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(5) provides for such fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as may be necessary to assure proper disbursement of and accounting for Federal funds paid to the applicant under this part; and

(6) provides for making an annual report and such other reports in such form and containing such information, as the Commissioner may reasonably require and for keeping such records, and for affording such access thereto as the Commissioner may find necessary to assure the correctness and verifi

cation of such reports. (20 U.S.C. 2984) Enacted June 23, 1972, P.L. 92–318, sec. 505(a), 86 Stat. 349, 350; amended Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93-380, sec. 407, 88 Stat. 553; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2215.

REPORTS AND EVALUATIONS

SEC. 335. Each recipient of Federal funds under this part shall make such reports and evaluations as the Commissioner shall prescribe by regulation.

(20 U.S.C. 2985) Enacted June 23, 1972, P.L. 92–318, sec. 505(a), 86 Stat. 349, 350; amended Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93–380, sec. 407, 88 Stat. 553; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2215.

RESERVATION OF FUNDS

SEC. 336. From funds available for purposes of section 303, not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available for each fiscal year to carry out this part.

(20 U.S.C. 2986) Enacted June 23, 1972, P.L. 92–318, sec. 505(a), 86 Stat. 349, 350; amended Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93-380, sec. 407, 88 Stat. 553; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2215.

PART F-YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

PROGRAM AUTHORIZED

SEC. 341. (a) The Commissioner shall carry out a youth employment program, the purpose of which shall be to prepare children to take their place as working members of society.

(b) The program carried out under this part shall support activities designed to

(1) study the relationship of work to academic and intellectual achievement;

(2) develop ways to improve achievement in basic educational skills through work experience;

(3) enhance job opportunities for youths by coordinating educational activities with youth employment activities, particularly those carried out by the Secretary of Labor under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act;

(4) encourage educational agencies and institutions to develop means to award academic credit for competencies derived from work experience; and;

(5) provide technical assistance, information, training, and other assistance to eligible entities to develop programs to enable students more readily to make the transition from school to work.

(20 U.S.C. 2991) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2215, 2216.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 342. There is authorized to be appropriated $7,500,000 for the fiscal year 1979 and for each of the four succeeding fiscal years to carry out the provisions of this part.

(20 U.S.C. 2992) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2216.

PART G-LAW-RELATED EDUCATION

SHORT TITLE; DECLARATION OF FINDINGS

SEC. 346. (a) This part may be cited as the “Law-Related Education Act of 1978”. (b) The Congress finds and declares that

(1) there is a widespread lack of understanding of how our system of law and legal institutions works;

(2) such an understanding is an essential component in de veloping faith and appreciation in our democratic system of government and in preparing our youth to be knowledgeable, responsible citizens; and

(3) there is an urgent need for Federal involvement designed to encourage and support the development of law-related edu

cation programs. (20 U.S.C. 3001) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2216.

PROGRAM AUTHORIZED

SEC. 347. (a) The Commissioner shall carry out a program of grants and contracts to encourage State and local educational agencies and other public and private nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions to provide law-related education programs.

(b) For the purpose of this part, the term “law-related education" means education to equip nonlawyers with knowledge and skills pertaining to the law, the legal process and the legal system, and the fundamental principles and values on which these are based.

(c) Financial assistance under this part may be made available only upon application to the Commissioner. The application shall be submitted at such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Commissioner shall prescribe by regulation.

(d) Funds appropriated for grants and contracts under this part shall be available for activities such as

(1) awareness activities, to provide educators, law-related personnel, and the public with an understanding of what lawrelated education is;

(2) support for new and ongoing programs in elementary and secondary schools, adult education, community organizations, and institutions of higher education, to provide law-related education, to develop materials and methods, to conduct pilot and demonstration projects, and to disseminate the products of these activities;

(3) clearinghouse and technical assistance, to collect and provide information and assistance on existing experience and resources to institutions, groups, agencies, organizations, and individuals to aid in establishing, improving, and expanding lawrelated education activities;

(4) training for educators and law-related personnel in the substance and practice of law-related education, including preservice and in-service seminars, workshops, institutes, and courses;

(5) research and evaluation, to study and improve the effectiveness of materials and methods in law-related education;

(6) involvement of law-related organizations, agencies and personnel, such as lawyers, law schools, law students, and law enforcement personnel, in the provision of law-related education activities; and

(7) youth internships for outside-the-classroom experience with the law and the legal system. (20 U.S.C. 3002) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2216, 2217.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 348. There is authorized to be appropriated $15,000,000 for the fiscal year 1979 and for each of the four succeeding fiscal years to carry out the provisions of this part.

(20 U.S.C. 3003) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2217.

PART H–ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

SHORT TITLE; DECLARATION OF FINDINGS; PURPOSE SEC. 351. (a) This part may be cited as the “Environmental Education Act of 1978”. (b) The Congress finds and declares that

(1) the deterioration of the quality of the Nation's environment and of its ecological balance poses a serious threat to the strength and vitality of the people of the Nation;

(2) that this deterioration is in part due to poor understanding of the Nation's environment and of the need for ecological balance;

(3) that existing resources are not adequate for educating and informing citizens about environmental matters; and

(4) that the Federal Government should encourage and support efforts to educate citizens about environmental quality

and ecological balance. (c) It is the purpose of this part to encourage and support the development of new and improved curricula to encourage understanding of policies, and support of activities designed to enhance environmental quality and maintain ecological balance while giving due consideration to the economic considerations related thereto; to demonstrate the use of such curricula in model educational programs and to evaluate the effectiveness thereof; to provide support for the initiation and maintenance of programs in environmental education at the elementary and secondary levels; to disseminate curricula materials and other information for use in educational programs throughout the Nation; to provide training programs for teachers, other educational personnel, public service personnel, and community, labor, and industrial and business leaders and employees, and government employees at State, Federal,

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and local levels; to provide for the planning of outdoor ecological study centers; to provide for community education programs on preserving and enhancing environmental quality and maintaining ecological balance; and to provide for the preparation and distribution of materials by mass media in dealing with the environment and ecology.

(20 U.S.C. 3011) Enacted Oct. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-516, sec. 2, 84 Stat. 1312; amended May 10, 1974, P.L. 93-278, sec. 4, 88 Stat. 121; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2217, 2218.

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Sec. 352. There is established within the Office of Education an Office of Environmental Education (referred to in this section as the "Office") which, under the supervision of the Commissioner, by regulation, shall be responsible for (1) the administration of the program authorized by section 353 and (2) the coordination of activities of the Office of Education which are related to environmental education. The Office shall be headed by a Director who shall be compensated at a rate not to exceed that presecribed for grade GS17 in section 5332 of title 5, United States Code.

(20 U.S.C. 3012) Enacted Oct. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-516, sec. 3(aX1), 84 Stat. 1312; amended May 10, 1974, P.L. 93-278, sec. 2, 88 Stat. 121; amended Apr. 21, 1976, P.L. 94-273, sec. 3(15), 90 Stat. 376, redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2218.

PROGRAM AUTHORIZED

SEC. 353. (a) For the purposes of this part, the term “environmental education” means the educational process dealing with man's relationship with the Earth and his effect on the Earth and his relationship with his natural and man-made surroundings, and includes the relations of energy, population, pollution, resources allocation and depletion, conservation, transportation, technology, economic impact, and urban and rural planning to the total human environment.

(b)(1) The Commissioner shall carry out a program of making grants to, and contracts with, institutions of higher education, State and local educational agencies, regional educational research organizations, and other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions (including libraries and museums) to support research, demonstration, and pilot projects designed to educate the public on the problems of environmental quality and ecological balance, except that no grant may be made other than to a nonprofit agency, organization, or institution.

(2) Funds appropriated for grants and contracts under this part shall be available for such activities as

(A) the development of curricula (including interdisciplinary curricula) in the preservation and enhancement of environmental quality and ecological balance;

(B) dissemination of information relating to such curricula and to environmental education, generally;

(C) in the case of grants to State and local educational agencies, or groups of such agencies, for the support of environmental education programs at the elementary and secondary education levels;

(D) preservice and in-service training programs and projects (including fellowship programs, institutes, workshops, symposia, and seminars) for educational personnel to prepare them to teach in subject matter areas associated with environmental quality and ecology or to develop interdisciplinary strategies and programs of environmental quality and ecology and for public service personnel, Government employees and business, labor, and industrial leaders and employees;

(E) planning of outdoor ecological study centers;

(F) community education programs to environmental quality, including special programs for adults;

(G) preparation and distribution of materials suitable for use by the mass media in dealing with environment and ecology; and

(H) establishing prize contests in the elementary and secondary schools in the area of energy, the emphasis to be placed upon stimulating new thinking about ways to better under

stand and solve the energy crisis. In addition to the activities specified in the first sentence of this paragraph, such funds may be used for projects designed to demonstrate, test, and evaluate the effectiveness of any such activities, whether or not assisted under this section.

(20 U.S.C. 3013) Enacted Oct. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-516, sec. 3(a)(2), (b) (1) and (2), 84 Stat. 1312; amended May 10, 1974, P.L. 93–278, sec. 2, 88 Stat. 121; amended Apr. 21, 1976, P.L. 94-273, sec. 3(15), 90 Stat. 376; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2218, 2219.

APPLICATION

SEC. 354. (a) Financial assistance under this part may be made available only upon application to the Commissioner. The application shall be submitted at such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Commissioner shall prescribe by regulation and shall be approved only if it

(1) provides that the activities and services for which assistance is sought will be administered by, or under the supervision of, the applicant;

(2) describes a program for carrying out one or more of the activities described in section 353(b)(2) which holds promise of making a substantial contribution toward attaining the purposes of this part;

(3) sets forth such policies and procedures as will insure adequate evaluation of the activities intended to be carried out under the application;

(4) sets forth policies and procedures which assure that Federal funds made available under this part for any fiscal year will be so used as to supplement and, to the extent practical, increase the level of funds that would, in the absence of such Federal funds, be made available by the applicant for the purposes described in this part, and in no case supplant such funds;

(5) provides for such fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as may be necessary to assure proper disbursement of and accounting for Federal funds paid to the applicant under this part; and

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