|Publication Date: April 2003
Page Numbers: 16270-16271
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership and Special Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership.
Posted on 04-03-2003
[Federal Register: April 3, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 64)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
[CFDA No. 84.069]
Federal Student Aid; Leveraging Educational Assistance
Partnership and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership
AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Notice of the closing date for receipt of State applications
for Award Year 2003-2004 funds.
SUMMARY: This is a notice of the closing date for receipt of State
applications for Award Year 2003-2004 funds under the Leveraging
Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) and Special Leveraging
Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) programs.
The LEAP and SLEAP programs, authorized under Title IV, Part A,
Subpart 4 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (HEA), assist
States in providing aid to students with substantial financial need to
help them pay for their postsecondary education costs through matching
formula grants to States. Under section 415C(a) of the HEA, a State
must submit an application to participate in the LEAP and SLEAP
programs through the State agency that administered its LEAP Program as
of July 1, 1985, unless the Governor of the State has subsequently
designated, and the Department has approved, a different State agency
to administer the LEAP Program.
DATES: To receive an allotment under the LEAP and SLEAP programs for
Award Year 2003-2004, applications submitted electronically must be
received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time) May 30, 2003. Paper applications
must be received by May 23, 2003.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program
Manager, Financial Partners, U.S. Department of Education, Federal
Student Aid, 830 First Street, NE., Room 111H1, Washington, DC 20202.
Telephone: (202) 377-3304.
If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER
Individuals with disabilities also may obtain a copy of the
application in an alternative format by contacting that person.
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative
format the standard forms included in the application package.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Only the 50 States, the District of
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands
may submit an application for funding under the LEAP and SLEAP
State allotments for each award year are determined according to
the statutorily mandated formula under section 415B of the HEA and are
not negotiable. A State may also request its share of reallotment, in
addition to its basic allotment, which is contingent upon the
availability of such additional funds.
In Award Year 2002-2003, 47 States, the District of Columbia, Guam,
Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands received
funds under the LEAP Program. Additionally, 34 States, the District of
Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin
Islands received funds under the SLEAP Program.
On-Line Application Submitted Electronically: The Financial
Partners Channel within Federal Student Aid has automated the LEAP and
SLEAP application process in the Financial Management System (FMS).
Applicants are encouraged to use the web-based form (Form 1288-E OMB
1845-0028) which is available on the FMS LEAP on-line system at the
following Internet address: http://fms.sfa.ed.gov
Paper Application Delivered by Mail: States or territories may
request a paper version of the application (Form 1288 OMB 1845-0028) by
contacting Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager, at (202) 377-3304 or
by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A paper version will be mailed to
you. An application sent by mail must be addressed to: Mr. Greg
Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager, Financial Partners, U.S. Department of
Education, Federal Student Aid, 830 First Street, NE., Room 111H1,
Washington, DC 20202.
The Department of Education encourages applicants that are
completing a paper application to use certified or at least first-class
mail when sending the application by mail to the Department.
Applications that are mailed must be received by the Department no
later than May 23, 2003.
A late applicant cannot be assured that its application will be
considered for Award Year 2003-2004 funding.
Paper Applications Delivered by Hand: Applications that are hand-
delivered must be delivered to Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program Manager,
Financial Partners, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid,
830 First Street, NE., Room 111H1, Washington, DC. Hand-delivered
applications will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily
(Eastern time), except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays.
Applications that are hand-delivered will not be accepted after
4:30 p.m. on the closing date.
Applicable Regulations: The following regulations are applicable to
the LEAP and SLEAP programs:
(1) The LEAP and SLEAP Program regulations in 34 CFR part 692.
(2) The Student Assistance General Provisions in 34 CFR part 668.
(3) The Regulations Governing Institutional Eligibility in 34 CFR
(4) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations
(EDGAR) in 34 CFR 75.60 through 75.62 (Ineligibility of Certain
Individuals to Receive Assistance), part 76 (State-Administered
Programs), part 77 (Definitions that Apply to Department Regulations),
part 79 (Intergovernmental Review of Department of Education Programs
and Activities), part 80 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for
Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments), part
82 (New Restrictions on Lobbying), part 85 (Governmentwide Debarment
and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide Requirements for
Drug-Free Workplace (Grants)), part 86 (Drug-Free Schools and Campuses)
and part 99 (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).
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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c et seq.
Dated: March 31, 2003.
Theresa S. Shaw,
Chief Operating Officer Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. 03-8131 Filed 4-2-03; 8:45 am]