[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 98 (Friday, May 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29228-29229]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12499]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[CFDA Number 84.299A]


Funding Down Slate; Demonstration Grants for Indian Children 
Program

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice of intent to fund down the fiscal year (FY) 2010 grant 
slate.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary intends to use the existing slate of 
applications from the FY 2010 competition for the Demonstration Grants 
for Indian Children program authorized by 20 U.S.C. 7441 to make new 
grant awards in FY 2011. The Secretary takes this action because there 
are a significant number of unfunded, high-quality applications on the 
FY 2010 slate and there are very limited funds available for new awards 
in FY 2011. We expect to use an estimated $1,030,815 for new awards in 
FY 2011. The actual level of funding depends on the amount of FY 2011 
program funds that are available after the Department makes 
continuation awards.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lana Shaughnessy, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., room 3E231, Washington, DC 20202-
6335. Telephone: (202) 205-2528 or via e-mail: Lana.Shaughnessy@ed.gov.
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Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
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diskette) on request by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department published a notice inviting 
applications for new awards under the Demonstration Grants for Indian 
Children program for FY 2010 in the Federal Register on December 3, 
2009 (74 FR 63398). We extended the closing date announced in that 
notice from February 18, 2010, to February 25, 2010 by a notice 
published in the Federal Register on February 8, 2010 (75 FR 6192). In 
response to those notices, we received a significant number of high-
quality applications and made 10 awards. However, many applications 
that received high scores from peer reviewers did not receive grants in 
FY 2010 because of the limited funds available for the program. In 
addition, we made additional awards from FY 2011 funds to two 
applicants that were inadvertently not funded in FY 2010 due to an 
administrative error.
    The FY 2010 slate was based on the selection criteria, application 
requirements, and definitions referenced in the December 3, 2009 notice 
inviting applications (74 FR 63398).

    Note: To be eligible to receive a grant under this notice all 
applicants, including all applicants in a consortium of eligible 
entities, being considered for funding must currently meet all 
statutory eligibility criteria and demonstrate a commitment to 
implement the scope and objectives of the project proposed in the 
application submitted in FY 2010. Only applications from the FY 2010 
slate will be considered. Our intent is to fund down the slate in 
rank order from the last FY 2010 funded application until all 
available funds are obligated.


    Program authority:  20 U.S.C. 7441.

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    Dated: May 17, 2011.
Thelma Mel[eacute]ndez de Santa Ana,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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