[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 13 (Friday, January 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 3194]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-210]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA Nos: 84.334A and 84.334S]


Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher and Student 
Development Service

ACTION: Notice Announcing Technical Assistance Workshops for fiscal 
year (FY) 2005 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate 
Programs (GEAR UP) Program.

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SUMMARY: This notice provides information about three one-day technical 
assistance workshops to assist institutions of higher education, local 
education agencies, and States interested in preparing grant 
applications for FY 2005 new awards under the Gaining Early Awareness 
and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program. Program 
staff will present information about the purpose of the GEAR UP 
Program, selection criteria, application content, submission 
procedures, and reporting requirements.
    Although the Department has not yet announced an application 
deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2005 competition, the 
Department is holding these workshops to give potential applicants 
guidance for preparing applications for the competition we expect to 
conduct in FY 2005. Specific requirements for the FY 2005 competition 
will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. This notice 
announces the technical assistance workshops only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Oliphant, Gaining Early 
Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program, 
U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6101, 
Washington, DC 20006-8513. Telephone: (202) 502-7676.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you 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, audio tape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The technical assistance workshops will be 
held as follows:
    1. Washington, DC: Monday, January 31, Registration, 8-9 a.m.
     Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC, Telephone: 202-483-3000.
    2. Sacramento, CA: Wednesday, February 2, Registration, 8-9 a.m.
     Red Lion Hotel 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA, Telephone: 
916-922-8041
    3. St. Louis, MO: Friday, February 4, Registration, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
     Ritz Carlton 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO, 
Telephone: 314-863-6300.
    All Technical Assistance Workshop sessions will be conducted from 9 
a.m.-5 p.m. each day. There is no registration fee for these workshops. 
However, space is limited. Attendees are required to make their own 
reservations directly with the hotel. The Department has reserved a 
limited number of rooms at each of the hotel sites at a special 
government room rate. To reserve this rate, be certain to inform the 
hotel that you are attending the ``U.S. Department of Education GEAR UP 
Program Technical Assistance Workshop.''

Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities Attending the Technical 
Assistance Workshop

    The technical assistance workshop site is accessible to individuals 
with disabilities. If you need an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the workshop (e.g., interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternative format), notify the 
contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 
two weeks before the scheduled workshop date. Although we will attempt 
to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make 
available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of 
insufficient time to arrange it.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
    To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available 
free at this site. If you have questions about using the PDF, call the 
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or 
in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.
gov/nara/index.html.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-21.

    Dated: January 14, 2005.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. E5-210 Filed 1-19-05; 8:45 am]
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