[Federal Register: June 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 116)]
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Part IV

Department of Education
Elementary and Secondary Education; Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services; Native Hawaiian Programs; Notices

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education-School Improvement 
Programs; Native Hawaiian Curriculum Development, Teacher Training and 
Recruitment Program

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Final Priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000.


SUMMARY: The Secretary announces final funding priorities for the 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 grant competition under the Native Hawaiian 
Curriculum Development, Teacher Training and Recruitment Program. After 
funding continuation awards, the Secretary would use the remaining FY 
2000 funds available under the program to award new grants to support 
activities in one or more of the following areas: (1) Computer literacy 
and technology education, (2) agriculture education partnerships, (3) 
astronomy, (4) indigenous health, (5) waste management innovation, (6) 
prisoner education, and (7) marine resource management.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 17, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Lynn Thomas, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., FOB6, Room 3C124, Mail Stop 6140, 
Washington, DC 20202. Telephone 202-260-1541. The e-mail address for 
Mrs. Thomas is: lynn_thomas@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.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 

    Note: This notice of final priorities does not solicit 
applications. A notice inviting applications under this competition 
is published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. The 
notice inviting applications will specify the deadline date which 
applications for an award must be mailed or hand-delivered to the 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary published a notice of proposed 
priorities for this competition in the Federal Register on March 21, 
2000, (65 FR 15139-15140). There are no differences between the 
priorities in the notice of proposed priorities and this notice of 
final priorities.
    Comment: In the notice of proposed priorities, the Secretary 
invited comments on the proposed priorities. The only substantive 
comment we received suggested that prisoner education receive the 
highest priority and the largest portion of the funding.
    Discussion: The Secretary believes that there is a need for 
services in each of the priority areas, and will determine the amount 
of funding to be awarded under each priority on the basis of the 
quality of the applications received.
    Changes: None.
    Absolute Priorities: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), the Secretary gives 
an absolute preference to applications that focus entirely on 
activities in one of the following seven areas:
    (1) Computer literacy and technology education--to support 
curriculum development, teacher training, and model programs designed 
to increase computer literacy and access for Native Hawaiian elementary 
and secondary school students;
    (2) Agriculture education partnerships--to support the integration 
of agricultural and businesses practices into high school curriculum 
through the expansion of partnerships between community-based 
agricultural businesses and high schools with high concentrations of 
Native Hawaiian students;
    (3) Astronomy--to support the development of educational programs 
in astronomy for Native Hawaiian elementary and secondary school 
students to assist them in reaching challenging science and mathematics 
standards and to encourage them to enter the field of astronomy;
    (4) Indigenous health--to support curriculum development, teacher 
training, and instruction activities that will foster a better 
understanding and knowledge of Native Hawaiian traditional medicine, 
particularly among Native Hawaiian elementary and secondary students;
    (5) Waste management innovation--to study and document traditional 
Hawaiian practices of sustainable waste management and to prepare 
teaching materials for educational purposes and for demonstration on 
the use of native Hawaiian plants and animals for waste treatment and 
environmental remediation;
    (6) Prisoner education--to support programs that target juvenile 
offenders and/or youth at risk of becoming juvenile offenders. 
Comprehensive and culturally sensitive strategies for reaching the 
target population will include family counseling, basic education/jobs 
skills training, and the involvement of community elders as mentors; 
    (7) Marine resource management--to support programs designed to 
teach Native Hawaiian elementary and secondary students about 
traditional fishery management techniques used in the Native Hawaiian 

    Program Authority: Section 9209 of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. 7909).

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    Dated: June 12, 2000.
Michael Cohen,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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