§ 38–1853.05. Applications.
(a) In general. — In order to receive a grant under § 38-1853.04(a), an eligible entity shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may require.
(b) Contents. — The Secretary may not approve the request of an eligible entity for a grant under § 38-1853.04(a) unless the entity’s application includes—
(1) a detailed description of—
(A) how the entity will address the priorities described in § 38-1853.06;
(B) how the entity will ensure that if more eligible students seek admission in the program of the entity than the program can accommodate, eligible students are selected for admission through a random selection process which gives weight to the priorities described in § 38-1853.06;
(C) how the entity will ensure that if more participating eligible students seek admission to a participating school than the school can accommodate, participating eligible students are selected for admission through a random selection process;
(D) how the entity will notify parents of eligible students of the expanded choice opportunities in order to allow the parents to make informed decisions;
(E) the activities that the entity will carry out to provide parents of eligible students with expanded choice opportunities through the awarding of scholarships under § 38-1853.07(a);
(F) how the entity will determine the amount that will be provided to parents under § 38-1853.07(a)(2) for the payment of tuition, fees, and transportation expenses, if any;
(G) how the entity will seek out private elementary schools and secondary schools in the District of Columbia to participate in the program;
(H) how the entity will ensure that each participating school will meet the reporting and other program requirements under this chapter;
(I) how the entity will ensure that participating schools submit to site visits by the entity as determined to be necessary by the entity;
(J) how the entity will ensure that participating schools are financially responsible and will use the funds received under § 38-1853.07 effectively;
(K) how the entity will ensure the financial viability of participating schools in which 85 percent or more of the total number of students enrolled at the school are participating eligible students that receive and use an opportunity scholarship;
(L) how the entity will address the renewal of scholarships to participating eligible students, including continued eligibility;
(M) how the entity will ensure that a majority of its voting board members or governing organization are residents of the District of Columbia; and
(N) how the eligible entity will ensure that it—
(i) utilizes internal fiscal and quality controls; and
(ii) complies with applicable financial reporting requirements and the requirements of this division; and
(2) an assurance that the entity will comply with all requests regarding any evaluation carried out under § 38-1853.09(a).