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Summary: Notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State applications for Award Year 2008-2009 funds

Publication Date: March 10, 2008
FRPart:

Page Numbers: 12720-12721

Summary: Notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State applications for Award Year 2008-2009 funds

Posted on 03-10-2008


[Federal Register: March 10, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 47)]
[Notices]              
[Page 12720-12721]
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 2008-2009 funds.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice of deadline dates for receipt of State
applications for Award Year 2008-2009 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 ensure funding under the LEAP and SLEAP programs for Award
Year 2008-2009, a State must meet the applicable deadline date.
Applications submitted electronically must be received by 11:59 p.m.
(Washington, DC time) May 30, 2008. Paper applications must be received
by May 23, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program
Manager, Financial Partners Services, Federal Student Aid, U.S.
Department of Education, 830 First Street, NE., Room 111G5, Washington,
DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 377-3304.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the
Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll-free, at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can 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
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, American Samoa, 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 also may request its share of reallotment, in
addition to its basic allotment, which is contingent upon the
availability of such additional funds.
    In Award Year 2007-2008, 49 States, the District of Columbia, the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and
the Virgin Islands received funds under the LEAP Program. Additionally,
43 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Virgin Islands received funds under the
SLEAP Program.
    Applications Submitted Electronically: Financial Partners Services
within Federal Student Aid has automated the LEAP and SLEAP application
process in the Financial Management System (FMS). Applicants can use
the web-based form (Form 1288-E OMB 1845-0028) that is available on the
FMS LEAP on-line system at the following Internet address: http://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 Services, Federal
Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education, 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 23, 2008.
    Paper Applications Delivered by Hand: Paper applications that are
hand-delivered must be delivered to Mr. Greg Gerrans, LEAP Program
Manager, Financial Partners Services, Federal Student Aid, U.S.
Department of Education, 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 (Washington, DC time), except Saturdays, Sundays,
and Federal holidays.
    Paper applications that are hand-delivered must be received by 4:30
p.m. (Washington, DC time) on May 23, 2008.
    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

    You can view this document, as well as all other documents of this
Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable
Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
    To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S.
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in
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
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070c et seq.

    Dated: March 5, 2008.
Lawrence A. Warder, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Federal Student Aid.
[FR Doc. E8-4767 Filed 3-7-08; 8:45 am]

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