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Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program


Notice Of Intent To Fund Down The Fiscal Year (Fy) 2008 Grant Slate For The Asian American And Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (Aanapisi) Program.


The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed in FY 2008 for the AANAPISI Program authorized under Title III, Part F, Section 371 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to make new grant awards in FY 2009 under Section 320 of the HEA. The Secretary takes this action because a number of high-quality applications remain on last year's grant slate. We expect to use an estimated $2,500,000 for new awards in FY 2009.


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Darlene B. Collins, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6020, Washington, DC 20006-6450. Telephone: (202) 502-7576 or via Internet:

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On May 12, 2008, we published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 26970) inviting applications for new awards under Title III, Part F, Section 371 of the HEA for the AANAPISI Program.

In response to this notice, we received a number of high-quality applications for grants under the AANAPISI Program and made 6 new grant awards. However, there were applications that were awarded high scores by peer reviewers that did not receive funding in FY 2008 due to the level of appropriations.

The Department's FY 2009 appropriation for Section 371 of the HEA is sufficient to allow the Department to make continuation awards to the 6 current grantees. Rather than using program funds for a new peer review process for new grants under the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program authorized under Section 320, the Department has decided to select grantees in FY 2009 from the existing slate of applicants. This slate was developed during the FY 2008 competition using the selection criteria, application requirements, and definitions referenced in the May 12, 2008 Federal Register notice.


To be eligible to receive a grant pursuant to this notice, all applicants being considered for funding based on the funding slate for the FY 2008 competition must meet all statutory and regulatory, basic and programmatic, eligibility criteria and other requirements for this program.

Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1057-1059d.

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Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated authority to Daniel T. Madzelan, Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis for the Office of Postsecondary Education, to perform the functions of the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

Dated: June 26, 2009.

Daniel T. Madzelan,

Director, Forecasting and Policy Analysis.

[FR Doc. E9-15597 Filed 6-30-09; 8:45 am]


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