[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 144 (Thursday, July 26, 2012)]
[Pages 43818-43819]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18304]



Applications for New Awards; State-Tribal Education Partnership 
(STEP) Pilot Grant Competition; Reopening the Fiscal Year 2012 

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 

ACTION: Notice reopening the STEP Pilot Grant Competition for fiscal 
year (FY) 2012.


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.415.
SUMMARY: On May 29, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 
31592) a notice inviting applications for the FY 2012 STEP Pilot Grant 
Competition. That notice established a July 13, 2012, deadline for 
transmittal of applications. We are reopening the competition for 
eligible applicants. Applications are due August 9, 2012.

DATES: Applications Available: July 26, 2012.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 9, 2012.

Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW. 3E309 Washington, 20202. Telephone: 
(202) 260-2063 or by email: step@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy 
of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, 
large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the program 
person listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are reopening this competition in order 
to allow applicants more time to prepare and submit their applications. 
Given the number of application requirements, the unique nature of this 
pilot competition, and the short deadline for applications (45 days), 
some applicants might not have had sufficient time to complete all 
requirements. At this time we have received a very limited number of 
applications. In addition, we understand that there was confusion in 
the field about the preliminary agreement requirement and the consortia 
requirements for this competition. Therefore, we are supplementing the 
``Frequently Asked Questions'' document with additional questions and 
will re-post the document on the STEP Web site, http://www2.ed.gov/programs/step, on the same day that this notice is published.
    All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Eligible 
applicants that submitted their applications by the July 13, 2012, 
deadline may, but are not required to, resubmit their applications. We 
encourage all applicants to review carefully the ``Frequently Asked 
Questions'' document available on the program Web site at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/step to ensure that they have met all 
    All information in the May 29, 2012, notice inviting applications 
for this competition remains the same, except for the deadline date. 
Information about the STEP program and competition is available on the 
program Web site at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/step.

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    Applications for grants under the STEP Competition, CFDA number 
84.415, must be submitted electronically using the Government-wide 
Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov. For information about how to 
submit your application electronically, please refer to Electronic 
Submission of Applications in section IV.7. of the May 29, 2012, notice 
(77 FR 31592, 31597).
    Electronic Access to This Document: 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 via the Federal Digital System 
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as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF 
you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the 
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
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www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
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by the Department.

    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 7451(a)(4).

    Dated: July 20, 2012.
Deborah S. Delisle,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2012-18304 Filed 7-25-12; 8:45 am]