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PRIMARY DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

The Secretary has delegated the following authorities to the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education subject to certain reservations:

Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MVHAA), the Civil Rights Act of l964 (CRA), and the Educational Research, Development, Dissemination, and Improvement Act of 1994 (ERDDIA):

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Description of Delegated Authority

Title I, Section 1003(g) of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6303(g))

School Improvement Fund

Title I, Part A of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6311 et seq.)

Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies

Title I, Part B, Subpart 1 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6361 et seq.)

Reading First

Title I, Part B, Subpart 2 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6371 et seq.)

Early Reading First

Title I, Part B, Subpart 3 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6381 et seq.)

William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Programs

Title I, Part B, Subpart 4 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6383 et seq.)

Improving Literacy Through School Libraries

Title I, Part C of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6391 et seq.)

Education of Migratory Children

Title I, Part D of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6421 et seq.)

Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk

Title I, Part E, Section 1502 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6492)

Striving Readers (Demonstrations of Innovative Practices)

Title I, Part F of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6511 et seq.)

Comprehensive School Reform

Title I, Part G, Sections 1701-07 of the
ESEA

(20 U.S.C. 6531-37)

Advanced Placement Programs
(Access to High Standards Act)

Title I, Part H, Sections 1801-1830 of the ESEA

(20 U.S.C. 6551-6561i)

Dropout Prevention Act (High School Graduation Initiative)

Title I, Part I of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6571 et seq.)

General Provisions

Title II, Part A, Subparts 1- 4 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 6601 et seq.)

Teacher and Principal Training and Recruitment Fund

Title II, Part A, Subpart 5, Section 2151(e) of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6651(e))

Early Childhood Educator Professional Development

Title II, Part B of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6661 et seq.)

Mathematics and Science Partnerships

Title II, Part C, Subpart 3, Sections 2344 and 2345 of the ESEA

(20 U.S.C. 6714 and 6715)

Civic Education

Title II, Part D, Subpart 1 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6761 et seq.)

State and Local Technology Grants

Title III, Part A, Subparts 1 and 2, Sections 3111-3129, and Part C, Sections 3301, 3302, and 3304 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6821-6849 and 7011, 7012, and 7014)

Formula Grants to States

Title III, Part A, Subpart 1, Section 3111(c)(1)(B) of the ESEA

(20 U.S.C. 6821(c)(1)(B))

Outlying Areas Program

Title IV, Part A of the ESEA

(20 U.S.C. 7101-7103, 7111-7117, 7131-7140, 7151 and 7161-7165)

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities

Title IV, Part B of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7171-7176 )

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Title IV, Part C of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7181-7184)

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (Pro-Children Act)

Title V, Part A of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.)

Innovative Programs

Title V, Part D, Subpart 1 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7243-7243c)

Teacher Incentive Fund; Literacy Initiative (funded under the Department of Education's FY 2012 appropriation)

Title V, Part D, Subpart 2 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7245)

Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs

Title V, Part D, Subpart 3 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7247)

Partnerships in Character Education

Title V, Part D, Subpart 4 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7249)

Smaller Learning Communities

Title V, Part D, Subpart 6 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7253 et seq.)

Gifted and Talented Students

Title V, Part D, Subpart 10 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7261-7261f)

Physical Education (Carol M. White Physical Education Program)

Title V, Part D, Subpart 14, Section 5541 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7269)

Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems

Title V, Part D, Subpart 14, Section 5542 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7269a)

Promotion of School Readiness through Early Childhood Emotional and Social Development (Foundations for Learning Grants)

Title V, Part D, Subpart 17, Section 5571 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7275)

Combatting Domestic Violence

 

Title V, Part D, Subpart 18, Sections 5581-5586 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7277-7277e)

Healthy, High-Performance Schools

Title V, Part D, Subpart 20 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7281 et seq.)

Additional Assistance for Certain Local Educational Agencies Impacted by Federal Property Acquisition

Title VI, Part A, Subpart 1, Section 6111 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7301)

Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities

Title VI, Part A, Subpart 1, Section 6112 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7301a)

Grants for Enhanced Assessment Instruments

Title VI, Part A, Subpart 2 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7305 et seq.)

Funding Transferability for State and Local Educational Agencies

Title VI, Part A, Subpart 3 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7311 et seq.)

State and Local Flexibility Demonstration

Title VI, Part B of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7341 et seq.)

Rural Education Initiative

Title VII, Part A, Subpart 1,
Sections 7111-19 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7421-29)

Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies

Title VII, Part A, Subpart 2,
Sections 7121-22 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7441-42)

Special Programs and Projects to Improve Educational Opportunities for Indian Children

Title VII, Part A, Subpart 3,
Sections 7131-36 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7451-56)

Indian Education National Activities

Title VII, Part A, Subpart 4,
Sections 7141-44 of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7471-74)

Indian Education Federal Administration

Title VII, Part B of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7511 et seq.)

Native Hawaiian Education

Title VII, Part C of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7541 et seq.)

Alaska Native Education

Title VIII of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.)

Impact Aid

Title IX, Parts A-E of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 7801 et seq.)

General Provisions – Coordination of State and Local Programs; Consolidated State and Local Plans and Applications

Title IX, Part E, Section 9532 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7912)

Unsafe School Choice Option

Sections 1113(a)(7), 9401, and 9521(c)
of the ESEA
(20 U.S.C. 6313(a)(7), 7861, and 7901(c))

Authority to grant waivers

Title IV, Section 418A of the HEA
(20 U.S.C. 1070d-2)

Special Programs for Students Whose Families are Engaged in Migrant and Seasonal Farm Work

Title VII, Subtitle B of the MVHAA
(42 U.S.C. 11431-11435)

Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Title IV of the CRA
(42 U.S.C. 2000c, 2000c-2, and 2000c-5)

Desegregation of Public Education – Training and Advisory Services

Title II, Section 203 of the ETAA
(20 U.S.C. 9602)

Comprehensive Centers

Pub. L. 106-25, as amended
(20 U.S.C. 5801 et seq.)

The Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999, as amended

Section 105(f)(1)(B)(iii) of Pub. L. 108-188 (Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003, as amended)
(48 U.S.C. 1921d(f)(1)(B)(iii))

Supplemental Education Grants

HERA (Pub. L. 109-148), Title IV, Subtitle A

Section 102
Section 106
Section 107

Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations
Assistance for Homeless Youth
Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students

Title V, Pub. L. 95-134, as amended
(48 U.S.C. 1469a)

Consolidated Grants to Insular Areas

Section 206 of the DEOA
(20 U.S.C. 3416)

Unified Approach to Rural Education and Rural Family Education through the Center for Rural Education

Sections 14005 and 14006 of the ARRA (Pub. L. 111-5), as amended by Section 1832(b) of the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 112-10)

Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

The Secretary has also delegated to Principal Officers certain administrative authorities subject to specified reservations.

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