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Funding Down Slate; Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program

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AGENCY:

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION:

Notice of intent to fund down the fiscal year (FY) 2010 grant slate.

SUMMARY:

The Secretary intends to use the existing slate of applications from the FY 2010 competition for the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program authorized by 20 U.S.C. 7441 to make new grant awards in FY 2011. The Secretary takes this action because there are a significant number of unfunded, high-quality applications on the FY 2010 slate and there are very limited funds available for new awards in FY 2011. We expect to use an estimated $1,030,815 for new awards in FY 2011. The actual level of funding depends on the amount of FY 2011 program funds that are available after the Department makes continuation awards.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lana Shaughnessy, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., room 3E231, Washington, DC 20202-6335. Telephone: (202) 205-2528 or via e-mail: Lana.Shaughnessy@ed.gov.

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Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department published a notice inviting applications for new awards under the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program for FY 2010 in the Federal Register on December 3, 2009 (74 FR 63398). We extended the closing date announced in that notice from February 18, 2010, to February 25, 2010 by a notice published in the Federal Register on February 8, 2010 (75 FR 6192). In response to those notices, we received a significant number of high-quality applications and made 10 awards. However, many applications that received high scores from peer reviewers did not receive grants in FY 2010 because of the limited funds available for the program. In addition, we made additional awards from FY 2011 funds to two applicants that were inadvertently not funded in FY 2010 due to an administrative error.

The FY 2010 slate was based on the selection criteria, application requirements, and definitions referenced in the December 3, 2009 notice inviting applications (74 FR 63398).

Note:

To be eligible to receive a grant under this notice all applicants, including all applicants in a consortium of eligible entities, being considered for funding must currently meet all statutory eligibility criteria and demonstrate a commitment to implement the scope and objectives of the project proposed in the application submitted in FY 2010. Only applications from the FY 2010 slate will be considered. Our intent is to fund down the slate in rank order from the last FY 2010 funded application until all available funds are obligated.

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Program authority: 20 U.S.C. 7441.

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Dated: May 17, 2011.

Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana,

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.

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[FR Doc. 2011-12499 Filed 5-19-11; 8:45 am]

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