[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 231 (Monday, December 1, 2008)]
[Page 72779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28444]



The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital 
Financing Advisory Board

AGENCY: Department of Education. The Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board.

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 (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, December 12, 2008. Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, Board Room, 555 New Jersey 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald E. Watson, Executive Director, 
Historically Black College and University Capital Financing (HBCU 
Capital Financing) Program, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6130, Washington, 
DC 20006; telephone: (202) 219-7037; fax: (202) 502-7852; e-mail: 
[email protected]. 
    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 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 HBCU 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 HBCUs, 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, to make administrative and legislative recommendations to 
the Secretary and the U.S. Congress that address the current capital 
needs of HBCUs and capital financing issues of HBCUs, 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 
Donald Watson at 202-219-7037, no later than December 1, 2008. 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, December 
12, 2008, between 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Those members of the public 
interested in submitting written comments may do so by submitting them 
to the attention of Donald Watson, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6130, 
Washington DC, by Monday, December 1, 2008.
    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, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 
6130, Washington, DC 20006, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern 
Standard Time (EST), Monday through Friday.
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Cheryl A. Oldham,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
 [FR Doc. E8-28444 Filed 11-28-08; 8:45 am]