42 U.S. Code § 290bb–8 - Early intervention services for children and adolescents

(a) In general
The Secretary shall award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to public and private nonprofit entities, including local educational agencies (as defined in section 8801 of title 20), [1] for the purpose of providing early intervention substance abuse services for children and adolescents.
(b) Priority
In awarding grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary shall give priority to applicants who demonstrate an ability to—
(1) screen for and assess substance use and abuse by children and adolescents;
(2) make appropriate referrals for children and adolescents who are in need of treatment for substance abuse;
(3) provide early intervention services, including counseling and ancillary services, that are designed to meet the developmental needs of children and adolescents who are at risk for substance abuse; and
(4) develop networks with the educational, juvenile justice, social services, and other agencies and organizations in the State or local community involved that will work to identify children and adolescents who are in need of substance abuse treatment services.
(c) Condition
In awarding grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary shall ensure that such grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements are allocated, subject to the availability of qualified applicants, among the principal geographic regions of the United States, to Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and to urban and rural areas.
(d) Duration of grants
The Secretary shall award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements under subsection (a) of this section for periods not to exceed 5 fiscal years.
(e) Application
An entity desiring a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement under subsection (a) of this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.
(f) Evaluation
An entity that receives a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement under subsection (a) of this section shall submit, in the application for such grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, a plan for the evaluation of any project undertaken with funds provided under this section. Such entity shall provide the Secretary with periodic evaluations of the progress of such project and such evaluation at the completion of such project as the Secretary determines to be appropriate.
(g) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, $20,000,000 for fiscal year 2001, and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2002 and 2003.


[1]  See References in Text note below.

Source

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title V, § 514A, as added Pub. L. 106–310, div. B, title XXXI, § 3104(a),Oct. 17, 2000, 114 Stat. 1172.)
References in Text

Section 8801 of title 20, referred to in subsec. (a), was repealed by Pub. L. 107–110, title X, § 1011(5)(C),Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1986. See section 7801 of Title 20, Education.

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