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Text of the To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to strengthen and preserve families, enhance foster care, ...

...enhance foster care, and develop qualified child welfare personnel to provide parent education.

This bill was introduced on April 13, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 13, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4187 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4187

To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to strengthen and preserve families, enhance foster care, and develop qualified child welfare personnel to provide parent education.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 1994

Miss COLLINS of Michigan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to strengthen and preserve families, enhance foster care, and develop qualified child welfare personnel to provide parent education.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. GRANTS TO TRAIN INDIVIDUALS CONCERNED WITH THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN.

    Section 426 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 626) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(d)(1) The Secretary shall make grants to public and private nonprofit organizations to train individuals in child development (including the health and nutrition of children), parenting skills (including coping with stress, strengthened parent-child relationships, involvement in the education of children, avoidance of family crises, and resolution of family conflicts), and in accessing services designed for families.

    ‘(2) Applications for grants under this subsection shall contain such information as the Secretary may require.

    ‘(3) Each person paid funds under this subsection shall use such funds in accordance with such requirements as the Secretary may prescribe.

    ‘(4) For grants under this subsection, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary not more than $15,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1995, 1996, and 1997.’.

SEC. 2. DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS.

    Section 426 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 626) is amended by adding after the subsection added by section 1 of this Act the following:

    ‘(e)(1) The Secretary shall authorize public and private nonprofit organizations to conduct demonstration projects to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative strategies for--

      ‘(A) training, recruiting, and retaining--

          ‘(i) personnel to work with families whose children are at risk of being placed in out-of-home care; and

          ‘(ii) foster parents; and

      ‘(B) training and support for families whose children are at risk of being placed in out-of-home care.

    ‘(2) Applications to conduct demonstration projects under this subsection shall contain such information as the Secretary may require.

    ‘(3) In determining the approval of applications to conduct demonstration projects under this subsection, the Secretary shall give priority to--

      ‘(A) applications that describe projects that would demonstrate how to train, recruit, or retain child welfare personnel in urban, distressed communities; and

      ‘(B) applications that describe projects that are designed to expand the capacity of socially disadvantaged individuals (as defined in section 8(a)(5) of the Small Business Act) to provide services in their own communities.

    ‘(4) Each person paid funds under this subsection shall use such funds in accordance with such requirements as the Secretary may prescribe.

    ‘(5) For grants under this subsection, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary not more than $15,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1995, 1996, and 1997.’.