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Approval of applications   

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(a) Criteria

The State shall establish criteria for approval of applications under this section. Such criteria shall include--

(1) consideration of the local district's need for, and inability to locally provide for, the activities, equipment, library and instructional materials requested;

(2) the number and nature of elementary and secondary students who will benefit from the planned program; and (3) the expressed level of financial and in-kind commitment from other parties to the program.

(b) Approval procedures

The State shall adopt approval procedures designed to ensure that grants are equitably distributed among--

(1) rural, urban, and suburban areas; and (2) small, medium, and large local educational agencies.

(Pub. L. 98-377, title III, Sec. 327, as added Pub. L. 100-418, title VI, Sec. 6031(a)(2), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1482.)