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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-511—OCT. 19, 1984

98 STAT. 2385

awarded under the preceding sentence. Such fellowships shall be awarded, to the extent feasible, in proportion to the needs of various groups of individuals with limited English proficiency. In awarding fellowships, the Secretary shall give preference to individuals intending to study bilingual education or special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient students in the following specialized areas: vocational education, adult education, gifted and talented education, special education, education technology, literacy, and mathematics and science education. The Secretary shall include information on the operation of the fellowship program in the report required under section 751(c) of this title. "(b) The Secretary shall undertake an on-going longitudinal study of the impact of recipients of such fellowships on the field of bilingual education and alternative instructional programs for students of limited English proficiency and shall, through the clearinghouse established pursuant to section 735(b)(5) of this title, disseminate research undertaken by recipients of such fellowships. "(c) Any person receiving a fellowship under this section shall agree either to repay such assistance or to work for a period equivalent to the period of time during which such person received assistance, and such work shall be in an activity related to programs and activities such as those authorized under this Act. The Secretary may waive this requirement in extraordinary circumstances.

Infra. Study. Public information.

PRIORITY

"SEC. 744. In making grants or contracts under this part, the 20 USC 3254. Secretary shall give priority to eligible applicants with demonstrated competence and experience in programs and activities such as those authorized under this Act. STIPENDS

"SEC. 745. In the terms of any arrangement described in this part, the Secretary shall provide for the payment, to persons participating in training programs so described, of such stipends (including allowances for subsistence and other expenses for such persons and their dependents) as the Secretary may determine to be consistent with prevailing practices under comparable federally supported programs.

20 USC 3255.

"PART D—ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND MINORITY LANGUAGES AFFAIRS

"SEC. 751. (a) There shall be, in the Department of Education, an Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (hereafter in this section referred to as the 'Office') through which the Secretary shall carry out functions relating to bilingual education. "(b)(1) The Office shall be headed by a Director of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, appointed by the Secretary, to whom the Secretary shall delegate all delegable functions relating to bilingual education. The Director shall also be assigned responsibility for coordinating the bilingual education aspects of other programs administered by the Secretary. "(2) The Office shall be organized as the Director determines to be appropriate in order to enable the Director to carry out such functions and responsibilities effectively, except that there shall be

Establishment. 20 USC 3261.