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[121 STAT. 1367]
[121 STAT. 1367]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–134—DEC. 12, 2007

121 STAT. 1367

‘‘(bb) curricula, ongoing assessments, and other instruction and services, designed to help meet the standards described in section 641A(a)(1); ‘‘(v) acquiring the knowledge and skills to provide instruction and appropriate language and support services to increase the English language skills of limited English proficient children, as appropriate; or ‘‘(vi) methods of teaching children with disabilities, as appropriate. ‘‘(25) The term ‘scientifically valid research’ includes applied research, basic research, and field-initiated research in which the rationale, design, and interpretation are soundly developed in accordance with principles of scientific research. ‘‘(26) The term ‘unresolved area of noncompliance’ means failure to correct a noncompliance item within 120 days, or within such additional time (if any) as is authorized by the Secretary, after receiving from the Secretary notice of such noncompliance item, pursuant to section 641A(c).’’. (b) REDESIGNATION AND REORDERING OF DEFINITIONS.—Section 637 of such Act is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (23) as paragraphs (1), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (12), (16), (17), (18), (19), (22), (24), (25), (2), (11), (13), (14), (15), (20), (21), (23), and (26), respectively; and (2) so that paragraphs (1) through (26), as so redesignated in paragraph (1), appear in numerical order. SEC. 4. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HEAD START PROGRAMS.

Section 638 of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9833) is amended by inserting ‘‘for a period of 5 years’’ after ‘‘provide financial assistance to such agency’’. SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 639 of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9834) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘SEC. 639. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

‘‘There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subchapter (other than section 657B) $7,350,000,000 for fiscal year 2008, $7,650,000,000 for fiscal year 2009, $7,995,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2011 and 2012.’’. SEC. 6. ALLOTMENT OF FUNDS; LIMITATIONS ON ASSISTANCE.

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(a) ALLOTMENT OF FUNDS.—Section 640(a) of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9835(a)) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(a)(1) Using the sums appropriated pursuant to section 639 for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall allocate such sums in accordance with paragraphs (2) through (5). ‘‘(2)(A) The Secretary shall determine an amount for each fiscal year for each State that is equal to the amount received through base grants for the prior fiscal year by the Head Start agencies (including Early Head Start agencies) in the State that are not described in clause (ii) or (iii) of subparagraph (B). ‘‘(B) The Secretary shall reserve for each fiscal year such sums as are necessary—

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