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[Federal Register: March 18, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 52)]
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Department of Education
Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Notice
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999;
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[CFDA No. 206A]
Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Years 1998 and
Purpose of Program: To provide grants to help build a nationwide
capability in elementary and secondary schools to identify and meet the
special educational needs of gifted and talented students; to encourage
the development of rich and challenging curricula for all students; and
to supplement and make more effective the expenditures of State and
local funds for the education of gifted and talented students.
For fiscal years (FY) 1998 and 1999 the competition is based on an
absolute priority. This priority supports projects that establish and
operate model programs to serve gifted and talented students in schools
in which at least 50 percent of the students enrolled are from low-
income families. Within this absolute priority, the Secretary gives a
competitive preference to projects that implement model programs in one
or more schools in an Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community. A list
of areas that have been designated as Empowerment Zones and Enterprise
Communities is published as an appendix to this notice.
Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies; local educational
agencies; institutions of higher education; and other public and
private agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and
organizations--as defined by the Indian Self-Determination and
Education Assistance Act--and Native Hawaiian organizations.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 15, 1998.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 15, 1998.
Applications Available: March 30, 1998.
Available Funds: $1,020,000.
Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000-$215,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $200,000.
Estimated Number of Awards: 5.
Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this
Maximum Award: In no case does the Secretary make an award greater
than $215,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Secretary
does not consider an application that proposes a budget exceeding this
Project Period: Up to 36 months. Please note that all applicants
for multi-year awards are required to provide detailed budget
information for the total project period requested. The Department will
negotiate at the time of the initial award the funding levels for each
year of the grant award.
Supplementary Information: It is the Department's intent to fund
two cycles of awards from this competition. The first cycle of awards
will be made from FY 1998 funds. If applications of high quality remain
unfunded, additional awards will be made in the second cycle in 1999,
pending availability of FY 1999 funds.
(a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations
(EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86; (b) 34
CFR Part 700; and (c) 34 CFR Part 299.
Note: The regulations in 34 CFR Part 791 previously applicable
to this program will no longer apply to this program. See the
Federal Register of April 29, 1996 (61 FR 1860).
Priorities: The priorities in the notice of final priorities for
this program, as published in the Federal Register on April 24, 1996
(61 FR 18241) and repeated below apply to this competition.
Absolute Priority--Model Programs (CFDA 206A)
Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) the Secretary gives an absolute
preference to applications that meet the following priority. The
Secretary funds under this competition only applications that meet this
Projects that establish and operate model programs to serve gifted
and talented students in schools in which at least 50 percent of the
students enrolled are from low-income families. Projects must include
students who may not be served by traditional gifted and talented
programs, including economically disadvantaged students, limited
English proficient students, and students with disabilities. The
projects must incorporate high-level content and performance standards
in one or more of the core subject areas as well as utilize innovative
teaching strategies. The projects must provide comprehensive ongoing
professional development opportunities for staff. The projects must
incorporate training for parents in ways to support their children's
educational progress. There must also be comprehensive evaluation of
the projects' activities.
Competitive Preference Priority--Empowerment Zone or Enterprise
Within this absolute priority concerning model projects, the
Secretary, under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(1), gives preference to
applications that meet the following competitive priority. The
Secretary awards five (5) points to an application that meets this
Projects that implement model programs in one or more schools in an
Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community or that primarily serve
students who reside in the EZ or EC. Applicants must ensure that the
proposed program relates to the strategic plan and will be an integral
part of the Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community program.
For Applications or Information Contact: Janet Williams or Kelley
Berry, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, room
502, Washington, DC 20208-5645; Facsimile machine: (202) 219-2053;
Telephone: (202) 219-1674 or (202) 219-2096, respectively. 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.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to either of the contact persons listed in the
Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application
package in an alternate format, also, by contacting either person.
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format
the standard forms included in the application package.
Electronic Access to This Document
Anyone may view this document, as well as all other Department of
Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or
portable document format (pdf) on the World Wide Web at either of the
To use the pdf you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with
Search, which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you
have questions about using the pdf, call the U.S. Government Printing
Office toll free at 1-800-293-6498. Anyone may also view these
documents in text copy only on an electronic bulletin board of the
Department. Telephone: (202) 219-1511
or, toll free, 1-800-222-4922. The documents are located under Option
G--Files/Announcements, Bulletins and Press Releases.
Note: The official version of a document is the document
published in the Federal Register.
Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 8031-8036.
Dated: March 12, 1998.
Ricky T. Takai,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
Appendix--Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities
California: Los Angeles
Kentucky: Kentucky Highlands*
*Denotes rural designee.
Mississippi: Mid Delta*
Missouri/Kansas: Kansas City, Kansas City
New York: Harlem, Bronx
Pennsylvania/New Jersey: Philadelphia, Camden
Texas: Rio Grande Valley*
Alabama: Chambers County*
Alabama: Greene, Sumter Counties*
Arizona: Arizona Border*
Arkansas: East Central*
Arkansas: Mississippi County*
Arkansas: Pulaski County
California: Imperial County*
California: L.A., Huntington Park
California: San Diego
California: San Francisco, Bayview, Hunter's Point
Connecticut: New Haven
District of Columbia: Washington
Florida: Jackson County*
Florida: Miami, Dade County
Georgia: Central Savannah*
Georgia: Crisp, Dooley Counties*
Illinois: East St. Louis
Iowa: Des Moines
Louisiana: Northeast Delta*
Louisiana: Macon Ridge*
Louisiana: New Orleans
Louisiana: Ouachita Parish
Michigan: Five Cap*
Minnesota: St. Paul
Mississippi: North Delta*
Missouri: East Prairie*
Missouri: St. Louis
Nevada: Clarke County, Las Vegas
New Hampshire: Manchester
New Jersey: Newark
New Mexico: Albuquerque
New Mexico: Mora, Rio Arriba, Taos Counties*
New York: Albany, Schenectady, Troy
New York: Buffalo
New York: Newburgh, Kingston
New York: Rochester
North Carolina: Charlotte
North Carolina: Halifax, Edgecombe, Wilson Counties*
North Carolina: Robeson County*
Ohio: Greater Portsmouth*
Oklahoma: Choctaw, McCurtain Counties*
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City
Pennsylvania: Lock Haven*
Rhode Island: Providence
South Dakota: Deadle, Spink Counties*
South Carolina: Charleston
South Carolina: Williamsburg County*
Tennessee: Fayette, Haywood Counties*
Tennessee/Kentucky: Scott, McCreary Counties*
Texas: El Paso
Texas: San Antonio
Washington: Lower Yakima*
West Virginia: West Central*
West Virginia: Huntington
West Virginia: McDowell*
[FR Doc. 98-7032 Filed 3-17-98; 8:45 am]
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