[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 118, 108th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]

118 STAT. 3898

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.