20 U.S. Code § 7140 - Mentoring programs
The term “child with greatest need” means a child who is at risk of educational failure, dropping out of school, or involvement in criminal or delinquent activities, or who lacks strong positive role models.
Funds made available through a grant under this section shall be available for obligation for a period not to exceed 3 years.
In accordance with this subsection, the Secretary shall award grants to eligible entities on a competitive basis.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection, in awarding grants under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall select not less than one grant recipient from each State for which there is an eligible entity that submits an application of sufficient quality pursuant to paragraph (4).
Based on model screening guidelines developed by the Office of Juvenile Programs of the Department of Justice, the Secretary shall develop and distribute to each eligible entity awarded a grant under this section specific model guidelines for the screening of mentors who seek to participate in mentoring programs assisted under this section.
 So in original. No cl. (vii) has been enacted.
Prior sections 7141 to 7144 were omitted in the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110.
Section 7144, Pub. L. 89–10, title IV, § 4134, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. D, title I, § 122, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–756, related to quality rating of drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention programs implemented in public elementary schools and secondary schools.
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