OUTREACH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR RURAL LOCAL EDUCATION
SEC. 8031. OUTREACH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR L
Subpart 2 of part F of title VIII, as amended and redesignated by
section 8001 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the
``SEC. 8539. <<NOTE: 20 USC 7919.>> OUTREACH AND TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE FOR RURAL LOCAL EDUCATIONAL
``(a) Outreach.--The Secretary shall engage in outreach to rural
local educational agencies regarding opportunities to apply for
competitive grant programs under this Act.
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``(b) Technical Assistance.--If requested to do so, the Secretary
shall provide technical assistance to rural local educational agencies
with locale codes 32, 33, 41, 42, or 43, or an educational service
agency representing rural local educational agencies with locale codes
32, 33, 41, 42, or 43 on applications or pre-applications for any
competitive grant program under this Act. No rural local educational
agency or educational service agency shall be required to request
technical assistance or include any technical assistance provided by the
Secretary in any application.''
Previously not included in NCLB.