SEC. 2231




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``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


``(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.