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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION desire to reduce excessive and 606 of IDEA). (b) Each applicant and
repetitious paperwork, administrative grant recipient funded under this
[CFDA No. 84.326P] burden, and non-instructional teacher program must involve individuals with
time and, at the same time, increase the disabilities or parents of individuals
The Individuals With Disabilities
resources and time available for with disabilities ages birth through 26 in
Education Act Paperwork Waiver
classroom instruction and other planning, implementing, and evaluating
Demonstration Program
activities focused on improving the project (see section 682(a)(1)(A) of
AGENCY: Office of Special Education and educational and functional results of IDEA).
Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), children with disabilities.
I. Application and Submission
Department of Education. Through the Paperwork Waiver
Information
ACTION: Notice announcing application Program, established under section
deadline. 609(a) of the Act, the Secretary may 1. Address to Request Application
grant waivers to States (including Puerto Package: Education Publications Center
SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Waiver Rico, the District of Columbia and the (ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD
Demonstration Program (Paperwork outlying areas) of certain statutory and 20794–1398. Telephone, toll free: 1–
Waiver Program), the Assistant regulatory requirements under part B of 877–433–7827. FAX: (301) 470–1244. If
Secretary for Special Education and the Act for up to four years. These you use a telecommunications device
Rehabilitative Services will select up to waivers may not affect the right of a for the deaf (TDD), call, toll free: 1–877–
15 States to participate in a single, one- child with a disability to receive a free 576–7734.
time only pilot program. State proposals appropriate public education (FAPE) You can contact ED Pubs at its Web
approved under this program will create and must preserve the basic rights of site, also: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/
opportunities for participating States to students with disabilities. edpubs.html or you may contact ED
reduce paperwork burdens and other On December 19, 2005, we published Pubs at its e-mail address:
administrative duties in order to a notice of proposed requirements and edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
increase time for instruction and other selection criteria for the Paperwork If you request an application package
activities, while preserving students’ Waiver Program in the Federal Register from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this
civil rights and promoting improved (70 FR 75161). After consideration of competition as follows: CFDA Number
educational and functional results for the public comments received on this 84.326P.
children with disabilities. In this notice notice, we established final additional Individuals with disabilities can
we establish the deadline for requirements and selection criteria for obtain a copy of the application package
submission of the Paperwork Waiver this program. On July 6, 2007, we in an alternative format (e.g., Braille,
Program applications. published the notice of final additional large print, audiotape, or computer
Applications Available: October 12, requirements and selection criteria for diskette) by contacting the person or
2007. this program in the Federal Register (72 team listed under Alternative Format in
Deadline for Transmittal of FR 36970). section IV of this notice.
2. Content and Form of Application
Applications: February 11, 2008. Who Is Eligible for an Award Under the Submission: Requirements concerning
Applications to participate in the Paperwork Waiver Program? the content of an application, together
Paperwork Waiver Program may be
Eligible applicants under the with the forms you must submit, are in
submitted electronically using the
Paperwork Waiver Program are: State the application package for this
Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.gov), or in
educational agencies (SEAs) in any competition.
paper format by mail or hand delivery.
State, including the District of Page Limit: The application narrative
For information (including dates and
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto (Part III of the application) is where you,
times) about how to submit your
Rico, and each of the outlying areas. the applicant, address the selection
application electronically, or in paper
Funding and Award Information criteria that reviewers use to evaluate
format by mail or hand delivery, please
Estimated Available Funds: $150,000. your application. We suggest that you
refer to section I. 5. Other Submission
Estimated Average Size of Awards: limit Part III to the equivalent of no
Requirements in this notice.
$10,000. more than 65 pages, using the following
We do not consider an application
Estimated Number of Awards: 15. standards:
that does not comply with the deadline • A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5″ x 11″, on one side
requirements. Project Period: 48 months.
only, with 1″ margins at the top, bottom,
Individuals with disabilities who Note: The Department is not bound by any
and both sides.
need an accommodation or auxiliary aid estimates in this notice.
• Double space (no more than three
in connection with the application Applicable Regulations: (a) The lines per vertical inch) all text in the
process should contact the person listed Education Department General application narrative, including titles,
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in headings, footnotes, quotations,
CONTACT. 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, references, and captions, as well as all
Deadline for Intergovernmental 85, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The notice of final text in charts, tables, figures, and
Review: April 9, 2008. additional requirements and selection graphs.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: criteria for this program, published in • Use a font that is either 12 point or
Background: The Paperwork Waiver the Federal Register on July 6, 2007 (72 larger or no smaller than 10 pitch
Program is one of two demonstration FR 36970). (characters per inch).
programs authorized under the Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1408, The page limit does not apply to Part
Individuals with Disabilities Education 1463, and 1481. I, the cover sheet; Part II, the budget
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Act, as amended by the Individuals with General Requirements: (a) The section, including the narrative budget
Disabilities Education Improvement Act projects funded under this program justification; Part IV, the assurances and
of 2004 (Act). These demonstration must make positive efforts to employ certifications; the one-page abstract, the
programs are designed to address and advance in employment qualified resumes, the bibliography, the
parents’, special educators’ and States’ individuals with disabilities (see section references, or the letters of support.

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However, the page limit does apply to retrieve your application from Information for SF 424, Budget
all of the application narrative section. Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are Information—Non-Construction
3. Intergovernmental Review: This rejecting your application because it Programs (ED 524), and all necessary
program is subject to Executive Order was date and time stamped by the assurances and certifications. Please
12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR Grants.gov system after 4:30 p.m., note that two of these forms—the SF 424
part 79. Information about Washington, DC time, on the and the Department of Education
Intergovernmental Review of Federal application deadline date. Supplemental Information for SF 424—
Programs under Executive Order 12372 • The amount of time it can take to have replaced the ED 424 (Application
is in the application package for this upload an application will vary for Federal Education Assistance).
competition. depending on a variety of factors, • If you submit your application
4. Funding Restrictions: We reference including the size of the application and electronically, you must attach any
regulations outlining funding the speed of your Internet connection. narrative sections of your application as
restrictions in the Applicable Therefore, we strongly recommend that files in a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich
Regulations section in this notice. you do not wait until the application text), or .PDF (Portable Document)
5. Other Submission Requirements: deadline date to begin the submission format. If you upload a file type other
Applications under this competition process through Grants.gov. than the three file types specified in this
may be submitted electronically or in • You should review and follow the paragraph or submit a password-
paper format by mail or hand delivery. Education Submission Procedures for protected file, we will not review that
a. Electronic Submission of submitting an application through material.
Applications. Grants.gov that are included in the • Your electronic application must
To comply with the President’s application package for this competition comply with any page-limit
Management Agenda, we are to ensure that you submit your requirements described in this notice.
participating as a partner in the application in a timely manner to the • After you electronically submit
Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site. Grants.gov system. You can also find the your application, you will receive from
Paperwork Waiver Program, CFDA Education Submission Procedures Grants.gov an automatic notification of
Number 84.326P, is included in this pertaining to Grants.gov at http://e- receipt that contains a Grants.gov
project. We request your participation in Grants.ed.gov/help/ tracking number. (This notification
Grants.gov. GrantsgovSubmissionProcedures.pdf. indicates receipt by Grants.gov only, not
If you choose to submit your • To submit your application via receipt by the Department.) The
application electronically, you must use Grants.gov, you must complete all steps Department then will retrieve your
the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply in the Grants.gov registration process application from Grants.gov and send a
site at http://www.Grants.gov. Through (see http://www.grants.gov/applicants/ second notification to you by e-mail.
this site, you will be able to download get_registered.jsp). These steps include This second notification indicates that
a copy of the application package, (1) registering your organization, a the Department has received your
complete it offline, and then upload and multi-part process that includes application and has assigned your
submit your application. You may not registration with the Central Contractor application a PR/Award number (an ED-
e-mail an electronic copy of an Registry (CCR); (2) registering yourself specified identifying number unique to
application to us. as an Authorized Organization your application).
You may access the electronic Representative (AOR); and (3) getting • We may request that you provide us
application for the Paperwork Waiver authorized as an AOR by your original signatures on forms at a later
Program competition at http:// organization. Details on these steps are date.
www.Grants.gov. You must search for outlined in the Grants.gov 3-Step Application Deadline Date Extension
the downloadable application package Registration Guide (see http:// in Case of Technical Issues with the
for this program or competition by the www.grants.gov/section910/Grants. Grants.gov System: If you are
CFDA number. Do not include the govRegistrationBrochure.pdf). You also experiencing problems submitting your
CFDA number’s alpha suffix in your must provide on your application the application through Grants.gov, please
search (e.g., search for 84.326, not same D-U-N-S Number used with this contact the Grants.gov Support Desk at
84.326P). registration. Please note that the 1–800–518–4726. You must obtain a
Please note the following: registration process may take five or Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number
• Your participation in Grants.gov is more business days to complete, and and must keep a record of it.
voluntary. you must have completed all If you are prevented from
• When you enter the Grants.gov site, registration steps to allow you to submit electronically submitting your
you will find information about successfully an application via application on the application deadline
submitting an application electronically Grants.gov. In addition you will need to date because of technical problems with
through the site, as well as the hours of update your CCR registration on an the Grants.gov system, we will grant you
operation. annual basis. This may take three or an extension until 4:30 p.m.,
• Applications received by Grants.gov more business days to complete. Washington, DC time, the following
are date and time stamped. Your • You will not receive additional business day to enable you to transmit
application must be fully uploaded and point value because you submit your your application electronically or by
submitted and must be date and time application in electronic format, nor hand delivery. You also may mail your
stamped by the Grants.gov system no will we penalize you if you submit your application by following the mailing
later than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC application in paper format. instructions described elsewhere in this
time, on the application deadline date. • If you submit your application notice.
Except as otherwise noted in this electronically, you must submit all If you submit an application after 4:30
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section, we will not consider your documents electronically, including all p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
application if it is date and time information you typically provide on application deadline date, please
stamped by the Grants.gov system later the following forms: Application for contact the person listed under FOR
than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on Federal Assistance (SF 424), the FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in
the application deadline date. When we Department of Education Supplemental section III in this notice and provide an

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explanation of the technical problem Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not Room 5075, PCP, Washington, DC
you experienced with Grants.gov, along uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before 20202–2550. Telephone: (202) 245–
with the Grants.gov Support Desk Case relying on this method, you should check 7363. If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll
with your local post office.
Number. We will accept your free, at 1–800–877–8339.
application if we can confirm that a c. Submission of Paper Applications Electronic Access to This Document:
technical problem occurred with the by Hand Delivery. You may view this document, as well as
Grants.gov system and that that problem If you submit your application in all other documents of this Department
affected your ability to submit your paper format by hand delivery, you (or published in the Federal Register, in
application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, a courier service) must deliver the text or Adobe Portable Document
DC time, on the application deadline original and two copies of your Format (PDF) on the Internet at the
date. The Department will contact you application by hand, on or before the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/
after a determination is made on application deadline date, to the fedregister.
whether your application will be Department at the following address: To use PDF you must have Adobe
accepted. U.S. Department of Education, Acrobat Reader, which is available free
Application Control Center, Attention: at this site. If you have questions about
Note: The extensions to which we refer in
(CFDA Number 84.326P), 550 12th using PDF, call the U.S. Government
this section apply only to the unavailability
of, or technical problems with, the Grants.gov Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1–
system. We will not grant you an extension Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. 888–293–6498; or in the Washington,
if you failed to fully register to submit your The Application Control Center DC, area at (202) 512–1530.
application to Grants.gov before the accepts hand deliveries daily between 8
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC Note: The official version of this document
application deadline date and time or if the
is the document published in the Federal
technical problem you experienced is time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and Register. Free Internet access to the official
unrelated to the Grants.gov system. Federal holidays. edition of the Federal Register and the Code
b. Submission of Paper Applications Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
by Mail. Applications: If you mail or hand deliver Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
If you submit your application in your application to the Department— index.html.
paper format by mail (through the U.S. (1) You must indicate on the envelope
Postal Service or a commercial carrier), and—if not provided by the Department—in Dated: October 9, 2007.
you must mail the original and two Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number, William W. Knudsen,
including suffix letter, if any, of the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special
copies of your application, on or before competition under which you are submitting
the application deadline date, to the Education and Rehabilitative Services.
your application; and
Department at the applicable following (2) The Application Control Center will [FR Doc. E7–20154 Filed 10–11–07; 8:45 am]
address: mail to you a notification of receipt of your BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
By mail through the U.S. Postal Service: application. If you do not receive this
U.S. Department of Education, notification within 15 business days from the
Application Control Center, application deadline date, you should call DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
the U.S. Department of Education
Attention: (CFDA Number 84.326P), [CFDA No. 84.326Q]
Application Control Center at (202) 245–
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 6288.
Washington, DC 20202–4260. The Individuals With Disabilities
or II. Application Review Information Education Act Multi-Year
By mail through a commercial carrier: Individualized Education Program
U.S. Department of Education, Selection Criteria: The selection Demonstration Program
Application Control Center, Stop criteria for this competition are from the
4260, Attention: (CFDA Number notice of final additional requirements AGENCY: Office of Special Education and
84.326P), 7100 Old Landover Road, and selection criteria for this program, Rehabilitative Services (OSERS),
Landover, MD 20785–1506. published in the Federal Register (72 Department of Education.
Regardless of which address you use, FR 36970) on July 6, 2007, and are listed ACTION: Notice announcing application
you must show proof of mailing in the application package. deadline.
consisting of one of the following: III. Agency Contact SUMMARY: Under the Multi-Year
(1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Individualized Education Program (IEP)
postmark.
Patricia Gonzalez, U.S. Department of Demonstration Program (Multi-Year IEP
(2) A legible mail receipt with the
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Program), the Assistant Secretary for
date of mailing stamped by the U.S.
Room 4082, Potomac Center Plaza Special Education and Rehabilitative
Postal Service.
(3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or (PCP), Washington, DC 20202–2600. Services will select up to 15 States to
receipt from a commercial carrier. Telephone: (202) 245–7355. participate in a single one-time only
(4) Any other proof of mailing If you use a TDD, call the Federal pilot program. State proposals approved
acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S. Relay Service (FRS), toll-free, at 1–800– under this program will create
Department of Education. 877–8339. opportunities for participating local
If you mail your application through educational agencies (LEAs) to improve
IV. Other Information long-term planning for children with
the U.S. Postal Service, we do not
accept either of the following as proof Alternative Format: Individuals with disabilities through the development
of mailing: disabilities can obtain this document and use of comprehensive multi-year
(1) A private metered postmark. and a copy of the application package in IEPs. Additionally, the pilot program
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(2) A mail receipt that is not dated by an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large will focus on an identified national
the U.S. Postal Service. print, audiotape, or computer diskette) need to reduce the paperwork burden
If your application is postmarked after by contacting the Grants and Contracts associated with IEPs while preserving
the application deadline date, we will Services Team, U.S. Department of students’ civil rights and promoting
not consider your application. Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., academic achievement. In this notice we

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