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Investing in Innovation Fund


Notice Announcing The Location, Dates, And Times Of Pre Application Meetings.


The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement announces pre-application meetings for the fiscal year (FY) 2011 Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) competition. The Department of Education (Department) published three notices inviting applications for the i3 program in the Federal Register on June 3, 2011 (76 FR 32148-32182). These notices include the priorities and selection criteria that the Department will use for the FY 2011 i3 competition. The Department published a separate notice inviting applications for each grant type—Scale-up, Validation, and Development—under the i3 program.


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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.411A (Scale-up grants), 84.411B (Validation grants), and 84.411C (Development grants).


Thelma Leenhouts, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4W302, Washington, DC 20202-5960. Telephone: (202) 453-7122; or by e-mail:

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The Department intends to hold pre-application meetings designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants for all three types of i3 grants (Scale-up, Validation, and Development). The Department will hold two pre-application meetings on June 17, 2011, in Washington, DC, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The Department will also hold one pre-application meeting on June 24, 2011, in San Francisco, California, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). The Department will hold another pre-application meeting on June 28, 2011, in Houston, Texas, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Central Time). Each of these four on-site pre-application meetings will also be transmitted live through the Internet as a webinar. Detailed information on the pre-application meetings, including registration information for the on-site meetings and webinars, specific location information for the on-site meetings, and information on how to notify the Department if an attendee will need special accommodations, is available on the i3 Web site at

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Dated: June 10, 2011.

James H. Shelton, III,

Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement.

[FR Doc. 2011-14861 Filed 6-14-11; 8:45 am]


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