42 U.S. Code § 3057j - Application

(a) Approval criteria; provisions and assurances
No grant may be made under this part unless the public or nonprofit private organization submits an application to the Assistant Secretary which meets such criteria as the Assistant Secretary may by regulation prescribe. Each such application shall—
(1) provide that the organization will evaluate the need for supportive and nutrition services among older Native Hawaiians to be represented by the organization;
(2) provide for the use of such methods of administration as are necessary for the proper and efficient administration of the program to be assisted;
(3) provide assurances that the organization will coordinate its activities with the State agency on aging and with the activities carried out under subchapter III of this chapter in the same geographical area;
(4) provide that the organization will make such reports in such form and containing such information as the Assistant Secretary may reasonably require, and comply with such requirements as the Assistant Secretary may impose to ensure the correctness of such reports;
(5) provide for periodic evaluation of activities and projects carried out under the application;
(6) establish objectives, consistent with the purpose of this subchapter, toward which activities described in the application will be directed, identify obstacles to the attainment of such objectives, and indicate the manner in which the organization proposes to overcome such obstacles;
(7) provide for establishing and maintaining information and assistance services to assure that older Native Hawaiians to be served by the assistance made available under this part will have reasonably convenient access to such services;
(8) provide a preference for Native Hawaiians 60 years of age and older for full or part-time staff positions wherever feasible;
(9) provide that any legal or ombudsman services made available to older Native Hawaiians represented by the nonprofit private organization will be substantially in compliance with the provisions of subchapter III of this chapter relating to the furnishing and similar services; and
(10) provide satisfactory assurances that the fiscal control and fund accounting procedures will be adopted as may be necessary to assure proper disbursement of, and accounting for, Federal funds paid under this part to the nonprofit private organization, including any funds paid by the organization to a recipient of a grant or contract.
(b) Approval by Assistant Secretary
The Assistant Secretary shall approve any application which complies with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.
(c) Disapproval by Assistant Secretary
Whenever the Assistant Secretary determines not to approve an application submitted under subsection (a) of this section the Assistant Secretary shall—
(1) state objections in writing to the nonprofit private organization within 60 days after such decision;
(2) provide to the extent practicable technical assistance to the nonprofit private organization to overcome such stated objections; and
(3) provide the organization with a hearing under such rules and regulations as the Assistant Secretary may prescribe.
(d) Funds per year
Whenever the Assistant Secretary approves an application of a nonprofit private or public organization under this part funds shall be awarded for not less than 12 months.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–73, title VI, § 624, as added Pub. L. 100–175, title I, § 171,Nov. 29, 1987, 101 Stat. 962; amended Pub. L. 102–375, title I, § 102(b)(4), title VI, § 603,Sept. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 1201, 1270; Pub. L. 103–171, § 3(a)(13),Dec. 2, 1993, 107 Stat. 1990.)
Amendments

1993—Pub. L. 103–171substituted “Assistant Secretary” for “Commissioner” wherever appearing.
1992—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 102–375, § 603, inserted before semicolon at end “and with the activities carried out under subchapter III of this chapter in the same geographical area”.
Subsec. (a)(7). Pub. L. 102–375, § 102(b)(4), substituted “information and assistance” for “information and referral”.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by section 603 ofPub. L. 102–375inapplicable to fiscal year 1992, see section 905(b)(5) ofPub. L. 102–375, set out as a note under section 3001 of this title.

 

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