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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3893 "(4) RESULTS. —Based on the results of the study described in subsection (a)(1), which may include collection and analysis of the data under paragraph (2) and section 410(b) of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, the Secretary shall— "(A) develop a definition of what types of activities constitute the administration of programs under this Act by State and local educational agencies; and "(B) within one year of the completion of such study. Regulations, promulgate final regulations or guidelines regarding the use of funds for administration under all programs, including the use of such funds on a consolidated basis and limitations on the amount of such funds that may be used for administration where such limitation is not otherwise specified in law. "(b) GENERAL ADMIMSTRATIVE FUNDS STUDY AND REPORT.— Upon the date of completion of the pilot model data system described in section 410(b) of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, the Secretary shall study the information obtained through the use of such data system, and other relevant information, as well as any other data systems which are in use on such date that account for administrative expenses at the school, local educational agency, and State educationgJ agency level, and shall report to the Congress not later than July 1, 1997, regarding— "(1) the potential for the reduction of administrative expenses at the school, local educational agency, and State educational agency levels; "(2) the potential usefulness of such data system to reduce such administrative expenses; "(3) any other methods which may be employed by schools, local educational agencies or State educational agencies to reduce administrative expenses and maximize the use of funds for functions directly affecting student learning; and "(4) if appropriate, steps which may be taken to assist schools, local educational agencies and State educational agencies to account for and reduce administrative expenses. "SEC. 14205. CONSOLIDATED SET-ASIDE FOR DEPARTMENT OF THE 20 USC 8825. INTERIOR FUNDS. " (a) GENERAL AUTHORITY.— "(1) TRANSFER.— The Secretary shall transfer to the Department of the Interior, as a consolidated amount for covered programs, the Indian education programs under part A of title IX of this Act, and the education for homeless children and youth program under subtitle B of title VII of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the amounts sdlotted to the Department of the Interior under those programs. "(2) AGREEMENT.— (A) The Secretary and the Secretary of the Interior shall enter into an agreement, consistent with the requirements of the programs specified in paragraph (1), for the distribution and use of those program funds under terms that the Secretary determines best meet the purposes of those programs. "(B) The agreement shall— "(i) set forth the plans of the Secretary of the Interior for the use of the amount transferred, the steps to be taken to achieve the National Education Goals, and