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(6) provides for making an annual report and such other re ports, 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. (b) Applications from local educational agencies for financial assistance under this part may be approved by the Commissioner only if the State educational agency has been notified of the application and been given the opportunity to offer recommendations.

(c) Amendments of applications shall, except as the Commissioner may otherwise provide by or pursuant to regulation, be subject to approval in the same manner as original applications.

(d) Federal assistance to any program or project under this section, other than those involving curriculum development, dissemination of curricular materials, and evaluation, shall not exceed 80 per centum of the cost of such program for the first fiscal year of its operation, including costs of administration, unless the Commissioner determines, pursuant to regulations adopted and promulgated by the Commissioner establishing objective criteria for such determinations, that assistance in excess of such percentages is required in furtherance of the purposes of this section. The Federal share for the second year shall not exceed 60 per centum, and for the third year and each succeeding fiscal year 40 per centum. NonFederal contributions may be in cash or kind, fairly evaluated, including but not limited to plant, equipment, and services.

(20 U.S.C. 3014) Enacted Oct. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-516, sec. 3(b) (3) and (4), 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. 2219, 2220.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

SEC. 355. The Commissioner in cooperation with the heads of other agencies with relevant jurisdiction, shall insofar as practicable upon request, render technical assistance to local educational agencies, public and private nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, agencies of local, State, and Federal governments and other agencies deemed by the Commissioner to play a role in preserving and enhancing environmental quality and maintaining ecological balance. The technical assistance shall be designed to enable the recipient agency to carry on education programs which are related to environmental quality and ecological balance.

(20 U.S.C. 3015) Enacted Oct. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-516, sec. 4, 84 Stat. 1315; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2220.

SPECIAL GRANTS

SEC. 356. (a) In addition to the grants authorized under section 353, the Commissioner, from the sums appropriated, shall have the authority to make grants, in sums not to exceed $10,000 annually to nonprofit organizations such as citizens' groups, volunteer organizations working in the environmental field, and other public and private nonprofit agencies, institutions, or organizations for conducting courses, workshops, seminars, symposia, institutes, and

conferences, especially for adults and community groups (other than the group funded).

(b) Priority shall be given to proposals demonstrating innovative approaches to environmental education.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the Commissioner shall require evidence that the interested organization or group shall have been in existence one year prior to the submission of a proposal for Federal funds and that it shall submit an annual report on Federal funds expended.

(d) Proposals submitted by organizations and groups under this section shall be limited to the essential information required to evaluate them, unless the organization or group shall volunteer additional information.

(20 U.S.C. 3016) Enacted Oct. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-516, sec. 5, 84 Stat. 1315; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2220.

ADMINISTRATION

SEC. 357. In administering the provisions of this part, the Commissioner is authorized to utilize the services and facilities of any agency of the Federal Government and of any other public or private agency or institution in accordance with appropriate agreements, and to pay for such services either in advance or by way of reimbursement, as may be agreed upon. The Commissioner shall publish annually a list and description of projects supported under this part and shall distribute such list and description to interested educational institutions, citizens' groups, conservation organizations, and other organizations and individuals involved in enhancing environmental guality and maintaining ecological balance.

(20 U.S.C. 3017) Enacted Oct. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-516, sec. 6, 84 Stat. 1315; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2220.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 358. (a) There is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for the fiscal year 1979, $7,000,000 for the fiscal year 1980, $9,000,000 for the fiscal year 1981, $11,000,000 for the fiscal year 1982, and $13,000,000 for the fiscal year 1983 to carry out the provisions of this part. Funds appropriated under this part shall remain available to the Commissioner for the duration of this part in order to permit multiple-year funding of projects under this part.

(b) For each fiscal year, not to exceed $500,000 of the sums appropriated under this part shall be available for the purpose of carrying out section 353(b)(2 H).

(20 U.S.C. 3018) Enacted Oct. 30, 1970, P.L. 91-516, sec. 7, 84 Stat. 1315; amended May 10, 1974, P.L. 93-278, sec. 3, 88 Stat. 121; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2221.

PART 1-HEALTH EDUCATION

SHORT TITLE; DECLARATION OF PURPOSE

SEC. 361. (a) This part may be cited as the “Health Education Act of 1978”.

(b)(1) The Congress finds and declares that

(A) there is an increased concern for physical health and wellbeing;

(B) an understanding of the principles of good health can play a vital role in preventing illness and diseases;

(C) a Federal program is needed to assist State and local educational agencies in developing health education programs. (2) It is the purpose of this part to encourage and support programs that prepare students to maintain their physical health and wellbeing, and to prevent illnesses and diseases, as a part of the regular education program.

(20 U.S.C. 3021) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2221.

PROGRAM AUTHORIZED

Sec. 362. (a) The Commissioner is authorized to make grants to State and local educational agencies to establish and support programs in health education.

(b) Prior to establishing final regulations for making grants under this part, the Commissioner shall consult with the Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare for Health and the Surgeon General to assure coordination and nonduplication of effort.

(20 U.S.C. 3022) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2221.

APPLICATION

SEC. 363. Financial assistance under this part may be made only upon application to the Commissioner. Each such application shall contain assurances that any fuds received under this part will be used in a coordinated and cooperative manner with any other health education related program that the applicant may be undertaking, and shall not duplicate such other programs.

(20 U.S.C. 3023) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2221.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 364. These are authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 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. 3024) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2221.

PART J-CORRECTION EDUCATION

SHORT TITLE

SEC. 371. This Act may be cited as the “Correction Education Demonstration Project Act of 1978”.

(20 U.S.C. 3031) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2222.

PROGRAM AUTHORIZED

SEC. 372. (a) The Commissioner is authorized to make grants to State and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public and private nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions for demonstration projects relating to the

academic and vocational education of antisocial, aggressive, or delinquent persons, including juvenile delinquents, youth offenders, and adult criminal offenders. All projects shall include an evaluation component.

(b) 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 may reasonably prescribe.

(20 U.S.C. 3032) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2222.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

SEC. 373. The Commissioner is authorized to appoint such special or technical advisory committees as he may deem necessary to advise him on matters of general policy relating to the education of persons intended to be benefitted by this section, and shall secure the advice and recommendations of the Director, Bureau of Prisons; Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Director of the Teacher Corps; the Director of the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice; the Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, and such other persons and organizations as he, in his discretion, deems necessary before making any grant under this section.

(20 U.S.C. 3033) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2222.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 374. There is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1979 and for each of the four succeeding fiscal years to carry out the provisions of this part.

(20 U.S.C. 3034) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2222.

PART K-DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION

DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION

SEC. 376. The Commissioner shall allocate at least 5 percent of the funds available for purposes of section 303 to collect, analyze, and disseminate information derived from activities carried out under this title and under part C of title IV, including information as to which of those activities have been successful in improving the achievement of students in the basic skills.

(20 U.S.C. 3041) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2222.

PART L-BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

FINDINGS AND PURPOSE

SEC. 381. It is the purpose of this part to

(1) introduce secondary students from an economically disadvantaged background to the challenges, opportunities, and needs of serving in communities which have a need for professionals trained in the biomedical sciences and which have an underrepresentation of individuals from such a disadvantaged background serving as medical professionals;

(2) motivate and educate these students to successfully pursue careers in the biomedical sciences;

(3) develop academic, cognitive, and communicative skills in these students;

(4) rectify disadvantages resulting from foreign language barriers; and

(5) instill awareness and concern in these students for the

health of their families and communities; by offering these students an intensive academic program in mathematics, the sciences, and English, study skill development, experiences in laboratory and health care delivery settings, and frequent exposure to individuals trained, or receiving training, in the biomedical sciences.

(20 U.S.C. 3051) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2223.

DEFINITIONS

Sec. 382. For the purposes of this part

(1) The term "applicant" means an institution which has made application under section 385 for assistance under this part.

(2) The term “biomedical science” means a field relevant to the study of human biology, and includes chemistry, biology, medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, and public health.

(3) The term “full participant” means with respect to a project conducted in an academic year, a student who has participated satisfactorily in the project for not less than one hundred hours in the academic year.

(4) The term "project" means a project funded under this part.

(5) The term "public secondary school system" means secondary schools operated by a local educational agency or a secondary school operated predominantly for Indian children and operated by, or receiving financial assistance from, the Department of the Interior.

(6) The term "school of biomedical science” means an institution of higher education which provides training leading to a doctorate or master's degree in a biomedical science.

(7) The term “student from an economically disadvantaged background" means an individual from a family which had, during the preceding year, an income equal to 50 per centum or less of the national median income for families of comparable size and (A) who is enrolled in good standing in the ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade of a secondary school and (B) whose access to higher educational opportunity in the biomedical sciences is significantly limited due to the income of the individual's family.

(8) The term “talented student from an economically disadvantaged background" means a student from an economically disadvantaged background who has demonstrated such proficiency or potential as will enable the student, after satisfactory participation in a project, to undertake successfully a course of study in a biomedical science at an institution of higher education. Such proficiency or potential shall be determined in a

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