Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/240

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108 STAT. 2874 PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 (2) Of the amount made available pursuant to section 1102(a), up to $5,000,000 shall be available for the placement of members and former members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense as firefighters or members of rescue squads or ambulance crews with public fire departments under section 1152 of title 10, United States Code, if the Secretary of Defense makes the certification required by subsection (g)(2) of such section within the time period specified in such subsection. SEC. 1133. PILOT PROGRAM TO PLACE SEPARATED MEMBERS AND TERMINATED DEFENSE EMPLOYEES IN TEACHING POSI- TIONS AS BILINGUAL MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHERS. (a) COOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENTS. —During fiscal year 1995, the Secretary of Defense sTiall carry out a pilot program to establish cooperative arreingements between the Department of Defense and a consortium of two or more entities described in subsection (b) for the purpose of assisting bilingual members of the Armed Forces after their separation from active duty, and bilingual civilian employees of the Department of Defense after the termination of their employment, in obtaining certification and employment as bilingual elementary or secondary school teachers in mathematics or science. (b) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. — The entities with which the Secretary of Defense may enter into a cooperative arrangement under the pilot program are as follows: (1) Local governments of States that contain military installations and a high concentration of students who would benefit from the increased presence of bilingual elementary or secondary school teachers in mathematics or science. (2) A consortium of two or more institutions of higher education that have a demonstrated background, expertise, and experience in operating bilingual teacher training programs in mathematics and science with an emphasis in English as a second language. (c) ELIGIBLE MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES. —(1) A member of the Armed Forces shall be eligible to participate in a cooperative arrangement established under the pilot program if the member— (A) during the seven-year period beginning on October 1, 1992, is discharged or released from active duty after six or more years of continuous active duty immediately before the discharge or release; (B) has received a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education; (C) is bilingual; and (D) satisfies such other criteria for selection as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe. (2) A civilian employee of the Department of Defense shall be eligible to participate in a cooperative arrangement established under the pilot program if the employee— (A) during the five-year period beginning October 1, 1992, is terminated from such employment as a result of reductions in defense spending or the closure or realignment of a military installation, as determined by the Secretary of Defense; (B) has received a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education; (C) is bilingual; and