20 U.S. Code § 1138c - Special projects
The Secretary is authorized to make grants to institutions of higher education, or consortia thereof, and such other public agencies and nonprofit organizations as the Secretary deems necessary for innovative projects concerning one or more areas of particular national need identified by the Secretary.
No grant shall be made under this part unless an application is made at such time, in such manner, and contains or is accompanied by such information as the Secretary may require.
A prior section 1138c, Pub. L. 89–329, title XI, § 1144, as added Pub. L. 102–325, title XI, § 1101, July 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 789; amended Pub. L. 103–382, title III, § 391(e)(10), Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 4023, related to applications for grants, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 105–244, § 3, title VII, § 702, Oct. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1585, 1803, effective Oct. 1, 1998.
2009—Subsec. (c)(6)(C). Pub. L. 111–39 inserted “of the National Academies” after “Institute of Medicine”.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–315, § 707(h)(3), substituted “Secretary” for “Director” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–315, § 707(f), amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Areas of national need shall initially include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
“(1) Institutional restructuring to improve learning and promote productivity, efficiency, quality improvement, and cost and price control.
“(2) Articulation between 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education, including developing innovative methods for ensuring the successful transfer of students from 2- to 4-year institutions of higher education.
“(3) Evaluation and dissemination of model programs.
“(4) International cooperation and student exchange among postsecondary educational institutions.”
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