``SEC. 2231. <<NOTE: 20 USC 6661.>> PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.
``(a) In General.--From the amount reserved by the Secretary under
section 2201(3), the Secretary is authorized to carry out an American
history and civics education program to improve--
``(1) the quality of American history, civics, and
government education by educating students about the history and
principles of the Constitution of the United States, including
the Bill of Rights; and
``(2) the quality of the teaching of American history,
civics, and government in elementary schools and secondary
schools, including the teaching of traditional American history.
``(b) Funding Allotment.--Of the amount available under subsection
(a) for a fiscal year, the Secretary--
``(1) shall reserve not less than 26 percent for activities
under section 2232; and
``(2) may reserve not more than 74 percent for activities
under section 2233.
``Subpart 4--Teaching of Traditional American History
``SEC. 2351. ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM. <<NOTE: 20 USC 6721.>>
``(a) In General.--The Secretary may establish and implement a
program to be known as the `Teaching American History Grant
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Program', under which the Secretary shall award grants on a competitive
basis to local educational agencies--
``(1) to carry out activities to promote the teaching of
traditional American history in elementary schools and secondary
schools as a separate academic subject (not as a component of
social studies); and
``(2) for the development, implementation, and strengthening
of programs to teach traditional American history as a separate
academic subject (not as a component of social studies) within
elementary school and secondary school curricula, including the
implementation of activities--
``(A) to improve the quality of instruction; and
``(B) to provide professional development and
teacher education activities with respect to American
``(b) Required Partnership.--A local educational agency that
receives a grant under subsection (a) shall carry out activities under
the grant in partnership with one or more of the following:
``(1) An institution of higher education.
``(2) A nonprofit history or humanities organization.
``(3) A library or museum.
``(c) Application.--To be eligible to receive an grant under this
section, a local educational agency shall submit an application to the
Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information
as the Secretary may require.