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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3649 "(2) DURATION. — Grants under this section shall be awarded for a period of 5 years. " (b) USE OF GRANTS. —- Grants awarded under subsection (a) shall be used for activities similar to the activities described in section 3134. "(c) PRIORITY. —In awarding grants under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to consortia which demonstrate in the application submitted under subsection (d) that— "(1) the project for which assistance is sought is designed to serve areas with a high number or percentage of disadvantaged students or the greatest need for educational technology; "(2) the project will directly benefit students by, for example, integrating the acquired technologies into curriculum to help the local educatioaal agency enhance teaching, training, and student achievement; "(3) the project will ensure ongoing, sustained professional development for teachers, administrators, and school library media personnel served by the local educational agency to further the use of technology in the classroom or library media center; "(4) the project will ensure successful, effective, and sustainable use of technologies acquired under this subsection; and "(5) members of the consortia or other appropriate entities will contribute substantial financial and other resources to achieve the goals of the project. " (d) APPLICATION. —Each local educational agency desiring a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require. "SEC. 3137. FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION. 20 USC 6847. "(a) EVALUATION PROCEDURES. —The Secretary shall develop procedures for State and local evaluations of the programs under this subpart. "(b) EVALUATION SUMMARY.— The Secretary shall submit to the Congress four years after the enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 a summary of the State evaluations of programs under this subpart in accordance with the provisions of section 14701. ^ Subpart 3—Regional Technical Support and Professional Development •«EC. 3141. REGIONAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL 20 USC 6861. DEVELOPMENI\ "(a) GRANTS AUTHORIZED.— "(1) AUTHORITY.— The Secretary, through the Office of Educational Technology, shall make grants in accordance with the - provisions of this section, to regional entities such as the Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Regional Consortia under part C of title XIII, the regional education laboratories, the comprehensive regional assistance centers, or such other regional entities as may be designated or established by the Secretary. In awarding grants under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to such consortia and shall ensure that each