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108 STAT. 3716 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 "(c) AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS. —Notwithstanding any other provision of law, unless expressly in limitation of this subsection, funds appropriated in any fiscal year to carry out activities under this title shall become available for obligation on July 1 of such fiscal year and shall remain available for obligation until the end of the subsequent fiscal year.

    • TITLE VII—BILINGUAL EDUCATION,

LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT, AND LAN- GUAGE ACQUISITION PROGRAMS EdiSn Act " PART A—BILINGUAL EDUCATION 20 USC 7401. "SEC. 7101. SHORT TITLE. "This part may be cited as the 'Bilingual Education Act'. 20 USC 7402. "SEC. 7102. FINDINGS, POLICY, AND PURPOSE. "(a) FINDINGS. —The Congress finds that— "(1) language-minority Americans speak virtually all world languages plus many that are indigenous to the United States; "(2) there are large and growing numbers of children and youth of limited-English proficiency, many of whom have a cultural heritage that differs from that of their English-proficient peers; "(3) the presence of Igmguage-minority Americans is related in part to Federal immigration policies; "(4) many language-minority Americans are limited in their English proficiency, and many have limited education and income; "(5) limited English proficient children and youth face a number of challenges in receiving an education that will enable such children and youth to participate fully in American society, including— "(A) segregated education programs; "(B) disproportionate and improper placement in special education and other special programs due to the use of inappropriate evaluation procedures; "(C) the limited-English proficiency of their own parents, which hinders the parents' ability to fully participate in the education of their children; and "(D) a shortage of teachers and other staff who are professionally trained and qualified to serve such children and youth; "(6) Native Americans and Native American languages (as such terms are defined in section 103 of the Native American Languages Act), including native residents of the outlying areas, have a unique status under Federal law that requires special policies within the broad purposes of this Act to serve the education needs of language minority students in the United States; "(7) institutions of higher education can assist in preparing teachers, administrators and other school personnel to understand and build upon the educational strengths and needs of language-minority and culturally diverse student enrollments;