42 U.S. Code § 238j - Evaluation of programs

(a) In general
Such portion as the Secretary shall determine, but not less than 0.2 percent nor more than 1 percent, of any amounts appropriated for programs authorized under this chapter shall be made available for the evaluation (directly, or by grants of contracts) of the implementation and effectiveness of such programs.
(b) Report on evaluations
Not later than February 1 of each year, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives a report summarizing the findings of the evaluations conducted under subsection (a) of this section.


(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title II, § 241, formerly title V, § 513, as added Pub. L. 91–296, title IV, § 401(a),June 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 351; amended Pub. L. 96–398, title VIII, § 804(c),Oct. 7, 1980, 94 Stat. 1608; Pub. L. 97–35, title IX, § 902(g)(3),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 560; renumbered title XXI, § 2113,Pub. L. 98–24, § 2(a)(1),Apr. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 176; renumbered title XXIII, § 2313,Pub. L. 99–660, title III, § 311(a),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3755; renumbered title XXV, § 2511,Pub. L. 100–607, title II, § 201(1), (3),Nov. 4, 1988, 102 Stat. 3062, 3063; renumbered title XXVI, § 2611,Pub. L. 100–690, title II, § 2620(a),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4244; renumbered title XXVII, § 2711,Pub. L. 101–381, title I, § 101(1), (2),Aug. 18, 1990, 104 Stat. 576; renumbered title II, § 241,Pub. L. 103–43, title XX, § 2010(a)(1)–(3), June 10, 1993, 107 Stat. 213; Pub. L. 103–183, title VII, § 701,Dec. 14, 1993, 107 Stat. 2239.)

Section was formerly classified to section 300aaa–10 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 103–43, to section 300cc–12 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 100–607, to section 300aa–12 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 99–660, and to section 229b of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 98–24.

1993—Pub. L. 103–183amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “Such portion as the Secretary may determine, but not more than 1 per centum, of any appropriation for grants, contracts, or other payments under any provision of this chapter, the Mental Health Systems Act, the Act of August 5, 1954 (Public Law 568, Eighty–third Congress), or the Act of August 16, 1957 (Public Law 85–151), for any fiscal year beginning after June 30, 1970, shall be available for evaluation (directly, or by grants or contracts) of any program authorized by this chapter or any of such other Acts, and, in the case of allotments from any such appropriation, the amount available for allotment shall be reduced accordingly.”
1981—Pub. L. 97–35struck out references to Mental Retardation Facilities Construction Act and Community Mental Health Centers Act.
1980—Pub. L. 96–398inserted reference to Mental Health Systems Act.
Change of Name

Committee on Labor and Human Resources of Senate changed to Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of Senate by Senate Resolution No. 20, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 19, 1999.
Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives treated as referring to Committee on Commerce of House of Representatives by section 1(a) ofPub. L. 104–14, set out as a note preceding section 21 of Title 2, The Congress. Committee on Commerce of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives, and jurisdiction over matters relating to securities and exchanges and insurance generally transferred to Committee on Financial Services of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Jan. 3, 2001.
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment

Pub. L. 103–183, title VII, § 701,Dec. 14, 1993, 107 Stat. 2239, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective Oct. 1, 1994.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–35effective Oct. 1, 1981, see section 902(h) ofPub. L. 97–35, set out as a note under section 238l of this title.

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