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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3731 "(1) IN GENERA];.. —^A State educational agency shall use funds awarded under this section for programs authorized by this section to— "(A) assist local educational agencies in the State with program design., c apacity building, assessment of student performance, and program evaluation; and "(B) collect data on the State's limited English proficient populations and the educational programs and services available to such populations. "(2) EXCEPTION. — States which do not, as of the date of enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, have in place a system for collecting the data described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) for all students in such State, are not required to meet the requirement of such subparagraph. In the event such State develops a system for collecting data on the educational programs and services available to all students in the State, then such State shall comply with the requirement of paragraph (1)(B). "(3) TRAINING,—The State educational agency may also use funds provided under this section for the training of State educational agency personnel in educational issues affecting limited English proficient children and youth. "(4) SPECIAL RULE. —Recipients of funds under this section shall not restrict the provision of services under this section to federally funded programs. "(d) STATE CONSULTATION. —^A State educational agency receiving funds under this section shall consult with recipients of grants under this title and other individuals or organizations involved in the development or operation of programs serving limited English proficient children or youth to ensure that such funds are used in a manner consistent with the requirements of this title. "(e) APPLICATIONS.— ^A State educational agency desiring to receive funds under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary in such form, at such time, and containing such information and assurances as the Secretary may require. "(f) SUPPLEMENT NOT SUPPLANT.—Funds made available under this section for any fiscal year shall be used by the State educational agency to supplement and, to the extent practical, to increase to the level of funds that would, in the absence of such funds, be made available by the State for the purposes described in this section, and in no case to supplant such funds. "(g) REPORT TO THE SECRETARY. —State educationgd agencies receiving awards under this section shall provide for the annual submission of a summary report to the Secretary describing such State's use of such funds. "SEC. 7135. NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION. 20 USC 7455. " (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— The Secretary shall establish and support the operation of a National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, which shall collect, analyze, synthesize, and disseminate information about bilingual education and related programs. "(b) FUNCTIONS.— The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education shall— "(1) be administered as an adjunct clearinghouse of the Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouses system of clearinghouses supported by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement;