Final Rule: ACG and National SMART Grant Programs

Federal Register: October 29, 2007
Volume 72, Number 208
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 61247-61267]
[pdf version of document]

34 CFR Part 691
RIN 1840-AC92
[Docket ID ED-2007-OPE-0135]

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

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.
ACTION: Final regulations.
SUMMARY: The Secretary amends 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.

DATES: Effective Date: These regulations are effective July 1, 2008.
    Implementation Date: The Secretary has determined, in accordance with section 482(c)(2)(A) of the Higher Education Act, of 1965, as amended (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1089(c)(2)(A)), that institutions that administer the ACG and National SMART Grant Programs may, at their discretion, choose to implement these final regulations in their entirety, or by section, on or after November 1, 2007. For further information, see the section entitled "IMPLEMENTATION DATE OF THESE REGULATIONS" in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this preamble.



Publication Date: 10/29/2007

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