108 STAT. 3622 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 "(i) 50 percent shall be distributed to local edu- I
cational agencies— '^"' "(I) for use in accordance with section 2210; and "(II) in accordance with the relative enrollments in public and private nonprofit elementary and secondary schools within the boundaries of such agencies; and "(ii) 50 percent of such amount shall be distributed to local educational agencies— "(I) for use in accordance with section 2210; and "(II) in accordance with the relative amount such agencies received under part A of title I or for fiscal year 1995 for the preceding fiscal year, such part's predecessor authority; and "(2) 16 percent shall be available to the State agency for higher education for activities under section 2211, of which not more than 5 percent may be used for the administrative costs of the State agency for higher education. 20 USC 6644. " SEC. 2204. CONSORTIUM REQUIREMENT. "(a) IN GENERAL.— A local educational agency receiving a grant under this part of less than $10,000 shall form a consortium with another local educational agency or an educational service agency serving another local educational agency to be eligible to participate in programs assisted under this part. "(b) WAIVER.— The State educational agency may waive the application of paragraph (1) in the case of any local educational agency that demonstrates that the amount of its allocation under this part is sufficient to provide a program of sufficient size, scope, and quality to be effective. In granting waivers under the preceding sentence, the State educational agency shall— "(1) give special consideration to local educational agencies serving rural areas if distances or traveling time between schools make formation of the consortium more costly or less effective; and "(2) consider cash or in-kind contributions provided from State or local sources that may be combined with the local educational agency's allocation for the purpose of providing services under this part. "(c) SPECIAL RULE. —Each consortium shall rely, as much as possible, on technology or other arrangements to provide staff development programs tailored to the needs of each school or school district participating in a consortium described in subsection (a). 20 USC 6645. •«EC. 2206. STATE APPLICATIONS. "(a) APPLICATIONS REQUIRED. —Each State educational agency that wishes to receive an allotment under this part for any fiscal year shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Secretary may require. "(b) STATE PLAN To IMPROVE TEACHING AND LEARNING.— "(1) IN GENERAL. —Each application under this section shall include a State plan that is coordinated with the State's plan under other progrsims assisted under this Act, the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, and other Acts, as appropriate, consistent with the provisions of section 14306.