Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 5.djvu/246

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108 STAT. 3736 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 c^s ability to provide technical assistance to local educational agencies not receiving funds under this Act. "(c) ELIGIBLE ENTITY COMMENTS.— An eligible entity may submit to the Secretary comments that address the comments submitted by the State educational agency. (d) COMMENT CONSIDERATION.— In making awards under this subpart the Secretary shall take into consideration comments made by a State educational agency. "(e) SPECIAL RULE. — "(1) OUTREACH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. —The Secretary shall provide for outreach and technical assistance to institutions of higher education eligible for assistance under title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and institutions of higher education that are operated or funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to facilitate the participation of such institutions in activities under this part. "(2) DISTRIBUTION RULE. —In making awards under this subpart, the Secretary, consistent with subsection (d), shall ensure adequate representation of Hispanic-serving institutions that demonstrate competence and experience in the programs and activities authorized under this subpart and are otherwise qualified. 20 USC 7477. "SEC. 7147. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. "Activities conducted under this subpart shall assist educational personnel in meeting State and local certification requirements for bilingual education and, wherever possible, shall lead toward the awarding of college or university credit. 20 USC 7478. "SEC. 7148. STIPENDS. "The Secretary shall provide for the payment of such stipends (including allowances for subsistence and other expenses for such persons and their dependents), as the Secretary determines to be appropriate, to persons participating in training programs under this subpart. 20 USC 7479. "SEC. 7149. PROGRAM EVALUATIONS. "Each recipient of funds under this subpart shall provide the Secretary with an evaluation of the program assisted under this subpart every two years. Such evaluation shall include data on— "(1) post-program placement of persons trained in a program assisted under this subpart; "(2) how the training relates to the employment of persons served by the program; "(3) program completion; and "(4) such other information as the Secretary may require. 20 USC 7480. "SEC. 7150. USE OF FUNDS FOR SECOND LANGUAGE COMPETENCE. "Awards under this subpart may be used to develop a program participant's competence in a second language for use in instructional programs. "Subpart 4—Transition 20 USC 7491. "SEC. 7161. SPECIAL RULE. "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no recipient of a grant under title VII of this Act (as such title was in effect on the day preceding the date of enactment of the Improving Ameri-