Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 1.djvu/665

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PUBLIC LAW 103-252—MAY 18, 1994 108 STAT. 639 "(8) meet such other requirements concerning design and operation of the program described in subsection (a) as the Secretary may estabhsh. " (c) PERSONS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. — Persons who may participate in programs described in subsection (a)(1) include— "(1) pregnant women; and "(2) families with children under age 3 (or under age 5, in the case of children served by an entity specified in subsection (e)(3)); who meet the income criteria specified for families in section 645(a)(1). "(d) ELIGIBLE SERVICE PROVIDERS.—To be eligible to receive assistance under this section, an entity shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require. Entities that may apply to carry out activities under this section include— "(1) entities operating Head Start programs under this subchapter; "(2) entities that, on the day before the date of enactment of this section, were operating— "(A) Parent-Child Centers receiving financial assistance under section 640(a)(4), as in effect on such date; or "(B) programs receiving financial assistance under the Comprehensive Child Development Act, as in effect on such date; and "(3) other public entities, and nonprofit private entities, capable of providing child and family services that meet the standards for participation in programs under this subchapter and meet such other appropriate requirements relating to the activities under this section as the Secretary may establish. " (e) TIME-LIMITED PRIORITY FOR CERTAIN ENTITIES.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— From amounts allotted pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (4) of section 640(a), the Secretary shall provide financial assistance in accordance with paragraphs (2) through (4). "(2) PARENT-CHILD CENTERS.—The Secretary shall make financial assistance available under this section for each of fiscal years 1995, 1996, and 1997 to any entity that— "(A) complies with subsection (b); and "(B) received funding as a Parent-Child Center pursuant to section 640(a)(4), as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this section, for fiscal year 1994. " (3) COMPREHENSIVE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS.— "(A) In the case of an entity that received a grant for fiscal year 1994 to operate a project under the Comprehensive Child Development Act, the Secretary— "(i) shall make financial assistance available under this section, in a comparable amount and scope to the assistance provided for fiscal year 1994, for the duration of the project period specified in the grant award to such entity under such Act; and "(ii) shall permit such entity, in carrying out activities assisted under this section, to serve children from birth through age 5. "(B) In the case of an entity that received a grant for fiscal year 1989 to operate a project under the Com-