810-0021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Third Party Perjury Form
Document Number: 2021-00205
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
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; Migrant Student Information Exchange User Application Form
Document Number: 2021-00154
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-00107
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a currently approved collection.
Applications for New Awards; Rehabilitation Training: Disability Innovation Fund-Career Advancement Initiative Model Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2021-00149
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Disability Innovation FundCareer Advancement Initiative Model Demonstration Project, Assistance Listing Number 84.421C. The Department intends to fund a multi-site model demonstration project designed to assist State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, in partnership with other entities, to develop career pathways focused on career advancement. This competition will help VR-eligible individuals with disabilities, including previously served VR participants in employment who re-enter the VR program, to advance in high-demand, high-quality careers, such as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including computer science, careers; to enter career pathways in industry-driven sectors through pre-apprenticeships, registered apprenticeships and Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP); to improve and maximize competitive integrated employment outcomes, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion in society; and to reduce reliance on public benefits (e.g., Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and/or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and State or local benefits). This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0018.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2021-00046
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Department of Education
This provides notice of the re-establishment of the matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (Department) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), which sets forth the terms, safeguards, and procedures under which the SSA will disclose to the Department data related to the Medical Improvement Not Expected (MINE) disability data of beneficiaries and recipients under title II and title XVI of the Social Security Act from the SSA system of records entitled the Disability Control File (DCF) and the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR). This matching program will enable the Department to contact the individuals who have a balance on a loan under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), have a title IV loan written off due to default, or have an outstanding service obligation under the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program to inform those borrowers and TEACH Grant recipients of the total and permanent disability (TPD) process. Once informed, those borrowers who wish to apply for a discharge may do so more efficiently and effectively.
Clarification on Reopening the Application Period for Certain Applicants Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Sections 18004(a)(1), 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3); Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Document Number: 2020-29298
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is providing notice that the newly-enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the 2021 Appropriations Act) supersedes the Department of Education's (Department's) notice published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2020, that reopened the HEERF grant program application period for certain limited applicants (Reopening Notice). The 2021 Appropriations Act prevents the Department from accepting or processing any applications for new awards under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act (i.e., the ``Student Aid Portion'' program (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number (CFDA) 84.425E) and the ``Institutional Portion'' program (CFDA 84.425F)).
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity
Document Number: 2020-29236
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Department of Education
This notice lists the members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). This notice is required under Section 114(e)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Regulatory Requirements
Document Number: 2020-29152
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved information collection.
Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies; Submission Dates for State Revenue and Expenditure Reports for Fiscal Year 2020, Revisions to Those Reports, and Revisions to Prior Fiscal Year Reports
Document Number: 2020-29112
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces dates for State educational agencies (SEAs) to submit expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for fiscal year (FY) 2020, revisions to those reports, and revisions to reports for previous fiscal years. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Census Bureau is the data collection agent for this request of the Department of Education's (the Department's) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2022 appropriated funds.
Administrative Priority and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: 2020-28820
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education announces a priority and definitions for discretionary grant programs that the Secretary may use in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years to promote the use of the Department of Education's (the Department's) discretionary grants funds to support remote learning.
Applications for New Awards; American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Document Number: 2020-28541
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS)Assistance Listing Number 84.250Nto partner with Indian Tribes in providing eligible American Indians with disabilities with vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0018.
Notice Reopening the Application Period for Certain Applicants Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), Sections 18004(a)(1), 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3); Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Document Number: 2020-28501
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is reopening the application period for certain institutions of higher education (IHEs) that previously applied for HEERF, CARES Act funds. The Secretary takes this action to specifically allow those eligible applicants that previously submitted timely applications but were denied funding due to technical errors with their submission, additional time to submit their Certifications and Agreements (applications), and associated data submissions for approved information collections under OMB control numbers 1801-0005, 1840-0842, and 1840-0843. This reopening also permits prior applicants that did not apply for the full amount of their allocation within a particular funding stream to resubmit their applications, in order to receive the full allocation amount they were eligible to receive. This reopening does not apply to any IHE that did not apply for HEERF, CARES Act funds during a previous open period, or allow an IHE to apply to a new CARES Act funding stream.
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, and Definitions-Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-National Dissemination Grants
Document Number: 2020-28411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes priorities, requirements, and definitions for the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)National Dissemination Grants, Assistance Listing Number 84.282T. We may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2021 and later years. We take this action to ensure that CSP National Dissemination Grants are aligned with the statutory purposes of the CSP and address key national policy issues. Specifically, the proposed priorities, requirements, and definitions focus on disseminating best practices for strengthening charter school authorizing and oversight; improving charter school access to facilities and facility financing; increasing educational choice for students with disabilities, English learners, and other traditionally underserved student groups, including Native American students and students in rural communities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Report on Appeals Process (RSA-722)
Document Number: 2020-28348
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change to a currently approved collection.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program-Stepping-Up Technology Implementation
Document Number: 2020-28345
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with DisabilitiesStepping-up Technology Implementation, Assistance Listing Number 84.327S. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) 2019-2021: Common Core of Data (CCD)
Document Number: 2020-28257
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is seeking public comment on proposed changes to a currently existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
Document Number: 2020-28251
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension to a currently approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting Under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3)
Document Number: 2020-28000
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.
Proposed Guidance; Questions and Answers on Serving Children With Disabilities Placed by Their Parents in Private Schools
Document Number: 2020-27872
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) seeks public comment on proposed guidance that addresses State and local responsibilities under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for providing equitable services to parentally placed private school children with disabilities. The proposed guidance updates and supersedes the Department's guidance titled Questions and Answers on Serving Children with Disabilities Placed by Their Parents in Private Schools issued in April 2011.
Application for New Awards; Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program
Document Number: 2020-27882
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School (NAM) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.365C. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.