[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 248 (Monday, December 28, 2020)]
[Pages 84324-84329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-28583]



Applications for New Awards; Talent Search Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice 
inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Talent Search 
Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.044A. This notice relates to the 
approved information collection under OMB control number 1840-0818.

    Applications Available: December 28, 2020.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 26, 2021.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 27, 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 

Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 2C223, 
Washington, DC 20202-4260. Telephone: (202) 453-7121. Email: 
[email protected].
    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-


Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Talent Search Program is to 
identify qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds with 
potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourage them 
to complete secondary school and undertake postsecondary education. 
Talent Search projects publicize the availability of, and facilitate 
the application for, student financial assistance for persons who seek 
to pursue postsecondary education, and encourage persons who have not 
completed programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or 
reenter and complete these programs.
    Priorities: This notice contains three competitive preference 

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Competitive Preference Priorities 1 and 2 are from the Secretary's 
Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant 
Programs (Supplemental Priorities), published in the Federal Register 
on March 2, 2018 (83 FR 9096). Competitive Preference Priority 3 is 
from the Secretary's Final Administrative Priorities for Discretionary 
Grant Programs (Administrative Priorities) published in the Federal 
Register on March 9, 2020 (85 FR 13640).

    Note: Applicants must include, in the one-page abstract 
submitted with the application, a statement indicating which, if 
any, of the competitive preference priorities are addressed. If the 
applicant has addressed the competitive preference priorities, this 
information must also be listed on the Talent Search Program Profile 

    Competitive Preference Priorities: For FY 2021 and any subsequent 
year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applications 
from this competition, these priorities are competitive preference 
priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), we award up to an additional 
six points to an application, depending on how well the application 
meets one or more of these priorities.
    These priorities are:
    Competitive Preference Priority 1--Fostering Knowledge and 
Promoting the Development of Skills that Prepare Students to be 
Informed, Thoughtful, and Productive Individuals and Citizens (up to 2 
    Projects that are designed to support instruction in time 
management, job seeking, personal organization, public and 
interpersonal communication, or other practical skills needed for 
successful career outcomes.
    Competitive Preference Priority 2--Promoting Science, Technology, 
Engineering, or Math (STEM) Education, with a particular focus on 
Computer Science (up to 2 points).
    Projects designed to improve student achievement or other 
educational outcomes in one or more of the following areas: Science, 
technology, engineering, math, or computer science (as defined in this 
notice). These projects must address the following priority area: 
Increasing access to STEM coursework, including computer science, and 
hands-on learning opportunities, such as through expanded course 
offerings, dual-enrollment, high-quality online coursework, or other 
innovative delivery mechanisms.
    Competitive Preference Priority 3--Applications that Demonstrate a 
Rationale (up to 2 points).
    Under this priority, an applicant proposes a project that 
demonstrates a rationale (as defined in 34 CFR 77.1).
    Definitions: The definitions below are from the Supplemental 
Priorities and 34 CFR 77.1(c).
    Computer science means the study of computers and algorithmic 
processes and includes the study of computing principles and theories, 
computational thinking, computer hardware, software design, coding, 
analytics, and computer applications.
    Computer science often includes computer programming or coding as a 
tool to create software, including applications, games, websites, and 
tools to manage or manipulate data; or development and management of 
computer hardware and the other electronics related to sharing, 
securing, and using digital information.
    In addition to coding, the expanding field of computer science 
emphasizes computational thinking and interdisciplinary problem-solving 
to equip students with the skills and abilities necessary to apply 
computation in our digital world.
    Computer science does not include using a computer for everyday 
activities, such as browsing the internet; use of tools like word 
processing, spreadsheets, or presentation software; or using computers 
in the study and exploration of unrelated subjects.
    Demonstrates a rationale means a key project component included in 
the project's logic model is informed by research or evaluation 
findings that suggest the project component is likely to improve 
relevant outcomes.
    Logic model (also referred to as a theory of action) means a 
framework that identifies key project components of the proposed 
project (i.e., the active ``ingredients'' that are hypothesized to be 
critical to achieving the relevant outcomes) and describes the 
theoretical and operational relationships among the key project 
components and relevant outcomes.

    Note: In developing logic models, applicants may want to use 
resources such as the Regional Educational Laboratory Program's (REL 
Pacific) Education Logic Model Application, available at https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/pacific/elm.asp, to help design their 
logic models. Other sources include: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/pacific/pdf/REL_2014025.pdf, https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/pacific/pdf/REL_2014007.pdf, and https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/northeast/pdf/REL_2015057.pdf.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a-11 and 1070a-12.

    Note: Projects must be awarded and operated in a manner 
consistent with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the 
U.S. Constitution and the Federal civil rights laws.

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75 (except for 
Sec. Sec.  75.215 through 75.221), 77, 79, 82, 84, 86, 97, 98, and 99. 
(b) The Office of Management and Budget Guidelines to Agencies on 
Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 
180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR 
part 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost 
Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 
200, as adopted and amended in 2 CFR part 3474. (d) The regulations for 
this program in 34 CFR part 643. (e) The Supplemental Priorities. (f) 
The Administrative Priorities.
    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants 
except federally recognized Indian Tribes.
    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of 
higher education only.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$950,000,000 for the Federal TRIO Programs for FY 2021, of which we 
intend to use an estimated $171,000,000 for Talent Search awards. The 
actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. 
However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete 
the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $267,995-$1,030,588.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $391,715.
    Maximum Award:
     For an applicant that is not currently receiving a Talent 
Search Program grant, the maximum award amount is $277,375. All 
projects must serve a minimum of 500 participants annually and have a 
per participant cost of no more than $555.
     For an applicant that is currently receiving a Talent 
Search Program grant, the maximum award amount is the greater of (a) 
$277,375 or (b) 100 percent of the applicant's base award amount for FY 
2020. For example, an applicant that is eligible for, and requests, a 
$550,000 grant, must propose to serve at least 990 participants. All 
projects must serve a minimum of 500 participants annually and have a 
per participant cost of no more than $555.

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    Estimated Number of Awards: 473.
    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.
    Project Period: Up to 60 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: (a) Institutions of higher education, (b) 
public or private agencies or organizations, including community-based 
organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, (c) 
secondary schools, and (d) combinations of such institutions, agencies, 
and organizations, for planning, developing, or carrying out one or 
more of the services identified under this program.
    Note: If you are a nonprofit organization, under 34 CFR 75.51, you 
may demonstrate your nonprofit status by providing: (1) Proof that the 
Internal Revenue Service currently recognizes the applicant as an 
organization to which contributions are tax deductible under section 
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; (2) a statement from a State 
taxing body or the State attorney general certifying that the 
organization is a nonprofit organization operating within the State and 
that no part of its net earnings may lawfully benefit any private 
shareholder or individual; (3) a certified copy of the applicant's 
certificate of incorporation or similar document if it clearly 
establishes the nonprofit status of the applicant; or (4) any item 
described above if that item applies to a State or national parent 
organization, together with a statement by the State or parent 
organization that the applicant is a local nonprofit affiliate.
    2. a. Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not require 
cost sharing or matching.
    b. Indirect Cost Rate Information: This program uses a training 
indirect cost rate. This limits indirect cost reimbursement to an 
entity's actual cost, as determined in its negotiated indirect cost 
rate agreement, or eight percent of a modified total direct cost base, 
whichever amount is less. For more information regarding indirect 
costs, or to obtain a negotiated indirect cost rate, please see 
    c. Administrative Cost Limitation: This program does not include 
any program-specific limitation on administrative expenses. All 
administrative expenses must be reasonable and necessary and confirm to 
Cost Principles described in 2 CFR part 200 subpart E of the Uniform 
    3. Subgrantees: A grantee under this competition may not award 
subgrants to entities to directly carry out project activities 
described in its application.
    4. Other: An applicant may submit multiple applications if each 
separate application describes a project that will serve a different 
target area or different target schools. The term ``target area'' is 
defined as a geographic area served by a project, and the term ``target 
school'' is a school designated by the applicant as a focus of project 
services (34 CFR 643.7).

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Application Submission Instructions: Applicants are required to 
follow the 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, which 
contain requirements and information on how to submit an application.
    2. Intergovernmental Review: This program is subject to Executive 
Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. Information about 
Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under Executive Order 
12372 is in the application package for this program.
    3. Funding Restrictions: We specify unallowable costs in 34 CFR 
643.31. We reference additional regulations outlining funding 
restrictions in the Applicable Regulation section of this notice.
    4. Recommended Page Limit: The application narrative is where you, 
the applicant, address the selection criteria that reviewers use to 
evaluate your application. We recommend that you (1) limit the 
application narrative to no more than 65 pages and (2) use the 
following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all the text in the application narrative, including titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, captions, as well as all text in 
charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
     Use a font that is either 12 point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
     Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, 
Courier New, or Arial.
    The recommended page limit does not apply to the cover sheet; the 
budget section, including the narrative budget justification; the 
assurances and certifications or the one-page abstract. However, the 
recommended page limit does apply to all of the application narrative.
    We recommend that any application addressing the competitive 
preference priorities include no more than three additional pages each 
for Competitive Preference Priorities 1, 2 and 3, if addressed. 
Applications that do not follow the page limit and formatting 
recommendations will not be penalized.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Selection Criteria: The following selection criteria for this 
program competition are from 34 CFR 643.21. We will award up to 100 
points to an application under the selection criteria and up to 6 
additional points to an application, depending on how well it meets the 
competitive preference priorities, for a total score of up to 106 
points. The maximum number of points available for each criterion is 
indicated in parentheses.
    (a) Need for the project (24 points). The Secretary evaluates the 
need for a Talent Search project in the proposed target area on the 
basis of the extent to which the application contains clear evidence of 
the following:
    (1) A high number or high percentage of (i) low-income families 
residing in the target area; or (ii) students attending the target 
schools who are eligible for free or reduced priced lunch as described 
in sections 9(b)(1) and 17(c)(4) of the Richard B. Russell National 
School Lunch Act (4 points).
    (2) Low rates of high school persistence among individuals in the 
target schools as evidenced by the annual student persistence rates in 
the proposed target schools for the most recent year for which data are 
available (2 points).
    (3) Low rates of students in the target school or schools who 
graduate high school with a regular secondary school diploma in the 
standard number of years for the most recent year for which data are 
available (4 points).
    (4) Low postsecondary enrollment and completion rates among 
individuals in the target area and schools as evidenced by--
    (i) Low rates of enrollment in programs of postsecondary education 
by graduates of the target schools in the most recent year for which 
data are available; and
    (ii) A high number or high percentage of individuals residing in 
the target area with education completion levels below the 
baccalaureate degree level (6 points).
    (5) The extent to which the target secondary schools do not offer 
their students the courses or academic support to complete a rigorous 
secondary school program of study or

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have low participation or low success by low-income or first generation 
students in such courses (2 points).
    (6) Other indicators of need for a Talent Search project, including 
low academic achievement and low standardized test scores of students 
enrolled in the target schools, a high ratio of students to school 
counselors in the target schools, and the presence of unaddressed 
academic or socio-economic problems of eligible individuals, including 
foster care youth and homeless children and youth in the target schools 
or the target area (6 points).
    (b) Objectives (8 points). The Secretary evaluates the quality of 
the applicant's objectives and proposed targets (percentages) in the 
following areas on the basis of the extent to which they are both 
ambitious, as related to the need data provided under paragraph (a) of 
this section, and attainable given the project's plan of operation, 
budget, and other resources:
    (1) Secondary school persistence (2 points).
    (2) Secondary school graduation (regular secondary school diploma) 
(2 points).
    (3) Secondary school graduation (rigorous secondary school program 
of study) (1 point).
    (4) Postsecondary education enrollment (2 points).
    (5) Postsecondary degree attainment (1 point).
    (c) Plan of operation (30 points). The Secretary evaluates the 
quality of the applicant's plan of operation on the basis of the 
    (1) The plan to inform the residents, schools, and community 
organizations in the target area of the purpose, objectives, and 
services of the project and the eligibility requirements for 
participation in the project (3 points).
    (2) The plan to identify and select eligible project participants 
(3 points).
    (3) The plan for providing the services delineated in 34 CFR 643.4 
as appropriate based on the project's assessment of each participant's 
need for services (10 points).
    (4) The plan to work in a coordinated, collaborative, and cost-
effective manner as part of an overarching college access strategy with 
the target schools or school system and other programs for 
disadvantaged students to provide participants with access to and 
assistance in completing a rigorous secondary school program of study 
(6 points).
    (5) The plan, including timelines, personnel, and other resources, 
to ensure the proper and efficient administration of the project, 
including the project's organizational structure; the time commitment 
of key project staff; and financial, personnel, and records management 
(6 points).
    (6) The plan to follow former participants as they enter, continue 
in, and complete postsecondary education (2 points).
    (d) Applicant and community support (16 points). The Secretary 
evaluates the applicant and community support for the proposed project 
on the basis of the extent to which the applicant has made provision 
for resources to supplement the grant and enhance the project's 
services, including--
    (1) Facilities, equipment, supplies, personnel, and other resources 
committed by the applicant (8 points); and
    (2) Resources secured through written commitments from community 
partners (8 points).
    (i) An applicant that is an institution of higher education must 
include in its application commitments from the target schools and 
community organizations;
    (ii) An applicant that is a secondary school must include in its 
application commitments from institutions of higher education, 
community organizations, and, as appropriate, other secondary schools 
and the school district; and
    (iii) An applicant that is a community organization must include in 
its application commitments from the target schools and institutions of 
higher education.
    (e) Quality of personnel (9 points). (1) The Secretary evaluates 
the quality of the personnel the applicant plans to use in the project 
on the basis of the following:
    (i) The qualifications required of the project director (3 points).
    (ii) The qualifications required of each of the other personnel to 
be used in the project (3 points).
    (iii) The plan to employ personnel who have succeeded in overcoming 
the disadvantages of circumstances like those of the population of the 
target area (3 points).
    (2) In evaluating the qualifications of a person, the Secretary 
considers his or her experience and training in fields related to the 
objectives of the project.
    (f) Budget (5 points). The Secretary evaluates the extent to which 
the project budget is reasonable, cost-effective, and adequate to 
support the project.
    (g) Evaluation plan (8 points). The Secretary evaluates the quality 
of the evaluation plan for the project on the basis of the extent to 
which the applicant's methods of evaluation--
    (1) Are appropriate to the project's objectives;
    (2) Provide for the applicant to determine, using specific and 
quantifiable measures, the success of the project in--
    (i) Making progress toward achieving its objectives (a formative 
evaluation); and
    (ii) Achieving its objectives at the end of the project period (a 
summative evaluation); and
    (3) Provide for the disclosure of unanticipated project outcomes, 
using quantifiable measures if appropriate.
    2. Review and Selection Process: We remind potential applicants 
that in reviewing applications in any discretionary grant competition, 
the Secretary may consider, under 34 CFR 75.217(d)(3), the past 
performance of the applicant in carrying out a previous award, such as 
the applicant's use of funds, achievement of project objectives, and 
compliance with grant conditions. The Secretary may also consider 
whether the applicant failed to submit a timely performance report or 
submitted a report of unacceptable quality.
    In addition, in making a competitive grant award, the Secretary 
also requires various assurances including those applicable to Federal 
civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or 
activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department 
(34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).
    For this competition, a panel of three non-Federal reviewers will 
review each application in accordance with the selection criteria, 
pursuant to 34 CFR 643.21. The individual scores assigned by the 
reviewers will be added and the sum divided by the number of reviewers 
to determine the peer reviewer score received in the review process. 
Additionally, in accordance with 34 CFR 643.22, the Secretary will 
award prior experience points to applicants that have conducted a 
Talent Search project during budget periods 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-
20, based on their documented experience. Prior experience points, if 
any, will be added to the application's averaged reader score to 
determine the total score for each application.

    Note: Tie-breaker: If there are insufficient funds for all 
applications with the same total scores, the Secretary will choose 
among the tied applications so as to serve geographical areas that 
have been underserved by the Talent Search Program.

    3. Risk Assessment and Specific Conditions: Consistent with 2 CFR 
200.205, before awarding grants under this program the Department 
conducts a review of the risks posed by applicants. Under 2 CFR 
3474.10, the Secretary may

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impose specific conditions and, in appropriate circumstances, high-risk 
conditions on a grant if the applicant or grantee is not financially 
stable; has a history of unsatisfactory performance; has a financial or 
other management system that does not meet the standards in 2 CFR part 
200, subpart D; has not fulfilled the conditions of a prior grant; or 
is otherwise not responsible.
    4. Integrity and Performance System: If you are selected under this 
competition to receive an award that over the course of the project 
period may exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (currently 
$250,000), under 2 CFR 200.205(a)(2) we must make a judgement about 
your integrity, business ethics, and record of performance under 
Federal awards--that is, the risk posed by you as an applicant--before 
we make an award. In doing so, we must consider any information about 
you that is in the integrity and performance system (currently referred 
to as the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System 
(FAPIIS)), accessible through the System for Award Management. You may 
review and comment on any information about yourself that a Federal 
agency previously entered and that is currently in FAPIIS.
    Please note that, if the total value of your currently active 
grants, cooperative agreements, and procurement contracts from the 
Federal Government exceeds $10,000,000, the reporting requirements in 2 
CFR part 200, Appendix XII, require you to report certain integrity 
information to FAPIIS semiannually. Please review the requirements in 2 
CFR part 200, Appendix XII, if this grant plus all the other Federal 
funds you receive exceed $10,000,000.

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your 
U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award 
Notification (GAN); or we may send you an email containing a link to 
access an electronic version of your GAN. We may notify you informally, 
    If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, 
we notify you.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify 
administrative and national policy requirements in the application 
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable 
Regulations section in this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and 
include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also 
incorporates your approved application as part of your binding 
commitments under the grant.
    3. Open Licensing Requirements: Unless an exception applies, if you 
are awarded a grant under this competition, you will be required to 
openly license to the public grant deliverables created in whole, or in 
part, with Department grant funds. When the deliverable consists of 
modifications to pre-existing works, the license extends only to those 
modifications that can be separately identified and only to the extent 
that open licensing is permitted under the terms of any licenses or 
other legal restrictions on the use of pre-existing works. 
Additionally, a grantee or subgrantee that is awarded competitive grant 
funds must have a plan to disseminate these public grant deliverables. 
This dissemination plan can be developed and submitted after your 
application has been reviewed and selected for funding. For additional 
information on the open licensing requirements please refer to 2 CFR 
    4. Reporting: (a) If you apply for a grant under this competition, 
you must ensure that you have in place the necessary processes and 
systems to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170 
should you receive funding under the competition. This does not apply 
if you have an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b).
    (b) At the end of your project period, you must submit a final 
performance report, including financial information, as directed by the 
Secretary. If you receive a multiyear award, you must submit an annual 
performance report that provides the most current performance and 
financial expenditure information as directed by the Secretary under 34 
CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance 
reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c). For specific requirements on reporting, 
please go to www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html.
    5. Performance Measures: Under the Government Performance and 
Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the success of the Talent Search Program 
will be measured by secondary school persistence and graduation rates 
of Talent Search participants, as well as postsecondary enrollment and 
completion rates. All Talent Search Program grantees will be required 
to submit an annual performance report documenting secondary school 
persistence, secondary school graduation, and postsecondary enrollment 
of their participants. Since students may take different amounts of 
time to complete their postsecondary education, multiple years of 
performance report data are needed to determine the postsecondary 
completion rates of Talent Search Program participants. The Department 
will aggregate the data provided in the annual performance reports from 
all grantees to determine the accomplishment level.
    6. Continuation Awards: In making a continuation award under 34 CFR 
75.253, the Secretary considers, among other things: Whether a grantee 
has made substantial progress in achieving the goals and objectives of 
the project; whether the grantee has expended funds in a manner that is 
consistent with its approved application and budget; and, if the 
Secretary has established performance measurement requirements, the 
performance targets in the grantee's approved application. In making a 
continuation grant, the Secretary also considers whether the grantee is 
operating in compliance with the assurances in its approved 
application, including those applicable to Federal civil rights laws 
that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities receiving 
Federal financial assistance from the Department (34 CFR 100.4, 104.5, 
106.4, 108.8, and 110.23).

VII. Other Information

    Accessible Format: On request to the program contact person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, individuals with disabilities 
can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an 
accessible format.
    The Department will provide the requestor with an accessible format 
that may include Rich Text Format (RTF) or text format (txt), a thumb 
drive, an MP3 file, braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc, 
or other accessible format.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may 
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your search to documents published by the Department.

Robert L. King,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2020-28583 Filed 12-23-20; 8:45 am]