In awarding grants for activities described in this part, the Secretary shall give priority to statewide family engagement centers that will use funds under section 7244 of this title for evidence-based activities, which, for the purposes of this part is defined as activities meeting the requirements of section 7801(21)(A)(i) of this title.
20 U.S. Code § 7243 - Applications
(b) ContentsEach application submitted under subsection (a) shall include, at a minimum, the following:
(3) A description of the applicant’s plan for building a statewide infrastructure for family engagement in education, that includes—
A description of the applicant’s demonstrated experience in providing training, information, and support to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, schools, educators, parents, and organizations on family engagement in education policies and practices that are effective for parents (including low-income parents) and families, parents of English learners, minorities, students with disabilities, homeless children and youth, children and youth in foster care, and migrant students, including evaluation results, reporting, or other data exhibiting such demonstrated experience.
A description of the steps the applicant will take to target services to low-income students and parents.
(6) An assurance that the applicant will—
(A) establish a special advisory committee, the membership of which includes—
parents, who shall constitute a majority of the members of the special advisory committee;
representatives of education professionals with expertise in improving services for disadvantaged children;
representatives of State educational agencies and local educational agencies;
use not less than 65 percent of the funds received under this part in each fiscal year to serve local educational agencies, schools, and community-based organizations that serve high concentrations of disadvantaged students, including students who are English learners, minorities, students with disabilities, homeless children and youth, children and youth in foster care, and migrant students;
(F) work with—
Prior sections 7243 to 7243c were repealed by Pub. L. 114–95, § 5, title IV, § 4001(b)(1)(C), Dec. 10, 2015, 129 Stat. 1806, 1967, effective Dec. 10, 2015, except with respect to certain noncompetitive programs and competitive programs.