42 U.S. Code § 1320b–22 - Grants to develop and establish State infrastructures to support working individuals with disabilities
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(1) In general
The Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the “Secretary”) shall award grants described in subsection (b) of this section to States to support the design, establishment, and operation of State infrastructures that provide items and services to support working individuals with disabilities.
In order to be eligible for an award of a grant under this section, a State shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary shall require.
(b) Grants for infrastructure and outreach
(1) In general
Out of the funds appropriated under subsection (e) of this section, the Secretary shall award grants to States to—
(A) support the establishment, implementation, and operation of the State infrastructures described in subsection (a) of this section; and
(2) Eligibility for grants
(A) In general
No State may receive a grant under this subsection unless the State demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the State makes personal assistance services available under the State plan under subchapter XIX of this chapter to the extent necessary to enable individuals with disabilities to remain employed, including individuals described in section 1396a (a)(10)(A)(ii)(XIII) of this title if the State has elected to provide medical assistance under such plan to such individuals.
In this section:
(i) Employed The term “employed” means—
(I) earning at least the applicable minimum wage requirement under section 206 of title 29 and working at least 40 hours per month; or
(ii) Personal assistance services The term “personal assistance services” means a range of services, provided by 1 or more persons, designed to assist an individual with a disability to perform daily activities on and off the job that the individual would typically perform if the individual did not have a disability. Such services shall be designed to increase the individual’s control in life and ability to perform everyday activities on or off the job.
(3) Determination of awards
(A) In general
Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall develop a methodology for awarding grants to States under this section for a fiscal year in a manner that—
(i) rewards States for their efforts in encouraging individuals described in paragraph (2)(A) to be employed; and
(B) Award limits
(i) Minimum awards
(I) In general Subject to subclause (II), no State with an approved application under this section shall receive a grant for a fiscal year that is less than $500,000.
(II) Pro rata reductions If the funds appropriated under subsection (e) of this section for a fiscal year are not sufficient to pay each State with an application approved under this section the minimum amount described in subclause (I), the Secretary shall pay each such State an amount equal to the pro rata share of the amount made available.
(ii) Maximum awards
(I) States that elected optional medicaid eligibility No State that has an application that has been approved under this section and that has elected to provide medical assistance under subchapter XIX of this chapter to individuals described in section 1396a (a)(10)(A)(ii)(XIII) of this title shall receive a grant for a fiscal year that exceeds 10 percent of the total expenditures by the State (including the reimbursed Federal share of such expenditures) for medical assistance provided under such subchapter for such individuals, as estimated by the State and approved by the Secretary.
(II) Other States The Secretary shall determine, consistent with the limit described in subclause (I), a maximum award limit for a grant for a fiscal year for a State that has an application that has been approved under this section but that has not elected to provide medical assistance under subchapter XIX of this chapter to individuals described in section 1396a (a)(10)(A)(ii)(XIII) of this title.
(c) Availability of funds
(1) Funds awarded to States
Funds awarded to a State under a grant made under this section for a fiscal year shall remain available until expended.
(d) Annual report
A State that is awarded a grant under this section shall submit an annual report to the Secretary on the use of funds provided under the grant. Each report shall include the percentage increase in the number of title II disability beneficiaries, as defined in section 1320b–19 (k)(3) of this title in the State, and title XVI disability beneficiaries, as defined in section 1320b–19 (k)(4) of this title in the State who return to work.
(1) In general
Out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there is appropriated to make grants under this section—
Not later than October 1, 2010, the Secretary, in consultation with the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel established by section 101(f) of this Act, shall submit a recommendation to the Committee on Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate regarding whether the grant program established under this section should be continued after fiscal year 2011.
Source(Pub. L. 106–170, title II, § 203,Dec. 17, 1999, 113 Stat. 1894.)
References in Text
Section 101(f) of this Act, referred to in subsec. (f), is section 101(f) of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, Pub. L. 106–170, which is set out as a note under section 1320b–19 of this title.
Section was enacted as part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, and not as part of the Social Security Act which comprises this chapter.
Change of Name
Committee on Commerce of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives, and jurisdiction over matters relating to securities and exchanges and insurance generally transferred to Committee on Financial Services of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Jan. 3, 2001.
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