42 U.S. Code § 4577 - Grants and contracts for demonstration of new and more effective drug and alcohol abuse prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs
Projects and programs for which grants and contracts are made under this section shall (1) be responsive to special requirements of handicapped individuals in receiving such services; (2) whenever possible, be community based, seek (in the case of prevention and treatment services) to insure care of good quality in general community care facilities and under health insurance plans, and be integrated with, and provide for the active participation of, a wide range of public and nongovernmental agencies, organizations, institutions, and individuals; (3) where a substantial number of the individuals in the population served by the project or program are of limited English-speaking ability, utilize the services of outreach workers fluent in the language spoken by a predominant number of such individuals and develop a plan and make arrangements responsive to the needs of such population for providing services to the extent practicable in the language and cultural context most appropriate to such individuals, and identify an individual employed by the project or program, or who is available to the project or program on a full-time basis, who is fluent both in that language and English and whose responsibilities shall include providing guidance to the individuals of limited English speaking ability and to appropriate staff members with respect to cultural sensitivities and bridging linguistic and cultural differences; and (4) where appropriate utilize existing community resources (including community mental health centers).
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A prior section 311 of Pub. L. 91–616, title III, Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1851, amended former section 2688j–2 of this title, which was repealed by Pub. L. 93–282, § 302, and is incorporated in this section.
Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in Pub. L. 88–164, title II, § 247, formerly § 246, as added Pub. L. 90–574, title III, § 301, Oct. 15, 1968, 82 Stat. 1009; renumbered § 247, Pub. L. 91–211, title III, § 304, Mar. 13, 1970, 84 Stat. 59; amended Pub. L. 91–616, title III, § 311, Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1851; Pub. L. 93–45, title II, § 204(b), June 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 94, which was classified to section 2688j–2 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 93–282, § 302.
1983—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–414, § 9(d)(1), amended directory language of Pub. L. 97–35, § 963(b)(4), to correct a typographical error, and did not involve any change in text. See 1981 Amendment note below.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 97–414, § 9(d)(2), substituted a comma for the period at end.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 98–24 inserted parenthetical reference to Native Hawaiians and Native American Pacific Islanders.
1981—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–35, § 963(b), as amended by Pub. L. 97–414, § 9(d)(1), restructured and revised provisions and in par. (1) inserted provisions respecting program emphasis, struck out pars. (3) and (5), relating to services for underserved populations and programs and services for law enforcement personnel, etc., respectively, and redesignated former par. (4) as (3).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97–35, § 963(c), revised and restructured provisions and, among changes, in pars. (2), (3), and (4) made changes in phraseology, added pars. (5) and (7), and redesignated former par. (5) as (6).
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–180, § 11(a), added par. (1), redesignated as pars. (2) to (5) former pars. (1) to (4), and substituted in par. (2) “support projects of a demonstrable value in developing” for “conduct demonstration and evaluation projects, including projects designed to develop” and in par. (3) “the elderly, women, the handicapped, families of alcoholics, and victims of alcohol-related domestic violence” for “female alcoholics, and individuals in geographic areas where such services are not otherwise adequately available”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–180, § 11(b), added cl. (1), redesignated as cls. (2) to (4) former cls. (1) to (3), and in cl. (2) inserted “(in the case of prevention and treatment services)” after “seek”.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 96–180, § 11(c), required Secretary to encourage submission of applications, incorporated existing provisions in cls. (A) and (C), and inserted cl. (B).
1977—Subsec. (c)(2)(B)(i). Pub. L. 95–83 substituted “its” for “his”.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–371, § 6(a), inserted provisions which authorized development of effective coordination of all alcoholism treatment resources available, emphasis in treatment projects of those of the population currently underserved, and, training of personnel to enable them to meet certification requirements of public and private accreditation.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–371, § 6(b), added cl. (2). Former cl. (2) redesignated (3).
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 94–573 inserted provision that requirements for submission of applications to the Council for review and approval not apply to a grant application for a project or program for any period of 12 consecutive months for which period payments under such grant will be less than $250,000, if a grant application for a project or program and for a period of time which includes such 12 month period has been submitted to, and approved by, the Secretary.
Pub. L. 94–371, § 12(a), inserted provision that each grant application be submitted by the Secretary to the Council for review and could not be approved by the Secretary unless recommended for approval by the Council.
Subsec. (c)(4), (5). Pub. L. 94–371, § 6(c), added pars. (4) and (5).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 94–371, § 4(c)(1), struck out subsec. (d) which related to authorization of appropriations for fiscal year ending June 30, 1975 and fiscal year ending June 30, 1976. Provisions are now covered by section 4578 of this title.
Pub. L. 93–641, § 6, Jan. 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2275, set out as a note under section 217a of this title, provided that an advisory committee established pursuant to the Public Health Service Act shall terminate at such time as may be specifically prescribed by an Act of Congress enacted after Jan. 4, 1975.
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