20 U.S. Code § 7259a - Program authorized
(a) Program authority
(1) In general
The Secretary is authorized to make grants, on a competitive basis, to State educational agencies or local educational agencies to pay the Federal share of the cost of innovative model programs providing for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of foreign language study for elementary school and secondary school students.
(1) Grants to State educational agencies
In awarding a grant under subsection (a) of this section to a State educational agency, the Secretary shall support programs that promote systemic approaches to improving foreign language learning in the State.
(2) Grants to local educational agencies
In awarding a grant under subsection (a) of this section to a local educational agency, the Secretary shall support programs that—
(B) demonstrate approaches that can be disseminated and duplicated in other local educational agencies; and
(c) Federal share
(d) Special rule
Not less than 3/4 of the funds made available under section 7241 of this title to carry out this subpart shall be used for the expansion of foreign language learning in the elementary grades.
The Secretary may reserve not more than 5 percent of funds made available under section 7241 of this title to carry out this subpart for a fiscal year to evaluate the efficacy of programs assisted under this subpart.
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