[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 144 (Friday, July 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45187-45188]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18023]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of a Joint Technical Assistance Workshop for Preparing 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Grant Applications

AGENCY: International and Foreign Language Education, Office of 
Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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[Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 84.015A, 84.015B, 
84.220A, 84.229A, and 84.016A.]
SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) International and 
Foreign Language Education (IFLE) announces a joint technical 
assistance workshop and project directors' meeting to be held in 
Washington, DC, September 22-24, 2013. The objective for the technical 
assistance workshop is to provide applicants with guidance on how to 
develop high-quality grant applications for programs authorized by 
Title VI of the Higher Education Act (HEA) that the Department expects 
to hold competitions for in FY 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl E. Gibbs, IFLE, U.S. Department 
of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: 
(202) 502-7634 or by email: cheryl.gibbs@ed.gov or Michelle Ward, IFLE. 
Telephone: (202) 502-7623 or by email: michelle.ward@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text 
telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1-800-877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The technical assistance workshop will 
provide assistance to applicants for the National Resource Centers 
(NRC) Program, the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships 
Program, and the Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) 
Program, and the Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program. The project 
directors' meeting will provide assistance to FY 13 grantees of the 
Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) 
Program.
    Workshop sessions include, but are not limited to sessions about 
the selection criteria, performance measures, program and project 
evaluation, and competition priorities. Technical assistance 
information will also include panels that will be open to all 
participants on topics such as language assessment, education abroad 
opportunities for students, integrating international education 
competencies into teacher education programs, outreach to 
underrepresented groups and institutions, and the role of international 
education programs in responding to President Obama's goals for 
achieving global competitiveness and improved college completion rates, 
among other topics.
    The UISFL project directors' meeting will cover Department guidance 
for grant administration and risk management, budget and project 
revisions, the challenges facing project directors and key staff in 
administering their UISFL projects, and best practices gleaned from 
funded projects. UISFL program staff will discuss strategies for 
achieving successful project implementation and long-term 
sustainability, resource leveraging, and activities that could be 
conducted in coordination with NRC and LRC institutions.
    A tentative agenda for the joint meeting is available at http://iflemeetings.com/agenda/.
    Please be advised that this notice announces only the joint 
technical assistance workshop and project directors' meeting. The 
Department has not established deadline dates for any FY 2014 
competitions. All FY 2014 competition notices will be published at a 
later time.
    Other Information: Participants from NRC, FLAS, CIBE, and LRC 
institutions must not use grant funds for any costs associated with the 
technical assistance workshop. Project directors and participants from 
FY 13 UISFL grantee institutions are permitted to use grant funds to 
attend their meeting.
    Exhibits: We welcome exhibit materials from individuals, 
institutions, and organizations but space is limited. Please see 
specific instructions for submitting exhibit proposals and materials at 
http://iflemeetings.com/exhibitors/.
    Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Attending the Technical 
Assistance Workshop:
    The site for the joint technical assistance workshop and project 
directors' meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If 
you need an auxiliary aid or service to participate (e.g., interpreting 
service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternative 
format), notify the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATON 
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.
    Registration: There is no registration fee for attending this joint 
meeting. All participants, however, should register online at http://iflemeetings.com.
    Use the ``Contact Us'' page on the Web site http://iflemeetings.com/contact/ to submit any questions you might have. All 
inquiries will be responded to online. Meeting Site and Reservations: 
The location for the joint workshop and meeting is as follows:

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The Washington Hilton, 1990 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20009.

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and making 
their room reservations online. More information about how to obtain a 
hotel group rate is available at http://iflemeetings.com/logistics/.

    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact persons listed in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
    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 
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    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
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by the Department.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  1121-1123 and 1130-1131.

    Dated: July 23, 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. 2013-18023 Filed 7-25-13; 8:45 am]
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