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[Federal Register: July 15, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 135)]
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Department of Education
Notices Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1999:
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program; Upward Bound
and Upward Bound Math/Science Programs; Notice
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[CFDA NO: 84.217]
Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY)
1999--Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide grants for
higher education institutions to prepare low-income, first generation
college students, and students from groups underrepresented in graduate
education, for doctoral study.
Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education and
combinations of those institutions.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 2, 1998.
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 31, 1998.
Applications Available: August 1, 1998.
Supplementary Information: The Department is publishing this notice
at this time to give potential applicants adequate time to prepare
their applications even though the Congress has not yet reauthorized
the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program or
appropriated money to fund new awards under this program. The
Department anticipates that the program will be reauthorized and that
the reauthorized program will be virtually unchanged from the current
program. In addition, the Department anticipates that funds will be
appropriated to funds new awards. However, if legislative changes are
made that materially affect the grant award process or the operation of
grant projects, the Department will provide additional time for
applicants to amend their applications to reflect these changes.
Currently, there are Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement
Program grants that expire in Fiscal Year 1999 and Fiscal Year 2000.
However, to receive a new four or five year grant, applicants,
including those that have five year grants that expire in Fiscal Year
2000, must submit an application under this funding competition.
Grantees whose grants expire in Fiscal Year 2000: If such a grantee
is successful under this competition, its new award will begin when its
existing grant expires, i.e., October 1, 2000.
Available Funds: The estimated amount of funds available for this
program is based in part on the President's 1999 budget.
Estimated Range of Awards: $190,000-$285,000 per year.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $215,000 per year.
Estimated Number of Awards: 109.
Note: The Department is not bound by any of the estimates in this
Project Period: Up to 60 months.
Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Part 74, 75, 77, 79, 82,
85, and 86; (b) The regulations governing the Ronald E. McNair
Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program in 34 CFR Part 647.
For Further Information Contact: Eileen S. Bland, Federal TRIO
Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW,
The Portals Building, Suite 600D, Washington, D.C. 20202-5249.
Telephone number: (202) 708-4804 or by Internet to TRIO@ed.gov.
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may
call the Federal Information Relay Services (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 the contact person listed in the preceding
Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application
package in an alternate format, also, by contacting that person.
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format
the standards forms included in the application package.
Technical Assistance Workshops
The Department of Education will conduct 11 technical assistance
workshops for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement
Program. At these workshops, Department of Education staff will assist
prospective applicants in developing proposals and will provide budget
information regarding these programs. The technical assistance
workshops will be held as follows:
University of Massachusetts/Boston, Media August 11, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Lower Level, Healy Library, 100
Morrissey Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts 02125,
Contact: James McCarthy, (617) 287-5845.
Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, August 11, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Room 3210 / Bldg. # 3 2nd Floor, Chapman
Conference Center, 300 N.E. Second Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132, Contact: Bernice O.
Belcher, (305) 237-0940.
Arizona State University, Business College-12 C August 11, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wing, Room 316, Tempe, Arizona 85287, Contact:
Irvin Coin, (602) 965-6483.
John Jay College, 445 West 59th Street, Room August 13, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
1524, New York, New York 10019, Contact: Karen
Delucca, (212) 237-8280.
Saint Mary's University, University Center, August 13,1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Conference Room A, One Camino Santa Maria
Street, San Antonio, Texas 78228-8500, Contact:
Jackie Dansby-Edwards, (210) 436-3206.
California State University/Los Angeles, 5151 August 13, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
State University Drive, University Student
Union, Glendale Room, Los Angeles, California
90032, Contact: David Godoy (213)343-3103.
University of Utah, Engineering and Mines August 18, 1998 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Classroom Bldg., Room 102 Lecture Hall, Salt
Lake City, Utah 84112, Contact: Kathryn Felker,
University of Missouri/Kansas City, University August 18, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Center, Pearson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes, Kansas
City, Missouri 64110, Contact: Linda Carter,
Universidad Central De Bayamon, P.O. Box 1725, August 18, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Caya Avenue, Caya Verde Sector, Hato Tejas,
Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00959, Contact: Leonor
Aviles Cordero, (787) 786-3030.
University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East August 20, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
59th St., Chicago, Illinois 60637, Contact:
Terhonda Palacios, (773) 702-8288.
GSA Auditorium, ROB #3, 7th and D Street, S.W., August 25, 1998, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C. 20202, Contact: Federal TRIO
Program Staff, (202) 708-4804.
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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-11 and 1070a-15.
Dated: July 10, 1998.
Maureen A. McLaughlin,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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