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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board

AGENCY: Department of Education.
ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.
DATES: Friday, November 30, 2007.

Time:10 a.m.-2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Clark Atlanta University, Board Room,Thomas W. Cole Science Research Center,223 J.P. Brawley Drive, SW.,Atlanta, Georgia 30314.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don E. Watson, Executive Director, Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6130, Washington, DC 20006; telephone: (202) 219-7037; fax: (202) 502-7852; e-mail:donald.watson@ed.gov.

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Advisory Board (Board) is authorized by Title III, Part D, section 347 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 1998 (20 U.S.C. 1066f). The Board is established within the Department of Education to provide advice and counsel to the Secretary and the designated bonding authority as to the most effective and efficient means of implementing construction financing on historically black college and university campuses and to advise Congress regarding the progress made in implementing the program. Specifically, the Board will provide advice as to the capital needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, how those needs can be met through the program, and what additional steps might be taken to improve the operation and implementation of the construction financing program.

The purpose of this meeting is to review current program activities, provide guidance for 2008 activities, to make recommendations to the Secretary on the current capital needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and to share additional steps in which the HBCU Capital Financing Program might improve its operation.

Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistance listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Don Watson at 202 219-7037, no later than November 15, 2007. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

An opportunity for public comment is available on Friday, November 30, 2007 between 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Those members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do so by submitting them to the attention of Don E. Watson, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington DC, by Friday, November 23, 2007.

Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for public inspection at the Office of The Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Advisory Board (Board), 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday (EST).

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Thomas C. Dawson III, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs.