June 24, 2005

In this Issue:

1. Notice Inviting Comments on Priorities To Be Proposed to the National Board for Education Sciences of the Institute of Education Sciences

Source: Federal Register: June 16, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 115)

The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) has developed priorities to guide the work of the Institute. The National Board for Education Sciences (Board) must approve the priorities, but before proposing the priorities to the Board, the Director must seek public comment on the priorities. The public comments will be provided to the Board prior to its action on the priorities.

For complete information on these priorities and how to submit comments go to http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/proprule/2005-2/061605a.html

2. Early Learning Opportunities Act (ELOA) Discretionary Grants Available

Source: Federal Register: June 15, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 114)

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Child Care Bureau (CCB) announces the availability of funds and request for applications for its FY 2005 Early Learning Opportunities Act (ELOA) grants. Grants will be awarded to Local Councils that have been designated as the Local Council for the purposes of applying for an ELOA grant, as evidenced in a letter of designation, signed by an entity of local government, an Indian Tribe, Regional Corporation, or Native Hawaiian entity. Local Councils, whose membership must represent a cross-section of early learning programs, and those affected by early learning programs, must develop a coordinated plan for addressing early learning and related needs identified through a local needs and resources assessment. The activities funded augment and coordinate with the services already in the community including child care, health, welfare, and early intervention.

Due Date For Letter of Intent or Preapplications: Letters of Intent are due June 30, 2005.
Due Date for Applications: Applications are due July 15, 2005.
For complete information go to http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/05-11754.htm