Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 5.djvu/128

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114 STAT. 2763A-88 PUBLIC LAW 106-554—APPENDIX A (5) IMPROVEMENT PLANS.—If the Secretary determines, based on the State report submitted under paragraph (4), that the State is not making progress toward achieving the performance goals described in paragraph (2), then the State shall submit a performance improvement plan to the Secretary, and demonstrate reasonable progress in implementing such plan, in order to remain eligible for funding under this title. SEC. 812. LOCAL ALLOCATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL.— The Lead State Agency shall allocate to Local Councils in the State not less than 93 percent of the funds provided to the State under this title for a fiscal year. (b) LIMITATION.— The Lead State Agency shall allocate funds f)rovided under this title on the basis of the population of the ocality served by the Local Council. SEC. 813. LOCAL APPLICATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL.— To be eligible to receive assistance under this title, the Local Council shall submit an application to the Lead State Agency at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Lead State Agency may require. (b) CONTENTS. —Each application submitted pursuant to subsection (a) shall include a statement ensuring that the local government entity, Indian tribe. Regional Corporation, or Native Hawaiian entity has established or designated a Local Council under section 814, and the Local Council has developed a local plan for carrying out early learning programs under this title that includes— (1) a needs and resources assessment concerning early learning services and a statement describing how early learning programs will be funded consistent with the assessment; (2) a statement of how the Local Council will ensure that early learning programs will meet the performance goals reported by the Lead State Agency under this title; and (3) a description of how the Local Council will form coUaboratives among local youth, social service, and educational providers to maximize resources and concentrate efforts on areas of greatest need. SEC. 814. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION. (a) LOCAL COUNCIL.— (1) IN GENERAL.— To be eligible to receive funds under this title, a local government entity, Indian tribe. Regional Corporation, or Native Hawaiian entity, as appropriate, shall establish or designate a Local Council, which shall be composed of— (A) representatives of local agencies directly affected by early learning programs assisted under this title; (B) parents; (C) other individuals concerned with early learning issues in the locality, such as representative entities providing elementary education, child care resource and referral services, early learning opportunities, child care, and health services; and (D) other key community leaders. (2) DESIGNATING EXISTING ENTITY.—If a local government entity, Indian tribe, Regional Corporation, or Native Hawaiian entity has, before the date of enactment of the Early Learning Opportunities Act, a Local Council or a regional entity that