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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2378

42 USC 2000d.

PUBLIC LAW 98-511—OCT. 19, 1984

"(A) preclude a local education agency from using funds under this title for activities carried out under an order of a court of the United States or of any State respecting services to be provided such children, or to carry out a plan approved by the Secretary as adequate under title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with respect to services to be provided such children; or "(B) authorize any priority or preference to be assigned by the Secretary to the funding of the activities under this title; "(5) that the assistance provided under the application will contribute toward building the capacity of the applicant to provide a program on a regular basis, similar to that proposed for assistance, which will be of sufficient size, scope, and quality to promise significant improvement in the education of children of limited English proficiency, and that the applicant will have the resources and commitment to continue the program when assistance under this title is reduced or no longer available; "(6) that the applicant will provide or secure training for personnel participating, or preparing to participate, in the program and that, to the extent possible, college or university credit will be awarded for such training; and "(7) that the provision of assistance proposed in the application is consistent with criteria established by the Secretary, after consultation with the State educational agency, for the purpose of achieving an equitable distribution of assistance under this part within the State in which the applicant is located, taking into consideration— "(A) the geographic distribution of children of limited English proficiency; "(B) the relative need of persons in different geographic areas within the State for the kinds of services and activities authorized under this title; "(C) and with respect to grants to carry out programs described in subsections (a)(D, (a)(2), and (a)(3) of this section, the relative ability of particular local educational agencies within the State to provide such services and activities; and "(D) with respect to such grants, the relative numbers of persons from low-income families sought to be benefited by such programs. "(g) An application for a grant under subsection (a)(3) of this section may receive priority based upon the information provided by the applicant pursuant to clause (A), (B), or (C) of subsection (c)(3) of this section. "(h) In the consideration of applications from local educational agencies to carry out programs authorized under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to applications from local educational agencies which are located in various geographical regions of the Nation and which propose to sissist children of limited English proficiency who have historically been underserved by programs of bilingual education, taking into consideration the relative numbers of such children in the schools of such local educational agencies and the relative need for such programs. In approving such applications, the Secretary shall, to the extent feasible, allocate funds appropriated in proportion to the geographical distribution of children of limited English proficiency throughout the Nation, with due