The Secretary, acting though the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall award competitive grants to States and political subdivisions of States for the development and implementation of State and community-based intervention programs to promote good nutrition and physical activity in children and adolescents.
42 U.S. Code § 280h. Grants to promote childhood nutrition and physical activity
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(a) In general
(b) EligibilityTo be eligible to receive agrant under this section a State or political subdivision of a State shall prepare and submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require, including a plan that describes—
the manner in which the applicant shall coordinate with appropriate State and local authorities, such as State and local school departments, State departments of health, chronic disease directors, State directors of programs under section 1786 of this title, 5-a-day coordinators, governors councils for physical activity and good nutrition, and State and local parks and recreation departments; and
(c) Use of fundsA State or political subdivision of a State shall use amount received under a grant under this section to—
develop, implement, and evaluate programs that promote good eating habits and physical activity including opportunities for children with cognitive and physical disabilities.
(d) Technical assistanceThe Secretary may set-aside an amount not to exceed 10 percent of the amount appropriated for a fiscal year under subsection (h) to permit the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to—
disseminate information about effective strategies and interventions in preventing and treating obesity through the promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.
(e) Limitation on administrative costs
(h) Authorization of appropriations