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Office of Postsecondary Education; Business and International Education Program

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Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2002.

Purpose of Program: The Business and International Education Program provides grants to institutions of higher education to enhance international business education programs and to expand the capacity of the business community to engage in international economic activities.

Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that enter into agreements with trade associations, business enterprises, or trade organizations that are engaged in international economic activity.

Applications Available: September 17, 2001.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 5, 2001.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: January 4, 2002.

Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $4,300,000 for this program for FY 2002. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process, if Congress appropriates funds for this program.

Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$95,000.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $77,137 per year.

Estimated Number of Awards: 27.


The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

Project Period: Up to 24 months.

Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 85, 86, and 98; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR parts 655 and 661.

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Matching requirement: Under title VI, part B, section 613(d) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Business and International Education Program grantees must provide no less than 50 percent of the total cost of projects in each fiscal year. Example: The institution's total costs of the proposed project will be $140,000 per year. The institution may request a grant in the amount of $70,000 or less. The institution must provide the remaining $70,000 in cash or in-kind contributions.


Invitational Priority

We are particularly interested in applications that meet the following priority.

Applications from institutions of higher education that propose educational programs abroad, including pre-departure and post-return programs, for undergraduate and graduate students to study or intern or both in a foreign country for a semester or more. These programs should be integrated into the curriculum of the home institutions.

Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets the invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over other applications.

For Applications and Further Information Contact: Tanyelle Richardson, Business and International Education Program, U.S. Department of Education, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7626 or via Internet:

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under For Applications and Further Information Contact.

Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application package in an alternative format by contacting that person. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the standard forms included in the application package.

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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1130a-1130b.

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Dated: August 29, 2001.

Maureen A. McLaughlin,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation, Office of Postsecondary Education.

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[FR Doc. 01-22188 Filed 9-4-01; 8:45 am]