Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 3.djvu/298

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108 STAT. 2050 PUBLIC LAW 103-322—SEPT. 13, 1994 (B) a course of graduate study legal or criminal justice studies following award of a baccalaureate degree, including the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, room and board and miscellaneous expenses. "institution of higher education" has the meaning stated in the first sentence of section 1201(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1141(a)). "participant" means a participant in the Police Corps program selected pursuant to section 200106. "State" means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. "State Police Corps program" means a State police corps program that meets the requirements of section 200110. 42 USC 14093. SEC. 200104. ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE OF THE POUCE CORPS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT EDUCATION. There is established in the Department of Justice, under the general authority of the Attorney General, an Office of the Police Corps and Law Enforcement Education. 42 USC 14094. SEC. 200105. DESIGNATION OF LEAD AGENCY AND SUBMISSION OF STATE PLAN. (a) LEAD AGENCY. —^A State that desires to participate in the Police Corps program under this subtitle shall designate a lead agency that will be responsible for— (1) submitting to the Director a State plan described in subsection (b); and (2) administering the program in the State. (b) STATE PLANS.—A State plan shall— (1) contain assurances that the lead agency shall work in cooperation with the local law enforcement liaisons, representatives of police labor organizations and police management organizations, and other appropriate State and local agencies to develop and implement interagency agreements designed to carry out the program; (2) contain assurances that the State shall advertise the assistance available under this subtitle; (3) contain assurances that the State shall screen and select law enforcement personnel for participation in the program; and (4) meet the requirements of section 200110, 42 USC 14095. SEC. 200106. SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE. (a) SCHOLARSHIPS AUTHORIZED.— (1) The Director may award scholarships to participants who agree to work in a State or local police force in accordance with agreements entered into pursuant to subsection (d). (2)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), each scholarship payment made under this section for each academic year shall not exceed— (i) $7,500; or (ii) the cost of the educational expenses related to attending an institution of higher education. (B) In the case of a psirticipant who is pursuing a course of educational study during substantially an entire calendar year.