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Small, Rural School Achievement Program

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education.


Notice extending application deadline.


Under the Small, Rural School Achievement Program, we will award grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we are extending the deadline for eligible LEAs to apply for fiscal year (FY) 2002 funding under the program.

Application Deadline: All applications must be received electronically by July 24, 2002, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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On June 7, 2002, we published in the Federal Register (67 FR 39375-39376) a notice establishing a July 9, 2002 deadline for LEAs to apply for funding under the program. Some LEAs have informed us that they failed to meet this deadline because of natural disasters, changes in personnel, or other circumstances. In order to afford as many eligible LEAs as possible an opportunity to receive funding under this program, we are extending the application deadline until July 24, 2002, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Any eligible LEA that seeks funding under this program and that failed to submit an application by the previously established deadline may apply for funds by the deadline in this notice. An LEA that previously submitted an application by the original application deadline should not re-apply for funding in response to this notice. If you have received a PR-award number (for example, S358A025999), you have already applied for funding and should not respond to this notice.

Electronic Submission of Applications: To receive its share of FY 2002 funding, an eligible LEA must submit an electronic application to the Department by July 24, 2002, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Submission of an electronic application involves the use of the Electronic Grant Application Start Printed Page 47354System (e-APPLICATION, formerly e-GAPS) portion of the Grant Administration and Payment System (GAPS).

You can access the electronic application for the Small, Rural School Achievement Program at:

Once you access this site, you will receive specific instructions regarding the information to include in your application.

The regular hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are from 6 a.m. until 12 midnight (Washington, DC time) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The system is unavailable on the second Saturday of every month, Sundays, and Federal holidays.


On the application deadline date, the e-Grants Web site is available only until 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Eligible LEAs are encouraged to submit their applications prior to the deadline date.

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Ms. Milagros Lanauze. Telephone: (202) 401-0039 or via Internet:

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Program Authority: Section 6212 of the ESEA, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-110).

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Dated: July 15, 2002.

Susan B. Neuman,

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.

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[FR Doc. 02-18166 Filed 7-17-02; 8:45 am]