SEC. 4623. <<NOTE: 20 USC 7273.>> PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.
``(a) Program Authorized.--
``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall use not less than 95
percent of the amounts made available under section
4601(b)(2)(B) to award grants, on a competitive basis and
subject to subsection (e), to eligible entities for the
``(A) Promise neighborhoods.--The implementation of
a comprehensive, effective continuum of coordinated
services that meets the purpose described in section
4621(1) by carrying out activities in neighborhoods
``(i) high concentrations of low-income
``(ii) multiple signs of distress, which may
include high rates of poverty, childhood obesity,
academic failure, and juvenile delinquency,
adjudication, or incarceration; and
``(iii) schools implementing comprehensive
support and improvement activities or targeted
support and improvement activities under section
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``(B) Full-service community schools.--The provision
of assistance to public elementary schools or secondary
schools to function as full-service community schools.
``(2) Sufficient size and scope.--Each grant awarded under
this subpart shall be of sufficient size and scope to allow the
eligible entity to carry out the applicable purposes of this
``(b) Duration.--A grant awarded under this subpart shall be for a
period of not more than 5 years, and may be extended for an additional
period of not more than 2 years.
``(c) Continued Funding.--Continued funding of a grant under this
subpart, including a grant extended under subsection (b), after the
third year of the initial grant period shall be contingent on the
eligible entity's progress toward meeting--
``(1) with respect to a grant for activities described in
section 4624, the performance metrics described in section
``(2) with respect to a grant for activities described in
section 4625, annual performance objectives and outcomes under
``(d) Matching Requirements.--
``(1) Promise neighborhood activities.--
``(A) Matching funds.--Each eligible entity
receiving a grant under this subpart for activities
described in section 4624 shall contribute matching
funds in an amount equal to not less than 100 percent of
the amount of the grant. Such matching funds shall come
from Federal, State, local, and private sources.
``(B) Private sources.--The Secretary shall require
that a portion of the matching funds come from private
sources, which may include in-kind contributions.
``(C) Adjustment.--The Secretary may adjust the
matching funds requirement under this paragraph for
applicants that demonstrate high need, including
applicants from rural areas and applicants that wish to
provide services on tribal lands.
``(D) Financial hardship waiver.--The Secretary may
waive or reduce, on a case-by-case basis, the matching
requirement under this paragraph, including the
requirement for funds from private sources, for a period
of 1 year at a time, if the eligible entity demonstrates
significant financial hardship.
``(2) Full-service community schools activities.--
``(A) In general.--Each eligible entity receiving a
grant under this subpart for activities described in
section 4625 shall provide matching funds from non-
Federal sources, which may be provided in part with in-
``(B) Special rule.--The Bureau of Indian Education
may meet the requirement of subparagraph (A) using funds
from other Federal sources.
``(3) Special rules.--
``(A) In general.--The Secretary may not require any
eligible entity receiving a grant under this subpart to
provide matching funds in an amount that exceeds the
amount of the grant award.
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``(B) Consideration.--Notwithstanding this
subsection, the Secretary shall not consider the ability
of an eligible entity to match funds when determining
which applicants will receive grants under this subpart.
``(e) Reservation for Rural Areas.--
``(1) In general.--From the amounts allocated under
subsection (a) for grants to eligible entities, the Secretary
shall use not less than 15 percent of such amounts to award
grants to eligible entities that propose to carry out the
activities described in such subsection in rural areas.
``(2) Exception.--The Secretary shall reduce the amount
described in paragraph (1) if the Secretary does not receive a
sufficient number of applications of sufficient quality.
``(f) Minimum Number of Grants.--For each fiscal year, the Secretary
shall award under this subpart not fewer than 3 grants for activities
described in section 4624 and not fewer than 10 grants for activities
described in section 4625, subject to the availability of
appropriations, the requirements of subsection (a)(2), and the number
and quality of applications.
Previously not included in NCLB.