Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 5.djvu/99

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PUBLIC LAW 106-554—APPENDIX A 114 STAT. 2763A-59 "SEC. 10324. CHARTER SCHOOL OBJECTIVES. "An eligible entity receiving a grant under this subpart shall use the funds deposited in the reserve account established under section 10325(a) to assist one or more charter schools to access private sector capital to accomplish one or both of the following objectives: "(1) The acquisition (by purchase, lease, donation, or otherwise) of an interest (including an interest held by a third party for the benefit of a charter school) in improved or unimproved real property that is necessary to commence or continue the operation of a charter school. "(2) The construction of new facilities, or the renovation, repair, or alteration of existing facilities, necessary to commence or continue the operation of a charter school. "SEC. 10325. RESERVE ACCOUNT. "(a) USE OF FUNDS.— To assist charter schools to accomplish the objectives described in section 10324, an eligible entity receiving a grant under this subpart shall, in accordance with State and local law, directly or indirectly, alone or in collaboration with others, deposit the funds received under this subpart (other than funds used for administrative costs in accordance with section 10326) in a reserve account established and maintained by the entity for this purpose. Amounts deposited in such account shall be used by the entity for one or more of the following purposes: "(1) Guaranteeing, insuring, and reinsuring bonds, notes, evidences of debt, loans, and interests therein, the proceeds of which are used for an objective described in section 10324. "(2) Guaranteeing and insuring leases of personal and real property for an objective described in section 10324. "(3) Facilitating financing by identifying potential lending sources, encouraging private lending, and other similar activities that directly promote lending to, or for the benefit of, charter schools. "(4) Facilitating the issuance of bonds by charter schools, or by other public entities for the benefit of charter schools, by providing technical, administrative, and other appropriate assistance (including the recruitment of bond counsel, underwriters, and potential investors and the consolidation of multiple charter school projects within a single bond issue). "(b) INVESTMENT.— Funds received under this subpart and deposited in the reserve account shall be invested in obligations issued or guaranteed by the United States or a State, or in other similarly low-risk securities. "(c) REINVESTMENT OF EARNINGS.— Any earnings on funds received under this subpart shall be deposited in the reserve account established under subsection (a) and used in accordance with such subsection. "SEC. 10326. LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS. "An eligible entity may use not more than 0.25 percent of the funds received under this subpart for the administrative costs of carrying out its responsibilities under this subpart. "SEC. 10327. AUDITS AND REPORTS. "(a) FINANCIAL RECORD MAINTENANCE AND AUDIT. —The financial records of each eligible entity receiving a grant under this subpart shall be maintained in accordance with generally accepted