[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 94 (Tuesday, May 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28573-28577]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11749]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Applications for New Awards; Impact Aid Discretionary 
Construction Grant Program

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

ACTION: Notice.

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Overview Information

Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program

    Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 
2012.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.041C.
    Dates: Applications Available: May 15, 2012.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 13, 2012.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 11, 2012.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant 
program provides grants for emergency repairs and modernization of 
school facilities to certain local educational agencies (LEAs) that 
receive Impact Aid formula funds.
    Priority: In this notice, the Secretary is soliciting applications 
only for Priority 1 emergency repair grants. We will not accept 
applications for any other priorities for emergency repair or 
modernization grants at this time.
    In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii) and (iv), this priority 
is from section 8007(b)(2)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act of 1965, as amended (Act) (20 U.S.C. 7707(b)), and the regulations 
for this program in 34 CFR 222.177.
    Absolute Priority: For FY 2012, this priority is an absolute 
priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that 
meet this priority.
    This priority is: Priority 1 emergency repair grants. An LEA is 
eligible to apply for an emergency grant under the first priority of 
section 8007(b) of the Act if it--
    (a) Is eligible to receive formula construction funds for the 
fiscal year under section 8007(a) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 7707(a));
    (b)(1) Has no practical capacity to issue bonds;
    (2) Has minimal capacity to issue bonds and has used at least 75 
percent of its bond limit; or
    (3) Is eligible to receive funds for the fiscal year for heavily 
impacted districts under section 8003(b)(2) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 
7707(b)(2)); and
    (c) Has a school facility emergency that the Secretary has 
determined poses a health or safety hazard to students and school 
personnel.

    Note: For competitions with FYs 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 
and 2009 funds under this program, the amounts requested by 
applicants for Priority 1 grants exceeded the funds available.


    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7707(b).

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75 (except for 34 
CFR 75.600 through 75.617), 77, 79, 80, 82, 84, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The 
Education Department suspension and debarment regulations in 2 CFR part 
3485. (c) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 222.

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

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grant.
    Estimated Available Funds: $17,440,974.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$5,000,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $1,585,543.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 11.

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

    Project Period: Up to 60 months. We will determine each project 
period based on the nature of the project proposed and the time needed 
to complete it. We will specify this period in the grant award 
document.

III. Eligibility Information

Eligible Applicants

    Consistent with the requirements of the Absolute Priority, an LEA 
is eligible to receive an emergency grant under the first priority of 
section 8007(b) of the Act if it--
    (a) Is eligible to receive formula construction funds for the 
fiscal year under section 8007(a) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 7707(a)) 
because it enrolls a high percentage (at least 50 percent) of federally 
connected children in average

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daily attendance (ADA) who either reside on Indian lands or who have a 
parent on active duty in the U.S. uniformed services.
    (b)(1) Has no practical capacity to issue bonds (as defined in 34 
CFR 222.176);
    (2) Has minimal capacity to issue bonds (as defined in 34 CFR 
222.176) and has used at least 75 percent of its bond limit; or
    (3) Is eligible to receive funds for the fiscal year for heavily 
impacted districts under section 8003(b)(2) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 
7707(b)(2)); and
    (c) Has a school facility emergency that the Secretary has 
determined poses a health or safety hazard to students and school 
personnel. In making emergency grant awards, the Secretary must also 
consider the LEA's total assessed value of real property that may be 
taxed for school purposes, its use of available bonding capacity, and 
the nature and severity of the school facility emergency.
    2. a. Cost Sharing or Matching: See 20 U.S.C. 7707(b)(5) and 34 CFR 
222.174 and 222.191 through 222.193. In reviewing proposed awards, the 
Secretary considers the funds available to the grantee from other 
sources, including local, State, and other Federal funds.
    Consistent with 34 CFR 222.192, an applicant will be required to 
submit financial reports for FYs 2010, 2011, and 2012, or the 
applicant's most recently available audited financial reports for three 
consecutive fiscal years, showing closing balances for all school 
funds. If significant balances (as detailed in 34 CFR 222.192) are 
available at the close of the applicant's FY 2012, or its most recently 
audited year, that are not obligated for other purposes, those funds 
will be considered available for the proposed emergency repair project, 
which may reduce the amount of funds that may be awarded or eliminate 
the applicant's eligibility for an emergency grant award under this 
competition.
    b. Supplement-Not-Supplant: As outlined in 34 CFR 222.174, grants 
made under this program are subject to supplement, not supplant funding 
provisions. Grant funds under this program may not be used to supplant 
or replace other available non-Federal construction money.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: An electronic 
application is available at: www.G5.gov. For assistance, please contact 
Nyonu Wi Akamefula, Impact Aid Program, U.S. Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3C121, Washington, DC 20202-6244. Phone: 
202-260-2410, FAX: 1-866-799-1273. EMAIL: nyonuwi.akamefula@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 person or team listed under 
Accessible Format in section VIII of this notice.
    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: We recommend that applicants limit their responses in 
each applicable narrative section to two pages with a one-inch margin 
in 12 point font, double spaced.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: May 15, 2012.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 13, 2012.
    Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted 
electronically using G5, the Department's grant management system, 
accessible at www.G5.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 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: September 11, 2012.
    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: Except for applicants with no practical 
capacity to issue bonds, as defined in 34 CFR 222.176, an eligible 
applicant's award amount may not be more than 50 percent of the total 
cost of an approved project and may not exceed $4 million during any 
four-year period. See 34 CFR 222.193. Applicants may submit only one 
application for one educational facility as provided by 34 CFR 222.183. 
If multiple applications are submitted, the Department will consider 
only the first one. Grant recipients must, in accordance with Federal, 
State, and local laws, use emergency grants for permissible 
construction activities at public elementary and secondary school 
facilities. The scope of the project for a selected facility will be 
identified as part of the final grant award conditions. A grantee must 
also ensure that its construction expenditures under this program meet 
the requirements of 34 CFR 222.172 (allowable program activities) and 
34 CFR 222.173 (prohibited activities).
    We reference additional regulations outlining funding restrictions 
in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice.
    6. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification 
Number, and Central Contractor Registry: 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), the Government's primary registrant 
database;
    c. Provide your DUNS number and TIN on your application; and
    d. Maintain an active CCR 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 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

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changes. However, please make certain that the TIN associated with your 
DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will need to update your CCR 
registration on an annual basis. This may take three or more business 
days to complete.
    7. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under 
this competition 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 Impact Aid Discretionary 
Construction Grant Program, CFDA 84.041C, must be submitted 
electronically using the G5 system, accessible through the Department's 
G5 site (www.G5.gov).
    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.
    While completing your electronic application, you will be entering 
data online that will be saved into a database. You may not email an 
electronic copy of a grant application to us.
    Please note the following:
     You must complete the electronic submission of your grant 
application by 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date. G5 will not accept an application for this competition 
after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline 
date. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the 
application deadline date to begin the application process.
     The regular hours of operation of the G5 Web site are 6:00 
a.m. Monday until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday; and 6:00 a.m. Thursday until 
8:00 p.m. Sunday, Washington, DC time. Please note that the system is 
unavailable between 8:00 p.m. on Sundays and 6:00 a.m. on Mondays, and 
between 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6:00 a.m. on Thursdays, Washington, 
DC time, for maintenance. Any modifications to these hours are posted 
on the G5 Web site.
     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 Discretionary Construction Program under Section 
8007(b) and all necessary signature pages.
     You must upload all additional narrative documents and all 
other attachments to your application as files in a PDF (Portable 
Document) 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.
     Prior to submitting your electronic application, you may 
wish to print a copy of it for your records.
     After you electronically submit your application, you will 
receive an automatic acknowledgment that will include a PR/Award number 
(an identifying number unique to your application).
     Within three working days after submitting your electronic 
application, you must fax or email a signed copy of the cover page and 
the emergency certification form for the Application for Discretionary 
Construction Program under Section 8007(b) to the Impact Aid Program 
after following these steps:
    (1) Print a copy of the application from G5 for your records.
    (2) The applicant's Authorizing Representative must sign and date 
the cover page. The local certifying official must sign the 
certification for an emergency application. These forms must be 
submitted within three days of the application deadline in order to be 
considered for funding under this program.
    (3) Place the PR/Award number in the upper right hand corner of the 
hard-copy signature page of the Application for Discretionary 
Construction Program under Section 8007(b).
    (4) Fax or email the signed cover page and independent 
certification for the Discretionary Construction Program under Section 
8007(b) to the Impact Aid Program at 1-866-799-1273 or by email to 
Impact.Aid@ed.gov. These forms must be submitted before midnight of the 
application deadline in order to be considered for funding under this 
program.
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on 
other forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of G5 System 
Unavailability: If you are prevented from electronically submitting 
your application on the application deadline date because the G5 system 
is unavailable, we will grant you an extension until 4:30:00 p.m., 
Washington, DC time of the following business day to enable you to 
transmit your application electronically, by mail, or by hand delivery. 
We will grant this extension if--
    (1) You are a registered user of the G5 system and you have 
initiated an electronic application for this competition; and
    (2) (a) G5 is unavailable for 60 minutes or more between the hours 
of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date; or
    (b) G5 is unavailable for any period of time between 3:30 p.m. and 
4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date.
    We must acknowledge and confirm these periods of unavailability 
before granting you an extension. To request this extension or to 
confirm our acknowledgment of any system unavailability, you may 
contact either (1) the person listed elsewhere in this notice under For 
Further Information Contact (see VII. Agency Contact) or (2) the G5 
help desk at 1-888-336-8930. If G5 is unavailable due to technical 
problems with the system and therefore the application deadline is 
extended, an email will be sent to all registered users who have 
initiated a G5 application. Extensions referred to in this section 
apply only to the unavailability of the G5 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 G5 system because--
     You do not have access to the Internet; or
     You do not have the capacity to upload large documents to 
G5; 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

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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: Nyonu Wi Akamefula, 
Impact Aid Program, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue 
SW., Room 3C121, Washington, DC 20202-6244. Phone: 202-260-2410. FAX: 
1-866-799-1273. EMAIL: nyonuwi.akamefula@ed.gov.
    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, Impact Aid Program, Attention: (CFDA 
Number 84.041C), Room 3C155, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20202-6244.
    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, or
    (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, or
    (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, Impact Aid Program, Attention: (CFDA 
Number 84.041C), Room 3C155, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20202-6244. The Impact Aid Program 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--if not provided by the 
Department--the CFDA number, including suffix letter, if any, of the 
competition under which you are submitting your application; and
    (2) The Impact Aid Program will mail to you a notification of 
receipt of your grant application. If you do not receive this grant 
notification within 15 business days from the application deadline 
date, you should call the U.S. Department of Education Impact Aid 
Program at (202) 260-3858.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this program are 
from 20 U.S.C. 7707(b)(4) and (b)(6), and are further clarified in 34 
CFR 222.183 and 222.187 and described in the following paragraphs. The 
Secretary gives distinct weight to the listed selection criteria. The 
maximum score for each criterion is indicated in parentheses. Within 
each criterion, the Secretary evaluates each factor equally, unless 
otherwise specified. The maximum score that an application may receive 
is 100 points.
    (1) Need for project/severity of the school facility problem to be 
addressed by the proposed project (30 points).
    (a) Justification that the proposed project will address a valid 
emergency, and consistency of the emergency description and the 
proposed project with the certifying local official's statement.
    (b) Impact of the emergency condition on the health and safety of 
the building occupants or on program delivery. Applicants should 
describe the systems or areas of the facility involved, e.g., HVAC, 
roof, floor, windows; the type of space affected, such as 
instructional, resource, food service, recreational, general support, 
or other areas; the percentage of building occupants affected by the 
emergency; and the importance of the facility or affected area to the 
instructional program.
    (2) Project urgency (28 points).
    (a) Risk to occupants if the facility condition is not addressed. 
Applicants should describe projected increased future costs; the 
anticipated effect of the proposed project on the useful life of the 
facility or the need for major construction; and the age and condition 
of the facility and date of last renovation of affected areas.
    (b) The justification for rebuilding, if proposed.
    (3) Effects of Federal presence (30 points total).
    (a) Amount of non-taxable Federal property in the applicant LEA 
(percentage of Federal property divided by 10) (10 points).
    (b) The number of federally connected children identified in 
section 8003(a)(1)(A), (B), (C), and (D) of the Act in the LEA 
(percentage of identified children in LEA divided by 10) (10 points).
    (c) The number of federally connected children identified in 
section 8003(a)(1)(A), (B), (C), and (D) of the Act in the school 
facility (percentage of identified children in school facility divided 
by 10) (10 points).
    (4) Ability to respond or pay (12 points total).
    (a) The percentage an LEA has used of its bonding capacity. Four 
points will be distributed based on this percentage so that an LEA that 
has used 100 percent of its bonding capacity receives all four points 
and an LEA that has used less than 25 percent of its bond limit 
receives only one point. LEAs that do not have limits on bonded 
indebtedness established by their States will be evaluated by assuming 
that their bond limit is 10 percent of the assessed value of real 
property in the LEA. LEAs deemed to have no practical capacity to issue 
bonds will receive all four points (4 points).
    (b) Assessed value of real property per student (Applicant LEA's 
total assessed valuation of real property per pupil as a percentile 
ranking of all LEAs in the State). Points will be distributed by 
providing all four points to LEAs in the State's poorest quartile and 
only one point to LEAs in the State's wealthiest quartile (4 points).
    (c) Total tax rate for capital or school purposes (Applicant LEA's 
tax rate for capital or school purposes as a percentile ranking of all 
LEAs in the State). If the State authorizes a tax rate for capital 
expenditures, then these data must be used; otherwise, data on the 
total tax rate for school purposes are used. Points will be distributed 
by providing all four points to LEAs in the State's highest-taxing 
quartile and only one point to LEAs in the State's lowest-taxing 
quartile (4 points).
    2. Review and Selection Process: We remind potential applicants 
that in

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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).
    Upon receipt, Impact Aid program staff will screen all applications 
to eliminate any applications that do not meet the eligibility 
standards, are incomplete, or are late. Applications that do not 
include a signed cover page and a signed independent certification 
submitted by fax or email before midnight of the application deadline 
are considered incomplete and will not be considered for funding. 
Program staff will also calculate the scores for each application under 
criteria (3) and (4). Panel reviewers will assess the applications 
under criteria (1) and (2).
    (a) Applications are ranked based on the total number of points 
received during the review process. Those with the highest scores will 
be at the top of the funding slate.
    (b) Applicants may submit only one application for one educational 
facility. If an applicant submits multiple applications, the Department 
will only consider the first sequentially submitted application, as 
provided under 34 CFR 222.183.
    (c) For applicants that request funding for new construction and 
that are selected for funding, the Department will require a 
feasibility of construction study prior to making an award 
determination. This independent third-party study must demonstrate that 
the area upon which the construction will occur is suitable for 
construction and will be able to sustain the new facility or addition. 
This study should include information to show that the soil is stable, 
the site is suitable for construction, and the existing infrastructure 
can serve and sustain the new facility.
    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). 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 Department has established the 
following performance measure for this program: An increasing 
percentage of LEAs receiving Impact Aid Construction funds will report 
that the overall condition of their school buildings is adequate. Data 
for this measure will be reported to the Department on Table 10 of the 
application for Impact Aid Section 8003 Basic Support Payments.

VII. Agency Contact

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nyonu Wi Akamefula, Impact Aid 
Program, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 
3C121, Washington, DC 20202-6244. Telephone: (202) 260-2410 or by 
email: Impact.Aid@ed.gov.
    If you use a TDD or 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 person 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.

    Dated: May 10, 2012.
Michael Yudin,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. 
Delegated Authority to Perform the Functions and Duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
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