20 U.S. Code § 9409 - Grant administration
(a) Federal administrative costs
The Secretary may use not more than 3 percent of the amount appropriated under section 9404 of this title for a fiscal year to pay for the administrative costs of carrying out this chapter, including the monitoring and evaluation of State and local efforts.
(b) State administrative costs
A State that receives a grant under this chapter may use—
(1) not more than 2 percent of the funds made available through the grant to carry out activities designed to coordinate early learning programs on the State level, including programs funded or operated by the State educational agency, health, children and family, and human service agencies, and any State-level collaboration or coordination council involving early learning and education, such as the entities funded under section 9835 (a)(2)(B)(vi) of title 42;
(2) not more than 2 percent of the funds made available through the grant for the administrative costs of carrying out the grant program and the costs of reporting State and local efforts to the Secretary; and
(c) Lead State Agency
(1) In general
To be eligible to receive an allotment under this chapter, the Governor of a State shall appoint, after consultation with the leadership of the State legislature, a Lead State Agency to carry out the functions described in paragraph (2).
(2) Lead State Agency
(A) Allocation of funds
The Lead State Agency described in paragraph (1) shall allocate funds to Local Councils as described in section 9411 of this title.
(B) Functions of agency
In addition to allocating funds pursuant to subparagraph (A), the Lead State Agency shall—
(iii) evaluate and approve applications submitted by Local Councils under section 9412 of this title;
(iv) ensure collaboration with respect to assistance provided under this chapter between the State agency responsible for education and the State agency responsible for children and family services;
(v) prepare and submit to the Secretary, an annual report on the activities carried out in the State under this chapter, which shall include a statement describing how all funds received under this chapter are expended and documentation of the effects that resources under this chapter have had on—
(VI) access to existing early learning programs through expansion of the days or times that children are served;
(VII) access to existing early learning programs through expansion of the number of young children served;
(IX) the quality of early learning programs resulting from professional development, and recruitment and retention incentives for caregivers; and
Source(Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(1) [title VIII, § 810], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–85; Pub. L. 110–134, § 29(b),Dec. 12, 2007, 121 Stat. 1449.)
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