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IDEA Parity for Outlying Areas Act

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IDEA Parity for Outlying Areas Act

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05/01/19

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Date: May 1, 2019

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116.HR.2437
Subject:
Education
IDEA Parity for Outlying Areas Act
Date: May 1, 2019 Official Title: To amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to provide parity for outlying areas, and for other purposes.Short title This Act may be cited as the "IDEA Parity for Outlying Areas Act".Authorization; allotment; use of funds; authorization of appropriations Section 611 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act () is amended
  • (1) in subsection (b)(1)
    • (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking "not more than 1 percent" and inserting "not less than 1 percent"; and
    • (B) by striking subparagraph (B), and redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (B); and
  • (2) in subsection (e)(1)(A)(ii), by striking "or $35,000, whichever is greater".Preschool grants Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act () is amended
  • (1) in subsection (c)(1), by striking "The Secretary shall allocate the amount" and inserting "After reserving funds for payments to the outlying areas under subsection (h)(1) for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall allocate the remaining amount";
  • (2) by redesignating subsections (h), (i), and (j) as subsections (i), (j), and (k), respectively; and
  • (3) by inserting after subsection (g) the following new subsection:
  • (1) Funds reserved From the amount appropriated under subsection (k) for each fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of the , the Secretary shall reserve not less than 1 percent, which shall be used to provide assistance to the outlying areas in accordance with their respective populations of children aged 3 through 5 and their relative populations of all children aged 3 through 5 who are living in poverty, in accordance with this section.
  • (2) First award year For the first fiscal year the Secretary provides assistance to outlying areas under this section, subsection (c)(2)(B)(iii) shall not apply to outlying areas.
  • (3) Application of reservation for State activities Subsection (d) shall be applied to outlying areas by substituting "for the first fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of the IDEA Parity for Outlying Areas Act" for "for fiscal year 1997".