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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2374

Ante, p. 2477. 20 USC 1205. 20 USC 351d. Regulations.

PUBLIC LAW 98-511—OCT. 19, 1984

the Department of Education directly involving bilingual education activities serving persons of limited English proficiency, such as the programs carried out in coordination with the provisions of this title pursuant to part E of title IV of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act, and section 306(a)(ll) of the Adult Education Act, and programs and projects serving areas with high concentrations of persons of limited English proficiency pursuant to section 6(b)(4) of the Library Services and Construction Act. "(b)(1) In prescribing regulations under this title, the Secretary shall, through the National Advisory and Coordinating Council on Bilingual Education, consult with State and local educational agencies, organizations representing persons of limited English proficiency, and organizations representing teachers and other personnel involved in bilingual education. "(2) The Secretary shall not prescribe under this title any regulations further defining the terms defined in paragraphs (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8) of subsection (a), or any regulations restricting or expanding the definitions contained in such paragraphs. "(c) Parents of children participating in programs assisted under this title shall be informed of the instructional goals of the program and the progress of their children in such program. 'PART A—FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR BIUNGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Grants. 20 USC 3231.

"SEC. 721. (a) Funds available for grants under this part shall be used for the establishment, operation, and improvement of— "(1) programs of transitional bilingual education; "(2) programs of developmental bilingual education; "(3) special alternative instructional programs for students of limited English proficiency; "(4) programs of academic excellence; "(5) family English literacy programs; "(6) bilingual preschool, special education, and gifted and talented programs preparatory or supplementary to programs such as those assisted under this Act; and "(7) programs to develop instructional materials in languages for which such materials are commercially unavailable. "(b)(1)(A) A grant may be made under subsection (a)(1), (2), (3), or (4) of this section only upon application therefore by one or more local educational agencies or by institutions of higher education, including junior or community colleges, applying jointly with one or more local educational agencies. "(B) A grant may be made under subsection (a)(5) or (6) only upon application therefore by one or more local educational agencies; institutions of higher education, including junior or community colleges; and private nonprofit organizations, applying separately or jointly. "(c)(1) Any application for a grant authorized under subsection (a) of this section shall be made to the Secretary at such time, and in such manner, as the Secretary deems appropriate. "(2) Applications for grants authorized under subsections (a)(D, (a)(2), and (a)(3) of this section, shall contain information regarding—