20 U.S. Code § 7451 - National research activities

§ 7451.
National research activities
(a) Authorized activitiesThe Secretary may use funds made available under section 7492(b) of this title for each fiscal year to—
conduct research related to effective approaches for the education of Indian children and adults;
evaluate federally assisted education programs from which Indian children and adults may benefit;
collect and analyze data on the educational status and needs of Indians; and
carry out other activities that are consistent with the purpose of this part.
(b) Eligibility

The Secretary may carry out any of the activities described in subsection (a) of this section directly or through grants to, or contracts or cooperative agreements with, Indian tribes, Indian organizations, State educational agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, including Indian institutions of higher education, and other public and private agencies and institutions.

(c) CoordinationResearch activities supported under this section—
shall be carried out in consultation with the Institute of Education Sciences to ensure that such activities are coordinated with and enhance the research and development activities supported by the Institute; and
may include collaborative research activities that are jointly funded and carried out by the Office of Indian Education Programs and the Institute of Education Sciences.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 7451, Pub. L. 89–10, title VII, § 7131, as added Pub. L. 103–382, title I, § 101, Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3729, authorized research, evaluation of activities, and dissemination of information. See section 6931 of this title.


2002—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 107–279 substituted “Institute of Education Sciences” for “Office of Educational Research and Improvement” and “by the Institute” for “by the Office”.

Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 107–279, § 404(d)(5)(E), substituted “Institute of Education Sciences” for “Office of Educational Research and Improvement”.


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