20 U.S. Code § 6713 - General authority

(a) Authority
The Secretary is authorized to award grants to, or enter into contracts with—
(1) the Center for Civic Education, to carry out civic education activities under sections 6714 and 6715 of this title;
(2) the National Council on Economic Education, to carry out economic education activities under section 6715 of this title; and
(3) organizations experienced in the development of curricula and programs in civics and government education and economic education for students in elementary schools and secondary schools in countries other than the United States, to carry out civic education activities under section 6715 of this title.
(b) Distribution for cooperative civic education and economic education exchange programs
(1) Limitation
Not more than 40 percent of the amount appropriated under section 6716 of this title for a fiscal year shall be used to carry out section 6715 of this title.
(2) Distribution
Of the amount used to carry out section 6715 of this title for a fiscal year (consistent with paragraph (1)), the Secretary shall use—
(A) 37.5 percent for a grant or contract for the Center for Civic Education;
(B) 37.5 percent for a grant or contract for the National Council on Economic Education; and
(C) 25 percent for not less than 1, but not more than 3, grants or contracts for organizations described in subsection (a)(3) of this section.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2343, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title II, § 201,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1662.)
American History and Civics Education

Pub. L. 108–474, Dec. 21, 2004, 118 Stat. 3898, provided that:
“SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
“This Act may be cited as the ‘American History and Civics Education Act of 2004’.
“SEC. 2. PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES FOR TEACHING OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVICS; CONGRESSIONAL ACADEMIES FOR STUDENTS OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVICS.
“(a) Establishment.—The Secretary of Education (referred to in this Act as the ‘Secretary’) may award not more than 12 grants, on a competitive basis—
“(1) to entities to establish Presidential Academies for Teaching of American History and Civics that may offer workshops for both veteran and new teachers of American history and civics; and
“(2) to entities to establish Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics.
“(b) Application.—An entity that desires to receive a grant under subsection (a) shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.
“(c) Demonstrated Expertise.—The Secretary shall require that each entity, to be eligible to receive a grant under this section, demonstrate expertise in historical methodology or the teaching of history.
“(d) Available Funds.—To carry out this section, the Secretary may use any funds appropriated for fiscal year 2005 or any subsequent fiscal year to carry out part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7241 et seq.).
“SEC. 3. NATIONAL HISTORY DAY PROGRAM.
“The Secretary may award grants to the National History Day Program for the purpose of continuing and expanding its activities to promote the study of history and improve instruction.”

 

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