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Ward, J.D. Mr. Project Period: Up to 60 months. can be accessed on the Internet at the
Weyman, A.S. Mr. following site:
Whittemore, A. Ms. Full Text of Announcement infocus/newfreedom.
Wood, B.H. Mr. I. Funding Opportunity Description
Wieringa, J. Rdml The Plan is comprehensive and
Wright Jr., J.W. Dr. Purpose of Program: The purpose of integrates many issues relating to
this program is to provide research disability and rehabilitation research
training and experience at an advanced topics. The Plan, which was published
Nancy Palmer, Office of Civilian Human
level to individuals with doctorates or in the Federal Register on February 15,
Resources, telephone 202–685–6665.
similar advanced degrees who have 2006 (71 FR 8165), can be accessed on
Dated: September 12, 2006. clinical or other relevant experience. the Internet at the following site:
M.A. Harvison, ARRT projects train rehabilitation
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate researchers, including individuals with osers/nidrr/policy.html.
General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register disabilities, with particular attention to Through the implementation of the
Liaison Officer. research areas that support the Plan, NIDRR seeks to— (1) Improve the
[FR Doc. E6–15506 Filed 9–18–06; 8:45 am] implementation and objectives of the quality and utility of disability and
BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended rehabilitation research; (2) Foster an
(Act), and that improve the effectiveness exchange of expertise, information, and
of services authorized under the Act. training to facilitate the advancement of
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Program Requirements: ARRT knowledge and understanding of the
projects must—(1) Recruit and select unique needs of traditionally
Office of Special Education and candidates for advanced research underserved populations; (3) Determine
Rehabilitative Services; Overview training; (2) Provide a training program best strategies and programs to improve
Information; National Institute on that includes didactic and classroom rehabilitation outcomes for underserved
Disability and Rehabilitation Research instruction, is multidisciplinary, populations; (4) Identify research gaps;
(NIDRR)—Disability and Rehabilitation emphasizes scientific methodology, and (5) Identify mechanisms of integrating
Research Projects and Centers may involve collaboration among research and practice; and (6)
Program—Advanced Rehabilitation institutions; (3) Provide research Disseminate findings.
Research Training (ARRT) Projects; experience, laboratory experience, or its
Notice Inviting Applications for New Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 762(k).
equivalent in a community-based
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 research setting, and a practicum that Applicable Regulations: (a) The
involve each individual in clinical Education Department General
Catalog of Federal Domestic Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in
research and in practical activities with
Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.133P. 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84,
Dates: Applications Available: organizations representing individuals
with disabilities; (4) Provide academic 85, 86, and 97. (b) The regulations for
September 19, 2006. Deadline for this program in 34 CFR part 350.
Transmittal of Applications: November mentorship or guidance, and
20, 2006. opportunities for scientific collaboration Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86
Eligible Applicants: Institutions of with qualified researchers at the host apply to IHEs only.
higher education (IHEs). university and other appropriate
Estimated Available Funds: $900,000. institutions; and (5) Provide II. Award Information
The Administration has requested opportunities for participation in the Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
$106,705,000 for NIDRR for FY 2007, of development of professional Estimated Available Funds: $900,000.
which we intend to use an estimated presentations and publications, and for The Administration has requested
$900,000 for the ARRT competition. The attendance at professional conferences $106,705,000 for NIDRR for FY 2007, of
actual level of funding, if any, depends and meetings, as appropriate for the which we intend to use an estimated
on final congressional action. However, individual’s field of study and level of $900,000 for the ARRT competition. The
we are inviting applications to allow experience. actual level of funding, if any, depends
enough time to complete the grant It is expected that applicants will on final congressional action. However,
process if Congress appropriates funds articulate goals, objectives, and we are inviting applications to allow
for this program. expected outcomes for the proposed enough time to complete the grant
Estimated Average Size of Awards: capacity building activities. Applicants process if Congress appropriates funds
$150,000. should describe expected public for this program.
Maximum Award: We will reject any benefits, especially benefits for Estimated Average Size of Awards:
application that proposes a budget individuals with disabilities, and $150,000.
exceeding $150,000 for a single budget propose projects that are optimally Maximum Award: We will reject any
period of 12 months. The Assistant designed to demonstrate outcomes that application that proposes a budget
Secretary for Special Education and are consistent with the proposed goals. exceeding $150,000 for a single budget
Rehabilitative Services may change the Applicants are encouraged to include period of 12 months. The Assistant
maximum amount through a notice information describing how they will Secretary for Special Education and
published in the Federal Register. measure outcomes, including the Rehabilitative Services may change the
indicators that will represent the end- maximum amount through a notice
Note: Indirect cost reimbursement on a result. Submission of this information is
training grant is limited to eight percent of published in the Federal Register.
a modified total direct cost base, defined as
voluntary except where required by the
total direct costs less stipends, tuition, and selection criteria listed in the Note: Indirect cost reimbursement on a
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application package. training grant is limited to eight percent of

related fees.
a modified total direct cost base, defined as
Estimated Number of Awards: 6. Note: This program is in concert with total direct costs less stipends, tuition, and
President George W. Bush’s New Freedom related fees.
Note: The Department is not bound by any Initiative (NFI) and NIDRR’s Final Long-
estimates in this notice. Range Plan for FY 2005–2009 (Plan). The NFI Estimated Number of Awards: 6.

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Note: The Department is not bound by any • Use a font that is either 12 point or If you choose to submit your
estimates in this notice. larger or no smaller than 10 pitch application electronically, you must use
Project Period: Up to 60 months. (characters per inch). the Apply site at: http://
The suggested page limit does not Through this site, you
III. Eligibility Information apply to Part I, the cover sheet; Part II, will be able to download a copy of the
1. Eligible Applicants: IHEs. the budget section, including the application package, complete it offline,
2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This narrative budget justification; Part IV, and then upload and submit your
competition does not involve cost the assurances and certifications; or the application. You may not e-mail an
sharing or matching. one-page abstract, the resumes, the electronic copy of a grant application to
bibliography, or the letters of support. us.
IV. Application and Submission However, you must include all of the You may access the electronic grant
Information application narrative in Part III. application for Advanced Rehabilitation
1. Address to Request Application The application package will provide Research Training (ARRT) Projects at:
Package: You may obtain an application instructions for completing all You must search
package via Internet or from the components to be included in the for the downloadable application
Education Publications Center (ED application. Each application must package for this program by the CFDA
Pubs). To obtain a copy via Internet use include a cover sheet (Standard Form number. Do not include the CFDA
the following address: http:// 424); budget requirements (ED Form number’s alpha suffix in your search. 524) and budget narrative justification; Please note the following:
grantapps/index.html. other required forms; an abstract, • Your participation in is
To obtain a copy from ED Pubs, write Human Subjects narrative, Part III voluntary.
or call the following: Education narrative; resumes of staff; and other • When you enter the site,
Publications Center, P.O. Box 1398, related materials, if applicable. you will find information about
Jessup, MD 20794–1398. Telephone (toll 3. Submission Dates and Times: submitting an application electronically
free): 1–877–433–7827. FAX: (301) 470– Applications Available: September 19, through the site, as well as the hours of
1244. If you use a telecommunications 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of operation.
device for the deaf (TDD), you may call Applications: November 20, 2006. • Applications received by
(toll free): 1–877–576–7734. Applications for grants under this are time and date stamped. Your
You may also contact ED Pubs at its competition may be submitted application must be fully uploaded and
Web site: electronically using the submitted, and must be date/time
edpubs.html or you may contact ED Apply site (, or in paper stamped by the system no
Pubs at its e-mail address: format by mail or hand delivery. For later than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC information (including dates and times) time, on the application deadline date.
If you request an application from ED about how to submit your application Except as otherwise noted in this
Pubs, be sure to identify this electronically, or by mail or hand section, we will not consider your
competition as follows: CFDA Number delivery, please refer to section IV. 6. application if it is date/time stamped by
84.133P. Other Submission Requirements in this the system later than 4:30
Individuals with disabilities may notice. p.m., Washington, DC time, on the
obtain a copy of the application package We do not consider an application application deadline date. When we
in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, that does not comply with the deadline retrieve your application from
large print, audiotape, or computer requirements., we will notify you if we are
diskette) by contacting the program 4. Intergovernmental Review: This rejecting your application because it
contact person listed under FOR FURTHER program is not subject to Executive was date/time stamped by the
INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 system after 4:30 p.m.,
this notice. CFR part 79. Washington, DC time, on the
2. Content and Form of Application 5. Funding Restrictions: We reference application deadline date.
Submission: Requirements concerning regulations outlining funding • The amount of time it can take to
the content of an application, together restrictions in the Applicable upload an application will vary
with the forms you must submit, are in Regulations section of this notice. depending on a variety of factors
the application package for this 6. Other Submission Requirements: including the size of the application and
competition. Applications for grants under this the speed of your Internet connection.
Page Limit: The application narrative competition may be submitted Therefore, we strongly recommend that
(Part III of the application) is where you, electronically or in paper format by mail you do not wait until the application
the applicant, address the selection or hand delivery. deadline date to begin the application
criteria that reviewers use to evaluate a. Electronic Submission of process through
your application. We recommend that Applications. We have been accepting • You should review and follow the
you limit Part III to the equivalent of no applications electronically through the Education Submission Procedures for
more than 75 pages, using the following Department’s e-Application system submitting an application through
standards: since FY 2000. In order to expand on that are included in the
• A ‘‘page’’ is 8.5’’ x 11’’, on one side those efforts and comply with the application package for this competition
only, with 1’’ margins at the top, President’s Management Agenda, we are to ensure that you submit your
bottom, and both sides. continuing to participate as a partner in application in a timely manner to the
• Double space (no more than three the new government wide system. You can also find the
lines per vertical inch) all text in the Apply site in FY 2007. Advanced Education Submission Procedures
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application narrative. Single spacing Rehabilitation Research Training pertaining to at http://e-
may be used for titles, headings, (ARRT) Projects—CFDA Number
footnotes, quotations, references, and 84.133P is one of the programs included GrantsgovSubmissionProcedures.pdf.
captions, as well as all text in charts, in this project. We request your • To submit your application via
tables, figures, and graphs. participation in, you must complete all of the

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steps in the registration Application Deadline Date Extension in (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service
process (see Case of System Unavailability postmark,
applicants/get_registered.jsp). (2) A legible mail receipt with the
If you are prevented from date of mailing stamped by the U.S.
These steps include (1) registering electronically submitting your Postal Service,
your organization, (2) registering application on the application deadline (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or
yourself as an Authorized Organization date because of technical problems with receipt from a commercial carrier, or
Representative (AOR), and (3) getting the system, we will grant you (4) Any other proof of mailing
authorized as an AOR by your an extension until 4:30 p.m., acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S.
organization. Details on these steps are Washington, DC time, the following Department of Education.
outlined in the 3-Step business day to enable you to transmit If you mail your application through
Registration Guide (see http:// your application electronically, or by the U.S. Postal Service, we do not hand delivery. You also may mail your accept either of the following as proof
Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf). application by following the mailing of mailing:
You also must provide on your instructions as described elsewhere in (1) A private metered postmark, or
application the same D-U-N-S Number this notice. If you submit an application (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by
used with this registration. Please note after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the U.S. Postal Service.
that the registration process may take the deadline date, please contact the If your application is postmarked after
five or more business days to complete, person listed elsewhere in this notice the application deadline date, we will
and you must have completed all under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION not consider your application.
registration steps to allow you to CONTACT, and provide an explanation of
Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not
successfully submit an application via the technical problem you experienced uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before with, along with the relying on this method, you should check Support Desk Case Number with your local post office.
• You will not receive additional (if available). We will accept your
point value because you submit your c. Submission of Paper Applications
application if we can confirm that a by Hand Delivery. If you submit your
application in electronic format, nor technical problem occurred with the
will we penalize you if you submit your application in paper format by hand system and that that problem delivery, you (or a courier service) must
application in paper format. affected your ability to submit your deliver the original and two copies of
• You must submit all documents application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, your application by hand, on or before
electronically, including the following DC time, on the application deadline the application deadline date, to the
forms: Application for Federal date. The Department will contact you Department at the following address:
Assistance (SF 424), the Department of after a determination is made on U.S. Department of Education,
Education Supplemental Information for whether your application will be Application Control Center, Attention:
SF 424, Budget Information—Non- accepted. (CFDA Number 84.133P), 550 12th
Construction Programs (ED 524), and all Note: Extensions referred to in this section Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center
necessary assurances and certifications. apply only to the unavailability of or Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260.
Please note that two of these forms—the technical problems with the The Application Control Center
SF 424 and the Department of Education system. We will not grant you an extension accepts hand deliveries daily between
Supplemental Information for SF 424— if you failed to fully register to submit your 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC
have replaced the ED 424 (Application application to before the deadline time, except Saturdays, Sundays and
for Federal Education Assistance). You date and time or if the technical problem you Federal holidays.
experienced is unrelated to the
must attach any narrative sections of system. Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper
your application as files in a .DOC Applications: If you mail or hand deliver
(document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF b. Submission of Paper Applications your application to the Department:
(Portable Document) format. If you by Mail. If you submit your application (1) You must indicate on the envelope
upload a file type other than the three in paper format by mail (through the and—if not provided by the Department—in
file types specified above or submit a U.S. Postal Service or a commercial Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number—
password protected file, we will not carrier), you must mail the original and and suffix letter, if any—of the competition
two copies of your application, on or under which you are submitting your
review that material. application.
before the application deadline date, to
• Your electronic application must (2) The Application Control Center will
the Department at the applicable mail a grant application receipt
comply with any page limit
following address: acknowledgment to you. If you do not receive
requirements described in this notice.
By mail through the U.S. Postal the grant application receipt
• After you electronically submit Service: U.S. Department of Education, acknowledgment within 15 business days
your application, you will receive an Application Control Center, Attention: from the application deadline date, you
automatic acknowledgment from should call the U.S. Department of Education
(CFDA Number 84.133P), 400 Maryland that contains a Application Control Center at (202) 245–
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202– 6288.
tracking number. The Department will 4260; or
retrieve your application from By mail through a commercial carrier: V. Application Review Information and send you a second U.S. Department of Education,
confirmation by e-mail that will include Selection Criteria:
Application Control Center—Stop 4260, The selection criteria for this
a PR/Award number (an ED-specified Attention: (CFDA Number 84.133P), competition are from 34 CFR 350.54 and
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identifying number unique to your 7100 Old Landover Road, Landover, MD

application). are listed in the application package.
• We may request that you provide us Regardless of which address you use, VI. Award Administration Information
original signatures on forms at a later you must show proof of mailing 1. Award Notices: If your application
date. consisting of one of the following: is successful, we notify your U.S.

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Representative and U.S. Senators and • The percentage of NIDRR-supported 1–888–293–6498; or in the Washington,
send you a Grant Award Notification fellows, post-doctoral trainees, and DC area at (202) 512–1530.
(GAN). We may also notify you doctoral students who publish results of
Note: The official version of this document
informally. NIDRR-sponsored research in refereed is the document published in the Federal
If your application is not evaluated or journals. Register. Free Internet access to the official
not selected for funding, we notify you. NIDRR uses information submitted by edition of the Federal Register and the Code
2. Administrative and National Policy grantees as part of their Annual of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
Requirements: We identify Performance Reports (APRs) for these Access at:
administrative and national policy reviews. NIDRR also determines, using index.html.
requirements in the application package information submitted as part of the
and reference these and other Dated: September 13, 2006.
APR, the number of publications in
requirements in the Applicable John H. Hager,
refereed journals that are based on
Regulations section of this notice. NIDRR-funded research and Assistant Secretary for Special Education and
We reference the regulations outlining Rehabilitative Services.
development activities.
the terms and conditions of an award in [FR Doc. E6–15547 Filed 9–18–06; 8:45 am]
Department of Education program
the Applicable Regulations section of performance reports, which include BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
this notice and include these and other information on NIDRR programs, are
specific conditions in the GAN. The available on the Department’s Web site:
GAN also incorporates your approved DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
application as part of your binding opepd/sas/index.html.
commitments under the grant. Federal Energy Regulatory
Updates on the Government
3. Reporting: At the end of your Commission
Performance and Results Act of 1993
project period, you must submit a final (GPRA) indicators, revisions and [Docket Nos. EL00–95–135; EL00–98–122]
performance report, including financial methods appear on the NIDRR Program
information, as directed by the Review Web site: http:// California Independent System
Secretary. If you receive a multi-year Operator Corporation; Notice of
award, you must submit an annual pmconcepts.htm. Compliance Filing
performance report that provides the Grantees should consult these sites,
most current performance and financial September 13, 2006.
on a regular basis, to obtain details and Take notice that on September 1,
expenditure information as specified by explanations on how NIDRR programs
the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. 2006, California Independent System
contribute to the advancement of the Operator Corporation (CAISO) tendered
Note: NIDRR will provide information by Department’s long-term and annual for filing an Offer of Settlement and
letter to grantees on how and when to submit performance goals. Amended Compliance filed on August
the report.
VII. Agency Contact 5, 2005.
4. Performance Measures: To evaluate Any person desiring to intervene or to
the overall success of its research FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: protest this filing must file in
program, NIDRR assesses the quality of Donna Nangle, U.S. Department of accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of
its funded projects through review of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., the Commission’s Rules of Practice and
grantee performance and products. Each room 6030, Potomac Center Plaza, Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214).
year, NIDRR examines, through expert Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: Protests will be considered by the
review, a portion of its grantees to (202) 245–7462 or by e-mail: Commission in determining the
determine: appropriate action to be taken, but will
• The percentage of newly awarded If you use a telecommunications not serve to make protestants parties to
NIDRR projects that are multi-site, device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the proceeding. Any person wishing to
collaborative controlled studies of the TDD number at (202) 245–7317 or become a party must file a notice of
interventions and programs. the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at intervention or motion to intervene, as
• The number of accomplishments 1–800–877–8339. appropriate. Such notices, motions, or
(e.g., new or improved tools, methods, Individuals with disabilities may protests must be filed on or before the
discoveries, standards, interventions, obtain this document in an alternative comment date. Anyone filing a motion
programs, or devices) developed or format (e.g., Braille, large print, to intervene or protest must serve a copy
tested with NIDRR funding that have audiotape, or computer diskette) on of that document on the Applicant and
been judged by expert panels to be of request to the program contact person all the parties in this proceeding.
high quality and to advance the field. listed in this section. The Commission encourages
• The percentage of grantee research III. Other Information
electronic submission of protests and
and development that has appropriate interventions in lieu of paper using the
study design, meets rigorous standards Electronic Access to This Document: ‘‘eFiling’’ link at
of scientific and/or engineering You may view this document, as well as Persons unable to file electronically
methods, and builds on and contributes all other documents of this Department should submit an original and 14 copies
to knowledge in the field. published in the Federal Register, in of the protest or intervention to the
• The average number of publications text or Adobe Portable Document Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
per award based on NIDRR-funded Format (PDF) on the Internet at the 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC
research and development activities in following site: 20426.
refereed journals. fedregister. This filing is accessible on-line at
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• The percentage of new grants that To use PDF you must have Adobe, using the
include studies funded by NIDRR that Acrobat Reader, which is available free ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for
assess the effectiveness of interventions, at this site. If you have questions about review in the Commission’s Public
programs, and devices using rigorous using PDF, call the U.S. Government Reference Room in Washington, DC.
and appropriate methods. Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the

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