42 U.S. Code § 3797cc–2 - Grants for programs for drug-endangered children

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(a) In general
The Attorney General shall make grants to States, territories, and Indian tribes (as defined in section 3797d of this title) for the purpose of carrying out programs to provide comprehensive services to aid children who are living in a home in which methamphetamine or other controlled substances are unlawfully manufactured, distributed, dispensed, or used.
(b) Certain requirements
The Attorney General shall ensure that the services carried out with grants under subsection (a) include the following:
(1) Coordination among law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, child protective services, social services, health care services, and any other services determined to be appropriate by the Attorney General to provide assistance regarding the problems of children described in subsection (a).
(2) Transition of children from toxic or drug-endangering environments to appropriate residential environments.
(c) Authorization of appropriations
For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $20,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2008 and 2009. Amounts appropriated under the preceding sentence shall remain available until expended.


(Pub. L. 109–177, title VII, § 755,Mar. 9, 2006, 120 Stat. 275; Pub. L. 110–161, div. B, title II, § 220(b),Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 1916; Pub. L. 110–345, § 2,Oct. 7, 2008, 122 Stat. 3938.)

Section was enacted as part of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005, and also as part of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, and not as part of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 which comprises this chapter.

2008—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–345substituted “fiscal years 2008 and 2009” for “fiscal years 2006 and 2007”.
2007—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–161inserted “, territories, and Indian tribes (as defined in section 3797d of this title)” after “make grants to States”.


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