20 U.S. Code § 7442 - Professional development for teachers and education professionals
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The purposes of this section are—
(1) to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in teaching or other education professions that serve Indian people;
(2) to provide training to qualified Indian individuals to enable such individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel; and
(b) Eligible entities
For the purpose of this section, the term “eligible entity” means—
(2) a State educational agency or local educational agency, in consortium with an institution of higher education;
(c) Program authorized
The Secretary is authorized to award grants to eligible entities having applications approved under this section to enable those entities to carry out the activities described in subsection (d) of this section.
(d) Authorized activities
(1) In general
Grant funds under this section shall be used for activities to provide support and training for Indian individuals in a manner consistent with the purposes of this section. Such activities may include continuing programs, symposia, workshops, conferences, and direct financial support, and may include programs designed to train tribal elders and seniors.
(2) Special rules
(A) Type of training
For education personnel, the training received pursuant to a grant under this section may be inservice or preservice training.
Each eligible entity desiring a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information, as the Secretary may reasonably require.
(f) Special rule
In awarding grants under this section, the Secretary—
(g) Grant period
Each grant under this section shall be awarded for a period of not more than 5 years.
(h) Service obligation
(1) In general
The Secretary shall require, by regulation, that an individual who receives training pursuant to a grant made under this section—
(A) perform work—
The Secretary shall establish, by regulation, a reporting procedure under which a grant recipient under this section shall, not later than 12 months after the date of completion of the training, and periodically thereafter, provide information concerning compliance with the work requirement under paragraph (1).
 See References in Text note below.
Source(Pub. L. 89–10, title VII, § 7122, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title VII, § 701,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1922.)
References in Text
Section 2026 of title 25, referred to in subsec. (b)(4), was omitted in the general amendment of chapter 22 of Title 25, Indians, by Pub. L. 107–110, title X, § 1042,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 2007. See section 2021 of Title 25.
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