Imagini ale paginilor
PDF
ePub

5

1 SEC. 4. GRANTS TO AMERICAN-SPONSORED SCHOOLS IN

[blocks in formation]

5

(a) GRANTS AUTHORIZED.—The Secretary of State,

6 acting through the Director of the Office of Overseas

7 Schools of the Department of State, may make grants to 8 American-sponsored schools in Arab and predominantly 9 Muslim countries for the purpose of providing full or par

10 tial merit-based scholarships to students from lower- and

11 middle-income families of such countries to attend such

12 schools.

13

(b) DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBLE STUDENTS.–For

14 purposes of expending grant funds, an American-spon

15 sored school that receives a grant under subsection (a) is

16 authorized to establish criteria to be implemented by such

17 school to determine what constitutes lower- and middle

18 income families in the country (or region of the country,

19 if regional variations in income levels in the country are

20 significant) in which such school is located.

21

(c) RESTRICTION ON USE OF FUNDS.-Amounts ap

22 propriated to the Secretary of State pursuant to the au23 thorization of appropriations in subsection (c) shall be

24 used for the sole purpose of making grants under this sec

25 tion, and may not be used for the administration of the

6

1 Office of Overseas Schools of the Department of State or

2 any other activity of the Office.

3

(d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There

4 are authorized to be appropriated for each of fiscal years

5 2005 and 2006, $15,000,000 to carry out subsection (a).

[graphic]

H.L.C.

AMENDMENT TO H.R. 4303

OFFERED BY MR. BERMAN

Page 1, beginning line 4, strike "American Schools

Abroad Support Act" and insert "American Education

Promotion Act”.

Page 2, beginning line 10, strike paragraph (3) and

insert the following:

1

(3) American-sponsored elementary and sec

2

ondary schools are located in more than 20 countries

3

with significant Muslim populations in the Near East, Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, and East

4

5

Asia.

Page 2, line 16, insert "elementary and secondary

after "American-sponsored".

Page 3, line 7, insert "elementary and secondary"

before "schools".

Page 3, line 11, insert "elementary and secondary"

after “American-sponsored”.

Page 3, line 16, insert “elementary and secondary”

after “American-sponsored”.

Page 3, line 19, strike “and” at the end.

H.L.C.

2

Page 3, line 23, strike the period and insert“; and”.

Page 3, after line 23, insert the following new sub

[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small]

Page 4, line 2, insert "elementary and secondary”

before “schools”.

Page 4, line 7, insert “elementary and secondary' after “American-sponsored”.

Page 4, line 15, insert "elementary and secondary

before "schools".

Page 4, line 19, insert “elementary and secondary''

after "American-sponsored".

Page 5, line 8, insert “elementary and secondary”

after “American-sponsored”.

Page 6, line 5, strike “$15,000,000" and insert

“$5,000,000”.

Amend the title to read as follows: "A Bill to au

thorize the Secretary of State to make grants to Amer

ican-sponsored elementary and secondary schools in Arab

and other predominantly Muslim countries to provide full

H.L.C.

3

or partial merit-based scholarships for children from

lower- and middle-income families of such countries to at

tend such schools, and for other purposes.”.

« ÎnapoiContinuați »