20 U.S. Code § 1068 - Applications for assistance
The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register, pursuant to chapter 5 of title 5, all policies and procedures required to exercise the authority set forth in subsection (a). No other criteria, policies, or procedures shall apply.
The Secretary shall use the most recent and relevant data concerning the number and percentage of students receiving need-based assistance under subchapter IV of this chapter in making eligibility determinations under section 1058 of this title and shall advance the base-year forward following each annual grant cycle.
The Secretary, directly or by grant or contract, may provide technical assistance to eligible institutions to prepare the institutions to qualify, apply for, and maintain a grant, under this subchapter.
The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, referred to in subsec. (a)(1)(C), is Pub. L. 103–62, Aug. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 285, which enacted section 306 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, sections 1115 to 1119, 9703, and 9704 of Title 31, Money and Finance, and sections 2801 to 2805 of Title 39, Postal Service, amended section 1105 of Title 31, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections 1101 and 1115 of Title 31. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1993 Amendment note set out under section 1101 of Title 31 and Tables.
A prior section 1068, Pub. L. 89–329, title III, § 353, as added Pub. L. 99–498, title III, § 301(a), Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1305, which related to application review process, was renumbered section 393 of Pub. L. 89–329 by Pub. L. 105–244, title III, § 301(a)(2), Oct. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1636, and transferred to section 1068b of this title.
Another prior section 1068, Pub. L. 89–329, title III, § 343, as added Pub. L. 96–374, title III, § 301, Oct. 3, 1980, 94 Stat. 1398, related to application review process and provided for reader panels, recommendation of such panels, and notification to institutions, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 99–498.
Another prior section 1068, Pub. L. 89–329, title IV, § 408, Nov. 8, 1965, 79 Stat. 1235; Pub. L. 90–575, title I, § 105(a), Oct. 16, 1968, 82 Stat. 1018; Pub. L. 91–230, title VIII, § 801, Apr. 13, 1970, 84 Stat. 190; Pub. L. 92–318, title I, § 131(a)(1)(B), June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 247, related to programs for identifying qualified low-income students and preparing them for post secondary education, grants or contracts for planning, developing or carrying out programs, “Talent Search” program, “Upward Bound” program, “Special Services for Disadvantaged Students” program, nature of programs, waiver of matching requirement in the “Upward Bound” program and authorization of appropriations, prior to the general amendment of part A of subchapter IV of this chapter by Pub. L. 92–318, title I, § 131(b)(1), June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 247.
2008—Subsec. (b)(7)(E). Pub. L. 110–315, § 320(4), substituted “subparagraph (D)” for “subparagraph (E)”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 110–315, § 317, added subsec. (e).
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–244, § 308(a), amended heading and text of subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Any institution which is eligible for assistance under this subchapter shall submit to the Secretary an application for assistance at such time, in such form, and containing such information, as may be necessary to enable the Secretary to evaluate its need for assistance. Subject to the availability of appropriations to carry out this subchapter, the Secretary may approve an application for a grant under this subchapter if the application meets the requirements of subsection (b) of this section and shows that the applicant is eligible for assistance in accordance with the part of this subchapter under which the assistance is sought.”
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 105–244, § 308(b), inserted “, D or E” after “part C”.
Subsec. (b)(6). Pub. L. 105–244, §§ 301(c)(11), 308(c), substituted “section 1068e” for “section 1069c” and inserted “, except that for purposes of section 1059c of this title, paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 1068e of this title shall not apply” before semicolon.
1992—Subsec. (b)(7)(D) to (F). Pub. L. 102–325 redesignated subpars. (E) and (F) as (D) and (E), respectively, and struck out former subpar. (D) which read as follows: “information explaining the manner in which the proposed project will assist the applicant to prepare for the critical financial problems that all institutions of higher education will face during the subsequent decade as a result of declining enrollment, and other problems;”.
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