[Federal Register: June 5, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 108)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[CFDA No.: 84.033]
Student Financial Assistance Federal Work-Study Programs
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Notice of the closing date for filing the ``Institutional
Application for the Work-Colleges Program.''
SUMMARY: The closing date for the institutional application for the
Work-Colleges Program (2000-2001 award year) is June 29, 2000. To
participate in the Work-Colleges program, an institution must be a
public or private nonprofit institution that requires all resident
students to participate in a comprehensive work-learning program. (See
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a complete description of the
requirements.) 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).
DATES: Closing Date and Methods for Submitting the Institutional
Application and Agreement. To participate in the Work-Colleges Program
and to apply for funds for that program for the 2000-2001 award year,
an eligible institution must mail or hand deliver its ``Institutional
Application and Agreement for Participation in the Work-Colleges
Program'' to the Department on or before June 29, 2000. If you choose
you may fax or e-mail your ``Institutional Application and Agreement
for Participation in the Work-Colleges Program'' by 4 p.m. eastern time
on June 29, 2000. You must fax the form to Richard Coppage at (202)
260-0522 or (202) 205-1919 or E-mail to the following address:
ADDRESSES: Applications and Agreements Delivered by Mail. An
institution must address an institutional application and agreement
delivered by mail to Mr. Richard Coppage, Work-Colleges Program,
Student Financial Assistance, U.S. Department of Education, 400
Maryland Avenue, Portals Building, Suite 600D, Washington, D.C. 20202.
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.
The Secretary encourages an institution to use certified or at
least first-class mail. Institutions that submit an application and
agreement after the closing date of June 29, 2000, are not considered
for participation or funding under the Work-Colleges Program for award
Applications and Agreements Delivered by Hand. If an institution
delivers its institutional application and agreement by hand, it must
deliver the institutional application and agreement to Mr. Richard
Coppage, Work-Colleges Program, Student Financial Assistance, Portals
Building, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Suite 600D Washington, D.C. 20202.
The Secretary accepts hand-delivered institutional applications and
agreements between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Eastern time) daily, except
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. The Secretary will not accept
an institutional application and agreement for the 2000-2001 award year
that is delivered by hand after 4:00 p.m. on June 29, 2000.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Work-Colleges Program, we allocate
funds when available for that program to eligible institutions. We will
not allocate funds under the Work-Colleges Program for award year 2000-
2001 to any eligible institution unless the institution files its
``Institutional Application and Agreement for Participation in the
Work-Colleges Program'' by the closing date. If an institution submits
its application and agreement after the June 29, 2000 closing date, we
will use this application and agreement to determine the institution's
eligibility to participate in the Work-College Program beginning with
the 2001-2002 award year.
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 private nonprofit
institution with a commitment to community service; (2) has operated a
comprehensive work-learning program for at least two years; (3)
requires the participation of all resident students 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.
The following regulations apply to the Work-Colleges Program:
(1) Student Assistance General Provisions, 34 CFR part 668.
(2) General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program,
Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant Program, 34 CFR part 673.
(3) Federal Work-Study Programs, 34 CFR part 675.
(4) Institutional Eligibility Under the Higher Education Act of
1965, as amended, 34 CFR part 600.
(5) New Restrictions on Lobbying, 34 CFR part 82.
(6) Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and
Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants), 34 CFR
(7) Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 34 CFR part 86.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Coppage Work-Colleges
Program, Student Financial Assistance, U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Portals Building, Suite 600D, Washington,
D.C. 20202. Telephone (202) 708-4694. Individuals who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with
disabilities may obtain this document in an alternate format (e.g.,
Braille, large print, audiotape or computer diskette) by contacting the
Alternate Format Center at (202) 260-9895 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
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Program Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b.
Dated: May 30, 2000.
Chief Operating Officer, Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 00-13947 Filed 6-2-00; 8:45 am]
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