Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 5.djvu/124

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114 STAT. 2763A-84 PUBLIC LAW 106-554—APPENDIX A social-emotional, and motor skills, and promote learning readiness, (2) Promoting effective parenting. , (3) Enhancing early childhood literacy. (4) Developing linkages among early learning programs within a community and between early learning programs and health care services for young children. (5) Increasing access to early learning opportunities for young children with special needs, including developmental delays, by facilitating coordination with other programs serving such young children. (6) Increasing access to existing early learning programs by expanding the days or times that the young children are served, by expanding the number of young children served, or by improving the affordability of the programs for lowincome families. (7) Improving the quality of early learning programs through professional development and training activities, increased compensation, and recruitment and retention incentives, for early learning providers. (8) Removing ancillary barriers to early learning, including transportation difficulties and absence of programs during nontraditional work times. (c) REQUIREMENTS. — Each Lead State Agency designated under section 810(c) and Local Councils receiving a grant under this title shall ensure— (1) that Local Councils described in section 814 work with local educational agencies to identify cognitive, social, emotional, and motor developmental abilities which are necessary to support children's readiness for school; (2) that the programs, services, and activities assisted under this title will represent developmentally appropriate steps toward the acquisition of those abilities; and (3) that the programs, services, and activities assisted under this title collectively provide benefits for children cared for in their own homes as well as children placed in the care of others. (d) SLIDING SCALE PAYMENTS.— States and Local Councils receiving assistance under this title shall ensure that programs, services, and activities assisted under this title which customarily require a payment for such programs, services, or activities, adjust the cost of such programs, services, and activities provided to the individual or the individual's child based on the individual's ability to pay. SEC. 809. RESERVATIONS AND ALLOTMENTS. (a) RESERVATION FOR INDL\N TRIBES, ALASKA NATIVES, AND NATIVE HAWAIIANS.— The Secretary shall reserve 1 percent of the total amount appropriated under section 805 for each fiscal year, to be allotted to Indian tribes. Regional Corporations, and Native Hawaiian entities, of which— (1) 0.5 percent shall be available to Indian tribes; and (2) 0.5 percent shall be available to Regional Corporations and Native Hawaiian entities. (b) ALLOTMENTS.— From the funds appropriated under this title for each fiscal year that are not reserved under subsection (a), the Secretary shall allot to each State the sum of—