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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3615 "(2) evaluate activities carried out under this part and parts B and C, in accordance with section 14701. "(b) REQUIREMENTS.—In carrying out the activities described in subsection (a), the Secretary shall coordinate professional development programs within the Department, particularly with those programs within the Office of Educational Research and Improvement and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and shall consult and coordinate with the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum Services, and other appropriate Federal agencies and entities. "SEC. 2102. AUTHORIZED ACTIVrriES. Grants. "(a) ACTIVITIES.— The Secretary shall use funds available to carry out this part for— "(1) providing seed money to the entities described in section 2101(a) to develop the capacity of such entities to offer sustained and intensive high-quality professional development; "(2) awarding a grant or contract, in consultation with the Director of the National Science Foundation, to establish an Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (hereafter in this section referred to as the ' Clearinghouse'); and "(3) evaluating programs assisted under this part and parts B and C, in accordance with section 14701. "(b) CLEARINGHOUSE.— " (1) APPLICATION AND AWARD BASIS. —Each entity desiring to establish and operate the Clearinghouse authorized by subsection (a)(2) shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require. The grant or contract awarded pursuant to subsection (a)(2) shall be made on a competitive, merit basis. "(2) DURATION.— The grant or contract awarded under subsection (a)(2) shall be awarded for a period of five years and shall be reviewed by the Secretary not later than 30 months from the date the grant or contract is awarded. "(3) USE OF FUNDS.—The grant or contract awarded under subsection (a)(2) shall be used to— "(A) maintain a permanent repository of mathematics and science education instructional materials and programs for elementary and secondary schools, including middle schools (including, to the extent practicable, all materials and programs developed with Federal and non-Federal funds, such as instructional materials developed by the Department, materials developed by State and national mathematics and science programs assisted under this part, and other instructional materials) for use by the regional consortia established under part C of title XIII and by the general public; "(B) compile information on all mathematics and science education programs administered by each Federal agency or department; "(C) disseminate information, programs, and instructional materials to the public, dissemination networks, and the regional consortia established under part C of title XIII;