SEC. 4204




Section Summary




``(a) In General.--

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``(1) Community learning centers.--A State that receives

funds under this part for a fiscal year shall provide the amount

made available under section 4202(c)(1) to award subgrants to

eligible entities for community learning centers in accordance

with this part.

``(2) Expanded learning program activities.--A State that

receives funds under this part for a fiscal year may use funds

under section 4202(c)(1) to support those enrichment and

engaging academic activities described in section 4205(a) that--

``(A) are included as part of an expanded learning

program that provides students at least 300 additional

program hours before, during, or after the traditional

school day;

``(B) supplement but do not supplant regular school

day requirements; and

``(C) are carried out by entities that meet the

requirements of subsection (i).

``(b) Application.--

``(1) In general.--To be eligible to receive a subgrant

under this part, an eligible entity shall submit an application

to the State educational agency at such time, in such manner,

and including such information as the State educational agency

may reasonably require.

``(2) Contents.--Each application submitted under paragraph

(1) shall include--

``(A) a description of the activities to be funded,


``(i) an assurance that the program will take

place in a safe and easily accessible facility;

``(ii) a description of how students

participating in the program carried out by the

community learning center will travel safely to

and from the center and home, if applicable; and

``(iii) a description of how the eligible

entity will disseminate information about the

community learning center (including its location)

to the community in a manner that is

understandable and accessible;

``(B) a description of how such activities are

expected to improve student academic achievement as well

as overall student success;

``(C) a demonstration of how the proposed program

will coordinate Federal, State, and local programs and

make the most effective use of public resources;

``(D) an assurance that the proposed program was

developed and will be carried out--

``(i) in active collaboration with the schools

that participating students attend (including

through the sharing of relevant data among the

schools), all participants of the eligible entity,

and any partnership entities described in

subparagraph (H), in compliance with applicable

laws relating to privacy and confidentiality; and

``(ii) in alignment with the challenging State

academic standards and any local academic


``(E) a description of how the activities will meet

the measures of effectiveness described in section


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``(F) an assurance that the program will target

students who primarily attend schools eligible for

schoolwide programs under section 1114 and the families

of such students;

``(G) an assurance that subgrant funds under this

part will be used to increase the level of State, local,

and other non-Federal funds that would, in the absence

of funds under this part, be made available for programs

and activities authorized under this part, and in no

case supplant Federal, State, local, or non-Federal


``(H) a description of the partnership between a

local educational agency, a community-based

organization, and another public entity or private

entity, if appropriate;

``(I) an evaluation of the community needs and

available resources for the community learning center,

and a description of how the program proposed to be

carried out in the center will address those needs

(including the needs of working families);

``(J) a demonstration that the eligible entity will

use best practices, including research or evidence-based

practices, to provide educational and related activities

that will complement and enhance academic performance,

achievement, postsecondary and workforce preparation,

and positive youth development of the students;

``(K) a description of a preliminary plan for how

the community learning center will continue after

funding under this part ends;

``(L) an assurance that the community will be given

notice of an intent to submit an application and that

the application and any waiver request will be available

for public review after submission of the application;

``(M) if the eligible entity plans to use volunteers

in activities carried out through the community learning

center, a description of how the eligible entity will

encourage and use appropriately qualified persons to

serve as the volunteers; and

``(N) such other information and assurances as the

State educational agency may reasonably require.

``(c) Approval of Certain Applications.--The State educational

agency may approve an application under this part for a program to be

located in a facility other than an elementary school or secondary

school only if the program will be at least as available and accessible

to the students to be served as if the program were located in an

elementary school or secondary school.

``(d) Permissive Local Match.--

``(1) In general.--A State educational agency may require an

eligible entity to match subgrant funds awarded under this part,

except that such match may not exceed the amount of the subgrant

and may not be derived from other Federal or State funds.

``(2) Sliding scale.--The amount of a match under paragraph

(1) shall be established based on a sliding scale that takes

into account--

``(A) the relative poverty of the population to be

targeted by the eligible entity; and

``(B) the ability of the eligible entity to obtain

such matching funds.

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``(3) In-kind contributions.--Each State educational agency

that requires an eligible entity to match funds under this

subsection shall permit the eligible entity to provide all or

any portion of such match in the form of in-kind contributions.

``(4) Consideration.--Notwithstanding this subsection, a

State educational agency shall not consider an eligible entity's

ability to match funds when determining which eligible entities

will receive subgrants under this part.

``(e) Peer Review.--In reviewing local applications under this part,

a State educational agency shall use a rigorous peer-review process or

other methods to ensure the quality of funded projects.

``(f) Geographic Diversity.--To the extent practicable, a State

educational agency shall distribute subgrant funds under this part

equitably among geographic areas within the State, including urban and

rural communities.

``(g) Duration of Awards.--A subgrant awarded under this part shall

be awarded for a period of not less than 3 years and not more than 5


``(h) Amount of Awards.--A subgrant awarded under this part may not

be made in an amount that is less than $50,000.

``(i) Priority.--

``(1) In general.--In awarding subgrants under this part, a

State educational agency shall give priority to applications--

``(A) proposing to target services to--

``(i) students who primarily attend schools


``(I) are implementing comprehensive

support and improvement activities or

targeted support and improvement

activities under section 1111(d) or

other schools determined by the local

educational agency to be in need of

intervention and support to improve

student academic achievement and other

outcomes; and

``(II) enroll students who may be at

risk for academic failure, dropping out

of school, involvement in criminal or

delinquent activities, or who lack

strong positive role models; and

``(ii) the families of students described in

clause (i);

``(B) submitted jointly by eligible entities

consisting of not less than 1--

``(i) local educational agency receiving funds

under part A of title I; and

``(ii) another eligible entity; and

``(C) demonstrating that the activities proposed in

the application--

``(i) are, as of the date of the submission of

the application, not accessible to students who

would be served; or

``(ii) would expand accessibility to high-

quality services that may be available in the


``(2) Special rule.--The State educational agency shall

provide the same priority under paragraph (1) to an application

submitted by a local educational agency if the local educational

agency demonstrates that it is unable to partner with a

community-based organization in reasonable geographic proximity

and of sufficient quality to meet the requirements of this part.

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``(3) Limitation.--A State educational agency may not give a

priority or a preference to eligible entities that seek to use

funds made available under this part to extend the regular

school day.

``(j) Renewability of Awards.--A State educational agency may renew

a subgrant provided under this part to an eligible entity, based on the

eligible entity's performance during the preceding subgrant period.


Previously not included in NCLB.