In approving applications under this part, the Secretary shall give priority to applicants that--
(1) demonstrate the greatest need for assistance, based on the expense or difficulty of effectively carrying out an approved desegregation plan and the projects for which assistance is sought;
(2) propose to carry out new magnet school projects, or significantly revise existing magnet school projects;
(3) propose to select students to attend magnet school projects by methods such as lottery, rather than through academic examination;
(4) propose to implement innovative educational approaches that are consistent with the State's and local educational agency's approved systemic reform plans, if any, under subchapter III of chapter 68 of this title; and
(5) propose to draw on comprehensive community involvement plans.
(Pub. L. 89-10, title V, Sec. 5107, as added Pub. L. 103-382, title I, Sec. 101, Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3693.)