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Notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State applications for Award Year 2005-2006 funds for LEAP/SLEAP.

Publication Date: February 2003
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Page Numbers: 8788-8789

Notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State applications for Award Year 2005-2006 funds for LEAP/SLEAP.

Posted on 02-23-2005

[Federal Register: February 23, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 35)]
[Notices]               
[Page 8788-8789]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA No. 84.069]

 
Federal Student Aid; Leveraging Educational Assistance 
Partnership and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership 
Programs

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State applications 
for Award Year 2005-2006 funds.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State 
applications for Award Year 2005-2006 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 assure funding under the LEAP and SLEAP programs for Award 
Year 2005-2006, a State must meet the applicable deadline date. 
Applications submitted electronically must be received by 11:59 p.m. 
(eastern time) May 27, 2005. Paper applications must be received by May 
13, 2005.

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 111G5, 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 a copy of 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 INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Only the 50 States, the District of 
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands may submit an 
application for funding under the LEAP and SLEAP programs.
    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 2004-2005, 46 States, the District of Columbia, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands 
received funds under the LEAP Program. Additionally, 34 States, the 
District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 
and the Virgin Islands received funds under the SLEAP Program.
    Applications Submitted Electronically: Financial Partners within 
Federal Student Aid has automated the LEAP and SLEAP application 
process in the Financial Management System (FMS). Applicants may 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://fsa-fms.ed.gov://fsa-fms.ed.gov
   Paper Applications 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: greg.gerrans@ed.gov. The form will be mailed to you.
    A paper 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 111G5, 
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. The 
Department must receive paper applications that are mailed no later 
than May 13, 2005.
    Paper Applications Delivered By Hand: Paper 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 111G5, Washington, DC 20002. 
Hand-delivered applications will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m. daily (eastern time), except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal 
holidays.
    Paper applications that are hand-delivered must be received by 4:30 
p.m. (eastern time) on May 13, 2005.
    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 
part 600.
    (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 84 (Governmentwide Requirements 
for Drug-Free Workplace (Financial Assistance)), part 85 (Governmentwide 
Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)), part 86 (Drug and Alcohol 
Abuse Prevention), and part 99 (Family Educational Rights and Privacy).

Electronic Access to This Document

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Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable 
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.

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free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
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the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.


    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
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Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c et seq.

    Dated: February 17, 2005.
Theresa S. Shaw,
Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. 05-3456 Filed 2-22-05; 8:45 am]

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