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``SEC. 10302. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.

``(a) In General.--The Secretary may award grants to State educational agencies having applications approved pursuant to section 10303 to enable such agencies to conduct a charter school grant program in accordance with this part.
``(b) Special Rule.--If a State educational agency elects not to participate in the program authorized by this part or does not have an application approved under section 10303, the Secretary may award a grant to an eligible applicant that serves such State and has an application approved pursuant to section 10303(c).
``(c) Program Periods.--
``(1) Grants to states.--Grants awarded to State educational agencies under this part shall be awarded for a period of not more than 3 years.
``(2) Grants to eligible applicants.--Grants awarded by the Secretary to eligible applicants or subgrants awarded by State educational agencies to eligible applicants under this part shall be awarded for a period of not more than 3 years, of which the eligible applicant may use--
``(A) not more than 18 months for planning and program design; and
``(B) not more than 2 years for the initial implementation of a charter school.
``(d) Limitation.--The Secretary shall not award more than one grant and State educational agencies shall not award more than one subgrant under this part to support a particular charter school.

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PART C--PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS Table of Contents SEC. 10303. APPLICATIONS.