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SEC. 305. STATE APPLICATIONS.

(a) APPLICATION.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--Each State educational agency that desires to receive an allotment under this title shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may determine.
(2) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.--In addition to the information described in subsections (b) and (c), each such application shall include--
(A) an assurance that the State educational agency will cooperate with the Secretary in carrying out the Secretary's responsibilities under section 312, and will comply with reasonable requests of the Secretary for data related to the State's progress in developing and implementing its State improvement plan under section 306;
(B) an assurance that State law provides adequate authority to carry out each component of the State's improvement plan developed, or to be developed under section 306, or that such authority will be sought;
(C) an assurance that the State content standards and State student performance standards developed for student achievement are not less rigorous than such standards used prior to the date of enactment of this Act;
(D) an assurance that the State will provide for broad public participation in the planning process; and
(E) such other assurances and information as the Secretary may require.
(b) FIRST YEAR.--A State educational agency's application for the first year of assistance under this title shall--
(1) describe the process by which the State educational agency will develop a State improvement plan that meets the requirements of section 306; and
(2) describe how the State educational agency will use funds received under this title for such year, including how such agency will make subgrants to local educational agencies in accordance with section 309(a), and how such agency will use funds received under this title for education preservice programs and professional development activities in accordance with section 309(b).
(c) SUBSEQUENT YEARS.--A State educational agency's application for the second year of assistance under this title shall--
(1) cover the second through fifth years of the State's participation;
(2) include a copy of the State's improvement plan that meets the requirements of section 306, or if the State improvement plan is not complete, a statement of the steps the State will take to complete the plan and a schedule for doing so; and
(3) include an explanation of how the State educational agency will use funds received under this title, including how such agency will make subgrants to local educational agencies in accordance with section 309(a), and how such agency will use such funds received under this title for education preservice programs and professional development activities in accordance with section 309(b).

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SEC. 304. ALLOTMENT OF FUNDS. Table of Contents SEC. 306. STATE IMPROVEMENT PLANS.