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Tuesday,

April 1, 2008

Part VII

Department of
Education
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools;
Overview Information; Models of
Exemplary, Effective, and Promising
Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Prevention
Programs on College Campuses; Notice
Inviting Applications for New Awards for
Fiscal Year (FY) 2008; Notice
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION cognitive or behavioral changes, or both, For the purpose of this grant
among the target population; and competition, a research design of the
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; 4. Consent to a site visit to clarify highest quality means an experimental
Overview Information; Models of information in the application and design in which students are randomly
Exemplary, Effective, and Promising verify evaluation data. assigned to participate in a project being
Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Under this program, the Department evaluated (treatment group) or not
Prevention Programs on College selects an IHE for recognition as having participate in the project (control
Campuses an exemplary, effective, or promising group). The effect of the project is the
program based on the recommendation difference in outcomes between the
Notice inviting applications for new
from the two peer reviewers who treatment and control groups.
awards for fiscal year (FY) 2008.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
conduct the site visit. Therefore, note If strong, experimentally determined
(CFDA) Number: 84.184N. that selection for a site visit does not evidence of the effectiveness of a
ensure recognition as an exemplary, program already exists, and the program
DATES:Applications Available: April 4,
effective, or promising program by the was implemented on the applicant’s
2008.
Deadline for Transmittal of Department. campus with fidelity to the research,
Applications: May 19, 2008. Recognition Types then a quasi-experimental evaluation of
Deadline for Intergovernmental the program’s implementation on the
Contingent upon the quality of data applicant’s campus may be an
Review: July 18, 2008.
provided by the applicant and the acceptable research design. For the
Full Text of Announcement recommendation of site visitors, an purpose of this grant competition, quasi-
I. Funding Opportunity Description applicant may earn one of three levels experimental designs include several
of recognition. designs that attempt to approximate a
Purpose of Program: The goals of this Level 1 is recognition as an exemplary random assignment design.
program are to identify and disseminate program. An IHE whose program is 2. Effective program means a program
information about exemplary and designated as exemplary must: that has a strong theoretical base and
effective alcohol or other drug abuse 1. Within 30 days of receiving an has been evaluated using either an
prevention programs implemented on award, provide to the Department a plan experimental or quasi-experimental
college campuses. Through this grant to disseminate information about its research design, with the evaluation
program, the U.S. Department of program to other IHEs; results suggesting effectiveness in
Education (ED) also will recognize 2. Upon approval by the Department, reducing alcohol or other drug abuse
colleges and universities whose implement its dissemination plan; and among college students, reducing
programs, while not yet exemplary or 3. Enhance and further evaluate the problems resulting from alcohol or other
effective, show evidence that they are exemplary program during the project drug use among college students,
promising. period of the grant award. reducing risk factors, enhancing
Priority: This priority is from the Level 2 is recognition as an effective protective factors, or resulting in some
notice of final priority, definitions, program. An IHE whose program is combination of those impacts.
requirements, and selection criteria for designated as effective must: 3. Promising program means a
this program, published elsewhere in 1. Within 30 days of receiving an
program that has a strong theoretical
this issue of the Federal Register. award, provide to the Department a plan
base and for which evidence has been
Absolute Priority: For FY 2008 and to disseminate information about its
obtained, using limited research
any subsequent year in which we make program to other IHEs;
methods, that the program may reduce
awards based on the list of unfunded 2. Upon approval by the Department,
alcohol or other drug abuse among
applicants from this competition, this implement its dissemination plan; and
college students, reduce problems
priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 3. Enhance and further evaluate the
resulting from alcohol or other drug use
CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only effective program during the project
among college students, reduce risk
applications that meet this priority. period of the grant award.
This priority is: Level 3 is designation as a promising factors, enhance protective factors, or
Exemplary, Effective, and Promising program. An IHE whose program is result in some combination of those
Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Prevention recognized as promising must: impacts. For the purpose of this grant
Programs on College Campuses 1. Within 30 days of receiving an competition, limited research methods
Under this priority the Department award, submit to the Department a plan are methods that include a pre- and
provides funding to IHEs that have to enhance and further evaluate its post-treatment measurement of the
implemented an exemplary, effective, or program; effects of a treatment on a single subject
promising alcohol or other drug abuse 2. Upon approval by the Department, or group of single subjects.
prevention program on their campus. To implement its enhancement and Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131.
meet the priority, in its application, an evaluation plan; and
applicant must: 3. Within 12 months of award, Applicable Regulations: (a) The
1. Describe the program that has for at provide to the Department a report Education Department General
least two full years been implemented detailing the results of its evaluation. Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in
on its campus, including the structure 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82,
and content of the program, the student Definitions 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The
population that is targeted by the 1. Exemplary program means a regulations in 34 CFR part 299. (c) The
program, and any unique features of the program that has a strong theoretical notice of final priority, definitions,
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program; base and demonstrated effectiveness in requirements, and selection criteria,


2. Provide a detailed theoretical basis reducing alcohol or other drug abuse published elsewhere in this issue of the
for the program’s effectiveness; among college students or reducing Federal Register.
3. Provide data to demonstrate the problems resulting from alcohol or other Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79
program’s impact on the target student drug use among college students, using apply to all applicants except federally
population, including evidence of a research design of the highest quality. recognized Indian tribes.

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Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 To obtain a copy from ED Pubs, write, 5. Funding Restrictions: The
apply to institutions of higher education fax, or call the following: Education maximum amount an applicant may
only. Publications Center, P.O. Box 1398, receive for a project recognized as an
Jessup, MD 20794–1398. Telephone, toll exemplary or effective program may be
II. Award Information free: 1–877–433–7827. FAX: (301) 470– no more than $150,000 plus indirect
Type of Award: Discretionary grants. 1244. If you use a telecommunications costs, and a project recognized as a
Estimated Available Funds: $715,000. device for the deaf (TDD), call, toll free: promising program may receive no more
Contingent upon the availability of 1–877–576–7734. than $100,000 plus indirect costs.
funds and the quality of applications, You can contact ED Pubs at its Web 6. Other Submission Requirements:
we may make additional awards later in site, also: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ Applications for grants under this
FY 2008 and FY 2009 and in subsequent edpubs.html or at its e-mail address: competition may be submitted
years from the list of unfunded edpubs@inet.ed.gov. electronically or in paper format by mail
applicants from this competition. If you request an application from ED or hand delivery.
Estimated Range of Awards: Pubs, be sure to identify this program as a. Electronic Submission of
$125,000–$175,000. follows: CFDA number 84.184N. Applications.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: Individuals with disabilities can
$143,000. obtain a copy of the application package To comply with the President’s
Estimated Number of Awards: 5. in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, Management Agenda, we are
large print, audiotape, or computer participating as a partner in the
Note: The Department is not bound by any
estimates in this notice. diskette) by contacting the program Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site.
contact person listed in this section. The Models of Exemplary, Effective, and
Project Period: Up to 18 months for Promising Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse
projects designated as exemplary or 2. Content and Form of Application
Submission: Requirements concerning Prevention Programs on College
effective, and up to 12 months for Campuses, CFDA Number 84.184N, is
projects designated as promising. the content of an application, together
with the forms you must submit, are in included in this project. We request
III. Eligibility Information the application package for this your participation in Grants.gov.
If you choose to submit your
1. Eligible Applicants: IHEs that offer competition.
application electronically, you must use
an associate or baccalaureate degree. 3. Submission Dates and Times:
the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply
Limitations on Eligibility: Applications Available: April 4, 2008.
site at http://www.grants.gov. Through
(a) Exemplary or effective programs. Deadline for Transmittal of
this site, you will be able to download
The length of time an IHE is ineligible Applications: May 19, 2008.
a copy of the application package,
for a subsequent award after receiving Applications for grants under this complete it offline, and then upload and
recognition for an exemplary or effective competition may be submitted submit your application. You may not e-
program is three years. electronically using the Grants.gov mail an electronic copy of a grant
(b) Promising programs. Programs Apply site (http://www.Grants.gov), or application to us.
recognized as promising may be eligible in paper format by mail or hand You may access the electronic grant
for a new award when their current delivery. For information (including application for the Models of
grant is no longer active. A grant is dates and times) about how to submit Exemplary, Effective, and Promising
considered active until the end of the your application electronically, or in Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse
grant’s project or funding period, paper format by mail or hand delivery, Prevention Programs on College
including any extensions of those please refer to section IV. 6. Other Campuses Grant Competition at http://
periods that extend the grantee’s Submission Requirements in this notice. www.grants.gov. You must search for
authority to obligate funds. A project We do not consider an application the downloadable application package
that fails to achieve exemplary or that does not comply with the deadline for this competition by the CFDA
effective status after a second requirements. number. Do not include the CFDA
designation as a promising program may Individuals with disabilities who number’s alpha suffix in your search
not reapply for three years after its need an accommodation or auxiliary aid (e.g., search for 84.184, not 84.184N).
second project period is no longer in connection with the application Please note the following:
active. process should contact the person listed • Your participation in Grants.gov is
2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION voluntary.
competition does not require cost CONTACT in section VII in this notice. If • When you enter the Grants.gov site,
sharing or matching. the Department provides an you will find information about
accommodation or auxiliary aid to an submitting an application electronically
IV. Application and Submission individual with a disability in through the site, as well as the hours of
Information connection with the application process operation.
1. Address to Request Application the individual’s application remains • Applications received by Grants.gov
Package: You can obtain an application subject to all other requirements and are date and time stamped. Your
package via the Internet or from the limitations in this notice. application must be fully uploaded and
Education Publications Center (ED Deadline for Intergovernmental submitted and must be date and time
Pubs). To obtain a copy via the Internet, Review: July 18, 2008. stamped by the Grants.gov system no
use the following address: http:// 4. Intergovernmental Review: This later than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC
www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ competition is subject to Executive time, on the application deadline date.
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grantapps/index.html. You may also Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 Except as otherwise noted in this
access the electronic version of the CFR part 79. Information about section, we will not consider your
application at the following Web sites: Intergovernmental Review of Federal application if it is date and time
http://www.grants.gov or http:// Programs under Executive Order 12372 stamped by the Grants.gov system later
www.ed.gov/programs/dvpcollege/ is in the application package for this than 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on
applicant.html. competition. the application deadline date. When we

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retrieve your application from Information for SF 424, Budget explanation of the technical problem
Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are Information—Non-Construction you experienced with Grants.gov, along
rejecting your application because it Programs (ED 524), and all necessary with the Grants.gov Support Desk Case
was date and time stamped by the assurances and certifications. Please Number. We will accept your
Grants.gov system after 4:30 p.m., note that two of these forms—the SF 424 application if we can confirm that a
Washington, DC time, on the and the Department of Education technical problem occurred with the
application deadline date. Supplemental Information for SF 424— Grants.gov system and that that problem
• The amount of time it can take to have replaced the ED 424 (Application affected your ability to submit your
upload an application will vary for Federal Education Assistance). application by 4:30 p.m., Washington,
depending on a variety of factors, • If you submit your application DC time, on the application deadline
including the size of the application and electronically, you must attach any date. The Department will contact you
the speed of your Internet connection. narrative sections of your application as after a determination is made on
Therefore, we strongly recommend that files in a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich whether your application will be
you do not wait until the application text), or .PDF (Portable Document) accepted.
deadline date to begin the submission format. If you upload a file type other
Note: The extensions to which we refer in
process through Grants.gov. than the three file types specified in this this section apply only to the unavailability
• You should review and follow the paragraph or submit a password- of, or technical problems with, the Grants.gov
Education Submission Procedures for protected file, we will not review that system. We will not grant you an extension
submitting an application through material. if you failed to fully register to submit your
Grants.gov that are included in the • Your electronic application must application to Grants.gov before the
application package for this competition comply with any page-limit application deadline date and time or if the
to ensure that you submit your requirements described in this notice. technical problem you experienced is
application in a timely manner to the • After you electronically submit unrelated to the Grants.gov system.
Grants.gov system. You can also find the your application, you will receive from
Education Submission Procedures Grants.gov an automatic notification of b. Submission of Paper Applications by
pertaining to Grants.gov at http://e- receipt that contains a Grants.gov Mail.
Grants.ed.gov/help/ tracking number. (This notification If you submit your application in
GrantsgovSubmissionProcedures.pdf. indicates receipt by Grants.gov only, not paper format by mail (through the U.S.
• To submit your application via receipt by the Department.) The Postal Service or a commercial carrier),
Grants.gov, you must complete all steps Department then will retrieve your you must mail the original and two
in the Grants.gov registration process application from Grants.gov and send a copies of your application, on or before
(see http://www.grants.gov/applicants/ second notification to you by e-mail. the application deadline date, to the
get_registered.jsp). These steps include This second notification indicates that Department at the applicable following
(1) Registering your organization, a the Department has received your address:
multi-part process that includes application and has assigned your By mail through the U.S. Postal
registration with the Central Contractor application a PR/Award number (an ED- Service: U.S. Department of Education,
Registry (CCR); (2) registering yourself specified identifying number unique to Application Control Center, Attention:
as an Authorized Organization your application). (CFDA Number 84.184N), 400 Maryland
Representative (AOR); and (3) getting • We may request that you provide us Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202–
authorized as an AOR by your original signatures on forms at a later 4260; or
organization. Details on these steps are date. By mail through a commercial carrier:
outlined in the Grants.gov 3-Step Application Deadline Date Extension U.S. Department of Education,
Registration Guide (see http:// in Case of Technical Issues With the Application Control Center, Stop 4260,
www.grants.gov/section910/ Grants.gov System: If you are Attention: (CFDA Number 84.184N),
Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf). experiencing problems submitting your 7100 Old Landover Road, Landover, MD
You also must provide on your application through Grants.gov, please 20785–1506.
application the same D–U–N–S Number contact the Grants.gov Support Desk, Regardless of which address you use,
used with this registration. Please note toll free, at 1–800–518–4726. You must you must show proof of mailing
that the registration process may take obtain a Grants.gov Support Desk Case consisting of one of the following:
five or more business days to complete, Number and must keep a record of it. (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service
and you must have completed all If you are prevented from postmark.
registration steps to allow you to submit electronically submitting your (2) A legible mail receipt with the
successfully an application via application on the application deadline date of mailing stamped by the U.S.
Grants.gov. In addition you will need to date because of technical problems with Postal Service.
update your CCR registration on an the Grants.gov system, we will grant you (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or
annual basis. This may take three or an extension until 4:30 p.m., receipt from a commercial carrier.
more business days to complete. Washington, DC time, the following (4) Any other proof of mailing
• You will not receive additional business day to enable you to transmit acceptable to the Secretary of the U.S.
point value because you submit your your application electronically or by Department of Education.
application in electronic format, nor hand delivery. You also may mail your If you mail your application through
will we penalize you if you submit your application by following the mailing the U.S. Postal Service, we do not
application in paper format. instructions described elsewhere in this accept either of the following as proof
• If you submit your application notice. of mailing:
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electronically, you must submit all If you submit an application after 4:30 (1) A private metered postmark.
documents electronically, including all p.m., Washington, DC time, on the (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by
information you typically provide on application deadline date, please the U.S. Postal Service.
the following forms: Application for contact the person listed under FOR If your application is postmarked after
Federal Assistance (SF 424), the FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in the application deadline date, we will
Department of Education Supplemental section VII in this notice and provide an not consider your application.

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Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not VI. Award Administration Information relates to participant outcomes and
uniformly provide a dated postmark. Before project management.
relying on this method, you should check 1. Award Notices: If your application
with your local post office. is successful, we notify your U.S. VII. Agency Contact
Representative and U.S. Senators and
send you a Grant Award Notification FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
c. Submission of Paper Applications by
Hand Delivery. (GAN). We may notify you informally, Richard Lucey, Jr., U.S. Department of
also. Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
If you submit your application in room 3E335, Washington, DC 20202–
paper format by hand delivery, you (or If your application is not evaluated or
not selected for funding, we notify you. 6450. Telephone: (202) 205–5471 or by
a courier service) must deliver the e-mail: richard.lucey@ed.gov.
original and two copies of your 2. Administrative and National Policy
If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll
application by hand, on or before the Requirements: We identify
free, at 1–800–877–8339.
application deadline date, to the administrative and national policy
Department at the following address: requirements in the application package VIII. Other Information
U.S. Department of Education, and reference these and other
Alternative Format: Individuals with
Application Control Center, Attention: requirements in the Applicable
disabilities can obtain this document
(CFDA Number 84.184N), 550 12th Regulations section in this notice.
and a copy of the application package in
Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center We reference the regulations outlining an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large
Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–4260. the terms and conditions of an award in print, audiotape, or computer diskette)
The Application Control Center the Applicable Regulations section in on request to the program contact
accepts hand deliveries daily between 8 this notice and include these and other person listed under FOR FURTHER
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC specific conditions in the GAN. The INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII in
time, except Saturdays, Sundays, and GAN also incorporates your approved this notice.
Federal holidays. application as part of your binding Electronic Access to This Document:
Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of commitments under the grant. You can view this document, as well as
Paper Applications: If you mail or hand 3. Reporting: At the end of your all other documents of this Department
deliver your application to the project period, you must submit a final published in the Federal Register, in
Department— performance report, including financial text or Adobe Portable Document
(1) You must indicate on the envelope information, as directed by the Format (PDF) on the Internet at the
and—if not provided by the Secretary. If you receive a multi-year following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/
Department—in Item 11 of the SF 424 award, you must submit an annual fedregister.
the CFDA number, including suffix performance report that provides the To use PDF you must have Adobe
letter, if any, of the competition under most current performance and financial Acrobat Reader, which is available free
which you are submitting your expenditure information as directed by at this site. If you have questions about
application; and the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. The using PDF, call the U.S. Government
(2) The Application Control Center Secretary also may require more Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1–
will mail to you a notification of receipt frequent performance reports under 34 888–293–6498; or in the Washington,
of your grant application. If you do not CFR 75.720(c). For specific DC, area at (202) 512–1530.
receive this notification within 15 requirements on reporting, please go to
http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ Note: The official version of this document
business days from the application is the document published in the Federal
deadline date, you should call the U.S. appforms/appforms.html.
Register. Free Internet access to the official
Department of Education Application 4. Performance Measures: The edition of the Federal Register and the Code
Control Center at (202) 245–6288. Secretary may choose to develop of Federal Regulations is available on GPO
performance measures for the Models of Access at: www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/
V. Application Review Information Exemplary, Effective, and Promising index.html.
Selection Criteria: The selection Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse
criteria for this competition are from the Prevention Programs on College Dated: March 26, 2008.
notice of final priority, definitions, Campuses grant competition in Deborah A. Price,
requirements, and selection criteria for accordance with the Government Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-
this program, published elsewhere in Performance and Results Act (GPRA). If Free Schools.
this issue of the Federal Register and measures are developed, grantees will [FR Doc. E8–6691 Filed 3–31–08; 8:45 am]
are listed in the application package. be asked to provide information that BILLING CODE 4000–01–P
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