Publication Date: December 11, 2019

Posted Date: December 11, 2019

Subject: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – TEACH and Faith Based Institutions

FR Type: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

NPRM Comment Due Date: January 10, 2020

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – TEACH and Faith Based Institutions in PDF Format, 609KB, 49 Pages


[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 67778-67826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25808]

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Vol. 84

Wednesday,

No. 238

December 11, 2019

Part II

Department of Education

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34 CFR Parts 674, 675, 676, et al.

Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Programs, Federal 
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, Federal Family 
Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, 
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant 
Program, Federal Pell Grant Program, Leveraging Educational Assistance 
Partnership Program, and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for 
Undergraduate Programs; Proposed Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

34 CFR Parts 674, 675, 676, 682, 685, 686, 690, 692, and 694

[Docket ID ED-2019-OPE-0081]
RIN 1840-AD40, 1840-AD44

Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Programs, 
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, Federal 
Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan 
Program, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education 
Grant Program, Federal Pell Grant Program, Leveraging Educational 
Assistance Partnership Program, and Gaining Early Awareness and 
Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: In response to the United States Supreme Court decision in 
Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, and the United 
States Attorney General's October 7, 2017 Memorandum on Federal Law 
Protections for Religious Liberty pursuant to Executive Order No. 
13798, the Department of Education (Department) proposes revising the 
current regulations regarding the eligibility of faith-based entities 
to participate in the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under 
title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the 
eligibility of students to obtain certain benefits under those 
programs. The Secretary is also proposing to simplify the Teacher 
Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant 
Program requirements to minimize the number of TEACH Grants that are 
converted to Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and to update, 
strengthen, and clarify other areas of the TEACH Grant Program 
regulations.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before January 10, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. We will not 
accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after 
the comment period. To ensure that we do not receive duplicate copies, 
please submit your comments only once. In addition, please include the 
Docket ID at the top of your comments.

If you are submitting comments electronically, we strongly 
encourage you to submit any comments or attachments in Microsoft Word 
format. If you must submit a comment in Adobe Portable Document Format 
(PDF), we strongly encourage you to convert the PDF to print-to-PDF 
format or to use some other commonly used searchable text format. 
Please do not submit the PDF in a scanned format. Using a print-to-PDF 
format allows the Department to electronically search and copy certain 
portions of your submissions.

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov to 
submit your comments electronically. Information on using 
Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing agency documents, 
submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site 
under "Help."

Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: The 
Department strongly encourages commenters to submit their comments 
electronically. However, if you mail or deliver your comments about the 
proposed regulations, address them to Mr. Jean-Didier Gaina, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Mail Stop 294-20, 
Washington, DC 20202.

Privacy Note: The Department's policy is to make all comments 
received from members of the public available for public viewing in 
their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should be careful to include 
in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly 
available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
For information related to faith-based issues, contact Lynn 
Mahaffie at (202) 453-7862 or by email at Lynn.Mahaffie@ed.gov.

For information related to the TEACH Grant Program, contact Sophia 
McArdle at (202) 453-6318 or by email at Sophia.McArdle@ed.gov.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
800-877-8339.
 

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