[Federal Register: March 10, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 46)]
[Page 11848-11849]
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[CFDA No. 84.335]

Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program

    Notice of final priority and invitation for applications for new
awards for fiscal year (FY) 1999.
    Purpose of Program: The Child Care Access Means Parents in School 
Program supports the participation of low-income parents in 
postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child 
care services.

Effective Date: The priority in this notice takes effect April 9, 1999.
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that have a 
total amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to students 
enrolled at the institution of higher education for the preceding 
fiscal year that equals or exceeds $350,000.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 6, 1999.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 5, 1999.
    Applications Available: March 15, 1999.
    Available Funds: $5,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$200,000. An institution will be 
eligible for a maximum grant award equal to 1 percent of its Federal 
Pell Grant disbursement, with no grant being less than $10,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $125,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 40.
    Project Period: 48 months.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, and 86.
    In preparing applications, applicants should pay particular 
attention to the requirements in section 427 of the General Education 
Provisions Act (GEPA), as detailed later in this notice. Applicants 
must address the requirements in section 427 in order to receive 
funding under this competition. Section 427 requires each applicant to 
describe the steps it proposes to take for addressing one or more 
barriers (i.e., gender, race, national origin, color, disability, or 
age) that can impede equitable access to, or participation in, the 
program. A restatement of compliance with civil rights requirements is 
not sufficient to meet the requirements in section 427 of GEPA. Because 
there are no program-specific regulations for the Child Care Access 
Means Parents in School Program, applicants are encouraged to read the 
authorizing statute in section 419N of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended (HEA).
    Waiver of Rulemaking: It is generally the practice of the Secretary 
to offer interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposed 
priorities. However, in order to make awards on a timely basis, the 
Secretary has decided to publish this priority in final under the 
authority of section 437(d) of GEPA (20 U.S.C. 1232(d)). Further, the 
Secretary has determined that, to make grants under this competition 
before the funds expire, the use of negotiated rulemaking would be 
impracticable and contrary to the public interest under section 
492(b)(2) of the HEA.
    Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) and 20 U.S.C. 1070e(d) the 
Secretary gives preference to applications that meet the following 
competitive priority. The Secretary awards 10 points to an application 
that meets this competitive priority. These points are in addition to 
any points the application earns under the selection criteria:
    Projects that leverage significant local or institutional 
resources, including in-kind contributions to support the activities, 
and use a sliding fee scale for child care services provided by a 
facility assisted under this grant in order to support a high number of 
low-income parents pursuing postsecondary education at the institution.
    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, the Secretary uses selection criteria under 34 
CFR 75.209 and 75.210 of EDGAR. The Secretary informs applicants in the 
application package of the selection criteria and factors, if any, to 
be used for this competition and of the maximum weight assigned to each 
    Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to the 
requirements of Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR 
part 79. The objective of the Executive order is to foster an 
intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened federalism by relying 
on processes developed by State and local governments for coordination 
and review of proposed Federal financial assistance.
    In accordance with the order, this document is intended to provide 
early notification of the Department's specific plans and actions for 
this program.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Cynthia Brown, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Suite 600A, Portals 
Building, Washington, DC 20202-5247. Telephone: (202) 260-8458. E-mail: 
Cindy__Brown@ed.gov Individuals who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 
1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through 
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 
paragraph. Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the 
application package in an alternate format, also, by contacting that 
person. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an 
alternate format the standard forms included in the application 

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070e.

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    Dated: March 4, 1999.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-5975 Filed 3-9-99; 8:45 am]