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Academic Competitiveness Grant Program and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Program

Federal Register, August 7, 2007, Page 44050-44065


Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education


Notice of proposed rulemaking


The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations for the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs. The Secretary is amending these regulations to reduce administrative burden for program participants and to clarify program requirements.


We must receive your comments on or before September 6, 2007.


Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not accept comments by fax or by e-mail. Please submit your comments only one time, in order to ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies. In addition, please include the Docket ID at the top of your comments. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to Under ``Search Documents'' go to ``Optional Step 2'' and select ``Department of Education'' from the ``Federal Department or Agency'' drop-down menu, then click ``Submit.'' In the Docket ID column, select ED-2007-OPE-0135 to add or view public comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. Information on using, including instructions for submitting comments, accessing documents, and viewing the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through the site's ``User Tips'' link. Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery. If you mail or deliver your comments about these proposed regulations, address them to Sophia McArdle, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 8019, Washington, DC 20006-8544. Privacy Note: The Department's policy for comments received from members of the public (including those comments submitted by mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery) is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at All submissions will be posted to the Federal eRulemaking Portal without change, including personal identifiers and contact information.

Further Information

1) General information and information related to recognition of rigorous secondary school programs and eligible majors. Sophia McArdle Telephone:(202) 219-7078 or via the Internet: 2) Information related to successful completion of a rigorous secondary school program. Jacquelyn Butler Telephone: (202) 502-7890 or via the Internet: 3) Information related to grade point average. Anthony Jones Telephone: (202) 502-7652 or via the Internet: 4) Information related to academic year progression and prior enrollment. Fred Sellers Telephone: (202)502-7502 or via the Internet: If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the first contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.