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PUBLIC LAW 102-73—JULY 25, 1991 105 STAT. 357 (a) is placed in operation, and annually for each of the 4 years thereafter, the chief correction officer of each State correctional system shall submit a report to the Attorney General with respect to its literacy program. (2) A report under paragraph (1) shall disclose— (A) the number of persons who were tested for eligibility during the preceding year; (B) the number of persons who were eligible for the literacy program during the preceding year; (C) the number of persons who participated in the literacy program during the preceding year; (D) the names and types of tests that were used to determine functional literacy and the names and types of testing that were used to determine disabilities affecting functional literacy; (E) the average number of hours of instruction that were provided per week and the average number per student during the preceding year; (F) sample data on achievement of participants in the program, including the number of participants who achieved functional literacy; (G) data on all direct and indirect costs of the program; and (H) a plan for implementing a system-wide mandatory functional literacy progrsmi, as required by subsection (b), and, if appropriate, information on progress toward such a program. (d) CoMPUANCE GRANTS,— (1) The Attorney General shall make grants to State correctional agencies who elect to establish a program described in subsection (a) for the purpose of assisting in carrying out the programs, developing the plans, and submitting the reports required by this section. (2) A State corrections agency is eligible to receive a grant under this subsection if the agency agrees to provide to the Attorney General— (A) such data as the Attorney General may request concerning the cost and feasibility of operating the mandatory functional literacy programs required by subsections (a) and (b); and (B) a detailed plan outlining the methods by which the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) will be met, including specific goals and timetables. (3) There are authorized to be appropriated for purposes of carry- Appropriation ing out this section $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1992, $15,000,000 for authorization, fiscal year 1993, $20,000,000 for fiscal year 1994, and $25,000,000 for fiscal year 1995. (e) DEFINITION.— For the purposes of this section, the term "functional literacy" means at least an eighth grade equivalence in reading on a nationally recognized standardized test. SEC. 602. BLUE RIBBON AWARDS FOR CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PRO- GRAMS. (a) IN GENERAL. — Section 1566 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 2966) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking "The" and inserting "Subject to subsection (d), the"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: " (d) BLUE RIBBON AWARDS FOR CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION PRO- GRAMS.—The Secretary, through nominations provided by the Office on Correctional Education after consultation with representatives of correctional education organizations and others active in literacy