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§ 441.2 Who may apply for an award? State educational agencies in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands may apply for an award under this program. (Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11421(d))
§ 441.3 What activities may the Secretary fund?
The Secretary provides grants or cooperative agreements for projects that implement a program of literacy training and basic skills remediation for adult homeless individuals. Projects must
(a) Include a program of outreach activities; and
(b) Coordinate with existing resources such as community-based organizations, VISTA recipients, the adult basic education program and its recipients, and nonprofit literacyaction organizations.
(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11421(a))
§ 441.4 What regulations apply?
The following regulations apply to the Adult Education for the Homeless Program:
(a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) as follows:
(1) 34 CFR part 74 (Administration of Grants to Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, Nonprofit Organizations) for grants, including cooperative agreements, to institutions of higher education, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations.
(2) 34 CFR part 75 (Direct Grant Programs).
(3) 34 CFR part 77 (Definitions that Apply to Department Regulations).
(4) 34 CFR part 79 (Intergovernmental Review of Department of Education Programs and Activities).
(5) 34 CFR part 80 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments) for grants, including cooperative agreements, to State and local governments, including Indian tribal governments.
(6) 34 CFR part 81 (General Education Provisions Act-Enforcement).
(7) 34 CFR part 85 (Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants)).
(b) The regulations in this part 441. (Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11421)
§ 441.5 What definitions apply?
(a) Definitions in the Act. The following terms used in this part are defined in sections 103 and 702(d), respectively, of the Steward B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Pub. L. 100-77, 42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq.):
Homeless or homeless individual.
(b) Definitions in EDGAR. The following terms used in this part are defined in 34 CFR 77.1:
attendance under the applicable State law.
Basic skills remediation and literacy training mean adult education for homeless adults whose inability to speak, read, or write the English language constitutes a substantial impairment of their ability to get or retain employment commensurate with their real ability, that is designed to help eliminate this inability and raise the level of education of those individuals with a view to making them less likely to become dependent on others, to improving their ability to benefit from occupational training and otherwise increasing their opportunities for more productive and profitable employment, and to making them better able to meet their adult responsibilities.
Eligible recipients means public or private agencies, institutions, or organizations, including religious or charitable organizations, eligible to apply for a contract from a State educational agency to operate projects, services, or activities.
Outreach means activities designed
(1) Identify and inform adult homeless individuals of the availability and benefits of the Adult Education for the Homeless Program; and
(2) Assist those homeless adults, by providing active recruitment and reasonable and convenient access, to participate in the program.
(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11421)
Subpart C-How Does the Secretary Make an Award?
§ 441.20 How does the Secretary evaluate an application?
(a) The Secretary evaluates an application on the basis of the criteria in § 441.21.
(b) The Secretary awards up to 100 points, including a reserved 15 points to be distributed in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section, based on the criteria in § 441.21.
(c) Subject to paragraph (d) of this section, the maximum possible score
for each criterion is indicated in parentheses.
(d) For each competition as an nounced through a notice published in the FEDERAL REGISTER, the Secretary may assign the reserved points among the criteria in § 441.21.
(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11421)
What selection criteria does the Secretary use?
The Secretary uses the following cri teria to evaluate an application:
(a) Program factors. (25 points) The Secretary reviews each application to determine the extent to which
(1) The program design is tailored to the literacy and basic skills needs of the specific homeless population being served (for example, designs to address the particular needs of single parent heads of households, substance abusers, or the chronically mentally ill);
(2) Cooperative relationships with other service agencies will provide an integrated package of support services to address the most pressing needs of the target group at, or through, the project site. Support services must be designed to bring members of the target group to a state of readiness for instructional services or to enhance the effectiveness of instructional serv ices. Examples of appropriate support services to be provided and funded through cooperative relationships include, but are not limited to
(i) Assistance with food and shelter. (ii) Alcohol and drug abuse counsel ing;
(iii) Individual and group mental health counseling;
(iv) Health care; (v) Child care;
(vi) Case management; (vii) Job skills training; (viii) Employment training and work experience programs; and
(ix) Job placement;
(3) The SEA's application provides for individualized instruction, especially the use of individualized instruc tional plans or individual education plans that are developed jointly by the student and the teacher and reflect student goals;
(4) The program's activities include outreach services, especially interper
sonal contacts at locations where homeless persons are known to gather, and outreach efforts through cooperative relations with local agencies that provide services to the homeless; and
(5) Instructional services will be readily accessible to students, especially the provision of instructional services at a shelter or transitional housing site.
(b) Extent of need for the project. (15 points) The Secretary reviews each application to determine the extent to which the project meets specific needs in section 702 of the Act, including consideration of—
(1) (i) An estimate of the number of be homeless persons expected to served.
(ii) For the purposes of the count in paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section, an eligible homeless adult is an individual who has attained 16 years of age or who is beyond the age of compulsory attendance under the applicable State law; who does not have a high school diploma, a GED, or the basic education skills to obtain full-time meaningful employment; and who meets the = definition of "homeless or homeless = individual" in section 103 of the Act;
(2) How the numbers in paragraph (b)(1) of this section were determined; (3) The extent to which the target S population of homeless to be served in the project needs and can benefit from = literacy training and basic skills remediation;
(4) The need of that population for educational services, including their readiness for instructional services and : how readiness was assessed; and
(5) How the project would meet the literacy and basic skills needs of the specific target group to be served.
(c) Plan of operation. (15 points) The Secretary reviews each application to determine the quality of the plan of operation for the project, including
(1) The establishment of written, measurable goals and objectives for the project that are based on the project's overall mission;
(2) The extent to which the program is coordinated with existing resources such as community-based organizations, VISTA recipients, adult basic education program recipients, non
profit literacy action organizations, and existing organizations providing shelters to the homeless;
(3) The extent to which the management plan is effective and ensures proper and efficient administration of the project;
(4) How the applicant will ensure that project participants otherwise eligible to participate are selected without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, or handicapping condition; and
(5) If applicable, the plan for the local application process and the criteria for evaluating local applications submitted by eligible applicants for contracts or subgrants.
(d) Quality of key personnel. (15 points) (1) The Secretary reviews each application to determine the quality of key personnel the State plans to use on the project, including
(i) The qualifications of the State coordinator/project director;
(ii) The qualifications of each of the other key personnel to be used by the SEA in the project;
(iii) The time that each person referred to in paragraphs (d) (1) (i) and (ii) of this section will commit to the project; and
(iv) How the applicant, as part of its nondiscriminatory employment practices, will ensure that its personnel are selected for without employment regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, or handicapping condition.
(2) To determine personnel qualifications under paragraphs (d) (1) (i) and (ii) of this section, the Secretary considers
(i) Experience and training in fields related to the objectives of the project;
(ii) Experience in providing services to homeless populations;
(iii) Experience and training in project management; and
(iv) Any other qualifications that pertain to the quality of the project.
(e) Budget and cost effectiveness. (5 points) The Secretary reviews each application to determine the extent to which
(1) The budget is adequate to support the project;
(2) Costs are reasonable in relation to the objectives of the project; and
(3) The budget is presented in enough detail for determining paragraphs (e) (1) and (2) of this section.
(f) Evaluation plan. (10 points) The Secretary reviews each application to determine the quality of the evaluation plan for the project, including the extent to which the applicant's methods of evaluation
(1) Objectively, and to the extent possible, quantifiably measure the success, both of the program and of the participants, in achieving established goals and objectives;
(2) Contain provisions that allow for frequent feedback from evaluation data provided by participants, teachers, and community groups in order to improve the effectiveness of the program; and
(3) Include a description of the types of instructional materials the applicant plans to make available and the methods for making the materials available.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 18300506)
(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11421)
[54 FR 34430, Aug. 8, 1989, as amended at 56 FR 13522, Apr. 2, 1991]
§ 441.22 What additional factor does the Secretary consider?
In addition to the criteria in § 441.21, the Secretary may consider whether funding a particular applicant would improve the geographical distribution of projects funded under this program. (Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11421)
Subpart D-What Conditions Must be Met After an Award?
8441.30 How may an SEA operate the program?
An SEA may operate the program directly, award subgrants, or award contracts to eligible recipients. If an SEA awards contracts, the SEA shall distribute funds on the basis of the State-approved contracting process. (Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11421(a)).
445.30 What are the cost sharing requirements?
445.31 What other requirements must be met under this program?
AUTHORITY: 20 U.S.C. 5101 through 5106, unless otherwise noted.
SOURCE: 56 FR 20309, May 2, 1991, unless otherwise noted.
EFFECTIVE DATE NOTE: At 56 FR 20309, May 2, 1991, part 445 was added, effective either 45 days after publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER or later if Congress takes certain adjournments. The Department of Education will publish a document in the FEDERAL REGISTER at a later date, announcing the effective date.
§ 445.1 What is the Technology Education Demonstration Program?
The purpose of the Technology Education Demonstration Program is to provide assistance in the development of a technologically literate population through instructional programs in technology education. The Secretary implements this purpose by providing assistance for no more than ten dem
§ 445.3 What activities may the Secretary fund?
The Secretary provides grants for projects to develop model programs for technology education that, to the extent practicable, address the following components:
(a) Educational course content based on
(1) An organized set of concepts, processes, and systems that is uniquely technological and relevant to the changing needs of the workplace; and (2) Fundamental knowledge about the development of technology and its effect on people, the environment, and culture.
(b) Instructional content drawn from the introduction to technology education courses in one or more of the following areas:
(1) Communication-efficiently using resources to transfer information to extend human potential.
(2) Construction-efficiently using resources to build structures on a site. (3) Manufacturing-efficiently using resources to extract and convert raw or recycled materials into industrial and consumer goods.
(4) Transportation-efficiently using resources to obtain time and place utility and to attain and maintain direct physical contact and exchange among individuals and societal units through movement of materials, goods, and people.
(c) Assisting students in developing insight, understanding, and applica
tion of technological concepts, processes, and systems.
(d) Educating students in the safe and efficient use of tools, materials, machines, processes, and technical concepts.
(e) Developing student skills, creative abilities, confidence, and individual potential in using technology.
(f) Developing student problem-solving and decision-making abilities involving technological systems.
(g) Preparing students for lifelong learning in a technological society.
(h) Activity oriented laboratory instruction that reinforces abstract concepts with concrete experiences.
(i) An institute for the purpose of developing teacher capability in the area of technology education.
(j) Research and development of curriculum materials for use in technology education programs.
(k) Multidisciplinary teacher workshops for the integration of mathematics, science, and technology education.
(1) Employment of a curriculum specialist to provide technical assistance for the program.
(m) Stressing basic remedial skills in conjunction with training and automation literacy, robotics, computer-aided design, and other areas of computerintegrated manufacturing technology.
(n) A combined emphasis on “knowhow" and the "ability-to-do" in carrying out technological work. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 5102(b))
§ 445.4 What regulations apply?
The following regulations apply to the Technology Education Demonstration Program:
(a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) as follows:
(1) 34 CFR Part 74 (Administration of Grants to Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Nonprofit Organizations).
(2) 34 CFR Part 75 (Direct Grant Programs).
(3) 34 CFR Part 77 (Definitions that Apply to Department Regulations).
(4) 34 CFR Part 79 (Intergovernmental Review of Department of Education Programs and Activities).