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The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an eligible institution to apply for participation in the Work-Colleges Program and to apply for funding under that program for the 1997-98 award year (July 1, 1997 throug

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Summary: The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education of the deadline for an eligible institution to apply for participation in the Work-Colleges Program and to apply for funding under that program for the 1997-98 award year (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998) by submitting to the Secretary an ``Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program.''
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[Federal Register: March 25, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 57)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[CFDA No.: 84.033]


Office of Postsecondary Education, Federal Work-Study Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of closing date for filing the ``Institutional
Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges
Program''

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SUMMARY: The Secretary gives notice to institutions of higher education
of the deadline for an eligible institution to apply for participation
in the Work-Colleges Program and to apply for funding under that
program for the 1997-98 award year (July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998)
by submitting to the Secretary an ``Institutional Application and
Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program.''
The Work-Colleges Program, along with the Federal Work-Study
Program and the Job Location and Development Program, are known
collectively as the Federal Work-Study programs. The Work-Colleges
Program is authorized by part C of title IV of the Higher Education Act
of 1965, as amended (HEA).

CLOSING DATE: To participate in the Work-Colleges Program and to apply
for funds for that program for the 1997-98 award year, an eligible
institution must mail or hand-deliver its ``Institutional Application
and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program'' on or
before April 25, 1997. The Department will not accept the form by
facsimile transmission. The form must be submitted to the Institutional
Financial Management Division at one of the addresses indicated below.

ADDRESSES: Applications and Agreements Delivered by Mail. An
institutional application and agreement delivered by mail must be
addressed to Ms. Thomasine Riley, Work-Colleges Program, Institutional
Financial Management Division, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box
23781, Washington, D.C. 20026-0781. An applicant must show proof of
mailing consisting of one of the following: (1) A legibly dated U.S.
Postal Service postmark; (2) a legible mail receipt with the date of
mailing stamped by the U.S. Postal Service; (3) a dated shipping label,
invoice, or receipt from a commercial carrier; or (4) any other proof
of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of Education.
If an institutional application and agreement is sent through the
U.S. Postal Service, the Secretary does not accept either of the
following as proof of mailing: (1) A private metered postmark, or (2) a
mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
An institution should note that the U.S. Postal Service does not
uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before relying on this method, an
institution should check with its local post office.
An institution is encouraged to use certified or at least first
class mail. Institutions that submit an institutional application and
agreement after the closing date of April 25, 1997 will not be
considered for participation or funding under the Work-Colleges Program
for award year 1997-98.
Applications and Agreements Delivered by Hand. An institutional
application and agreement delivered by hand must be taken to Ms.
Thomasine Riley, Work-Colleges Program, Campus-Based Financial
Operations Branch, Institutional Financial Management Division,
Accounting and Financial Management Service, Student Financial
Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Education, Room 4714, Regional
Office Building 3, 7th and D Streets, S.W., Washington, D.C. Hand-
delivered institutional applications and agreements will be accepted
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Eastern time) daily, except Saturdays,
Sundays, and Federal holidays. An institutional application and
agreement for the 1997-98 award year that is delivered by hand will not
be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on April 25, 1997.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Work-Colleges Program, the
Secretary allocates funds when available for that program to eligible
institutions. The Secretary will not allocate funds under the Work-
Colleges Program for award year 1997-1998 to any eligible institution
unless the institution files its ``Institutional Application and
Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program'' by the
closing date.
To apply for participation and funding under the Work-Colleges
Program, an institution must satisfy the definition of ``work-college''
in section 448(e) of the HEA. The term ``work college'' under the HEA
means an eligible institution that (1) is a public or

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private nonprofit institution with a commitment to community service;
(2) has operated a comprehensive work-learning program for at least two
years; (3) requires all resident students who reside on campus to
participate in a comprehensive work-learning program and the provision
of services as an integral part of the institution's educational
program and as part of the institution's educational philosophy; and
(4) provides students participating in the comprehensive work-learning
program with the opportunity to contribute to their education and to
the welfare of the community as a whole.

Applicable Regulations

The following regulations apply to the Work-Colleges Program:
(1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR Part 668.
(2) Federal Work-Study Programs, 34 CFR Part 675.
(3) Institutional Eligibility under the Higher Education Act of
1965, as amended, 34 CFR Part 600.
(4) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR Part 82.
(5) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and
Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 CFR
Part 85.
(6) Drug-Free Schools and Campuses, 34 CFR Part 86.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Thomasine Riley, Work-Colleges
Program, Institutional Financial Management Division, U.S. Department
of Education, P.O. Box 23781, Washington, D.C. 20026-0781. Telephone
(202) 708-9750. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through
Friday.

Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b.

Dated: March 19, 1997.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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