20 U.S. Code § 7231e - Priority
PriorityIn awarding grants under this part, the Secretary shall give priority to applicants that—
demonstrate the greatest need for assistance, based on the expense or difficulty of effectively carrying out approved desegregation plans and the magnet school program for which the grant is sought;
propose to carry out new magnet school programs, or significantly revise existing magnet school programs; and
propose to select students to attend magnet school programs by methods such as lottery, rather than through academic examination.