Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 1.djvu/654

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108 STAT. 628 PUBLIC LAW 103-252—MAY 18, 1994 "(iii) ensure that the individual holds a position with sufficient authority and access to ensure that the collaboration described in subparagraph (B) is effective and involves a range of State agencies; and "(iv) ensure that the collaboration described in subparagraph (B) involves coordination of Head Start services with health care, welfare, child care, education, and national service activities, family literacy services, and activities relating to children with disabilities. "(D) As used in this paragraph, the term 'low-income', used with respect to children or families, shall not be considered to refer only to children or families that meet the low-income criteria prescribed pursuant to section 645(a)(1)(A). "(6) From amounts reserved and allotted pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (4), the Secretary shall use, for grants for programs described in section 645A(a), a portion of the combined total of such amounts equal to 3 percent for fiscal year 1995, 4 percent for each of fiscal years 1996 and 1997, and 5 percent for fiscal year 1998, of the amount appropriated pursuant to section 639(a).". (c) CONSIDERATIONS FOR ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR PROGRAM EXPANSION.— Section 640(g) (42 U.S.C. 9835(g)) is amended— (1) by striking "(g)" and inserting "(g)(1)"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: "(2) For the purpose of expanding Head Start programs, in allocating funds to an applicant within a State, from amounts allotted to a State pursuant to subsection (a)(4), the Secretary shall take into consideration— "(A) the quality of the applicant's programs (including Head Start and other child care or child development programs) in existence on the date of the allocation, including, in the case of Head Start programs in existence on the date of the allocation, the extent to which such programs meet or exceed performance standards and other requirements under this subchapter; "(B) the applicant's capacity to expand services (including, in the case of Head Start programs in existence on the date of the allocation, whether the applicant accomplished any prior expsinsions in an effective and timely manner); "(C) the extent to which the applicant has undertaken community-wide strategic planning and needs assessments involving other community organizations and public agencies serving children and families (including organizations serving families in whose homes English is not the language customarily spoken); "(D) the extent to which the family and community needs assessment of the appHcant reflects a need to provide fullworking-day or full calendar year services; "(E) the numbers of eligible children in each community who are not participating in a Head Start program; and "(F) the concentration of low-income famihes in each community. "(3) In determining the amount of funds reserved pursu£mt to subparagraph (A) or (B) of subsection (a)(2) to be used for expanding Head Start programs under this subchapter, the Secretary shall take into consideration, to the extent appropriate, the factors specified in paragraph (2).".