42 U.S. Code § 290aa–5 - Grants for the benefit of homeless individuals
(a) In general
The Secretary shall award grants, contracts and cooperative agreements to community-based public and private nonprofit entities for the purposes of providing mental health and substance abuse services for homeless individuals. In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall consult with the Interagency Council on the Homeless  , established under section 11311 of this title.
In awarding grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary shall give a preference to—
(1) entities that provide integrated primary health, substance abuse, and mental health services to homeless individuals;
(3) entities that have experience in providing substance abuse and mental health services to homeless individuals;
(4) entities that demonstrate experience in providing housing for individuals in treatment for or in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse; and
(c) Services for certain individuals
In awarding grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary shall not—
(1) prohibit the provision of services under such subsection to homeless individuals who are suffering from a substance abuse disorder and are not suffering from a mental health disorder; and
(2) make payments under subsection (a) of this section to any entity that has a policy of—
(A) excluding individuals from mental health services due to the existence or suspicion of substance abuse; or
(d) Term of the awards
No entity may receive a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement under subsection (a) of this section for more than 5 years.
(e) Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2001, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
 See Change of Name note below.
Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title V, § 506, formerly § 512, as added Pub. L. 98–509, title II, § 206(a),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2361; amended Pub. L. 100–77, title VI, § 613(a), (b),July 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 524; renumbered § 506 and amended Pub. L. 102–321, title I, § 106,July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 334; Pub. L. 106–310, div. B, title XXXII, § 3202,Oct. 17, 2000, 114 Stat. 1190; Pub. L. 106–400, § 2,Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1675.)
Section was formerly classified to section 290bb–1a of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 102–321.
A prior section 290aa–5, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title V, § 507, formerly § 506, as added Apr. 26, 1983, Pub. L. 98–24, § 2(b)(7), 97 Stat. 178; amended Nov. 20, 1985, Pub. L. 99–158, § 3(c), 99 Stat. 879; renumbered § 507 and amended Oct. 27, 1986, Pub. L. 99–570, title IV, §§ 4004(a), 4007, 100 Stat. 3207–109, 3207–115, which related to peer review of biomedical and behavioral research and development grants, was renumbered section 504 of act July 1, 1944, by Pub. L. 102–321and transferred to section 290aa–3 of this title.
A prior section 506 of act July 1, 1944, which was classified to section 224 of this title, was successively renumbered by subsequent acts, and transferred, see section 238c of this title.
2000—Pub. L. 106–310amended section catchline and text generally, substituting present provisions for provisions, in subsec. (a), authorizing Secretary to make grants for benefit of homeless individuals through the Administrator of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in subsec. (b), relating to preferences for grants to entities providing integrated primary health, substance abuse, and mental health services, in subsec. (c), relating to services for certain individuals, in subsec. (d), relating to 5-year grants with renewals, and in subsec. (e), authorizing appropriations for fiscal years 1993 and 1994.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–400made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to section 11311 of this title.
1992—Pub. L. 102–321amended section generally, substituting provisions relating to grants for benefit of homeless individuals for provisions relating to alcohol abuse and alcoholism demonstration projects.
1987—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 100–77added subsec. (c), redesignated former subsec. (c) as (d), and substituted “subsection (a) or (c)” for “subsection (a)”.
Change of Name
Interagency Council on the Homeless changed to United States Interagency Council on Homelessness by Pub. L. 108–199, div. G, title II, § 216,Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 394.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment