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ED/OPE RIN: 1840-AD35 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Updating Regulations Relating to the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program  

The Department will amend the regulations concerning the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program to align with changes made to the Higher Education Act of 1965 by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-315) and to revise other sections to be more consistent with the program’s legal parameters.  The revised regulations will update the areas of national need to reflect economic and technological changes since the last revision.  

Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 34 CFR 648   
Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 3474    20 U.S.C. 1221e-3    Pub. L. 110-315   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Linda Byrd-Johnson
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20202
Phone:202 453-6060