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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

Legislation

2008 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965, Title VI: Section 604 (UISFL) (PDF)

Section 604(5)—on Supplemental Information to be collected from UISFL applicants:

  • (E) a description of how the applicant will provide information to students regarding federally funded scholarship programs in related areas;
  • (F) an explanation of how the activities funded by the grant will reflect diverse perspectives and a wide range of views and generate debate on world regions and international affairs, where applicable; and
  • (G) a description of how the applicant will encourage service in areas of national need, as identified by the Secretary.

(2) GRANTEES.—Of the total amount of grant funds awarded to a grantee under this section, the grantee may use not more than ten percent of such funds for the activity described in subsection (a)(2)(I).

Section 601(c)(1) — on Title VI consultation with other federal agencies on areas of national need for expertise in foreign languages and world regions (PDF)

1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965, Title VI: Section A 604 (a)(5)—on UISFL priority on foreign language requirements for institutions (PDF)

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