The Secretary, acting through the Service, and after consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may make grants available to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for the following:
(1)Projects for the prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, hepatitis, HIV, respiratory syncytial virus, hanta virus, sexually transmitted diseases, and H. pylori.
(2)Public information and education programs for the prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and infectious diseases.
(3)Education, training, and clinical skills improvement activities in the prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and infectious diseases for health professionals, including allied health professionals.
(4)Demonstration projects for the screening, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis C virus (HCV).
(b) Application required
The Secretary may provide funding under subsection (a) only if an application or proposal for funding is submitted to the Secretary.
(c) Coordination with health agencies
Indian tribes and tribal organizations receiving funding under this section are encouraged to coordinate their activities with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and State and local health agencies.
(d) Technical assistance; report
In carrying out this section, the Secretary—
(1)may, at the request of an Indian tribe or tribal organization, provide technical assistance; and
(2)shall prepare and submit a report to Congress biennially on the use of funds under this section and on the progress made toward the prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and infectious diseases among Indians and urban Indians.
Amendment by Pub. L. 111–148is based on section 133 of title I of S. 1790, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, as reported by the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate in Dec. 2009, which was enacted into law by section 10221(a) ofPub. L. 111–148.
2010—Pub. L. 111–148amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to grants to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for prevention, control, and elimination of tuberculosis.
1994—Subsec. (d)(4). Pub. L. 103–437substituted “Committee on Indian” for “Select Committee on Indian” and “Natural Resources” for “Interior and Insular Affairs”.
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