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108 STAT. 3832 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 Appropriation authorization. Grants. 20 USC 8101. made with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; "(8) supporting model projects and programs by Very Special Arts which assure the participation in mainstream settings in arts and education programs of individuals with disabilities; "(9) supporting model projects and programs to integrate arts education into the regular elementary and secondary school curriculum; and "(10) other activities that further the purposes of this subpart. "(e) COORDINATION. — "(1) IN GENERAL.—^A recipient of funds under this subpart shall, to the extent possible, coordinate projects assisted under this subpart with appropriate activities of public and private cultural agencies, institutions, and organizations, including museums, arts education associations, libraries, and theaters. "(2) SPECIAL RULE. —In carrying out this subpart, the Secretary shall coordinate with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum Services, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Very Special Arts, and the National Gallery of Art. "(f) AUTHORIZATION. — "(1) IN GENERAL,—For the purpose of carrying out this subpart, there are authorized to be appropriated $11,000,000 for fiscal year 1995 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the four succeeding fiscal years. "(2) SPECIAL RULE.— If the amount appropriated under paragraph (1) for any fiscal year is $9,000,000 or less, then such amount shall only be available to carry out the activities described in paragraphs (7) and (8) of subsection (d). "Subpart 2—Cultural Partnerships for At-Risk Children and Youth "SEC. 10411. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. "(a) FINDINGS.— The Congress finds: "(1) With local school budget cuts there are inadequate arts and cultural programs available for children and youth in schools, especially at the elementary school level, "(2) The arts promote progress in academic subjects as shown by research conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts. "(3) Children and youth who receive instruction in the arts and humanities, or who are involved in cultural activities, remain in school longer and are more successful than children who do not receive such instruction. "(4) Learning in the arts and humanities promotes progress in other academic subjects, and generates positive self-esteem and a greater sense of accomplishment in young people. "(5) School-university and school-cultural institution partnerships that upgrade teacher training in the arts and humanities have significantly contributed to improved instruction and achievement levels of school-aged children. "(6) Museum outreach, cultural activities and informal education for at-risk children and youth have contributed significantly to the educational achievement and enhanced interest in learning of at-risk children and youth.