The Secretary may make grants on a competitive basis to States, localities, and private entities (and combinations of such entities) to provide services (including transportation) authorized to be provided under part A, to runaway and homeless youth in rural areas.
In each fiscal year for which funds are appropriated to carry out this section, grants shall be made under paragraph (1) to eligible applicants to carry out projects in not fewer than 10 States.
Not more than 2 grants may be made under paragraph (1) in each fiscal year to carry out projects in a particular State.
(b) To be eligible to receive a grant under subsection (a), an applicant shall—
submit to the Secretary an application in such form and containing such information and assurances as the Secretary may require by rule; and
(2) propose to carry out such project in a geographical area that—
(C) agree to provide to the Secretary an annual report identifying—
the types of services authorized under part A that were needed by, but not provided to, such youth in the geographical area served by the project;
(Pub. L. 93–415, title III, § 344, as added Pub. L. 102–586, § 3(g)(1)(C), Nov. 4, 1992, 106 Stat. 5024; amended Pub. L. 106–71, § 3(r)(2), Oct. 12, 1999, 113 Stat. 1043; Pub. L. 108–96, title I, § 114, Oct. 10, 2003, 117 Stat. 1170.)