Each State agency shall reserve not less than 15 percent and not more than 30 percent
of the amount such agency receives under this subpart for any fiscal year to support--
(1) projects that facilitate the transition of children and youth between State-operated
institutions, or institutions in the State operated by the Secretary of the Interior,
and schools served by local educational agencies or schools operated or funded by
the Bureau of Indian Education; or
(2) the successful reentry of youth offenders, who are age 20 or younger and have received
a regular high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, into postsecondary education,
or career and technical training programs, through strategies designed to expose the
youth to, and prepare the youth for, postsecondary education, or career and technical
training programs, such as--
(A) preplacement programs that allow adjudicated or incarcerated youth to audit or attend
courses on college, university, or community college campuses, or through programs
provided in institutional settings;
(B) worksite schools, in which institutions of higher education and private or public
employers partner to create programs to help students make a successful transition
to postsecondary education and employment; and
(C) essential support services to ensure the success of the youth, such as--
(i) personal, career and technical, and academic, counseling;
(ii) placement services designed to place the youth in a university, college, or junior
(iii) information concerning, and assistance in obtaining, available student financial
(iv) counseling services; and
(v) job placement services.
(b)Conduct of projects
A project supported under this section may be conducted directly by the State agency,
or through a contract or other arrangement with one or more local educational agencies,
other public agencies, or private nonprofit organizations.
(c)Rule of construction
Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit a school that receives funds
under subsection (a) from serving neglected and delinquent children and youth simultaneously
with students with similar educational needs, in the same educational settings where
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