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[121 STAT. 1417]
[121 STAT. 1417]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–134—DEC. 12, 2007

121 STAT. 1417

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‘‘(i) The amount of any special pay payable under section 310 of title 37, United States Code, relating to duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger. ‘‘(ii) The amount of basic allowance payable under section 403 of such title, including any such amount that is provided on behalf of the member for housing that is acquired or constructed under the alternative authority for the acquisition and improvement of military housing under subchapter IV of chapter 169 of title 10, United States Code, or any other related provision of law. ‘‘(4) After demonstrating a need through a communitywide strategic planning and needs assessment, a Head Start agency may apply to the Secretary to convert part-day sessions, particularly consecutive part-day sessions, into full-working-day sessions. ‘‘(5)(A) Upon written request and pursuant to the requirements of this paragraph, a Head Start agency may use funds that were awarded under this subchapter to serve children age 3 to compulsory school age, in order to serve infants and toddlers if the agency submits an application to the Secretary containing, as specified in rules issued by the Secretary, all of the following information: ‘‘(i) The amount of such funds that are proposed to be used in accordance with section 645A(b). ‘‘(ii) A communitywide strategic planning and needs assessment demonstrating how the use of such funds would best meet the needs of the community. ‘‘(iii) A description of how the needs of pregnant women, and of infants and toddlers, will be addressed in accordance with section 645A(b), and with regulations prescribed by the Secretary pursuant to section 641A in areas including the agency’s approach to child development and provision of health services, approach to family and community partnerships, and approach to program design and management. ‘‘(iv) A description of how the needs of eligible children will be met in the community. ‘‘(v) Assurances that the agency will participate in technical assistance activities (including planning, start-up site visits, and national training activities) in the same manner as recipients of grants under section 645A. ‘‘(vi) Evidence that the agency meets the same eligibility criteria as recipients of grants under section 645A. ‘‘(B) An application that satisfies the requirements specified in subparagraph (A) shall be approved by the Secretary unless the Secretary finds that— ‘‘(i) the agency lacks adequate capacity and capability to carry out an effective Early Head Start program; or ‘‘(ii) the information provided under subparagraph (A) is inadequate. ‘‘(C) In approving such applications, the Secretary shall take into account the costs of serving persons under section 645A. ‘‘(D) Any Head Start agency with an application approved under subparagraph (B) shall be considered to be an Early Head Start agency and shall be subject to the same rules, regulations, and conditions as apply to recipients of grants under section 645A, with respect to activities carried out under this paragraph.’’; (2) in the first sentence of subsection (c), by striking ‘‘(age 3 to compulsory school attendance)’’; and (3) in subsection (d)—

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