The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000
October 30, 2000
- Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDDs), State Protection and Advocacy Systems, State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Projects of National Significance
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Title I — Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, continued
SEC. 161. PURPOSE. [42 USC 15081]
The purpose of this subtitle is to provide grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements for projects of national significance that—
- create opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to directly and fully contribute to, and participate in, all facets of community life; and
support the development of national and State policies that reinforce and promote, with the support of families, guardians, advocates, and communities, of individuals with developmental disabilities, the self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life of such individuals through—
- family support activities;
- data collection and analysis;
- technical assistance to entities funded under subtitles B and D, subject to the limitations described in sections 129(b), 156(a)(3), and 163(c); and
other projects of sufficient size and scope that hold promise to expand or improve opportunities for such individuals, including—
- projects that provide technical assistance for the development of information and referral systems;
- projects that provide technical assistance to self-advocacy organizations of individuals with developmental disabilities;
- projects that provide education for policymakers;
- Federal interagency initiatives;
- projects that enhance the participation of racial and ethnic minorities in public and private sector initiatives in developmental disabilities;
- projects that provide aid to transition youth with developmental disabilities from school to adult life, especially in finding employment and postsecondary education opportunities and in upgrading and changing any assistive technology devices that may be needed as a youth matures;
- initiatives that address the development of community quality assurance systems and the training related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of such systems, including training of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families;
- initiatives that address the needs of aging individuals with developmental disabilities and aging caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities in the community;
- initiatives that create greater access to and use of generic services systems, community organizations, and associations, and initiatives that assist in community economic development;
- initiatives that create access to increased living options;
- initiatives that address the challenging behaviors of individuals with developmental disabilities, including initiatives that promote positive alternatives to the use of restraints and seclusion; and
- initiatives that address other areas of emerging need.
SEC. 162. GRANT AUTHORITY [42 USC 15082]
- IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to public or private nonprofit entities for projects of national significance relating to individuals with developmental disabilities to carry out activities described in section 161(2).
FEDERAL INTERAGENCY INITIATIVES.—
AUTHORITY.—The Secretary may—
- enter into agreements with Federal agencies to jointly carry out activities described in section 161(2) or to jointly carry out activities of common interest related to the objectives of such section; and
- transfer to such agencies for such purposes funds appropriated under this subtitle, and receive and use funds from such agencies for such purposes.
- RELATION TO PROGRAM PURPOSES.—Funds transferred or received pursuant to this paragraph shall be used only in accordance with statutes authorizing the appropriation of such funds. Such funds shall be made available through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements only to recipients eligible to receive such funds under such statutes.
PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA.—If the Secretary enters into an agreement under this subsection for the administration of a jointly funded project—
- the agreement shall specify which agency's procedures shall be used to award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements and to administer such awards;
- the participating agencies may develop a single set of criteria for the jointly funded project, and may require applicants to submit a single application for joint review by such agencies; and
- unless the heads of the participating agencies develop joint eligibility requirements, an applicant for an award for the project shall meet the eligibility requirements of each program involved.
- AUTHORITY.—The Secretary may—
- LIMITATION.—The Secretary may not construe the provisions of this subsection to take precedence over a limitation on joint funding contained in an applicable statute.
- IN GENERAL.
SEC. 163. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. [42 USC 15083]
- IN GENERAL.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the projects specified in this section $16,000,000 for fiscal year 2001, and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2002 through 2007.
USE OF FUNDS.—
- GRANTS, CONTRACTS, AND AGREEMENTS.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), the amount appropriated under subsection (a) for each fiscal year shall be used to award grants, or enter into contracts, cooperative agreements, or other agreements, under section 162.
- ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS.—Not more than 1 percent of the amount appropriated under subsection (a) for each fiscal year may be used to provide for the administrative costs (other than compensation of Federal employees) of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities for administering this subtitle and subtitles B, C, and D, including monitoring the performance of and providing technical assistance to, entities that receive funds under this title.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR COUNCILS AND CENTERS.—
- IN GENERAL.—For each covered year, the Secretary shall expend, to provide technical assistance for entities funded under subtitle B or D, an amount from funds appropriated under subsection (a) that is not less than the amount the Secretary expended on technical assistance for entities funded under that subtitle (or a corresponding provision) in the previous fiscal year.
COVERED YEAR.—In this subsection, the term ''covered year'' means—
- in the case of an expenditure for entities funded under subtitle B, a fiscal year for which the amount appropriated under section 129(a) is less than $76,000,000; and (B) in the case of an expenditure for entities funded under subtitle D, a fiscal year prior to the first fiscal year for which the amount appropriated under section 156(a)(1) is not less than $20,000,000.
- REFERENCES.—References in this subsection to subtitle D shall not be considered to include section 153(c)(4).
- TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ON ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SHARING.—In addition to any funds reserved under subsection (c), the Secretary shall reserve $100,000 from the amount appropriated under subsection (a) for each fiscal year to carry out section 153(c)(4).
- LIMITATION.—For any fiscal year for which the amount appropriated under subsection (a) is not less than $10,000,000, not more than 50 percent of such amount shall be used for activities carried out under section 161(2)(A).