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Applications for New Awards; State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) Pilot Grant Competition; Reopening the Fiscal Year 2012 Competition

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Notice reopening the STEP Pilot Grant Competition for fiscal year (FY) 2012.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.415.


On May 29, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 31592) a notice inviting applications for the FY 2012 STEP Pilot Grant Competition. That notice established a July 13, 2012, deadline for transmittal of applications. We are reopening the competition for eligible applicants. Applications are due August 9, 2012.


Applications Available: July 26, 2012.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 9, 2012.


Tara Ramsey, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW. 3E309 Washington, 20202. Telephone: (202) 260-2063 or by email:

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the program person listed in this section.


We are reopening this competition in order to allow applicants more time to prepare and submit their applications. Given the number of application requirements, the unique nature of this pilot competition, and the short deadline for applications (45 days), some applicants might not have had sufficient time to complete all requirements. At this time we have received a very limited number of applications. In addition, we understand that there was confusion in the field about the preliminary agreement requirement and the consortia requirements for this competition. Therefore, we are supplementing the “Frequently Asked Questions” document with additional questions and will re-post the document on the STEP Web site,, on the same day that this notice is published.

All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants that submitted their applications by the July 13, 2012, deadline may, but are not required to, resubmit their applications. We encourage all applicants to review carefully the “Frequently Asked Questions” document available on the program Web site at to ensure that they have met all requirements.

All information in the May 29, 2012, notice inviting applications for this competition remains the same, except for the deadline date. Information about the STEP program and competition is available on the program Web site at

Applications for grants under the STEP Competition, CFDA number 84.415, must be submitted electronically using the Government-wide Apply site at For information about how to submit your application electronically, please refer to Electronic Submission of Applications in section IV.7. of the May 29, 2012, notice (77 FR 31592, 31597).

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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7451(a)(4).

Dated: July 20, 2012.

Deborah S. Delisle,

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.

[FR Doc. 2012-18304 Filed 7-25-12; 8:45 am]