A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
SEC. 402. APPLICATIONS.
- (a) GRANTS APPLICATIONS.--
- (1) IN GENERAL.--Each nonprofit organization and nonprofit organization in consortium with a local educational agency which desires a grant under this title shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner as the Secretary shall determine.
- (2) CONTENTS.--Each application submitted under paragraph (1) shall, at a minimum, include assurances that a grantee will--
- (i) be governed by a board of directors the membership of which includes parents; or
- (ii) be an organization that represents the interests of parents;
- (B) establish a special advisory committee the membership of which--
- (i) includes--
- (I) parents described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 401(b)(1); and
- (II) representatives of education professionals with expertise in improving services for disadvantaged children; and
- (ii) is broadly representative of minority, low-income, and other individuals and groups that have an interest in compensatory education and family literacy;
- (C) use at least one-half of the funds provided under this Act in each fiscal year to serve areas with high concentrations of low-income families in order to serve parents who are severely educationally or economically disadvantaged;
- (D) operate a center of sufficient size, scope, and quality to ensure that the center is adequate to serve the parents in the area;
- (E) serve both urban and rural areas;
- (F) design a center that meets the unique training, information, and support needs of parents described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 401(b)(1), particularly parents who are educationally or economically disadvantaged;
- (G) demonstrate the capacity and expertise to conduct the effective training information and support activities for which assistance is sought;
- (H) network with--
- (i) clearinghouses;
- (ii) parent centers for the parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities served under section 631(e) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;
- (iii) other organizations and agencies;
- (iv) established national, State, and local parent groups representing the full range of parents of children, aged birth through 5 years; and
- (v) parents of children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools;
- (I) focus on serving parents described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 401(b) who are parents of low-income, minority, and limited-English proficient, children; and
- (J) use part of the funds received under this title to establish, expand, or operate Parents as Teachers programs or Home Instruction for Preschool Youngsters programs.
- (b) GRANT RENEWAL.--In each fiscal year after the first fiscal year a grantee receives assistance under this title, the grantee shall demonstrate in the application submitted for each fiscal year after such first year that a portion of the services provided by such grantee is supported through non-Federal contributions, which contributions may be in cash or in kind.
TITLE IV--PARENTAL ASSISTANCE
SEC. 403. USES OF FUNDS.