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34 U.S. Code § 20988 - Jessica Lunsford Address Verification Grant Program

(a) Establishment

There is established the Jessica Lunsford Address Verification Grant Program (hereinafter in this section referred to as the “Program”).

(b) Grants authorized

Under the Program, the Attorney General is authorized to award grants to State,[1] local governments, and Indian tribal governments to assist in carrying out programs requiring an appropriate official to verify, at appropriate intervals, the residence of all or some registered sex offenders.

(c) Application
(1) In general

Each State or local government seeking a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Attorney General at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Attorney General may reasonably require.

(2) ContentsEach application submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall—
describe the activities for which assistance under this section is sought; and
provide such additional assurances as the Attorney General determines to be essential to ensure compliance with the requirements of this section.
(d) Innovation

In making grants under this section, the Attorney General shall ensure that different approaches to address verification are funded to allow an assessment of effectiveness.

(e) Authorization of appropriations
(1) In general

There are authorized to be appropriated for each of the fiscal years 2007 through 2009 such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

(2) ReportNot later than April 1, 2009, the Attorney General shall report to Congress
assessing the effectiveness and value of this section;
comparing the cost effectiveness of address verification to reduce sex offenses compared to other alternatives; and
making recommendations for continuing funding and the appropriate levels for such funding.

[1]  So in original. Probably should be “States,”.
Editorial Notes

Section was formerly classified to section 16988 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.