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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-511—OCT. 19, 1984

98 STAT. 2371

to encourage the establishment of special alternative instructional programs for students of limited English proficiency in school districts where the establishment of bilingual education programs is not practicable or for other appropriate reasons, and (C) for those purposes, to provide financial assistance to local educational agencies, and, for certain related purposes, to State educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and community organizations. The programs assisted under this title include programs in elementary and secondary schools as well as related preschool and adult programs which are designed to meet the educational needs of individuals of limited English proficiency, with particular attention to children having the greatest need for such programs. Such programs shall be designed to enable students to achieve full competence in English. Such programs may additionally provide for the development of student competence in a second language. "(b)(1) For the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this title. there are authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 1985 and each of the three succeeding years such sums as may be necessary, subject to paragraph (7). "(2) There are further authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of section 732, such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 1985 and each of the three succeeding fiscal years, subject to paragraph (7). "(3) From the sums appropriated under paragraph (1) for any fiscal year which do not exceed $140,000,000, the Secretary shall reserve 4 percent for special alternative instructional programs and related activities authorized under this Act. From the sums appropriated under paragraph (1) for any fiscal year in excess of $140,000,000, the Secretary shall reserve 50 percent for special alternative instructional programs and related activities authorized under this Act, except that the amount of funds reserved for special alternative instructional programs and related activities pursuant to this paragraph shall not exceed 10 percent of the funds appropriated under paragraph (1). "(4) From the sums appropriated under paragraph (1) for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall reserve at least 60 percent for the programs carried out under part A of this Act; and of this amount, at least 75 percent shall be reserved for the programs of transitional bilingual education carried out under section 721(a)(l). "(5) From the sums appropriated under paragraph (1) for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall reserve at least 25 percent for training activities carried out under part C. "(6) The Secretary shall reserve from the amount not reserved pursuant to paragraphs (4) and (5) of this subsection such amount as may be necessary, but not in excess of 1 percent thereof, for the purposes of section 752. "(7) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), no amount in excess of $176,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this title (including section 732) for fiscal year 1985.

Appropriation authorization.

Post, p. 2380.

Ante, p. 2369.

Post, p. 2374. Post, p. 2374. Post, p. 2383.

Post, P- 2386. Post, p. 2380.

"DEFINITIONS; REGULATIONS

"SEC. 703. (a) The following definitions shall apply to the terms 20 USC p. 3228. used in this title: "(1) The terms 'limited English proficiency' and 'limited English proficient' when used with reference to individuals means—