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Subject: Application for Grants under the Educational Opportunity Centers Program

Publication Date: January 24, 2011

Posted Date: January 24, 2011

Subject: Application for Grants under the Educational Opportunity Centers Program

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register: January 24, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 15)]
[Page 4095-4096]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Notice of Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment request.


SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 
invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 23, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395-
5806 or e-mailed to oira--submission@ with a cc: to Please note that written comments received in 
response to this notice will be considered public records.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The 
OMB is particularly interested in comments which: (1) Evaluate whether 
the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 
the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    Dated: January 14, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Postsecondary Education

    Type of Review: NEW.
    Title of Collection: Application for Grants under the Educational 
Opportunity Centers Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1840-NEW.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Once every four years.
    Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, or Tribal 
Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 410.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 10,020.
    Abstract: The Department of Education is requesting a new 
application for grants under the Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) 
Program. The Department is requesting a new application because of the 
implementation of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) revisions 
to the Higher Education Act, the authorizing statute for the program. 
Beginning next year and pending a final rule, all new and continuing 
grantees will submit performance data consistent with the changes made 
by the HEOA. This application will be used to award new grants and 
collect data under the EOC program. The EOC Program provides grants to 
institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and 
organizations, community-based organization with experience in serving 
disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and 
organizations, and secondary schools. The EOC Program provides grants 
to projects designed to provide information regarding financial and

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academic assistance available to individuals who desire to pursue a 
program of postsecondary education; provide assistance to individuals 
in applying for admission to institutions that offer programs of 
postsecondary education, including assistance in preparing necessary 
applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers, and 
provide information regarding financial and economic literacy to 
    This information collection is being submitted under the 
Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant Information 
Collections (1894-0001). Therefore, the 30-day public comment period 
notice will be the only public comment notice published for this 
information collection.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from the Web site at from the Department's Web site at, by selecting the "Browse Pending Collections'' 
link and by clicking on link number 4414. When you access the 
information collection, click on ``Download Attachments '' to view. 
Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department 
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. 
Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the 
complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number 
when making your request.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-

[FR Doc. 2011-1354 Filed 1-21-11; 8:45 am]

Last Modified: 01/23/2011