106 STAT. 1818 PUBLIC LAW 102-394—OCT. 6, 1992 $29,700,000: Provided fuHher, That obligated balances of these appropriations will remain available until expended, notwithstanding the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 1552(a), as amended by Public Law 101-510. In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan program of college housing and academic facilities loans entered into pursuant to title VII, part C, of the Higher Education Act, as amended, $733,000. Contracts. COLLEGE HOUSING LOANS Pursuant to title VII, part C of the Higher Education Act, as amended, for necessary expenses of the college housing loans program, previously carried out under title IV of the Housing Act of 1950, the Secretary shall make expenditures and enter into contracts without regard to fiscal year limitation using loan repay- ments and other resources available to this account. Any unobligated balances becoming available from fixed fees paid into this account pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 1749d, relating to payment of costs for inspections and site visits, shall be available for the operating expenses of this account. EDUCATION RESEARCH, STATISTICS, AND IMPROVEMENT For carrying out the activities authorized by section 405 and section 406 of the General Education Provisions Act, as amended; section 1562, section 1566, section 2012, section 2016, and parts B, E, and F of title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended; part B of title III of Public Law 100- 297; title IX of the Education for Economic Security Act; section 6041 of Public Law 100-418; and title II of Public Law 102- 62, $278,184,000, of which $27,700,000 shall be for research centers; $36,451,000 shall be for regional laboratories including $10,400,000 for rural initiatives; $7,103,000 shall be for the Educational Resources Information Center; $966,000 shall be for field-initiated studies; $49,300,000 shall be for education statistics; $29,601,000 shall be for national assessment activities; $28,281,000 shall be for activities under the Fund for Innovation in Education, including $4,381,000 for civic education activities under section 4609; $5,440,000 shall be for Grants for Schools and Teachers under subpart 1 and $3,717,000 shall be for Family School Partnerships under subpart 2 of part B of title III of Public Law 100-297; $14,700,000 shall be for national diffusion activities under section 1562; $886,000 shall be for Blue Ribbon Schools under section 1566; $16,000,000 shall be for national programs under section 2012, including $3,500,000 for the National Clearinghouse for Science and Mathematics under section 2012(d); $13,700,000 shall be for regional consortia under section 2016; $9,684,000 shall be for Javits gifted and talented students education; $23,000,000 shall be for star schools; $4,191,000 shall be for educational partnerships; $1,751,000 shall be for territorial teacher training; and $3,238,000 shall be for the National Writing Project. In addition to these amounts, $4,831,000 shall be available for teaching standards activities as authorized by the Higher Education Amendments of 1992.