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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Applications for New Awards; Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program

AGENCY: Office of English Language Acquisition, Department of Education.

Overview Information

Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2013.

DATES: Pre-application Technical Assistance for Potential Applicants: A webinar for potential applicants will be conducted 14 days after the publication of this notice in theFederal Register. For further information on this webinar, contact Yvonne Putney-Mathieu at (202) 401-1461, or by email atyvonne.mathieu@ed.gov. Please include "84.365C Webinar Information" in the subject heading of your email.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications:February 1, 2013.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review:May 1, 2013.

Full Text of AnnouncementI. Funding Opportunity Description

Purpose of Program:The purpose of this program is to provide grants for eligible entities to develop high levels of academic attainment in English among English learners (ELs),1 and to promote parental and community participation in language instruction educational programs. Projects funded under the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program, authorized under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), may support the teaching and studying of Native American languages, but must have, as a project objective, an increase in English language proficiency for participating students.

Priorities:This notice includes two competitive preference priorities and three invitational priorities. Competitive preference priorities 1 and 2 are from the notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published in theFederal Registeron December 15, 2010 (75 FR 78485) and corrected on May 12, 2011 (76 FR 27637).

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 10 additional points to an application, depending upon how well it meets competitive preference priority 1, and up to 5 additional points to an application, depending upon how well it meets competitive preference priority 2 (i.e., an application could attain up to 15 additional points depending upon how well it meets both competitive preference priority 1 and competitive preference priority 2).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trini Torres, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 5C145, Washington, DC 20202-6510. Telephone: (202) 401-1445 or by email:trinidad.torres-carrion@ed.gov;or Sharon Coleman, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 5C146, Washington, DC 20202-6510. Telephone: (202) 401-1452 or by email:sharon.coleman@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 underFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTin section VII of this notice.

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Dated: November 30, 2012. Tony Miller, Deputy Secretary of Education.
ACTION: 1The term English learner, as used in this notice, is synonymous with the term limited English proficient (LEP), as defined in section 9101(25) of the ESEA.