The State Board of Education shall reserve not more than 15 percent of the state's federal allocation under Title IV, Part C, for grants to the local educational agencies which have operated exemplary projects during the preceding year. Such funds shall be used by such local educational agencies to expand the projects locally and for diffusion of such successful projects statewide. A local education agency whose project is selected for diffusion is hereby designated as agent for all local education agencies in California for purposes of ESEA Title IV, Part C, diffusion.
(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1354, Sec. 21.)