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Notice Announcing Technical Assistance Workshops for fiscal year (FY) 2005 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program.


This notice provides information about three one-day technical assistance workshops to assist institutions of higher education, local education agencies, and States interested in preparing grant applications for FY 2005 new awards under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program. Program staff will present information about the purpose of the GEAR UP Program, selection criteria, application content, submission procedures, and reporting requirements.

Although the Department has not yet announced an application deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2005 competition, the Department is holding these workshops to give potential applicants guidance for preparing applications for the competition we expect to conduct in FY 2005. Specific requirements for the FY 2005 competition will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. This notice announces the technical assistance workshops only.

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Angela Oliphant, Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6101, Washington, DC 20006-8513. Telephone: (202) 502-7676.

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, audio tape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section.

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The technical assistance workshops will be held as follows:

1. Washington, DC: Monday, January 31, Registration, 8-9 a.m.

  • Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Telephone: 202-483-3000.

2. Sacramento, CA: Wednesday, February 2, Registration, 8-9 a.m.

  • Red Lion Hotel 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA, Telephone: 916-922-8041

3. St. Louis, MO: Friday, February 4, Registration, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.

  • Ritz Carlton 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO, Telephone: 314-863-6300.

All Technical Assistance Workshop sessions will be conducted from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. There is no registration fee for these workshops. However, space is limited. Attendees are required to make their own reservations directly with the hotel. The Department has reserved a limited number of rooms at each of the hotel sites at a special government room rate. To reserve this rate, be certain to inform the hotel that you are attending the “U.S. Department of Education GEAR UP Program Technical Assistance Workshop.”

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities Attending the Technical Assistance Workshop

The technical assistance workshop site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the workshop (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternative format), notify the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least two weeks before the scheduled workshop date. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it.

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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.gpoaccess. gov/nara/index.html.

Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-21.

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Dated: January 14, 2005.

Sally L. Stroup,

Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

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[FR Doc. E5-210 Filed 1-19-05; 8:45 am]