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105 STAT. 504 PUBLIC LAW 102-103—AUG. 17, 1991 "(10) the impact of dissemination grants under section 910 on the use of technology-based programs in local educational agencies. "FEDERAL ACTIVITIES 20 USC 4085c. "SEC. 909. The Secretary may assist grant recipients under this title in acquiring satellite time, where appropriate, as economically as possible. "DISSEMINATION GRANTS 20 USC 4085d. Tele- "SEC. 910. (a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary shall make grants on^TOT'^ine^^' Under this section to telecommunications partnerships funded by the Star Schools Program and to other eligible entities to enable such partnerships and entities to provide dissemination and technical assistance to State and local educational agencies not presently served by telecommunication partnerships. "(b) SPECIAL RULE. —The Secretary shall make grants under this section in any fiscal year in which the amount appropriated for this title exceeds the amount appropriated for this title in fiscal year 1991 by not less than 10 percent. "(c) RESERVATION. — In any fiscal year in which the Secretary awards grants under this section in accordance with subsection (b), the Secretary shall reserve not less than 5 percent but not more than 10 percent of the amount appropriated under this title for such fiscal year to award such grants. " (d) APPLICATIONS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— Each telecommunications partnership and other eligible entity that desires to receive a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary, at such time, in such manner, and containing or accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require. "(2) CONTENTS.— Each application described in paragraph (2) shall contain assurances that the telecommunications partnership or other eligible entity shall provide technical assistance to , State and local educational agencies to plan and implement technology-based systems, including— "(A) information regarding successful distance learning resources for States, local educational agencies, and schools; "(B) assistance in connecting users of distance learning, regional educational service centers, colleges and universities, the private sector, and other relevant entities; "(C) assistance and advice in the design and implementation of systems to include needs assessments and technology design; and "(D) support for the identification of possible connections, and cost-sharing arrangements for users of such systems. "(e) DEFINITION. —For purposes of this section, the term 'eligible entity' means a federally funded program or an institution of higher education that has demonstrated expertise in educational applications of technology and provides comprehensive technical assistance to educators and policy makers at the local level.".