20 U.S. Code § 7263 - Purpose and program authorization

§ 7263.
Purpose and program authorization
(a) PurposeIt is the purpose of this subpart to assist eligible applicants—
to create or expand community technology centers that will provide disadvantaged residents of economically distressed urban and rural communities with access to information technology and related training; and
to provide technical assistance and support to community technology centers.
(b) Program authorizationThe Secretary is authorized, in conjunction with the Office of Educational Technology, to award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, on a competitive basis, for a period of not more than 3 years, to eligible applicants in order to assist such applicants in—
creating or expanding community technology centers; or
providing technical assistance and support to community technology centers.
(3)Service of Americorps participants.—
The Secretary may collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service on the use in community technology centers of participants in National Service programs carried out under subtitle C of title I of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12571 et seq.).
References in Text

The National and Community Service Act of 1990, referred to in subsec. (b)(3), is Pub. L. 101–610, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3127, as amended. Subtitle C of title I of the Act is classified generally to division C (§ 12571 et seq.) of subchapter I of chapter 129 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 12501 of Title 42 and Tables.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 7263, Pub. L. 89–10, title V, § 5303, as added Pub. L. 103–382, title I, § 101, Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3701, related to grants to local educational agencies, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110. See section 6561a of this title.


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