42 U.S. Code § 9858b - Lead agency
The chief executive officer of a State desiring to receive a grant under this subchapter shall designate, in an application submitted to the Secretary under section 9858c of this title, an appropriate State agency that complies with the requirements of subsection (b) of this section to act as the lead agency.
(1) In general
The lead agency shall—
(A) administer, directly or through other governmental or nongovernmental agencies, the financial assistance received under this subchapter by the State;
(C) in conjunction with the development of the State plan as required under subparagraph (B), hold at least one hearing in the State with sufficient time and Statewide distribution of the notice of such hearing, to provide to the public an opportunity to comment on the provision of child care services under the State plan; and
Source(Pub. L. 97–35, title VI, § 658D, as added Pub. L. 101–508, title V, § 5082(2),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–236; amended Pub. L. 102–401, § 3(a),Oct. 7, 1992, 106 Stat. 1959; Pub. L. 102–586, § 8(c)(1),Nov. 4, 1992, 106 Stat. 5036; Pub. L. 104–193, title VI, § 604,Aug. 22, 1996, 110 Stat. 2281.)
1996—Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 104–193, § 604(1)(A), substituted “governmental or nongovernmental agencies” for “State agencies”.
Subsec. (b)(1)(C). Pub. L. 104–193, § 604(1)(B), inserted “with sufficient time and Statewide distribution of the notice of such hearing,” after “hearing in the State”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 104–193, § 604(2), struck out at end “Such consultations may include consideration of local child care needs and resources, the effectiveness of existing child care and early childhood development services, and the methods by which funds made available under this subchapter can be used to effectively address local shortages.”
1992—Pub. L. 102–401and Pub. L. 102–586made identical technical corrections to directory language of Pub. L. 101–508, § 5082(2), which added this section.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment