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Text of the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 30, 1986. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 30, 1986 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

100 STAT. 966                     PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986
                  Public Law 99-425                   -                     .. .: v •
                  99th Congress "- t.                                         ,    • '*
                                                       An Act                                 •    •
  Sept 30 1986    '^° authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1987,1988,1989, and 1990 to carry out the
           '         Head Start, Follow Through, dependent care, community services block grant, and
   Lrl.K. 44Z1J      community food and nutrition programs, and for other purposes.

                    Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the
Human Services    United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may
Reauthorization   be cited as the "Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1986".
Act of 1986.
42 u s e 9801
note                             TITLE I—THE HEAD START PROGRAM
                  SEC. 101. REAUTHORIZATION.
                    Section 639 of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9834) is amended to
oo     * ^' '     ^^^^ ^^ follows:
                  e:Wi} •:            "AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS                   i   il > ' !
                    "SEC. 639, There are authorized to be appropriated for carr3dng
                  out the provisions of this subchapter $1,198,000,000 for fiscal year
                  1987, $1,263,000,000 for fiscal year 1988, $1,332,000,000 for fiscal year
                  1989, and $1,405,000,000 for fiscal year 1990.".
                  SEC. 102. ALLOTMENT OF FUNDS FOR INDIAN AND MIGRANT HEAD START
                              PROGRAMS.
                    Subparagraph (A) of section 640(a)(2) of the Head Start Act (42
                  U.S.C. 9835(a)(2)(A)) is amended to read as follows:
                        "(A) Indian and migrant Head Start programs and services
                      for handicapped children, except that there shall be made
                      available for use by Indian and migrant Head Start programs,
                      on a nationwide basis, no less funds for fiscal year 1987 and
                      each subsequent fiscal year than were obligated for use by
                      Indian and migrant Head Start programs for fiscal year 1985;'.
                  SEC. 103. COORDINATION.
                    Section 642(c) of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9837(c)) is amended
                  by inserting before "programs" the following: "State and local".
                  SEC. 104. PRESERVATION OF INCOME CALCULATION METHOD.
                   • Section 645(a)(2) of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9840(a)(2)) is
                  amended by striking out "1986" and inserting in lieu thereof "1990".

                               TITLE II—FOLLOW THROUGH PROGRAM
                  SEC. 201. FOLLOW THROUGH.
                    (a) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Subsection (a) of section
                  663 of the Follow Through Act (42 U.S.C. 9862(a)) is amended to read
                  as follows:
                    "(a) There are authorized to be appropriated for carrying out the
                  purposes of this subchapter $7,500,000 for fiscal year 1987,

PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 100 STAT. 967 $7,800,000 for fiscal year 1988, $8,112,000 for fiscal year 1989, and $8,436,000 for fiscal year 1990.". (b) REPEALER.—Section 668 of the Follow Through Act (42 U.S.C. 9867) is amended— (1) by striking out subsection (b); and (2) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b). (c) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT.—Section 670 of the Follow Through Act (42 U.S.C. 9861 note) is amended by striking out "1986" and inserting in lieu thereof "1990". TITLE III—DEPENDENT CARE STATE GRANT PROGRAM SEC. 301. REAUTHORIZATION. Section 670A of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9871) is amended to read as follows: "AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS "SEC. 670A. For the purpose of making allotments to States to carry out the activities described in section 670D, there is authorized to be appropriated $20,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1987,1988, 1989, and 1990.". SEC. 302. AMENDMENTS ON DEPENDENT CARE SERVICES INFORMATION; LICENSING. (a) DEPENDENT CARE SERVICES.—Subsection (a) of section 670D of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9874) is amended— (1) by inserting "(1)" after the subsection designation; (2) by striking out "shall" in the second sentence and insert- .3ij xt ing in lieu therof "may"; (3) by redesignating clauses (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7) in the second sentence as clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), and (G), respectively; and (4) by striking out the third sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(2) The State, with respect to the uses of funds described in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall— "(A) provide assurances that no information will be included with respect to any dependent care services which are not provided in compliance with the laws of the State and localities in which such services are provided; and "(B) provide assurances that the information provided will be the latest information available and will be kept up to date.". Ob) SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE SERVICES.—(1) Section 670DOt))(l) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9874a))(l)) is amended by striking out "where school facilities are not available". (2) Section 670D(b)(2)(E) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9874(b)(2)(E)) is amended by inserting before "licensing laws" the following: "child care". SEC. 303. SCHOOL-AGE CHILD DEFINITION. Education. Section 670G(7) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9877(7)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon a comma and the following: "except that in any State which by State
100 STAT. 968 PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 law children at an earlier age are provided free public education, the age provided in State law shall be substituted for age five". 42 u s e 9801 SEC. 304. SHORT TITLE. note. Subchapter D of chapter 8 of title VI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9871-9877) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: State Dependent "SHORT TITLE Care Development "SEC. 670H. This subchapter may be cited as the 'State Dependent Grants Act. Care Development Grants Act'.". » - v. i. TITLE IV—COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM SEC. 401. GENERAL AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. Subsection (b) of section 672 of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9901) is amended to read as follows: "(b) There is authorized to be appropriated $390,000,000 for fiscal year 1987, $409,500,000 for fiscal year 1988, $430,000,000 for fiscal year 1989, and $451,500,000 for fiscal year 1990, to carry out the provisions of this subtitle.". SEC. 402. DEFINITION OF ELIGIBLE ENTITY. The first sentence of section 673(1) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9902(1)) is amended by inserting after "1981" a comma and the following: "or which came into existence during fiscal year 1982 as a direct successor in interest to such a community action agency or community action program and meets 42 u s e 9904. all the requirements under section 675(c)(3) of this Act with respect to the composition of the board". SEC. 403. REQUIREMENTS. (a) TERMINATION PROCEDURES.—(1) Section 675(cXll) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9904(c)(ll)) is amended by inserting "the procedures and" after "subject to". (2) Section 676A of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9905a) is amended— (A) by redesignating the section as subsection 0)); and (B) by inserting before the redesignated subsection (b) the following: Agriculture and "SEC. 676A. (a) Whenever a State violates the assurances agricultural contained in section 675(cXll) and terminates the funding of a products. community action agency or migrant and seasonal farmworker State and local governments. organization prior to the completion of the State's hearing and the 42 u s e 9908. Secretary's review as required in section 679 of this Act, the Sec- retary shall assume responsibility for providing financial assistance to the community action agency or migrant and seasonal farm- worker organization affected. The allotment for the State shall be reduced by an amount equal to the funds provided under this section by the Secretary to such agency or organization.". (3) Section 676A of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9905a), as amended by this subsection, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "(c) The Secretary shall conduct the review under subsection (b) through the Office of Community Services, which shall promptly
PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 100 STAT. 969 conduct such review and issue a written determination together with the reasons of the Secretary therefor.". (4) The heading of section 676A of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9905a) is amended to read as follows: PROCEDURES FOR A REVIEW OF TERMINATION OF FUNDING . (b) REPEAL OF EXECUTED PROVISION.—The last sentence of section 675(c) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9904(c)) is repealed. SEC. 404. FISCAL EVALUATIONS. (a) GENERAL RULE.—Section 679(b)(1) of the Community Services Children and Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9908(b)(1)) is amended— youth. Aged persons. (1) by inserting "evaluations and" after "fiscal year"; Homeless (2) by adding before the period at the end thereof a comma persons. and the following: "and especially with respect to compliance Reports. with subsections (a) and Ot>) of section 675, and clauses (1) through (11) of subsection (c) of such section"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following: State and local "Each such evaluation shall include identifying the impact that governments. assistance furnished under this subtitle has on children, pregnant adolescents, homeless families, and the elderly poor. A report of the evaluation, together with recommendations of improvements de- signed to enhance the benefit and impact to people in need, will be sent to each State evaluated. Upon receiving the report the State will then submit a plan of action in response to the recommendation contained in the report. The results of the evaluation shall be submitted annually to the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate.". Ot)) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Subsection (i) of section 675 of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9904(i)) is repealed. SEC. 405.DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY. (a) GENERAL RULE.—(1) The matter preceding clause (1) of section 681(a) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9910(a)) is amended— (A) by striking out "is authorized, either directly or through" and inserting in lieu thereof "is authorized to make"; and 1 (B) by inserting "to enter into" before "contracts". (2) Section 681(aXl) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9910(a)(1)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon a comma and the following: "including national conferences, news- letters, and collection and dissemination of data about programs and projects assisted under this subtitle". (3) Subclause (A) of section 681(a)(2) of the Community Services Corporations. Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9910(aX2XA)) is amended to read as Business and industry. follows: Employment "(A) special programs of assistance, awarded on a and competitive basis, to private, locally initiated, nonprofit unemployment. community development corporations, (or affiliates of such Disadvantaged persons. corporations) governed by a board consisting of residents of the community and business and civic leaders, which spon- t sor enterprises providing employment and business devel- opment opportunities for low-income residents of the
100 STAT. 970 PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 •*^" community designed to increase business and employment opportunities in the community;". (4) Section 681(a)(2XD) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9910(a)(2)(D)) is amended by inserting before the semi- colon the following: "(in selecting entities to carry out such programs, the Secretary shall give priority to private nonprofit organizations that before the date of the enactment of the Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1986 carried out such programs under this subparagraph)". (b) REPORTS ON PROJECTS.—Section 681 of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9910) is amended— (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following: "Ot))(l) The final reports submitted by recipients of assistance under this section on projects completed with such assistance shall be summarized and reported by the Secretary annually to the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate. The report shall contain a list of recipients who have received assistance under this section outside of the competitive process. "(2) The Secretary shall, at the end of each fiscal year, prepare and distribute a catalog listing all the projects assisted under clause (A) of subsection (a)(2) in such fiscal year. The catalog shall include— "(A) a description of each project; "(B) an identification of the agency receiving the award, including the name and address of the principal investigator; "(C) a description of the project objectives; and "(D) a statement of the accomplishments of the project.". (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—(1) Section 674(a)(1)(B) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9903(a)(1)(B)) is amended by striking out "section 681(b)" and inserting in lieu thereof "section 681(c)". (2) Section 680(a) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9909(a)) is amended by striking out "section 6810b)" and inserting in lieu thereof "section 681(c)". (3) Section 614 of the Community Economic Development Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9803) is amended by striking out "section 68103)" and inserting in lieu thereof "section 681(c)". State and local SEC. 406. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR COMMUNITY FOOD governments. AND NUTRITION. Disadvantaged persons. Section 681A of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 Employment U.S.C. 9910a) is amended by striking out subsection Ob) and inserting and unemployment. in lieu thereof the following new subsections: "(bXD From 60 percent of the amount appropriated for a fiscal year to carry out this section, the Secretary shall allot for grants under subsection (a) to eligible agencies for statewide programs in each State an amount which bears the same ratio to 60 percent of such appropriation as the low-income and unemployed populations of such State bear to the low-income and unemployed populations of all the States. "(2) Forty percent of the amount appropriated in a fiscal year to carry out this section shall be available for grants under subsection (a) to be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible agencies for local and statewide programs. In any fiscal year no agency may receive
PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 100 STAT. 971 funds awarded in accordance with this paragraph in excess of $50,000. "(c) There is authorized to be appropriated $3,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990 to carry out this section.". SEC. 407. INTEREST RATES PAYABLE ON CERTAIN RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOANS; ASSIGNMENT OF LOAN CONTRACTS. (a) MODIFICATION OF INTEREST RATES.—Notwithstanding any other 42 use 98i2a provision of law— (1) any outstanding loan made after December 31,1982, by the Secretary of Health and Human Services; or (2) any loan made after the date of the enactment of this Act; with moneys from the Rural Development Loan Fund established by section 623(c)(1) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9812(c)(1)) or with funds available under section 681(a) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9910(a)) to an Ante, pp. 969, intermediary borrower shall bear interest at a fixed rate equal to 970. the rate of interest that was in effect on the date of issuance for loans made in 1980 with such moneys or such funds if the weighted average rate of interest for all loans made after December 31, 1982, by such intermediary borrower with such moneys or such funds does not exceed the sum of 6 percent and the rate of interest payable under this subsection by such intermediary borrower. 0)) ASSIGNMENT OF CERTAIN LOAN CONTRACTS.—Any contract for a State and local loan made during the period beginning on December 31, 1982, and governments. ending on the date of the enactment of this Act with— 42 u s e 9812a. (1) moneys from the Rural Development Loan Fund estab- lished by section 623(c)(1) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9812(c)(1)); or (2) funds available under section 681(a) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9910(a)); to an intermediary borrower that is a county government may be assigned by such borrower to an entity to which such loan could have been made for the purpose for which such contract was made. Any entity to which such contract is so assigned shall be substituted as a party to such contract and shall be obligated to carry out such contract and the purpose for which such contract was made. (c) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT.—Section 1323(b)(2) of the Food Secu- rity Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1631(b)(2)) is amended— 7 u s e 1932 note. (1) by striking out "authorized under" and inserting in lieu thereof "in, appropriated to, or repaid to"; (2) in subparagraph (A) by striking out "and" at the end thereof; (3) in subparagraph (B) by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting in lieu thereof "; and"; and (4) by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph: "(C) notwithstanding paragraph (1), all funds other than funds to which subparagraph (A) applies shall be used by the Secretary to make loans— "(i) to the entities; "(ii) for the purposes; and J "(iii) subject to the terms and conditions; specified in the first, second, and last sentences of section 623(a) I of the Community Economic Development Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9812(a)). For purposes of this subparagraph, any reference in
100 STAT. 972 PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 * such sentences to the Secretary shall be deemed to be a ref- erence to the Secretary of Agriculture.". 42 u s e 9910b. SEC. 408. DEMONSTRATION PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE POOR. State and local (a) GENERAL AUTHORITY.—(1) In order to provide for the self- governments. sufficiency of the Nation's poor, the Secretary may make grants Research and from funds appropriated under subsection (e) to eligible entities for development. the development and implementation of new and innovative ap- proaches to deal with particularly critical needs or problems of the poor which are common to a number of communities. Grants may be made only with respect to applications which— (A) involve activities which can be incorporated into or be closely coordinated with eligible entities' ongoing programs; (B) involve significant new combinations of resources or new and innovative approaches involving partnership agreements; or (C) are structured in a way that will, within the limits of the type of assistance or activities contemplated, most fully and effectively promote the purposes of the Community Services 42 u s e 9901 Block Grant Act. note. (2) No grant may be made under this section unless an application is submitted to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing or accompanied by such information, as the Secretary may require. (b) FEDERAL SHARE; LIMITATIONS.—(1) Grants awarded pursuant to this section shall be used for new programs and shall not exceed 50 per centum of the cost of such new programs. (2) Non-Federal contributions may be in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, including but not limited to plant, equipment, or services. (3) Not more than one grant may be made to any eligible entity, and no grant may exceed $250,000. (4) No application may be approved for assistance under this section unless the Secretary is satisfied that— (A) the activities to be carried out under the application will be in addition to, and not in substitution for, activities pre- viously carried on without Federal assistance; and (B) funds or other resources devoted to programs designed to meet the needs of the poor within the community, area, or State will not be diminished in order to provide the matching con- tributions required under this section. (c) DISSEMINATION OF RESULTS.—As soon as practicable, but no later than 90 days after the expiration of the fiscal year for which any grant is awarded under this section, the Secretary shall prepare and make available upon request to each State and eligible entity descriptions of the demonstration programs assisted under this section, and any relevant information developed and results achieved, so as to provide models for innovative programs to other eligible entities. (d) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section— (1) the term "eligible entity" has the same meaning given such term by section 673(1) of the Community Services Block Ante, p. 968. Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9902(1)); and (2) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 100 STAT. 973 (e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1987, 1988, and 1989, to carry out this section. TITLE V—LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SEC. 501. REAUTHORIZATION. Subsection 0^) of section 2602 of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 862103)) is amended to read as follows: "(b) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this title $2,050,000,000 for fiscal year 1987, $2,132,000,000 for fiscal year 1988, $2,218,000,000 for fiscal year 1989, and $2,307,000,000 for fiscal year 1990.". SEC. 502. ADMINISTRATION OF ENERGY CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM. (a) ENERGY CRISIS INTERVENTION.—Section 2604(c) of the Low- Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623(c)) is amended— (1) in the last sentence— (A) by striking out "and the capacity" and inserting in lieu thereof "the capacity"; and (B) by inserting ", and the ability to carry out the pro- gram in local communities" before the period at the end thereof; and (2) by adding at the end thereof the following: "The program for which funds are reserved under this subsection shall— "(1) not later than 48 hours after a household applies for energy crisis benefits, provide some form of assistance that will resolve the energy crisis if such household is eligible to receive such benefits; "(2) not later than 18 hours after a household applies for crisis benefits, provide some form of assistance that will resolve the energy crisis if such household is eligible to receive such bene- fits and is in a life-threatening situation; and "(3) require each entity that administers such program— "(A) to accept applications for energy crisis benefits at '' sites that are geographically accessible to all households in the area to be served by such entity; and "(B) to provide to low-income individuals who are phys- ically infirm the means— "(i) to submit applications for energy crisis benefits ^^IIH. without leaving their residences; or "(ii) to travel to the sites at which such application ' ' are accepted by such entity. The preceding sentence shall not apply to a program in a geographi- Disaster cal area affected by a natural disaster in the United States des- assistance. ignated by the Secretary, or by a major disaster or emergency designated by the President under the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, 42 u s e 5121 for so long as such designation remains in effect, if the Secretary note. determines that such disaster or such emergency makes compliance with such sentence impracticable.". (b) ISSUANCE OF RULES.—Not later than 60 days after the date of 42 u s e 8623 the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human note.
100 STAT. 974 PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 Services shall issue rules to carry out the amendments made by subsection (a). SEC. 503. CALCULATION OF GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBES. Section 2604(d)(2) of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623(d)(2)) is amended— (1) by striking out "in such State with respect to which a determination under this subsection is made" and inserting in lieu thereof "and residing within the State on the reservation of the tribes or on trust lands adjacent to such reservation"; (2) by inserting before the period at the end of such section a comma and the following: "or such greater amount as the Indian tribe and the State may agree upon"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following: "In cases where a tribe has no reservation, the Secretary, in con- sultation with the tribe and the State, shall define the number of Indian households for the determination under this paragraph." SEC. 504. APPLICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS. (a) STATE PROCEDURES.—Section 26050b)(5) of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8624(b)(5)) is amended by striking out "in a manner consistent with the efficient and timely payment of benefits" and inserting in lieu thereof "in a timely manner". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—Section 2605(b) of the Low- Income Home Energy Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8624(b)) is amended— (1) by striking out clauses (14), (15), and (16); (2) by inserting "and" at the end of clause (13); and (3) by redesignating clause (17) as clause (14). (c) CONTENTS OF STATE PLAN.—Section 2605(c)(1) of the Low- Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8624(c)(1)) is amended by striking out clauses (A) through (E) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(A) describes the eligibility requirements to be used by the State for each type of assistance to be provided under this title, including criteria for designating an emergency under section 2604(c); "(B) describes the benefit levels to be used by the States for each type of assistance including assistance to be provided for emergency crisis intervention and for weatherization and other energy-related home repair; "(C) contains estimates of the amount of funds the State will use for each of the programs under such plan and describes the Ante, p. 973. alternative use of funds reserved under section 2604(c) in the event any portion of the amount so reserved is not expended for emergencies; "(D) describes weatherization and other energy-related home repair the State will provide under subsection (k); "(E) describes how the State will carry out assurances in clauses (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (10), (12), and (13) of subsection (b); and "(F) contains any other information determined by the Sec- retary to be appropriate for purposes of this title.". (d) MODEL STATE PLAN FORMAT.—Section 2605(c) of the Low- Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8624(c)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:
PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 100 STAT. 975 "(3) Not later than April 1 of each fiscal year the Secretary shall make available to the States a model State plan format that may be used, at the option of each State, to prepare the plan required under paragraph (1) for the next fiscal year.". (e) CONSISTENT TREATMENT OF ENERGY ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.— Section 2605(f) of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8624(f)) is amended— (1) by inserting "(1)" after the subsection designation; (2) by striking out "provided to" and inserting in lieu thereof "provided directly to, or indirectly for the benefit of,"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following: < -^''' "(2) For purposes of paragraph (1) of this subsection and for purposes of determining any excess shelter expense deduction under section 5(e) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 2014(e))— "(A) the full amount of such pa3mients or allowances shall be *^^ deemed to be expended by such household for heating or cooling expenses, without regard to whether such payments or allow- ances are provided directly to, or indirectly for the benefit of, such household; and "(B) no distinction may be made among households on the basis of whether such pa3mients or allowances are provided directly to, or indirectly for the benefit of, any of such households.". SEC. 505. GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING. (a) AUTHORITY TO MAKE GRANTS AND CONTRACTS.—The Low- Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 2609 the following new section: "TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING "SEC. 2609A. (a) Of the amounts appropriated under section 42 use 8628a. 2602(b) for any fiscal year, not more than $500,000 of such amounts Ante, p. 973. may be reserved by the Secretary— "(1) to make grants to State and public agencies and private nonprofit organizations; or "(2) to enter into contracts or jointly financed cooperative arrangements with States and public agencies and private non- profit organizations; to provide for training and technical assistance related to the pur- poses of this subtitle, including collection and dissemination of information about programs and projects assisted under this sub- title, and ongoing matters of regional or national significance that the Secretary finds would assist in the more effective provision of services under this title. "(b) No provision of this section shall be construed to prevent the Secretary from making a grant pursuant to subsection (a) to one or more private nonprofit organizations that apply jointly with a busi- s;; ness concern to receive such grant.". (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.—Section 2604(a)(1) of the Low- Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623(aXl)) is amended— (1) in subparagraph (A) by inserting "after reserving any amount permitted to be reserved under section 2609A and" after "remaining"; and
100 STAT. 976 PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 (2) in subparagraph (B) by inserting "after reserving any amount permitted to be reserved under section 2609A" after "therefor". SEC. 506. CONTENT OF REPORTS. Section 2610(b) of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8629(b)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof the following: ", and a report that describes for the prior fiscal year— "(1) the manner in which States carry out the requirements of Ante, p. 974. clauses (2), (5), (8), and (15) of section 2605(b); and "(2) the impact of each State's program on recipient and eligible households". Child TITLE VI—CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE Development SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Associate Scholarship Assistance Act of SEC. 601. SHORT TITLE. 1985. This title may be cited as the 'Child Development Associate 42 u s e 10901 note. Scholarship Assistance Act of 1985". 42 u s e 10901. 42 u s e 1397. SEC. 602. GRANTS AUTHORIZED. The Secretary is authorized to make a grant for any fiscal year to any State receiving a grant under title XX of the Social Security Act for such fiscal year to enable such State to award scholarships to eligible individuals within the State who are candidates for the Child Development Associate credential. SEC. 603. APPLICATIONS. State and local (a) APPLICATION REQUIRED.—A State desiring to participate in the governments. grant program established by this title shall submit an application 42 u s e 10902. to the Secretary in such form as the Secretary may require. (b) CONTENTS OF APPLICATIONS.—A State's application shall con- tain appropriate assurances that— (1) scholarship assistance made available with funds provided under this title will be awarded— (A) only to eligible individuals; (B) on the basis of the financial need of such individuals; ' and (C) in amounts sufficient to cover the cost of application, assessment, and credentialing for the Child Development Associate credential for such individuals; and (2) not more than 10 percent of the funds received by the State under this title will be used for the costs of administering the program established in such State to award such assistance. (c) EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION.—In making grants under this title, the Secretary shall— (1) distribute such grants equitably among States; and Rural areas. (2) ensure that the needs of rural and urban areas are appro- Urban areas. priately addressed. 42 u s e 10903. SEC. 604. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this title— (1) the term "eligible individual" means a candidate for the Child Development Associate credential whose income does not exceed the poverty line, as defined in section 673(2) of the
PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 100 STAT. 977 Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)), by more than 50 percent; (2) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Health and Human Services; and (3) the term "State" means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. SEC. 605. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS. State and local (a) REPORTING.—Each State receiving grants under this title shall governments. annually submit to the Secretary information on the number of 42 u s e 10904. eligible individuals assisted under the grant program, and their positions and salaries before and after receiving the Child Develop- ment Associate credential. Ob) PAYMENTS.—Payments pursuant to grants made under this title may be made in installments, and in advance or by way of reimbursement, with necessary adjustments on account of overpay- ments or underpayments, as the Secretary may determine. SEC. 606. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. 42 u s e 10905. There is authorized to be appropriated $1,500,000 for each of the fiscal years 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990 for carrying out this title. TITLE VII—EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SEC. 701. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS. Section 604(b) of the Excellence in Education Act (20 U.S.C. 4O330t))) is amended— (1) in paragraph (2) by inserting after "fiscal year" the second place it appears the following: "in which the appropriations for that year exceed $15,000,000"; and (2) in paragraph (3) by inserting after "fiscal year" the second place it appears the following: "in which the appropriations for that year exceed $15,000,000". TITLE VIII—REPORT REGARDING HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT OF BATBOYS AND BATGIRLS SEC. 801. REPORT TO CONGRESS. Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Labor shall— (1) determine whether a change in the permissible hours of employment for batboys and batgirls would be detrimental to their well-being and whether any such change should be pro- posed to the Congress; and (2) submit a report to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives describing the '^'- results of such determination.
100 STAT. 978 PUBLIC LAW 99-425—SEPT. 30, 1986 TITLE IX—BEGINNING READING INSTRUCTION STUDY AND LISTING REQUIRED SEC. 901. STUDY AND LISTING REQUIRED. (a) STUDY.—The Secretary of Education (hereinafter in this title referred to as the "Secretary") shall conduct a study in order to compile a complete list, by name, of beginning reading instruction programs and methods, including phonics, indicating— (1) the average cost per pupil of such programs and methods; and (2) whether such programs and methods do or do not present well-designed instruction as recommended in the report of the Commission on Reading entitled "Becoming a Nation of Readers". The listing required by this section shall be written in such a way as to be understandable to the general public. (b) PUBLIC COMMENT.—In carrying out the study required by this section, the Secretary shall solicit public comments on beginning reading programs and methods. Public (c) REPORTS.—The Secretary shall prepare and submit to the information. Congress such interim reports of the study and listing as the Sec- retary deems advisable. The Secretary shall prepare and submit a final report containing the listing required by this subsection to the Congress not later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. The Secretary shall publicize and disseminate nationally the listing required by this section to the education community, parents, and other interested persons. TITLE X—EFFECTIVE DATES AND RELATED MATTERS 42 u s e 8621 SEC. 1001. EFFECTIVE DATES; APPLICATION OF AMENDMENTS. (a) GENERAL EFFECTIVE DATE.—Except as provided in subsections Qji) and (c), this Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on October 1, 1986, or the date of the enactment of this Act, whichever occurs later. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE FOR ENERGY CRISIS INTERVENTION AMEND- MENTS. —The amendments made by section 502(a) shall take effect on December 1, 1986, or 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, whichever occurs later. (c) APPUCATION OF CERTAIN OTHER AMENDMENTS RELATING TO ENERGY ASSISTANCE.—The amendments made by subsections (a), Ot>), (c), and (d) of section 504 shall not apply with respect to any fiscal year beginning in or before the 60-day period ending on the effective date of this Act. Approved September 30, 1986. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 4421 (S. 2444): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 99-545 (Comm. on Education and Labor) and No. 99-815 (Comm. of Conference). SENATE REPORTS: No. 99-327 accompanying S. 2444 (Comm. on Labor and Human RGSOurcGs) CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986): Apr. 29, considered and passed House. July 14, considered and passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 2444. Sept. 16, House agreed to conference report. Sept. 17, Senate agreed to conference report.