42 U.S. Code § 12561 - Higher education innovative programs for community service
It is the purpose of this part to expand participation in community service by supporting innovative community service programs through service-learning carried out through institutions of higher education, acting as civic institutions to meet the human, educational, environmental, or public safety needs of neighboring communities.
The Federal share of the cost of carrying out a program for which assistance is provided under this part may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the program.
To receive a grant or enter into a contract under this part, an institution or partnership shall prepare and submit to the Corporation, an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information and assurances as the Corporation may reasonably require, and obtain approval of the application. In requesting applications for assistance under this part, the Corporation shall specify such required information and assurances.
To be eligible for assistance under this part, an institution of higher education shall demonstrate that it meets the minimum requirements under section 443(b)(2)(A) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2753(b)(2)(A)) 1 relating to the participation of students employed under part C of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) 1 (relating to Federal Work-Study  programs) in community service activities, or has received a waiver of those requirements from the Secretary of Education.
Notwithstanding section 12511 of this title, as used in this part, the term “student” means an individual who is enrolled in an institution of higher education on a full- or part-time basis.
A participant in a program funded under this part shall be eligible for the national service educational award described in division D, if the participant served in an approved national service position.
 See References in Text note below.
 So in original. Probably should not be capitalized.
The Higher Education Act of 1965, referred to in subsecs. (b)(5) and (g), is Pub. L. 89–329, Nov. 8, 1965, 79 Stat. 1219. Part C of title IV of the Act was formerly classified generally to part C (§ 2751 et seq.) of subchapter I of chapter 34 of this title prior to transfer to part C (§ 1087–51 et seq.) of subchapter IV of chapter 28 of Title 20, Education. Section 443 of the Act was transferred from section 2753 of this title to section 1087–53 of Title 20. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1001 of Title 20 and Tables.
2009—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–13, § 1202(b)(1), inserted “through service-learning” after “community service programs”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–13, § 1202(b)(2)(A), substituted “consortium” for “combination” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (b)(1)(C). Pub. L. 111–13, § 1202(b)(2)(B), added subpar. (C).
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 111–13, § 1202(b)(2)(C)(i), substituted “institutions of higher education and their faculty” for “teachers at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (b)(3)(A). Pub. L. 111–13, § 1202(b)(2)(C)(ii), substituted “curricula of the institution to strengthen the instructional capacity of teachers to provide service-learning at the elementary and secondary levels;” for “education of the institution; and”.
Subsec. (b)(3)(B), (C). Pub. L. 111–13, § 1202(b)(2)(C)(iii), (iv), added subpar. (B) and redesignated former subpar. (B) as (C).
Subsecs. (c) to (i). Pub. L. 111–13, § 1202(b)(3)–(5), added subsecs. (c) to (h), redesignated former subsec. (f) as (i), and struck out former subsecs. (c), (d), (e), and (g) which related to Federal share of the cost, grant application, applicant priority, and definition of “student”, respectively.
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