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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3841 1995 and each succeeding fiscal year thereafter for the programs under sections 16101 and 16102 not less than the amount made available for fiscal year 1994 to carry out such programs under sections 4609 and 1562, respectively, of this Act (as such sections were in effect on the day preceding the date of enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994). "PART G—ALLEN J. ELLENDER FELLOWSfflP PROGRAM "SEC. 10701. FINDINGS. 20 USC 8161. "The Congress finds as follows: "(1) It is a worthwhile goal to ensure that all students in America are prepared for responsible citizenship and that all students should have the opportunity to be involved in activities that promote and demonstrate good citizenship. "(2) It is a worthwhile goal to ensure that America's educators have access to programs for the continued improvement of their professional skills. "(3) Allen J. EUender, a Senator from Louisiana and President pro tempore of the United States Senate, had a distinguished career in public service characterized by extraordinary energy and real concern for young people. Senator Ellender provided valuable support and encouragement to the Close Up Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit foundation promoting knowledge and understanding of the Federal Government among young people and educators. Therefore, it is a fitting and appropriate tribute to Senator Ellender to provide fellowships in his name to students of limited economic means, the teachers who work with such students, and older Americans, so that such students, teachers, and older Americans may participate in the programs supported by the Close Up Foundation. "Subpart 1—Program for Middle and Secondary School Students " SEC. 10711. ESTABLISHMENT. 20 USC 8171. "(a) GENERAL AUTHORITY. —The Secretary is authorized to make grants in accordance with the provisions of this subpart to the Close Up Foundation of Washington, District of Columbia, a nonpartisan, nonprofit foundation, for the purpose of assisting the Close Up Foundation in carrying out its programs of increasing understanding of the Federal Government among middle and secondary school students. "(b) USE OF FUNDS. —Grants under this subpart shall be used only to provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged students who participate in the program described in subsection (a). Financial assistance received pursuant to this subpart by such students shall be known as Allen J. Ellender fellowships. "SEC. 10712. APPLICATIONS. 20 USC 8172. "(a) APPLICATION REQUIRED. —No grant under this subpart may be made except upon an application at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.