Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 2.djvu/769

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PUBLIC LAW 105-244—OCT. 7, 1998 112 STAT. 1653 "(B) $180,000 for programs authorized by sections 402B and 402F; and "(C) $190,000 for programs authorized by sections 402C and402E. . (3) PROCEDURES FOR AWARDING GRANTS AND CONTRACTS.— Subsection (c) of section 402A is amended to read as follows: " (c) PROCEDURES FOR AWARDING GRANTS AND CONTRACTS.— "(1) APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. —An eligible entity that desires to receive a grant or contract under this chapter shall submit an application to the Secretary in such manner and form, and containing such information and assursmces, as the Secretary may reasonably require. "(2) PRIOR EXPERIENCE. —In making grants under this chapter, the Secretary shall consider each applicant's prior experience of service delivery under the particular program for which funds are sought. The level of consideration given the factor of prior experience shall not vary from the level of consideration given such factor during fiscal years 1994 through 1997, except that grants made under section 402H shall not be given prior experience consideration. "(3) ORDER OF AWARDS; PROGRAM FRAUD. —(A) Except with respect to grants made under sections 402G and 402H and as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall award grants and contracts under this chapter in the order of the scores received by the application for such grant or contract in the peer review process required under paragraph (4) and adjusted for prior experience in accordance with paragraph (2) of this subsection. "(B) The Secretary is not required to provide assistance to a program otherwise eligible for assistance under this chapter, if the Secretary has determined that such program has involved the fraudulent use of funds under this chapter. "(4) PEER REVIEW PROCESS. —(A) The Secretary shall ensure that, to the extent practicable, members of groups underrepresented in higher education, including African Americans, Hispanics. Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, and Native American Pacific Islanders (including Native Hawaiians), are represented as readers of applications submitted under this chapter. The Secretary shall also ensure that persons from urban and rural backgrounds are represented as readers. "(B) The Secretary shall ensure that each application submitted under this chapter is read by at least three readers who are not employees of the Federal Government (other than as readers of applications). " (5) NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS AND CON- TRACTS.— The Secretary shall not limit the number of applications submitted by sui entity under any program authorized under this chapter if the additional applications describe programs serving different populations or campuses. " (6) COORDINATION WITH OTHER PROGRAMS FOR DISADVAN- TAGED STUDENTS. —The Secretary shall encourage coordination of programs assisted under this chapter with other programs for disadvantaged students operated by the sponsoring institution or agency, regardless of the funding source of such programs. The Secretary shall not limit an entity's eligibility to receive funds under this chapter because such entity sponsors 20 USC 1070a- 11. Grants. Contracts. 59-194O-98 - 25:QL3Part2