Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 1.djvu/369

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PUBLIC LAW 102-73—JULY 25, 1991 105 STAT. 341 Training Partnership Act, welfare agencies, labor organizations, businesses, volunteer groups, and community-based organizations; "(4) address the measurable goals for improving literacy levels as set forth in the plan submitted pursuant to section 842; and "(5) develop procedures for the coordination of literacy activities for statewide and local literacy efforts conducted by public and private organizations, and for enhancing the systems of service delivery. "(i) PAYMENTS; FEDERAL SHARE. — (1) The Secretary shall pay to each State having an application approved pursuant to subsection (h) the Federal share of the cost of the activities described in the application. "(2) The Federal share— "(A) for each of the first 2 fiscal years in which the State receives funds under this section shall not exceed 80 percent; "(B) for each of the third and fourth fiscal years in which the State receives funds under this section shall not exceed 70 percent; and "(C) for the fifth and each succeeding fiscal year in which the State receives funds under this section shall not exceed 60 percent. "(3) The non-Federal share of payments under this section may be in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, or services. "(j) REGIONAL CENTERS. — (1) A group of States may enter into an interstate agreement to develop and operate a regional adult literacy resource center for purposes of receiving assistance under this section if the States determine that a regional approach is more appropriate for their situation. "(2) Any State that receives assistance under this section as part of a regional center shall only be required to provide under subsection (i) 50 percent of the funds such State would otherwise be required to provide under such subsection. "(3) In any fiscal year in which the amount a State will receive under this section is less than $100,000, the Secretary may designate the State to receive assistance under this section only as part of a regional center. "(4) The provisions of paragraph (3) shall not apply to any State that can demonstrate to the Secretary that the total amount of Federal, State, local and private funds expended to carry out the purposes of this section would equal or exceed $100,000. "(5) In any fiscal year in which paragraph (2) applies, the Secretary may allow certain States that receive assistance as part of a regional center to reserve a portion of such assistance for a State adult literacy resource center pursuant to this section. "(k) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—T here are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this section $25,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1992 and 1993, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1994 and 1995.".