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Public Law No: 108-474 (12/21/2004)

 
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Public Law 108-474
108th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To authorize grants to establish academies for teachers and students of 
 American history and civics, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 21, 
                         2004 -  [H.R. 5360]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: American History 
and Civics Education Act of 2004. 20 USC 6713 note.>> 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``American History and Civics Education 
Act of 2004''.

SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 20 USC 6713 note.>> PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES FOR TEACHING 
            OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVICS; CONGRESSIONAL ACADEMIES FOR 
            STUDENTS OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVICS.

    (a) Establishment.--The Secretary of Education (referred to in this 
Act as the ``Secretary'') may award not more than 12 grants, on a 
competitive basis--
            (1) to entities to establish Presidential Academies for 
        Teaching of American History and Civics that may offer workshops 
        for both veteran and new teachers of American history and 
        civics; and
            (2) to entities to establish Congressional Academies for 
        Students of American History and Civics.

    (b) Application.--An entity that desires to receive a grant under 
subsection (a) shall submit an application to the Secretary at such 
time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary 
may require.
    (c) Demonstrated Expertise.--The Secretary shall require that each 
entity, to be eligible to receive a grant under this section, 
demonstrate expertise in historical methodology or the teaching of 
history.
    (d) Available Funds.--To carry out this section, the Secretary may 
use any funds appropriated for fiscal year 2005 or any subsequent fiscal 
year to carry out part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7241 et seq.).

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SEC. 3. NATIONAL HISTORY DAY PROGRAM. <<NOTE: 20 USC 6713 note.>> 

    The Secretary may award grants to the National History Day Program 
for the purpose of continuing and expanding its activities to promote 
the study of history and improve instruction.

    Approved December 21, 2004.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5360:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
            Nov. 19, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 7, considered and passed Senate.

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