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For Immediate Release From OSERS!


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Peer Reviewer Data Form:


SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension without change of a currently approved collection.

DATES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 23, 2021.

ADDRESSES:

To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2021-SCC-0013. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the PRA Coordinator of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W208D, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Justin Hampton, (202) 245-6111.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.

Title of Collection: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Peer Reviewer Data Form.

OMB Control Number: 1820-0583.

Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.

Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 350.

Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 88.

Abstract: The OSERS Peer Reviewer Data Form (OPRDF) is used by Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) staff to identify potential reviewers who would be qualified to review specific types of grant applications for funding. OSERS uses this form to collect background contact information for each potential reviewer; and to provide information on any reasonable accommodations that might be required by the individual. OSERS is requesting an extension of the expiration date with no changes to the form. The previous version of the OPRDF, 1820-0583, will expire on May 31, 2021.

Learn more HERE!: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/22/2021-01294/agency-information-collection-activities-comment-request-office-of-special-education-and


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Proposed Priority and Requirements-Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind Program



ACTION:

Proposed priority and requirements.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) proposes a priority and requirements for the Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are DeafBlind program, Assistance Listing Number 84.160D. The Department may use the priority and requirements for competitions in fiscal year 2021 and later years. We take this action to provide training to working interpreters in order to develop a new skill area or enhance an existing skill area.

DATES:

We must receive your comments on or before April 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after the comment period. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the Docket ID at the top of your comments.

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to submit your comments electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site under “How to use Regulations.gov” in the Help section.

Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments about the proposed priority and requirements, address them to Kristen Rhinehart-Fernandez, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 5094, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-2800.

Privacy Note: The Department's policy is to make all comments received from members of the public available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kristen Rhinehart-Fernandez, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 5094, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-2800. Telephone: (202) 245-6103. Email: Kristen.Rhinehart@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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Invitation to Comment: We invite you to submit comments regarding the proposed priority and requirements. To ensure that your comments have maximum effect in developing the notice of final priority and requirements, we urge you to identify clearly the specific section of the proposed priority and requirements that each comment addresses.

In addition to your general comments and recommended clarifications, we seek input on the proposed design of the training. We are particularly interested in your feedback on the following questions:

1. Do the four specialty areas identified in the proposed priority meet the current needs in the field of interpreting for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or DeafBlind? Are there other specialty areas that should be considered? If so, please provide information to demonstrate need and explain why.

2. Are there challenges to providing an induction experience for all participants as a requirement for successfully completing the program? For example, is there

Learn more HERE!: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/03/02/2021-04369/proposed-priority-and-requirements-training-of-interpreters-for-individuals-who-are-deaf-or-hard-of


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REOPENING Applications for New Awards: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities, Stepping-up Technology Implementation


Reopening; Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities--Stepping-up Technology Implementation AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Education (Department) reopens the competition for fiscal year (FY) 2021, for certain prospective eligible applicants described elsewhere in this notice, under the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities--Stepping-up Technology Implementation, Assistance Listing Number 84.327S. The Department takes this action to allow more time for the preparation and submission of applications by prospective eligible applicants affected by the severe winter weather in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

DATES: Deadline for Transmittal of Applications for Applicants Meeting the Eligibility

Criteria in this Notice: March 8, 2021. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: May 5, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Terry Jackson, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, room 5128, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–5076. Telephone: (202) 245-6039. Email: Terry.Jackson@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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On December 22, 2020, we published the notice inviting applications (NIA) for the FY 2021 Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities--Stepping-up Technology Implementation competition in the Federal Register (85 FR 83531). Under the NIA, applications were due on February 22, 2021. We are reopening this competition for eligible applicants in affected areas in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas to allow those applicants more time to prepare and submit their applications.

For applicants that meet the eligibility criteria in this notice, we are reopening the competition until March 8, 2021. We are also extending the intergovernmental review deadline until May 5, 2021. Eligibility: The reopening of the competition in this notice applies to eligible applicants under Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities--Stepping-up Technology Implementation,

Learn more HERE!: https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-04444.pdf


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Applications for New Awards; Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities-Community Parent Resource Centers


ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities—Community Parent Resource Centers, Assistance Listing Number 84.328C. These centers will provide objective information, resources, and impartial training that support parents and youth in working in partnership with professionals to establish and meet high expectations for children and youth with disabilities. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.

DATES:

Applications Available: February 19, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 20, 2021.

Date of Pre-Application Meeting:

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will conduct a pre-application meeting specific to this competition via webinar on March 24, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time. In addition, no later than February 24, 2021, OSEP will post a pre-recorded informational webinar designed to provide technical assistance to interested applicants. Information about the teleconference and the pre-recorded webinar may be found at www2.ed.gov/​fund/​grant/​apply/​osep/​new-osep-grants.html.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 21, 2021.

ADDRESSES:

For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768) and available at www.govinfo.gov/​content/​pkg/​FR-2019-02-13/​pdf/​2019-02206.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Carmen Sanchez, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 5162, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20212-5076. Telephone: (202) 245-6595. Email: Carmen.Sanchez@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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

Purpose of Program:

The purpose of the Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities—Community Parent Resource Centers, Assistance Listing Number 84.328C, is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive impartial training and objective information to help improve outcomes and raise expectations for their children.

Learn more HERE!: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/19/2021-03418/applications-for-new-awards-training-and-information-for-parents-of-children-with


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Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities; and Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Programs-National Technical Assistance Center for Postsecondary Education and Training for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the National Technical Assistance Center for Postsecondary Education and Training for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Assistance Listing Number 84.326D. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1820-0028.

DATES:

Applications Available: February 26, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 27, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 28, 2021.

ADDRESSES:

For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768), and available at www.govinfo.gov/​content/​pkg/​FR-2019-02-13/​pdf/​2019-02206.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Louise Tripoli, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 5124, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-5076. Telephone: (202) 245-7554. Email: Louise.Tripoli@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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

Purpose of Program:

Funds from the following three Department programs support this competition: The Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (TA&D) program; the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (PD) program; and the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities (ETechM2) program.

The purpose of the TA&D program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. The purposes of the PD program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel—in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education—to work with children and youth with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the skills and knowledge—derived from practices that have been determined through research and experience to be successful—that are needed to serve those children. Finally, the purposes of the ETechM2 program are to (1) improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.

Priority: This competition includes one absolute priority. In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(v), this priority is from allowable activities

Start Printed Page 11752 specified in the statute (see sections 662(c)(2), 663(c)(8)(C), 674(b) and (c), and 681(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); 20 U.S.C. 1462(c)(2), 1463(c)(8)(C), 1474(b) and (c), and 1481(d)).

Absolute Priority: For FY 2021 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3), we consider only applications that meet this priority.

This priority is:

National Technical Assistance Center for Postsecondary Education and Training for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Background: Section 682(d)(1)(B) of IDEA requires the Secretary to ensure that, for each fiscal year, not less than $4,000,000 is provided, under subparts 2 and 3 of IDEA, to address the postsecondary, vocational, technical, continuing, and adult education needs of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Learn more HERE!: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/26/2021-03971/applications-for-new-awards-technical-assistance-and-dissemination-to-improve-services-and-results

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