(a) Community service-learning
Each institution participating under this part may use up to 10 percent of the funds made available under section 1096(a) of this title and attributable to the amount of the institution's expenditures under this part to conduct that institution's program of community service-learning, including—
(1) development of mechanisms to assure the academic quality of the student experience,
(2) assuring student access to educational resources, expertise, and supervision necessary to achieve community service objectives, and
(3) collaboration with public and private nonprofit agencies, and programs assisted under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 [42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.] in the planning, development, and administration of such programs.
(b) Off-campus community service
(1) Grants authorized
In addition to funds made available under section 1087–53(b)(2)(A) of this title, the Secretary is authorized to award grants to institutions participating under this part to supplement off-campus community service employment.
(2) Use of funds
An institution shall ensure that funds granted to such institution under this subsection are used in accordance with section 1087–53(b)(2)(A) of this title to recruit and compensate students (including compensation for time spent in training and for travel directly related to such community service).
In awarding grants under this subsection, the Secretary shall give priority to applications that support postsecondary students assisting with early childhood education activities and activities in preparation for emergencies and natural disasters.
(4) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2009 and each of the five succeeding fiscal years.
References in Text
The National and Community Service Act of 1990, referred to in subsec. (a)(3), is Pub. L. 101–610, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3127, which is classified principally to chapter 129 (§12501 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 12501 of Title 42 and Tables.
Section was formerly classified to section 2756a of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to transfer to this section.
A prior section 447 of Pub. L. 89–329, title IV, as added Pub. L. 92–318, title I, §135F, June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 271; amended Pub. L. 94–482, title I, §128(d), Oct. 12, 1976, 90 Stat. 2143; Pub. L. 96–374, title IV, §436, title XIII, §1391(a)(1), Oct. 3, 1980, 94 Stat. 1436, 1503, related to job location and development programs and agreements with eligible institutions, prior to the general revision of this part by Pub. L. 99–498. See section 1087–56 of this title.
Provisions similar to this section were contained in section 1087–58 of this title prior to the general revision of this part by Pub. L. 99–498.
2008—Pub. L. 110–315 redesignated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
1992—Pub. L. 102–325 amended section catchline generally, struck out subsecs. (a) and (b) which related to purpose and definitions, respectively, struck out subsec. (c) designation and heading before "Each institution participating", substituted "up to 10 percent of the funds made available under section 1096(a) of this title and attributable to the amount of the institution's expenditures under this part" for "funds made available under the last sentence of section 1096(a) of this title", and inserted ", and programs assisted under the National and Community Service Act of 1990" after "nonprofit agencies".
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 102–325 effective Oct. 1, 1992, see section 2 of Pub. L. 102–325, set out as a note under section 1001 of this title.
Section applicable to periods of enrollment beginning on or after July 1, 1987, see section 403(b)(2) of Pub. L. 99–498, set out as a note under section 1087–53 of this title.