National Telecommunications and Information Administration

GRANTS FOR PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES PROGRAMS

Notice of Acceptance of Applications for Filing

Notice is hereby given that the following described applications for Federal financial assistance are accepted for filing under provisions of Title III, Part IV of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 U.S.C. 390-94, 397-99), and in accordance with 15 CFR 2301.

The acceptance of applications for filing is a procedure designed for making preliminary determinations of eligibility, and for providing the opportunity for public comment on applications. Acceptance of an application does not preclude subsequent return or disapproval of an application if it is found to be not in accordance with the provisions of 15 CFR 2301, of if the applicant fails to file any additional information requested by the Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administrator. Acceptance for filing does not assure an application of being funded; it merely qualifies it to compete for funding with other applications which have also been accepted for filing.

Pursuant to 15 CFR 2301.11 applicants are required to publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the community to be served by the applicant, a notice that such application has been tendered to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.The notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks within the three week period following the date of this publication in the Federal Register. The notice shall contain substantially the same information concerning the application that is published in this notice of acceptance. In addition, it will include (1) information as to where within the community to be served a copy of the application, and any amendments thereto, may be inspected by the public during normalibusiness hours, and (2) an invitation for parties supporting or opposing the application to file comments with the Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Public Telecommunications Facilities Program, Washington, D.C. 20005. Such filings are to be made within 30 calendar days from the date of this public notice of acceptance of the application, and must be accompanied by a certificate that a copy of the comments have been mailed to the applicant.

National League of Cities, Aimret, Inc., 1620 Eye Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, File No. 6-P/C790042-P to identify and evaluate telecommunications technologies and systems which could aid cities in providing access to public services. Proposal determined acceptable: June 4, 1979. Estimated total project cost and grant requested: $99,845. Application signed by: Lawrence A. Williams.

Delaware Citizens Committee, P.O. Box 311, Ocean View, Delaware 19970, File No. 7-P/C790001-P to plan establishment of educational broadcasting facilities on Channel 34, Dover and a network of statewide facilities utilizing Channel 64, Seaford. Proposal determined acceptable: May 31, 1979. Estimated total project cost and grant requested: $96,732. Application signed by: Shelton J. Merrill.

*Montana Inter-Tribal Policy Board, 300 North 25th Street, Suite 103, Billings, Montana 59101, File No. 8-P/C790082-P for planning to utilize public telecommunications facilities to deliver programming and services to the seven Indian Tribes of Montana. Proposal determined acceptable: June 5, 1979. Estimated total project cost and grant requested: $195,480. Application signed by: Tom Whitford, Director.