[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 101 (Friday, May 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31530-31535]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12491]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Applications for New Awards; Child Care Access Means Parents in 
School Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Overview Information: Child Care Access Means Parents in School 
(CCAMPIS) Program Notice inviting applications for new awards for 
fiscal year (FY) 2013.



Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.335A.DATES: 
Applications Available: May 24, 2013.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 24, 2013.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 22, 2013.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation 
of low-income parents in postsecondary education through provision of 
campus-based child care services.
    Priorities: This notice contains two absolute priorities and two 
competitive preference priorities. In accordance with 34 CFR 
75.105(b)(2)(iv), the absolute priorities are from section 419N(d) of 
the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), 20 U.S.C. 1070e(d). 
The competitive preference priorities are from the notice of final 
supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant 
programs, published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR 
78486), and corrected on May 12, 2011 (76 FR 27637).
    Absolute Priorities: For FY 2013 and any subsequent year in which 
we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this 
competition, these priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet both these 
priorities. Each application must address these priorities.
    These priorities are:
    Absolute Priority 1: Projects that are designed to leverage 
significant local or institutional resources, including in-kind 
contributions, to support the activities assisted under section 419N of 
the HEA.
    Absolute Priority 2: Projects that are designed to utilize a 
sliding fee scale for child care services provided under section 419N 
of the HEA in order to support a high number of low-income parents 
pursuing postsecondary education at the institution.
    Competitive Preference Priorities: For FY 2013 and any subsequent 
year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from 
this competition, these priorities are competitive preference 
priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105 (c)(2)(i), we award up to an additional 
3 points to an application that meets competitive preference priority 1 
and up to an additional 3 points to an application that meets 
competitive preference priority 2, depending on how well the 
application meets these priorities. However, the maximum competitive 
preference points an application can receive under this competition is 
3. These priorities are from the Department's notice of final 
supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant 
programs, published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR 
78486), and corrected on May 12, 2011 (76 FR 27637).
    These priorities (up to 3 additional points) are:
    Competitive Preference Priority 1: Support for Military Families 
(Up to 3 additional points).
    Projects that are designed to address the needs of military-
connected students (as defined in this notice).
    Competitive Preference Priority 2: Improving Productivity (Up to 3 
additional points).
    Projects that are designed to significantly increase efficiency in 
the use of time, staff, money, or other resources while improving 
student learning or other educational outcomes (i.e., outcome per unit 
of resource). Such projects may include innovative and sustainable uses 
of technology, modification of school schedules and teacher 
compensation systems, use of open educational resources (as defined in 
this notice), or other strategies.

    Note:  The priority includes suggestions for ways to improve 
productivity. The Department recognizes that some of these examples, 
such as modification of teacher compensation systems, may not be 
relevant within the context of this competition. Accordingly, 
applicants should consider responding to the competitive preference 
priority by proposing projects designed to improve productivity in 
the context of providing child care services.

    Definitions: These definitions are from the notice of final 
supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant 
programs, published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR 
78486), and corrected on May 12, 2011 (76 FR 27637), and they apply to 
the competitive preference priorities in this competition.
    Military-connected student means (a) A child participating in an 
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learning program, a student in preschool through grade 12, or a student 
enrolled in postsecondary education or training who has a parent or 
guardian on active duty in the uniformed services (as defined by 37 
U.S.C. 101, in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, 
National Guard, or the reserve component of any of the aforementioned 
services) or (b) a student who is a veteran of the uniformed services, 
who is on active duty, or who is the spouse of an active-duty service 
member.
    Open educational resources (OER) means teaching, learning, and 
research resources that reside in the public domain or have been 
released under an intellectual property license that permits their free 
use or repurposing by others.

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

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The Education Department suspension and 
debarment regulations in 2 CFR 3485. (c) The notice of final 
supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant 
programs, published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR 
78486), and corrected on May 12, 2011 (76 FR 27637).

    Note:  Because there are no program specific regulations for the 
CCAMPIS Program, applicants are encouraged to carefully read the 
authorizing statute, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 7, Sec. 419N of the 
HEA.


    Note:  The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants 
except federally recognized Indian tribes.


    Note:  The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions 
of higher education only.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $9,465,764.
    Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of 
applications, we may make additional awards in FY 2014 from the list of 
unfunded applicants from this competition.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $10,000 to $375,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $101,782.
    Maximum Award: In accordance with section 419N(b)(2)(A) of the HEA, 
the maximum amount an applicant may receive under this program is one 
percent of the total amount of all Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to 
students enrolled at the institution for FY 2012. A grant will not be 
less than $10,000 for a single budget period of 12 months (see section 
419N(b)(2)(B) of the HEA).
    Estimated Number of Awards: 93.

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

    Project Period: Up to 48 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: Any institution of higher education that 
during FY 2012 awarded a total of $350,000 or more of Federal Pell 
Grant funds to students enrolled at the institution. Institutions that 
currently have a CCAMPIS Program grant with a project period ending in 
2013 and 2014 are eligible to apply in accordance with section III.3 of 
this notice.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost 
sharing or matching.
    3. Other: At this time, we do not anticipate conducting a 
competition for new awards in FY 2014. Institutions that currently have 
a CCAMPIS Program grant with a project ending in 2014 should apply for 
a new grant during the FY 2013 competition.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: Josephine Alexander 
Hamilton, CCAMPIS Program, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street 
NW., Room 7000, Washington, DC 20006-8510. Telephone: (202) 502-7600 or 
by email: TRIO@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 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application 
package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, 
or compact disc) by contacting the program contact person listed in 
this section.
    2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements 
concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you 
must submit, are in the application package for this program.
    Page Limit: The Project Narrative is where you, the applicant, 
address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your 
application and respond to the absolute priorities and the competitive 
preference priorities. You must limit the Project Narrative (Part III) 
to no more than 50 pages. Responses to the absolute priorities and the 
competitive preference priorities should follow responses to the 
selection criteria. A partial page will count as a full page toward the 
page limit. For purposes of determining compliance with the page limit, 
each page on which there are words will be counted as one full page. 
Applicants must use the following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5 x 11 on one side 
only, with 1'' margins at the top, bottom, and both sides. Page numbers 
and an identifier may be within the 1'' margin.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the project narrative, including titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in 
figures and graphs. Text in charts and tables may be single-spaced. You 
should also include a table of contents in the project narrative, which 
will not be counted against the 50-page limit.
     Use a font that is either 12 point or larger, or no 
smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
     Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, 
Courier New, or Arial. An application submitted in any other font 
(including Times Roman and Arial Narrow) will not be accepted.
    The page limit does not apply to Part I--the Application for 
Federal Assistance face sheet (SF 424); Part II--the Budget Information 
Summary form (ED Form 524); Part III-A--the Program Profile form; Part 
III-B--the one-page Project Abstract form; and Part IV--the Assurances 
and Certifications. If you include any attachments or appendices, these 
items will be counted as part of Part III--the Project Narrative for 
purposes of the page limit requirement. You must include your complete 
response to the selection criteria and priorities in Part III--The 
Project Narrative.
    We will reject your application if you exceed the page limit.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: May 24, 2013.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 24, 2013.
    Applications for grants under this program must be submitted 
electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.gov). For 
information (including dates and times) about how to submit your 
application electronically, or in paper format by mail or hand delivery 
if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, please refer to section IV.7. Other Submission 
Requirements of this notice.
    We do not consider an application that does not comply with the 
deadline requirements.
    Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid in connection with the application process should contact 
the person listed

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under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this notice. If 
the Department provides an accommodation or auxiliary aid to an 
individual with a disability in connection with the application 
process, the individual's application remains subject to all other 
requirements and limitations in this notice.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 22, 2013.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to Executive 
Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. Information about 
Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under Executive Order 
12372 is in the application package for this program.
    5. Funding Restrictions: We specify funding restrictions as 
outlined in section 419N(b)(2)(B) of the HEA. We reference additional 
regulations outlining funding restrictions in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice.
    6. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification 
Number, Central Contractor Registry, and System for Award Management: 
To do business with the Department of Education, you must--
    a. Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a 
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);
    b. Register both your DUNS number and TIN with the Central 
Contractor Registry (CCR)--and, after July 24, 2012, with the System 
for Award Management (SAM), the Government's primary registrant 
database;
    c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application; and
    d. Maintain an active CCR or SAM registration with current 
information while your application is under review by the Department 
and, if you are awarded a grant, during the project period.
    You can obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number 
can be created within one business day.
    If you are a corporate entity, agency, institution, or 
organization, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service. 
If you are an individual, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal 
Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration. If you need a 
new TIN, please allow 2-5 weeks for your TIN to become active.
    The CCR or SAM registration process may take five or more business 
days to complete. If you are currently registered with the CCR, you may 
not need to make any changes. However, please make certain that the TIN 
associated with your DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will 
need to update your registration annually. This may take three or more 
business days to complete. Information about SAM is available at 
SAM.gov.
    In addition, if you are submitting your application via Grants.gov, 
you must (1) be designated by your organization as an Authorized 
Organization Representative (AOR); and (2) register yourself with 
Grants.gov as an AOR. Details on these steps are outlined at the 
following Grants.gov Web page: www.grants.gov/applicants/get_registered.jsp.
    7. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under 
this program must be submitted electronically unless you qualify for an 
exception to this requirement in accordance with the instructions in 
this section.
    a. Electronic Submission of Applications.
    Applications for grants under the CCAMPIS Program, CFDA number 
84.335A, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide 
Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov. Through this site, you will be 
able to download a copy of the application package, complete it 
offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email 
an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
    We will reject your application if you submit it in paper format 
unless, as described elsewhere in this section, you qualify for one of 
the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and submit, no 
later than two weeks before the application deadline date, a written 
statement to the Department that you qualify for one of these 
exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date that 
is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided later in 
this section under Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement.
    You may access the electronic grant application for the CCAMPIS 
Program at www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable 
application package for this program by the CFDA number. Do not include 
the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.335, 
not 84.335A).
    Please note the following:
     When you enter the Grants.gov site, you will find 
information about submitting an application electronically through the 
site, as well as the hours of operation.
     Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time 
stamped. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must 
be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30:00 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as 
otherwise noted in this section, we will not accept your application if 
it is received--that is, date and time stamped by the Grants.gov 
system--after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date. We do not consider an application that does not comply 
with the deadline requirements. When we retrieve your application from 
Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are rejecting your application 
because it was date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system after 
4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date.
     The amount of time it can take to upload an application 
will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the 
application and the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, we 
strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline 
date to begin the submission process through Grants.gov.
     You should review and follow the Education Submission 
Procedures for submitting an application through Grants.gov that are 
included in the application package for this program to ensure that you 
submit your application in a timely manner to the Grants.gov system. 
You can also find the Education Submission Procedures pertaining to 
Grants.gov under News and Events on the Department's G5 system home 
page at www.G5.gov.
     You will not receive additional point value because you 
submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you 
if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submit your 
application in paper format.
     You must submit all documents electronically, including 
all information you typically provide on the following forms: The 
Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424), the Department of 
Education Supplemental Information for SF 424, Budget Information--Non-
Construction Programs (ED 524), and all necessary assurances and 
certifications.
     You must upload any narrative sections and all other 
attachments to your application as files in a PDF (Portable Document 
Format) read-only, non-modifiable format. Do not upload an interactive 
or fillable PDF file. If you upload a file type other than a read-only, 
non-modifiable PDF or submit a password-protected file, we will not 
review that material.
     Your electronic application must comply with any page-
limit requirements described in this notice.

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     After you electronically submit your application, you will 
receive from Grants.gov an automatic notification of receipt that 
contains a Grants.gov tracking number. (This notification indicates 
receipt by Grants.gov only, not receipt by the Department.) The 
Department then will retrieve your application from Grants.gov and send 
a second notification to you by email. This second notification 
indicates that the Department has received your application and has 
assigned your application a PR/Award number (an ED-specified 
identifying number unique to your application).
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on 
forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues 
with the Grants.gov System: If you are experiencing problems submitting 
your application through Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov 
Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726. You must obtain a 
Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.
    If you are prevented from electronically submitting your 
application on the application deadline date because of technical 
problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension 
until 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, the following business day to 
enable you to transmit your application electronically or by hand 
delivery. You also may mail your application by following the mailing 
instructions described elsewhere in this notice.
    If you submit an application after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC 
time, on the application deadline date, please contact the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII of this 
notice and provide an explanation of the technical problem you 
experienced with Grants.gov, along with the Grants.gov Support Desk 
Case Number. We will accept your application if we can confirm that a 
technical problem occurred with the Grants.gov system and that that 
problem affected your ability to submit your application by 4:30:00 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. The 
Department will contact you after a determination is made on whether 
your application will be accepted.

    Note: The extensions to which we refer in this section apply 
only to the unavailability of, or technical problems with, the 
Grants.gov system. We will not grant you an extension if you failed 
to fully register to submit your application to Grants.gov before 
the application deadline date and time, or if the technical problem 
you experienced is unrelated to the Grants.gov system.

    Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: You qualify for an 
exception to the electronic submission requirement, and may submit your 
application in paper format, if you are unable to submit an application 
through the Grants.gov system because--
     You do not have access to the Internet; or
     You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to 
the Grants.gov system;

and

     No later than two weeks before the application deadline 
date (14 calendar days; or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the 
application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business 
day following the Federal holiday), you mail or fax a written statement 
to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an exception 
prevent you from using the Internet to submit your application.
    If you mail your written statement to the Department, it must be 
postmarked no later than two weeks before the application deadline 
date. If you fax your written statement to the Department, we must 
receive the faxed statement no later than two weeks before the 
application deadline date.
    Address and mail or fax your statement to: Eileen Bland, U.S. 
Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 7000, Washington, DC 
20006-8510. FAX: (202) 502-7857.
    Your paper application must be submitted in accordance with the 
mail or hand delivery instructions described in this notice.
    b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail.
    If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, you may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a 
commercial carrier) your application to the Department. You must mail 
the original and two copies of your application, on or before the 
application deadline date, to the Department at the following address: 
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number 84.335A), LBJ Basement Level 1, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    You must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the 
U.S. Department of Education.
    If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do 
not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    If your application is postmarked after the application deadline 
date, we will not consider your application.

    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your 
local post office.

    c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery.
    If you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, you (or a courier service) may deliver your paper 
application to the Department by hand. You must deliver the original 
and two copies of your application by hand, on or before the 
application deadline date, to the Department at the following address: 
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number 84.335A), 550 12th Street SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center 
Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-4260.

The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily between 
8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, 
Sundays, and Federal holidays.

    Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you 
mail or hand deliver your application to the Department--
    (1) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by 
the Department--in Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number, including 
suffix letter, if any, of the competition under which you are 
submitting your application; and
    (2) The Application Control Center will mail to you a 
notification of receipt of your grant application. If you do not 
receive this notification within 15 business days from the 
application deadline date, you should call the U.S. Department of 
Education Application Control Center at (202) 245-6288.


    Note: Applicants must include in the one-page abstract submitted 
with the application a statement indicating which competitive 
preference priorities they have addressed. The priorities addressed 
in the application must also be listed on the CCAMPIS Program 
Profile Sheet.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are 
from section 419N of the HEA and are listed below.
    The maximum score for the total of these criteria is 100 points. 
The maximum score for each criterion is

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indicated in parentheses and the maximum score for each subcriterion is 
in the application package for this competition.
    A. Need for the Project. (Maximum 35 Points)
    In determining the need for the proposed project, the Secretary 
considers the extent to which the applicant demonstrates, in its 
application, the need for campus-based child care services for low-
income students at the institution by including the following:
    1. Information regarding student demographics.
    2. An assessment of child care capacity on or near campus.
    3. Information regarding the existence of waiting lists for 
existing child care.
    4. Information regarding additional needs created by concentrations 
of poverty or by geographic isolation.
    5. Other relevant data (see section 419N(c)(3) of the HEA).
    B. Quality of project design. (Maximum 25 Points)
    In determining the quality of the design of the proposed project, 
the Secretary considers the following:
    1. The extent to which the applicant describes in its application 
the activities to be assisted and whether the grant funds will support 
an existing child care program or a new child care program (see section 
419N(c)(4) of the HEA).
    2. The extent to which the services to be provided by the proposed 
project are focused on those with the greatest needs (see 34 CFR 
75.210(d)(3)(xi)).
    3. The likely impact of the services to be provided by the proposed 
project on the intended recipients of those services (see 34 CFR 
75.210(d)(3)(iv)).
    4. The extent to which the application includes an assurance that 
the institution will meet the child care needs of low-income students 
through the provision of services, or through a contract for the 
provision of services (see section 419N(c)(6) of the HEA).
    5. The extent to which the child care program will coordinate with 
the institution's early childhood education curriculum, to the extent 
the curriculum is available, to meet the needs of the students in the 
early childhood education program at the institution, and the needs of 
the parents and children participating in the child care program 
assisted under this section (see section 419N(c)(7) of the HEA).
    6. The extent to which the proposed project encourages parental 
involvement (see 34 CFR 75.210(c)(2)(xix)).
    7. If the applicant is requesting grant assistance for a new child 
care program (the applicant is not currently funded under this program) 
address:
    a. The extent to which the applicant provides in its application a 
timeline, covering the period from receipt of the grant through the 
provision of the child care services, delineating the specific steps 
the institution will take to achieve the goal of providing low-income 
students with child care services (see section 419N(c)(8)(A) of the 
HEA).
    b. The extent to which the applicant specifies in its application 
the measures the institution will take to assist low-income students 
with child care during the period before the institution provides child 
care services (see section 419N(c)(8)(B) of the HEA).
    c. The extent to which the application includes a plan for 
identifying resources needed for the child care services, including 
space in which to provide child care services and technical assistance 
if necessary (see section 419N(c)(8)(C) of the HEA).
    8. The extent to which the application includes an assurance that 
any child care facility assisted under this program will meet the 
applicable State or local government licensing, certification, 
approval, or registration requirements (see section 419N(c)(9) of the 
HEA).
    9. The extent to which the application includes a plan for any 
child care facility assisted under this program to become accredited 
within three years of the date the institution first receives 
assistance (see section 419N(c)(10) of the HEA).
    C. Quality of management plan. (Maximum 20 Points)
    In determining the quality of the management plan for the proposed 
project, the Secretary considers the following:
    1. The extent to which the application includes a management plan 
that describes the resources, including technical expertise and 
financial support, the institution will draw upon to support the child 
care program and the participation of low-income students in the 
program, such as accessing social services funding, using student 
activity fees to help pay the costs of child care, using resources 
obtained by meeting the needs of parents who are not low-income 
students, and accessing foundation, corporate or other institutional 
support, and demonstrates that the use of the resources will not result 
in increases in student tuition (see section 419N(c)(5) of the HEA).
    2. The qualifications, including relevant training, experience, and 
time commitment of key project personnel (see 34 CFR 75.210(e)(3)(ii)).
    3. The adequacy of the management plan to achieve the objectives of 
the proposed project on time and within budget, including clearly 
defined responsibilities, timelines, and milestones for accomplishing 
project tasks. (see 34 CFR 75.210(g)(2)(i)).
    4. The extent to which the management plan includes specific plans 
for the institution to comply with the reporting requirements in 
section 419N(e)(1) of the HEA.
    D. Quality of Project Evaluation. (Maximum 15 Points)
    In determining the quality of the project evaluation, the Secretary 
considers the following:
    1. The extent to which the methods of evaluation are thorough, 
feasible, and appropriate to the goals, objectives, and outcomes of the 
proposed project (see 34 CFR 75.210(h)(2)(i)).
    2. The extent to which the methods of evaluation include the use of 
objective performance measures that are clearly related to the intended 
outcomes of the project and will produce quantitative and qualitative 
data to the extent possible (see 34 CFR 75.210(h)(2)(iv)).
    3. The extent to which the methods of evaluation will provide 
performance feedback and permit periodic assessment of progress toward 
achieving intended outcomes (see 34 CFR 75.210(h)(2)(vi)).
    E. Adequacy of resources. (Maximum 5 points)
    In determining the adequacy of resources for the proposed project, 
the Secretary considers the following:
    1. The extent to which the budget is adequate to support the 
proposed project (see 34 CFR 75.210(f)(2)(iii)).
    2. The extent to which the costs are reasonable in relation to the 
number of persons to be served and to the anticipated results and 
benefits (see 34 CFR 75.210(f)(2)(v)).
    2. Review and Selection Process. We remind potential applicants 
that in reviewing applications in any discretionary grant competition, 
the Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.217(d)(3), the past 
performance of the applicant in carrying out a previous award, such as 
the applicant's use of funds, achievement of project objectives, and 
compliance with grant conditions. The Secretary may also consider 
whether the applicant failed to submit a timely performance report or 
submitted a report of unacceptable quality.
    In addition, in making a competitive grant award, the Secretary 
also requires various assurances including those applicable to Federal 
civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or 
activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department 
of Education (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).

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    A panel of non-Federal readers will review each application in 
accordance with the selection criteria, pursuant to 34 CFR 75.217. For 
each application, the individual scores of the readers, which include 
any points awarded for the competitive priorities, will be added and 
the sum divided by the number of readers to determine the reader score 
received in the review process. If there are insufficient funds for all 
applications with the same score, the Secretary will choose among the 
tied applications so as to serve geographical areas that have been 
underserved by the CCAMPIS Program.
    3. Special Conditions: Under 34 CFR 74.14 and 80.12, the Secretary 
may impose special conditions on a grant if the applicant or grantee is 
not financially stable; has a history of unsatisfactory performance; 
has a financial or other management system that does not meet the 
standards in 34 CFR parts 74 or 80, as applicable; has not fulfilled 
the conditions of a prior grant; or is otherwise not responsible.

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your 
U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award 
Notification (GAN); or we may send you an email containing a link to 
access an electronic version of your GAN. We may notify you informally, 
also.
    If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, 
we notify you.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify 
administrative and national policy requirements in the application 
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and 
include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also 
incorporates your approved application as part of your binding 
commitments under the grant.
    3. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a grant under this competition, 
you must ensure that you have in place the necessary processes and 
systems to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 
should you receive funding under the competition. This does not apply 
if you have an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b).
    (b) At the end of your project period, you must submit a final 
performance report, including financial information, as directed by the 
Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an annual 
performance report that provides the most current performance and 
financial expenditure information as directed by the Secretary under 34 
CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance 
reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, 
please go to www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html.
    4. Performance Measures: The success of the CCAMPIS Program will be 
measured by the postsecondary persistence and degree of completion 
rates of the CCAMPIS Program participants that remain at the grantee 
institution. All CCAMPIS Program grantees will be required to submit an 
annual performance report documenting the persistence and degree 
attainment of their participants. Since students may take different 
lengths of time to complete their degrees, multiple years of 
performance reports data are needed to determine the degree completion 
rates of CCAMPIS Program participants. The Department will aggregate 
the data provided in the annual performance reports from all grantees 
to determine the accomplishment level.
    5. Continuation Awards: In making a continuation award, the 
Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.253, the extent to which a 
grantee has made ``substantial progress toward meeting the objectives 
in its approved application.'' This consideration includes the review 
of a grantee's progress in meeting the targets and projected outcomes 
in its approved application, and whether the grantee has expended funds 
in a manner that is consistent with its approved application and 
budget. In making a continuation grant, the Secretary also considers 
whether the grantee is operating in compliance with the assurances in 
its approved application, including those applicable to Federal civil 
rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities 
receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department (34 CFR 
100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).

VII. Agency Contact

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen S. Bland, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 7000, Washington, DC 20006-8510. 
Telephone: (202) 502-7600 or by email: TRIO@ed.gov.
    If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-
8339.

VIII. Other Information

    Accessible Format: 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) on request to 
the program contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT in section VII of this notice.
    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 
at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can 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). To use PDF 
you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the 
site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.
    Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated 
authority to Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Vocational 
and Adult Education, to perform the functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.

    Dated: May 20, 2013.
Brenda Dann-Messier,
Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, delegated the 
authority to perform the functions and duties of the Assistant 
Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2013-12491 Filed 5-23-13; 8:45 am]
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