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``SEC. 4123. HATE CRIME PREVENTION.
- ``(a) Grant Authorization.--From funds made available to carry out this subpart under section 4004(1) the Secretary may make grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations for the purpose of providing assistance to localities most directly affected by hate crimes.
- ``(b) Use of Funds.--
- ``(1) Program development.--Grants under this section may be used to improve elementary and secondary educational efforts, including--
- ``(A) development of education and training programs designed to prevent and to reduce the incidence of crimes and conflicts motivated by hate;
- ``(B) development of curricula for the purpose of improving conflict or dispute resolution skills of students, teachers, and administrators;
- ``(C) development and acquisition of equipment and instructional materials to meet the needs of, or otherwise be part of, hate crime or conflict programs; and
- ``(D) professional training and development for teachers and administrators on the causes, effects, and resolutions of hate crimes or hate-based conflicts.
- ``(2) In general.--In order to be eligible to receive a grant under this section for any fiscal year, a local educational agency, or a local educational agency in conjunction with a community-based organization, shall submit an application to the Secretary in such form and containing such information as the office may reasonably require.
- ``(3) Requirements.--Each application under paragraph (2) shall include--
- ``(A) a request for funds for the purposes described in this section;
- ``(B) a description of the schools and communities to be served by the grants; and
- ``(C) assurances that Federal funds received under this section shall be used to supplement, not supplant, non-Federal funds.
- ``(4) Comprehensive plan.--Each application shall include a comprehensive plan that contains--
- ``(A) a description of the hate crime or conflict problems within the schools or the community targeted for assistance;
- ``(B) a description of the program to be developed or augmented by such Federal and matching funds;
- ``(C) assurances that such program or activity shall be administered by or under the supervision of the applicant;
- ``(D) proper and efficient administration of such program; and
- ``(E) fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as may be necessary to ensure prudent use, proper disbursement, and accurate accounting of funds received under this section.
- ``(c) Award of Grants.--
- ``(1) Selection of recipients.--The Secretary shall consider the incidence of crimes and conflicts motivated by bias in the targeted schools and communities in awarding grants under this section.
- ``(2) Geographic distribution.--The Secretary shall attempt, to the extent practicable, to achieve an equitable geographic distribution of grant awards.
- ``(3) Dissemination of information.--The Secretary shall attempt, to the extent practicable, to make available information regarding successful hate crime prevention programs, including programs established or expanded with grants under this section.
- ``(d) Reports.--The Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report every two years which shall contain a detailed statement regarding grants and awards, activities of grant recipients, and an evaluation of programs established under this section.