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PUBLIC LAW 102-119—OCT. 7, 1991 105 STAT. 593 "(3) demonstrate the involvement of the lead agency and the State interagency coordinating council under part H as well as the State educational agency under part B; "(4) coordinate with other relevant prevention activities across appropriate service agencies, organizations, councils, and commissions; "(5) define an appropriate service delivery system based on children with various types of at-risk factors; "(6) document the need for additional services as well as barriers; and "(7) disseminate findings and information in the manner prescribed in section 610(g).". (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— Section 623(f), as redesignated by paragraph (1) of this section, is amended by striking "(b) and (c)'^and inserting "(c) and (d)". SEC. 9. GRANTS FOR PERSONNEL TRAINING. (a) NEW SUBSECTION. —Section 631 (20 U.S.C. 1431) is amended— (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection: "(c)(1) The Secretary shall fund up to 5 grants to States or entities to support the formation of consortia or partnerships of public and private entities for the purpose of providing opportunities for career advancement and/or competency-based training, including but not limited to, certificate or degree granting programs in special education, related services, and early intervention for current workers at public and private agencies that provide services to infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Recipients shall meet the requirements of section 610(g) for the dissemination of information. The purposes for which such a grant may be expended include, but are not limited to, the following: "(A) Establishing a program with colleges and universities to develop creative new programs and coursework options and/or to expand existing programs in the field of special education, related services, or early intervention. Funds may be used to provide release time for faculty and staff for curriculum development, instructional costs, and modest stert-up and other program development costs. "(B) Esteblishing a career development mentoring program using faculty and professional staff members of participating agencies as role models, career sponsors, and academic advisors for experienced State, city, county, and voluntary sector workers who have demonstrated a commitment to working in the above fields and who are enrolled in higher education institution programs relating to these fields. "(C) Supporting a wide range of programmatic and research activities aimed at increasing opportunities for career advancement and competency-based training in the above fields. "(D) Identifying existing public and private agency and labor union personnel policies and benefit programs that may facilitate the ability of workers to take advantage of higher education opportunities such as leave time, tuition reimbursement, ete. "(2) To the extent feasible, projects authorized under paragraph (1) shall be geographically dispersed throughout the Nation in urban and rural areas.