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The Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Advisory Board

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ACTION:

Notice of an Open Meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the date and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Advisory Board (Board). The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.

DATES:

Friday, January 20, 2012. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

U.S. Department of Education, Board Room, 80 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Donald E. Watson, Executive Director, Historically Black College and University Capital Financing (HBCU Capital Financing) Advisory Board, 1990 K Street N.W., Room 6040, Washington, DC 20006; telephone: (202) 219-7037; fax: (202) 502-7852; email: donald.watson@ed.gov.

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-(800) 877-8339, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Board is authorized by Title III, Part D, Section 347, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 1998 (20 U.S.C. 1066f). The Board is established within the Department of Education to provide advice and counsel to the Secretary and the Designated Bonding Authority as to the most effective and efficient means of implementing construction financing on Historically Black College and University campuses and to advise Congress regarding the progress made in implementing the program. The Board provides advice as to the capital needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), how those needs can be met through the program, and what additional steps might be taken to improve the operation and implementation of the construction-financing program.

The purpose of this meeting is to review current program activities, to make administrative and legislative recommendations to the Secretary and the U.S. Congress addressing the capital financing issues of HBCUs, and to discuss what additional steps might be taken to improve the operation of the HBCU Capital Financing Program.

Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Donald Watson at (202) 219-7037, no later than January 13, 2012. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

An opportunity for public comment is available on Friday, January 20, 2012, between 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for up to three minutes. Those members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do so by submitting them to the attention of Donald Watson, 1990 K Street NW., Room 6040, Washington, DC, by Friday, January 13, 2012.

Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for public inspection at the Office of the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Advisory Board, 1990 K Street NW., Room 6040, Washington, DC 20006, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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Eduardo M. Ochoa,

Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

[FR Doc. 2012-220 Filed 1-9-12; 8:45 am]

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