The Higher Education Act requires that the Secretary consult with federal agency heads in order to receive recommendations regarding areas of national need for expertise in foreign languages and world regions.
Areas of national need identified by the Secretary, consisting of priority languages that are less commonly taught and the world regions - Consultation with Federal Agencies on Areas of National Need
- Title VI, Part A, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended
- 20 USC Section 1122 and Sections 1132-1137
- 34 CFR 655 and 34 CFR 656
- Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99