20 U.S. Code § 7174 - Local competitive grant program
A State that receives funds under this part for a fiscal year shall provide the amount made available under section 7172(c)(1) of this title to eligible entities for community learning centers in accordance with this part.
To be eligible to receive an award under this part, an eligible entity shall submit an application to the State educational agency at such time, in such manner, and including such information as the State educational agency may reasonably require.
The State educational agency may approve an application under this part for a program to be located in a facility other than an elementary school or secondary school only if the program will be at least as available and accessible to the students to be served as if the program were located in an elementary school or secondary school.
A State educational agency may require an eligible entity to match funds awarded under this part, except that such match may not exceed the amount of the grant award and may not be derived from other Federal or State funds.
Each State educational agency that requires an eligible entity to match funds under this subsection shall permit the eligible entity to provide all or any portion of such match in the form of in-kind contributions.
In reviewing local applications under this section, a State educational agency shall use a peer review process or other methods of assuring the quality of such applications.
To the extent practicable, a State educational agency shall distribute funds under this part equitably among geographic areas within the State, including urban and rural communities.
Grants under this part may be awarded for a period of not less than 3 years and not more than 5 years.
A grant awarded under this part may not be made in an amount that is less than $50,000.
The State educational agency shall provide the same priority under paragraph (1) to an application submitted by a local educational agency if the local educational agency demonstrates that it is unable to partner with a community-based organization in reasonable geographic proximity and of sufficient quality to meet the requirements of this part.
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