State Grants under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund

Under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (Stabilization)
program, authorized in Title XIV of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Public Law 111-5, the U.S. Department
of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis to Governors
to help stabilize State and local government budgets in order to
minimize and avoid reductions in education and other essential public
services. The Department is awarding Stabilization funds in two phases.
In Phase 1, the Department will award 67 percent of the total funds
available to a State, unless the State can demonstrate that additional
funds are required to restore fiscal year 2009 State support for
education. In that case, the Department will award up to 90 percent of
its total allocation in Phase 1. The Department will award the
remaining portion of a State’s allocation in Phase 2. In this notice,
we establish the deadline by which a Governor must submit the State’s
application for Phase 1 funding under the Stabilization program.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2009, 4:30:00 p.m. Washington, DC
time.
Governors must submit an application electronically by the deadline
in this notice. If a Governor fails to submit the State’s application
by this deadline, the State will not receive any Phase 1 or Phase 2
Stabilization funds.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: There are two components of the
Stabilization program: the Education Stabilization Fund (CFDA No.
84.394) and the Government Services Fund (CFDA No. 84.397). By statute,
the Department will award 81.8 percent of a State’s total Stabilization
allocation under the Education Stabilization Fund and the remaining
18.2 percent of its allocation under the Government Services Fund.
Governors will apply for funding for each component under a single
application. The application is available on the Department’s Web site
at http://www.ed.gov/programs/statestabilization/applicant.html.
If a Governor does not submit the State’s application for Phase 1
funding by the deadline in this notice, the Department will allocate
the funds that were reserved for the State to those States that have
submitted timely applications. A State that fails to submit an
application by the deadline in this notice will not receive any Phase 1
or Phase 2 Stabilization funds.
Electronic Submission of Applications: A Governor must submit an
electronic version of his/her State’s application in .PDF (Portable
Document) format to Stabilizationfundapplication@ed.gov by July 1,
2009, 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time. A Governor also must mail the
original and two copies of the application to: Dr. Joseph C. Conaty,
Director, Academic Improvement and Teacher, Quality Programs, Office of
Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400
Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3E314, Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Butler, U.S. Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 3E108, Washington, DC 20202.
Telephone: (202) 260-9737 or via e-mail: state.fiscal.fund@ed.gov.
If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the
Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
Individuals with disabilities can obtain this notice in an
accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer
diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT.
Electronic Access To This Document: You can view this document, as
well as other Department of Education documents published in the
Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on
the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.
To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available
free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S.
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll-free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in
the Washington DC, area at (202) 512-1530.

Note: The official version of this document is the document
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the
official version of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal
Regulations is available on GPO Access at:
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html.

Program Authority: Title XIV, Division A, American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5.
Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated
to Joseph C. Conaty, Director, Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality
Programs for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the
authority to perform the functions of the Assistant Secretary for
Elementary and Secondary Education.

Dated: May 8, 2009.
Joseph C. Conaty,
Director, Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-11200 Filed 5-12-09; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4000-01-P
The North Carolina Fiscal Stabilization Fund Application to the U.S. Department of Education is available online: http://www.ed.gov/programs/statestabilization/stateapps/nc.pdf