42 U.S. Code § 290bb–22 - Priority substance abuse prevention needs of regional and national significance
The Secretary shall address priority substance abuse prevention needs of regional and national significance (as determined under subsection (b) of this section) through the provision of or through assistance for—
(1) knowledge development and application projects for prevention and the conduct or support of evaluations of such projects;
The Secretary may carry out the activities described in this section directly or through grants or cooperative agreements with States, political subdivisions of States, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, or other public or nonprofit private entities.
(b) Priority substance abuse prevention needs
(1) In general
Priority substance abuse prevention needs of regional and national significance shall be determined by the Secretary in consultation with the States and other interested groups. The Secretary shall meet with the States and interested groups on an annual basis to discuss program priorities.
(2) Special consideration
In developing program priorities under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give special consideration to—
(1) In general
Recipients of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements under this section shall comply with information and application requirements determined appropriate by the Secretary.
(2) Duration of award
With respect to a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement awarded under this section, the period during which payments under such award are made to the recipient may not exceed 5 years.
(3) Matching funds
The Secretary may, for projects carried out under subsection (a) of this section, require that entities that apply for grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements under that project provide non-Federal matching funds, as determined appropriate by the Secretary, to ensure the institutional commitment of the entity to the projects funded under the grant, contract, or cooperative agreement. Such non-Federal matching funds may be provided directly or through donations from public or private entities and may be in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, or services.
(4) Maintenance of effort
With respect to activities for which a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement is awarded under this section, the Secretary may require that recipients for specific projects under subsection (a) of this section agree to maintain expenditures of non-Federal amounts for such activities at a level that is not less than the level of such expenditures maintained by the entity for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the entity receives such a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement.
The Secretary shall evaluate each project carried out under subsection (a)(1) of this section and shall disseminate the findings with respect to each such evaluation to appropriate public and private entities.
(e) Information and education
The Secretary shall establish comprehensive information and education programs to disseminate the findings of the knowledge development and application, training and technical assistance programs, and targeted capacity response programs under this section to the general public and to health professionals. The Secretary shall make every effort to provide linkages between the findings of supported projects and State agencies responsible for carrying out substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.
Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title V, § 516, formerly § 509, as added Pub. L. 99–570, title IV, § 4005(a),Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207–112; renumbered § 516 and amended Pub. L. 102–321, title I, § 113(f),July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 345; Pub. L. 106–310, div. B, title XXXIII, § 3302(a),Oct. 17, 2000, 114 Stat. 1209.)
Section was formerly classified to section 290aa–7 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 102–321.
A prior section 516 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section 290cc–1 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–321, title I, § 123(c),July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 363.
2000—Pub. L. 106–310amended section catchline and text generally, substituting provisions relating to priority substance abuse prevention needs of regional and national significance for provisions relating to community programs.
1992—Pub. L. 102–321, § 113(f)(4), amended section generally, substituting provisions relating to community programs for provisions relating to alcohol and drug abuse information clearinghouse.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment