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ED/OCFO RIN: 1890-AA14 Publication ID: Spring 2009 
Title: Direct Grant Programs and Definitions That Apply to Department Regulations 
Abstract: The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations in 34 CFR part 75 and part 77 to align the discretionary grant selection criteria and continuation award standards with the performance management standards established for Department of Education programs. These amendments would improve the Department's ability to determine (1) whether discretionary grant programs are achieving established performance measures under the Government Performance and Results Act and other performance management requirements and (2) whether projects funded by the Department are establishing and meeting challenging and realistic performance milestones and targets. The Secretary also proposes an amendment to improve financial management of discretionary grants. 
Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 34 CFR 75 and 77   
Legal Authority: 20 USC 1221e-3    20 USC 3474   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2009    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Peter Wathen-Dunn
Office of General Counsel
Department of Education
Room 6E207, 400 Maryland Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20202-2243
Phone:202 401-6697