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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1280

PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984

(3) provide assurances that payments will be distributed by the State in accordance with the provisions of sections 207 and 208, as the case may be; (4) provide procedures— (A) for submitting applications by local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, junior or community colleges, and other organizations for programs described in section 206 for distribution of payments under this title within the State, and (B) for approval of applications by the appropriate State agency, including appropriate procedures to assure that the appropriate State agency will not disapprove an application without notice and opportunity for a hearing; (5) provide assurances that— (A) the State will prepare and submit the assessment required under section 208; (B) in the second year for which funds are available under this title, the State will use funds for purposes consistent with the findings of the State assessment under section 208; (C) for programs described in section 206, the provisions of sections 210 and 211 will be carried out; and (D) to the extent feasible, evaluations of the program assisted under this title will be performed; (6) provide assurances that Federal funds made available under this title for any fiscal year will be so used as to supplement, and to the extent practicable, to increase the level of funds that would, in the absence of such funds, be available for the purposes described in sections 207 and 208, and in no case supplant such funds; and (7) provide such fiscal control and accounting procedures as may be necessary (A) to ensure proper accounting of Federal funds paid to the applicant under this title, and (B) to ensure the verification of the programs assisted under the application. (c) The Secretary shall expeditiously approve any State plan that meets the requirements of this section. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY ASSESSMENT

20 USC 3970.

SEC. 210. (a) Each local educational agency which desires to receive a payment from the State educational agency pursuant to section 206 shall provide to the State educational agency an assessment of the local educational agency's need for assistance in— (1) teacher training, retraining, and inservice training and the training of appropriate school personnel in the areas of mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning, including a description of the availability and qualifications of teachers in the areas of mathematics, science, foreign language, and computer learning, including the qualifications of teachers at the elementary level to teach in such areas; (2) improving instructional materials and equipment related to mathematics and science education; and (3) improving the access to instruction in mathemactics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning of historically underserved and underrepresented individuals and of the gifted and talented, and an assessment of the current degree of access to such instruction of such individuals.