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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities National Programs; Combined Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 2000

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SUMMARY:

The Secretary invites applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2000 under four direct grant competitions supported by Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) National Programs.

PURPOSE OF PROGRAMS:

The National Programs portion of the SDFSCA supports the development of innovative programs that (1) demonstrate effective new methods of ensuring safe and drug-free schools, colleges, and communities, and (2) provide models or proven effective practices that will assist schools and communities around the Nation to improve their programs funded under the State Grants portion of the SDFSCA.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

April 6, 2000.

Applicable Regulations

The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86 (note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher education only), 97, 98, and 99; and (b) the notices of final priorities, definitions, eligible applicants, and selection criteria, as published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register apply to these competitions.

For Applications or Information Contact: Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, 3E-316, Washington, DC 20202-6123. Telephone: (202) 260-3954. By facsimile (202) 260-7767. Internet: http://www.ed.gov/​offices/​OESE/​SDFS. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format the standard forms included in the application package.

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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131.

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Dated: March 31, 2000.

Michael Cohen,

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.

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CFDA No. and nameRange of awardsEstimated average size of awardsEstimated number of awardsEstimated available fundsProject periodDeadline for receipt of applicationsDeadline for intergovern-mental review
84.184H Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking and Violent Behavior Among College Students$125,000 to $225,000$175,0008-12$2,000,00027 monthsMay 12, 2000June 12, 2000.
84.184K Middle School Drug Prevention and School Safety Program Coordinators Grant Competition$250,000 to $400,000325,00014045,000,000Up to 36 monthsMay 12, 2000June 12, 2000.
84.184M Effective Alternative Strategies: Grant Competition to Reduce Student Suspensions and Expulsions and Ensure Educational Progress of Students who are Suspended or Expelled$250,000 to $750,000500,0002010,000,000Up to 36 monthsMay 22, 2000June 22, 2000.
84.184N Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses Grant Competition$50,000 to $90,00070,000Up to 10600,00012 monthsMay 12, 2000June 12, 2000.
Note: Range of awards, average size of awards, number of awards and available funding in this notice are estimates only. The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Funding estimates for competition 84.184H represent funding for both the first and second years of the project period. Projects funded under competition 84.184H will not be subject to approval of continuation or to the availability of future years' funds. Funding for 84.184K and 84.184M represent the first year of the project period only. Funding for the second and third years of projects under competitions 84.184M and 84.184K are subject both to the availability of future years' funds and the approval of continuation (see 34 CFR 75.253). ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE 4:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON THE DEADLINE DATE. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THAT TIME WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING. POSTMARKED DATES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
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[FR Doc. 00-8449 Filed 4-5-00; 8:45 am]

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