Department of Education.
Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2001.
Emergency Immigrant Education Program
Purpose of Program: This program provides grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) that experience unexpectedly large increases in their student population due to immigration. These grants are to be used to provide high-quality instruction to immigrant children and youth and to help those children and youth make the transition into American society and meet the same challenging State performance standards expected of all children and youth.
Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 16, 2001.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 15, 2001.
Applications Available: January 9, 2001.
Available Funds: $150 million.
The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.
Project Period: Up to 17 months.
Pilot Project for Electronic Submission of Applications
The U.S. Department of Education is expanding its pilot project of electronic submission of applications to include certain formula grant programs, as well as additional discretionary grant competitions. The Emergency Immigrant Education Program, CFDA 84.162A, is one of the programs included in the pilot project. If you are an applicant under the Emergency Immigrant Education Program, you may submit your application to us in either electronic or paper format.
The pilot project involves the use of the Electronic Grant Application System (e-APPLICATION, formerly e-GAPS) portion of the Grant Administration and Payment System (GAPS). We request your participation in this pilot project. We shall continue to evaluate its Start Printed Page 1964success and solicit suggestions for improvement.
If you participate in this e-APPLICATION pilot, please note the following:
- Your participation is voluntary.
- You will not receive any favorable consideration or penalty because you submit a grant application in electronic or paper format.
- You can submit all documents electronically, including the Application for Federal Assistance (ED 424), Budget Information—Non-Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and certifications.
- Fax a signed copy of the Application for Federal Assistance (ED 424) after following these steps:
1. Print ED 424 from the e-APPLICATION system.
2. Make sure that the institution's Authorizing Representative signs this form.
3. Before faxing this form, submit your electronic application via the e-APPLICATION system. You will receive an automatic acknowledgement, which will include a PR/Award number (an identifying number unique to your application).
4. Place the PR/Award number in the upper right hand corner of ED 424.
5. Fax ED 424 to the Application Control Center within three working days of submitting your electronic application. We will indicate a fax number in e-APPLICATION at the time of your submission.
- We may request that you give us original signatures on all other forms at a later date. You may access the electronic grant application for the Emergency Immigrant Education Program at: http://e-grants.ed.gov
If you want to apply for a grant and be considered for funding, you must meet the following deadline requirements: March 16, 2001.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
An SEA is eligible for a grant if it meets the eligibility requirements specified in sections 7304 and 7305 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the Act), as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-382 enacted October 20, 1994) (20 U.S.C. 7544 and 7545). In order to receive an award under this program, an SEA must provide a count, taken during February 2001, of the number of immigrant children and youth enrolled in public and nonpublic schools in eligible LEAs in accordance with the requirements specified in section 7304 of the Act. An eligible LEA is one in which the number of immigrant children and youth enrolled in the public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools within the district is at least either 500 or 3 percent of the total number of students enrolled in those public and nonpublic schools. (20 U.S.C. 7544(b)(2)). Under section 7501(7) of the Act, the term “immigrant children and youths” means individuals who are aged 3 through 21, were not born in any State, and have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more States for more than 3 full academic years. (20 U.S.C. 7601(7)).
FOR APPLICATIONS OR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ki Lee, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5632, Switzer Building, Washington DC 20202-6510. Telephone (202) 205-8730. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audio tape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact persons listed in the preceding paragraph.
Electronic Access to This Document
You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at either of the following sites: http://ocfo.ed.gov/fedreg.html or http://www.ed.gov/news.html.
To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader , which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office toll free at 1-888-293-6498; or in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.
The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.htmlStart Signature
Dated: January 5, 2001.
Arthur M. Love,
Acting Director, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs.
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