Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Department of Education (ED).
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 13, 2015.
Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2015-ICCD-0014 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept Start Printed Page 7582comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L-OM-2-2E319, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Jessica Skrebes, (202) 260-1406.
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The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.
Title of Collection: State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP).
OMB Control Number: 1810-NEW.
Type of Review: A new information collection.
Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 80.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,000.
Abstract: The purposes of the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program are to: (1) Promote increased collaboration between Tribal educational agencies (TEAs) and the State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) that serve students from affected tribes; and (2) build the capacity of TEAs to conduct certain administrative functions under certain Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) formula grant programs for eligible schools, as determined by the TEA, SEA, and LEA. This award is made under the Indian Education National Activities authority, as authorized under ESEA title VII, Part A (Title VII). During the pilot of this grant competition, the Department of Education (Department) relied exclusively on selection criteria from the Education Department General Administrative Regulations and therefore used the generic application package approved under 1894-0006. For the FY 2015 grant competition, the Department proposes to use program-specific selection criteria, seeking approval for a new discretionary STEP grant application.
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Dated: February 6, 2015.
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
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