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House Committee on Government POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
Oversight and Reform, the Senate RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND None.
Committee on Homeland Security and DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
[FR Doc. E8–3289 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am]
Governmental Affairs, and the Office of STORAGE:
BILLING CODE 5001–06–P
Management and Budget (OMB) Paper and electronic media.
pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I
to OMB Circular No. A–130, ‘‘Federal RETRIEVABILITY:
Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Counselee’s name. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Records About Individuals,’’ dated Office of Postsecondary Education;
SAFEGUARDS:
February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 Overview Information; International
FR 6427). Records are maintained in secure,
limited access, or monitored areas. Research and Studies Program; Notice
February 14, 2008. Inviting Applications for New Awards
Physical entry by unauthorized persons
L.M. Bynum, is restricted through the use of locks, for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison guards, passwords, or other Catalog of Federal Domestic
Officer, Department of Defense. administrative procedures. Access to Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.017A.
NM01730–1 personal information is limited to those Dates:
individuals who require the records to Applications Available: February 21,
SYSTEM NAME: perform their official assigned duties. 2008.
Deadline for Transmittal of
Navy Chaplain Privileged Counseling RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Applications: April 7, 2008.
Files. When no longer needed, chaplain will
destroy documents by shredding or Full Text of Announcement
SYSTEM LOCATION: other means that leave the information I. Funding Opportunity Description
Organizational elements of the unrecognizable. Purpose of Program: The International
Department of the Navy. Official SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Research and Studies Program provides
mailing addresses are published in the grants to conduct research and studies
Standard Navy Distribution List that is Chief of Chaplains, 2000 Navy
Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350–2000. to improve and strengthen instruction in
available at: http://doni.daps.dla.mil/ modern foreign languages, area studies,
sndl.aspx. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: and other international fields.
Individuals seeking to determine Priorities: In accordance with 34 CFR
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE 75.105(b)(2)(ii), these priorities are from
SYSTEM:
whether information about themselves
is contained in this system should the regulations for this program (34 CFR
Navy and Marine Corps members, address written inquiries to the chaplain 660.10, 660.34).
their dependents and other individuals who provided the service. Official Competitive Preference Priorities: For
who have received pastoral counseling mailing addresses are published in the FY 2008 these priorities are competitive
from Navy chaplains. Standard Navy Distribution List that is preference priorities. Under 34 CFR
available at: http://doni.daps.dla.mil/ 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award up to an
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: sndl.aspx. additional five points to an application,
Confidential records compiled by a The request should include full name, depending on how well the application
Navy chaplain to document his/her date of service, and address of the meets these priorities.
counseling duties. individual concerned and should be Competitive Preference Priority 1—
signed. Instructional Materials Applications
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: This priority is:
10 U.S.C. 5013, Secretary of the Navy; Individuals seeking access to (a) The development of specialized
10 U.S.C. 5041, Headquarters, Marine information about themselves contained instructional materials for use by
Corps; and SECNAVINST 1320.9, in this system should address written students and teachers in foreign
Confidential Communications to inquiries to the chaplain who provided language and international studies that
Chaplains. the service. Official mailing addresses are focused on one or more of the
are published in the Standard Navy following critical language areas:
PURPOSE(S): Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
Distribution List that is available at
For Navy chaplains to provide and http://doni.daps.dla.mil/sndl.aspx. Russian, as well as Indic, Iranian, and
document confidential pastoral care The request should include full name, Turkic language families; or
given to counselees. date of service, and address of the (b) The development of tools,
individual concerned and should be technologies and materials to assess
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE signed. foreign language competency or fluency
SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND in one or more of the following critical
THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: language areas: Arabic, Chinese,
The Navy’s rules for accessing Japanese, Korean, Russian, as well as
In addition to those disclosures
records, and for contesting contents and Indic, Iranian, and Turkic language
generally permitted under 5 U.S.C.
appealing initial agency determinations families.
552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records
are published in Secretary of the Navy
or information contained therein may Competitive Preference Priority 2—
Instruction 5211.5; 32 CFR part 701; or
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specifically be disclosed outside the Research, Surveys and Studies


may be obtained from the system
DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 Applications
manager.
U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows: This priority is:
The DOD ‘‘Blanket Routine Uses’’ also RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: (a) The evaluation of instructional
apply to this system of records. Individual and chaplain. materials and foreign language

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assessments, including those If you use a telecommunications requirement. You must include your
instructional materials and assessments device for the deaf (TDD), call the complete response to the selection
produced with funds from Title VI of Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at criteria in the program narrative.
the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 1–800–877–8339. We will reject your application if you
amended, and published in print or Individuals with disabilities can exceed the page limit; or if you apply
electronic media, to determine their obtain a copy of the application package other standards and exceed the
efficacy in improving teaching and in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, equivalent of the page limit.
learning in one or more of the following large print, audiotape, or computer 3. Submission Dates and Times:
critical language areas: Arabic, Chinese, diskette) by contacting the program Applications Available: February 21,
Japanese, Korean, Russian, as well as contact person listed in this section. 2008.
Indic, Iranian, and Turkic language 2. Content and Form of Application Deadline for Transmittal of
families; or Submission: Requirements concerning Applications: April 7, 2008.
(b) The update, expansion, or the content of an application, together Applications for grants under this
consolidation of existing foreign with the forms you must submit, are in program must be submitted
language and international studies web- the application package for this electronically using the Grants.gov
based databases and the evaluation of program. The International Research Apply site (Grants.gov). For information
the materials that are disseminated and Studies program has two schedules. (including dates and times) about how
through those databases, including user Research, surveys, and studies to submit your application
comments. applicants must use the application electronically, or in paper format by
Note: You will receive up to an additional package for 84.017A–1. Instructional mail or hand delivery if you qualify for
five points for responding to a competitive materials applicants must use the an exception to the electronic
preference priority in your application. application package for 84.017A–3. Page submission requirement, please refer to
Applicants are expected to address only one Limit: The application narrative is
Section IV.6. Other Submission
competitive preference priority in each where you, the applicant, address the
application, but regardless of how many Requirements in this notice.
selection criteria that reviewers use to
priorities are addressed, no more than five We do not consider an application
evaluate your application. You must
points in total can be awarded to a single that does not comply with the deadline
limit the application narrative to the
application. requirements.
equivalent of no more than 30 pages,
Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1125. Individuals with disabilities who
using the following standards:
Applicable Regulations: (a) The • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side need an accommodation or auxiliary aid
Education Department General only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom, in connection with the application
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in and both sides. Page numbers and an process should contact the person listed
34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 82, 84, 85, identifier may be outside of the 1″ under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The regulations CONTACT in section VII in this notice. If
margin.
for this program in 34 CFR parts 655 • Double space (no more than three the Department provides an
and 660. lines per vertical inch) all text in the accommodation or auxiliary aid to an
Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 application narrative, except titles, individual with a disability in
apply to institutions of higher education headings, footnotes, quotations, connection with the application
only. references, captions and all text in process, the individual’s application
charts, tables, figures, and graphs. These remains subject to all other
II. Award Information items may be single spaced. Charts, requirements and limitations in this
Type of Award: Discretionary grants. tables, figures, and graphs in the notice.
Estimated Available Funds: application narrative count toward the 4. Intergovernmental Review: This
$1,642,000. page limit. program is not subject to Executive
Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000– • Use a font that is either 12 point or Order 12372 and the regulations in 34
$200,000 per year. larger or no smaller than 10 pitch CFR part 79.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: (characters per inch). However, you may 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference
$117,000. use a 10 point font in charts, tables, regulations outlining funding
Estimated Number of Awards: 14. figures, and graphs. restrictions in the Applicable
Note: The Department is not bound by any • Use one of the following fonts: Regulations section in this notice.
estimates in this notice. Times New Roman, Courier, Courier 6. Other Submission Requirements:
New, or Arial. An application submitted Applications for grants under this
Project Period: Up to 36 months.
in any other font (including Times program must be submitted
III. Eligibility Information Roman and Arial Narrow) will not be electronically unless you qualify for an
1. Eligible Applicants: Public and accepted. exception to this requirement in
private agencies, organizations, The page limit does not apply to Part accordance with the instructions in this
institutions, and individuals. I, the Application for Federal Assistance section.
2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This (SF 424); the supplemental information a. Electronic Submission of
program does not require cost sharing or form required by the Department of Applications.
matching. Education; Part II, the budget Applications for grants under the
information summary form (ED Form International Research and Studies
IV. Application and Submission 524); or Part IV, the assurances and Program, CFDA Number 84.017A, must
Information certifications. The page limit also does be submitted electronically using the
1. Address to Request Application not apply to a table of contents. If, Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site
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Package: Mr. Ed McDermott, U.S. however, you include any attachments at: http://www.Grants.gov. Through this
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, or appendices not specifically site, you will be able to download a
NW., suite 6082, Washington, DC requested, these items will be counted copy of the application package,
20006–8521. Telephone: (202) 502–7636 as part of your program narrative (Part complete it offline, and then upload and
or by e-mail: ed.mcdermott@ed.gov. III) for purposes of the page limit submit your application. You may not e-

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mail an electronic copy of a grant Submission Procedures pertaining to receipt that contains a Grants.gov
application to us. Grants.gov at http://e-Grants.ed.gov/ tracking number. (This notification
We will reject your application if you help/ indicates receipt by Grants.gov only, not
submit it in paper format unless, as GrantsgovSubmissionProcedures.pdf. receipt by the Department.) The
described elsewhere in this section, you • To submit your application via Department then will retrieve your
qualify for one of the exceptions to the Grants.gov, you must complete all steps application from Grants.gov and send a
electronic submission requirement and in the Grants.gov registration process second notification to you by e-mail.
submit, no later than two weeks before (see http://www.grants.gov/applicants/ This second notification indicates that
the application deadline date, a written get_registered.jsp). These steps include the Department has received your
statement to the Department that you (1) registering your organization, a application and has assigned your
qualify for one of these exceptions. multi-part process that includes application a PR/Award number (an ED-
Further information regarding registration with the Central Contractor specified identifying number unique to
calculation of the date that is two weeks Registry (CCR); (2) registering yourself your application).
before the application deadline date is as an Authorized Organization • We may request that you provide us
provided later in this section under Representative (AOR); and (3) getting original signatures on forms at a later
Exception to Electronic Submission authorized as an AOR by your date.
Requirement. organization. Details on these steps are Application Deadline Date Extension
You may access the electronic grant outlined in the Grants.gov 3-Step in Case of Technical Issues with the
application for the International Registration Guide (see http:// Grants.gov System: If you are
Research and Studies Program at www.grants.gov/section910/ experiencing problems submitting your
http://www.Grants.gov. You must search Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf). application through Grants.gov, please
for the downloadable application You also must provide on your contact the Grants.gov Support Desk,
package for this program by the CFDA application the same D–U–N–S Number toll free, at 1–800–518–4726. You must
number. Do not include the CFDA used with this registration. Please note obtain a Grants.gov Support Desk Case
number’s alpha suffix in your search that the registration process may take Number and must keep a record of it.
(e.g., search for 84.017, not 84.017A). five or more business days to complete, If you are prevented from
Please note the following: and you must have completed all electronically submitting your
• When you enter the Grants.gov site, registration steps to allow you to submit application on the application deadline
you will find information about successfully an application via date because of technical problems with
submitting an application electronically Grants.gov. In addition you will need to the Grants.gov system, we will grant you
through the site, as well as the hours of update your CCR registration on an an extension until 4:30 p.m.,
operation. annual basis. This may take three or Washington, DC time, the following
• Applications received by Grants.gov more business days to complete. business day to enable you to transmit
are date and time stamped. Your • You will not receive additional your application electronically or by
application must be fully uploaded and point value because you submit your hand delivery. You also may mail your
submitted and must be date and time application in electronic format, nor application by following the mailing
stamped by the Grants.gov system no will we penalize you if you qualify for instructions described elsewhere in this
later than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC an exception to the electronic notice.
time, on the application deadline date. submission requirement, as described If you submit an application after 4:30
Except as otherwise noted in this elsewhere in this section, and submit p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
section, we will not consider your your application in paper format. application deadline date, please
application if it is date and time • You must submit all documents contact the person listed under FOR
stamped by the Grants.gov system later electronically, including all information FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in
than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on you typically provide on the following section VII in this notice and provide an
the application deadline date. When we forms: Application for Federal explanation of the technical problem
retrieve your application from Assistance (SF 424), the Department of you experienced with Grants.gov, along
Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are Education Supplemental Information for with the Grants.gov Support Desk Case
rejecting your application because it SF 424, Budget Information—Non- Number. We will accept your
was date and time stamped by the Construction Programs (ED 524), and all application if we can confirm that a
Grants.gov system after 4:30 p.m., necessary assurances and certifications. technical problem occurred with the
Washington, DC time, on the Please note that two of these forms—the Grants.gov system and that that problem
application deadline date. SF 424 and the Department of Education affected your ability to submit your
• The amount of time it can take to Supplemental Information for SF 424— application by 4:30 p.m., Washington,
upload an application will vary have replaced the ED 424 (Application DC time, on the application deadline
depending on a variety of factors, for Federal Education Assistance). date. The Department will contact you
including the size of the application and • You must attach any narrative after a determination is made on
the speed of your Internet connection. sections of your application as files in whether your application will be
Therefore, we strongly recommend that a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), or accepted.
you do not wait until the application .PDF (Portable Document) format. If you
Note: The extensions to which we refer in
deadline date to begin the submission upload a file type other than the three this section apply only to the unavailability
process through Grants.gov. file types specified in this paragraph or of, or technical problems with, the Grants.gov
• You should review and follow the submit a password-protected file, we system. We will not grant you an extension
Education Submission Procedures for will not review that material. Your if you failed to fully register to submit your
submitting an application through electronic application must comply application to Grants.gov before the
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Grants.gov that are included in the with any page limit requirements application deadline date and time or if the
application package for this program to described in this notice. technical problem you experienced is
ensure that you submit your application • After you electronically submit unrelated to the Grants.gov system.
in a timely manner to the Grants.gov your application, you will receive from Exception to Electronic Submission
system. You can also find the Education Grants.gov an automatic notification of Requirement: You qualify for an

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exception to the electronic submission (2) A legible mail receipt with the Need for the project (10 points);
requirement, and may submit your date of mailing stamped by the U.S. Potential for the use of materials in
application in paper format, if you are Postal Service. other programs (5 points); Account of
unable to submit an application through (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or related materials (10 points); Likelihood
the Grants.gov system because— receipt from a commercial carrier. of achieving results (10 points);
• You do not have access to the (4) Any other proof of mailing Expected contribution to other programs
Internet; or acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S. (5 points); Plan of operation (10 points);
• You do not have the capacity to Department of Education. Quality of key personnel (5 points);
upload large documents to the If you mail your application through Budget and cost effectiveness (5 points);
Grants.gov system; and the U.S. Postal Service, we do not Evaluation plan (15 points); Adequacy
• No later than two weeks before the accept either of the following as proof of resources (5 points); Description of
application deadline date (14 calendar of mailing: final form of materials (5 points); and
days or, if the fourteenth calendar day (1) A private metered postmark. Provisions for pretesting and revision
before the application deadline date (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by (15 points).
falls on a Federal holiday, the next the U.S. Postal Service. For research, surveys and studies—
If your application is postmarked after Need for the project (10 points);
business day following the Federal
the application deadline date, we will Usefulness of expected results (10
holiday), you mail or fax a written
not consider your application. points); Development of new knowledge
statement to the Department, explaining
(10 points); Formulation of problems
which of the two grounds for an Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not
and knowledge of related research (10
exception prevent you from using the uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before
relying on this method, you should check points); Specificity of statement of
Internet to submit your application.
with your local post office. procedures (5 points); Adequacy of
If you mail your written statement to methodology and scope of project (10
the Department, it must be postmarked c. Submission of Paper Applications points); Plan of operation (10 points);
no later than two weeks before the by Hand Delivery. Quality of key personnel (10 points);
application deadline date. If you fax If you qualify for an exception to the Budget and cost effectiveness (5 points);
your written statement to the electronic submission requirement, you Evaluation plan (15 points); and
Department, we must receive the faxed (or a courier service) may deliver your Adequacy of resources (5 points).
statement no later than two weeks paper application to the Department by
before the application deadline date. hand. You must deliver the original and VI. Award Administration Information
Address and mail or fax your two copies of your application by hand, 1. Award Notices: If your application
statement to: Ed McDermott, U.S. on or before the application deadline is successful, we notify your U.S.
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, date, to the Department at the following Representative and U.S. Senators and
NW., Suite 6082, Washington, DC address: U.S. Department of Education, send you a Grant Award Notification
20006–8521. FAX: (202) 502–7860. Application Control Center, Attention: (GAN). We may notify you informally,
Your paper application must be (CFDA Number 84.017A), 550 12th also.
submitted in accordance with the mail Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center If your application is not evaluated or
or hand delivery instructions described Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. not selected for funding, we notify you.
in this notice. The Application Control Center 2. Administrative and National Policy
b. Submission of Paper Applications accepts hand deliveries daily between 8 Requirements: We identify
by Mail. a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC administrative and national policy
If you qualify for an exception to the time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and requirements in the application package
electronic submission requirement, you Federal holidays. and reference these and other
may mail (through the U.S. Postal Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of requirements in the Applicable
Service or a commercial carrier) your Paper Applications: If you mail or hand Regulations section in this notice.
application to the Department. You deliver your application to the We reference the regulations outlining
must mail the original and two copies Department— the terms and conditions of an award in
of your application, on or before the (1) You must indicate on the envelope the Applicable Regulations section in
application deadline date, to the and—if not provided by the this notice and include these and other
Department at the applicable following Department—in Item 11 of the SF 424 specific conditions in the GAN. The
address: the CFDA number, including suffix GAN also incorporates your approved
letter, if any, of the competition under application as part of your binding
By mail through the U.S. Postal Service:
which you are submitting your commitments under the grant.
U.S. Department of Education, 3. Reporting: At the end of your
application; and
Application Control Center, project period, you must submit a final
(2) The Application Control Center
Attention: (CFDA Number 84.017A), performance report, including financial
will mail to you a notification of receipt
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., information, as directed by the
of your grant application. If you do not
Washington, DC 20202–4260; or Secretary. If you receive a multi-year
receive this notification within 15
By mail through a commercial carrier: business days from the application award, you must submit an annual
U.S. Department of Education, deadline date, you should call the U.S. performance report that provides the
Application Control Center, Stop Department of Education Application most current performance and financial
4260, Attention: (CFDA Number Control Center at (202) 245–6288. expenditure information as directed by
84.017A), 7100 Old Landover Road, the Secretary under 34 CFR 75.118.
Landover, MD 20785–1506. V. Application Review Information Grantees are required to use the
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Regardless of which address you use, Selection Criteria: The selection electronic data instrument International
you must show proof of mailing criteria for this program are from 34 CFR Resource Information System (IRIS) to
consisting of one of the following: sections 655.31, 660.31, 660.32, and complete the final report. Electronically
(1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service 660.33 and are as follows: formatted instructional materials such
postmark. For instructional materials— as CDs, DVDs, videos, computer

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diskettes and books produced by the To use PDF you must have Adobe awards from the list of unfunded
grantee as part of the grant approved Acrobat Reader, which is available free applicants from this competition, this
activities are also acceptable as final at this site. If you have questions about priority is an absolute priority. Under 34
reports. The Secretary may also require using PDF, call the U.S. Government CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only
more frequent performance reports Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– applications that meet this priority.
under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, This priority is:
requirements on reporting, please go to DC, area at (202) 512–1530. The design and implementation of
http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ Note: The official version of this document character education programs that are
appforms/appforms.html. is the document published in the Federal able to be—
4. Performance Measures: Under the Register. Free Internet access to the official (A) Integrated into classroom
Government Performance and Results edition of the Federal Register and the Code instruction and consistent with State
Act of 1993 (GPRA), the objective for the of Federal Regulations is available on GPO academic content standards; and
International Research and Studies (IRS) Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ (B) carried out in conjunction with
program is to conduct research and index.html. other educational reform efforts.
support the development of materials in Competitive Preference Priority:
Dated: February 14, 2008.
less commonly taught languages and Within this absolute priority, we give
Diane Auer Jones, competitive preference to applications
area studies to inform international
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary that address the following priority. This
education. Education.
The Department will use the priority is from the notice of final
following measures to evaluate the [FR Doc. E8–3261 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am] priorities for discretionary grant
program’s success in meeting this BILLING CODE 4000–01–P programs, published in the Federal
objective. Register on January 25, 2005 (70 FR
IRS Performance Measure 1: Number 3585).
of outreach activities initiated by IRS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), we
projects that are adopted or further award up to an additional 20 points to
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools;
disseminated within a year, divided by an application, depending on how well
Overview Information; Partnerships in
the total number of IRS projects the application meets this priority.
Character Education Program; Notice
conducted in the current year. When using the priority to give
Inviting Applications for New Awards
IRS Performance Measure 2: Percent competitive preference to an
for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008
of IRS projects judged to be successful application, the Secretary will review
by the program officer, based on a Catalog of Federal Domestic applications using a two-stage process.
review of information provided in Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.215S. In the first stage, the application will be
annual performance reports. Dates: reviewed without taking the priority
The information provided by grantees Applications Available: February 21, into account. In the second stage of
in their performance reports submitted 2008. review, the applications rated highest in
via the electronic International Resource Deadline for Transmittal of stage one will be reviewed for
Information System (IRIS) performance Applications: March 31, 2008. competitive preference.
reporting tool will be the source of data Deadline for Intergovernmental This priority is:
for these measures. Review: May 30, 2008. The Secretary establishes a priority
Full Text of Announcement for projects proposing an evaluation
VII. Agency Contact plan that is based on rigorous
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ed I. Funding Opportunity Description scientifically based research methods
McDermott, International Education Purpose of Program: Under this used to assess the effectiveness of a
Programs Service, U.S. Department of program we support Federal grants to particular intervention. The Secretary
Education, 1990 K Street, NW., suite design and implement character intends that this priority will allow
6082, Washington, DC 20006–8521. education programs that can be program participants and the
Telephone: (202) 502–7636 or by e-mail: integrated into classroom instruction, Department to determine whether the
ed.mcdermott@ed.gov. that are consistent with State academic project produces meaningful effects on
If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll content standards. Such programs may student achievement or teacher
free, at 1–800–877–8339. be carried out in conjunction with other performance.
educational reform efforts, and must Evaluation methods using an
VIII. Other Information experimental design are best for
take into consideration the views of
Alternative Format: Individuals with parents, students, students with determining project effectiveness. Thus,
disabilities can obtain this document disabilities (including those with mental when feasible, the project must use an
and a copy of the application package in or physical disabilities), and other experimental design under which
an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large members of the community, including participants—e.g., students, teachers,
print, audiotape, or computer diskette) members of private, nonprofit classrooms, or schools—are randomly
on request to the program contact organizations or entities, including assigned to participate in the project
person listed under FOR FURTHER faith-based organizations and activities being evaluated or to a control
INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII in community organizations. group that does not participate in the
this notice Electronic Access to This Priorities: In accordance with 34 CFR project activities being evaluated.
Document: You can view this 75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority is from If random assignment is not feasible,
document, as well as all other Title V, Part D, Subpart 3, Section 5431 the project may use a quasi-
documents of this Department of the Elementary and Secondary experimental design with carefully
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published in the Federal Register, in Education Act of 1965, as amended by matched comparison conditions. This
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