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Subject: GEAR UP Applications for Partnership and State Grants- Comment Request

Publication Date: June 26, 2015

Posted Date: June 26, 2015

Subject: GEAR UP Applications for Partnership and State Grants- Comment Request

FR Type: Notice

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 123 (Friday, June 26, 2015)]
[Pages 36788-36789]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2015-15660]



[Docket No.: ED-2015-ICCD-0082]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; GEAR UP Applications for Partnership and State Grants

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Department of 
Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 27, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at by selecting Docket ID number ED-2015-ICCD-
0082 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the site is not available to the public for any reason, ED 
will temporarily accept comments at Please note 
that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the 
comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments 
during the comment period in this mailbox when the site 
is not available. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L-OM-2-
2E319, Room 2E103, Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact James Davis, 202-502-7802.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: GEAR UP Applications for Partnership and State 
    OMB Control Number: 1840-0821.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 545.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 30,460.
    Abstract: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate 
Programs (GEAR UP), created in the Higher Education Act Amendments of 
1998 (Title IV, section 404A-404H), is a discretionary grant program 
which encourages applicants to provide support and maintain a 
commitment to eligible low-income students, including students with 
disabilities, to assist the students in obtaining a secondary school 
diploma and preparing for and succeeding in postsecondary education. 
GEAR UP provides grants to states and partnerships to provide services 
at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an 
entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and 
follow them through graduation and, optionally, the first year of college.
    The purpose of the GEAR UP partnership and state applications is to 
allow partnerships and states to apply for funding under the GEAR UP 

    Dated: June 22, 2015.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of 
the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2015-15660 Filed 6-25-15; 8:45 am]

Last Modified: 06/25/2015