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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2384

Ante, p. 2374.

PUBLIC LAW 98-511—OCT. 19, 1984

"(2) A grant or contract may be made under subsection (a)(4) of this section upon application of (A) institutions of higher education (including junior colleges and community colleges) and private forprofit or nonprofit organizations which apply, after consultation with, or jointly with, one or more local educational agencies or a State educational agency; (B) local educational agencies; or (C) a State educational agency. "(3) A grant or contract may be made under subsection (a)(5) of this section upon application of (A) institutions of higher education (including junior colleges and community colleges), (B) private forprofit or nonprofit organizations, or (C) a State educational agency. "(c) An application for a grant or contract for preservice or inservice training activities described in subsection (a)(1) of this section shall be considered an application for a program of bilingual education for the purposes of section 721(e) of this title. "(d) In making a grant or contract for preservice training programs described in subsection (a)(1) of this section, the Secretary shall give preference to programs which contain coursework in— "(1) teaching English as a second language; "(2) use of a non-English language for instructional purposes; "(3) linguistics; and "(4) evaluation and assessment; and involving parents in the educational process. Preservice training programs shall be designed to ensure that participants become proficient in English and a second language of instruction. "MULTIFUNCTIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS

Grants. Contracts with 20 USC S2'^2

"SEC. 742. (a) Pursuant to subsection (a)(5) of section 741, the Secretary shall establish, through competitive grants or contracts, ^^ least 16 multifunctional resource centers (hereafter in this section referred to as 'centers'). Grants and contracts shall be awarded with consideration given to the geographic and linguistic distribution of children of limited English proficiency. "(b) In addition to providing technical assistance and training to persons participating in or preparing to participate in bilingual education programs or special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient students, each center shall be responsible for gathering and providing information to other centers on a particular area of bilingual education, including (but not limited to) bilingual special education, bilingual education for gifted and talented limited English proficient students, bilingual vocational education, bilingual adult education, bilingual education program administration, literacy, education technology in bilingual programs, mathematics and science education in bilingual programs, counseling limited English proficient students, and career education programs for limited English proficient students. "FELLOWSHIPS

20 USC 3253.

"SEC. 743. (a) Pursuant to subsection (a)(2) of section 741, the Secretary is authorized to award fellowships for advanced study of bilingual education or special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient students in such areas as teacher training, program administration, research and evaluation, and curriculum development. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985, not less than 500 fellowships leading to a graduate degree shall be