Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 3.djvu/101

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PUBLIC LAW 103-322—SEPT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 1853 (A) homework assistance and after-school programs, including educational, social, and athletic activities; (B) nutrition services; (C) mentoring programs; (D) family counseling; and (E) parental training programs. (e) ELIGIBLE COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION.— The Secretary Regulations, through regulation shall define the criteria necessary to qualify as an eligible community as defined in subsection (1)(3). (f) GRANT ELIGIBILITY. —To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, a local entity shall— (1) identify an eligible community to be assisted; (2) develop a community planning process that includes— (A) parents and family members; (B) local school officials; (C) teachers employed at schools within the eligible community; (D) public housing resident organization members, where applicable; and (E) public and private nonprofit organizations that provide education, child protective services, or other human services to low-income, at-risk children and their families; and (3) develop a concentrated strategy for implementation of the community planning process developed under paragraph (2) that targets clusters of at-risk children in the eligible community. (g) APPLICATIONS.— (1) APPLICATION REQUIRED. —TO be eligible to receive a grant under this section, a local entity shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information, as the Secretary may reasonably require, and obtain approval of such application. (2) CONTENTS OF APPLICATION.—Each application submitted under paragraph (1) shall— (A) contain a comprehensive plan for the program that is designed to improve the academic and social development of at-risk children in schools in the eligible community; (B) provide evidence of support for accomplishing the objectives of such plan from— (i) community leaders; (ii) a school district; (iii) local officials; and (iv) other organizations that the local entity determines to be appropriate; (C) provide an assurance that the local entity will use grant funds received under this subsection to implement the program requirements listed in subsection (d); (D) include an estimate of the number of children in the eligible community expected to be served under the program; (E) provide an assurance that the local entity will comply with any evaluation requested under subsection (k), any research effort authorized under Federal law, and any investigation by the Secretary;