Purpose of the Program: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Assistant Secretary takes this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. The priority is intended to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
National Education Goals: This notice would address the National Education Goal that every adult American will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
The notice of a final funding priority for a Traumatic Brain Injury Data Collection Center is published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Eligible Applicants: Parties eligible to apply for grants under this program are States, public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies, public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 8, 2001.
Applications Available: December 26, 2000.
Maximum Award Amount (Per Year): $350,000.
Consistent with EDGAR 34 CFR 75.104(b), we will reject any application that proposes a project funding level for any year that exceeds the stated maximum award amount for that year.
Reasonable Accommodation: We will consider, and may fund, requests for additional funding as an addendum to an application to reflect the costs of reasonable accommodations necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to be employed on the project as personnel on project activities.
Estimated Number of Awards: 1.
The estimated funding level in this notice does not bind the Department of Education to make awards, or to any specific number of awards or funding levels, unless otherwise specified in statute.
Project Period: 60 months.
Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant under this competition, we use selection criteria chosen from the selection criteria in 34 CFR 350.54 and 75.210, as well as the ten additional competitive preference points that have been announced in a notice published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. The selection criteria to be used for this competition will be provided in the application package for this competition.
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Dated: December 20, 2000.
Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 762(g) and 764(b)(4).
Curtis L. Richards,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
[FR Doc. 00-32888 Filed 12-26-00; 8:45 am]
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