In the case of any applicable program in which Federal funds are made available to local agencies in a State through or under the supervision of a State board or agency, the Secretary may require the State to submit a plan for monitoring compliance by local agencies with Federal requirements under such program and for enforcement by the State of such requirements. The Secretary may require such plan to provide—
(1)for periodic visits by State personnel of programs administered by local agencies to determine whether such programs are being conducted in accordance with such requirements;
(2)for periodic audits of expenditures under such programs by auditors of the State or other auditors not under the control, direction, or supervision of the local educational agency; and
(3)that the State investigate and resolve all complaints received by the State, or referred to the State by the Secretary, relating to the administration of such programs.
(b) State enforcement of Federal requirements
In order to enforce the Federal requirements under any applicable program the State may—
(1)withhold approval, in whole or in part, of the application of a local agency for funds under the program until the State is satisfied that such requirements will be met; except that the State shall not finally disapprove such an application unless the State provides the local agency an opportunity for a hearing before an impartial hearing officer and such officer determines that there has been a substantial failure by the local agency to comply with any of such requirements;
(2)suspend payments to any local agency, in whole or in part, under the program if the State has reason to believe that the local agency has failed substantially to comply with any of such requirements, except that
(A) the State shall not suspend such payments until fifteen days after the State provides the local agency an opportunity to show cause why such action should not be taken and
(B) no such suspension shall continue in effect longer than sixty days unless the State within such period provides the notice for a hearing required under paragraph (3) of this subsection;
(3)withhold payments, in whole or in part, under any such program if the State finds, after reasonable notice and opportunity for a hearing before an impartial hearing officer, that the local agency has failed substantially to comply with any of such requirements.
(c) Withholding of payments
Any withholding of payments under subsection (b)(3) of this subsection  shall continue until the State is satisfied that there is no longer a failure to comply substantially with any of such requirements.
A prior section 440 ofPub. L. 90–247was renumbered section
446, and is classified to section
1232i of this title.
1994—Pub. L. 103–382, § 261(e)(1), struck out “educational” after “State” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–382, § 261(e)(2)(A), substituted “Secretary” for “Commissioner” wherever appearing.
Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 103–382, § 261(e)(2)(B), (C), redesignated provision following par. (3) of subsec. (b) assubsec. (c) and substituted “subsection (b)(3)” for “paragraph (3)”.
Section 1261 ofPub. L. 95–561provided that: “The amendments made by section
1231 [enacting this section and sections
1232f of this title and amending section
1088f–1 of this title] shall take effect with respect to appropriations for fiscal year 1980 and subsequent fiscal years. The amendments made by section
1232 [enacting sections
1234e of this title] shall take effect 120 days after the enactment of this Act [Nov. 1, 1978].”
Applicability of Administrative Procedure to Office of Education or Actions by Commissioner Unaffected by Subsections (b) to (e)
Pub. L. 93–380, title V, § 511(b)(2),Aug. 21, 1974, 88 Stat. 571, provided that nothing in the amendment made by subsec. (a) ofsection
511 of Pub. L. 93–380, which enacted prior subsecs. (b) to (e) and deleted former subsec. (b) of this section, would be construed to affect the applicability of chapter
5 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees, to the Office of Education or actions by the Commissioner.
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