20 U.S. Code § 6381e - Eligible participants
(a) In general
Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, eligible participants in an Even Start program are—
(1) a parent or parents—
(A) who are eligible for participation in adult education and literacy activities under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act [20 U.S.C. 9201 et seq.]; or
(b) Eligibility for certain other participants
(1) In general
Family members of eligible participants described in subsection (a) of this section may participate in activities and services provided under this subpart, when appropriate to serve the purpose of this subpart.
(2) Special rule
Any family participating in a program assisted under this subpart that becomes ineligible to participate as a result of one or more members of the family becoming ineligible to participate may continue to participate in the program until all members of the family become ineligible to participate, which—
(A) in the case of a family in which ineligibility was due to the child or children of the family attaining the age of 8, shall be in 2 years or when the parent or parents become ineligible due to educational advancement, whichever occurs first; and
(3) Children 8 years of age or older
If an Even Start program assisted under this subpart collaborates with a program under part A of this subchapter, and funds received under the part A program contribute to paying the cost of providing programs under this subpart to children 8 years of age or older, the Even Start program may, notwithstanding subsection (a)(2) of this section, permit the participation of children 8 years of age or older if the focus of the program continues to remain on families with young children.
Source(Pub. L. 89–10, title I, § 1236, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title I, § 101,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1562.)
References in Text
The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(1)(A), is title II of Pub. L. 105–220, Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1059, as amended, which is classified principally to subchapter I (§ 9201 et seq.) of chapter 73 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 9201 of this title and Tables.
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