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108 STAT. 3578 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 Disadvantaged

  • <PART B—EVEN START FAMILY LITERACY

persons. Gra nts PROGRAMS 20 USC 6361. " SEC. 1201. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. "It is the purpose of this part to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of the Nation's low-income families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program, to be referred to as 'Even Start'. The program shall— "(1) be implemented through cooperative projects that build on existing community resources to create a new range of services; "(2) promote achievement of the National Education Groals; and "(3) assist children and adults from low-income families to achieve to challenging State content standards and challenging State student performance standards. 20 USC 6362. " SEC. 1202. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED. "(a) RESERVATION FOR MIGRANT PROGRAMS, OUTLYING AREAS, AND INDIAN TRIBES.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— For each fiscal year, the Secretary shall reserve 5 percent of the amount appropriated under section 1002(b) for programs, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary shall establish, that are consistent with the purpose of this part, and according to their relative needs, for— "(A) children of migratory workers; "(B) the outlying areas; and "(C) Indian tribes and tribal organizations. "(2) SPECIAL RULE. —I f the amount of funds made available under this subsection exceeds $4,600,000, the Secretary shall award a grant, on a competitive basis, of sufficient size and for a period of sufficient duration to demonstrate the effectiveness of a family literacy program in a prison that houses women and their preschool age children and that has the capability of developing a program of high quality. "(b) RESERVATION FOR FEDERAL ACTIVITIES.— From amounts appropriated under section 1002(b), the Secretary may reserve not more than three percent of such amounts or the amount reserved to carry out the activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) for the fiscal year 1994, whichever is greater, for purposes of— "(1) carrying out the evaluation required by section 1209; and "(2) providing, through grsints or contracts with eligible organizations, technical assistance, program improvement, and replication activities. " (c) RESERVATION FOR GRANTS.— "(1) GRANTS AUTHORIZED. — In any fiscal year in which the amount appropriated to carry out this part exceeds the amount appropriated to carry out this part for the preceding fiscal year, the Secretary may reserve such funds in excess of the amount appropriated for such preceding fiscal years as do not exceed $1,000,000 to award grants, on a competitive basis, to States to enable such States to plan and implement, statewide family literacy initiatives to coordinate and integrate exist-