20 U.S. Code § 6372 - Local Early Reading First grants
From amounts appropriated under section 6302(b)(2) of this title, the Secretary shall award grants, on a competitive basis, for periods of not more than 6 years, to eligible applicants to enable the eligible applicants to carry out the authorized activities described in subsection (d) of this section.
The Secretary shall select applicants for funding under this subpart based on the quality of the applications and the recommendations of a peer review panel convened under section 6363(c)(2) of this title, that includes, at a minimum, three individuals, selected from the entities described in clauses (ii), (iii), and (iv) of section 6363(c)(2)(A)  of this title, who are experts in early reading development and early childhood development.
The Secretary may establish a maximum award amount, or ranges of award amounts, for grants under this subpart.
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Section 6363(c)(2)(A) of this title, referred to in subsec. (c), was amended by Pub. L. 113–128, title V, § 512(i)(1), July 22, 2014, 128 Stat. 1708, by repealing cl. (ii) and redesignating cls. (iii) and (iv) as (ii) and (iii), respectively.