OPTIONAL CONSOLIDATED STATE PLANS OR APPLICATIONS
SEC. 8009. OPTIONAL CONSOLIDATED STATE PLANS OR APPLICATIONS.
Section 8302(b)(1), <<NOTE: 20 USC 7842.>> as redesignated by
section 8001 of this Act, is amended by striking ``nonprofit''.
``SEC. 9302. <<NOTE: 20 USC 7842.>> OPTIONAL CONSOLIDATED STATE PLANS
``(a) General Authority.--
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``(1) Simplification.--In order to simplify application
requirements and reduce the burden for State educational
agencies under this Act, the Secretary, in accordance with
subsection (b), shall establish procedures and criteria under
which, after consultation with the Governor, a State educational
agency may submit a consolidated State plan or a consolidated
State application meeting the requirements of this section for--
``(A) each of the covered programs in which the
State participates; and
``(B) such other programs as the Secretary may
``(2) Consolidated applications and plans.--After
consultation with the Governor, a State educational agency that
submits a consolidated State plan or a consolidated State
application under this section shall not be required to submit
separate State plans or applications under any of the programs
to which the consolidated State plan or consolidated State
application under this section applies.
``(1) In general.--In establishing criteria and procedures
under this section, the Secretary shall collaborate with State
educational agencies and, as appropriate, with other State
agencies, local educational agencies, public and private
nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions, private
schools, and representatives of parents, students, and teachers.
``(2) Contents.--Through the collaborative process described
in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall establish, for each
program under this Act to which this section applies, the
descriptions, information, assurances, and other material
required to be included in a consolidated State plan or
consolidated State application.
``(3) Necessary materials.--The Secretary shall require only
descriptions, information, assurances (including assurances of
compliance with applicable provisions regarding participation by
private school children and teachers), and other materials that
are absolutely necessary for the consideration of the
consolidated State plan or consolidated State application.