Laws & Guidance HIGHER EDUCATION
1998 Amendments to Higher Education Act of 1965
P.L. 105-244

TITLE IV--STUDENT ASSISTANCE

Part A--Grants to Students

SEC. 407. LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

(a) AMENDMENT TO SUBPART HEADING-

(1) IN GENERAL- The heading for subpart 4 of part A of title IV (20 U.S.C. 1070c et seq.) is amended to read as follows:

`Subpart 4--Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program'.

(2) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS- Subpart 4 of part A of title IV (20 U.S.C. 1070c et seq.) is amended--

(A) in section 415B(b) (20 U.S.C. 1070c-1(b)), by striking `State student grant incentive' and inserting `leveraging educational assistance partnership'; and

(B) in the heading for section 415C (20 U.S.C. 1070c-2), by striking `state student incentive grant' and inserting `leveraging educational assistance partnership'.

(b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- Section 415A(b) (20 U.S.C. 1070c(b)) is amended--

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking `1993' and inserting `1999';

(2) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3); and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

`(2) RESERVATION- For any fiscal year for which the amount appropriated under paragraph (1) exceeds $30,000,000, the excess shall be available to carry out section 415E.'.

(c) SPECIAL LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM- Subpart 4 of part A of title IV (20 U.S.C. 1070c et seq.) is amended--

(1) by redesignating section 415E as 415F; and

(2) by inserting after section 415D the following:

`SEC. 415E. SPECIAL LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

`(a) IN GENERAL- From amounts reserved under section 415A(b)(2) for each fiscal year, the Secretary shall--

`(1) make allotments among States in the same manner as the Secretary makes allotments among States under section 415B; and

`(2) award grants to States, from allotments under paragraph (1), to enable the States to pay the Federal share of the cost of the authorized activities described in subsection (c).

`(b) APPLICABILITY RULE- The provisions of this subpart which are not inconsistent with this section shall apply to the program authorized by this section.

`(c) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES- Each State receiving a grant under this section may use the grant funds for--

`(1) increasing the dollar amount of grants awarded under section 415B to eligible students who demonstrate financial need;

`(2) carrying out transition programs from secondary school to postsecondary education for eligible students who demonstrate financial need;

`(3) carrying out a financial aid program for eligible students who demonstrate financial need and wish to enter careers in information technology, or other fields of study determined by the State to be critical to the State's workforce needs;

`(4) making funds available for community service work-study activities for eligible students who demonstrate financial need;

`(5) creating a postsecondary scholarship program for eligible students who demonstrate financial need and wish to enter teaching;

`(6) creating a scholarship program for eligible students who demonstrate financial need and wish to enter a program of study leading to a degree in mathematics, computer science, or engineering;

`(7) carrying out early intervention programs, mentoring programs, and career education programs for eligible students who demonstrate financial need; and

`(8) awarding merit or academic scholarships to eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

`(d) MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT REQUIREMENT- Each State receiving a grant under this section for a fiscal year shall provide the Secretary an assurance that the aggregate amount expended per student or the aggregate expenditures by the State, from funds derived from non-Federal sources, for the authorized activities described in subsection (c) for the preceding fiscal year were not less than the amount expended per student or the aggregate expenditures by the State for the activities for the second preceding fiscal year.

`(e) FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share of the cost of the authorized activities described in subsection (c) for any fiscal year shall be not more than 33 1/3 percent.'.

(c) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS-

(1) PURPOSE- Subsection (a) of section 415A (20 U.S.C. 1070c(a)) is amended to read as follows:

`(a) PURPOSE OF SUBPART- It is the purpose of this subpart to make incentive grants available to States to assist States in--

`(1) providing grants to--

`(A) eligible students attending institutions of higher education or participating in programs of study abroad that are approved for credit by institutions of higher education at which such students are enrolled; and

`(B) eligible students for campus-based community service work-study; and

`(2) carrying out the activities described in section 415F.'.

(2) ALLOTMENT- Section 415B(a)(1) (20 U.S.C. 1070c-1(a)(1)) is amended by inserting `and not reserved under section 415A(b)(2)' after `415A(b)(1)'.

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