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``SEC. 13104. TRANSITION.
- ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall use funds appropriated to carry out this part for fiscal years 1995 and 1996 in order to ensure an orderly transition and phase in of the comprehensive regional assistance centers assisted under this part.
- ``(b) Extension of Previous Centers.--
- ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, use funds appropriated under section 13105 to extend or continue contracts and grants for existing categorical technical assistance centers assisted under this Act (as such Act was in effect on the day preceding the date of enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994) through fiscal year 1996, and take other necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition of services provided under this part and that such services will not be interrupted, curtailed, or substantially diminished.
- ``(2) Staff expertise.--In planning for the competition for the new comprehensive regional assistance centers under this part, the Secretary may draw on the expertise of staff from existing categorical assistance centers assisted under this Act prior to the date of enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994.
SEC. 13103. MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.
SEC. 13105. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.